I absolutely love masks! I think that masks offer me my own littler personal spa day when applying them and I also love what they do for my skin. I have tried many many brands, types and price points when it comes to them and have a list of favorites I can turn to when ever I’m looking for some extra pampering. Borghese Fango Mud Masks have become a favorite of mine now over the last few months and used in combination with my regular skin care line, they have been great on my skin.
The Fango line from Borghese is a popular one. I have been talking with friends that have tried the brand before and each of them have said that they love the Fango line. This particular line offers seven different masks that provide everything from skin tightening, lightening, cleansing and even brightening. The line also includes serums, hydration mists and other products to assist with your skin care routine. Each product can be used for a variety of purposes and I love that most if not all of the masks come in two different sizes to accommodate your pocket book and your needs. Here are three that I have been able to try out and my thoughts on each.
Fango Active Mud for Face and Body (17.6 oz/430 ml – $72.50) can be used for both your face and your body. This cleansing mud mask reminds me of mud with it’s deep army green color but works really nicely for my body and parts of my face. You apply it on your clean skin – packing it on thickly and avoiding your eye and mouth area. Allow it to sit for about 2-5 minutes (but do not allow the product to dry). Remove with a wet sponge or rinse with cool water. You can apply this mask once a week, but it can be a little too dry for me to use that often, so I use it once every two weeks. I enjoy using this on my knees, elbows and on the areas I feel I have the largest pores. This is the mask I use more to treat problem areas or spot treat so that it adds hydration and reduces fine lines (like around my nose). Infused with Sweet Almond and Avocado Oils, this mud mask detoxifies and does away with dull skin, leaving the skin radiant and refreshed. If you like that clean refreshed feeling – you’ll enjoy this mask.
Fango Delicate Active Mud Mask for Delicate Skin (7.0 oz/200 ml – $37.00) is my favorite mask out of the bunch. This light green mask reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream, but do not eat it. lol Since I have sensitive skin I find that this is the mask I can use most often without it drying out my skin or cleaning my skin so well that it causes my eczema to flare up. This mud is a purifying treatment that is formulated to cleanse and detoxify – leaving your most fragile and sensitive skin feeling refreshed and enriched with goodness. It includes ingredients like Aloe Vera, Oat Protein and Mango Butter that helps to calm the skin and provide hydration. Olive Fruit and Chamomille extracts soothe and alleviate the dryness leaving your skin soft and restoring the supple cushion your skin needs to feel comfortable and great.
The Fango Delicate Mud is one I can use at least once a week and I use it over my entire face without issue of sensitivities. This mask makes my skin feel soft and hydrated which I enjoy and it is such a great little tool for offering me a bit of pampering after a long day. If you have sensitive skin or you just want a mask that helps to clean but hydrate and will work effectively – I think this would be a great one for you to try out.
The last mask I have been using is the Fango Brightening Mud Mask for Face and Body (4.5 oz/127 g) this mask retails for $37.00 for the 7.0 oz jar and is a very cute pink shade that reminds me of Hubba Bubba bubble gum. I love that this is a face and body mask like the active mud mask and offers a variety of uses. I can’t use this mask more than once every two weeks because the citrus in the mask can cause my eczema to flare up if used too often, but it is one I know I will continue to repurchase in the future when I run out. This mask is the perfect mud for brightening the skin and helps to remove the dull look I can sometimes get after a long week. Instantly my skin and face is glowing after removing. With ingredients like Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Sweet Almond and Avocado oils, this mud minimizes pores, evens your skin tone, corrects imperfections and promotes a smooth, clear luminance I desire. This will particularly be a favorite of mine during the summer months when I notice my skin just loses its luster.
I no longer see it available on their website, but the Fango Muds to Go are a great option if you are looking to travel and have your favorite mud with you or if you want to try out something to see if you like it and it works with your skin. I hope it’s just sold out and they will be bringing this back because it is a great option.
Overall – I am loving these. I am a huge fan and lover of masks as I stated before but I had to tread lightly when using them as many can cause adverse affects with my sensitive skin. While some work, others may dry me out so bad that my sensitive skin freaks out and I have an eczema flare up. These masks worked with with my sensitivities and they were easy to apply. I used my fingers to apply each one and I loved how they felt on the skin. Each mask is in a cute mason jar style container which I love. While the jars are glass, they are reasonably sturdy (though I do not suggest dropping them) and work well with any decor you may have when storing them. While I love the three that I used I really enjoy the Delicate Mud which is my weekly spa pampering treatment and Brightening Mud. Active Mud is great – but I can’t use it more than every two weeks – but I love to use it on areas on my body as well. These masks/muds may seem pretty costly – but you are getting a huge amount of product for the price and a little of this stuff goes a long way. After using these now for the last 3-4 months, I didn’t notice the product getting hard or difficult to continue to work with… which is a huge plus since I’ve purchased highend masks that are expensive and only have 2.0 oz of product and they dried up within a month. Removing the mask is easy with the sponge that Borghese offers, but I prefer using a wet wash cloth or my fingers and remove with luke warm water.
I am consistently impressed with the products Borghese has been offering lately. I look forward to trying out more of the muds available from the Fango line because these have become a favorite. Using these products in combination with my normal skin care regimen and other masks I love – they have made a huge difference in how my skin feels and looks. Having turned 35 in January – I’m do my best to keep on top of my skin care and I know these will continue to be a favorite for years to come.
Have you tried anything from the Borghese Fango line? If not – are there any that interests you?