There's very few things in life that I love more than a DIY facial, so finally getting my mitts on the luxurious Deep Cleansing Mask from Oromovicza filled me with pre-pamper joy. The mask promises to draw out impurities from the skin; boosting radiance and contributing to a generally healthier looking complexion.
I use this much in the same way I use any other clay based mask. Simply apply to semi-damp skin, massage the product into the area slightly and then leave it to work it's magic for 20 minutes or so. Unlike a lot of masks in my collection, this dries out on the skin; although not uncomfortably so. You're left with none of that 'tight' feeling, although the fact that it does dry out gives me some encouragement that it's really working. Having combination skin means that I only use the mask on specific 'problem areas', namely my chin and my forehead. Whilst I have no aversion to using the mask all over my face, I just don't feel that other areas would benefit from it particularly. My chin has been especially troublesome lately, but applying a thin layer of this twice a week has begun to sort the problem out a little. Any blemishes that do rear their ugly head have been and gone in a matter of days when I use this - a definite improvement on before!
Although the price tag may be a little hefty it's definitely justified by the sheer quality of the ingredients included in the mask; including hungarian moor mud and white clay. The scent of this is very 'natural' but that doesn't bother me in the slightest. In fact I quite like it!
There's no denying that this mask is damn good stuff, but I don't think I'll be splurging on a second pot any time soon. Whilst I absolutely love the effect it has, my student budget simply wont be allowing a repurchase (for now at least!) There are a few other clay masks in my collection that I'm much more inclined to use on a regular basis and that do a very similar job for a fraction of the price - although they may not feel quite as luxury. If you too are on a bit of a budget, I'd recommend the Origins Clear Improvement Mask and the Sanctuary 5 Minute Detox Mask as more purse friendly alternatives!
Although this might not be a suitable investment for me right now (sob!) there are definitely a few other products from the brand that have caught my eye; namely the Thermal Cleansing Balm and the Rejuvinating Night Cream. Potential christmas list additions? Quite possibly.