My Favourite Face Mask – Concha Nacar Bleach Cream


By: Vivien Veil

Now this has been in the family since I can remember.  My mother swears by it and passed it down to all of us.

I’ve been using it since my early teens.  I love this product so much that I recommend it to all of my friends, and now I’m encouraging you all to give it a try.

I usually leave it on longer than 60 min.  The longer the better.  You can buy this cream at Walmart and CVS  in the USA.  Not sure if you can get it here in the UK yet.concha-nacar


Glycerine, Zinc Oxide, Ground Barley, Water, Oyster Shell Powder, Lemon Juice, Honey, Witch Hazel, Bentonite, Papain, Irish Moss Powder, Salicylic Acid, Fragrance

Bleach Cream

A one of a kind cream uniquely formulated to bleach, cleanse the pores, remove impurities, aid in fading spots and blemishes, and generally beautify the skin. Contains genuine OYSTER SHELL POWDER.


Clean face with Perlop Limpiadora deep Cleansing Cream.* Mix Bleach Cream well and apply to face and neck.  Allow it to remain for 30-60 mins. Remove with cold water.
*You can use any cleansing cream. They obviously want you to buy more of their products.

What do the ingredients do?

OYSTER SHELL POWDER –  The Chinese used this for over 2000 years! This anti ageing  and anti wrinkle powder will keep your skin smooth, soft and well-nourished. It’s loaded with minerals, amino acids and calcium.  Latin American women swear by this product!

LEMON JUICE –  Lemon juice is a natural exfoliant and best of all, it brightens up your skin. It removes dead skin cells, bleaches dark spots, treats blackheads and cleanses your pores.

HONEY –  This bee favourite if loaded with vitamins, such as calcium, B2, B3, B5, B6, zinc, iron, and magnesium.  It’s a strong anti-inflammatory agent that prevents infections. It’s antibacterial properties leave your skin bacteria free.

BENTONITE –  This is actually volcanic ash. This mineral is great for treating acne, treating facial swelling, heals fungal infections, rebuilds damaged tissue, and cleanses your pores.

WITCH HAZEL –  This natural product derived from the the leaves and bark of the witch hazel shrub is a natural disinfectant.  It reduces bacteria, prevents inflammation, good for treating acne and best of all, it tightens pores and swollen veins.  Witch hazel doesn’t mess with the pH balance of your skin either.

PAPAIN –  Papain is found in papayas. This exfoliant dissolves dead skin cells, improves skin’s collagen and is a great skin healer.

IRISH MOSS –  This seaweed is great in minerals and kicks out toxins from your skin.  It also increases circulation and makes your skin glow.

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 Beautý. 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.