Clay Mask Review
I received two skincare products from www.irumcosmetics.com/ a pure and organic green clay mask powder and an Argan oil serum. I trialled both, and compared my skin on the bases of appearance and feel.
Here were my results:
My skin has quite a few noticeable blemishes caused by acne, and I also have a few spots/pimples on my face within the T-Zone area. This is because I suffer from oily skin. Due to this I have to make sure the products I use caters to that. So products that can clean my pores without irritation, and also reduce the appearance of my blemishes and spots work best for me.
The product comes as a powder form. You create a paste by mixing one (Don't use a metal spoon like I did, as the steel can react with the clay - luckily mine was okay) wooden teaspoon of clay (or rose water) with a few drops of water. I used about 30ml of water rather than a few drops as I like my face masks to have a more water based consistency without overpowering the product. This is really beneficial, as essentially this is skincare product that you can mix and mould to whatever consistency you like. It's adaptable to your preferences, which not many face masks offer. Along with the idea of being able to use rose water, instead of plain water. The product is to be left on your skin from 15 to 20 minutes.
Within the first 2 minutes the products begins to dry, firm and tighten on my skin.
My skin feels cleaner, and firmer. Once the 20 minutes setting time was finished, I used a warm, damp wash cloth to removed the clay off of my face. This clay mask is great for a deep cleanse, and has minimised the appearance of pores around my nose. My spots also do not feel as harsh.
I enjoyed using this clay mask because it was fun to make and I can completely see me and my girls doing this on one of our nights in. Green clay is especially good for absorbing shine and excess oils, and having oiling skin this ticked my box straight away - and I felt the difference more or less instantly. However due to the strength of this product I would highly recommend using once a week, as that is more than enough to completely clean your skin without over cleansing. I loved that my skin felt firmer, which is a sign that the excess oils that your pores have produced have been absorbed. The clay mask is also vegan friendly, making this a guilt free treat.
The clay can also be mixed with Aloe Vera, JoJoba and lavender oil, or any other essential oil of your choice, which promotes to its benefits and again allows the product to adapt to you.
Green Clay has been used for centuries, since the days of ancient Egypt, Greece and even Rome to preserve the skin and help maintain it, so it can continue to look young and fresh. The clay is chemical and Paraben free, as it is sourced from Volcanic mountain ashes beneath the surface. Thats right, Volcanic ashes from beneath the surface, incredible!
The clay also includes Zinc, which is a mineral that helps to regulate and balance the production of oils in the glands and pores, as well as build your immune system and promote regeneration.
The Mask can also be used to decrease the production of hair dandruff.
You can purchase your own and read more about it's uses and benefits here
The clay mask retails for only £7.99 and can be purchased here.
I would comple
Argan Oil Serum
I follow up the mask with the pure Argan oil serum. I absolutely adored this product most out of the two because of its multi-uses, to name a few:
The Argan oil also contains vitamin E, a natural anti-oxidant that can strengthen and protect the cells. As fatty acids, which we know to help increase the absorption of vitamins and minerals in the skin and body.
I have been using this serum before I do my makeup, as a protective barrier for my skin, but also because it helps to keep my skin feeling smooth and soft.
This product retails for: £18.75 and can be purchased here.