Wednesday, March 20, 2013

What Are Your Favorite Deep Cleansing Masks?

I've been quite wary of most deep cleansing/detox masks in the winter as my skin gets terribly dry, but I started breaking out quite a bit along my chin recently, so I got around to trying a couple of them and absolutely love them both - The Origins Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask and Wei Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask.

Deep Cleansing Masks - Wei Golden Root Puryfying Mask and Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask

Wei Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask ($42, Press Sample)This one is more of a purifying mask that leaves skin smooth, clean and bright. The masks come packaged in eight small disposable containers, containing 8ml each. I get about two uses from each of them, so I seal it up tightly and store to prevent the mask from drying out. The brush that comes along is fantastic - I just scoop some with the brush, apply a thick layer and leave it on until it dries. There's a slight tingle that calms down after a couple of minutes and the mask washes off clean. It is a mud mask after all, so my skin feels a tad dry, surprisingly less drier than I expected it to. Following up with a good hydrating serum/moisturizer is recommended. Pricey, but a great, detox mask for all skin types that brightens & refreshes!

Wei Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask

Wei Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask Review

Origins Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask ($23)If you want something a little more stronger, something that cleans pore-deep and gets rid of every last bit of gunk, the Origins Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask is perfect. I was't planning on trying this until summer, but my skin was going through a bad phase with a lot of breakouts and my pores were more clogged than ever, so I picked this up recently. It is a tad drying, but nothing a good moisturizer can't fix. That aside, it is fabulous - my skin feels super clean and pores look slightly smaller. Every time I apply a serum after I cleanse this off, I can feel a slight tingle! I use this once a week or once in ten days and sometimes only on targeted/problematic areas.

Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask Review

Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask Ingredients

Have you tried any of these face masks? What are your favorite deep cleansing/detox masks?

Disclosure: Wei Beauty Mask provided by PR; Origins bought by me. 


  1. I have these two..the Wei one I bought and the Origins one I got as a points perk from Sephora..not used either so far! :P :P :D

  2. That photo with the brush and the mask on looks like chocolate..yummmmmmmmmmmm :D

    1. Ohhh try both soon and tell me how you like it :D :D Chocolate...god I'm hungry now and I have nothing good to munch on :| Speaking of chocolate, have you tried that cupcake mask from LUSH Rads? I'm curious, but it says for Oily skin...

    2. I tried it and didn't particularly like it..okay, correction..didn't like it at all..made my skin look dull and dehydrated sorts though it didn't actually feel that way! To be fair, though, they do say it's meant for teenage oily skin and I definitely don't fall into that age group :D :D

      Hey were you the one who told me about tawa pulao? I have been making it every other week now - so easy peasy and quite tasty too!

    3. Oh I don't have teenage skin either :| Tawa Pulao, yes :D you like it too yay...its super easy, no? I made it yesterday :D

    4. Aaaaah so it was you!!! Finally I found out who told me..Thank you!! :D :D

    5. hehe no problem! :D Not my original recipe anyways :D