Madonna's MDNA Skin Chrome Clay Mask is a super luxurious treatment that works
When we first heard that Madonna's MDNA Skin was coming to Singapore we were curious to see what the original Material Girl would come up with. Madonna is notoriously particular about her skincare and facials and according to the brand's ambassador Edyta Jarosz, the superstar is very knowledegable about skincare ingredients. And she didn't disappoint, working with Japanese skincare technology brand MTG to produce a line that is both technologically advanced and luxurious.
One of the star products of the brand is the Chrome Clay Mask. Housed in a sleek, dark grey jar that looks almost like a 'relic' from the future, this luxurious mask has a similarly rich, dark grey colour thanks to double-coated clay from Montecatini in the Tuscany region of Italy. This volcanic clay is prized for its rich concentration of minerals. It has a remarkable texture that is non-drying yet purifying. In fact the mask is so hydrating, that when we applied it on our face with the provided spatula, it did not dry up unlike other clay masks. The double-coated clay in the mask has another unique feature - a floss coating captures the impurities from the skin while the magnetic coating allows for easy removal with the magnetic head of the brand's Skin Rejuvenator, a dual purpose tool that is a signature of MTG. Other ingredients packed into this mask include artichoke leaf extract, white willow bark extract, alpha glucan and vitamin C that combine to keep skin translucent and well-hydrated.
In all honesty, removing the mask is the fun part, as by running the magnetic head (which comes with plastic sheet cover for each use) strips off the mask without the need for skin contact. Once I had removed the mask, I still felt I needed to do a quick rinse with facial wash to remove any residue though. It is recommended that you follow the mask with an application of the MDNA Skin Serum to really emerge with glowing skin. I didn't use The Serum, but I was immediately impressed with the results of the mask alone. My skin was noticeably brightened, supple to the touch and had a soft, velvety finish. Is this mask worth the hype? We say, yes. The results from the mask, were akin to what you would get from a facial session, so it is actually quite an economical option if you think about it. If you're willing to splurge you can buy the mask along with the Rejuvenator as a set, though it is also available for purchase alone.
The Rejuvenator Set retails for $890. Available at the MDNA Skin pop-up counter at Level 1, Takshimaya
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