A really talked about product on the blogosphere in the last few months was the Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque. Being me, I just had to pick it up to try for myself whether it lived up to all that hype!
Claims on website:
A clay-based masque to deeply cleanse and refresh most skin types, particularly sensitive or dry. A gentle yet thorough deep-cleansing treatment that extracts impurities clogging the pores, to smooth and refresh the skin.
Water (Aqua), Kaolin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Bentonite, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Seed Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Linalool.
The texture is much thinner and more watery than the average clay mask. What I do is apply a thin layer all over my face after cleansing and leave it on for 15 minutes. The mask slowly hardens and dries in funny patches, as I show in the picture above where a big hole appears after the mask dried.
After washing this off, my skin feels a little tight but I also find that it looks clearer. I have been using this about once a week or whenever my skin feels congested for the past few months and I must say that it has worked a treat. Because I have very dry skin, I usually try not to use clay-based masks too often but this mask doesn’t make my skin feel dry or cause any dry patches. I find that whenever I get extra spots, a mask session with this tends to keep them well controlled, and surprisingly shrink them by the next morning.
Personally, I love this. It looks like a small tube in its toothpaste-like packaging, which I actually think is quite cute, but it has lasted me a very long time. At S$51 for a 60ml tube, I think this is well worth it and I will repurchase again and I highly recommend it.