[ This product was sent to me complimentary from ChickAdvisor to test out and review ]
For the longest time I didn’t understand Hollywood’s depiction of a women enjoying a face mask. You know the scene, she gets out of the shower, gets into a comfy robe, towels up her hair, and applies a face mask. I thought that was totally backwards, everyone knows it’s easier to put the face mask on and then rinse it off in the shower, right?
Of late I’ve learned that my view in fact, was the thing that was backwards. I am constantly reading up on beauty blog posts from fellow bloggers, and recently learned exactly why either showering or exfoliating is extremely beneficial for seeing optimal results from a mask application.
When you have a nice hot, steaming shower we all know that this opens up your pores thus allowing the mask/product to really get into your skin to work its magic. When you exfoliate, on the other hand, you’re removing the most superficial layer of dead skin therefore allowing the product to reach the deepest layers of your skin and is able to create a greater effect. Hope this helps with your next mask session!
Now, onto the review.
Usually I’m not into face masks, I don’t get the hype and my skin is never better off when I include them in my skin care routine until now.
I’ve absolutely fell in love with the results that this clay mask gives me just after one use- which again is also very rare for me.
I’ve used this mask a handful of times, however today I did something different, I exfoliated before I applied the product (hence my little rant/tid-bit advice above). I didn’t think that the mask could get better, BUT YOU GUYS exfoliating before using this product made a world of difference.
This mask does provide that amazing tingly, mint-on-your-skin, fresh skin feeling however without exfoliating I don’t feel that effect right away. Today, I felt that effect immediately and stronger than I did before- I am obsessed with that feeling, so it was a huge bonus! Because the mask is strong in that department, make sure to be careful when you apply the product close to your eyes, if I get too close my eyes actually water.
I love the consistency of this mask- it’s easy to apply a generous layer, and though it feels as though it’s going on thick it dries fairly quickly and all the way through. This is something that makes me super happy because with the majority of clay masks, they never fully dry and they feel heavy and thick on your face. This mask doesn’t have any of those negative qualities therefore making it my go-to!
The scent really reminds me of a fresh cucumber mixed with a hint of perfume, I adore it and if you’ve read any of my other reviews, you’ll know that scent is a huge aspect that contributes to whether I like a product or not.
I don’t do the mask for a certain amount of time, I generally just leave it on until it’s all completely dry and that can take anywhere from 10-20 minutes- closer to the 20 minute mark when I’m preoccupied and just honestly forget to take it off, but even so it has never irritated my skin.
Rinsing the mask off is a breeze, it’s super easy to remove and the effects that you see once you’ve rinsed off the mask are amazing. My pores are noticeably smaller and clean, my skin is so soft and refreshed, and my oil is 100% under control. The only con to this mask is that it didn’t leave my skin looking radiant and glowing- just feeling radiant and glowing. To be quite honest, that’s just fine with me but if it’s something that is essential to you in a face mask then this one might not be for you.
This mask has officially made it into my skin care regime and I hope you guys check it out too, it’s the bomb.com and I wouldn’t rave about something this much if I didn’t know it actually works.
If you pick up this face mask let me know in the comments!
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