Reviewed by Lesley
Last year TIA sent me a tube of Exuviance Rejuvinating Treatment Masque to review and I gave it a less than satisfactory report
. Basically, I found it hard to squeeze out of the tube, and difficult to peel off as directed. But it's been sitting in my medicine cabinet and from time to time I've used it in alternation with Olay's Daily Facial Intensives Deep Cleansing Clay Mask. I thought that the clay masque had much deeper cleansing action, but I have to admit that after comparing the two over time I should recant my initial review of Exuviance and give it a two thumbs up!
Where the Olay clay masque seems to suck the dirt and moisture right out of every pore, leaving my skin red and blotchy from the trauma, the Exuviance masque leaves my face not only cleaner, but glowing.
I think that the difficulty I had squeezing the gel out of the tube is perhaps an effort to control the impulse to use more than you need. I still contend that it's difficult, but you don't need a huge amount to grab a small tag of dried gel at the outer edge of your masque and peel it right off of your face. It also smells extremely fresh and lovely.
I found it listed for the least amount ($23 for a 2 1/2 oz. tube) on SkinWest.com, vs. $30 on every other site. You'd be doing us all a favor by carrying it on TIA!
TIA note: Olay’s Clay Mask has been discontinued. Read on for our Five Best face masks of 2011
Ingredients in Exuvience: Water, Alcohol Denat., Polyvinyl Alcohol, Mandelic Acid, Gluconolactone, Octoxynol-9, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citrus Grandis Fruit Extract, Symphytum Officinale Extract, Panthenol, Wheat Amino Acids, Polyquarterium-10, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone Copolyol, Sodium PCA, Hydrogentated Lecithin, Ethoxydiglycol, Hydroxyproline, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ammonium Hydroxide, Methylparaben, Fragrance, CI 42090, CI 19140