Reviewed by Jane Warwick
When did I last use a facemask? I think 3 years ago with one of my daughters and before that 10 years ago. Having the opportunity to review this immediately took years off me as I remember using them in my youth. I received two pouches of the clay masks, both 50g, inside a vinyl green zipped bag with the trademark JEUNVIE in white on the front of the bag above the transparent front which has in white the words pure natural skin care. On the silver foil pouch at the front “pure natural” is written three times so you will not forget it. The company trademark is also written above the name of the product “Anti Blemish Clay Mask” (with organic argan oil and co enzymeQ10).
What do Argan oil and co enzyme Q10 provide? The organic argan oil comes from the argan tree which is a low bushy tree that grows in the arid and semi arid regions of Algeria, Morocco, and Southern Israel. The oil is extracted from the almond within the fruit. It takes about 2.6kg of almonds to make a litre of oil that is a clear colour with a light fragrance. It is rich in essential fatty acids, and has moisturising, antioxidant and anti aging properties. Argan oil because of its high linoleic acid content increases the skins’ elasticity and tightens the pores but does not block them. This oil is also rich in Vitamin E which helps to reduce scarring, redness and even inflammation. Looking at various websites argan oil is recommended for older skin due the linoleic acid and vitamin E as it helps to firm the skin thus has anti aging properties.
Co enzyme Q10 is something we naturally have inside us and is present in many types of food such as tuna, salmon, and sardines. It acts as an antioxidant which protects cells from damage. I am not sure if having this co enzyme applied to the skin actually does anything. However what person can resist trying a product that states for brighter blemish free skin. I read the directions which are only written in English on the front of the pouch and these were very easy to follow – “Smooth on to the face and neck avoiding the eyes. Leave for 5 – 10 minutes and then rinse off with warm water and a muslin cloth. Use 2 or 3 times a week or daily if desired”.
Before using it, I read (also on the front of the pouch), the health advice and ingredient list which included a number of other oils such as sweet almond oil, and sunflower oil. I was delighted to read that it is sulphur free, made in the UK and not tested on animals.
All I now needed to do was try it. I cleaned my face and opened the pouch and was greeted with a slightly scented smell which reminded me of a good moisturising lotion. Using my fingers, I spread the clay (well it is grey in colour), over my face and neck and left it for 10 minutes. It started drying on my face and I looked very ghoulish so suitable for Halloween too!! I rinsed it off as the instructions said with warm water and a cotton cloth. My face still looked the same but what did I expect! Using it once is insufficient except it did make my skin softer and I did previously have a tiny patch of dry skin on my face which was no longer there after removing the mask. I will certainly use it again and I very much liked the fact that the pouch is resealable so I will be able to use it a few more times- possible another 4 or 5 times so when you divide that number into the cost of the pouch, it is not too expensive.
I certainly will recommend it to friends and family – young and old adults.
This product can be purchased from Jeunvie here.