Tried and Tested: Irene Forte Lavender & Rosemary Balancing Mask
Liberty staff seek to restore equilibrium with the organic Sicilian facial treatmentRead more
It's no secret that the Mediterranean diet reigns superior – with unparalleled nutritional merits believed to benefit the body on the outside, too. Irene Forte skin care embraces this time-honoured principle with its Lavender & Rosemary Balancing Mask, which serves a healthy helping of olive oil and fragrant herbs twice a week, recruiting help from jojoba, zinc oxide, purifying acids and an Italian plant complex to exfoliate, clarify and balance excess oils. Striving for a brighter, more even-toned skin finish, our in-house beauty buffs committed to three weeks of testing – and they’ve come up glowing…
“Azelaic acid reduced the inflammation caused by spots and diminished redness”
This light and creamy mask left my complexion refreshed and instantly brighter after each use. The cooling effect soothed my problem skin, and azelaic acid reduced the inflammation caused by spots and diminished redness. An amazing immediate and long-term treatment – I loved using it in the morning as it left my skin oil-free and balanced for the day ahead.
“It left my skin feeling smooth and hydrated”
This mask has a lovely silky texture and a fresh botanical smell thanks to the rosemary and lavender water. My skin tends towards dryness so I found it absorbed most of the product, with no need to wipe any excess away. I used it two or three times a week and it left my skin feeling smooth and hydrated. I also tried it as an overnight mask and my skin looked brighter and more toned in the morning. This product is geared more towards oily skin, so if you have drier skin it’s a good idea to follow up with a complementary hydrating product.
“My complexion was visibly brighter and my skin tone more even”
I’ve only ever used very thick face masks, so I was intrigued to try this product. It has a creamy, lightweight texture which effortlessly glides onto the skin, almost like a silky moisturiser – and the scent is refreshing. After the first couple of applications, my complexion was visibly brighter and my skin tone more even. It also helped to soothe the blemishes I had developed on my chin and significantly reduced redness.