Dry skin and clay masks usually aren’t a pair, but you know what? I like it. I love that feeling of a smooth, soft face afterwards, totally refreshed and starting my skincare routine on a clean canvas. I always feel luxurious putting my skincare on after, because my face is baby butt smooth.
The Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay mask is an “exfoliating floral mask”, which pretty much sums it up. My skin has been a little on the rougher end of spectrum lately with some breakout along my jaw and chin, a major blackhead problem on my nose, and some sort of pesky situation on my forehead which is only ever fixed with a good exfoliating.
One and a half teaspoons of the powder mask, one teaspoon of water, and twenty minutes later and you’ve got a very happy me with about a thousand less blackheads.
Side note: one teaspoon of water makes it a more watery paste; the first time I did this I just eyed it and made it a little thicker. Both ways spread nicely.
The great thing about this is it spreads really easily on the skin, and with the recipe I used above, I can apply generously and cover my entire face. Nothing like finishing up your reserves and realizing it only covers three quarters (if that) of your face. It’s also perfect for leaving no leftovers behind.
When the mask has dried, it has a very rough texture which makes it difficult to take off, yet great for exfoliating. I leave it on for about 20 minutes, when it’s mostly dry and my face feels tightened to perfection. To take it off what I like to do is wet my hands and press into my face to soak the mask. It can be difficult going in cold turkey and trying to take this off without soaking it first. As it starts to loosen, it’s much easier to move around the face and exfoliate where you really need to. For me that was my forehead, nose and chin. This is a great one to reach for serious exfoliating.
Immediately there’s difference in my skin. The blackheads are gone, as is the texture problem on my forehead. It does an amazing job is unclogging my pores, but my skin doesn’t feel properly refreshed until adding a moisturizer on afterwards. You can’t skip the moisturizer after this one, especially if you have drier skin.
It’s $22 for a 2 oz. jar, and I have to say it’s totally worth it. This product is all natural, affordable, will last a while, and I can’t argue with the results.
Have you tried the Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay Mask?