Ever wondered whether a new beauty launch or trending product is truly worth the hype? If so, you’re in the right place. I Just Tried… is our beauty column where we test out everything from new formulations to cult classics to find out whether they’re really worth your money. Oh, and we’ll answer the most-searched-for questions so you don’t have even have to ask.
When it comes to affordable skincare, there’s one country that always gets it right: France. In fact, whether I’m interviewing a dermatologist or a celebrity about their skincare habits, there’s one common denominator: People with great skin have a plethora of French pharmacy brands in their beauty stashes. So when I got wind that yet another beauty product was trending on TikTok, I wasn’t hugely surprised to hear that it was a face mask from French skincare brand Caudalie. After all, the brand’s cult Beauty Elixir already has everyone from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to Victoria Beckham raving about it, and a bottle of Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum sells every 30 seconds somewhere in the world. This time though, it’s the Caudalie Instant Detox Mask that has been causing waves—a beloved clay formula that already has a permanent home in my bathroom cupboard.
Ahead, keep scrolling for everything you need to know about the trending face mask, including which celebrities swear by it and my honest review.