Clogged pores, enlarged pores, blackheads, whiteheads, acne — the list goes on when it comes to dealing with our pores. There are countless solutions out there that claim to tackle this issue head-on, and we’ve tried a lot of them here at Peach & Lily. Some work better than others, while some don’t work at all.
Every once in a while, though, we come across something truly spectacular that leaves us standing in front of the mirror in awe, staring at our clear, far less visible pores. Both of Femmue’s pore masks — the Gypsy Rose Calming Mask and the Gentle Green Relief Mask — had that effect on us, which is quite a feat for this flower-powered, all-natural brand. We’re certainly impressed, and, from the endless five-star reviews that got Femmue’s Gypsy Rose Calming Mask a Best of K-beauty award, it looks like many of you are, too.
Debating which clay mask is the right one for you? Here’s our breakdown.
Both the Gypsy Rose Calming Mask and the Gentle Green Relief Mask effectively take on stubborn blackheads, whiteheads, and generally clogged pores, thanks to kaolin clay and bentonite that powerfully draw out impurities and clarify skin. Both masks are also hydrating and won’t strip skin dry; glycerin, a highly-moisturizing ingredient, prevents skin from becoming irritated. Also, if you have sensitive skin, you don’t have to hesitate in picking up either mask — these natural, wash-off masks are perfectly gentle on skin.
These masks also have their differences. The Gypsy Rose Calming Mask is incredibly hydrating with a nourishing medley of green tea oil, rose extract, argan oil, macadamia oil, squalane, and fermented botanical extracts. Skin is left supple and moisturized, blasted with antioxidants that help protect skin, and all these hydrating qualities make it an exceptional clay mask for even those with dry skin.
The Gentle Green Relief Mask takes on acne-prone and oily skin with the help of tea tree oil and its potent antiseptic and anti-inflammatory qualities. Green tea leaves provide gentle exfoliation and antibacterial properties that help fight acne by removing toxins and clearing pores, while allantoin soothes and protects skin.
In conclusion? If you have oily or acne-prone skin, we recommend the Gentle Green Relief Mask for going deep into your pores and clearing them out. If you have dry to normal skin, we recommend the Gypsy Rose Calming Mask for hydrating and decongesting pores. If you have combination skin, we recommend using one after the other for a thorough multi-masking routine.
The beauty of these masks, though, is that they’re so gently formulated that all skin types love both, so you can’t go wrong by choosing simply based on which ingredient list appeals to you more. Whichever you choose, we’re willing to bet you’ll be just like us, staring at your clear skin with less visible pores in the mirror.
We always love hearing from you! If you’ve tried either of these masks (or both!), leave us a note below!