Do you hate when clay masks take ages to dry? Then keep on reading, as the Generation Clay masks dry within 8-10 mins, which is super fast for a clay mask. On another note, I love their sleek packaging
Do you enjoy clay masks? I personally enjoy clay masks they do such wonders to my skin. As they keep my skin clear and smooth. However, I do find some clay masks leave my skin dry. If you have oily- acne-prone skin, then your skin is going to love clay masks! I have combination skin, but nowadays my skin is more on the dry side due to the whole lockdown situation. Clay masks have so many benefits for your skin, and the key benefits of clay masks are that it’s anti-bacterial, detoxifies and purifies the skin. Moreover, clay masks oxygenate the cells, unclogs and shrinks your pores. It regulates sebum production and makes your skin softer, smoother and glowing skin. It also rejuvenates and regenerates the skin and improves skin tone. Today, I am going to review two clay masks by Generation Clay.
Ultra Violet Brightening Purple Clay Mask
What does the mask claim?
The mask is a gentle, natural version of skin-exfoliating alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), the hardworking beauty hero rejuvenates dull, tired skin while lightening dark circles and pigmentation.
Key ingredients: DAVID SON PLUM: Brightens and rejuvenates dull, tired skin, DESERT LIME: Hydrates and stimulates collagen, BILBERRY: Natural enzymatic exfoliator, ALOE VERA: Soothes and reduces redness.
On the days when my skin feels dull, I love using the Ultra Violet Brightening Purple Clay mask. It instantly brightens my skin. I did notice the brightening effect, the mask left my skin brighter after the first use. I tested the mask numerous times, and I am very impressed with it. My skin felt very clean and pretty normal after using the mask. My skin did not feel tight afterwards! Which I am very impressed with. I have tried so many clay masks in the past, and some worked for me whilst others did not. Nevertheless, the mask dries super fast which I love, so if you are in a rush you will love using this mask. I have never tried a clay mask before which dries this fast! I am super impressed.
After cleansing my skin, I apply an even and thin layer on my whole face. I left the mask on for 10 mins. At first I did feel a tingling sensation, but it went away quickly.
Full Ingredients list:
Aqua (Water), Kaolin, Bentonite, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Arrowroot (Tapioca Flour), Vaccinium Myrtillus (1Bilberry) Extract, Maltodextrin, Davidsonia Jerseyanan (Davidson Plum) Fruit Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Hibiscus) Flower Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Citrus Glauca (Desert Lime) Fruit Extract, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin) Essential Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil, Viola Odorata (Violet Leaf) Absolute, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Lactic Acid, Silica, CI 77491, CI 77007., Limonene.
Urban Defence Purifying Pink Australian Clay
What it is?
Urban Defence Purifying Pink Clay Mask is packed with Kakadu plum – the small but mighty Australian fruit that holds the highest known natural source of vitamin C. Bursting with antioxidants, it helps stimulates collagen, reduce hyper-pigmentation, and protect from harsh environmental aggressors, such as pesky pollution.
Key ingredients: KAKADU PLUM : Brightens skin, stimulates collagen production , VITAMIN A: Accelerates skin cell renewal, OLD MAN WEED:Fights acne-causing bacteria, VITAMIN E: Soothes the skin
I enjoyed the pink clay mask. The mask smells of roses, and I enjoy rose-scented products because they are so refreshing. The mask left my skin very clean, soft, smooth and hydrated. Luckily, this mask again did not leave my skin dry. I am very impressed with Generation Clay. Their masks are worth checking out. If I have to pick between the pink clay mask and ultra-violet brightening purple clay mask, I will go with the pink clay mask. This is because the pink clay mask also helped with my breakouts, it calmed them down. The mask dries very fast too. I will be re-purchase this mask. Like the Ultra Violet Brightening purple clay mask, I also felt a tingling sensation but it goes away within a minute.
After I cleanse my skin I apply a thin layer of the mask for 10 mins. After the mask dries, wash it with lukewarm water. I then, proceed with my skincare routine.
Full ingredients list
Aqua (Water), Kaolin, Bentonite, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Arrowroot (Tapioca Flour), Rosa Damascena (Rose) Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Extract, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Lavandula Angustifolia Water, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Extract, Centipeda Cunninghamii (Australian Native Plant) Whole Plant Extract, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Lactic Acid, CI 77491, CI 77492., Geraniol, Citronellol.
Will I recommend the masks?
I will 100% recommend these clay masks, they have worked for my combination skin (dry-oily skin). I am going to continue using the masks, and I will re-purchase them once I am finished with them. I am so impressed that the masks dry so fast. However, do note, that with these masks I did feel a tingling sensation, but its nothing major it disappears away within minutes.
You can pick the masks on their website or on Beauty Bay, if you live in the UK.
The masks were kindly gifted* to me by the brand, all opinions are my own.
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