Borghese Fango is one of those products that I kept hearing about. People would recommend it to me because it is so “wonderful”. I do like Borghese products. They are very Italian spa and since I’m not visiting an Italian spa anytime soon, this is good. I purchased a gift set that included a full-size tube of Fango.
Fango is a dark green, “volcanic” mud mask with an herbaceous aroma that reminds me of rosemary. The product claims to purify skin, reduce signs of aging, and moisturize. With my experience, I haven’t witnessed these results. In fact, I am surprised to see this mask claim to moisturize. It strips my skin of any moisture that it may have.
You apply a thick coat of Fango to dry, clean skin. Fango takes 10-15 minutes to dry completely. Packaging says 5-10 but it takes longer than that. You wash it off with a wash cloth. This product will most likely stain your cloth, so don’t bust out your favorite monogrammed, embroidered Pottery Barn guest towels.
I’ve never noticed a difference with Fango and I’m almost done with the tube. My skin is usually left very red afterwards and dry. There is absolutely no difference in texture. Obviously, my skin is not the skin type that should be using Fango. I imagine this is better for oilier skins. My friends that raved about Fango have oily skin types. My friends also use this as a body mask saying that it helped with those bumps that occur after shaving. I did this and all it did was burn my legs.
My experience with Fango hasn’t been very positive. I didn’t see any results. I’ve seen better results with Queen Helene’s Mint Julep Mask which also leaves my skin red but not dry. I think I should stick to moisture masks and if I want one of those “impurity lifting” masks, I’m going to stick to Lancôme Pure Impreinte because it actually works for me.
Have you used this product? If so, what do you think? It seems that I’m the only person on-line that doesn’t like it (well, Paula Begoun doesn’t care for it). I think there is a better mud musk out there for me. It’s bummer because this product was hyped up to me and I do like many Borghese products.
If you do want to try it, Fango comes in 2 sizes. There’s the 7 oz tube, what I have, that retails for about $34. Then there’s the gigantic spa sized glass jar that retails for $64. Borghese Fango can be purchased at beauty.com.
Want more reviews? Try…