The Battle: Clay Mask or Facial Peel?

August 03, 2021 2 min read

The Battle: Clay Mask or Facial Peel?

Here is a question that we are asked all the time, “Which is better? Clay Masks or Enzyme Peels”? I am just going to come straight out and say it, this is an apples and oranges question. They are both very good products and have similar end results with very different actions.

Let’s dive in, shall we?

Clay has long been used to pull things out of the skin, toxins, oil, bacteria, make-up. That’s it’s job, to pull. It cleanses pores deep down with the added benefit of shrinking pore visibility over time. Because of it’s ever so slightly gritty nature (and this depends on what type of clay you are using of course), it acts like a polishing sand paper, when you are removing the mask with a wash cloth and warm water. As you wash it off, it loosens and brings dead skin with it, leaving your skin soft and smooth.

First: These peels are different than the chemical peels that you get at your local medical spa. Much less harsh and no actual visible “skin peeling” occurs after their use. The enzymes (pomegranate enzyme ferment in Recherch’es case) while left on the skin, basically eat the “glue" that holds dead and dying skin to the surface of your perfect new skin underneath. Dead skin cells are a MAJOR pore clogger and a leading reason for acne to occur. Once the enzymes loosen the dead cells, you come along with a wash cloth and warm water and simply wipe them away. Once again, leaving your skin clean and clear and feeling oh so smooth.

So there it is… Our belief is they both have a place in your skin care line up, but they are not two products that you would use on the same day. We often recommend swapping them out every other week for regular use.

Until Next Time,
Hillari Ladd

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