Friday, July 20, 2012

Birchbox Series: Clark's Botanicals Radiance Mask

Hey All,
                I’m bringing another segment of the Birchbox Series to you.  It has been a while since I posted anything regarding to these little samples, but I finally pulled myself together and finished one. So in an October box I received the Clark’s Botanicals Intense Radiance Mask.  I received enough product to use for a full face application twice. 

Clark’s Botanicals Intense Radiance Mask (October 2011) Full Size: $72.00

According to Birchbox:
“This white clay mask is formulated to purify skin and soften fine lines and wrinkles. White genepi, an alpine plant extract, delivers antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties, while algae extract zips in moisture and helps to lift and tighten skin. Finally, an advanced tri-peptide complex reduces redness.”

My Take:
The mask smelled quite nice, but I did not see any amazing results.  Frankly, my Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask (drugstore large bottle at that!) leaves my skin feeling more refreshed than this very expensive product. I did not see any purification, and the softening of fine lines and wrinkles would probably have to come after using this product more than twice. I did not find it tightening, or lifting or reducing redness at all. It was just a mask, that sat on my skin, and maybe took away some oils.  

How Much Is In A Full Sized:
$72 for 1.7 fl oz (Holy crap!?!)

Did Birchbox Make Me Want To Buy It:
Nope. I never had heard of Clark’s so this was a first introduction to the brand, and frankly, I don’t believe I will be purchasing a product from the brand. It seems to be overpriced, and doesn’t do anything for my skin type. So at least Birchbox showed me that my cheap, under 10 dollar face mask works better than a $72 one. 


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