Hello all! This week I’m sharing my thoughts on the Derma V10 Facemask range, I’m sure you know by now how much I love skincare, so I really enjoyed testing these out! I found that these were a pretty good dupe for the L’Oréal Pure Clay Masks, not only because the packaging is so similar, but they both claim to have the same benefits! I tested all three Derma V10 masks within a week, as recommended on the box for best results, so let’s get right into it!
This is the first one I tried in the week because I was intrigued by the benefit of the Red Algae. On the side of the box it says the Red Algae soothes and brightens the skins surface, which I found it did do that so we’re already off to a good start! The main ingredients in this face mask are:
Kaolin – to absorb impurities
Walnut Shell – which is there to exfoliate the skin
Red Algae – to soothe and brighten
Vitamin E – which is said to improve skin texture
Honey (a personal skincare favourite of mine) – to moisturise and soothe the skin
All of this info is clearly displayed in the side of the box which is nice and handy if you’re browsing it in store! All three of the face masks have these main ingredients, excluding the Red Algae and the Walnut Shell.
I tested this mask in the morning right after I’d showered, I put quite a thick layer on so I left it on for around 20 minutes, which is 5 minutes longer than the recommended time of 10-15 minutes, although it does specify that you can also just leave it on until it’s dry to the touch, which is exactly what I did. Right after I’d washed it off using warm water and one of my Liz Earle cloths, my skin did look a little red and angry but that soon cleared up to reveal my freshly cleaned face, which I have to say, did look quite glowy and my skin tone was very even! It even managed to slightly brighten my under eyes, which is pretty impressive considering I have permanent dark circles!
I tested this one out just before I did my evening skincare routine, I thought it would be a good one to test before bed as it’s said to be ‘detoxifying’, and who wouldn’t want to feel detoxed before bed, right? The main ingredient in this one is Charcoal which “penetrates deep into the skin absorbing impurities and removing excess oil” which all sounds very appealing! It applied to my face very smoothly and contained little black grains which would break open to reveal a deep, black substance as I rubbed it into my face, I can only assume that’s the charcoal in it! This one, again, left my skin looking and feeling very soft!
Like the Brightening mask, this was tested in the morning after showering, it’s recommended to have a cleansed face before applying these masks, so I did just that! I’ve loved testing these face masks and I have seen the benefits, but I have to say, this one was my least favourite out of the lot. It didn’t go on incredibly smoothly and it was just a bit patchy on my face, I know this isn’t a huge deal but it is something I noticed while I was using it, but it did manage to cover my face, just about! The main ingredient in this mask is Eucalyptus Extract which “penetrates deep into the skin leaving skin purified and smooth”, so it sounds pretty similar to the charcoal one! I didn’t have to leave this on for too long as I couldn’t apply a very thick layer, but once washed off it did leave my skin soft and fresh, just like the others!
So, if you got to the end of this having read about all three face masks then you’ll know that they’re all quite similar! But let’s be honest, I’ve tried a LOT of face masks, and they all do very similar things – leaves skin feeling soft and even, so I wasn’t surprised when I found all three of these felt very samey! Having said that, I was very happy with the results, and as I mentioned at the beginning, they’re a great dupe for the L’Oréal Pure Clay Mask as these only retail for around £1.99! Thanks for reading, and if you enjoyed this weeks post and want to read more of the same kind of thing, then make sure you subscribe to my blog, or follow me on social media to stay up to date!