Dr. Hauschka • Cleansing Clay Mask • Masks
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I had a problem at first with applying too much - if it's not applied in a thin layer I think it has trouble really getting into your pores - but once I mastered the application it worked very well. Makes skin feel extremely clean and soft. I will admit, though, that I do a bit of manual extraction after using it, but I'd do that after any mask or facial treatment. The last time I used this (thirty minutes sgo, ha) I mixed it with toner instead of water and I really loved the results.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
It's just regular clay and costs so much! And honestly, I have tried many clay masks and this one did nothing - even more, I think it did worst. As a teen, I used to have oily/combination skin type, and I used to buy clay masks from pharmacy (blue and white clay), and they were amazing! And so cheap - about 2 USD. Clay masks are great for extracting the purities and dead skin cells, reduce oil, and help with redness. Now my skin type is more normal to dry and I bought little (10g. - 6 USD) Dr. Hauschka Clay Mask (was reading so many great reviews about it). However, it was too drying, it was also a nightmare to rinse it off, my skin was very dry stained afterwards. I do not recomend to use this mask if you have normal to dry skin. This mask should be only used for people with oily/acne-prone or combination skin. Do not leave it on for too long, do not wait until it dries and breaks.
If you want to save some money, do not buy this expensive product when you can get any other clay (or even mudd) mask - it will be the same result, even better. Blue and white clay works amazing!
Another way to use clay masks:
1) Mix it with 1 tsp of honey or 1/2 tsp of coconut/olive oil (it wont be too drying and your skin will feel moisturized), add some turmeric
2) Can add little bit of plain greek yogurt and grated rose petals. Your skin will be clear, toned and moisturized at the same time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
The best mask I have ever used for my oily, acne-prone skin. And I am a pretty lazy person when it comes to weekly routine like masks -- can never remember or even when I do can't be bothered. But Dr H's clay mask's makes my skin feel so good after applying that I will go through the trouble a few times a week just to make my skin happy! Skin feels clean, purified and calmed/soothed. I can imagine my skin thanking me for the extra effort.
On my 2nd refill. The heavy jar actually keeps the powder sterile. Can sometimes be tricky to add the right amount of water to achieve the right consistency.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am skeptical of facial masks in terms of results, but I like Dr. H, so I decided to give this one a shot. I like this mask better than most, but I am still skeptical. It feels really nice (and I suppose that is part of the point) but afterward didn't notice much difference. I would probably buy it again when I am feeling a mask mode again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I'm on my second jar now, and I really like this mask. It removes excess oil without dehydrating my skin. I use it straight after I scrubbed myself in the shower, I've never tried to steam before use. But it works wonders any way! My face feels smooth and matte after use. It doesn't itch or burn either, so I'm happy!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am on my second refill. For this to really work you NEED to steam your face before applying. Prepare the mask mixture before steeming so you can put it right on.
Mask is not meant to dry. You can re-wet it if you want an extra good cleaning.
I do it like this: Cleanse face with the cleansing cream, steam face (with regular boiled water poured in a glass boil, with a tiwel over my head) for at least 15 minutes (you feel when face is ready).
Apply the already prepared clay mask, wait ten minutes, re-wet, wait five then wash off. HELLO CLEAN FACE!
Nothing has ever worked for my many blackheads on nose but this helps me keep them few, small and in periods unnoticeable. You can't ask for more than that.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This mask does wonders for my oily skin. I didn't look up reviews and thought it was a paste mask so I had no idea what to do after I realized it was powder. This was expensive already and I didn't want to invest in the Facial Steam Bath recommended in the directions but I read some reviews and saw that you can a few drops of water or toner. I've been using it 3x a week (it's summertime), and my oily skin actually feels normal! I'm not sure on how well it's cleaning the pores, but I love that it balances out my oilyness without drying out skin, calms down redness and makes my skin feels soft and clean. I'm very impressed!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have no other clay mask experience to compare it with, but it does its job wonderfully for oily and acne-prone skins.
I use it once a week, usually before shower and let it sit for 10 minutes. I always find it funny how it makes my face all stiff after a few minutes and how I avoid to laugh when I have it on, ah ah! I have been trying it with and without the facial steam bath before but haven't noticed any major differences.
Immediate results, however, are pretty impressive. The skin feels deeply purified and the pores are less visible (especially on my nose), which means significantly reduced. I believe the facial steam bath adds a little oomph to the mask, but it's just too much of a hassle for me. Again, I'm lazy and I hate to stay still so I'm no reference.
The product is expensive but it's fairly covered by its luxurious packaging (heavy ceramic jar), the "ecolonomic" refill system and its efficiency. Would repurchase for sure.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I've been using the Dr. Hauschka daily moisturizer and it's been absolutely perfect, so I thought I'd give this clay mask a try. I've used various clay masks - from the cheap Queen Helene to NARS, etc. NARS was my favorite, but I am loving the Dr. Hauschka.
It comes in a heavy ceramic jar as powder and you have to measure out and mix it with water (putting a small amount of toner in the mixture is also fabulous). It is a bit annoying to mix it, but its a sacrifice worth making as the mask is fantastic. I have normal skin, dry in the winter, and I leave on the mask for about 10 minutes. It exfoliates and removes all impurities. I have no had any breakouts from using this, but I can see how some people who are not used to intense clay masks can have some purging. I normally slather some La Mer on as my night cream after using this as it can leave my skin dry.
This mask, the daily Dr Haushka moisturizer, and the La Mer in combination has given me the best skin of my life. I would give this a 5 but it is pretty expensive and slightly inconvenient as you have to mix it up.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Brown
I like the instant result i get after the mask but may not purchase again as I think product is over-priced. I use this mask after facial steam bath, prep the mask in advance by mixing with water. The mask can be messy upon application (use a brush for easier application) and rinsing off, but reveal instant result with my complexion appearing fairer and radiance which last for less than a day. It's not a convenient to use product in my opinion (comparing to Queen Helene mask in a tube) I find it a hassle that i need to get a mask bowl & brush, get the product out (in powder form), mix with liquid to combine into paste.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This mask works nicely as a light exfoliator but that's about it. It comes as powder and you mix a bit of water and toner in it to form a paste. In my opinion, the mask isn't all that special and you can buy similar clay masks for a lot cheaper from other organic brands. Not very special, over-priced but exfoliates gently.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have been a big fan of Dr Hauschka for some time however this, the steam bath & the rose light day cream are my absolute fav's of their range.
This clay mask is the best for general rejuvenation & removal of stubborn dirt, black heads, white heads etc. It really does work really well especially when combined with the steam bath heated up slightly. I use a facial steam with a teaspoon of steam bath in the water & then after the steaming for 5 minutes I use the remaining water mixed in with the clay mask & leave this on for a further 5 or so minutes. MAGIC !!! Clear, radiant skin!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is a fantastic mask which doubles as a light exfoliator. Like others, I find it difficult to mix to the right consistency and often either over or under mix, however it still works well regardless. I do always manage to get this everywhere while I'm rinsing it off, in particular in my mouth! I've most recently discovered the trick is to dampen it with a spray bottle and then lightly massage it away, which (as it's such a soft, fine clay), gives a lovely gentle exfoliation.
I love the fact that this is refillable, but would like something included with the pottle which allows me to get the measurements right.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I think this is a great mask that cleans my face wonderfully. The only problem I have with it is that it is quite tricky to mix it to the right consistency. It's either too clumpy, or too watery. I use a big synthetic brush to apply it, and it is quite difficult to apply it in a thin and even layer (not that it really matters, but I still don't like it). The easiest way to re-water the mask is by using a little spray pump that can be bought in any drug store. Also, make sure to avoid the area around your mouth, otherwise you will be chewing sand.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
From time to time my face succumbs to the big pressures of the city air & the filth just settles into my nose. "Is that a blackhead!?" Why yes, yes it is. That's when I pull the jar of this mask out & whip it up with a little water. I let it sit on my face & draw out the toxins from my skin. When I clean it off, my face is as clean as newborn babies skin & just as soft, too.
I highly recommend this one to all, for all.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
cleaned me out! it took a few days for the pimples to fully surface and clear afterwards but my skin is very noticeably better for it. easy to use, doesn't itch or dry. may make ya a bit red afterwards. will buy again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I prefer this mask over any other. 4 stars due to price. It is more like dirt than clay -- not gummy like other clay masks and not really drying. It makes my skin feel so clean and not stripped after using. Hard to explain, but the dirt smell is awesome. Clean dirt - yay. Since it's dirt-like (they say it's clay and I'm sure it is -- technically), be careful how much water you add. Unlike clay, it won't absorb the water, so just be careful or it will be too thin. I like to add a pump of lotion cleanser to about 1 teaspoon of this clay to boost its effect and then only a tiny smidgeon of water (really, just a few drops). Because this is dirt -- albeit clean dirt filled with magical properties -- I only buy the REFILL PACKS when I find them on sale.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
*Please see Update at the bottom!
Before I was given this Cleansing Clay Mask (and the Firming Mask) as a gift, I hadn't tried any Dr. Hauschka products, but since I'm happy with my daily skincare, I'll probably just stick with the masks.
I tend to use masks as a "whenever I feel like I need it" skin boost or pick-me-up. But the results I'm seeing from this mask are good enough that I'm planning to start using it once a week. My skin feels smooth and less congested, my pores appear smaller, and any blackheads are definitely reduced (if not erased). The mask is slightly drying, but my skin feels balanced once I moisturize after removing the mask and using toner.*
I don't feel like the mask is too much work to use, but that might be because it's something I enjoy rather than a chore.
The mask is easy to mix, I definitely don't need a big teaspoon-full of it (and I'm still sad that I wasted so much on my first use!) About 1/2 a leveled teaspoon, covers my whole face generously with some left over. I could probably get away with using even less (1/4 teaspoon?) and just putting the mask on the areas of my skin that need it (i.e. definitely not my cheeks). I just apply it with my fingers out of the mini bowl use to mix it with water; I don't really find it to be that messy. I think it's easier if you mix it a little on the dry side (thicker mud) and apply to a moist face. I have not tried steaming my face before using the mask, mainly because I have heard that steaming can occasionally aggravate skin, or cause problems, but I do use it after getting out of the shower, which is as close as I come to 'steaming' my skin.
I typically leave this mask on 10 - 15 minutes*. When I first used it, I let the mask dry out entirely, but I've since learned that it's better to re-wet the mask if/when it dries out. I do this by misting with water. When I let it dry out on my skin, it seemed like the effect of the mask was much more drying overall.
I actually really enjoy the muddy "clean dirt" smell of the mask.
I find this mask easy to wash off, I just wet a soft washcloth or muslin and use that to gently remove (don't rub or scrub!) the mask, rinsing and re-wetting as needed. Since I usually use this in the evenings, I follow the mask with my toner and a gentle moisturizer*. I skip acne spot treatments and anything else with more "harsh" ingredients until at least the next day.
Overall, I'm very happy with the Cleansing Clay Mask!
A few notes for the more sensitive-skinned people:
- only use on areas of your face where you get congestion, no real need to put it all over your face.
- you will need much much less than it says to use.
- do NOT leave on for more than 5 min
- make sure you re-wet the mask if it starts to dry out at all.
- remove as gently as possible
I've got my skin in much better shape than when I wrote my original review , and mainly by being MUCH more gentle with it all-around. But the skin-tightening pore-shrinking effects of this mask are still desirable to me, so I've worked out 'my' way of using it (above).
After I remove the mask, I mist my face with Avené thermal water spray, and then apply a facial oil - never letting my skin dry until the oil is on. I think this step is really essential for me, because after using something so drying, I really need to immediately restore the balance of my skin so it doesn't get off-kilter. I let my face oil (I use Suti Rejuvenate - it's AMAZING) soak in for a few minutes, and then top it with a no-frills moisturizer (currently Oilatum natural repair).
I like the effect this mask has on the nose area most, so even if I end up deciding that it really is too harsh for the rest of my face, I expect I'll keep using it that way.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This clay is quite good and I find it better than the clay powder mask of Organic Pharmacy which is way tooooo expensive but delivers much less. This mask can draw out the blackheads from my nose quite well and my face looks brighter every time after i use it. And I also use it an a rescue mask whenever I have serious acnes. The only thing I dont like is that I need to mix up it with water to make a paste, and I wish this mask is a ready-to-use one. I also use the steam bath but I am not sure if this step is really necessary or helpful. Anyway, I recommend this mask for those with congested skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I think I'm done with the majority of Dr Hauschka's skincare line, except for a couple that I like(Clarifying Toner and Translucent Bronzer). Except for these two, all the other lines have not worked on me. I wanted to like it because I like the philosophy but I have to admit that most of them do not work on my oily,mild acne-prone, pore-clogging skin. I really wanted to go the natural route and be chemical free but the treatments are too gentle for my skin and the moisturizers are all too oily. This mask, for me, was a waste of time. I used this after the steam bath and my face looked exactly the same as before I used this. Even if it didn't get rid of blemishes, I would've been happy if it gave my skin a glow, smoothed out my skin, anything! But nada. I have tried repeatedly using this hoping I like it but that didn't happen. Dr Hauschka's line is way too expensive to not work so I will not repurchase.