I was so excited when this therapeutic grade Indian Healing Clay arrived from Majestic Pure. I love my facemasks and use them quite regularly. I love them even more when they don’t contain any nasties or chemicals. I’ve used all kinds of clay facemasks in the past mainly 7th Heaven ones which come in a little pouch as well as sheet-masks from a Korean beauty store, but I have never tried any from Majestic Pure as I’ve only recently became a fan of their products. I’ve had lots of their essential oils though and I they were good quality & I really loved them, so I got myself this Indian Healing Clay which contains 100% Pure Sodium Bentonite and nothing else! I’ve also ordered a Dead Sea Mud Mask from Majestic Pure so I can’t wait until that arrives either!
What Is Clay?
Clay makes a fabulous face mask for shrinking pores, tightening and toning skin, removing impurities, getting rid of dead skin cells and just making your skin look and feel good! It’s good for soothing the skin and is especially good for treating cuts, bruises, insect bites, bee stings, boils, rashes achy joints, acne and burns amongst others!
For more info on Pure Sodium Bentonite, click here.
Before I get into my review, I have to give you a little tip/warning – If you buy this, before you open the tub, don’t lie down when your opening it for the first time! I lied on my bed lying down and began to open the tub to have a nose at the contents… What happened? All the powder went all over my new top! Ha-ha. I really thought this was a ready made face mask and it was solid clay and all yo do was dip your hands into the tub then apply it as it is, straight to your face – but it’s not… It’s clay POWDER which you add water to and then mix to a smooth paste! Blonde moment! So be careful when you open this so you don’t waste any product!
I was very pleased at how big the tub is. It looks much bigger than the picture the company have displayed, which actually looks quite little compared to when the tub is in front of you. It does say that the tub is 16oz but I’m useless at oz, fl, mg, g measurements and the likes so I never had a clue about how much product I was buying. I did expect this to be a much smaller tub!
On the side of the tub are directions for use which is handy as I had never used clay powder before so I didn’t know how to mix it – definitely saved me a Google search trip. For the face all you do is mix 3 parts water with one part clay powder then mix it until you’ve got yourself a smooth paste! Put it on your face and leave on for 20 minutes. It does say if you have sensitive skin you should leave the clay on for 10 minutes only and reduce the time in half. To wash off – just use lukewarm water. Simple! This can also be used for clay baths and foot soaks tot, the clay draws toxins from the skin and pores so it’s great for your body as well as your face, but I’ve only tried it on my face at the moment.
When mixing this I put 3 parts water and 1 part clay powder into a bowl and mixed but it didn’t seem I had done it properly so I added a bit more clay and water and mixed like mad, it was lumpy to begin with but after continuously mixing I was left with a smooth paste. I scooped it up with my fingers and slathered it all on my face (you might want to wear plastic gloves as it gets messy!) I left the clay mask on my face for about 20-25 minutes and felt it drying after 5 minutes. I love how clay masks feel on the skin when they dry. I then washed it off with warm water and dried with towel. My face did look a bit red once it was washed off but the redness faded, I think my skin is more sensitive than I thought and I probably should have left it on for 10 minutes instead. When the redness faded, my skin looked great and was lovely and soft to touch. I’m going to use this 1-2 a week, I’m hoping for a clearer complexion and I’ve tried everything to get rid of impurities and blackheads under my skin on my nose and nothing has worked so far. As this clay draws out impurities and toxins I think my skin will definitely improve the more I use it! Best thing is the powder will last a lifetime as only one scoop is needed each time!
You can get some here from Magestic Pure on Amazon UK. It’s £8.49 to buy.