Monday Masking: THE French Acne Face Mask

Do you ever latch on to a hobby or new ‘thing’ and just allow yourself to be slightly consumed by it? Same I would NEVER allow that to happen, that’s crazy. HA kidding.

Caudalie Detox Mask flower runner


This one time I got super into essential oils. I wanted to know what each one did, how they were different, their molecular composition, etc. Do they absorb easily? Anti-bacterial? Which ones worked best together etc. The questions I had were endless.

Fortunately, I came across an amazing book called The French Beauty SolutionThis book cleared up any of the fog surrounding beauty products and mainly their ingredients. The author and co-founder of Caudalie, Mathilde Thomas, writes clearly of the uses of different ingredients and what you should look out for when purchasing products, etc.

Of course, when I discovered the author had a beauty brand I became extremely interested. One of the first products I purchased was the Caudalie Instant Detox Mask After having tried this mask I was hooked, but let me first explain why.


CAudile detox mask texture


How it works

You apply the mask to a clean dry face, leave for approx 10 mins (personally I wait until the mask is fully dry) wash off and finish with a serum and/or moisturizer. Simple.

Caudalie Detox Mask Wet

Initially, the mask is a light coral colour, the texture has a light-medium consistency and the scent is very faint.

The mask dries quickly so its imperative to act/apply fast. Once applied it turns light pink and the pores of sebum are noticeable as they drastically stand out from the freshly laid light pink foundation.

Caudalie Detox Mask Dry

It’s freaky to what degree you can see your pores, but it gives you some hope that the product is effective and working the way you expect it will. The mask is tight when dry but it washes off easily and leaves very minimal redness on my skin. My complexion is left feeling fresh and a little dry. A light cream helps the tightness dissipate and my face is left feeling UHHH-MAZE-ING !

The key ingredients in this mask are as follows:

Caudalie Detox Mask Ingredients

This mask is one of my faves. It works better than most masks and it’s quick, also it consists of primarily natural ingredients and 1% of Caudalie sales go towards planting trees, so apart from the price tag (retailing at $51 CDN), there’s very little to feel bad about.


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