This is an awesome clay mask that I believe everyone should have because its all natural Ė no additives, chemicals etc.. I use this product about 3 times a week for at least a several weeks now. Its a bit time consuming since you have to wait for it to dry but doing something while waiting for it to dry fixes that. It does turn my face slightly red after removing which is a result of the clay drying/tightening up and bringing blood to those areas where applied. I did notice the my small acne bumps are disappearing. I cant be so sure that this is the reason because I did switch foundations recently and to be honest I don't think any clay mask "sucks" out impurities and oils. The tightening feeling doesn't necessarily equate to a purging your pores. I think this powerful mask. Since it is pure clay the tightening effect is strong (depends upon the application thichness as well) because the it the nature of clays, it expands when water it added and contract when dry.
1) You do not need to apply a thick layer! 1/2 teaspoon is sufficient to cover my entire face while still getting that tightening effect. This way you don't have to wait longer for it to dry and prevent it from clogging your drains.
2) Apply it before you jump into the shower. The warm water will remove it with ease and the continuous flow of water also prevent it from clogging your drains.
3) If applying a thin layer and not shower after, take a baby wipe, wet it with warm water and pat it onto your dried up mask. This will loosen up the mask and use the same baby wipe the rest of the mask up.
Absolutely love this clay!
Only gave it 4 hippies instead of 5 because I don't have a credit/debit card to buy it online since it is not available in Malaysia, I instead bought it from a dealer whom I found was ripping me off :(
However once I do get my bank statements straightened out, I'll deffo buy this in bulk online!
I have gone on accutane twice but found myself breaking out strictly on my forehead a few months after finishing my last dose. Otherwise, I only break out around my lip area once a month. I found out that my body is very sensitive to wheat and gluten (tests show I don't have Celiacs). Whenever I eat something with wheat, I start breaking out on my forehead within the next 24-48 hours. I have definitely removed gluten and wheat from my diet, but occasionally cave and eat pizza or something else every once in a while. Although allergy medication help reduce my other side effects (that are not dangerous or deadly), it does not prevent the breakouts on my forehead. This face mask is something I continue to use to help this acne and am almost done with my first tub of the mask.
Whenever I eat wheat, I use this facemask STRICTLY on my forehead area several nights in a row. It helps calm all the inflammation on my forehead, making me breakout less and allow the ones that do pop up to heal very quickly.
I try not to review something the day after I get it, so I have used the entire tub and am now writing a review. Here are some things to be aware of when using it.
1. This specific mask will cause you to breakout if you have current pores that are clogged (so be aware when you begin using it).
2. Only use it twice a week on your whole face because it can cause sensitivity.
3. I have been able to use it more frequently when I use it on a small section of my face (like just my forehead).
4. Use it twice a week, and CONTINUE to use it every week. I found that if I don't use it twice a week and use it inconsistently, I go through the initial breakout period every single time. If you keep up with it, you will not have to worry about getting clogged pores that will turn into acne after using this product.
5. If you have a bath tub, was your face in the lower water spout (if you are not showering after using this product). It helps your sink drain from clogging.
6. Only use plastic or glass materials, as metal can cause a reaction with the clay while you are mixing. I prefer plastic, because the clay makes an awful noise in glass while you are stirring it.
Hope this review helps!
After seeing all the rave reviews online I decided that it might be worth to spend a little extra to ship this into Canada. I'm usually extremely skeptical about products people claim to be their "holy grail" cause most of the time they haven't done much for me. However after using this for the first time last night - all I can say is wow. I had a few red, inflamed pimples before applying this, and a cystic like zit on my chin. I also have a few dark spots after older pimples. Waking up this morning, all of it has faded. The spots aren't completely gone but are definitely lighter, pimples aren't red anymore and dramatically shrunk in size, and the cystic pimple is almost already at the surface (usually takes 2 weeks). Blackheads and deep, skin coloured bumps I always struggle with - also dried up and and shrunk in size. Although my face does feel a bit itchy/irritated this morning (it REALLY tightens your skin), I think it's completely worth it considering how great it made my complexion look. Another note - I recently purchased the GlamGlow mask and that has done absolutely nothing for my face. Save the time and money and buy this inexpensive but extremely effective gem :) Also - MOISTURIZE. I used my HG moisturizer CeRave and it's really helped out to make sure my skin wasn't too dry after the mask. Don't waste anymore time reading reviews and researching, buy it now!!!
My routine- I mixed the clay with apple cider vinegar, left it on for 10-15 minutes, and took it off in the shower. I then used a Biore pore strip.
You donít have to spend a gazillion dollars at the local spa. This product is amazing but always sold out at iHerb!
You're gonna need a spoon to hoist the powder out of the container. DON'T try to dump it out or it'll fly everywhere!
This mask is really great! I tried it for the first time yesterday after reading tons of reviews. My skin looks significantly more even, smooth and a bit less red today; not to mention my makeup went on smoother! I definitely think I need to make masks a daily (or every other day) ritual now. The winter months have definitely been making my skin beg for some TLC. I think clay masks can sometimes act as well, which is great for those winter flakes your skin never seems to produce enough of.
I mixed mine with a bit of raw honey, ACV, water and cinnamon & left it on my face for about 30-40 min, then I just let the water pressure in the shower and a bit of rubbing wash it away. Mm-m goodness for the skin! The crystallized honey exfoliated the surface cells, and my skin just feels so much nicer today. Definitely drying though so be sure to double up on moisturizing after!
...So why the 4 stars?
I have decided to only award 5 stars to a) products that blow me out of the water upon first use & b) products that stand the test of time. We'll see how well this baby does when I use it more often. For now, definitely a solid A!
I've been using this for about a week & all my acne has reduced ! My skin usually takes weeks to heal . It can get uncomfortable on the skin but it's worth it . Amazing !
I have been buying this for YEARS. It cleans out clogged pores and blackheads. My skin always feels good after using the mask.
Skin type: oily, acne prone - had chronic acne and blackheads for 12 years until i became strict with diet and adalpalene, bha, ahas & bp every day, pores will seemingly be blocked by 90+% of products instantly, highly reactive to fragrance, alcohol and clogging ingredients.
I LOVE this stuff. Natural, cheap, and feels like youre in a spa when you wear it. You get a TON. don't bother with glamglow overpriced crap - this is amazing. I use it mixed with water more than ACV, but both are fine with my skin. I find I don't even need to use this because my acne and blackheads are all gone, but its a treat to use and I'm glad I have it to hand. I use it for 'home spa' nights in with the girls :)
I bought this due to the incredible reviews, and because I love mud masks. I used this mask and ended up with cystic pimples, and whiteheads all over my face. I couldn't believe it. It took me weeks to get rid of them and I'm still trying to heal the marks. I've been using the rest of the clay as a body mask, since I am never letting this stuff touch my face ever again.