Rescue Remedy: Chantecaille Detox Clay Mask

” The perfect recovery from the night before, to have you up and about and ready for more…”

I think it’s fair to say that we all need a ‘go-to’ product for when our skin is feeling the strain of us working hard, partying even harder or even just the sheer stress of wearing make-up for at least 60% of the week – probably more if you work in the fashion industry.

This extraordinary answer to tired skin comes in the form of Chantecaille’s Detox Clay Mask with Rosemary and Honey. The glowing reviews of this little product are making it a hit across the city – all the way from beauty counters through to modeling agencies in New York – and it is considered the latest craze to hit the US high-end skincare market. I must warn you, it doesn’t come cheap but when a product comes so highly recommended by people that have tried and tested it (on beauty forums worldwide) I sometimes like to throw a little caution to the wind. But the choice is, and always will be, yours.

It’s main consistency is, as you might have guessed, black clay, which apparently purifies and then replaces the minerals in your skin that are lost through the week from wearing make-up and especially from your post-work drinks on a Friday night. It has a significantly butter-like texture, which glides across the skin really easily and the added bonus of having honey on the ingredient list means that you can leave it on for longer without drying out your skin like other facemasks tend to do. What’s more, it also leaves you smelling amazing.
I can totally sympathize with that fact that it’s black putting a lot of people off. I mean, let’s face it, it’s not the most inviting color in the world and a lot of people’s towels and linen happen to be white, giving the added anxiety of turning everything grey. But with a high enough temperature, the company is happy to certify that any stains on your washcloth can be removed.

The only other thing I feel I must warn you is that you might experience a small breakout in the days following your first use of the mask. This is purely because the minerals in the clay make your pores smaller and consequently remove all of the dirt, giving a higher chance of temporary breakouts. But if it’s all in the name of clearer skin in the long run, it is probably a risk worth taking. Maybe just try it out for the first time when you have a few days free (i.e no red carpet events to attend!).

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