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Saturday, 26 January 2019

Veoli Botanica Gommage Face Mask - how to use gommage mask?

I barely ever write about products made by local brands even if the country I live in currently is full of natural brands focused on healthy living. Veoli Botanica is a cruelty-free & vegan brand from Poland, it's quite a young brand but it already got me. I want to show you today Veoli Botanica Gommage Face Mask and tell you more about gommage masks because they are really underrated. 


Veoli Botanica

Veoli Botanica is quite a young skincare brand from Poland, the brand focus on making vegan- and vegetarian-friendly skincare product for sensitive skin. The brand uses natural ingredients from regional sources - so many of the ingredients you'll easily spot in Poland. The whole Veoli line contains 6 products - Milk Face-Cleansing Emulsion, Smoothing  Flax Seeds Peeling, Regenerative Facial night Cream, Relaxing Rose-Petal Body Oil, Soft Day Cream and Gommage Face Mask. 

Veoli Botanica Gommage Face Mask - how to use gommage mask?

Packaging

There's some kind of beauty in the packaging of Veoli mask - it reminds me of old creams which my mom always bought when I was a child and which I'm still buying from time to time - I guess Vitamin A and Allantoin is still sold in such way - an aluminium tube. It's easy to apply the mask with your finger, the texture reminds me of the homemade glue or manjar de leche. It's a creamy and light formula. The tube contains 75 ml of the product. The scent is interesting - it's a heavy scent which I think I should connect to an English Oak, it has this herbal hint of scent which I can clearly see myself using it in a professional environment. 

What's a gommage?

Before I start to tell you more about the product I want to focus a bit on how to use the product and what you can achieve with this mask. Gommage masks are bit different than other masks - all you have to do is to apply a very thin layer of the product and leave it to dry - obviously, it won't dry like clay mask but you'll see it's time when you can rub the mask with a finger or even better - with two, I make with my fingers similar moves to the moves I do during facial massage. The mask should easily peel off leaving the skin soft and moist. This type of mask is especially good for sensitive skin and it's good to use it before an important event - it won't leave your skin red. After peeling off the mask, I recommend you to clean your skin with water and gently tap the rest of the water left after cleansing. 

Veoli Botanica Gommage Face Mask - how to use gommage mask?

What's inside the mask? 

Let's see what we can find inside the Veoli Botanica Gommage Face Mask.
Aqua, Glycerin, Amylose, Kaolin, Betaine, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Aqua, Glycerin, Quercus Robur Bark Extract, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Glycol, Aqua, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Polysorbate 80, Xanthan Gum, Parfum

I took all the ingredients from Veoli's website but let me tell you what's inside this mask. I guess you shouldn't be surprised to see Glycerin in a moisturizing mask, Glycerin is one of the most popular humectants, it keeps your skin hydrated. Amylose - promotes skin regeneration and wound healing, this ingredient is really surprising since it's not an ingredient which I barely saw in skincare. The base for the mask is Kaolin also known as China Clay, it's an ideal clay for dry skin. This mask contains moisturizing ingredients like Glycerin, Betaine and Panthenol. I can't deny that Veoli Gommage Facial Mask is for dry skin, a mix of Ethylhexyl Stearate and Glyceryl Stearate SE - an emollient and oily emulsifier - is not a combination that might oily skin like unless your skin is dehydrated and you need a product that can help with your skin condition. One of the ingredients that are worth a mention is Quercus Robur Bark Extract - English Oak, this ingredient has antiseptic properties. Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract is an extract that should help the skin recover quickly, especially if it comes to wounds.  Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate is an ingredient that some people avoid even if there's documentation that this absorbent is not as bad as some people use to think. The only ingredients you might actually not be a fan of are Parfum and Phenoxyethanol but as I always say - ingredients are an individual thing and still I recommend you to do a patch test before use of every product especially if your skin is sensitive

Veoli Botanica Gommage Face Mask - how to use gommage mask?

How does it work?

This mask definitely brightens my skin - my skin has a tendency to show quick reactions to the treatments so it can be red for couple seconds and then it gets pale and bright. I can't deny it's a moisturizing mask because yes I do feel that my skin is moist after I use it but what's interesting in this mask - it makes your skin feel so soft and velvet. I used to avoid gommage products because I didn't know how to use them but once you learn how to make all the moves and how to remove such masks from your skin, I swear you won't be able to stop. If your skin is mature, be careful - make slow moves with your fingers from bottom to the top part of your face, mature skin is not as elastic as young skin and using this mask the wrong way might destroy the whole experience. I can clearly compare this product to professional product used in SPAs - the scent, the texture and the effects are really interesting and I guess I'll recommend this mask a lot because honestly sometimes I wonder if I should take Veoli mask and oil with me and practise with them instead of focusing on professional brands for SPAs & estheticians. 

Veoli Botanica Gommage Face Mask costs 69 PLN, it's about $19 for 75 ml of the product. It's not a high price as for a natural brand. If you're from Poland or you plan to visit Poland then I recommend you checking Drogeria Natura - you can find there Veoli products. I also recommend you to check the brand's website - it has an English version. 

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*** This post was made in collaboration with Veoli, even though it still shows my personal opinion on the topic and product**

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