Clayspray Pore Refining White Clay Mask

I love face masks. It’s one of those little things in life – once a week without fail, no matter how busy I am, I always take the time to chill out for 15 minutes with a face mask on. Clay masks are a particular favourite (I have a great budget one I’ve been dying to show you, actually) so I was really quite excited to learn about Clayspray, a world first in skincare. Clayspray’s masks are carefully packaged into their patented pump packaging, using a higher percentage of clay than any other product on the market. The clay itself is extracted from deep within the Iberian Mountains of Spain, rich in minerals and formed around a hundred million years ago. Almost seems like sacrilege to use something so ancient and precious in something as frivolous as skincare… Nah, what am I saying?! It’s decadent, and I love it.

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Another note about the packaging which really interested me; the dual-chamber cyclinder keeps the clay isolated from the air until it’s dispensed, and the dispensing mechanism has been designed to prevent the clay from drying out or clogging the pump. Sounded like bull to me, but I can confirm after having used this twice that it actually doesn’t clog up in the pump (which I honestly expected it would. I mean, it’s clay!).

This Clayspray Pore Refining White Clay Mask* features white clay (no shit), which is not only a natural exfoliant but is also packed with skin-nourishing minerals including silica to boost collagen production, calcium to promote cell regeneration and potassium to help lock in moisture. I wish I could find the words to explain what the texture of this is like when dispensed but I just can’t! Haha. It’s so soft, smooth, cooling and of a considerably thinner consistency than other clay masks (which is I suppose how it flows out of the tube so effortlessly). Hopefully the photo above gives you an idea of what I’m talking about.

Now, you’ll notice on the back of the White Clay Mask can it directs you to spritz your face with Clayspray Hydrate H2O Spray* to moisten the skin before applying the mask. I’ll just put this out there – I think the Clayspray H2O Sprays are an utter rip-off. It may well be enriched with minerals like they say, but it’s just water in a can. You really don’t need it, you’ll get exactly the same results just splashing your face with water before you start. Or if you have a cheaper alternative, like Eau Thermale Avene Spring Water, that will do nicely. Anyway, once your face is damp just go ahead like you would with any other face mask – pump some out (the amount pictured in my hand above is about right), gently smooth over the face and play the waiting game. It doesn’t take long to harden and tighten on the skin. I’m surely not the only one who loves that feeling, the whole ‘I-can’t-move-my-facial-muscles’ thing, not even being sarcastic!

I hopped in the shower to remove the mask. You can get rid of most of it just with your hands and warm water, but I used a flannel just to make sure every last bit was gone. Once I was done, my skin felt seriously amazing. So soft, smooth and hydrated, and the flaky bits around my nose (gross) that were there before had vanished. I was super excited until I looked in the mirror – around the tops of my cheekbones and beside my eyes I had some weird redness going on, check it out:

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Now my skin is definitely not sensitive, not in the slightest, so I was a little bit alarmed at first. However, the skin where these red patches had formed still felt as smooth and soft as the rest of my face and it didn’t hurt at all. The redness faded within about half an hour, and it was less noticeable the second time I used the White Clay Mask so I’m not too worried. Just something I thought I’d point out, as it was a bit of a surprise to me!

Despite the little redness problem, which isn’t really a problem, I like Clayspray a lot. It may seem dead expensive initially at £44.50 for 125ml, but this provides approximately 17 applications so at just over £2.50 per use it’s not too bad. Still pretty extravagant but worth it if you ask me. I would definitely recommend it if you like to indulge in a little at-home pampering. The Clayspray Pore Refining White Clay Mask is not the only one available – there are two other white clay masks and three red clay masks; I tried the Glow Red Clay Mask with cacao at the launch event and fully intend to add that one to my skincare hoard after payday. I would skip the Clayspray H2O Sprays though – at £17.50 for 125ml you’re looking at a very expensive can of glorified water.

Clayspray products are available now at www.clayspray.com and will soon be available from FeelUnique. Clayspray is all natural, free of preservatives, parabens and perfumes, and is not tested on animals. Their tagline is ‘Clayspray, the most luxurious clay in the world’ – certainly a deserved title!

  • Gracie81

    I like this mask too, it seems to be better quality than other clay masks out there and it left my skin super soft and seemed to have deep cleaned my pores. I didnt experience the redness that you did…a bit odd.

    I also agree about the water…very expensive if you ask me.

    Grace @allthatslap

    xx

  • makeupmonster1

    Oh your poor skin! Sounds good but that redness would put me off!

    • http://donotrefreeze.com/ Do Not Refreeze

      It’s okay really, it didn’t cause any pain or discomfort and faded very quickly! Worth it for how nice it makes my skin feel to be honest :-) Clayspray said on Twitter today that the redness was caused because the clay works harder in the places where it’s most needed.

  • Holly Fern

    I like the look of this mask, ive never tried a clay mask, do you think this is the best one? xoxo

    holly xox

    http://hollysbeautyobsessions.blogspot.co.uk/

    • http://donotrefreeze.com/ Do Not Refreeze

      It’s certainly the best one I’ve ever tried in terms of how good it makes your skin feel, but I have a really great budget one that only costs a fiver which I will be blogging about in the next couple of weeks – keep an eye out! :-) x

  • http://beautyloversnotes.blogspot.com Laura

    Am I daft for thinking these were going to be an aerosol spray can type thingy? I don’t get the name! Where is the spray? x

    • http://donotrefreeze.com/ Do Not Refreeze

      No I’m totally with you, I thought that’s what it was going to be like from the initial description before I saw the products – but it does make more sense to me this way as a proper ‘spray’ would just make sooo much mess and be hard to control. Still a bit baffled by the name though! x

  • http://www.kimtopia.net/ Kim

    You’ve just reminded me I have a face mask to use! I’m so bad, I buy them with good intentions of using them and they sort of languish in the bathroom until I remember to use them. Whoops! I love clay masks, and you’re not alone loving the tight skin feeling! xx

    • http://donotrefreeze.com/ Do Not Refreeze

      I can’t get enough of face masks, forever I’m like MUST GET MASK ON NOW. On IMATS weekend we can have girly face mask night :-D x

      • http://www.kimtopia.net/ Kim

        Definitely! X

  • http://www.sailorjennie.com Jennie May

    I love the sound of this mask, clay masks always suck me in! I think it may make my skin super red though as mine is quite sensitive! xo

    • http://donotrefreeze.com/ Do Not Refreeze

      I knooow! I’m not too concerned about the redness because it fades quickly and doesn’t cause any discomfort. Clayspray told me on Twitter today it’s because clay works harder in the spots where it’s needed! x

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