If you love florals and are looking for an exfoliating mask, the Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay mask is for you. Read through to see my full review on it!

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?

  • I’ve wanted to try herbivore masks and soaps for such a long time! If sephora has those birthday discounts, I might just try this out. Or maybe I’ll just wait until around november-december when they have their vib sale. It’s kind of crazy, if i remember correctly they started off on etsy and just took off! (Edit: just checked sephora and they only have a limited amount of herbivore products – good for my bank account rn hahaha especially since I already have a few drying masks on rotation)

    I have dry skin as well, and I feel like since I use so many moisturizing and hydrating products, in some areas it feels overdone? Especially in the winter, I notice the area around my nose feeling congested and tender as if pimples were about to pop out and a clay mask really helps to draw that out.

    becky @ star violet

    • Sam

      Yeah, even though I do have dry skin, I’ve just always liked the feeling of using a clay mask (I mean, other than the drying portion) because my skin feels so much clearer!

  • Herbivore is a brand that I wanted to try since beginning of the year and the one I am most curious about is the Blue Tansy mask. Have you tried that?

    Shireen⎜Reflection of SanityBurberry Beauty Giveaway

    • Sam

      Ahh, not yet! Right after I ordered, I got an email saying that they were giving free deluxe samples of it with all purchases though, and I really wish I had waited a few days so I could’ve tried it!

  • That’s actually a pretty affordable price! And mix-your-own clay powder masks seem to be really popular lately! Thank you for the lovely review!

    Camilla || Gracefulface.com

    • Sam

      Right? I usually see Herbivore’s more expensive stuff, but this one is still a great deal. Thanks for reading, Camilla!

  • It’s nice to know that your blackheads are gone because of this.
    Great review dear!

    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

    • Sam

      Thanks, Zarrah!

  • I love powder masks since they last longer and I can get creative with how I mix it (water vs. toner). This one sounds really lovely and I like that it helps exfoliate too!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

    • Sam

      True, they give you lots of creative freedom!

  • ohh I loved your review, so detailed. I have actually heard great things about clay masks so far

    • Sam

      Thank you, Konstantina! I love using clay masks to clean out my face, I just feel way better afterwards. Plus there are so many options!

  • The Sunday Mode

    Woah, the blackheads went away? This almost sounds too good to be true! I think it’s really awesome that this product is all natural, I used to have a clay mask that was similar that I loved, I just hated the mess I made when I would mix up the mask to use it.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • Sam

      Oh yeah, DEF not a fan of the extra work / mess you go in to when you make it & take it off, but this seriously helps the blackhead problem I am constantly getting on my nose!

  • now i want to try this!

    • Sam

      I would say it’s worth it!

  • Laura

    I love hearing about mask which help to clean out pores and I think it would fit my oily skin perfectly x