OLEHENRIKSEN Firm Action Mask

Friday, November 23, 2012


As soon as I opened this, it smelt like my bentonite clay mask which is the third listed ingredient and it's the smell I can identify straight away - it's not a bad thing if your use to the scent as I am. This contains ingredients which I like to use by themselves, for me it's a multi ingredient mask of all my favourites. Aloe Leaf Juice, Bentonite and Witch Hazel.

This clay mask dries, quickly and it's very tight. Has to be one of the tightest masks. I've ever used to date. I dare try move a muscle in case it all cracks and falls off. They recommend you use this for 20 - 30 minutes and 2 - 3 times a week. Very frequent mask if you think about most times your recommended a mask a week


You can see within the circles where the mask has cracked and rippled from the firming action.

Ingredients Benefit:
Aloe leaf juice Moisturizes, calms and heals
Calendula Heals damaged skin
Dead sea salt Purifies, deeply cleanses and uplifts
Echinacea Strengthens the skin’s outer layer
Golden seal extract Reduces inflammation, astringent
Kaolin Fine china clay absorbs moisture and clarifies

Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Kaolin, Bentonite, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Daucus Carota Extract, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum)

What I love about this mask it does make my face feel smooth, clean and bright. Dries out spots that are on the surface but not so much for the ones under the skin which did make me a little disappointed as I hope with the inflammation ingredient it would help those too. I do only leave it on for 15 minutes and with these types of masks it's good to moisturise the lips before because once your face is temporarily paralysed lol, your lips begin to get dry. I'm going to try the recommended 20 - 30 minutes and see if that helps more with any spots. Rinsing this off with warm water, it glides off. Previous clay masks I have used, I feel I have to really work at it to remove it. This is what also makes this mask a dream to use.

Share with me your favourite mask in the comment section :)

This company does not test on animals

9 Comments

  1. Great post, I dont know how I feel about using this 2-3 times a week given I will not be able to move my face (and God forbid eat something during that time *queue dramatic music*!) - it does sound good though, and its great that it washes off easily. I love that you have included the ingredients! Woo hoo!
    My fave mask at the moment is the Glam Glow and for a cheaper alternative I like the SuperFacialist Deep Cleansing Mask, its a winner too

    xxx

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    1. LMAO you and eating. I love that it washes off like a dream, it's definitely not one of those masks I feel like, ugh, takes me forever to get off. I'm hearing such fabulous things about that Glam Glow mask. I'm going to be over-indulging this face eek xoxo

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  2. This looks great! It's really nice that you put the picture of it "in action"! Lately I am loving the Origins Clear Improvement mask with charcoal :)

    xx Ellie
    www.ellalogy.com 

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    1. This Origins mask sounds like a hot one, I'm missing out xo

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  3. Gr8 review hun, sounds like a lovely products w all those fab ingredients, my fave mask has to be hands down the Good things 5min facial&maybe Ren Glycolatic peel mask on second position

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    1. Oh love my Good Things mask, used it last night in fact :) been introduced to a lot of Ren products this week, very interested in them.

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  4. I'm a little bit obsessed with face masks, so this definitely interests me. Speaking of tight masks, have you ever tried the Origins Clear Improvement one? It dries so hard that your lips are pushed back against your teeth! Does the job though.
    Mel x

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. LOL omg, I find this one pushes mine out, end up with some heavy cracking pout, so not chic. Must check that out by the name alone, I'm intrigued, thanks honey xo

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  5. I adore face masks and do 2-3 a week. Might have to try this one! xo

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