marie veronique | probiotic + exfoliation mask

When it comes to masking, there are two simple categories

  1. Clay detox masks, which help unclog and degunk pores
  2. Acid exfoliation masks, which help slough off dead skin cells and brighten the complexion

But what if I told you there’s a mask that doesn’t firmly fit into either camp and instead, has created something of its own category?

That’s exactly what Marie Veronique Probiotic + Exfoliation Mask has done, and it’s ready to replace the majority of your spa day treats.

Marie Veronique Probiotic + Exfoliation Mask

{Marie Veronique Probiotic + Exfoliation Mask costs $50 for a 1.7-ounce jar. I purchased this product with my own money.}

Marie Veronique Probiotic + Exfoliation Mask Review

Though, OK, it can’t yet replace a good clay mask, Marie Veronique Probiotic + Exfoliation Mask is an exceptional multitasker and something of a skin food, thanks to its smart blend of lactic acid, fruit enzymes, shea butter and probiotic cultures.

You’re going to be seeing more and more probiotic skincare treats going into 2018; Marie Veronique will lead the way with its scientifically backed, thoughtful and clean blends.

(This probiotic mist is also in my skincare arsenal.)

If, somehow, Marie could figure out how to incorporate a good, cleansing clay into this creation, this mask seriously could treat everything your skin deals with daily.

Instead, Marie Veronique Probiotic + Exfoliation Mask gets to work on your parched, dull skin by gently exfoliating and brightening via acids while keeping natural skin flora in check thanks to a special pre/probiotic complex.

Marie Veronique Probiotic + Exfoliation Mask

I was drawn to Marie Veronique Probiotic + Exfoliation Mask because of my constant struggle with fungal acne (also known as pityrosporum folliculutis or malassezia folliculitis).

(I’ll detail this annoying issue in a forthcoming post, but know that our skin is resident to all sorts of bacteria and fungus; when it goes out of whack, it means major skin issues that must be addressed both internally and externally.)

While there are some ingredients in this mask that may irritiate fungal acne (namely, shea butter), I took a chance on it because of the balancing probiotic blend that could help balance my own skin flora.

Here’s an ingredient breakdown:

Lactic Acid
Alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) safe for all skin types, including skin prone to hyperpigmentation

Sodium Salicylate
Anti-inflammatory that moderates effect of lactic acid

Lemon Bioferment Enzymes
Dissolve dead skin cells loosened by lactic acid

Shea Butter and Coconut Flour
Return emolliency to the skin

Probiotic Cultures
Helps restore the natural balance of skin’s microbiota

Here’s the full ingredients list:

Camellia sinensis (green tea) infusion, Butyrospermum Parkii (shea butter), xanthan gum, potato flour, Cocos nucifera (coconut) flour, sodium salicylate, lactic acid extract 5%, pre/probiotic complex

Essential oils: Citrus aurantium (neroli), Boswellia carterii (frankincense), Citrus sinensis (sweet orange), Citrus Medica Limonum (lemon), Pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium)

Active ingredient: 5% lactic acid

Marie Veronique Probiotic + Exfoliation Mask

I like to use Marie Veronique Probiotic + Exfoliation Mask a few times a week, and because it’s pre-made, it’s simple to swipe on a teaspoon and then chill for 5 minutes. Talk about saving time on a Spa Sunday!

I can’t claim that this mask worked overnight miracles on my fungal acne breakouts, but I will say that it provided a gentle deep clean to my skin.

There was never any peeling, burning or itching with this mask, but I could tell that my skin seemed brighter and my pores seemed cleaner after each use.

Other acid mask and acid toners, as much as I love them, can be too harsh on irritated, itchy facial skin in need of deep cleaning but also babying and TLC.

If you’re new to acids and probiotic skincare, Marie Veronique Probiotic + Exfoliation Mask is the only thing you need to get going. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: This line is solid, and I wholeheartedly trust and admire Marie’s formulas.

As a paying customer, I’d buy this again and again and absolutely recommend this line to those who just want a good, clean skincare line that makes it easy.

Do you have any probiotic-packed products in your skincare routine? What masks do you use weekly? Ever tried Marie Veronique? Tell me in the comments section!


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