I adore kaolin clay. I use it in my homemade cold process soap to add a silkiness while also adding some skin loving properties to it. I use it in my shaving soap I make too! It’s great for the face and the body. I also love to use products that have kaolin clay in them. My older two kids are going through their teenage breakouts. We’ve tried several products and some do seem to help with the breakouts but they leave the teens skin dry.
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A facial mask with kaolin clay in it helps to heal their skin while also minimizing their breakouts. We tried the Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask because it contains natural and organic ingredients like Kaolin Clay, Hisbiscus & Cranberry Fibers, Spirulina, CoQ10, etc.
One thing I noticed right off is that in the container this product has a very strong berry scent to it. And I mean strong! It has a definite berry scent with a bit of an astringent background to it. But once it’s on your face the fragrance is a lot lighter. It smells really good even though it is strong. Just don’t do like I did and stick your nose right in it and take a sniff. Because it is a bit pungent in the tub.
At first, it tingles with sort of a cooling effect. I’ve heard some say that it burns but I didn’t feel that it burned at all. It was more of a cold tingling sensation that subsided within a minute or so. It’s like you can feel it working on your skin as it dries, if that makes sense. You leave the mask on for no more than 15 minutes and in that time it has worked its magic.
There are little exfoliating beads making this a kaolin clay mask as well as an exfoliating mask! When the 15 minutes are up you are supposed to gently rub the mask in a circular motion, allowing those little beads to exfoliate and remove any dry, dead skin cells. Then you rinse with a wash cloth and warm water. It rinses off very easily.
The mask has a medium consistency. It isn’t runny or very thick and it goes on in a thin layer. So a little spreads easily and goes a long way. And like I said you begin feeling the effects as soon as you put it on too! With the tingling, I could feel it pulling out dirt and toxins from my pores. It actually felt pretty neat.
When I washed it off my skin looked tighter and definitely brighter. My skin was incredibly soft and silky feeling. My pores looked a little smaller after the first use. Wrinkles weren’t as noticeable as it tightens and firms the skins texture. More-so after additional uses. The CoQ10 helps lessen the appearance of wrinkles by reducing free radical damage and stimulating healthy collagen production. That’s always a plus in my book!
My teens have been trying it for their acne. It took a couple tries to get them to use it, but after they did, they both really liked using it. Their acne started clearing up within a couple of days after the second use and their skin looks so good.
We use it twice per week. Once on Tuesday evening and again on Friday evening. None of us have had any irritation, dryness or additional breakouts. Instead we’ve had the opposite. Great looking skin! Their complexions are looking clearer and my skin is looking brighter and toned.
Overall I’d say this is a really great facial mask!
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Valentia Skin Detoxifying Kaolin Clay Mask Key Ingredients:
- Kaolin Clay: Clay minerals draw impurities, improve skin tone, and tighten pores for smoother firmer skin.
- Plant Stem Cells: Naturally decreases the level of pro-aging toxins and works to soother the skin, reduce redness, and improve evenness.
- Spirulina: A botanical stimulant full of vitamins that hydrates the skins surface and contributes to tissue regeneration of the skin.
- CoQ10: Lessens the appearance of wrinkles by reducing free radical damage and stimulating health collagen production.
- Hibiscus & Cranberry Fibers: Both lend their anti-aging properties to firm and reinforce the skin, helping to reduce the creation of new wrinkles.
Have you ever used a product with kaolin clay in it? What did you think?
Hi! I’m Crystal Martin, a stay at home mom of 4, living in KY with my high school sweetheart husband of 20+ years. My husband and I are co-bloggers at Cinnamon Hollow where we write about homesteading, travel, beauty, our lives with our kids and pets, fun and free printables as well as the products and services that make our lives just a little bit easier – and a lot more fun!
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