Background of my face:
My shade in MAC is NC42. My face gets a bit oily in the T-zone in the winter, but very oily in the summer. I don't have active blemishes, but I have a few scars on my left cheek. I have blackheads on my nose, and visible pores close to my nose/cheek area. My current face routine consists of only cleansing with the Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Gel Scrub, and moisturizing.
I have been using this mask for over two months now, and I have seriously not seen ANY differences in my skin at all. Before I use the mask I usually 'steam' my face for 15-20 minutes to open up my pores. The product still doesn't draw out any impurities. It does tighten and cool. But I think the ladder is more important.
For a week I used this 3 times. No improvement.
Another week i used it 4 times. No improvement
Another week I used it 2 times. Still no improvement.
After that I've been using it once every week just to finish the tube. The only positive thing about this mask is that it gives a satisfying tightening effect. Other than that I will never purchase this product again because I don't think it works for MY face. Maybe I'm using it wrong, I don't really know.
I love this mask. It costs like £5, is big enough to last months even with weekly use, and just does what it says.
I'm greasy and sensitive and full of allergies (no asthma though! #win) so I need to be careful with my face, coz I'll either break out (bah!) have a reaction (much bigger bah!) or I'll be cracking out the antihistamines coz I'll be sneezing so much.
But I use Palmers Cocoa butter lotion as my HG body product and never had any issues, so jumped in head first.
Firstly, like any other clay mask this is thick, ubiquitously medicated smelling, and rewardingly cooling! Any spots threatening, this will sooth that angry redness... Sit there for 10 mins and bask in the loveliness of it. Then get a muslin or terry cloth and wipe off. The clay really mattifies, while the sweet almond oil leaves your skin wonderfully soft! It's a lovely balance - matt and clean, but in no way tight or stripped.
I haven't seen this in any UK shops, but it's available from UK stores on Amazon (at a great price too!)
This product definitely works at drawing out impurities, but watch out if you have sensitive skin. I'm pretty sure that the fragrance irritated the rosacia on my face after both times I used it. if sensitive skin isnt a problem for you then it is probably worth a try.
Bought this because i was looking for a clay mask and the packaging description reads that the mask is able draw out impurities, tightens and cool the skin. i was attracted to it so i purchased it , hoping it does what it claims.
I use it 1-2 times a week. It has a pleasant smell and gives you a minty cooling feeling when you put it on. It does make your face feel cleaner, and is definitely easy to apply & wash off (as compared to the queen helene mint mask). However, everytime i use this mask, i realised my face gets very oily soon after a few hours i wash it away.
The tube can last a long time though. I don't think i would repurchase this because this is actually more expensive than other drugstore clay masks. I think i am going to find better and cheaper alternatives of clay masks.
But this is not a clay mask that you should avoid buying either.
Wow what a discovery for $7! It really reminds me Clarins Pure and Radiant Mask with Pink Clay only Plamers clay mask is better and 6 times cheaper! Skin looks poreless and very soft. I do prefer clay drying effect and I always apply it after I steam my face. It is more effective against blocked pores and blackheads then to dry sore pimples but skin always feels very smooth after using it. I will buy it again.
Been using this product for around 5 weeks and i honestly love it. Before I started using it my face was extremely dry and very spotty (due to an allergic reaction to a previous brand of skin care ild been using!) I use this once a week and i can see a difference. I use this along with the entire skin are range by palmers and I've found my skin is in the best condition it's been in for the last few years. I have very dry, sensitive skin and this works wonders!
Needed a clay mask when I went to visit my parents and I forgot to pack mine (oops!) and picked up this one for AU $8.99. I like the scent and texture. It worked well for what I wanted it for, as a spot treatment overnight to draw those yucky pimples deep down to the skins surface. I'd buy this again
The best! I use it on my breakouts and it reduces the size and redness. It feels cooling going on and makes my skin clean feeling and soft afterwards. I have tried many masks and will buy this one over and over.
Hard to find, but I got mine on Drugstore.com. Is a very good skin purifier and is somewhat drying, so might not be ideal for drier skins. However, if you follow with the facial lotion or night cream, it has a more hydrating effect. Another really great product from the new Palmer's skincare line. Love it!
I am really liking this product. Love the smell and texture. I use it only on breakout areas, not my whole face and it works great to dry out my pimples and reduce redness. I leave it on a lot longer than the recommended time as for me, it is much more effective. This tube will definitely last me for a longgg time. Overall a pretty good mask, not an amazing must have in my skin care routine though.