|Would buy this product again.||95%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Grey
Wow! This mask! In the past I had a bad experience with a cheap makeup product that severely clogged the pores on my chin and forehead. It was bad! I revamped my entire routine and I bought this mask because I understood that if I wanted unclogged pores I was going to have to unclog them. Well it worked, almost too well. Within a short period of time it was all coming out. Of course I wanted to give up especially because this was happening over the summer when I had five wedding to go to in a three month period. Three months were I did not go a single day without at least five new pimples. It was rough. But I stuck with it and after several months of purging I was left with clear pores and lots of red marks where they used to be. Thanks to several professional superficial chemical peels, regular use of turmeric masks, (thanks MUA!) jojoba oil, yogurt, and a little salicylic acid my skin is looking so much better. I stood up in a wedding last week, and sure I was wearing makeup,(I'd be wearing it anyway) but my skin looked fine, even glowy.
In summary, Evenhealy Green Tea Clay was like tough love for my skin. It didn't come easy but the end result WAS worth it. After I ran out of this mask I bought Evenhealy French Rose Clay, much better for the day to day care of my sensitive skin and that's most likely the one I'll purchase in the future. But the Green Tea Clay did do the job it promised. And it did the job better then I could have hoped for.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Black
The Green Tea Clay mask was the first product I discovered from the EvanHealy line. I found it at Whole Foods and looked up EH's website and decided to give it a try. The packaging, while simple and elegant, is not very convenient (have to be very careful with glass jar and when taking out clay, powder will spill out sometimes).
At the time, I mix about a teaspoon (the recommended amount) of clay with an equal amount of water in the palm of my hand and apply to problem areas on my face. After about 15-20 minutes, the clay is completely dry and there is a slight pulsating feeling on my face where I have applied the mask. I then splash water and the tight feeling disappears and the clay dissolves rather quickly. I sometimes massage some of the left over clay on my face before a final rinse. My skin is red/pink, but that fades quickly (I use it at night so by the next morning there is no redness).
The first time I tried this clay, the results were not as I had hoped. I used it once weekly and also used the Tea Tree Gel cleanser with the Lemon Thyme Hydrosol and Rosehip Serum-Blue. While it left my face feeling really soft, I didn't see any benefit for my congested, problem areas. I kept using it and steaming beforehand sometimes. But since I saw no beneficial long-term result, I slowly stopped using it. It wasn't until I tried the Aztec Clay mask that I decided to go back to EH Green Tea Clay mask. This time around, I began using it just about every night for about two weeks and finally I saw positive results for my problem skin. I don't use the Tea Tree Gel cleanser anymore instead I use Acure Organics Gel cleanser and it works great in conjunction with the clay mask. I still use the Lemon Thyme Hydrosol but only in the mornings and don't use the Rosehip Serum. I suspect it could have been the culprit exacerbating my already-troubled skin. My skin has slowly cleared up. It tames current breakouts and also helps prevent future ones. It's so great because it's effective while being natural, organic, and long-term safe. I will reduce my usage though as my skin is not needing it as often as in the beginning. I tend to use a very thin application and it works just as well as thicker applications so all in all this clay is wonderful.
Also, I think the EH clay mask kit would be a good accompaniment to this because the clay bowl and fan brush would make it easier to mix clay thus avoiding being wasteful while mixing in palm of hand.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
One of the few products I would consider buying again and I never buy the same thing twice! That said, the packaging and usage of the product are not great which is why I only give this 3 stars. Organic/natural doesn't mean it has to be old school; the product can use improvements for sure.
The product itself is great, though. I mostly used it for my t-zone which is clogged ALL the time. I don't think this would be good for drier skin types because green clay is quite powerful. My skin is combo and when I used on my cheeks it was a tad drying. I love that this has only 2 ingredients- perfect for people w/sensitive skin! (Green Clay (montmorillonite) that has been sun-dried, purified and ground to a very fine, velvety powder and pure Matcha green tea (Camellia sinensis)*). The best time to use this is after showering, I feel like my pores are being sucked clean (sorry for the gross-ness lol)!
My concerns with this product are simple, 1. Not the easiest mask to make. This was partially my fault b/c I didn't use a spoon or bowl to mix it up, I just poured a small amount on my hands and slowly added water. I recommend having a separate spoon/bowl to make this. For the proportion, I agree with the recent reviewer that it's best when the mask's consistency is thick- kind of like a pudding texture. When it's too watered down, it dries on your face in like 2 minutes and does nothing. The second issue I have with this is the friggin packaging. It's just a glass jar with no spout and a plastic cap...sadly, I accidentally nudged it off my sink and it broke =[ And I feel like the cap is not very airtight- dry clay should stay dry so it's probably best to not keep this in the bathroom where there's a lot of humidity.
Hope this review helps!! =]
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I rarely, if ever, review products after one use, but wanted to add to the chorus of BUY THIS NOW, especially if you have congested, clog prone skin. One spoonful of mask and enough water to make a nice sludgy paste draws out impurities and a little surface purging for me, which is *great* as those plugs would normally become huge, problematic, and painful hormonal cysts later on. Skin texture is totally refined, tightened, and smoother. I don't know why even esthetician facials haven't been able to do this. A great value given that the clay is almost indefinitely good, the number of facials possible, and the purity of the ingredients.
addendum: I mix one heaping spoonful of powder to about a spoonful of water. It's pretty important to let the mask dry entirely before removing to get the maximum benefits of extracting/stimulating blood circulation. I've also noticed a thick sludgy layer extracts better and results in greater radiance/luminosity than a thin layer. Results last for a couple of days.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I thought this was a good product, but I think it's a little over priced. I got a sample in the Blue Face Care Kit I tried. I didn't think I'd buy this full sized b/c of price, but I've been thinkin about lately.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Of all the products I tested from Evanhealy's Blue Kit, I liked the clay mask best. Somewhat to my surprise. In my mind, clay masks are designed to suck up excess oil, to ease congestion to the surface; on my dry, intolerant skin they tend to be much too harsh. But the ingredients of Green Tea Clay are so simple, pure, and effective. It would be milder on other skin types, but on mine it draws sebum so powerfully that when it dries I can't even smile, my face is that taut. It is not sensitizing, but intolerant skin doesn't handle stress well, so I reserve it for the occasional deep cleanse. Once I rinse it off and moisturize as usual, my skin is sparkling clear for a few days; it seems to refine every pore a notch. If the pore is soft, relaxed, and open, they shrink nigh unto invisibility (awesome), if there's some resident congestion, the mask draws them to the surface. I'm not sure what it would do an active breakout. The dry powder isn't convenient (I find it tricky to gauge the proportions correctly), but there are no fillers or preservatives, and every use is always fresh. A goodly quantity of high-quality green tea lends the clay its distinctive fragrance, unusual but very pleasant.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my FAVORITE clay mask. I've tried ones from Aveda and REN, since I'm into more natural lines, but this is incredible. I love mixing this with water to create a smooth mask that smells like a green tea matcha smoothie. Plus, it's in powder form, so it won't go bad like some pre-made clay masks might. It does leave my face a little pink afterward, but that goes away after a few hours. Definitely leaves my skin feeling refreshed and clean, so it does the job, and I haven't found anything better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This stuff truly works at clearing up your skin. I started using it mid-December after a horrible allergic reaction to another line. Thank goodness I found evanhealy, this has saved my face! I steam and use this clay mask once a week (or spot treat if I need to more than once/wk) and by the second week a bunch of little pimples came out on my chin. But since then I haven't had any new additional breakouts and it's the time of the month when my face typically goes nuts! It really clarifies your pores and my face feels silky smooth when I wash it off. The texture is very fine, so it's not irritating whatsoever. I also have the rose clay, sometimes I layer them or use a little with my cleanser to exfoliate, but you don't need to overdo it. Once a week works!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Evan Healy's Green Tea Clay mask is gentle but so effective at softening and smoothing skin. It's silky smooth - like a dream! I prefer the Rose Clay mask, but this one is nice if I'm having a rosacea flair up and need just a little something to help my skin out. The clay itself is exceptionally fine and I just mix it with either rose water or tap water in the palm of my hand before putting on my face for 5 - 10 minutes. It washes away easily leaving a new, smooth surface.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Let me preface by saying that I have very sensitive & dehydrated skin, not oily or blemish-prone like the label on this says it's for. That being said, I absolutely love it! I had not tried a clay mask in probably 10 years, but had to try this after reading the reviews written here by a variety of skin types. I bought it with the hopes that it would gently exfoliate without frying my skin. I couldn't be happier with it. It smells incredible (like fresh brewed green tea), is easy to mix with water & apply, & it rinses far easier than I anticipated - no washcloth or rubbing necessary. My face is left feeling silky smooth & with a bit of a healthy flush. I follow up with my oil of choice as a moisturizer, & voila! Better than a facial.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm still not entirely sure if this is caused by the mask, but I am very eczema and acne prone. Two weeks ago I started using Cerave and that seemed to help a lot. This past Saturday, I decided to try out the Green Tea Clay mask. Over the past couple days, I've developed many red, eczema like spots on my face. Considering I haven't changed anything else about my skin care regiment, I'm leaning toward the mask as the cause. I won't be using it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I like this best as a spot treatment but occasionally use as a full mask. I think the best thing is that you don't have to scrub to get it off your face when it's dry! It actually comes off with splashes of water, just like the instructions say.
I felt weird when I first tried it because it smells like my favorite smoothie at Jamba Juice - Green Tea Matcha - but I don't notice anymore.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I really love this clay mask, the green tea clay one, but also love the other two as well. My skin as Never been this smooth & clear. also my foundation(s) look so much better now that I use this. I went ahead and ordered the set from the evanhealy site, it includes a little clay pot and a fan brush: both are ok, the brush really helps to put the mask on your skin: not having much experience with this stuff, I had been using my fingers. honestly, my rosacea is much better since using this. also: can't tell a lot of difference in benefits from one clay to the other...
originally I tried out this line from a box of generous samples that my sister bought me, and I recommend this - lasts a long time and it was a good way to determine whether I liked/trusted evan healy products. She found it at Whole Foods. also you can order box of samples from on-line site.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Love this mask!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I am almost out of this clay and I must get more! This is the most high-quality clay I have ever come across. Makes my skin radiant--I wish I could use this every day. But it's wonderful as a treat. Really cleanses and extracts, also increases circulation to your face, which is always good.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this mask! It's gentle yet very effective in drawing out impurities. Mixing it isn't convenient and heaven forbid if you drop or knock it over without the lid. The quality of the product is awesome. It doesn't dry or irritate my skin....just leaves it clean and clear.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this mask. I purchased it because a friend recommended it, and of course I read all the reviews prior to purchasing the mask. The smell is wonderful, just like green tea brewing right in front of you))). There is a tiny feeling of pulling, but it is very slight, barely noticeable. I do believe the mask cleans out all of the clogged pores. My face looks much better since I started using it. My face does become pink/reddish to some extent, but the pigment goes away in about an hour.
I hate the packaging it comes in, I hate mixing it, I tend to spill the powder everywhere, but I still love the mask ))).
Anyway, this mask is magnificent, and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. This is one of the few products that I use, and donít regret buying it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I am really loving this mask. I mix it up half and half with water. It easily combines with water, and turns into a silky, creamy consistency that smells like jasmine green tea and is a beautiful jade color. It spreads onto the face perfectly, doesn't drip, dries fairly quickly, and is easy to wash off with splashes of water. It feels cool on the skin, in contrast to the Aztec mask, with feels hot. There is no pulsing, pulling sensation, and only the tiniest hint of tightening. The whole time it is on my face, I smell the calming scent of tea. After I wash it off, I spray on some of the lavender hydrosol, and tap in some rosehip serum. After that, my skin looks bright but not red. It feels soothed and refreshed, but not dry. Though this mask costs a lot more than the aztec mask, it is more pleasant to use, because of the scent and color, and it is more gentle on my sensitized skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
There's not much to say that hasn't been said below. It must be magic because these two simple ingredients result in such radiance. AND the smell is wonderful and soothing. I like to mix a little with tea tree cleanser when I feel oily.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I have used several masks and was reluctant to buy a mask I had to mix and skeptical that it would be better than another dry clay mask. It has proven to be worth every penny. I love that it smells like green tea, that it draws out impurities very well and gently exfoliates my skin. I have been using the Clarisonic brush, but am thinking of putting it aside a few weeks to see if there is any difference in my skin. I used the delicate brush head, but according to the Evan Healy philosophy, you are not supposed to disturb the acid mantle of your skin so much.
I would definitely purchase this mask again. I found it mixes best in the palm of my hand with a few sprays of the hydrosol. I really love it!