seaweed ionic clay mask
beauty,  review,  skincare

The Body Shop // Ionic Clay Mask

seaweed ionic clay mask

I bought this seaweed clay mask from The Body Shop because I heard it’s great for spot prone skin.

As I bought it online, I didn’t realise it was clearly marked recommended for oily/combination skin. While I can have a bit of an oily t-zone, I would consider myself more dry than combination.

The first time I tried this, it brought me out in a rash.

But don’t worry, the rash was completely clear the next day.

I think I left it on too long. The clay does start to dry, but not before the 10 minute application time is over. So I may have left it on a bit longer. Because it’s just more satisfying when it’s dry, isn’t it?

I should have known better. Especially when it started to tingle and then itch. But it’s not dryyyy, Corinne, I pleaded with myself.

So on it stayed.

seaweed ionic clay mask

After being a bit too frightened to try it again, I gave it month until I manned up enough to give it another go.

This time I followed the instructions.

There was no rash this time and my face felt so much fresher than before. I had expected that it would feel dry and tight as it was for oily skin, but I didn’t find that at all.

As it’s ionic, it helps to withdraw any dirty and impurities from your skin, leaving you with clearer skin. While this wasn’t a miracle blackhead buster, I did feel that it toned the intensity of them down. I don’t even know what that means. I guess what I’m trying to say is: it helped a bit.

It’s only needed once a week and it will help reduce spots because it helps reduce oil production.

You can get quite a few applications out of it too. I found that the first time, I applied too much, hence it not drying as fast as I wanted. You just need a thin layer, no need to go over board.

I just love piling face masks on. I want it thick all over. I’m an idiot!

seaweed ionic clay mask

Overall, I do quite like this, it probably a bit on the expensive side but it does last for loads of applications if you don’t go mental like I did. After three applications, there’s still a good two thirds left.

I read a great tip about just applying it to my t-zone, so I can keep the dryer areas of my skin out of the equation. Woo.

Have you tried this? What did you think of it?


1. noun: a female blogger that writes about her own experiences, observations and opinions. 2. verb: to act like a complete idiot or to do something stupid. e.g: She did a Corinne.


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