Since the dreaded cold weather from Last October , my skin has been feeling terribly dry.
Blemishes have appeared worse than ever before and although I have tried quite a few things to diminish them nothing seems to be working fully and the redness along with the dry patches just seem to be putting me down .
A couple of years a go I had heard of this wonderful new invention called Clayspray and just as described it was basically clay in a tin making it a face mask alternative to those terrible bundles of sachets we would normally buy which looked terrible when you had a collection as they looked messy and untidy.
It really did make sense that someone would finally put it into a canister of some sort and make it in a larger scale for us .
This weekend, I decided to grab one of those little messy sachets from my drawer of to try products and although it was not as pretty looking as the bottle I would have loved to have in my drawer it was still the same product and for my first try of the product , a great way to test which one would be best for my skin.
What they say about their product -
Red clay with spring water and hydrogels face treatment for oily/ blemished skin types.
First of all, I know you are thinking ''well it is for oily skin and you have dry'', but the truth is , the dry patches are only in certain areas , mainly around my nose which is my most troubled area as in the summer , this is where the oiliest skin will form so it takes its change in different seasons.
No matter what season though, my skin seems to get those blemishes that seem to never go nor reduce in redness or size and the blemishes are the parts of my face which I feel need the most attention.
CLAY (ARGILLA), WATER (AQUA), CARDAMOM (ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM) SEED OIL, SODIUM POLACRY;ATE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE.
Can be bought from Clayspray.com for £25.00 for 50g
My thoughts on this product -
My first impressions were on the fact that this face mask comes from a canister, I can not actually comment on how easily it releases from the canister as this is something I wish I could comment on but unfortunately did not have the canister to hand .
I was really interested in knowing how such a rather thick product came from a spray . I have found that some creams that have been used in this way have struggled and clogged up the nozzle making it difficult to use again after a certain time .
From a sachet is as expected though although I did have to use two sachets to get a full face coverage due to the very small size of the sachet.
I love how Clayspray has been formulated for many needs of the skin such as
Pore Refining, Brightening, Toning and Mattifying .
The Mask that I used was the Red Clay mineral treatment, used for oily and blemished skin .
The texture was just as expected , smooth and very clay like. It dried in seconds which made the waiting process a lot quicker than usual .
When the clay is wet , it gives off a lovely scent, I can only describe it as chocolate and I was hoping it would stay but once the formula dried it soon disappeared, leaving no scent at all.
I love how all of the Clayspray products are free from
preservatives, parabens and perfumes, not only that but they are cruelty free and natural and they are perfectly suitable to be used by Vegans and pregnant woman .
In each treatment, both red and white masks hold 60 - 65% of pure clay and the rest of their products are combined with spring water which is filtered through rocks and other natural ingredients.
I did wonder as to how the clay stopped itself from sticking to the inside of the bottle itself and after finding out the product is actually sealed inside a inner bag surrounded by air pressure it gives a closer insight as to how the clay stays fresh , hygienic and always ready to use.
The clay applied to the face smoothly and I felt no discomfort or snagging on the skin but you do need to be quick applying it due to the fact it dries so fast .
As the clay dried, I felt my face tightening (typically the door went and my children got a little frightened as I walked out of my bedroom with a face looking like my skin had turned to stone and started to crack ).
I felt no irritation , no itchiness or soreness at all , it felt really relieving for me .
After only 5 minutes the mask had dried and I decided to keep it on for another 5 unsure how long to keep it on for .
It took some removing. Not a massive downside for me , but it did take more than a few face wipes which I have done in the past for quickness.
This time I spent my time releasing it from my face with warm water and it took a good five minutes to get of completely.
Once my face was dry , I found my skin felt a little dry in places, especially my forehead and nose bridge area but leaving the skin to settle for another 10 minutes , I found it settled on its own leaving my skin feeling very soft and smooth.
I do find the price is a little high and will not highly recommend to everyone as this is a treat for the more indulgent spenders .
The whole concept of this Clayspray for me is fantastic .
I love to enjoy a face mask once a week or even fortnightly so this for me would be a great treat but I would find using a more hydrating formula would better my experience such as the white clay mineral treatment masque .
Have you given Clayspray a try yet, what do you think of a face mask in a canister?