Diptyque Multi-Use Exfoliating Clay

A true at-home spa experience for luminous, smooth skin…

When I was in Paris a few months ago, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit the original Diptyque store on 34 Boulevard Saint Germain.  Their candles are the epitome of luxury, and I was extremely excited  about the new skincare line they just launched.  What better place to explore the line and pick out a product than the flagship store?  Given that the warm temperatures in Paris were not agreeing with my T-zone, I decided to give this mask a try.

First off, I’ll say that this product smells divine.  If you’re looking for an at-home spa experience, this is a product that won’t disappoint.  I wouldn’t expect any less from Diptyque.  (The catch 22 here though is that fragrance really isn’t a skincare benefit and if you have sensitive skin, this could be irritating.)

As a 2 in 1 product, this mask has great mileage.  When you have 5-10 minutes to spare, it’s a nice antioxidant mask.  But when you only have less than a minute, you can use it as a scrub.  I’ve used it as both but prefer to use it as a mask.  The product is a very thick cream with small sandlike particles (I assume this is the marble powder), yet it spreads across skin like a dream.  It feels nice, cool and soothing as it spreads over the face and neck.  I leave it on for 10 minutes then massage the cream into my skin in small circular motions in places I need extra exfoliation and oil control like my nose and forehead.  Then I remove it with a warm wet cloth before rinsing clean with lukewarm water.

After this ritual, my skin is left visibly brightened and smoothed afterward.  My moisturizer sinks right into my skin, yet has a nice matte texture which is rare considering how oily my T-zone can get.  I try to use this mask 1-2x per week, and when I skip applications my pores look noticeably more clogged.  I appreciate how it exfoliates without the harsh scrubbing and tugging of typical physical exfoliators.

At $65, it’s midrange compared to other face masks.  While I don’t think you need to spend this much on a face mask to get similar results, if you are looking for more of an experience and not just practicality this will be a nice treat for you.