[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I’ve really been looking forward to trying these products from Erborian – I can’t remember coming across red pepper in skin care before and, particularly in the case of the mask, it is satisfyingly red in colour although I do spot iron oxide on the ingredient list so it’s had a tone boost of its own.
The theory is that it energises the skin, leaving it brighter and revived, and with the addition of vitamin C and E, antioxidants, liquorice root and enzymes. gives a smoother, glowier finish. You apply the paste textured mask for ten minutes or so and then rinse off with a cloth. Do NOT do this in your lovely white dressing gown!
There are some nice ingredients in this to ensure that it doesn’t dry your skin – squalane and niacinamide notably near the top of the list. It’s more of a gentle brightener than anything – something to use when you need a pep up that’s not at SOS level.
I think the real star of this pair is the Red Pepper Pulp Gel Cream. I love this type of cooling sorbet texture that feels instantly lovely on the skin. It’s not by any means a natural ingredient product but it’s extremely skin softening, especially used after the mask (or any exfoliating mask).
Erborian fuses French and Korean skin care ideals – the paste texture of the mask is a good example of the cross-over as that is popular Korean format. The gel cream booster is contains silicones so you might find that it interacts with other products you’re using but trying it on my bare skin straight after the mask has given me the softest complexion, – flexible, comfortable and plump and that feels like a win on this rainy day. Over time, because I have not long-term tested, the niacinamide is high enough up the INCI that it should make inroads into pigmentation if that’s a concern.
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