Hi guys! I was in Ulta a month or two ago and decided to pick up a mask from Formula 10.0.6 to try. The brand’s So Totally Clean acne toner (it’s labelled as a cleanser) is a staple for my body acne, and I wanted to get the Buy One Get One 50% deal. There were two masks I was torn between because they seemed similar. I ultimately chose this over the other one because it had ingredients I never tried. Want to know what I thought of this mask? Keep on reading!
For reference, I have mostly normal but acne-prone skin.
$6.99 at Ulta for 100 mL/3.4 fl oz. This brand does have sales and deals going on, and does allow coupons.
I’ve talked about this brand before in a review here. The entire line has a very similar style with large letters for the name and a description underneath. I’m not the biggest fan of this style. For one thing, you generally don’t read a full paragraph of info on the product before picking it up from the shelf. The entire brand is geared towards teenage skin, and I feel like teenagers overall are less likely to read this. For another, all the different sizes and colors look weird. The sizing thing emphasizes the shortest words in the title, which in this case is Be. How riveting!
At a certain distance, you read the lines of colored text more like an image than like individual words. The image of the blocky, large letters in the title don’t match up with the image of the soft horizontal pattern of the paragraph text. The white and pale pink text colors are also low-contrast, as compared to color schemes of other products from this brand that I’ve used.
I’m not as crazy over squeeze tubes for masks. If I don’t squeeze out enough product at first, I have to pick up the tube with a mask-covered hand to squeeze out more. It can be messy. If I do overcompensate, I wash a lot of product down the drain. I understand why a tube is better than a tub/jar for a product’s longevity and hygeine, but… I find reaching back into a jar so much cleaner and easier for masks.
Water (Aqua), Kaolin, Bentonite, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Titanium Dioxide (Cl77891), PEG-20 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Tocopherol, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Salicylic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance/Parfum, Methylparaben, Propylparabin, Benzyl Benzoate, Carmine (Cl 75470).
I noticed the kaolin in this before and could tell from how creamy this applied, but didn’t know that it had bentonite, too!
This does include parfum.
The mask is a pale greenish-gray color and smells like strawberry. It’s very sweet and kind of off-putting just because I’ve never used a clay mask that smells anything like this. This mask has a very lightweight, nearly whipped consistency, and like I said above, it applies very creamy. That said, I find it very easy to apply thick and uneven layers of this, which affects drying time.
I do get some tingling around my nose and mouth area. That is the area where I’m most sensitive, but it’s not very irritating and does fade after a few minutes. There is a warning on the back of the mask (and on Ulta’s website) that says that tingling or heat is normal upon application. If irritation occurs, though, discontinue use.
I find that this mask takes a bit longer to dry on my skin, around 20 minutes. That might be partly because it can go on thicker. I also think the mask is almost missing that tacky, nearly dry to the touch stage (other masks will usually still look wet at this stage). The directions do say it should be left on for between 10-15 minutes. I appreciate that the packaging does list a longer amount of time than some of the other masks I’ve used, but it still isn’t quite enough time for my skin.
This does pull out gunk from my skin pretty easily. The longer this stays on/the more it dries, the more it can strip my skin. I can get that feeling like I’m pulling out too much stuff from too deep in my pores like some charcoal masks can give. For some reason I can forget how well this works compared to other masks pretty easily, and I’m not sure why.
I do like this mask, especially for the price. It does seem to deliver very similar results to charcoal masks. Personally, I wish it had more of a difference than charcoal masks, that the effects from the yarrow were more noticeable and that it wasn’t as stripping. I think I still prefer the Yes to Tomatoes clay mask, as far as drugstore face masks go, just because it doesn’t strip my skin as much. But for a second option, the Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure mask is still a very good mask.