Saturday 12 October 2013

Estelle & Thild Lily Detox Mask

Estelle & Thild Lily Detox Mask* - £35

If your skin is blighted by large pores then this product is definitely for you. Estelle & Thild is an organic skincare brand from Sweden. The founder, Pernilla Rönnberg, was inspired to develop a natural skincare & body brand because she wanted to create products that were pure enough for her two daughters to use. Estelle & Thild have produced four skincare ranges suitable for various skin types and two body lines. The Lily products are suitable for all skin types and aim to detox the skin whilst adding radiance. This Lily Detox Mask claims to give you dewy fresh skin with finer pores. I love organic skincare products because they really work for my skin and they tend to only feature ingredients that are necessary. Estelle & Thild's products are sourced from the finest quality botanical, organically grown ingredients. That means you're not feeding your skin with parabens, mineral oil, SLS or any other harsh chemicals - only the good stuff!

The mask itself is a thick yellow cream made from natural bentonite clay. It doesn't set or dry on your face like a lot of other clay masks do but it still manages to draw out impurities incredibly well. One of my favourite clay masks is the REN Invisible Pores mask because as it dries you can see the gunk from your pores being absorbed. Even though this Estelle & Thild mask doesn't have that cool visual effect I actually think that it manages to minimise pores a whole lot better. The areas on my face that are most affected by large pores are my chin and around my nose. After using this mask I can barely see the ones around my nose and my chin feels incredibly smooth. It almost makes my pores look like I've just used a silicone primer which is pretty amazing! One of the ingredients in this mask is lactic acid which is something my skin apparently loves. My current cleanser also features lactic acid and it works wonders on blemishes. Concealing blemishes can sometimes be tricky because they are 3D so even the most industrial concealer can't flatten out the bumps. If you have big spots under the skin or inflammation from trying to do your own extractions then this Detox Mask really helps to smooth everything out. I use this mask with a foundation brush to ensure an even application and minimise product wastage. It can be used once or twice a week and you only have to leave it on for 5 minutes. Perfect for when you need good skin, pronto!

I really like how clean & fresh this makes my skin feel. Although it definitely refines my pores better than any other face mask I've tried, it doesn't really live up to it's claim of delivering dewy skin. Infact I think it does quite the opposite. This product leaves my skin looking fairly matte and it absorbs a lot of oil from my T-Zone. It still makes my skin feel soft because it contains things like olive oil & vitamin E but it does a great job of balancing out oil too. In my opinion this mask is a must-have for anyone with oily skin or enlarged pores. Estelle & Thild products are available from the Urban Retreat Beautique.

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  1. This looks lovely. Love the Estelle & Thild lip balms x

  2. Love the packaging and this sounds so good too !x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  3. This sounds like the perfect product for me as I suffer from large pores AND nasty blemishes which I find hard to get rid of and control.
    The packaging is beautiful, the price is a little much for me but I'll happily put it on my Christmas list ;)

    Peach Pow XO

  4. This looks and sounds really lovely with cute packaging too x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

  5. My skin has suddenly got really oily so I'm picking up practically every clay based mask I come across right now! Mot heard of this one before though - in face I've not heard of the brand at all. Definitely going to look into it now, thanks for the recommendation! x

  6. This mask sounds like a workhorse, but I must admit, you have me really wanting the REN Invisible Pores mask!

  7. This sounds amazing... I like the fact it has no nasties :) ... Great post :)

    Clare Elise

  8. The detox mask sounds amazing!

  9. Wow, it sounds amazing. I do love a good mask that actually delivers what it promises!

    Jennie xo |

  10. Thanks for the brand introduction. I haven't heard of it before, but it def sounds like something i'd be interested in trying. And how adorable is the packaging?!