Today I am reviewing my nr 1 skin brightening mask that does an amazing job at controlling my post pregnancy hyper-pigmentation spots. Let me present to you the mighty Lange Paris Intensive Lightening Mask.
Directions from the manufacturer:
Suitable for the sensitive skin, this lightening mask should be used 2x week. Cleanse the face and neck with the lightening lotion using a cotton pad. Apply mask in a thin layer and smooth it over the face and neck. Product should be almost transparent once applied. Wait 10 minutes and gently wipe away with a warm wet cloth. Rinse away the remaining residue with warm water. Pat your skin dry.
❇ Inhibits melanin synthesis and skin pigmentation
❇ Eliminates superficial dead cells, excess sebum, impurities and toxins
❇ Active ingredients:Sunflower oil (contains omega-3 and omega-6 which moisturise skin); Soy oil (firming, tightening, smoothing and reduces dark spots); Glycerin (moisturizer of vegetable origin); Bearberry Extract (contributes to skin lightening and acts on depigmentation areas); Arbutin (a natural derivative of hydroquinone that inhibits the activity of tyrosinase and thus reduces the production of melanin); Allantoin (softens dry skin and is a soothing, effective repairing agent that accelerates cell regeneration); Panthenol (soothing and moisturizing properties), and Bascillus ferment has soothing effect.
❇ Other ingredients:
Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Methyl Gluceth-10, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi(Bearberry)Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Disodium Edta, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Glycerin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate.
My first time using this mask around 2 years ago I hated it. The skin turned bright red on the areas it was applied and I looked like a Rudolf the reindeer with a glowing-red nose. After few months that it was laying in my “meeh” products drawer I decided to try it again. I read the instructions, applied the mask, waited for 10 minutes and I was shocked how good it was. I couldn’t figure out what happened to me the first time so I just continued using it as normal.
At one point I thought “oh, let’s do a thicker layer, it will work better”. Boy, was I wrong. Same Rudolf the reindeer situation happened after 10 minutes of masking. I’ve learned it the hard way with this one that following the instructions was important, especially in wash-off masks.
If I remember it correctly, I’m on the 3rd jar of this and I am definitely using it twice a week in coming months. Sunscreen or not, my skin gets an increase in activity of all the pigmentation spots around spring-summer. After sunny vacations this one is a life-saver as well. In the winter 1x use is enough.
+ Impressive brightening results! Meet’s the claims 100% My pigmentation issues are under control thank’s to it
+ Luxorious packaging
+ Lovely mild marine scent
+ Creamy clay texture that doesn’t dry the skin out
+ Mask comes with a protective seal that you firs have to remove
+ Box contains the small plastic lid and the spatula for a more hygenic use
– Hard to find in the stores
– Ingredients list is split into 2 halves so you don’t know what the actual order of the ingredients is (for me it is important for knowing the concentrations of things)
– Full price of 45€ is a personal downside since 🙁 I use it quite often
Thank you for reading!
Yours truly, Kati ?