I have oily skin so I am a fan of clay masks. I've tried several different clay masks but I'm only loyal to about 2 brands at the moment. So when I received the Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask, I was of course super excited to try it. :)
Here is a description from the Boots Botanics website:
The oceanic clay exhibits a negative electrical charge, which helps to draw out impurities without overdrying, skin is left looking clearer whilst feeling softer and smoother. Willowbark, a key ingredient in the Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask, is nature’s champion clarifier. The bark of the willow tree is a natural source of salicylic acid which helps to refine skin texture and actively target imperfections.
I had a hard time peeling the peelie off for the directions inside. Although I kind of have an idea on how to put on clay masks, because I do use another brand at the moment, I still wanted to read the directions first to make sure. And I do read the directions first to all the new products I try before using them just to be safe. :)
So I cleansed my face first (with my own personal facial cleanser) and since it didn't specify to wipe my face first and leave it to dry before applying the clay mask, and because I don't really dry my face first before applying my current clay mask, I didn't bother drying up my face.
My suggestion would be to SHAKE it first. Do a little jiggy dance and shake it. LOL. :) The directions didn't specify to shake it first before dispensing the clay mask so now you know. SHAKE IT FIRST before using. :)
I also felt the tightening feeling on my skin as the Boots Botanics Ionic Clay Mask was drying up. I love that feeling when I use a clay mask. Don't you? :)
It's almost done!! :) I noticed that the Boots Botanics Clay Mask doesn't crack easily even when it's dry already.
I am happy with the results of the Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask. It left my face feeling fresh and clean. I also didn't get any reactions or breakouts so that's a big plus. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this brand again (although it a bit pricey). :)
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DISCLAIMER: I am a member of Influenster and have received a complimentary free BOOTS Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask included in my #JadoreVoxBox to try and review. All opinions are honest and my own and are not influenced in any way. No other form of compensation was received. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.