I received this product from Althea, thank you for sending this over! I actually wanted to try a new exfoliation mask for some time but never got around to doing it, but Althea seems to have read my mind HAHA. Read on for my review!
Give your skin a big gulp of hydration with the refreshing peeling powers of Althea’s Milk Peel Cream Mask! Containing both AHA and BHA extracts, this gentle but effective exfoliator transforms from a clay to a whipped cream lather, whisking away dead skin cells to prevent flakiness. It’s also formulated with casein protein from milk to revitalize and moisturize the skin. The result is radiantly smooth, healthy skin that’s bouncy to the touch!
Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 12.50 (Althea)
Water (Aqua), Kaolin, Glycerin, Disiloxane, Bentonite, Propanediol, Myristic Acid, Methyl Perfluoroisobutyl Ether, Stearicacid, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Potassium Hydroxide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Palmitic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Milk Proteinextract, Disodium Edta, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract, Gluconolactone, Glycolic Acid, Titaniumdioxide (Ci 77891), Fragrance (Parfum), Coumarin*, Hexyl Cinnamal*, Citronellol*
Kaolin: Detoxifies and pulls out impurities from the pores
AHA & BHA: Gently exfoliate away dead skin cells for a smooth complexion
Milk protein extract: Moisturizes and strengthens the skin
Packaging: What I love most about this packaging is that it comes with a hygienic pump, so I can pump out an appropriate amount of product as required without creating a mess.
Texture: I was quite amazed by the fact that this clay mask actually foams into lather even though it comes out in a clay-like texture. I’ve never seen a product like this before, and honestly it makes it even easier to apply on the face. After all, clay can be a little hard to apply because it can be rather thick and less viscous. The lather feels very comfortable on my skin, and doesn’t feel at all like my skin is getting clogged up, which is something I’ve experienced before (slightly) with some clay masks.
Effectiveness: It certainly does this job well as an exfoliation mask. After following recommended directions and rinsing the mask off after about 1 minute, I can immediately feel the difference it made on my skin. It definitely became softer & cleaner, and only a slight bit tight.
If you feel that your skin has become taut after using an exfoliating product, it is not always a good thing as it could mean that your skin is dry, hence the tight feeling. A slightly tight feeling could mean that your pores are cleaned without being forcibly opened – large pores mean you can get more junk clogged there in future!
I honestly think this is such a steal at just SGD12.50 for an innovative and effective peeling mask. It’s great for most skin types, and also good to use even if you have sensitive skin.
However, be careful not to overuse this mask! As with all exfoliating products, you shouldn’t be using this everyday, or even the gentlest products can really strip your skin of all moisture. I recommend using it once a week, but if your skin is really very sensitive, you can consider using this every fortnight.
Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮✮