I received a sample of Clinique’s Pep-Start Double Bubble Purifying Mask a few weeks ago at Sephora. (That’s a mouthful, hey?) This is a gel mask that purifies and cleanses the skin. The word bubble instantly caught my eye, and I knew I had to try it.
This mask is packaged in a vibrant green tube. It is lightweight and portable. The Clinique logo is stamped across the front.
I love this mask. It starts as a gel and begins to foam once applied to the face. My skin appeared brighter and clearer after use.
How to use it
Shake well and apply to clean, makeup-free skin. Leave it on for 2 minutes until it fully bubbles. It transforms from a gel to a white foam. Rinse with warm water.
I use this mask 1-2 times per week to supplement my skin care routine. It refreshes and cleanses my skin.
Clinique Pep-Start Double Bubble Purifying Mask retails for $34 at Sephora.
Charcoal is an active ingredient in many beauty products. Active charcoal is medicinally used to remove toxic substances from the body, so it is no surprise that it is also an effective beauty ingredient! I use it in a face mask, but here are other uses:
1. Charcoal Mask
A charcoal mask works by drawing impurities from your pores. It is a good idea to open your pores with a warm cloth before applying a mask. If you do not wish to buy a charcoal mask, it is easy to make one!
Mix equal parts of the ingredients below until it forms an inky paste. Apply to the face and let dry. Rinse with warm water.
- Activated charcoal powder
- Aloe vera gel
2. Teeth Whitening
Charcoal is micro-porus. This means it will trap plaque and whiten. The charcoal whitens while removing impurities. After applying toothpaste to your toothbrush, dab it in charcoal powder and brush as normal.
3. Create a DIY body scrub
Charcoal powder’s slightly grainy texture makes it a great exfoliator. Mix it into the sugar and liquid you plan to use for the scrub,