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  • Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask

    I have followed Paul Begoun's recommendations for years and use milk of magnesia as a mask several times a week on my 57 year old face which has suffered acne since age 6. I got free samples of this when I purchased my usual Paula's Choice products (2% BHA; One Step Face Cleanser; All Over Hair & Body Shampoo - my favorites). I had hopes the Carbon Mask would work even better than MOM for soothing my skin and absorbing oil, but it didn't. It is somewhat gel-like, grey with black flecks (charcoal or silt?) and has a chemical odor I associate with solvents. Like a previous reviewer, I experienced a burning sensation which did not lessen the 15+ minutes it was on my face. It reminded me of the burn I experienced with Sea Breeze, a product Paul Begoun denounced years ago for its alcohol content and irritating aromatics. I do not consider my skin to be especially sensitive, but it seems to be sensitive to this product. Glad the sample was free. I'd give it zero stars if that was a choice.

    August 21, 2009

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