I love face masks and I really haven’t been doing many lately, but I have one to share with you today, it’s the Rocia Mixer Masque.
Rocia is a Canadian brand that only uses naturally derived and biodegradable ingredients. Their products are synthetic-free, gluten-free and vegan-friendly (except those that contain beeswax).
Let’s take a closer look at their Mixer Masque and see how it worked out for me…
This mask comes in a dry form and you mix it with a toner (review coming soon) to make a paste. You can also mix it with a cleanser to make a scrub.
You mix 1 tsp of mixer masque with 1/4 tsp of toner to make your paste.
It doesn’t look like you’d have enough to cover your face, but there is just enough. You leave it on until it’s dry then remove with warm water.
At this point I’ve had it on for 8-10 minutes or so. I rinsed it off after about 15 minutes.
Let’s start with the smell… oh dear, the smell. There is seaweed in the masque and it smells like the seaweed has gone funky. The scent is not super strong, but I found it very unpleasant. I’m surprised I kept the mask on until it fully dried, but I wanted to give it a fair chance. Just so you know I grew up by the sea and I LOVE the smell of sea water and fish – but the smell of this mask is just not for me.
I removed the mask using a wet facecloth – I find that usually works better than using hands alone. The mask came off very well.
Once the mask was off I did not notice any improvement with my skin – it actually felt really dry and I wanted to hydrate and moisturize ASAP. However, the next morning my skin looked calmer – the redness seemed less than usual and my pimples seemed a bit less visible.
I was sent a mini sample of their Balance Cleanser, but I did not realize that it was most likely to use with this masque to create a scrub. The directions on the mask talk about mixing it with “liquid mixer”, so when I went on their site to see what that was, that’s when I found out you could make a scrub, but I had already used the cleanser – woops!
I did not use to be a fan of clay masks because I did not like the feeling of not being able to move my face once they started drying. But now that I’ve been trying more and more they have grown on me. However, I really did not enjoy the smell of this one so I don’t see myself using it again.
Have you heard of Rocia before? Would you use a mask like this?
– Chantal 🙂
Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.