Here is another item I received in my Influenster J’adore VoxBox. I got a nice-sized sample of Boots Botanics Ionic Clay Mask. It’s supposed to keep your oily skin shine-free.
I only tried this once so I can’t really say if this did anything to improve or help my skin. I do have really oily skin and I am breakout prone. The current masks that I use are Aztec Secret (mixed with Braggs ACV) and Queen Helene Mint Julep mask…oh wait, I got a new mask last month by Freeman because I read a blog where this gal said she liked it loads better than Queen Helene and I loved her straightforward no-BS blogging style so I had to give that mask a try.
I love clay masks because I want to believe that it’s pulling out all the breakout causing crap out of my skin and I like how clay feels (gah, for the longest time when I was about 10-11 I wanted to own a potter’s wheel and a kiln) but I haven’t noticed any great improvements really. It doesn’t do anything bad to my skin either (no new breakouts or redness or anything) but I do believe that in some cases that some pimples shrink a bit which is why I continue to use these products.
Anyway, back to the Boots mask. When I first opened the tube, it poured out all over my arm. I didn’t realize it was liquidy. I re-capped it and shook it well because I thought that it was just product separation (the Queen Helene mint mask sometimes does that) but after I shook it to death, it was still pretty liquidy so it maybe the mask is really that way OR I just got a dud.
It has no noticeable smell and it’s a dark gray-green color that dries to a minty green. It wasn’t super tight on my face, it dried relatively quickly and washed off very easily (a plus!). I used it at night so I can’t really speak for the shine-away properties because I applied my regular moisturizer afterward. Good thing is that I didn’t break out the next day so I guess I like it because it is similar to the other masks I already use. Would I buy a full size? No, because at almost $10 for a full sized tube, I can get a tub of Aztec Secret for about $6 that will last me years. I’m actually almost finished with my first tub that I got back in 2008. Granted, I didn’t use it regularly but it did last a while!
(I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes)