Plum Green Tea Clear Face Mask Review

No matter how well we take care of our skin, a random pimple (or two) just appears out of no where and we’re left trying to heal it. I ordered this mask when I was going through a bad skin phase. I just got three big spots on my face. It just randomly happened. I followed my CTM routine, took off my makeup before I went to bed, used a new face towel everyday. But it still just happened! Oily skin woes!

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Plum does extensive advertising on Facebook and I was just reading the comments of women on these ads about how it really helped them. I don’t really buy anything blindly, so I went to their website to take a look t the ingredients and how it works.

It claims to “cleanse, care, control acne, prevent recurrence, and to do all of this gently..”

The ingredients include Kaolin clay, bentonite, geen tea leaf extract and glycolic acid among other things and all these without parabens, phtalates, propylene glycol, SLS, DEA and PABA! In short, no bad stuff, just nice stuff!

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Firstly, this mask looks like a mousse foundation in the jar and also feels like one when you touch it. It spreads so easily on the face. No tugging, no chunks due to drying of the mask, no clumps in one place. It glides on the face like mousse but settles down fairly quickly and starts to dry. When applied, it does suck the oil and grime out of the skin but it never stiffens the face. If you have ever used any mud mask, you’ll know that you cannot move your mouth or talk. If you do, your face will hurt a bit. This mask is quite comfortable while it sits on the skin.

When you apply it, you’ll feel a rush on coolness on your face and I really like that. It’s not subtle, it’s just full blown minty! It doesn’t say on the package about how long you must keep the mask on your face, so I do the usual 20 minutes. When I wash it off, my face feels really refined. It feels like it has really gone deep in my pores and sucked the grime out. But it doesn’t make my face parched like so many mud masks (I’m looking at you Himalaya Neem Face Pack. I’m looking at you!)

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At first, I didn’t feel like it did anything for my spots, so I thought maybe it will take longer as it doesn’t have too many chemicals. However, I was pleasantly surprised the next morning as I felt that the pimples weren’t very painful anymore. They didn’t just zap out. But they looked and felt much smaller. You know how you can touch a pimple that is under the surface of the skin, and you can feel it’s size? I felt that the bumps had gone down considerably.

Now, it also did me one more good, it reduced my blackheads. I cannot claim it can do this for everyone since this is mainly an anti acne mask that works on spots and redness. But I noticed a lot of small, microscopic blackheads that I had, weren’t very visible anymore. I think Glycolic Acid has a role to play here since it is a great exfoliant.

I’d also like to mention that this is good for people who don’t like using manual scrubs as it is abrasive for the skin, this mask not only cleans your face but the glycolic acid in it also exfoliates and removes dead skin cells very effectively. You’ll notice your makeup going much more smoother the day or day after you apply it. This mask is so good after you’ve worn a full face of heavy makeup with primer, foundation, powder and setting spray. Especially if your makeup is very high coverage and you’ve built it up a lot or if it is not very breathable. Just apply this mask when you get home, after removing your makeup and washing your face and it will unclog your pores and prevent any break outs.

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This mask has really helped me heal my under the surface pimples and I can also see the marks are going away slowly and it has just been, I think, two weeks or so! I’d advice you to use this mask twice or thrice a week and I hope you love this as much as I love it!

The Plum Green Tea Clear Face Mask retails for INR 475 for 60grams of product and is currently is available only in online stores.

Until Next time, lovelies, stay beautiful! :*

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