Odile Paris The Balancing Mask
[spons on Instagram but not spons here – just wanted this beauty to have its full light/sample/ad] Well, that complicated intro highlights the vagueries of how we must label our content – I am all for full disclosure but finding the right hashtags to tell the full story sometimes is tricky. I absolutely love this mask – I’d love it paid or not paid and while I was delighted to do promotional Instagram content on it, particularly as there is a generous discount for viewers, I have 1.5 minutes in a reel over there and here I can ramble to my heart’s content.
I’ve written before about Odile Paris being the kind of reliable French skin care that just works with no fancy fanfare other than some rather pretty gold packaging. It’s expected that you know it will do the job and it absolutely does! It’s a balancing mask which as we know covers a multitude of skin woes and it contains kaolin, something my skin has not traditionally got along with. No such problems here, it’s a soother from the word go and took my slightly flaky, pre-cold, wan skin to bouncy and happy in 20 minutes. This is another anomaly for me – I don’t like a mask that keeps you waiting but in this case, it is more than worth it. I’d give it another 20 for the same result!
I’ve screen-grabbed from my sponsored IG post in the same room, in the same (terrible) bathroom lighting – there are no additional lights. It’s all white in there with a big window so it should be brilliant lighting but it’s not. But you can see (I think) the difference after 20 minutes – my skin is plumper, smoother and more hydrated. Really, I’d put this in the realms of an SOS mask – the morning after the night before territory. If anything puts Odile on the UK map it will be this because once you’ve tried it, you’re hooked.
In terms of ingredients, it’s kaolin, as mentioned, macadamia oil, rose oil and calendula which adds up to a very gentle, skin sloughing, hydrating and balancing product. You’d use it for dry, sensitive, breakout skin – I’d say ‘run down’ skin and because it takes away tiny flakes and hydrates the result is immediate. I used it again last night and added a squalane rich oil afterwards and this morning my skin is super happy. I usually suggest using a face mask in the morning and I still would advise that for showing off the results all day instead of sleeping on them, but you can do either/or with this. I’ve got a 35% discount offer for you if you like the look of it (JANE35) to use against the price of £45 HERE.
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