I did a bit of research on the mask. The clay, according to Aztec Secrets website is "betonite clay from Death Valley, CA, where it is sun-dried for up to six months in temperatures that sometimes reach 134 degrees." They also discuss the molecular science behind the clay. It contains a negative electron charge and since "poisons and toxins stored in the epidermis have a positive charge - Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay lifts the pimple and blackheads into the clay bed to cause accelerated healing and nourishment to the skin with over 50 minerals. 100% Natural."
Its sold in the beauty aisle at Whole Foods (but you can also purchase online on amazon) and since I was headed to the grocery store that afternoon, I added it to my list of things to pick up. I found it next to the natural makeup section and was shocked at the price. $8.99?????!!!!! Coming from a gal who's paid upwards of $200 for face masks this almost seemed too good to be true!
After using this mask twice, I can firmly state that this sh*t is the real deal. This cheapie little miracle in a tub is nothing short of awesome! Here's my thoughts:
- I mixed the clay with apple cidar vinegar for an extra detoxifying boost (you kind of smell like a salad but who cares!)
- You can really feel it "pulsating" as the label claims!
- The mask gets suuuuuuper tight and firm, to the point where you can't smile or raise your eyebrows.
- After washing off, my skin felt refreshed & squeaky clean. It removed a few small blemishes that I had on my forehead and visibly evened out my skintone.
- My face was visibly firmer throughout the day, and pores were much smaller.
- The post mask glow continued for the rest of the day. Similar to the glow that you get after a really good facial!
Love love love this mask! So glad that I came across that article and definitely will continue to use! Have any of you girls tried this mask? Thoughts? xx