Saturday, November 8, 2008

Product Review: Liz Earle Brightening Treatment Mask

I found this one odd. The texture is somewhere between clay and gel, it's lumpy and as it dries (which takes forever) it absorbs into the skin and leaves a whitish cast. One reason I stopped using my formerly beloved clay masks was because of the tight stripped feeling afterward and the main reason I like this and gave it a fairly favorable rating is because it contains emollients that soften skin. I definitely noticed it even out skin tone, minimize pores and minimize current zits, however not quite enough to make it a re-purchase. Overall, a good perker upper though.

Ingredient Analysis...
water, obvious
aloe juice, moisturizing
montmorillonite, absorbent
witch hazel water, a gentler way of having witch hazel's absorbing qualities
peg20 stearate, cleansing, mixes oil water and dirt to make it rinsable
silt, useless, filler product
sweet almond oil, emollient
panthenol, moisturizing
cetearyl ethyhexanoate, lubrication, spreadability
cetearyl alcohol, emollient, emulsifier, thickener
camphor oil, soothing
fragrance, obvious
citronellol, fragrance
hexylcinnamal, fragrance
hydroxyisohexyl 3 cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, fragrance
butylphenyl methylpropional, fragrance
linalool, fragrance
lactic acid, at this low a concentration, just an emollient
potassium sorbate, preservative
phenoxyethanol, preservative
methylparaben, preservative
butylparaben, preservative
ethylparaben, preservative
propylparaben, preservative
isobutylparaben, preservative
sodium methylparaben, preservative
sodium propylparaben, preservative

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