June Jacobs recently launched a few new skincare products, and last week I gave her Redness Diffusing Masque ($56) a test run. I was particularly impressed with the creamy, thick consistency that never dried to a stiff finish like clay masks usually do. It goes on smooth and has a mild, fresh scent. Instead of hardening and feeling uncomfortable, it penetrates your skin. When it was time to wash it off, the layer was thinner, so it just slipped right off.


What was left over was most definitely a soothed and visibly less red complexion. The mask contains botanical extracts and vitamins that help heal aggravated skin while reducing inflammation and redness — and I like that there are no parabens or preservatives that sometimes irritate sensitive skin.

The mask can also be used as a treatment after a facial or waxing, since it's so soothing. The only drawback is that it comes in a hefty pot, which makes it difficult for travel, but on the flip side, you're getting a lot of product for your money. For anyone like me who struggles with occasional redness and blotchiness, I would confidently recommend this gentle calming mask to you.