Reviewed by Denise
After six weeks of testing, I have found the Eslor Comforting Mask ($38) to be quite effective in both preventing irritation and soothing skin. I’m 44 with a fair complexion and am very prone to frequent breakouts and irritated skin. The Comforting Mask is designed for combination, dry and sensitive skin types, like me. After a quick glance at the Eslor website, I discovered the brand is paraben free and prides itself on being “science driven” and “nature derived.” So, with the promise of “a deep skin cleanse to brighten a dull complexion,” I set out to put the mask to the test.
Right away, I was happy with Eslor’s pretty packaging in an attractive 1.7-oz jar. The active ingredients sounded promising with seaweed extracts, aloe vera gel, kaolin, glycerin, zinc oxide, sweet almond oil, avocado oil and ginseng extract rounding out the formulation. Not so much to my liking was the phenoxyethanol, a possible neurotoxin, as a preservative. Since I really liked the sound of the active ingredients, I was willing to overlook my issue with the preservative and give it a chance.
I started out using the mask twice a week as directed for best results. The mask itself is a deep olive green color and smells slightly of clay. It has a nice slip to it and a thin layer goes on very easily. This is a very gentle mask designed to pull impurities from the skin. The recommended period of 20 minutes seemed like enough time to wear the mask. I did forget I was wearing it a couple of times and went quite a bit longer with the same end results. After I rinsed off the mask, my skin appeared soothed and was incredibly soft. A couple of weeks into it, I began to think something subtle was happening. My coloring was more even and little breakouts and dry spots were becoming a thing of the past.
So far so good, but I really wanted to put this mask to the test by using it on a day when my skin seemed terribly reactive. In fact, I delayed my review so I could wait for a bad skin day and put this mask to a real challenge. The problem was that I’d put the mask on every time I started to break out or my skin felt irritated and by the next day, everything had settled down. There was no dramatic reveal, just one good skin day followed by another. Six weeks went by and still no irritation, only healthy, clear skin. Hard to believe, but I can’t remember having such a string of good skin days together ever.
With a purchase price of $38, I think this mask is a very good value. I would recommend it for anyone with difficult, irritable skin that has a tendency to flare up now and again. After six weeks or so of testing, I’ve used up maybe a quarter of the jar. So, I would say a little goes a long way. I would buy this again.
Ingredients: Aloe Vera Gel, Kaolin, Glycerin, Seaweed Extracts (Fucus, Laminaria Digitata, Spirulina, and Lithothamnion), Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Allantoin, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Guar Gum, Hops Extract, Fragrant Oil, Ginseng Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate