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A few weeks ago, I watched a Sephora Periscope chat about Korean skin care products. One of the products that caught my attention was the brand Caolion duo clay mask. This product comes with two masks. The first mask detoxifies and exfoliates your skin, and the second tightens and minimizes your pores.

During the Periscope chat the Sephora rep. emphasized that one of the coolest features of this product is that the first step gets hot, and the second step gets cold, so it’s supposed to feel like a spa like experience.

After purchasing this item during Sephora’s VIB sale last week, I was so excited to try it out! I applied the first step, which has a gritty texture that reminds me of Glam Glow’s Youth Mud Tingle Exfoliate Treatment. However that’s where the comparison ends, because after a few minutes of wearing the mask I felt like I took a flaming torch to my face. I followed the directions and left it on for the suggested five minutes, but I forgot to wash it off with cold water, so this created a fire 911 sensation on my face. Quickly, I adjusted the water temperature to cold, and washed the remainder of the mask off. It was late at night when I applied the mask, so I decided to do the second step the following day, which ended up being a huge mistake!

All throughout the night my skin felt hot, even though I had washed every last  bit of the mask off. The next morning, I did the second step of the mask, which has a very strong peppermint scent that caused a tingling sensation on my face and my eyes to water.

After completing the second step, I spritzed some rosewater toner onto my face. Next I applied some Fresh Seaberry oil, and then some Paul’s Choice Skin Recovery Moisturizer. My skin felt clean, and my pores appeared to be minimized.

I decided to return this mask to Sephora because I have extremely sensitive skin, and the intense fiery burn that I experienced with the first step was enough for me to conclude that this mask will not work  for me!

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Caolion Step 1

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Caolion Step 2

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After Mask

What are some of your favorite masks?