I’m having some super fun hormonal breakouts at the moment and have been on a masking overdrive. Between all the clay masks, charcoal, and glycolic acid, my spots are getting less swollen, but still giving me annoying texture and redness on my face. Influenster sent me the Ole Henriksen Hygge Hydraclay Mask, which I wanted to do a review on. Off topic but when I was out at my parents’ place the morning before I tried this for the first time, I told my dad I wanted to go relax and put on my new face mask. He asked, “spiderman or batman?” lol.
When I pick up face masks I usually go for acne fighting ones rather than moisturizing. I was excited to try this mask because it goes the pampering route to give my hormonal skin a big dose of moisture rather than being harsh on the breakouts. This was my first time trying a Ole Henriksen product and it didn’t disappoint.
This mask applied like a thick creamy lotion, and dried down to a tacky finish rather than fully dry. It was very comfortable to wear and smelled very floral. I wore it for about half an hour as I caught up on Big Brother and enjoyed the feeling the whole way through. My skin felt super soft and bouncy when I took it off, but not as moisturized as a sheet mask. Since it is clay, it kept my skin feeling firm but still hydrated.
The only negative thing I can say about this mask is that I didn’t enjoy the smell. It wasn’t a bad scent, but was definitely a heavy fragrance that was quite grandmotherly. I’m all about ingredients that benefit my skin, not skincare that smells like perfume.
More info from Sephora.com
-HydraClay: Draws out impurities while delivering essential hydration.
-Kaolin: Helps detoxify pores and draw out dirt, oil, and impurities.
-Borage, Jojoba, Sunflower, Grape Seed, and Sweet Almond Oils: Aid in replenishing essential moisture and nourishing skin.
-Chamomile Flower Extract: Calms and soothes skin.
-Vitamin E: Refreshes and revives skin.
Water, Kaolin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ceteareth-20, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum/Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Algae Extract, Allantoin, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool.
Which skin type is it good for? Normal, Oily, Combination, Dry, Sensitive
What it is: An innovative facial mask with a clay-oil fusion to detoxify and replenish skin simultaneously.
Solutions for: Dryness, Redness
If you want to know more… Meet the clay mask that gives back. Hygge HydraClay Detox Mask, with its unique fusion of kaolin and five botanical oils, thoroughly purifies skin—all while replenishing essential moisture. Infused with soothing botanical extracts and bisabolol, this face mask was developed to help calm, so it’s gentle enough for dry and sensitive skin. But don’t be fooled—even as it comforts and helps reduce the look of redness, this hardworking mask draws out dirt, oil, and impurities with a deep cleansing action, leaving skin with a refreshed and nourished Ole Glow®.
What it is formulated WITHOUT: Parabens, Sulfate, Phthalates
What else you need to know: Originally developed as the third step of Power Peel Transforming Facial System, this mask, formerly known as Chamomile Comfort Mask, was designed as the ultimate calming step—the perfect follow-up to Instant Transformation™ Lemon Facial Peel. Used alone, this mask delivers detoxifying benefits to purify while hydrating.
Overall this is a nice product that added something new into my skincare arsenal- a moisturizing mask. It made me interested in looking into more masks that I can put on to hydrate and sooth my skin rather than going to town with harsher chemicals on my acne. I will definitely continue to use this a few times per week.
Check out Influenster if you haven’t already. Once every three months or so I’m sent a box with a product from companies running social media campaigns. I’m not obligated to say anything nice about them, but it is encouraged to get photos out on social networks. It’s a fun way to feel like I’m getting PR like a beauty guru without actually getting it… one day hopefully it’ll be the “real” thing!
This campaign was my favorite of any box I have gotten. The concept of hygge is awesome, and something that I can definitely identify with. I had looked into the concept when I first heard the term hygge and it totally explained why I love fall and cold weather so much. That warm fuzzy feeling that pinning pumpkin pie recipes and flannel shirt outfits on Pinterest all makes sense now. Ole Henriksen’s idea to call this the Hygge mask is an awesome idea and totally draws me in.