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Member Name: sympatic
Skin Ceuticals Clarifying Clay Masque
Advantages: Good results
Disadvantages: Smell is not that pleasant
There is a wonderfully cleansing feeling I get when using this clay mask from Skin Ceuticals which is a good job really because at £29.99 you expect a quality product and this one does not disappoint.
It combines Kaolin Clay and Bentonite that cat to absorb excess oils in the skin and also remove dirt to leave my skin feeling very healthy and refreshed. Partly this is because using the mask helps to improve blood flow beneath the skin so giving it a more healthy glow to it. I find my skin is a little bit tighter after using this product and that also helps to contribute to the smooth feel that I get and the healthy glow. The product also contains Aloe Vera which helps to mositurise my skin although after use I always use a moistuiriser of some sort to complete my health care regime. The Aloe Vera is also effective at ensuring the skin does not react to the mask so this product is suitable if you have sensitive skin as mine can be at times.
The texture of the product is a little gritty which gives it a very smooth clay feel. It is not crumbly though like clay, rather a rich cream with little bits of grit in it. It is easy to apply and given the price you want to apply it sparingly to make it last as each jar has 60ml of product.
Before applying I always cleanse my skin and then I apply a smooth layer to my face and neck and leave it for 15 minutes to work its magic. For me it is a once couple of weeks operation and it is recommended to use it a maximum of twice a week. The packaging is nice and simple, a frosted glass jar with a silver screw top lid. The only downside for me is that it does not smell very nice. To remove you just use warm water and a cloth and it comes away pretty easily but can be a bit messy.
This product has a wonderful cleansing feel to it, I would probably not recommend it for those with dry skin as it could be a bit too efficient at extracting oils from the skin. I tend to use it if my skin has become greasy after wearing lots of make up.
I would certainly recommend this to those with greasy skin as it does work at improving the condition of my skin.
Summary: Worth a try