Lately, I’ve been super obsessed with skincare products — even more so than makeup. New lines, potions, peels, masks (particularly SHEET MASKS!) have been catching my eye and taking over my bathroom counter.
A new line I’ve just tried is by Colleen Rothschild, and has a wonderful range of skincare products. She’s been in the beauty industry for 20+ years and created a line that is simple, effortless and highly effective.
Note: This is a sponsored post – I was gifted these to try and review. As usual, all thoughts and opinions are my own and what I honestly think of the products.
I was amped when I opened my package and found this Clarifying Detox Mask as well as a facial cleansing balm, because oil cleansers have been super trendy lately. They’re great for oilier skin like mine, too, because it won’t strip your skin of natural oils and will help to balance production.
The cleansing balm claims to dissolve eye and face makeup, so I decided to try it one night when I had a full face on… I applied it dry as instructed, and used the muslin cloth it came with to wipe it off (and all of the other shit on my face that came with it). It is supposed to help clear congested pores, remove impurities and leave skin balanced, soft, and radiant.
So… does it work?
Verdict: This stuff is legit! It’s a buttery consistency with a mild, fresh scent that I can get into. While I had to apply a second coat to my eyes to ensure all of my mascara was off, it did a great job breaking everything down without tugging or irritating my skin or pulling eyelashes out. My skin really liked this — it felt clean but not tight, and hydrated after using. I definitely prefer to use it at night vs. in the morning, it makes taking your face off at day’s end a luxurious experience and not an annoying hassle.
Now, let’s talk about the clarifying mask…
First of all, it has charcoal in it so I’m already a fan. Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out pore clogging impurities and leaves a more balanced complexion – it’s a magical ingredient in skincare. There’s also glycolic acid to increase cellular turnover, microsilver to promote clear skin, and vitamin C for antioxidant protection.
This mask is a bit thinner than many other charcoal based ones I’ve tried, and doesn’t dry out or tighten quite as bad either. I felt like my skin looked brighter and pores looked smaller from getting excess oil sucked out of them… It definitely calmed my skin down and balanced it out, which is saying something for me. It wasn’t overly drying (like some detoxifying clay masks I’ve used) and I didn’t have to use a heavier moisturizer after… I think the thinner consistency makes it gentler on the skin and something you could actually use a few times a week.
All in all, I really liked the Radiant Cleansing Balm as it left my skin feeling great and took off my makeup with no problem. While the charcoal mask was comfortable to wear, I do wish it was a bit thicker. And last but not least, the packaging is fab. Simple, minimal, and super slick! In other news, I’m a complete sucker for chic product design.
BONUS: Use the code “COLD20” for 20% all regular priced items for the next week! I’m probably going to make use of it and splurge on the Face Oil.
You can view the full Colleen Rothschild skincare range here. Has anyone else tried this line? If so, let me know your thoughts in a comment!