Environ Intensive Revival Masque Review

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Hello Beauties!

Today I will be reviewing another holy grail skincare product, Environ’s Intensive Revival Masque. What I love about Environ is the minimal, but highly concentrated and effective ingredients used in their products to achieve maximum results.This is my second tub of this masque, which goes to show how much I love this product! I’m very picky when it comes to skincare as I expect to see results either within the first use or a couple of uses. This product did not disappoint me at all! I was recommended by my aesthetician to try this product because my skin is really dry, uneven, dull and I needed help to lighten some red marks on my face. My skin type is dry/sensitive breakout prone and in the winter time it is extremely dry. This product really helped to not only add moisture to my skin and help reduce redness and my smile lines, but also was very effective in instantly brightening, tightening, and gradually fading the red marks on my face. This product is best used during autumn/winter when the skin is very dry.

This masque has been described as a “facelift in a bottle,” because of its ability to reduce lines and wrinkles, lighten pigmentation marks, tighten and smooth the skin, giving a youthful radiant appearance. It uses three main acids to achieve these results, which include Asiatic Acid, Lactic Acid, and Mandelic Acid. As I’m very breakout prone, I’m always hesitant to try new products out, but now I know to trust Environ skincare. It never breaks me out, but rather helps to significantly reduce any redness and inflammation! After the first use, my complexion was instantly brighter and more even, adding a nice youthful glow. My pores looked smaller and my face felt tighter. Because of all the acids in this product, there is a sunburn alert and you should always wear a broad spectrum sunscreen. I would recommend the Jane Iredale Purepressed Base, which is a sunscreen, foundation, and concealer all in one. A tip is to use this mask right before makeup application if you have trouble with powder foundation creasing and accentuating smile lines, as I experienced none of this after application!

Description: The Environ® Intensive Revival Masque has a unique combination of revolutionary ingredients
Asiatic, Mandelic and Lactic Acid that make the skin appear more luminous, smoother and
revitalised.

Key Ingredients:
• Asiatic Acid
• Lactic Acid
• Mandelic Acid

Benefits:
• Research over many years has shown that Asiatic Acid promotes the synthesis of growth
factors that are important in the regenerative processes of the skin.
• Lactic Acid is a powerful promoter of the natural hydrating factors of the skin.
• Mandelic Acid works in synergy with Lactic and Asiatic Acid in creating a smoother, younger
and more refined skin appearance.

Ingredients:

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Aqua (Water), Pentylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lactic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, PEG-40 Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Mandelic Acid, Asiatic Acid, Ceteareth-20, Disodium EDTA.

Directions: 

I cleanse my face with the Environ Interactive Cleansing Gel, and then exfoliate with the Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub so that the mask can penetrate deeper into the skin. Apply a thin layer of the mask all over face, neck and décolleté. I was recommended to leave the mask on between 20-30 minutes, however if you really need the moisture to come back into the skin, you can leave it on for longer, but I find that 30 minutes is long enough. After the time is up, I like to rinse with tepid water with a cotton pad. Do not use any chemical exfoliating toners or products that contain any active acid ingredients as the acids in the mask will already be exfoliating dead skin cells overnight. All you need to do is follow up with a gentle and soothing moisturiser. I like to use the Dr Spiller Collagen Creme, which is fantastic at locking in moisture. I use this mask about 1-2 times a week. When you first start using this product, because it is so strong, you should start off with using it once a week, and then slowly build to 2-3 times a week.

Results:

Results for me were instant. I noticed my skin was smoother, brighter and more even. My skin felt tighter and more plump. The smile lines I had were becoming less apparent with each use. Your skin does peel a little overnight if you have any dry patches or scabs. This mask is great at healing any wounds at a faster pace. This is especially good for large pores around the nose! Obviously the fading of the red marks will take a little time, but I saw a significant reduction within the fourth use. On nights I don’t use this mask, I do use the Environ Alpha Toner Forte, which has Glycolic Acid, so that is also helping to lighten up the red marks.

Smell:

It definitely has a strong, potent scent because of all the acids, although it isn’t unbearable.

Texture/Feel: 

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The texture is very light, watery, creamy and easy to spread all over the face. It’s whitish in colour, although goes clear on face. Once it starts to slightly dry (although still stays creamy) on the face, you can feel your skin tightening, but it isn’t so tight that you can’t move it. It’s not uncomfortable, however if you have any open wounds, it will sting for a little but will go away very shortly.

My Skin Type and Who is this for?

My skin type is dry to very dry (in the winter especially), sensitive and breakout prone. It’s very uneven, dull, and fair in complexion. This mask is suitable for uneven skin texture and sun damaged skin.

Shelf Life:

24 months unopened 10 – 12 weeks period after opening.

Packaging: 50ml (1.7 fl oz) jar with special spatula.

Price: AUD $120

Rating: 5/5

Recommend? 100% Yes! Although it is expensive, it will last you a while, and you will see instant results. This would most definitely benefit women with more mature skin or very dry, uneven skin.

Where to Buy: Due to the strength and specificity of each Environ product, you will have to purchase this at an Environ Stockist. To search for one near you, click here.

love,

beautywithinandout

xx

 

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Dermalogica Colloidal Masque Base Review

Hello Beauties!

Today I will be reviewing another Dermalogica product, the Colloidal Masque Base. I purchased this product during the cold winter months in hopes that it would help hydrate my skin. I was a little disappointed because it didn’t make such a difference to my skin that I would repurchase it again in the future. I think because of the texture, in that it is a gel, it would suit more oilier skin types during the summer months. It definitely calms redness, cools the skin, and feels very smooth and lightweight. However, it did make my skin feel somewhat tight and flakey in some areas. I’ve applied it in the morning and left it on all day, and also at night and slept in it. However I think it is recommended to apply for about 15 minutes, wash it off, and apply your moisturizer, which I think is the best way to use this mask. I think that because my skin is so dry, it loves more rich, creamy and thick moisturisers, not gels, however I do have to keep in mind that this is a mask. I did also notice that this would clog my pores a little if I wore it too often, so that is why I am also disappointed with this product. Although most of the ingredients are really natural and good, there are some other ingredients that I am not happy with using on my skin. This mask comes in a professional size tube, which lasts for so long, which is a bonus considering it is a very expensive product.

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Description:

“The Colloidal Masque Base is a clear, phytonutrient-rich masque that deeply moisturises dehydrated skin. Botanical humectants attract moisture and bind it to the skin, leaving it hydrated and supple. Incredibly soothes & comforts skin, leaving your skin feeling clean, fresh, supple & healthy. Highly recommended for dehydrated skin. Dermalogica products contain no artificial fragrance and colour.”

Details:

-This gel form mask contains high content of moisture
-Keeps skin wet & gives a cooling effect
-Anti-oxidation & fight against external aggressors
-Incredibly soothes & comforts skin
-Leaves your skin feeling clean, fresh, supple & healthy
-Ideal for dehydrated skin & eye zone
-After applying repairing essence, spread the mask on face & wait for 10 minutes. Then rinse off with water.

How to use:

-After cleansing and/or applying a suitable serum, spread masque evenly over the face.
-Leave on for 15 – 20 minutes.
-Rinse off cleanly with warm water.
-May be used around the eyes and lips.
-For intensive hydration, this masque maybe be used together with the Dermalogica Oatmeal Masque. In this case, first apply the Colloidal Masque Base, place a gauze over the face, then spread the prepared Colloidal Oatmeal Masque over the gauze. Steam the face for about 15 minutes (or leave on if a steamer is not available) and wash off cleanly.

Ingredients:

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My Skin Type:

Dry/really dry, sensitive, and breakout prone.

Feel: Since this is a gel texture, it feels very comfortable and cooling on the skin. It feels very lightweight, non tacky and absorbs right into the skin. If you have really red, irritated skin, this would feel instantly soothing on your skin. However, if you have really dry skin, this unfortunately doesn’t provide enough moisture and can feel a little tight.

Smell: There is absolutely no fragrance.

Longevity: This tube is still quite full, and has lasted me now for about 4 months plus, although I don’t use this very often. You only need the smallest amount as it is easily spreadable.

Texture: This is a watery, gel like consistency. I feel like this would be the perfect texture for more oilier/normal skin types during the warmer months as it feels very lightweight.

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Price: around $120, but you can find cheaper options on ebay or various other sites.

Recommend? Personally, I don’t feel like this product is worth the price. I feel like this is a very expensive product that you could find cheaper options out there that do the same or a better job. It didn’t work for my severely dry skin and would sometimes break me out, so I wouldn’t recommend this product. However, if you don’t mind spending a little more money on a gel like face mask for the summer months that instantly cools and soothes your normal/oily skin that isn’t break out prone, then this would be perfect for you.

Rating: 3/5

love,

beautywithinandout

xx

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