Bl'eau Beauty is one of the latest Canadian beauty brand making waves in the skincare world. The brand pride itself with a collection of Glacial Oceanic Clay masks made with a blend of Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay and Glacial Mineral Water.

What truly caught my attention is the key ingredient; a rare form of Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay found only in British Columbia (where I live!). Every mask is loaded with over 60 bountiful minerals and other natural ingredients including algae, seaweed and spirulina and is certified organic, 100% vegan and cruelty-free. I was kindly sent Revitalizing Algae Mask and Glacial Oceanic Clay Mask and have been testing both for the past few weeks.

Revitalizing Algae Mask ($39.00) aims to detoxifies, rehydrates and promotes regeneration of damaged skin. The ingredient list is surprisingly short;

Sea Silt, Glycerin, CI 77007, Propanediol, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Chondrus Crispus Powder, CI 77891, Hydroxyacetophenone, Parfum.

The mask comes in a heavy glass jar and kudos to the brand for including a spatula. It's advised to stir the mask before application to get the best out of the product.

My relationship with Revitalizing Algae Mask didn't start out well as I applied too much product the first time. The result was uncomfortable as my skin felt tight and dry and I kick myself for wastage. 

I was smarter the second time and opted to use a face brush ad applied a thin, even layer and left it on for 15 minutes and then rinse. The mask dried down quickly, was easy to wash and most importantly, the results were AMAZING! Clay mask usually dries out my skin terribly but this left my skin feeling and looking fresh, soft, supple and dare I say hydrated?! I have been using it 2-3 times a week and my skin looks smoother and brighter.

Verdict: You really can't go wrong with this mask. The price is reasonable, the ingredient list is short and sweet and it truly delivers amazing results.

Now let's talk about my favourite of the two, Glacial Oceanic Clay Mask ($59.00) instantly won me over with its beautiful jewel-like packaging. Unlike the other, this mask is housed in heavy plastic packaging. It definitely looks fancy on my vanity but I keep all my masks in a dark cold drawer so for now, it stays in there.

Sea Silt, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glycerin*, Cetearyl Alcohol, C15-19 Alkane, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cellulose, Coco-Glucoside, Sea Silt Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Propanediol, Aqua, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Glyceryl Caprylate, Pentylene Glycol, Alcohol.

* Organic ingredients

Dreamy ingredient list aside, I find the texture to be really silky and creamy, unlike most clay masks that I've tried. A little goes a very long way and a thin layer is sufficient for the best result. Unlike most clay masks this doesn't dry down leaving my skin feeling very tight and dry on the contrary, my skin felt very comfortable even after 15 minutes!

The mask rinses off easily and my skin looks bright, smooth and fresh. I've been using this consistently 3 times a week and I find that it also helps with my occasional spots; a thin layer over the pimple overnight and it subsides considerably the next morning.

Verdict: Between this and Revitalizing Algae Mask, this is a clear winner. While both masks leave my skin hydrated, soft and supple, Glacial Oceanic Clay Mask is literally glow-in-a-jar. I also noticed my pores looking slightly smoother. It is pricier out of the two but if it's within your budget then I highly recommend trying it.

*Gifted but my thoughts and opinions are 100% unbiased, honest and my own. There is no place for any sort of BS here.
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