While cloth masks are all the rage now, this is not the first one I’ve tried. But Cettua’s “Before Having Date” cloth mask is one of the better ones, and one of the least expensive. Proof that you don't have to spend a fortune for a good product, don't you think?
So back to the cloth masks… There’s a reason they’re all the rage right now – it's because they're a really clever idea. No more drying mud masks cracking on your face and crumbling onto your chest. No more scrubbing the drying, crumbling mess off your face. Simply remove the mask from it's packaging (careful, it's really wet) and place it on your face with all the right bits sticking out of the relevant holes (it's pretty obvious when you open the mask up, trust me), lock the door (you will look like Hannibal Lector) and relax for 20 minutes. Or carry on about your day, which is how I tend to do it. When your 20 minutes are up, remove the cloth from your face and voila! Hydrated, collagen-replenished skin.
My only gripe (apart from the Hannibal Lector motif, obviously) is that despite all the finger patting the instructions, er, instructed me to do, my skin still felt pretty sticky afterwards. But after a quick nap (I told you, I had a big party to go to), my skin had obviously absorbed all the collagen and was feeling smooth and plump and moisturised. And apparently full of ginko, mulberry extract and marine collagen.
Cettua Before Having Date Collagen Essence Mask, R49.99, is available from Clicks stores. There are two masks in a pack. They are not reusable.