Over the past couple of years my skin has gone from oily, to combination/dry and right back to oily again and now that it's back I can't say I'm overly thrilled about it and by the end of the day I feel like I have an oil slick on my face, the other disadvantage to this is that I've been having more regular outbreaks so to stem this I have been trying to get into a regular routine of using facial masks and the Thalgo Deep Cleansing Absorbent Mask* is aimed at combination/oily skin.
Thalgo is a French marine health and beauty brand founded in 1964 and uses various species of marine algae in their products. This mask is "rich in natural clay which absorbs excess sebum, Deep-Cleansing Absorbent Mask gently but effectively lifts away impurities, leaving a matte, healthy and radiant complexion." (taken from their website)
On application this mask has a tingling sensation and is a pale green in colour. It is very creamy in consistency, and is lighter to put on than some other clay masks - others can feel very thick and heavy on application. It is recommended to leave on for 15-20 minutes before washing off and it dries to a fairly transparent film. During this time I didn't feel my face going rigid nor did I feel like my facial expressions were paralysed (as though I'd had botox).
After rinsing the face mask off my skin felt very soft and didn't feel tight in the slightest. Like most face masks it doesn't rinse off as easily as say soap.
I will say my skin still is oily the following day of using the mask but I don't feel quite as oil slickish as I usually do and my skin does feel softer.