Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Masked Blogger: Crema Mask & Clay Mask from Chellá Skin Care (review)

One of the deep beauty questions I often ponder is: "How can I serve my readers and the beauty community as a whole while shamelessly promoting the opera I'm in?"

Oh it may sound easy to you; but manufacturing vague connections between my singing life and my beauty blogger life requires scouring...that's right, scouring!...the English language.

Well the Universe cut me a serious break this time; because the title of the opera I'm rehearsing is "Un Ballo in Maschera" (or "A Masked Ball"). Get it? Mask? What could be easier? Thank you, Universe!

I decided to review some kind of "mask" each week until the performance. And making this even easier are two fabulous, fabulous masks from the folks at Chellá Skin Care.

Enzyme Formula Exfoliating Crema Mask with Lactic Acid and Sugar Cane

Blurb: This creamy, gentle mask is a combination of enzymes that exfoliate dead cells and excess sebum from the skin and encourages cell turnover for more radiant, even toned and younger looking skin. Gentle enough for use on sensitive skin or skin with acne or rosacea. Gently removes dead skin cells and excess sebum. Encourages cell turnover and promotes growth of new skin. Smoothes skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Improves clarity and evens skin tone so skin has youthful glow. Helps restore moisture so skin is smooth and soft.

The Crema Mask is really wonderful. It felt creamy and soothing; and after a few minutes, there was some tingling. After rinsing, my skin was baby soft and balanced. There was no redness, irritation or stripped feeling. And the next morning, my skin still felt wonderful. This mask is a great combination of powerful enzymes and soothing moisture.

Balancing Clay Mask with Hectorite Clay & Copper

Blurb: This non-drying clay mask is a combination of calming and hydrating minerals that work synergistically to draw out toxins and impurities, refine pores and leave skin clean, balanced and younger looking. This clay mask can also be used as a spot treatment on blemishes.

Since my skin is oily, sensitive and prone to break outs, I'm always up for a good clay mask. And this one is better than good. It goes on smoothly, is fragrance free and rinses off easily. After rinsing, my skin was super smooth, super refreshed, and my pores were spic and span. What I really like about this mask is that I get all the clay mask cleansing and oil control, and my face feels calm and soothed. Another bonus is that this can be used as a spot treatment.

Both masks now have a place in my skincare regimen. Since they seem to agree with my skin so well, I'm planning to alternate them throughout the week.

Chellá seems to have a lot of good stuff going on. For more info, check out their products page.


  1. Wow ... these sound fantastic! And I agree, I adore a good clay mask. Thanks for the info!


  2. Oh yes indeed, they are fantastic! And the clay mask is a pretty green color (actually looks kind of pretty instead of scary).