Circ-Cell is a brand I’ve loved for years now, though this was the first product I’ve tried since their latest batch of releases and they really are IMPRESSIVE! If you are unfamiliar with Circ-Cell, then you’ll be interested to know they are a brand which prides themselves on creating products you can’t live without. And I mean that literally. Check their mission. They create these earth-shattering (at least, in the beauty world) products by combining the best of nature with scientific knowledge, research and development. Their products use an incredible list of potent plant ingredients, minerals, and clays to help give you the best skin yet.
Circ Cell Red Algae Clarifying Mask Review
My latest journey into the world of Circ-Cell products was with their latest face mask (of course it would be a face mask – ya’ll know how obsessed I am with those). Their Red Algae Clarifying Masque, despite it’s deep cleaning name, is super gentle, soothing, and not drying to the skin at all. I’ve tried so many different clarifying or deep cleansing face masks over the years and this is, by far, the most gentle one I’ve tried. It’s just surprising with a name like that, though it doesn’t impede on it’s effectiveness in the slightest.
Included in this face mask are prized ingredient red algae, tea tree, thyme, grape seed, lavender, grapefruit, and sunflower oils which all work to gentle exfoliate, detoxify, and remove toxins from the skin to reveal a brighter, softer, smoother, and healthier looking complexion. The herbal plant ingredients work to attack acne-causing bacteria while the nourishing plant oils hydrate, soothe, soften, and nourish skin. Soft clays and red algae clean out pores and brighten skin.
Full List of Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Usnea Barbata (Lichen-Algae), Montmorillonite (clay), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Glycerin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Stearyl Alcohol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Sodium PCA Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil, Lavandula Augustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Malaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Mentha Veridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Potassium Sorbate.
Directions for Use:
After cleansing, massage a thin even layer onto the face and neck (or chest or back). Leave on skin for 5 to 10 minutes until it dries, then remove with warm water. May also be applied as a spot treatment.
What I Love ♥
One thing I really love about this mask is it’s gentleness. It’s one of those masks you put on and feel like it’s doing nothing at all, but it surprises you once you rinse it off because the calming and brightening effects are definitely noticeable after. It’s super softening to skin and feels almost like a very creamy clay when you dispense it out of the bottle. The other thing I love about this mask is the fact that if you happen to have dry skin or skin that’s prone to peeling with acne type products, this one will likely not have that effect as it is so gentle and calming. That being said, sensitive skin types might not fare well with this given the inclusion of essential oils, namely spearmint and eucalyptus, which very sensitive skin types may have trouble with. If you’re okay with EO’s, then this might be a great addition to your skin-clearing regimen. It can be used on your face, neck, back, and even chest for those who suffer from body acne so that’s another great thing to love about this one.
My personal favorite uses for this are on days when my skin feels both ravaged, dry, and also dealing with breakouts. I’ve had this one for over 2 months now with plenty of time to test it out and I’ve found it definitely works well when my skin just looks crappy and needs a pick-me-up and also needs help clearing breakouts. I think this would be a total gem for people who have more mature or dry skin, but also deal with breakouts because it doesn’t have the feeling of most clay masks out there that you would typically use for acne. It’s a lot more gentle and nourishing. Also, sorry if you’ve followed this mask on instagram and thank you for your patience in waiting for the review! I’m so sorry; I got caught up with moving and it kind of went on the back-burner of my priority list.
You can learn more and purchase the Red Algae Clarifying Masque at Beautyhabit ♥