REVIEW: Borghese - Brightening Mud Mask For Face And Body



What is this Product? (What it claims)
Borghese - Fango Brillante - Brightening Mud Mask For Face And Body
Natural vitamins and mineral-rich extracts even out skin tone, gently soothing and refining, helping to remove dead skin cells and erase the effects of environmental debris. A blend of Vitamin A and Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract works to leave skin brighter and more radiant.
(borghese.com)

礦物營養系列 - 活力亮采美膚泥漿
第三代美膚泥漿終於誕生﹗源自意大利塔斯肯尼的火山泥,蘊含滋潤、充氧及舒緩的活膚元素,再揉合天然精萃,深層修護肌膚。粉紅色的泥漿擁有礦物溫泉的治療及活膚等美膚功效,含天然礦物質及礦物維他精華「活水」專利配方,迅速被皮膚細胞吸收,即時滋養及補充肌膚水分,令肌膚煥發粉紅瑩采的健康亮澤。

Its Benefits:
Italian Mud - full of natural vitamins and mineral-rich extracts that even out skin tone and help remove dead skin cells and erase the effects of environmental debris.
Acqua di Vita® Complex - rehydrates and nourishes skin, revealing clearer, younger looking skin.
Vitamin A & Citrus Unishiu Peel Extract - for a brighter, more radiant complexion.

礦物維他精華「活水」專利配方─平衡肌膚水分
牛油果油及甜杏仁油—軟化並潤澤老化乾涸的細胞
礦物鹽及蜜桔皮—加速新陳代謝,增加活力明淨度
膠原氨基酸—增強結締組織的彈性
維生素A—加強細胞更生功能及光滑細緻感,去除幼紋,兼具抗氧化效能

Borghese products are not tested on animals.


Directions of Use
Facial Treatment: Use once or twice a week. Apply generously to clean skin, avoiding eye and lip area. Leave on for 5 – 10 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly with warm water using a facial sponge.

Body Treatment: Use once or twice a week. Apply generously (about 1 inch thick) onto body. Leave for 5 – 10 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly with warm water.

Main Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Montmorillonite, Propylene Glycol, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Fragrance (Parfum), Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polysorbate 20, Cellulose Gum, Hydroxyethycellulose, Glycerin, Collagen Amino Acids, Adenosine Triphosphate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Sea Salt (Maris Sali), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Peg-8, Carbomer, Mineral Salts, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 (CI 15850).

Price:
HK$154.00 (approximately $20-$25USD) for 212g / 7.6oz
A larger size, which is more common and available, retails for $64USD for 17.6oz
This can be found in Sasa, Bonjour, Sears or eBay.

Review:
This mask was given to me from my sister 2 years ago. I don't use this weekly because I'm so darn lazy but results do appear within one use. Of course, if you use it religiously, the effect is more significant. Have you seen a mud mask that is PINK?! So pretty, right?! =) It comes in a glass jar that helps secure moisture. I've been using this for the longest time ever. And it's still moist just like new.

Unlike sheet masks, mud masks requires a bit more work. I bought a mask brush to help even out my application. I usually like to apply a generous amount (enough to cover my face without layering over eyes and mouth. Thick enough so you don't see any skin). After leaving it on for about 5 minutes, i feel a cool feeling which is very relaxing. At around 10 minutes, the mask will harden. I usually like to rinse it off with warm water by 15 minutes. To make cleansing easier, use a sponge because if you left it on for too long, it gets a little hard to remove just by hand.

Immediately after using this mask, I feel that my face is brightened. I also noticed that my skin is noticeably softened. Although this effect isn't long lasting, it did lasted two days maximum. If you use it frequently, you can achieve bright and soft, beautiful skin.

Personally, for my super dry skin type, I wish the mud mask was brightening AND moisturizing. The mud mask is not drying for my skin however it doesn't do anything about hydration for the skin. So after using this product, I have to continue my intensive hydration skin care routine. Contrary to this, my mom who is of oily/combination skin type, she finds that this mask has helped her face produce less oil. So if you have oily/combination skin type, I really think this product is worth a try. :)

I think I will repurchase this when I get the chance to go to Hong Kong again. I really enjoyed a mask that can work to the rest of my body other than just my face and neck. My body needs brightening too! The product comes in big volumes as well so I feel like I'm not wasting much money =)

Overall: ♥♥♥♥♥
Product: 5/5 ♥ Immediate effect, many Natural ingredients, works for body too.
Packaging: 5/5 ♥ Very long-lasting, two years and still moist! Didn't dry out the mask. Container can be reusable.
Price: 5/5 ♥ Many quality masks on the market is about $10 each piece but for 212g, This can last more than 15+ applications. I find that it is affordable.