Nothing provides immediate rejuvenation quite like a good clay face mask and it’s become apparent to me that it’s something I need to insert into my routine more often. I enjoy masking, but after a full cleansing routine I’m itching to get the rest of my products on so my skin can feel comfortable again. After I do mask, and see the wondrous results, it feels like a revelation – this is what my skin has been needing! It not only helps to clear dead skin and congestion, but it brings life to my skin and helps to re-balance oil production. In the middle of this Summer I made a resolve to mask more often and I was quite elated when KYPRIS asked if I would like to try out their Deep Forest Clay* detoxifying mask and exfoliant. This is one of a few masks that’s been on my testing table and I’m excited to share how I’ve been enjoying it.
KYPRIS BEAUTY Deep Forest Clay
What it is: A detoxifying face mask and exfoliant made from purifying clay, medicinal botanicals (the Forest portion of the mask), chemically exfoliating acids, and sea salt for healing and further exfoliation. A true combination of earth, forest, and sea to dissolve skin’s deepest congestions.
What it’s made from: Water/Aqua, Montmorillonite, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Algae, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ceramide NP, Sea Salt, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Squalane, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Asiaticoside, Vigna Aconitifolia Seed Extract, Maltodextrin, Phytosterols, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lecithin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Abies Sibirica Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Silica
Experience / Results
I tend to prefer powder over pre-mixed masks, but I have to admit that the non-mess and no mixing factor is a nice change. It also gives you a little leeway in time because you don’t have to rush to apply, unlike with powder masks that tend to dry fast in the mixing bowl.
This mask is quite fragrant with the medicinal herbal ingredients (I gather a lot of frankincense from it) and the scent lingers heavily on my skin long after application, so because of this I recommend to use the mask as directed on the packaging by masking first and then cleansing. That way, it helps in removing the lingering scent if that’s something you don’t desire. But if you love woodsy, frankincense herbal-ness – you might enjoy masking second!
With the texture and scent aspects in mind I feel this mask isn’t only for the sensory aspects – it’s intense and it’s a real results-driven mask as it’s packed with exfoliating properties (montmorillonite clay, aspen bark extract, sea salt), nourishing and repairing ingredients (squalane, ceramides, shea butter), asiaticoside (a saponin that dissolves congestion and induces collagen production) – to name a few among other ingredients. After a nice mask session my face feels instantly smoother, rejuvenated, toned, and my pores look tight and reduced in appearance. I like to rinse this mask off slowly while massaging to allow the sea salt granules polish my skin further. Speaking of another sensory aspect, I enjoy how super cooling this mask feels while it’s on. The cooling sensation helps to mitigate redness that might appear after masking, in my experience.
This mask has been my go-to lately for when I desire a deep sensory experience along with intense rejuvenation. It’s been a great mask to combat congestion along with effects of pollution + sticky humidity towards the late part of the Summer here in the South and it’s a lovely option for those who want a luxurious, but effectively intense clay mask.
Have you tried this mask or any other KYPRIS product? I’d love to know!