When it comes to weekly rituals, one of my most sacred, has to be my Sunday evenings. With music on and a few candles burning, I get myself ready for the week ahead – to do lists are written, my calendar is laid out, and I treat myself to a face mask. It’s something I’ve done since I was at school, and it lets me get my head around what’s coming up.
The newest addition to my Sunday evening lineup is L’Occitane’s new Purifying Mask – a startlingly green product which leaves skin squeaky clean, and cleansed of any makeup and gunk from the past week. Using the mask couldn’t be easier – just smooth it onto clean, dry skin, leave it for five minutes, massage it into skin, then wipe off with a clean warm, damp flannel.
The result is skin which looks and feels perfectly clean. Unlike other purifying masks I’ve tried, L’Occitane’s doesn’t leave skin feeling stripped or raw. It’s perfect for applying to areas which you want to mattify or exfoliate, and it smells absolutely incredible thanks to the freshly-cut, organic thyme from Provence which is included in the formula.
L’Occitane Purifying Mask is priced at £29 and is available here.