Goodness gracious I do love a good clay mask, particularly when my skin is feeling particularly congested and blemish-prone (like it is right about now) as I find that a good purifying clay mask formula will really help to get to the root of the problem and leave skin feeling totally clean, refreshed and free from any nasties.
The latest addition to my clay mask collection is the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Purifying Mask, a recent drugstore find that I picked up on something of a whim after spying the new Cocoa Butter skincare range in Superdrug. Now I’m used to slathering ma body in cocoa butter *mmmm chocolatey* but it’s not a brand that I’ve ever really thought about using on my face.
First off, let’s deal with the scent as I know that there are some of you out there who aren’t overjoyed by the smell of the original cocoa butter body lotion. While this mask does have a subtle cocoa butter scent, it is by no means overpowering or overly noticeable once the mask is on your face. Moving onto the formula, the product looks and feels a lot like the Origins Out of Trouble Mask and I have to admit the results were fairly similar as well.
Post-use, my face felt really refreshed, my skin felt super clean – without being tight or dry – and my face felt much smoother and softer as well. In terms of busting those blemishes, I didn’t notice a huge difference to my existing blemishes – perhaps a slight reduction in redness but nothing to really write home about – although the mask does a ruddy great job of helping to prevent any future pimples from emerging.
Now if you’ll ‘scuse me, I’m off to get my head-to-toe coca butter slather on.