It’s that time of the year again!!! Time for Holidays, Good cheer, fun-filled parties and ofcourse dry, flaky skin. Yes! Winter’s have finally made an entry. I absolutely love winters but I hate the skin problems I face this time of the year! Like most people my skin becomes extremely dry and dull. It’s therefore important for me to exfoliate and tone regularly. I was looking for a good face mask when I came across this new clay peeling mask by ISANA at ROSSMANN- Tonerde Peeling Maske with Algen-Extrakt.
The one thing that immediately struck me was it’s similarity with L’oreal- Peeling Maske Tonerde Absolue. The packaging of both these masks are so similar that it’s easy to confuse between the two. But there is a remarkable difference in price of both these products. On one hand the L’oreal mask costs €9.95 whereas Isana mask is priced at € 4.99 which is quite affordable for a 50ml jar.
AVAILABILITY: It is only available at ROSSMANN since ISANA is ROSSMANN’S in-house brand.
LOOK AND TEXTURE: The mask is green in colour with smooth, even consistency which makes application very easy. It spreads evenly and dries up to a pearly looking mask. It has dark exfoliating beads distributed throughout the mask which can be easily felt on the skin.
INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Kaolin, Alcohol Denat., C12-15 Alkyl Benzoates, Coco-Caprylates, Sorbitol, Cetearyl Glucosides, Moroccan Lava Clay, Prunus Armeniaca Seed Powder, Panthenol, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Tocopherol , Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Fluorophlogopite, Xanthan Gum, Mica, Cera Alba, Glycerin, Perfume, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerol, Tin Oxide, Pantolactone, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Citrate, CI 77288, CI 77499, CI 77,891th
METHOD OF APPLICATION: Apply generously on the face after cleansing avoiding the eye and mouth. Leave to dry for 10-15 min and then wash thoroughly with lukewarm water in circular motions. Apply 1-2 times a week.
EFFECT: This mask is meant for Normal and combination skin and I have both. I have Combination skin during summer and Normal skin during winters. Let me also tell you that my skin is extremely sensitive and I am quite wary of trying out new products. I therefore did a patch test to first test it on my skin. Once it passed the test I applied it on my face. At first I had a slight tingling sensation which eventually subsided. After washing, my first thought was how smooth my skin felt. I am truly amazed at how hydrated and supple my skin became after a single use. I have used it twice and I can already feel a difference in the texture of my skin.
MY OPINION: I think the mask is really good for just €4.99 as it can be applied pretty regularly. Clay masks are in general good for toning and this mask doesn’t disappoint. It gives a good exfoliation without adversely rubbing the skin. I would really suggest it to anyone interested in a decent peeling without spending too much.
MY RATING: 4.5/5
Hope you find this review helpful. Please write to me in comments if you have tried out this mask or had a different experience using it.