Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Review: Guinot Pur Equlibre Pure Balance Treatment Mask

For those who like me, have oily combination skin, having a good skin balancing and matifying moisturiser makes a real difference in keeping the shine at bay. Whilst I’ve still on the hunt for the holy grail day moisturiser, I think I’ve found a great treatment mask that greatly aids in the keeping my face from looking like an oil-slick by lunchtime each day.

Guinot Pur Equilibre Pure Balance Treatment Mask 
  • Claims of 56% reduction in sebum after 2 uses by regulating the production of sebum as absorbing excess oil whilst deeply purifying skin and control the amount micro-organisms growing on skin (microbial flora) 
  • Star ingredients include the Guinot's exclusive formula sebocidine which is a combination of amino acids, zinc oxide and chlorhexidine digliconate which acts on sebum directly and controls and restore skin balance. 
  • Other mention worthy ingridients are the finely milled pumice stone powder to give an exfoliating effect and matifying powders to absorb excess oil produced throughout the day. 
This is a white creamy gritty mask from the finely milled pumice stone. After application on the skin, I use circular motions to activiate the exfoliating action of the pumice stone for about 2 minutes before leaving on skin for another 10 minutes for its mask properties to take effect. I then wash it off with warm water.

  • The exfoliating properties meant dead skin cells and dry patches removed, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth without skin it being too dry or striped of moisture.
  • Shine free skin immediately and balanced looking skin throughout the day - I didn't measure it in percentage terms but it was a very noticeable difference
  • Reduced sebum production for the next 2 days – this is really amazing that I produce less oil on my face during the day after using this. 
  • Makeup stay on skin longer and looked fresher with less grease on my face without the use of a mattifying primer. 
  • To maintain the effects, I advise using this exfoliating mask twice or even 3 times a week, depending on how oily your skin is. 
Guinot has always delivered for me and this treatment mask is no exception – effective skincare with proven results.  If you have the budget, this is a must have mask to re-balance the skin.

RRP A$62 for 50ml at Guinot is available at Guinot salons nationwide or AdoreBeauty online.

Pure Balancing Mask ingredients listing

This sample was sent for consideration.


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  2. I also been using this mask for my skin but I dident like it so much. I hope you enjoy using.


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