There is absolutely no ‘need’ attached to these Erborian Masking Tools but all of the want instead! In particular, the spatula-like tool for applying your mask in a smooth and even finish. I’m testing out a lot of masks at the moment, and cleansers, so I’ll take anything to spice it up!
So, the spatula like tool is a flexible, silicone tip that easily picks up even the most gel-like mask consistencies allowing you to apply evenly – and more importantly (to me), not overload in some areas and not in others. A thin layer of most masks does just fine – you never need to slather it on thickly; that’s purely a ploy to get you to finish up your product more quickly and buy more. There’s also something rather soothing about coating your face using this. You might baulk at the price (£16) for what is essentially a spatula, but I’ve looked at the baking alternatives which would be an easy comparison to make and much cheaper, and they’re so much thicker, bigger and less flexible than this. In any case, I can quite see a dizzy moment where I end up with red velvet cake mix all over my face.
In terms of the Cleansing Brush (£18), you can use this to work off a mask with water, or to act as a manual alternative to cleansing devices. The bristles are grey because they contain purifying charcoal powder that apparently adds to the cleanse (can’t say I noticed particularly) but the brush definitely makes you feel like you’re giving your skin more of an effective cleanse than if you just used your hands. I’m sure I took longer over my cleansing because I used the brush than I would normally, so that has to lead to better efficiency, I would have thought. Anyway, I did like this, whether it’s psychological or not, and it made me feel as though I’d done a more rewarding cleanse.
If you love your cleanse and your masking, I think these little tools do bring something extra to the beauty routine. You can find them HERE.
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