Why your winter skin deserves this miraculous mask

27 October 2015

Hello cold winter days, goodbye summer glow. Without that neccessary vitamin D, my skin tends to get a little dull. Especially if you combine harsh weather with stressfull days and lack of sleep (mostly due to Netflix binge-watching). So with a big dinner event this weekend, you could say my skin was in need of a little pick-me-up.

Because my skin is quite oily in T-zone (in the words of Mean Girl's Regina George: "My pores are huge"), the girls at Dermalogica hooked me up with their Charcoal Rescue Masque. Even though the mask is suitable for all skin types, it is most known for battling impurities and refining your skin's texture. But I was also looking forward to the whole 'revitalized and glowier skin' aspect. Because a girl can dream of perfect skin, right?

Admittedly, I'm not the type who schedules in hours of skin pampering, nor one that has the time for it. But in spite of my laziness, I decided that I would religiously use the mask twice a week, for two weeks... a big commitment. Desired result? That Victoria's Secret Angel-glow.

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Results after 1 day
The first time I opened the tube, I was shocked and slightly scared by the colour of the emulsion. So I locked the bathroom door, to prevent traumatizing my boyfriend with the sight of my grey-colored face, and started applying. The scent of the mask is clean yet slightly sulphuric (due to the purifying Binchotan charcoal) and the creamy texture feels wonderful on the skin. The mask should be applied on a clean face, after which I advise you to take out your favorite magazine, as you should leave it on for 7 tot 10 minutes.  

While washing off I really enjoyed the soft exfoliating ingredients of the Charcoal Rescue. Because what's better than a 2-in-1? The biggest result was definitely the change in texture. My skin went from sad to soft and seemed brighter. My skin can be really sensitive so I was very happy that there wasn't any redness or soreness.

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Results after 2 weeks
I will admit that I forgot to apply my 'grey face' on a Saturday. But with a slight hangover the next day I was almost forced back to my regiment, as my skin was practically screaming for some attention. After 2 weeks and 4 pampering sessions, my skin is looking so much calmer. With frequent usage, I noticed less redness, a more even skintone and a glow that made me confident and happy.

Because us girls at Designer-Vintage would love for all of our customers to get that gorgeous glow, we've collaborated with Dermalogica for our Designer-Vintage Sale. Every customer wil receive a Charcoal Rescue mask in their goodie bag and we would love to hear your thoughts on the product. Tickets to our sale can be purchased here.

Dermalogica's Charcoal Rescue mask is available online and at authorized skin care centers.