I feel that during the summer months there’s more impurities on my facial skin than in the other seasons. That’s probably because of the excessive sweating mixed with make-up and natural sebum that skin produces. I don’t really have a problematic skin and I don’t use make-up a lot, but I love to keep my skin exfoliated, pure and nourished as I spend a lot of time on the beach and thus my skin needs extra care. So, in the past 2 months I’ve been using 3 facial masks repeatedly and in this post I’m sharing my experiences and thoughts.

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Imam osećaj da tokom letnjih meseci na mojoj koži ima više nečistoća nego tokom drugih godišnjih doba. Pretpostavljam da taj osećaj dobijam zbog pojačanog znojenja u kombinaciji sa svakodnevnom šminkom i sebumom koji koža prirodno proizvodi. Ja nemam problematičnu kožu i ne koristim mnogo šminke, ali volim da održavam svoju kožu očišćenom i negovanom budući da mnogo vremena provodim na plaži. U prethodna 2 meseca sam naizmenično koristila 3 različite maske za lice i u ovom postu ću podeliti sa vama svoja iskustva.

L’oreal Pure Clay Exfoliate & Refining Mask is the mask that I tried hard to fall in love with, and eventually we came to the point where we got an arrangement that worked well for me. The base of this mask is Red Algae extract, and that’s the main reason I gave it a try – I love products based on algae and clay. This mask aims users with expanded pores – that’s not my case. But if we’re talking cloged pores – that’s my worst nightmare during the summer months. So, I decided to try this mask as a kind of prevention. I must say that after second or third week, I felt flood of positive emotions toward this mask. I use it once a week, after I clean and wash my face. It smells pleasantly and the texture is nice, thick. During the 15 minutes it dries really hard on the targeted parts of my face and when I wash it – I feel little granules that exfoliate skin so gently. The results are really really nice; my skin is smooth, soft and shiny, and I can tell that my cream absorbs much better and faster right after this mask. It’s packed in this luxurious glass jar with nice green (extremely high quality plastic) cap.

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L’oreal Pure Clay Exfoliate & Refining Mask je proizvod koji sam jako pokušavala da zavolim na samom početku, i vremenom smo došli do tačke u kojoj sam pronašla benefite koji mi idu u korist. Baza ove maske je ekstrakt crvenih algi, i to je glavni razlog zbog kog sam je odlučila probati – baš volim proizvode bazirane na algama i glini. Ova maska je namenjena korisnicima sa proširenim porama, što nije moj slučaj. Ali ako govorimo o zapušenim porama – a to je jedna od mojih najvećih letnjih trauma – odlučila sam da je ova maska nešto što bih rado probala preventive radi. Moram vam reći da sam nakon druge ili treće nedelje korišćenja osetila bujicu pozitivnih emocija za ovu maskicu. Koristim je jednom nedeljno na prethodno očišćenu kožu lica. Maska miriše jako prijatno i lepe je, malo gušće teksture. Tokom 15 minuta koliko je držim na licu, suši se malo agresivnije na ciljanim delovima a kada je ispiram – osećam sitne granule koje PRELEPO i nežno rade piling kože. Rezultati su zaista fini; koža lica je glatka, meka i sjajna, i rekla bih da se moja krema upija dosta bolje i brže odmah nakon korišćenja maske. Pakovana je u luksuznoj staklenoj teglici sa simpatičnom zelenim poklopcem od jako kvalitetne plastike.

L’oreal Pure Clay Detox & Brighten Mask is THAT mask that I fell in love with at first use. I can’t explain this solid relationship we built over the time, but I can tell you my impressions! So, this little beauty is packed in the same packaging as the previous one. It’s black color is a result of the ingredients – charcoal and clay. The smell is gentle, kinda muddy and clayish. I like it actually! I ALWAYS apply this mask with classic foundation brush; it’s easy and precise. Now, this one dries pretty fast and sometimes, on certain parts of face – dries skin unpleasantly. This mask will detox & illuminate your facial skin in short time if you use it on the right parts of your face – the oily ones! For me it’s usually T-zone, but I found myself applying it all over my face in the past 2 months. And it works it’s magic in just 15 minutes! It cleans pores of dirt and pollution, leaving skin with clean, velvety feeling. I noticed that my face is extremely health-glowy right after this mask (not shiny!), fresh and non-stressed. BINGO! This baby secured place in my skincare routine…

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L’oreal Pure Clay Detox & Brighten Mask je TA maska u koju sam se zaljubila na prvo korišćenje. Ne mogu vam ni približno objasniti čvrstu vezu koju smo izgradile za ovo vreme, ali ću vam rado preneti svoje utiske. Dakle, ova lepotica dolazi u istom pakovanju kao i njena drugarica o kojoj sam vam prethodno pričala. Crna boja ove maske je rezultat njenih sastojaka – ugalj i glina. Miris je blag, pomalo asocira na blato i glinu. I zapravo mi se dopada! UVEK nanosim ovu masku onom klasičnom četkicom za nanošenje tečnog pudera; lakše je i naošenje je ultra precizno. Dakle, ova maska se suši dosta brzo i ponekad – ako je nanesena na “pogrešne” delove lica – neprijatno isušuje kožu. Ova maskica će odraditi odličan detoks kože lica u vrlo kratkom vremenskom roku ako je pravilno koristite – na masnim delovima lica! Za mene je to obično T-zona, ali sam uhvatila sebe kako je nanosim preko celog lica u više navrata. Ona svoju magiju bez problema izvodi u tih 15 minuta koliko je držim na licu. Čisti pore od prljavštine i zagađenja, ostavljajući kožu sa čistim, baršunastim osećajem. Primetila sam da mi koža nakon korišćenja maske ima divan zdrav sjaj, da se oseća sveže i opušteno (ne u “visi okolo” smislu, već baš više nije pod stresom!)… Ova teglica je sebiobezbedila mesto u mojoj rutini nege kože lica…

Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask is the last in this post but my ALL TIME FAVORITE facial mask. There’s no enough praise to be told about this mask! Apparently, it contains 15 rare minerals mixed with B3 vitamin and Vichy Thermal Water and it’s intended for thirsty and uncomfortable skin. It’s enriched with jasmine water, bamboo and green tea. I use it once or twice a week after a really long day at the beach, when my skin is dehydrated and tired of sun, salt, sweat, etc. I always apply it on washed and dried skin, without massaging it to full absorption. I leave it to the skin to absorb what it needs. The smell is splendidly refreshing and gel-like texture is abnormaly pleasant on skin as it has this cooling effect. After 7 minutes, if there’s something left on my skin, I gently massage it till the full absorption. Anyway, after this mask skin is amazingly radiant, refreshed and hydrated, and this feeling lasts for about 36 hours. Skin is super smooth and hydrated, with velvet and fresh feeling.

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Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask je poslednja u ovom postu ali je moja zauvek najdraža maska za lice. Ne postoji dovoljno reči hvale za ovu maskicu. Naime, sadrži 15 minerala u kombinaciji sa vitaminom B3 i Vichy termalnom vodom, i namenjena je žednoj (ili bolje rečeno – namučenoj) koži. Obogaćena je jasmin vodom, ekstraktima bambusa i zelenog čaja. Ovu masku koristim jednom ili dva puta nedeljno nakon dugog dana na plaži, kada mi je koža dehidrirana i umorna od sunca, soli, znoja, itd. Uvek je nanosim na čistu kožu, bez utrljavanje do potpunog upijanja. Ostavljam koži da sama upije ono što joj treba – gde joj treba. Miris ove maske je predivno osvežavajuć a gelasta tekstura je nadnaravno prijatna budući da maska prijatno rashlađuje kožu. Ako nakon 7 minuta na mojoj koži ima još ostataka maske, lagano je utrljam u kožu dok se potpuno ne rastopi i upije. Koža je nakon ove maske prelepo sjajna, osvežena i hidridana, i ovaj osećaj traje dobrih 36 sati. Koža je takođe vrlo glatka i meka, sa baršunastim osećajem i osećajem svežine.


If you tried any of these, I’d like to hear your opinions on them! Or you could advice us to try your favorite face masks! Let us know in the comments below!

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Ako se isprobale bilo koju od ovih maski, volela bih da čujem i vaša mišljenja! Ili možete preporučiti vaše omiljene maske za lice tako da ih i mi ostale isprobamo 🙂 Pišite u komentarima ispod!