Masking Monday: Derma v10 Clay Masks

Like almost every person, I love a good face mask. I also love an efficient, yet affordable face mask. So voila – take a look at these Derma v10 Clay Masks.

They have a striking resemblance to other reputable face masks, except they’re a fraction of the price! I received the Detoxifying Mask*, Purifying Mask* and the Brightening Mask* and couldn’t wait to try them out.

All three are very similar in texture and they all contain one main ingredient – Kaolin Clay – but each one serves a different purpose for your skin. Each mask retails at £1.99 and you can get them online at Fragrance Direct, or in some Home Bargains stores. With 10 applications per tub, it works out at just 19p per application!

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I suffer with an oily t-zone, so finding a face mask that will help eliminate this is a priority for me. The Purifying Mask from the Derma v10 range is great for oily skin due to the charcoal in it, which helps soak up excess oil. When I first used this mask, I found that it didn’t dry down completely which was a little disappointing. However, the second time I used it, I applied a thinner layer which seemed to help. Although the mask didn’t make my skin feel completely free of impurities, it did make my skin feel smooth.

The Purifying Mask and the Brightening Mask are great for multi-masking. I personally apply the purifying mask to my forehead and chin areas, as the added eucalyptus helps to purify and soothe the skin, and the honey helps to moisturise. I apply the brightening mask to my nose and cheek areas as this is where I tend to get dull looking skin the most. The walnut shell in the brightening mask gently exfoliates the skin, getting rid of any dead skin cells, which effectively leaves you with a brighter, smoother looking complexion.

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Like the detoxifying mask, I did find that these masks did not dry down fully after the recommended 15-minute dry time. But again, a thinner layer and a little patience solved this.

When removing face masks, especially clay ones, I like to dampen my face first and rub the face mask into my skin before properly wiping it away. By doing this, I feel as though the ingredients really get to work on my skin, especially those with exfoliating agents in them (such as the walnut shell).

Overall, these aren’t the greatest face masks I’ve ever used, but you get what you pay for, and I do believe that these are worth the small price tag if you’re looking for a more affordable face mask.

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