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.
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!
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?