I have a zit on my chin the size of China right now… one of those hormonal ones that hurt and take a decade to finally surface and heal. Ever have one?
Anyway, my son and I are practicing potty training and when an accident resulted in an emergency mid-day shower, I decided to give this mask a go after taking a good look at my face. 😂 I only write reviews when something really “Wow’s” me and man, this was worth sharing.
Here’s a picture of the complete list:
Key ingredients I like:
🌿Bentonite Clay – Natural detoxifying clay that helps to pull out impurities by binding to heavy metals and toxins, pulling them away from the skin and body. It is rich in minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium, all of which encourage healthy immune function and skin regeneration.
🌿Kaolin Clay– purifies pores and detoxes skin, reduces excess oil reduction, and soothes irritation. The clay contains high content of silica that helps in removing dead cells, encouraging regeneration. It has unique minerals and phyto-nutrients that work to eliminate toxins and excess oil from the skin.
🌿Shea Butter– Highly concentrated in stearic, oleic acids, as well as vitamin A and E. it is extremely nutritive and healing for the skin and helps to protect the skin’s natural oils and cells. It contains anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor compounds.
🌿Cacao Pod Ash– one of the main ingredients in African Black Soap. Contains flavonoids which are rich in antioxidants, destroying free radicals in the skin while also decreasing inflammation. It encourages healthy cell growth.
🌿Calendula– Gentle anti-inflammatory herbal oil, derived from a species of flowers. Soothes and moisturizes irritated, damaged skin. Great for eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
🌿Tamarindus Indica Fruit Extract– The Tamarind tree, is one of the fruit tree species that is used as traditional medicine. It has antimicrobial properties, beneficial in cleansing the skin and body gently. It is anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants.
🌿Aloe Leaf Juice-Soothing and hydrating. Aloe leaf juice helps to rebalance pH to a healthy alkaline state. High in antioxidants and vitamins that help to neutralize free radicals, including UV damage.
🌿Tea Tree Oil– Naturally clarifying antiseptic. Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties that help to soothe as it cleanses.
🌿Fragrance Derived from Essential Oils – this is important because when a product says “fragrance” or “parfum,” it’s hard to say what was used to make it smell so good. The regulations are extremely lose in the beauty industry and I steer away from synthetic fragrances and chemicals as much as possible.
This mask is thick, just like you’d expect from a clay mask but not to the point that it’s difficult to apply.
I just used my fingers, I’m not fancy enough for a mask brush and I think it worked out beautifully anyway. The package had the perfect amount of clay to cover my face with a decent layer, as well as a thin layer on my neck. It has a very mild and natural scent which is a bonus because I tend to be very sensitive to certain fragrances.
Overall, I was really impressed with this mask. It says to leave it on for 10 minutes, but my skin really needed help. But to be real, it was lunch time for my son and I so I literally forgot it was on. If I had to guess, I let it sit for a good 45 minutes before washing it off with warm water and a wash cloth 😬 By the end, it looked like this:
The clay was easily removable and I didn’t need to aggressively scrub my face in order to get it off, although I did scrub my chin to try to penetrate that area (see above, I wasn’t kidding about that thing LOL). I noticed that immediately after, the mask pulled deep blemishes to the surface of my skin that I was then able to easily remove. My pores looked smaller and my overall skin tone was brighter and even. The friend on my chin is still there but I sprayed the toner on my entire face afterwards and I’m hoping it will start to heal up soon. I’m still very happy with the results and will be buying the full size of this the next time I’m at Target.
Excuse the greasy look on the left, it was directly after the body-shower and 😂I was greased up with coconut oil 🌴