Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Unclogging those Pores - Dr Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask

This mask means business!

My pores are quite prone to being clogged - especially in the summer when my skin likes to give me the runaround and go crazy in the warm weather. Thankfully (touch wood), my skin seems to be on quite good behaviour at the moment and I think that this Dr Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask has had something to do with it.

I usually use this after a bath and also after cleansing my face with the Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser (which I reviewed here) as I feel this helps to prep my skin to get a more effective treatment. I spread an even, not too thin layer on my face and leave for about 20 mins which is longer then the recommended 5-10 mins, but I prefer to leave it on slightly longer as I think it seems to be more effective.  On the odd occasion it does feel a little tingly, so then I leave it on for no longer then 5 mins.

This is a bright tangerine colour (brighter then my pic)

I mainly bought this to help reduce the look of past acne scars and I think that using it 3 times a week has helped to soften their appearance and very slightly fade the look of marks as well. My skin does scar easily from acne so the darker marks are very slow going, but overall I think I can see an improvement in evenness and smoothness.
The key ingredient in this mask is Lactic Acid which exfoliates dead skin cells and aids in the renewal of the skin. I find that as I am using this regularly, it is helping to clarify the pores and so it seems to keep my acne in better control as well.

As this is a rather potent formula containing AHAs, I wear SPF 30 sunscreen (currently the Dr Sebagh one I reviewed previously here). There is a sensitive version of this mask available as I think that this might be a bit strong if you have very sensitive skin.

Aqua/Water/Eau, Lactic Acid, Lysine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Sodium Acrylate/ Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Peg-40 Stearate, Isohexadecane, Sodium Hydroxide, Polysorbate 80, Azelaic Acid, Silanediol Salicylate, Peg-20 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Cetyl Acetate, Benzoic Acid, Parfum (Fragrance), Oleyl Acetate, Stearyl Acetate, Ci 19140 (Yellow 5), Magnesium Nitrate, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Ci 14700 (Red4), Sodium Methylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Propylparaben, Methylisothiazolinone, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3.

This is a pricey mask as it is £59 for 50ml and even though I had wanted to try this for a while, the GWP (this was a while back) gave me the push to buy it, which I am glad of as it has proven to be rather effective.


  1. It sounds great, im having that problem at the moment too, if only i had an income and could afford it!

  2. I really seem to get on well with this mask too. I've noticed quite a dramatic improvement with acne scars since I added this to my routine and it really seems to help with existing blemishes and skin tone as well. It is pretty expensive stuff, but the results are worth it and the tub does seem to last for quite a while.

    Thank you for the Ren ClearCalm rec on my mask post (sounds great!), will be giving that one a go!

  3. i should try this mask... is it really effective? i have so many scars and not yet try any products...

    1. Scarring is difficult to get rid of and it also depends on the type of scar. This does help to soften my scars a bit, but it does not get rid of them.

      If you are able to visit a counter and see if you can get a sample first?