Reviewed by Joe
When I first read the directions that I would have to use the Menaji Deep Cleansing Masque
($26) two times a week for maximum benefits, I rolled my eyes… yup, I’m THAT lazy.
But I went out of my way to obey the instructions…
The first thing I did was research the ingredients. I went to Menaji's website and noticed they don’t list them. I find it really irritating when a skincare company does not list its ingredients on its own website. I went to another site where it was available and read them. While not thrilled with everything that’s in it, I figured using the product for a month wouldn’t be the thing that brings my face to its demise.
When I tried it for the first time, I felt like I was putting old Colgate toothpaste on my face… the texture and look needs improvement. I proceeded.
I eventually got it all on and felt as though I just let spackle dry on my face. I let it dry and couldn’t wait to get it off. I used warm water, and I don’t like to scrub my face, but in this case I had to. As usual, I probably used too much... lesson learned.
The following times I used the mask, I found it better for me to have my face a little moist before applying it. Then it wasn’t so bad. I proceeded to let it dry, then took my washcloth and let it “steam” the mask off. That worked better.
While I have nothing really bad to say about this product, I don’t have anything great to say about it either.
I don’t have any blemishes, and I’m not an outdoorsy kind of guy, so there are no real “environmental toxins” I’m concerned about. But it could be a good product if I were a guy who had oily skin or breakouts or was in construction and worked outside (though how many of those guys use a face mask or masque, rather – I’d say 85% of them do not even use sunblock!).
Maybe this would be more suitable for someone who has problem skin. Since I don’t, I saw no difference and it certainly can’t compare to the mask I use (WHICH I AM NOT MENTIONING cough, cough LVC). Maybe someone reading this knows a guy with problem skin and could recommend this product to them.
In closing, if I had to rate this on a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give it a 7. I don’t really want to not
recommend it, but my thinking is the men who might benefit from this the most probably aren’t going to be reading this review!
Ingredients: Water, Kaolin, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate Squalane, Titanium Dioxide, Bentonite, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, SD40 Alcohol, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Super Oxide Dismutase, Camphor, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Retinyl Palmitate, (Vitamin A), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Salicylic Acid