I bought the Bliss Multi-‘Face’-eted Anti-Aging Clay Mask at the same time I bought the Bliss Triple Oxygen Mask. And seriously, the title is cute but again with the novels. How about something simple for once, guys?
The title is technically Bliss Multi-‘Face’-eted All-In-One Anti-Aging Clay Mask, but that’s a pain so I shortened it.
Anyway, I love the Triple Oxygen Energizing Mask, so I thought, why not try another Bliss mask? On the Bliss website, the product is described as, “a flexible clay mask that helps correct the six most visible signs of aging.” It’s supposed to smooth the appearance of lines, even skin tone and texture, soften, brighten, and shrink the look of pores. The website also boasts pretty positive reviews of the mask, so I had high hopes.
The active ingredients in the Bliss Muti-‘Face’-eted Anti-Aging Clay Mask are 10% glycolic acid, to dissolve dead skin cells and help clear skin; quartz, to smooth rough texture; kaolin, a mud that draws out impurities; carbon, a natural purifier; kojic acid, an antibacterial that has brightening properties; and jojoba oil, a non-greasy moisturizer that leaves skin soft and supple.
With a lineup like this, I have high hopes.
Plus, it’s Bliss, which is historically an amazing brand. So I wash my face, and as per the instructions on the side of the cute glass pot, apply a thin layer. The application feels like it’s exfoliating my skin, which I assume is the small pieces of quartz, and is a sensation that I really like. Having grown up with tough, oily skin, exfoliation is heavenly.
I wait around seven minutes, remove with a wet washcloth, and pat dry, as per the instructions. And my skin looks…kind of dirty. I’m prone to blackheads and clogged pores on my nose and T-zone anyway, but this seems to have magnified the problem.
However, I’m no quitter.
So I try again. And again. And again. And…see where I’m going with this? I become the very definition of insanity. Unfortunately, the mask provided the same results every time. And I had such high hopes.
Maybe I got a bad batch. Maybe it’s my skin type. Maybe I’m using the wrong stuff for my skin and I don’t need this level of anti-aging yet. But this is not a good product for me.
Cost and Where to Buy
By all means, try this out for yourself. Not every skincare product works for every person. You can find the Bliss Multi-‘Face’-eted Anti-Aging Clay Mask on the Bliss website for $40 (which is 20% off their regular price), and on Amazon for $50. I’m thinking it might be being discontinued, because Ulta and Sephora have stopped carrying it.
In other news…
I had a whole bunch of stuff to talk about before I started writing this. Then husband and I came home from the grocery store and discovered that there seems to be a dead animal under the house. There is a very distinct smell emanating from one of the screens on our raised foundation, as well as a family of flies buzzing around. Ah, the joys of homeownership.
Having never experienced anything like this, my first thought was, “Who do I even call for dead animal removal from under my house?” Fortunately, the Internet exists. Yelp immediately told me that a pest control company can come out and take care of this problem.
Husband is having a crisis about this because he feels like he should be the one to don a hazmat suit and respirator, crawl under the house and find whatever the source of the stench is. Being who I am, I have no idea why anyone would have this sort of existential crisis. Why would you want to go under the house to find the dead animal? Why is this something that you feel should be your job unless it is…your job?
So the pest control guy is coming first thing in the morning.
I think a couple hundred bucks is a reasonable price for someone to crawl under my house and remove something dead. Especially something that has been dead long enough to start to smell and attract flies. As I’m starting to gross myself out (and hopefully haven’t grossed all of you out too much) I’ll leave it at that. Oh, and needless to say, WINE.
Do you have any home horror stories? Or back to the subject of the post, want me to try some other face mask treatment? Leave me a comment or message me here!