I’m back on my face mask kick. I was busy using up what I had already owned, and the process made me feel like “masking” at night was an essential part of my night time skincare routine. While it’s hard to keep up with a strict schedule with so many different face masks, I think my skin really benefited from all the extra attention. Since using up a few products, I was eager to venture out again in addition to re-purchasing key items. I came across the Aveda Intensive Hydrating Masque and the Deep Cleansing Herbal Clay Masque, and I feel very strongly for Aveda products now.
The Intensive Hydrating Masque “gives soothing relief to skin suffering from excessive dryness, stress and exposure to the elements.” Aveda’s “intensely-hydrating, oil-free masque contains potent, plant-derived humectants.” In addition, it “cools and rehydrates with a surge of moisturizing aloe, kelp and lavender, [and] calms [skin] with rosewater.” The Deep Cleansing Herbal Clay Masque is a mask for all skin types. The “cool, aromatic masque absorbs excess oils and draws impurities from skin with our unique blend of clay. It leaves your skin clarified, conditioned and refined.” Personally, I like to use these masks together. I’ll apply the Deep Cleansing Herbal Clay Masque to my t-zone, which consists of my forehead, nose, and chin; and, then I’ll apply the Intensive Hydrating Masque to just my cheek areas.
I don’t like my cheeks feeling dry, but more importantly, I like to give my skin what it really wants. Since I need a mask that deep-cleanses, moisturizes and tones my t-zone, I stick to a product that will deliver that. While the mask is working, I give my cheeks something that will soothe, cool, and calm the skin’s surface. In both cases, I feel that I can knock out two tasks in one sitting with two different products. My skin’s moisture levels increase, the products both leave my skin soft, smooth, and healthy-looking.
Overall, I really enjoy these masks and find them to be very effective. I don’t use these masks sparingly. I slap on the clay mask thick and I gloop on the hydrating mask pretty thick as well. I like to leave them both on for a good 30 mins or so before jumping in the shower. On nights where my skin is really feeling sensitive, inflamed, or just dry in general, I apply the mask all over my face. It’s done wonder for days after the pool when my skin has been feeling overheated. For the fair price, I think you get exactly what you pay for. They’re easy to travel with, use, and share with others. The masks do their jobs well — even though the effects are temporary and minimal. I wouldn’t expect drastic miracles with the products, but when my skin needs a good clay mask and hydrating mask, the two products are great.
In general, I’m interested in my Aveda products. I’ve purchased the Shampure Shampoo and I really like it so far. The ranges featured at Aveda can get pricey, but I feel that they have a cult-following for a reason. The products speak for themselves, and since I’m picky with skin products, I’d say it’s a good thing if I’m already really into the masks. The reviews are good and they seem to carry a variety of products for different needs and concerns. I recommend the Intensive Hydrating Masque and Deep Cleansing Herbal Clay Masque!
Deep Cleansing Herbal Clay Masque
Item contains 4.4 oz
Retails for $24.00 USD.
Intensive Hydrating Masque
Item contains 5 fl oz.
Retails for $24.00 USD.