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Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque + Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask || Week 2 || Day 5 

I’m a little late with this post, and for that I am terribly sorry!

Now let’s not waste any time and get right into Day 5 of The 7 Day Mask Challenge. I preach it regularly and I have throughout this challenge already, I LOVE Multi-Masking. Being able to use multiple masks in one session and benefit from the results of multiple active ingredients simultaneously is a great way to maximize on time, and usage. For Day 3 I chose to speak about my favourite combo and now we’ll talk a little more about my second go-to.

Deep pore cleansing is extremely important at keeping our pores minimized and sebum levels low, limiting the possibility of a breakout. And who likes breakouts?

However sometimes we may find that a deep pore cleansing mask may be slightly drying, but that doesn’t mean that all are. Regardless it certainly doesn’t hurt to re-hydrate and re-fresh the skin afterwards, which is why I use a combo of…

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

Here’s what the retailers have to say:

  • Formulated with Amazonian White Clay to gently draw out oil, dirt and toxins from clogged pores,
  • The addition of Oatmeal and Aloe Vera helps to soothe.

Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque

From the manafacturers:

  • Lightweight gel mask formulated with hand-picked Calendula Flower Petals and Aloe Vera bursts into a refreshing surge of cooling hydration,
  • Upon application, dry skin is instantly hydrated and smoothed,
  • Whith continued use skin is revitalized for a healthy looking complexion.

If you’ve been following along with some of my mask posts you should definitely know how much I LOVE my Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque. I’ve mentioned how great of an addition it is to any Multi-Masking combo and even on its own as a refreshing treatment. It literally softens, hydrates and smoothes the skin with an insanely addictive Sweet Lemon smell. 

Now despite my love for the above, let’s talk a little of the Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque now instead.

I said earlier that some deep pore cleansing masques dry-out the skin and that is one thing I do not find I experience when using the Kiehl’s mask. I love how clean and purified my skin looks post-usage, and how nicely the rest of my routine absorbs into my skin once I’ve washed it off. Despite it not being drying I would NOT suggest a deep pore cleansing mask like this one to someone who suffers from dry skin.

However if you are on the oiler side and prone to larger pores and/or blemishes, the Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque is certainly a sure-winner for your cause.

Unlike my week with Sheet Masks, as I begin to near the end of my week with Professional Masks I’ve noticed no negative changes in my skin but only positive ones. With Sheet Masks I had noticed a few random blemishes that had left me feeling uncomfortable and it was 100% a cause of overnourishment. So far these results reiterate Professional Masks being more appropriate for a normal-oily skin type…

… and I’m okay with that.

Tomorrow I’ll be back with another one of my favourite overnight masks, until then…

Stay Cleansed,


* the thoughts and opinions shared in this piece belong to the publisher and publisher alone, with no ties to third-party corporation.

The 7 Day Mask Challenge || Week One || Sheet Masks

Alright friends, the race is on.

My most recent blog Sheet Masks vs. Professional Masks || What’s the Difference Anyways?, talks about some of the similarities and differences between both types of masking. Personally I swing between both types throughout the week but as I was writing I thought to myself, what would 7 days straight of one type of masking (using a different mask every night) do for my skin?

… and so The 7 Day Mask Challenges was my decision to put myself, and skin, to the test to really dive into the different results produced by the two types of masks.

Week One is designated to the use of Sheet Masks and Week Two is dedicated to the use of my Professional Masks.

After each mask use I’ll post a blog about the mask, my thoughts and the results; with photos to document as well.

Week One’s Schedule:

  • 04/29/17: SNP Charcoal Mineral Black Ampuple Mask,
  • 04/30/17: Etude House Hyaluronic Acid Mask,
  • 05/01/17: Innisfree Rice Mask,
  • 05/02/17: Dewy Tree Deep Detox Black Mask,
  • 05/03/17: Innisfree Manuka Honey Mask,
  • 05/04/17: Etude House Pearl Mask,
  • 05/05/17: Innisfree Pomegranate Mask.

I’ll be starting the challenge this evening and I’m both excited and nervous as my skin is in top-notch condition, and the results of this challenge can only go one of two ways.

So, here’s to broadening our horizons…

pG. =D

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