Product Review: Caudalie Instant Detox Mask

This past Christmas I received a gift set of several different Caudalie facial masks from my sister. It was an incredibly generous gift considering the price of Caudalie products, however I was reluctant to experiment with any of the masks because my skin is so finicky in terms of new products.

I decided to give one of the masks in the set a try several weeks ago, and I am thoroughly impressed with the performance of this product. The mask I experimented with is the Caudalie Instant Detox Mask, and it retails at Sephora for $45.00.

As the title insinuates, this mask is intended to detoxify the skin of any sort of impurities or dead skin. According to its description on the Sephora website it is free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates and furthermore does not contain any animal ingredients. It is not tested on animals and it is free of mineral oils, phenoxyethanol, sodium laureth sulfate and is non-comedogenic meaning it will not clog pores.

The consistency of the product is slightly runnier than I anticipated, however its consistency allows for a minimal amount to be used. It is pinkish in colour and the instructions explain a thin layer is required for each use – the mask dries in approximately ten minutes and rinses off easily.

I have not found this product to irritate my skin, and while I do not know if it is worth $45 dollars it does perform well. I have also been making use of the mask as a spot treatment on individual blemishes overnight, and I feel as though the product aids in reducing the size and redness of irritated pimples.

Overall I would recommend this particular mask to an individual with oily or blemish-pone skin, but a major con is the price. There are certainly more affordable option in terms of masks for blemish-prone skin available at most drugstores.



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