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Skincare Review: Borghese Roma Mud Masks

Inspired by Roman beauty routines, Borghese Roma formulates skincare, makeup, and body products from natural botanicals. Founded by Princess Marcella Borghese in the 1950s, they launched their first mud mask in 1985, which evolved into a range of masks targeting specific skin concerns.

The Advanced Fango Delicato Moisturizing Mud Mask has white honey extract, olive fruit extract, acqua de vita complex, kaolin clay, aloe, chamomile extract, and vitamin e acetate to provide moisture, cleanse, purify, and help address premature aging. The mask feels a bit cooling and smells minty, making it soothing to the skin. I like using this when my skin feels irritated and tight as this leaves the skin moisturized and hydrated.

The Advanced Fango Active Purifying Mud Mask aims to help counteract signs of environmental pollution, purify, and help minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines using sweet almond oil, avocado oil, acqua de vita complex, siberian ginseng root extract, chaga mushroom, and bentonite clay. This smells a bit grassy but I didn’t mind. I also enjoy the green color of the mask and it’s really smooth to apply. It tightens on my face, which I enjoy from time to time but this might be more suited for oily skin. It helps to purify the skin and leaves it deeply cleansed. This is great to apply after spending so much time outdoors.

To relieve dry skin and purify it, the Fango Riparativo Calming Mud Mask contains lemon extract, lavender extract, allantoin, vitamin e, and kaolin clay. It also promises to calm, soothe, and revitalize the skin. This feels creamy and has a strong fragrance. It’s a dream to apply because it’s soft and smooth. I like that this is a creamy mask and not only that this has worked well for my face, it’s also good applied on my neck and body. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated, soft, and smooth afterward.

The Fango Uniforme Brightening Mud Mask is designed to brighten skin, even skin tone, and increase skin with coffee seed extract, boswellia serrata extract, centella asiatica extract, betula alba bark extract, polygonum cuspidatum root extract, kaolin clay, and safflower oil. This is also creamy and strongly scented. The mask is soft and smooth to the skin, making it easy to apply. It’s still a creamy mask but this feels a bit tightening. Once rinsed, this leaves the skin bright and clear.

All the masks don’t completely dry down making it a bit difficult to rinse off. However, it’s so soft and creamy that it’s a joy to apply. Leaving it for 10 minutes unlike the usual 15 other face masks require, it saves a bit of time to my exfoliation routine, which of course is a plus. Who doesn’t like shortcuts? My only issue with these masks is they make a bit of a mess on the sink, especially the dark colored ones, so keep an eye on that. The color transfers a bit so you have to immediately clean the skin as the colored water will dry down and leave a colored residue. Aside from that, you can really feel that the masks are of good quality, they feel luxurious when applied on the skin, and I really enjoy using different kinds of masks for each skin concern I have.

*The Borghese Roma Mud Masks were provided by Borghese Roma for review. Available for $48 each at borghese.com

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