I find myself really blessed to have friends who care! I thought I was just whining away online about my chronic yet sudden acute dry skin, I didn’t mean to bother anybody. But guess what? I’ve been receiving care packages from friends 1 by 1!
Just this morning, dearest Lynn made her delivery boy 😛 send me something to salvage my skin problems.
First thing first, what happens when you’re on the road for 3 weeks straight? Goodness, you need a thorough cleansing! I’ve always had a jar of algae purifying mask stored in the fridge, which I use regularly for no less than 2-4 times a week, provided I’m not holed up in another hotel.
So I was given this sampler mask today, Mattifying Oil-Control Deep Pore Mask with OxygEnergy by Aviance.
How Does Aviance Mattifying Oil-Control Deep Pore Mask Work?
According to the catalogue:
“This delightfully refreshing, cleansing mask helps intensively remove impurities to reveal a clarified, shine-free and radiant complexion. It has been formulated with purifying natural clay together with exclusive OxygEnergy which helps re-mineralize and revitalize the skin during use. It leaves the skin naturally clarified, matte and absolutely revitalized.”
Well, this might have been my mistake as I didn’t expect today to be a sunny day so the product was left my in car at its sunniest hours. I’m not sure if that affected it. Nonetheless the product is of a very thick texture, definitely not easy to spread. But that also makes the fact that a very thin layer would suffice.
Doesn’t that remind you of wasabi?
As you can see, the products are beautifully packaged, another range of products that’s well thought out.
Although it appears to be the colour of “cool mud green”, upon application it is transparent entirely. And with a thin layer applied, it would soon begin to harden and tighten. Within minutes it would be so tight that breathing through the mouth isn’t a comfortable option, I am so down with the flu. When I got up and looked at myself in the mirror I was literally SHOCKED. Cause at that moment with the mask on, I had such a porcelain face, glossy and air brushed, the mannequin look. I kinda wish I could wear this look all day, I could give up talking and just nod if I had to. The tightening sensation was not bizarre to me as this type of mask is fairly common at salons. I would even park this on the range of salon quality!
I set the timer to 20 minutes and I rinsed it off with water. When mixed with water, it emulsifies. I went back and checked myself in the mirror again, my face was RADIANT. I kid you not, albeit it was a bit dry on the skin surface. So I guess in that regards, it somewhat achieved the claim of “mattifying”. But by goodness! The radiance!
My friend, Lynn who owns this product says what’s most significant for her is the shrinkage of her pores, and if the wicked pimples suddenly bestow upon her flawless face, this would be the mask to her rescue. The mask would dry up the blemishes whilst reducing the redness too.
The price is definitely on a higher end but given that it is a jar of 40g of merry goodness and each time you only need a thin layer, I would say it’s pretty worth the deal. The most important thing is after you purchase it, you must use it regularly, especially useful when you come back from work and this mask with it’s specially trademarked technology OxygEnergy, it just helps your skin to breathe a little.
A Little Background on AVIANCE
I truly, truly love this brand. So far the products I’ve purchased have never disappointed moi. I am so head over heels for their Resilient Complex Ultimate Smoothing Double Caviar Eye Cream. I’ll save this review for another day. Anyway, have you heard of Unilever? If not, you should have, because it’s ALL AROUND YOU! Cause Unilever has been the motherfluffing boss of your everyday needs! Brands like Rexona, Dove, Sunsilk, Breeze the detergent, to Lady’s Choice, Lipton, it’s all under the epic umbrella of Unilever. That is why I have the absolute faith in their luxury line, Aviance. Think of Unilever as the giant corporation that specializes in our every day needs with years of experience since the dawn of time. Unilever no doubt has all the resources, research and development centres and infinite amount of data ever needed to create wonderful products, and brilliant marketing. So there you have it, if we’ve been exposed to their everyday products by Unilever, it just gives me more reasons to be excited with Aviance. The Resilient Complex Ultimate Smoothing Double Caviar Eye Cream was what turned my skepticism (like come on, you’re expensive, you know?) to a user that would stand by the brand.
– Too much diarrhea, TL:DR. This mask gives radiance finish, calms your redness and your blemishes, only it can be too dry on the skin surface, so follow-up moisturizing regime is necessary.
That is all.