I am a hoarder of masks, that is well known! Some of the newest additions to my embarrassingly large collection are the Madara Detox and Peel Masks. The lovely Sarah from Bio Beauty sent me this lovely duo to try and I have been putting it to the test for the past few months. Madara is familiar to me and I already love their City CC cream so I was excited to delve deeper into this intriguing, Latvian brand.
I like to use the two masks together and I start off with the Detox first. I am already a huge fan of mud and clay masks but this one is so convenient in a tube that I have been a little bit lazy with all of my powder masks and I seem to be just reaching for this one. I love that Madara have a full ingredient glossary on their website and you can read about each and every ingredient by clicking on the links from the product page. Genius. Some of the really cool types of mud and clay are Sapropel Mud, which is dug up from a forest lake in Latvia as well as Montmorillonite, Kaolin Clay and Diatomaceous Earth.
I like to be quite generous with my application and I leave it on for about 5 – 7 minutes without allowing it to dry fully. My rule with mud and clay masks is always to take it off before it starts to pull on the skin. What I really love about this mask is that it is effective but gentle. It visibly clarifies my skin and makes it feel squeaky clean without being drying. I think it does a great job of cleaning out my pores and purifying the skin, creating a great base for what is to follow (ie. the Peel mask!).
The Peel mask is not as scary as it sounds and it doesn’t make your skin literally feel so don’t worry. It is the perfect partner to the Detox mask because it takes all of the dead skin away, unclogs pores and exfoliates at the same time. Fruit acids, lactic acid, vitamin C all blend together to provide, what I find at least, a gentle resurfacing effect. I have another type of “peel” mask that is a little more active but the Madara Peel mask doesn’t leave me with any redness. I really believe that you don’t need to have a major reaction on the skin to know that a product is working.
Both the Peel and Detox masks result in a noticeable difference in my skin which is why I think they are great products to try especially if you suffer from oily or combination skin that is dull and needs a bit of a pick-me-up. The Bio Beauty website offer a test size which is a really affordable way to try them both. Thank you again to Sarah for the opportunity to try these. I am so intrigued by some of the ingredients used by Madara and their ties to their surrounding environment. I can definitely see more Madara in my future!
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