I believe in taking care of my skin in winters a lot more than summers for there is much room for its improvement then. Summers are spent in ensuring sun protection, managing oil and sweat and other such issues. During winters, however, I can focus on rejuvenation and hydration, which is great.
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will have realized that I am a stickler for perfection when it comes to products I use. I like and hope that when I try a product, it surpasses all my expectations, and more often than not, I’m not easy to please! So I was pleasantly surprised that from the moment I opened the jar of Frankincense & Rose Deep Cleansing Face Mask, I fell in love with it! And then, all through the day, the only thing I could think of was when I would open that heavenly bottle of face mask again to apply onto my face in the evening.
I cannot explain how good the product smells – like the blissful aroma of a jar full of roses. But you’re probably wondering, is it really effective on the skin as well? Read on to find out!
I have to admit before I continue though that I very rarely approve of face masks. Hence, I tend go for the ones which are less harsh and chemical-ridden, and more natural in composition. I don’t believe in treating my skin to strong, synthetic ingredients for short term goals. Therefore, since I have dry skin, I tend to use more nourishing face masks and only about once a week. Typically, I go in for a clay face mask to rejuvenate and condition it. Clay, with its firming and smoothing qualities, is perfect for dry and mature skin.
Coming back to the Frankincense & Rose Deep Cleansing Face Mask, this was my experience with it: after smoothing it onto my face and neck, I left it on for five to ten minutes. I then first rinsed it off with warm water and followed by splashing my face with cold water for closing pores. And when I looked in the mirror – wow! my skin looked so fresh and clean!
I realized that I can easily create a spa experience at home with a weekly beauty-boosting facial to restore the skin, followed by this amazing Frankincense & Rose Deep Cleansing Face Mask. Perfect for winter-worn complexion, this easy-to-use clay mask is made from pure essential oils. It is also naturally enriched with vitamins and minerals to draw out impurities as well as moisturise and tone the skin. Packed with loads of wonderful ingredients, it is not surprising how effective it is. For instance, it contains Palmarosa essential oil to promote healthy cell growth and repair damaged skin. Marula essential oil is also present, which has antioxidant properties and helps protect skin from environmental damage. Also in the mix are Dead Sea salts and Rose Geranium, all of which detoxify, soften and hydrate skin. So, it is not just frankincense and rose that work their magic – this mask uses many more natural ingredients to brighten the face. I really enjoyed using it!
So, here’s a quick summary of my take on this product:
- It is free from parabens and artificial fragrances.
- Smells wonderful.
- Constituted of numerous nourishing natural oils.
- Has a cleansing and tightening effect on the skin.
- Really good for oily skin and treating open pores.
- Can be drying for dry skin, so I limit the use to once a week
Cost: A 100ml pot costs just £7.94.
You can buy this online from www.aaskincare.co.uk
AA Skincare is a new natural skincare brand launched by Amphora Aromatics Ltd – one of the UK’s largest suppliers of essential oils and aromatherapy products.
Frankincense & Rose Deep Cleansing Face Mask came as a sample to me from Amphora Aromatics but all reviews within the post are genuinely my own.