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Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque
Member Name: amyjade90
Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque
Advantages: Feels lovely cool and tingling
Disadvantages: Made my skin very dry
I first tried out the Medibac Sebum Clearing Masque several years ago when it was previously named Anti-Bac Cooling Masque, both contained exactly the same ingredients and both still promise to work in exactly the same way. I have since then tried out the Medibac Sebum Clearing Masque and can confirm that
the results are identical. A few years back when my skin was really awful I literally tried everything out including splashing out on expensive Dermalogica products. The masque retails at around £28 for a 75ml tube which is extremley pricey but I was willing to spend any amount of money on something that may have cleared my skin up. It can be brought in the usual online websites and Dermalogica counters throughout the UK.
Dermalogica promises that this will be "cooling, refining and deep cleaning" and will also "absorb excess oils and help prevent future breakouts". It contains no artificial fragrances or colour, but does contain salicylic acid which now looking back I think did more harm for my skin than good. I never had oily
skin so I wasn't using it for that purpose but I just wanted my skin to feel a little less tight, help prevent breakouts and to make my skin feel super clean.
The product itself is in the usual Dermalogica branded tubes with a flip top lid and the usual ingredients and information on the side and backs. The masque is a clear quite thick gel that I applied to my face and neck. Even though its a thick gel it applys easily and smoothly to the skin. A little of the product really does go a long way so a tube this size would last you quite a long time. Whilst on you can feel it tingling and leaves a really nice cooling sensation and I love products that I can actually feel working. After leaving on for 10 minutes it washes off easily with a warm flannel and water and doesn't require pulling on your skin like some face masques do. I have also used this on a certain targeted area of my skin and again
left for 10 minutes. It does state that you can use this up to 3 times a week which I did for a couple of weeks but I really felt that on my quite sensitive skin this was far too much and actually made my skin incredibly dry. The masque contains clay which is known to help remove dirt from your pores and I give
it that it really does make your skin feel incredibly smooth and clean afterwards. After rinsing off and patting dry my skin never felt tight but it didn't feel moisturised and I think my skin really doesn't like anything that contains salicylic acid and it really does dry it out. I can't make a comment on the effectiveness of using it on an oily skin and if this helped to reduce the oils as I have never suffered with this.
As you can probably tell I've never been totally sure about this product and I really don't think I would re-purchase this as I feel it is just too strong on my sensitive skin. I think that perhaps on skin that is already oily this may be perfect as it would probably dry out the skin a little and not make too much of a difference. After trying so many products I really don't feel that anyone with sensitive skin should try this as I think it may just dry the skin out too much. I will definately be sticking with my Liz Earle products that are still aren't cheap but they really work for me!
Summary: Doesn't work for me