You all know that I love a face mask, right? Lately, I’ve been using Evanhealy French Rose Clay to satisfy my mask-related needs.
Ingredients (provided at evanhealy.com)- “Rose clay (Kaolin)* that has been sun-dried, purified and ground to a very fine, velvety powder and Moroccan rhassoul clay (Moroccan lava clay).
* CERTIFIED ORGANIC”
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s fluoride, preservative, cruelty, and sulfate-free!
Product Description (also provided at evanhealy.com)-
- “A natural alternative to harsh acid treatments
- French Rose Clay with rhassoul is a gentle exfoliating and polishing treatment appropriate for all skin conditions
- Actively draws pimples and blackheads to the surface, detoxifies bacteria, minimizes appearance of pores, absorbs excess oil leaving skin clear, clean and refreshed.”
Price– It’s 21.95 for 2.1 oz, but I got a try me size (which is a 7-10 day supply or 0.1 oz.) from carenonline.com for $5.95. It’s out of stock there, but they also sell it on the evanhealy website for 2 dollars cheaper. I don’t feel like a complete sucker for paying a little more, though, because I also got some other samples that were different brands at the same time and probably ultimately saved money on shipping. Sorry for all the extra info; that was probably unnecessary.
Performance– To apply this mask (and in following the directions provided on the carenonline.com’s product page), I’ve been putting a penny-sized amount of the clay into one palm, wetting the fingertips of the opposite hand, coating them with a little clay, and applying the clay to to my already wet face in upward strokes. After waiting 15-20 minutes, depending on how impatient I’m feeling, I’ll wash it off with cool and/or cold splashes of water. Since this mask has a slight drying effect, I sometimes skip toning and moisturize immediately after removing the mask. It just depends on how my skin looks/feels. Overall, I love what this mask does for my skin. I usually do this mask before bed, and my skin tone always seems more even the next morning. I also like how firm it makes my skin feel. Hopefully I still have several years before I have to start worrying about wrinkles, but I love anything natural that is supposed to combat premature aging. If I had to complain about something other than the price, I’d probably say that I wish it weren’t so easy to make a mess with this clay. I guess masks are inherently messy, though, and that’s not at all a deal-breaker for me. In fact, it’s hardly worth mentioning.
Scent– The scent is very, very light, but I guess it smells like clay. It reminds me of a library for some reason. Do libraries smell like clay? Also, I wouldn’t recommend trying to smell this stuff. I think I sniffed it into my eye somehow, which was unpleasant at best.
Rating– Call me a cheapskate, but doesn’t 22 dollars seem like a lot of money for a face mask? I’m subtracting a point for the price, but this clay still deserves a solid 9 out of 10.
Would I purchase this product again?– Sure thing! I might even splurge for the full-sized jar next time.
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