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Has anyone noticed any lightening of acne scars with regular use of this mask?
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Are you supposed to use this 1 - 2 times a week like most masks?
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Compare to sugar face polish?
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Did anyone else get crazy breakouts right after using this?
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Clearing Mask

Clearing Mask

What it is:An intensive treatment mask for blemish-prone skin.What it is formulated to do:Achieve clear, radiant skin with the Kate Somerville Clearing Mask. This acne-targeting therapy multitasks to effectively clear your complexion. It is designed to soothe redness, heal blemishes, reduce the appearance of pores and acne scars, and remove dead cells and toxins. Current trouble spots heal quickly and future breakouts stop before they start.What else you need to know:This essential clarifying aid can be used as a spot treatment to blemished areas.
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Does this mask really work?
I am 14, but have very oily and acne prone skin. I'm looking for a mask that I can use around once a week that isn't too expensive and helps to rejuvinate my skin without making it look "shiny" as well as help my eyes because I have naturally dark circles and seem to always have puffed up eyes. Would this mask be right for me or is there another one I should look at? Any comments are helpful. Thanks!
asked 7 years, 1 month ago
(Tampa, Florida)
on Clearing Mask
7 answers
answer 1
I wouldn't put this near your eyes, it is pretty strong! If you are looking for a lower priced mask, you could try Origins. The charcoal one they have it pretty good, and the 10 minute mask.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
(los angeles, ca)
answer 2
I love all of Kate's products and she has made my acne disappear (believe me, I tried everything), but this product is the only one of hers I returned. I think her glycolic polisher left on overnight would be good (feels a little greasy, but the next morning-wow!). Murad also makes and acne mask I like a little better than this and from what I remember the price was a little less. If you do try this and like it, I think the tube would last about a year, making the price not bad. A little goes a long way. Have heard of people dabbing it over a blemish overnight with good results as well.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
(Washington State)
answer 3
the mask will work very well for your acne and excess oil. you should be able to do it twice a week. and for your eyes, i would recommend something else since this shouldnt be put too close to your eye area - try the clinique all about eyes roller ball serum (its only $25 and lasts a long time, and keep it in the fridge - if its cold it will help reduces puffiness ever better!) good luck! and if you do have a little bit of extra cash - try the go clear system, the starter set it only $40 and would really compliment this mask =)
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answered 5 years, 10 months ago
(clifton, nj)
answer 4
From the reviews i think this mask is a good choice for combination/oily acne prone skin. As the directions and other reviewers advised i would not recommend getting this close to the eye area as it may seriously irritate the delicate skin around your eyes. If its puffiness and dark-circles you are trying to get rid of try the following Sephora products...
1) Skyn Iceland Icelandic Eye Relief: This will help to control the puffiness and help to get rid of dark-circles
2) PTR Power K Eye-Cream: This is an investment but it works.... the vitamin k works effectively at reducing the appearance of dark circles and improving the blood circulation to the eye (which is the cause of these dark circles)
3) Murad Lighten and Brighten Eye Treatment: This will help to clear up those dark circles using vitamin C and hydroquinone it also helps in reducing under eye puffiness.
** with all three eye creams it very essential that you use a sunscreen to protect your face especially when using anything with hydroquinone in it. You should always use a sunscreen no matter what the weather is outside and if your are indoors or outdoors.
answered 6 years ago
(richmond va)
answer 5
This mask did not work for me. I have combination skin and rarely break out. This mask did okay at making my blackheads lighter, but didn't make my skin look any brighter or healthy. I also have dark circles & puffy eyes, this did nothing for them. I get good results from the Body Shop masks. I like the Seaweed one and the Blue Corn for clearing blackheads. They are about $20 each. I have never found anything that helps my under eye circles or puffyness.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
(North Hollywood, CA)
answer 6
This isn't a mask I would use around the eyes. It's too strong for that. If you want to clear up dark circles you have to use other products and I don't have any to recommend since I don't have that issue yet. But this mask is great for clearing up old acne scars and preventing new breakouts from appearing. I like this mask in combination with the Treatment Toner. The mask is like the weekly treatment and the toner is the daily defense. Together they have really helped me on improving my skin.
answered 7 years ago
(Long Island, NY)
answer 7
Not sure for dark cicles but for acne is amazing do it at night the blemishes appear a little red after but the following morning skin looks amazing!
answered 7 years ago
(Las Vegas NV)
is it good for sensitive skin? if so, how many times a week?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
on Clearing Mask
2 answers
answer 1
I wouldn't use if I had sensitive skin. I have pretty tough skin and can only go about 5 minutes with this mask. As it states, it makes your face red after too. Probably not a match.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
(los angeles, ca)
answer 2
I have sensitive skin, and I have not had any issues with using this mask. When you first start using it, I would recommend applying it for only 2-5 minutes and working up to the full 8 minutes recommended on the packaging. I did find that I had some stinging (hopefully that was the ingredients working on my blemishes), but I did not have any residual redness or irritation.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
I have pretty bad skin?
Will this work? I have acne, acne scars, and blackheads on my nose. I have tried SO many things, even a dermatoligist, and I was put on Differin 0.1 gel and clindaymcin 1% lotion, which did not help me.

Will this clear my skin up?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Clearing Mask
2 answers
answer 1
Didn't help with mine... Try ExfoliKate though, it works wonders.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
(San Clemente, CA)
answer 2
I've used Differin and Duac perscribed by my Dermatoligist and worked only in its first part of starting the routine. This product along with using the 9!! line is AWESOME! Very surprised that I have finally found something that works.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
(Destin, FL)
Does this mask help reduce acne marks?
I have very small acne marks left behind as well as cystic acne marks that look like tiny dots. Any suggestions?thank you!!
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
on Clearing Mask
1 answer
answer 1
this mask is not for removing dark spots but for clearing acne
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
Over dryness?
Do I have to apply other hydrating masks after this? Haven't used this yet, just concern about its clarifying would cause over dryness.
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
(Brooklyn, NY)
on Clearing Mask
1 answer
answer 1
It doesn't cause over dryness in my opinion and you don't need to apply hydrating mask after this.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
(Winston-Salem NC)
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