This is one of the best masks i discovered that actually works Period. I really mean it. I have been in love with the P50 lotion from the Biologique Recherche but this is one of the best thing after the lotion. I found this mask while searching for something for my hormonal acne and combination skin. I didn't see a huge difference in my skin when i had the hormonal acne but once my acne cleared up, this worked wonders. The look and feel of my skin really felt better after using this mask.
The only thing that bothers me about this mask is the smell, generally i am not sensitive to smells or in other words i don't even bother about the smell if something suits my skin, but this mask is an exceptionally stinky mask. Yes, it is not something that u get used to, not in this case, every time i apply this mask on my face, i have to mentally prepare myself to get started. Believe me, i do so only after thinking about the after effects of this mask.
Biologique Recherche claims this mask to be brightening, toning and refreshing for the skin. And i fully support them with their claim. It has worked wonders for my dull combination skin, making it glowy and flawless. I have also seen improvement in the size of pores on my cheeks and blackheads on my nose have really reduced.
I always use this mask during evenings, my routine when i use this mask is
1. Double cleansing with oil, followed with a non foaming cleanser(if i wore makeup during day, Otherwise single cleanse with non foaming cleanser)
2. Acid toning, p50 lotion or First Aid Beauty Radiance pads. This step can be avoided too.
3. Thick layer of Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant, avoiding the eye area.
4. I usually keep it for 20-25 minutes and then rinse it with warm water while massaging my face.
5. Use my Biologique Recherche Cream Dermopurifiante, which i will be reviewing in few days.