I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve tried from Alpha-H, and I’m yet to be disappointed with any of the products I have tried. When I saw the press release for the new Alpha-H Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask, I knew it’d be the kind of mask I’d enjoy as it claimed to tackle multiple skin concerns at once. So far I’ve tried the Liquid Gold, Balancing Moisturiser and Exfoliator, Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask, Absolute Eye Complex and the Vitamin A 0.5%, and the formulas have all been so impressive so I couldn’t wait to smear the mask all over my face and see if it lived up to the claims.
The Alpha-H Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask is £22.95 from Cult Beauty which actually really surprised me, especially as the tube contains 100ml of product. You usually find that face masks tend to be 50-75ml max, and I think £23 is a great price for a luxury skincare brand anyway so to get 100ml really is great value. You only need a very small amount of this mask per use so I can honestly envisage having it for at least 6-12 months, even with regular use.
“Alpha-H Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask is a deep cleansing mask with White Clay to gently draw out toxins and impurities while rebalancing the skin. The natural antiseptic properties of Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Aloe Vera help to calm the skin and reduce inflammation. Suitable for all skin types as a preventive measure, as well as a spot treatment when breakouts occur.”
- Cooling, detoxifying and purifying mask
- Absorbs excess sebum to inhibit the formation of blemishes
- Works to clear pores of debris which may cause acne
- Smooths, softens and revitalises skin
- Perfect for calming hormonal outbreaks during pregnancy
The Alpha-H Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask is a pale grey coloured cream which is a little thick, but easy to spread over the skin. It does have a strong tea tree scent which doesn’t bother me at all, but I know it’s one of those scents that are an either love it or loathe it kinda thing. The directions are to cleanse the skin, and apply a thin layer to the face, neck and decolletage. Leaving it for a maximum of ten minutes or until the mask has hardened into a clay. The mask can be removed by massaging with wet fingers to soften, before rinsing with a warm damp cloth.
The mask dries quickly once on the skin due to the thin layer that you apply, and as it dries it does harden making it difficult to talk depending on where you’ve applied it. I like that this mask doesn’t make you look ridiculous whilst wearing it, as it becomes more sheer as it dries so you could answer the door without scaring the postman. Once fully dried, it becomes white and you do need the texture of a flannel or muslin cloth to remove it due to the clay effect.
I have very dry skin and I wouldn’t apply this mask to my dry areas on my forehead and cheeks, instead I just concentrate on my blemish prone chin, jawline and nose. When applied over the top of any inflamed blemishes, it really does a great job at minimising the redness, the inflammation and also reduces the size of the blemishes too. It’s great the mask contains ingredients which offer anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal and antimicrobial benefits to the skin, so it’d be ideal for those that have acne.
The mask can be applied as a targeted spot treatment overnight which would make the tube last even longer, and as I’m only using it in concentrated areas on my skin, I’m using a maximum 10 pence sized amount per use. Some clay masks can be insanely drying on the skin, leaving you wanting to put copious amounts of serums and oils on the skin to try and replenish some moisture. However this mask actually replenishes your skin thanks to the addition of nourishing oils like Macadamia Seed and Jojoba oil.
It’s a super quick treatment with instant results, and I know I’m going to get a lot of use out of it over the summer when I like to detoxify my skin, especially after wearing heavier sun protection products which can be a little heavy for my sensitive skin. I also really like that you can use the mask on your neck and decolletage too, and I imagine you could apply it to the body too if you have blemishes making it a great product to own within your mask collection.
Have you ever tried anything from Alpha-H before?
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