I pounced on the opportunity I had this weekend to experiment with the idea of the “Triple Threat Facial”, something I read about on Vivianna’s lovely blog at Vivianna Does Makeup. Credit goes to Caroline Hirons, a popular British beauty extraordinaire.
The idea behind this Triple Threat Facial – aptly named by Vivianna is the successive layering of three face masks:
Face Mask #1: Clarifying mask that draws out the grime and dirt from the pores.
Face Mask #2: Exfoliating mask that smooths away dead skin cells aka the radiance booster. This mask usually contains fruit acids such as glycolic or lactic acid.
Face Mask #3: Hydrating mask.
Here were my 3 masks/weapons (!) of choice:
Facial Mask #1: Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask – This deep cleansing clay mask draws out impurities from my pores. I slather on the mask and leave it on for 20 minutes before wiping off with a warm muslin cloth.
Ingredients: Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Kaolin, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Silt (Hungarian Mud), Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Olivate, Zinc Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Olivate, Mannitol, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Saccharomyces (Hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum (Fragrance), Yeast Extract, Phospholipids, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol.
Facial Mask #2: Omorovicza Copper Peel – This 2 step lactic acid peel leaves my skin smooth as a baby’s bottom and brighter. I gently massage the light blue paste over my skin to exfoliate followed by the clear gel. They both combine into a milky white mixture. I set the timer for 2 minutes and wipe it off with a warm cloth.
ACTIVATOR: Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Lactic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Saccharomyces (Hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Pectin.
PASTE: Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Stearyl Heptanoate, Squalane, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cetearyl Alcohol, Copper Gluconate, Camphor, Salvia Officinale (Sage) Oil, Tocopherol, Mannitol, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Citronellol, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium), Flower Oil, Linalool, Limonene, Geraniol, Yeast Extract.
Facial Mask #3: Active Manuka Honey – I first read about the use of manuka honey as a cleanser or facial mask from Victoria, the co founder of La Bella Figura. I apply a tablespoon over my face and resist the urge to lick. Seriously. It smells great and it soothes my skin. Manuka honey contains an extra dose of antibacterial properties measured by the UMF or Unique Manuka Factor. I’ll write more of this in a separate post.
Anyway, while I’m doing all this masking… I make sure I have a good book in hand and the hours fly by.
The end result – bright, smooth, happy hydrated skin.
Happy masking everyone!
P.S: A word of caution, if you haven’t tried the Omorovicza masks before on their own, please do so first. There will be tingling and sensitivity so try them out separately on their own before combining them. I have super sensitive skin and had no issues with either mask.