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5 purifying products for clear, fresh wedding day skin
Conjested pores that needs a thorough cleansing? Include these in your beauty arsenal to give your skin a much-needed reboot.
#1 This Works Evening Detox Cleansing Water
A micellar water of sorts, you can use this to remove makeup, before following up with a double cleanse. There's a refreshing and aromatic scent that turns cleansing your skin from a chore into a mini-pampering session after a long day at work. It's formulated with sweet almond oil and aloe vera to help with decongesting pores plus soothing liquorice root to calm inflamed skin. Plus it ups hydration levels with hyaluronic acid. You'll need an extra pump of product plus a couple more cotton pads, though, to thoroughly remove heavier makeup.
$42, from Sephora.
#2 This Works Evening Detox Clay Mask
Its key ingredients are malachite and kaolin clay. Kaolin clay is a cosmetic mineral clay that helps control the excess sebum on the skin's surface and gently pulls out impurities from the pores without causing redness. It actually diminished the size of two pimples I had, just after one application. The handy design has an integrated brush so all you have to do is squeeze the tube then smear it over your face (you'll feel a tingly sensation but it's normal. But you should really do a patch test first) for 10 minutes. Bonus point: It's easy to rinse off.
$60, from Sephora.
#3 Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser
If you've got a problem with oily skin, you'll want to reach for this cleanser. It's got 5% glyclolic acid that helps exfoliate skin and is gentle enough for everyday use, even for brides with sensitive skin! Far from leaving skin dry and tight, it feels fresh, soft and clear - thanks to a nourishing cocktail of hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and avocado oil. Those of you with oily bumps on your face, massage on your face for a little longer - my skin felt smoother after each wash!
$28 for 135ml, from Sephora.
#4 Herbivore Blue Tansy Resurfacing Mask
The blue gel concoction has a pretty herbal-ish scent, and goes on gooey then dries clear. Fruit enzymes help gently rid skin of dead skin cells to reveal fresh skin, and azulene from blue tansy oil (known for its soothing, anti-inflammatory benefits) will help reduce redness. Skin feels squeaky clean after.
$69 for 70ml, from Sephora.
#5 Mamonde Petal Purifying Bubble Mask Rose
This mask isn't just fun, it's a great time-saver too because all you need is a minute. Swipe a layer of this on your face and watch it transform into a bubbly foam. Formulated with rose petals and kaolin clay, the mask reacts with oxygen to create micro bubbles to reach into your pores to cleanse and purify.
$28, available at Mamonde boutiques and counters.