Recently while interviewing an aesthetician, she told me that I would love and be amazed by a red clay facial mask she wanted me to try.
So, what did I do? I tried it of course. However, I tried it in the way a Frenchwoman would. I asked for a sample.
With the minuscule pink tube, I managed to squeeze out three face/neck facials and my first impression was: This smells so good I (spicy), it’s such a pretty color, nice texture. Then, since the printing on the sample was so tiny, I left it on for 35 minutes, whereas I realized it actually said 3-5 minutes, but I didn’t see the hyphen until the next morning. I don’t think it was a dramatic error.
This is what the product promises:
An immediate, radiant glow with the absorbing power of the clay in combination with its plant extracts and essential oils the mask helps to eliminate impurities, resulting in a deep cleansing and brightening effect. Further, we’re told, the skin is toned, smooth, fresh, even and, of course, radiant.
It is to be used two to three times per week on clean, dry skin then rinsed with warm water.
I did everything I was told to do and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and thought my skin looked fresh and lovely, so lovely in fact I may try to find another sample because I’m not totally convinced I want to spend approximately $130 for a facial mask.
You see how important it is to try before you buy? Beauty impulse purchases can cause various unpleasant reactions, including wasted money.