MY STORY: I like to use face masks at least once a week. I find they work best if incorporated regularly into a well established skincare regime.
Expecting an occasional mask to fix long term skin issues is unrealistic, but I do feel they can help with some short term issues & prevent other problems if used regularly.
This particular mask claims to prevent breakouts. As far as clay masks go it’s pretty multitasking, it contains an acid exfoliant, anti inflammatories, oils for moisturising, antioxidants & honey for balancing.
It’s a typical green grey creamy texture which is easy to apply. After 5 minutes it does stiffen but doesn’t go completely rock hard. You will see every pore on your face appear as a dark dot. This mask took a while to wash off, the longer you leave it the harder it becomes so I recommend a rinse as soon as the 5 minutes is up.
It left my skin smooth, the texture was lovely & whilst there wasn’t much glow, I was oil free for the rest of the day which is very unlike me!
An effective rebalancing mask probably more suited to oily skins but provided you’re skin isn’t sensitive I think dry skins would be OK to use this too as it’s not particularly drying. Definitely my favourite clay mask to date.
AIM: Clear your skin of dirt, excessive oils & toxins which lead to breakouts.
1-2 times weekly, apply even layer to cleansed face and neck. Leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
kaolin/green clay: absorb excess oils & once dried, lightly exfoliates as washed off. Rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium & iron
salicylic acid: chemical exfoliant that prevents blackheads & allows the top layer of dead skin cells to be shed.
Niacin – Vitamin B3: anti inflammatory
Avocado oil: rich in Vitamins A, D & E – antioxidants
Acacia Honey: further help skin rebalance itself
Shea butter: moisturiser
Multiple oil extracts from flowers
PROS: excellent value. Rich in effective active ingredients. Controls oil production. Smoothens skin texture.
CONS: hardens after 5 minutes & can become difficult to wash off.