Sunday, August 30, 2009

Making a Facial Mask Part 4

When first applied, this creamy mask is a dark reddish-brown. It is soft and easy to apply. It begins drying fairly quickly. It smells divine!

It also has a slight tingling effect, because of the DMAE in it. This lasts for a minute or two. The DMAE and the Moroccan Clay together, are the firming factor in the mask.

I used Moroccan Clay (also known as Rhassoul Clay) because one study results showed that a single use of a Rhassoul Clay mask statistically:

. Reduces dryness (79%)
. Reduces flakiness (41%)
. Improves skin clarity (68%)
. Improves skin elasticity / firmness (24%)
. Improves skin texture (106%)

DMAE is found in foods and can create an almost immediate appearance in the firming and tone of the skin. DMAE is an amazing nutrient that extends the life of cells, inhibits the cross linking of proteins, which gives the skin a tone and firm appearance. The firming results of DMAE usually last about 12 hours or so.

Pro-Vitamin B5 (dl-Panthenol) is a humectant effective at counteracting the dryness that occurs in aging skin and increases the moisture retention capacity of the skin which allows dry skin to stay supple and elastic longer. It is anti-inflammatory and stimulates skin regeneration. Niacinamide and Panthenol improve the condition of the skin's moisture barrier, a function considered by dermatologists as critical to healthy skin.

The mask dried to a pale pinkish-beige and rinsed off easily with water. I applied it to my entire face and left it on about 30 minutes before removing it with warm water and patting it dry. I did not apply any moisturizer afterward. The result?

I see a significant improvement in the tone and clarity of my skin. It looks and feels soft, smooth and  firm! That DMAE is awesome! I love Moroccan Clay, too! My skin is not red, so I see this as an excellent mask to apply before an evening out in which you would like to look your very best and show off your soft, glowing skin! 

This is the Facial Mask to reach for when you want to improve the tone, clarity, texture and firmness of your skin!  You will be able to find this wonderful Firming Facial Mask soon at

1 comment: