A little tube of goodness for your pores!

I first got to know about the brand Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories (DCL) when I was watching one of Caroline Hirons skincare videos in which she talked about one of their newly released Vitamin C serum (which was the C Scape High Potency Night Booster 30) and gave a rave review on how it really tackled her pigmentation problems. At that time however, this brand was not only very difficult to purchase from Singapore, it was also quite expensive. One fine day while I was just browsing Cult Beauty Online to check out some of the new products which they’ve just brought in, I saw that DCL was one of those brands. I grabbed the chance to purchase the C Scape serum immediately (you know how much I love my Vitamin C serums!) and Cult Beauty actually gave me a full-sized version of the DCL’s Detoxifying Clay Mask as part of their promotions!

Ingredients

Aqua, Pentylene Glycol, Kaolin, Bentonite, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Polysorbate 20, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides (C10-18 Triglycerides), Sorbitan Stearate, Colloidal Sulfur, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Charcoal Powder, Tocopherol, Phytic Acid, Lens Esculenta Seed Extract, Epilobium Fleischeri Extract, Glycerin, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita Oil, Xanthan Gum, Limonene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA

How does the DCL Detoxifying Clay Mask fare?

DCL’s Detoxifying Clay Mask is a detoxifying deep cleaning volcanic mask that intensely treats breakouts, loosens blackheads and puts over-abundant oil in check with natural clays, while comforting the irritation that can often arise in blemish-prone skin with advanced soothing ingredients. It helps to gently yet thoroughly exfoliates to unclog pores and refine texture, leaving your skin smooth, soft and radiant. TLDR; it’s a clarifying clay mask.

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I know I look slightly crazed in this photo but I just wanna show you guys how creamy the texture of this mask is!

I usually use it once a week during my Sunday facials or about 3 times a week during the period when I’m experiencing hormonal acne. True to its claims, it helps to soothe blemishes and gently brings clogged pores to a head without ever drying out my skin. When I rinse off the mask after 15 minutes, I can see that my face is much brighter, clearer and blemishes look calmer. Unlike some clay masks that I’ve tried before, I love the fact that I do not need to rush to slap a moisturiser on (cause my face feels so dry that it’s cracking) after using this mask.  I can also use it as a spot treatment and it would literally shrink the red throbbing pimple overnight to a small flat reddish-brown dot. It’s pretty amazing that way!

I really really like this mask. However, I find myself hesitant to heartily recommend everybody to rush out to purchase this mask because it’s so expensive. Honestly, when I received this product from Cult Beauty, I thought that they had given me a sample size. I remember feeling pretty indignant because I recalled that they were supposed to be giving me a full-sized product. When I went online to check how much product the full-sized version should contain, I was surprised to find out that it was really 50 ml! This finding made me pause a bit because most masks that I’ve tried before contains at least 75ml to 100ml of product. Therefore although I really like this mask, I do not think that a repurchase is in order simply because I do not think that it’s value-for-money. Nonetheless, it’s a fantastic product and you can try it if you have deep pockets and do not mind shelling top dollar for skincare.

Where can you find it?

You can purchase it from Cult Beauty, Space NK or their official website.

It retails at £45.00 (50ml sized) or US$50 (50ml sized).

Thank you for reading!

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