Face masks are fantastic. Not only are they good for your skin, but they are also for your soul: is that moment that you can unwind, relax, treat yourself.
And this Caudalie Glycolic Peel Mask does more than pampering, it exfoliates!
Glycolic acid has a great capacity of penetrating the skin, being used as a chemical peeling agent for a very long time in the cosmetic industry. It has been an on-off companion of mine for quite sometime as it helps with acneic skins – especially marks.
I used it in many types of products – solutions, medical peels and formulas, cleansers, face washes, home peels – but this is the first mask I try.
The Caudalie Glycolic Peel mask consistency is creamy, nice and thick; it smells deliciously flowery and delicate.
It glides on the skin, spreading well; you don’t really need an awful lot of it.
This is not a dry mask, so it won’t crack on the face; it remains as a cream. During the treatment, my skin felt very comfortable, without tingling. After 10 minutes I removed with lukewarm water; it was easy to take off.
My skin felt good; no tightness, redness or tingling. I usually apply at night, so skin wakes up glowing and make up looks fab the on! During the day, I’ve been using Caudalie’s new Polyphenol C15 moisturiser, which is also fabulous and will be reviewed soon.
After using it for a couple weeks, I noticed a very slight peeling from drier areas, which I consider normal with exfoliating products. There has been no redness or discomfort.
Skin remains in good condition – certainly glowier! Texture seems improved too.
I am sold. I’ve reduced to using it once a week as my skin is quite sensitive – and I also apply their Moisturising Mask a couple times a week.
Caudalie is a French brand, created in the mid-90s by Mathilde Thomas in Bordeaux; products were born in the family vineyards (yum!).
I also find important how commited with the environment Caudalie is. This product contains no parabens, phenoxyethanol, mineral oils, paraffin, synthetic artificial colorings, sodium laureth sulfate, phthalates and animal-derived raw materials.
This product is of vegetal origin and 87.7% natural. They are against animal testing. They have a lovely page about their ingredients which makes me love the brand even more.