A good face mask can work wonders on your skin, and the Clarins Super Restorative Replenishing Comfort Mask is a great quick beauty flash mask. It’s part of the Super Restorative range, which is an anti-aging range, but the mask is suitable for all skin types and especially for those with dry, or dehydrated skin from the winter weather, stress, or from illness. I like masks that work quickly and that are easy to use (I’m not a fan of applying a mask, leaving for a few minutes and then having to add water and massage!) as well as being versatile, and this one fits the bill.
Rating and verdict
This is such an easy mask to use as it glides onto the skin and works within minutes. It helps to firm and tighten the skin, and gives a huge hydration boost and immediately makes the skin surface feel and look smoother. It contains Mango Oil and Shea Butter which I love. What I like about the mask is that is works straight away and is pleasant to use, and smells nice and fresh. You really can apply it and relax.
I prefer to use it as an overnight mask, and although the instructions say to apply a thick layer, the product is concentrated, so I would stick to a thin layer at first and see if you need to apply more later on. Using too much just wastes the product and can be too stimulating for the skin as well. I would advise using it once a week for dry or dehydrated skin, or once every two weeks during the winter for other skin types.
The best way to use it is to cleanse, use a hydrating lotion, apply whatever serums you use (I use a Vitamin C one), and then apply the mask (less than a 10 pence amount) instead of a using a moisturizer for the night. Extend down to the décolleté area, but use a separate eye cream as the product is too heavy for the eye area.
Alternatively, you can apply in the bath after cleansing and allow the mask to absorb into the skin. There is no need to rinse it off, just follow with a hydrating lotion or tonic, any serums you use and a moisturizer.
If you don’t have a separate cream for the décolleté area, you could use a fine layer of the mask as a firming cream a few times a week, and you’ll notice and feel a difference. It’s a delicate area and many people don’t think about the neck area until the later years, so it’s a good habit to get into.
The mask costs £56 for 75 ml so it’s an investment buy, although there are usually discovery sets available with smaller sizes. I usually buy directly from Clarins when they have a double sample offer on, and stock on the Super Restorative range as the products are so concentrated, you don’t need to use much at all.