The Cooling, Tightening, Lifting Mask I’m Obsessed With

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LAURYN

Keeping with the theme of travel & skincare, I thought I’d share a mask that I’m absolutely obsessed with right now. This is one I used throughout my whole trip & I really feel it’s a star product that I need to recommend.

This mask is just a random mask that was sent to The Skinny Confidential office & I happened to try it out one day after Dorit Kemsley from Real Housewives recommended it on her vacation. & I FELL IN LOVE. I keep going back to it, & I keep thinking about why, so I wanted to spell it out for you guys.

First off, it’s the perfect traveling mask, especially for warmer climates. It’s cooling, tightening, & makes your skin unbelievably delicious & buttery. It’s also good for every single skin type: oily, dry, sensitive, combination, & normal. To be real, Michael even tried it on his skin & he was very much into it.

After trying the mask, I discovered that it was really shrinking my pores & helping with dullness & uneven tone & texture. But, the main thing you can expect with this mask is the shrinkage of pores.

& then, after I tried the mask a 4th time, I wanted to dive in to find out everything I could about it. Ole Henriksen is a Scandinavian man/brand & this mask was inspired by the plunge pools of Scandinavia.

“Inspired by the “cold plunge” part of a Scandinavian sauna cycle, this cooling clay mask detoxifies, controls oil, and reduces the look of pores. The innovative formula harnesses the power of alpine willow herb and snow lotus—antioxidant-rich botanicals that have adapted to thrive in extreme cold—to soothe, mattify, and refine pores. Add cool water, and the turquoise clay mask thaws into a luxurious lather that sweeps away excess oil and impurities. With AHA and BHA, the mask unveils dramatically improved skin texture. Balance is restored as Green Fusion Complex™ and neem seed oil help replenish the skin and you see a refreshed, refined and purified Ole Glow®.” ( via )

It’s also part of Sephora’s Clean Beauty section which is always a win. This mask is formulated without all the nasty shit like: Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban.

I applied it with an old Beauty Blender ( it was damp of course ) then I washed it off with Elemis Cleansing Balm. I left it on for an obscene amount of time which is ridiculous. Like sometimes for hours, but you can leave it on for about 20 mins & see results. It’s great to use before you put on makeup because it’s going to tighten your skin & give you this really pretty, primed canvas. Anyway as of now this is on the top of my beauty products list. And one that I’ll continue to travel with & use at home.

This is currently at the front of my skin fridge. It’s the perfect place because it keeps it extra cool. I wasn’t going to do a blog post on this because it’s something I talked about on Instagram Stories a lot. After using it a bunch though, I decided it needs its own dedicated post because now I like it SO SO SO MUCH.

If you want to up this mask’s efficiency, get a fan. No I’m not joking. Like a cute paper fan to fan yourself with. I was walking around my hotel room, in a robe, just fanning myself.

That’s all folks. Enjoy this mask & your tight, delicious, pore-free skin.

love, lauryn

+ scope out last year’s South of France vlog.

++ read all about why I got a skin fridge.

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