Face Essentials


I’ve been asked what skincare products do I personally recommend and use. Here are my essentials that have proven to work. 🙂 xx

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  • CHANTECAILLE “Vital Essence” Face Serum – An anti-aging face and eye serum made with seaweed, pure rose water, and vitamin C. Real great for those who suffer from rosacea.


  • REN “ClearCalm 3 Clarity Restoring Mask” – Targets the 3 causes of breakouts and blemishes: excess sebum; build up of dead skin skills; blemish-causing bacteria… without harshness. Best of all, 100% natural!
  • REN “Mayblossom T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel” – A balancing, antibacterial facial cleansing gel for skin that is prone to oiliness and breakouts, particularly in the T-zone.
  • REN “T-Zone Balancing Day Fluid” – A mattefying fluid that will leave combination skin looking balanced, clear and beautifully healthy. Protects against free radicals to combat the signs of premature ageing.
  • NEIL’S YARD “Jojoba Oil” – Excellent face oil that softens and moisturizes.
  • CONCHA NACAR “Bleach Cream 3” – A mask that is uniquely formulated to bleach, cleanse the pores, remove impurities, aid in fading spots and blemishes, and make your skin beautiful – thanks to genuine oyster shell. Very affordable!
  • RĂ©Vive “Moisturizing Renewal Night Cream” – Powered by Glycolic Acid, this night cream gently exfloliates, retextures, renews and moisturizes facial skin. Works overtime as you sleep, to eradicate imperfections and visibly diminish fine lines.

Detox Mask Time


Chantecaille Detox Mask - Vivien Veil

By: Vivien Veil

My mom kindly gave me this face mask by Chantecaille.  I’ve only used it 3 times, so it’s too early to tell if its claims are valid, but one thing’s for sure…My face feels absolutely clean afterwards.  Just make sure you wash it off thoroughly because of the kaolin clay.  I put some Witch Hazel toner on my face afterwards to get rid of all of the mask.

I try and give myself a mask a few times a week.   It’s always good to pamper your skin! 🙂

Here’s what the mask does:

Chantecaille Introduces the Detox Clay Mask—a new way to purify and firm skin.

  • Detoxifies and purifies problem skin while it soothes and softens.
  • Hydrates and remineralizes skin.
  • Tightens pores and minimizes any signs of oiliness.
  • Firms and improves skin tone, regulating PH balance and even helping to heal scars—all while avoiding the drying, crackling effect of other clay-based masks.
  • A gentle, non-allergic formula tolerated by even the most sensitive skin.
To its signature anti-inflammatory base of healing and regenerative flower extracts—Rose, Mimosa, Jasmine, and Narcissus—Chantecaille adds a wonderfully absorbent kaolin (clay), soothing and nourishing extract of pure honey, and rosemary, credited with purifying and sebum-regulating properties.Essential Oils from Sweet Orange peel and German Chamomile soothe, soften and regenerate tired, stressed skin. Peppermint Oil and Burdock Root are anti-bacterial agents that help purify skin and maintain healthy pores.How to use:
This dark grey, naturally fragrant mask is designed for regular or occasional use, depending upon skin’s condition. Applied in a generous layer over a freshly washed face and neck, it works for 10 to 12 minutes, and can then be gently rinsed off.
There is no drying or flaking as the mask imparts its revitalizing, hydrating magic.
About Chantecaille:
With more than two decades as a senior beauty executive, Sylvie Chantecaille joined forces with daughter Olivia in 1997 to form Chantecaille BeautĂ˝. Today, the luxury cosmetics line is recognized worldwide for its technologically advanced skincare and beauty products featuring high concentrations of pure, natural botanicals that nourish and revitalize the skin. Husband Olivier and daughter Alex are now also vital parts of the company.