WHAT IS IT?
A clay face mask for men from a company called Men-U, they make lots of different male grooming products and I have started to purchase them since I accepted some male clients as part of my work as a beautician.
WHY DO MEN NEED DIFFERENT SKIN CARE PRODUCTS?
Men and women have different skin so men require different things from face products. Their skin is greasier than a womans and that goes deep through their skin and fat layers so that even if a mans skin does not look oily it does not mean that his skin is free of grease. That is why men have many more regular spots and pimples on their bodies than a woman. A quality male facial grooming product will have little oil and ingredients that will reduce the amount of oil that is in his skin naturally.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
You clean the skin of the face and apply the face mask. It is quite thick but spreads easy as long as you leave the skin damp after rinsing your cleanser off. It should stay on the skin for 15 minutes and then be rinsed off with cool water. It goes very sticky when you rewet it for rinsing so use wet cotton wool to wipe most of it off before I rinse my clients skin. It rinses quite easy apart from that but I always apply light moisturiser after I have rinsed the mask because it makes his skin feel dry when I touch it.
WHAT I THINK
I think this face mask is effective and when I see my client each week I can see that his skin looks younger and brighter. He is 38 years old and his skin was starting to show signs of ageing but when I used this clay mask for the first time I saw that his skin looked brighter already. It does not remove any fine lines but I think it is a good addition to his skin care routine because it is looking after all of his face skin.
I have applied this face mask to my clients skin over 5 times now and I see a change every week, he has said that this is the only change he has made to his grooming products so I think the face mask is making an improvement. He always says that his skin feels tight when the mask is on his face but the clay dries very quick and I think that is the reason because his skin does not look or feel tight to me. I apply moisturiser after and that helps to stop his skin from getting that tight feeling.
He had some blemishes last week and said that the face mask soothed those areas because they cooled the blemish down and stopped it from itching. I do not think it removed the blemish but after I had rinsed the face mask off his skin I saw that they were not so red and that made them less noticed by me and other people. He said that his skin felt clean and refreshed for the whole week in between his appointments with me and that is the only reason why he is not going to buy his own tub because my weekly treatment is enough.
My tube of Men-U Deep Clean Clay Mask cost £12 from a trade supplier. I think that is value because it is 100ml and that will be many applications because you do not have to apply a very thick layer on the skin.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Kaolin, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Aluminum, Silicate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Lanolin Alcohol, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Palmitate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), PEG-1, Trideceth-6, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Amyl Cinnamal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyxcitronella, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide) / No Men-u products have been tested on animals or their ingredients for Men-u product purposes / Up to 30 applications / Men have larger sebaceous glands and as a result, greasier skin than women / The good news is less wrinkles but no one wants a polished face, even with less wrinkles / Men-u D-Tox Deep Clean Clay Mask is a fast drying, deep cleansing, absorbent & filtering mask with kaolin clay, witch hazel & zinc oxide / Removes excess oil, dead skin cells, impurities & blockages leaving skin clean, dry, smooth & firm / Good for normal, combination & oily skin / Great for the T-zone (forehead, nose & chin) / Directions for use: Test a small amount on skin 24 hours before using on face / Wash & rinse face & neck with Men-u Healthy Facial Wash / Dry skin with clean towel / Apply an even layer of Men-u D-Tox Deep Clean Clay Mask to area to be treated, avoiding the eyes / Allow the product to dry out for 5-10 minutes / Rinse thoroughly with clean warm water & pat dry with clean towel / Recommended to tone after with Men-u Matt Skin Refresh Gel and if skin is dry, finish with Men-u Matt Moisturiser / Always replace cap and store in cool dry place / Keep out of eyes / If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with clean water /