So.. if you thought the Olympic diving pool was looking a bit green, let me introduce you to the bareMinerals Dirty Detox Mask! This launches in September, and while Rio struggles to get rid of the swampy look, bareMinerals is all about it – positively encouraging it. The mask contains a mix of French Green Clay, Moroccan Rhassoul Clay, Brazilian Green Clay (erm.. BM have you been anywhere near that pool?), Spanish Coastal Clay and Japanese White Charcoal.
The inclusion of papaya enzyme means you get a light enzymatic exfoliation at the same time. I’ve tried the bareMinerals Dirty Detox Mask (this morning, in fact), and I think if you have oily and blemish prone skin, then it’s spot on for purifying and balancing. I don’t have that skin type but still wanted to test-run it – it left my skin beautifully soft and almost squeaky clean so I can certainly attest to the fact that it is an oil slurper.. what little I had is so, so gone! I love the brush – my sensible head says you don’t need a brush to apply a mask, so this would have to fall into the unneccessary extra category, but my goodness.. it is good at winkling product into the sides of noses and help you avoid getting mask in your hair. The mask will be £32 and the brush £14 (including a black wash cloth).
At the same time, bareMinerals is releasing Mix.Exfoliate.Smooth exfoliating grains that you tip into the centre of the new Double Cleansing Brush before adding a swoosh of cleanser. This means you can cleanse and exfoliate in one go. The grains contain Chardonnay seeds, sweet orange peel, black rice, mineral salts and rose and while exfoliating powders and grains are nothing new, I like the touch of adding it into the brush and your favourite cleanser over that – you’re all set for a very decent and effective cleanse. The cleansing grains are £23 and the Double Cleansing Brush is £16, although you may well have a cleansing brush that will do – I’m sure the ‘well’ isn’t an absolute essential, but more the mixing.
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