Some products simply stand out in a crowd, and Malin+Goetz has amply achieved this with their innovative and effective Detox Face Mask. This, in my opinion, is one of those breakthrough products that you will keep in rotation once you try it because it is so effective. There is a very good reason that Allure Magazine's Editor's Choice Best of Beauty Awards (2008) chose it as the Best Deep Cleaning Mask.
It is very easy to use, and it only takes about five minutes of your time to achieve profoundly cleaned and glowing skin. It is a foaming gel mask that starts out as a standard looking gel cleanser, but it quickly transforms into a frothing head of delectable foam. You do not need to add water to activate it- it does all of the work for you.
According to Malin+Goetz, "An easy five minute foaming gel mask: Innovative, oxygenating cleansing agents replace harsh detergents and drying clays to deep-pore-cleanse, lifting dirt, oil and make-up away from the skin without irritation, while creating a physical barrier to seal hydration. Complex amino acids and natural almond extract gently and effectively purify, clarify, balance and soothe. Stable Vitamin C, anti-oxidant Vitamin E and Soy Protein help firm and address concerns for aging. Natural fragrance and color."
It really couldn't be any easier to use: "For deep cleansing and hydration, a thick layer of gel applied for 5 minutes or until dissipation of foam begins, in place of cleanser, one to two times per week. Oilier skin may use a thin layer daily for night-time deep cleansing and oil control. Remove with warm wash cloth and water upon oxygenation. Dryer skin may apply a thin layer daily as night-time hydrating cleanser. Tissue off without water upon oxygenation for optimal hydration."
Once it begins to foam and the little oxygen bubbles begin to explode, it tickles in the most pleasant way-- that evokes delightful memories of Pop Rocks, or the utter amusement one experiences the first time they see Alka Seltzer react in water. More impressive than the novelty of the formula is what it actually does for the skin. My skin feels deeply cleaned while simultaneously hydrated. It never leaves my combination skin irritated, or taut and dry. There is a real genius and wisdom to the way that they formulated this product, and it is gentle enough for those who have sensitive or dry skin.Ingredients: purified water (aqua purificata), methyl perfluoroisobutyl ether, butylene glycol, stearic acid, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycerin, chondrus crispus (carrageenan), methyl perfluorobutyl ether, stearyl alcohol, sodium laureth sulfate, dimethicone, triethanolamine, phenoxyethanol, pentylene glycol, polyhydroxystearic acid, hydrolyzed soy protein, isononyl isononanoate, xanthan gum, peg-90m, ethylhexyl isononanoate, sodium cocamidopropyl pg-dimonium chloride phosphate, benzaldehyde, 4-t-butylcyclohexanol, hydroxyethylcellulose, squalane, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e), prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (stable vitamin c), sodium pca, arginine, camellia sinensis leaf extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, panthenol (vitamin b5), benzoic acid, methylchloroisothiazolinone, citric acid, sodium chloride, methylisothiazolinone.
How select ingredients work to benefit the skin: "Squalene, glycerin, and sodium pca moisturize and hydrate; soy protein and panthenol firm; green tea extract and vitamin e work as anitoxidants; vitamin c smoothes lines."
Overall assessment: This is how to do an effective deep cleaning mask! I am so impressed by this product that I will definitely be buying the full size product. My skin looks refreshed, deeply cleaned, and never feels taut, uncomfortable, or stripped after use. A+
$40.00 for 4 oz. where Malin+Goetz is sold.