Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Beat the Grease with Dermalogica Skin Refining Masque

Lately, my face is getting oilier skin than normal due to the fluctuating weather of hot and cold and air-conditioned office environments adds to the havoc. My skin is in overdrive trying to compensate for the weather and in the process making a greaseball in the mid afternoon.

So here a product I enlist to try and rebalance the skin in this crazy weather.

Dermalogica Skin Refinining masque
A skin-clarifying masque with oil-absorbing kaolin and Bentonite clays plus zinc oxide to remove impurities and refine the skin’s surface, helping to reduce oily-skin breakouts.
Soothing botanical extracts of mallow, arnica and cucumber help soothe the skin while purifying nasturtium, lemon and ivy help revive dull skin. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.

This clay mask dries up on my skin in 15 minutes and does an amazing job of drawing out oil and keep my skin looking less shiny thanks to clay and titanium dioxide combination.

Unlike other clay mask I’ve tried, the sebum controlling effect last about 2-3 days before the grease starts coming back into my skin so I’d recommend using this mask 2 times a week if you have extremely oily skin or once a week if you only have minor sebum issues you want to control. I currently use it weekly and apply another moisturising mask at the end of the week.

Dry skin types may want to skip this masque and try a more hydrating variety instead (try Dermalogica skin hydrating masque or intensive moisture masque).

As for skin refining properties, I haven’t really noticed much to be honest and prefer to use the Alpha-H smoothing and perfecting mask to refine my skin texture instead (the glycolic acid seems to agree with my skin more).

If you want to look less of an oil slick, then this will be the right facial mask for you.
75ml RRP A$59 at salons, selected David Jones stores and online at AdoreBeauty or the Facial Company.

Do you use facial masks? How often would you apply a mask?

This featured product was provided for consideration.


  1. Oh, this one sounds great. I just dont know if I can justify the price. Hopefully I will spot it on a great sale sometime.

  2. Polly - try online, there are quite a few sites that have it discounted from RRP. I like the facial company or if you don't mind waiting for the shipping, there is the overseas site that do offer more competitive pricing


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