Favorite Thing: The Best Face Mask Ever

Favorite Thing: The Best Face Mask Ever

Note: This is not Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth).

So a couple of months ago, I wrote about this most favorite mask of mine in my weekend beauty rituals post (right here) and honestly I totally loved the product then too, enough to use it once every week. But now I have more evidence and increased passion and therefore am doing a detailed review on how it works, how I use it, what it did for me, where to buy it from. Errrraythang.


BACKSTORY (It’s important for perspective)
So after I got back from the US (don’t worry, I’m fed up of mentioning the trip too) I needed some serious skin repair. I had been going to sleep every night for five weeks with my makeup on (I was extremely tired every night) and it had caused some serious damage to my skin. I looked like my brother. Actually, I looked like your brother. Basically a boy. It was not a good look.
I did a couple of masks when I got back that I had picked up on my trip. They were good, decent, nothing magical. After about a week, I picked up this mask (I’m not sure why I didn’t go to it immediately, some of my life moves are confusing even to myself) and did the regular thing. Some apple cider vinegar, some clay, some rest and relaxation for 15 minutes and BAM.
I washed my face and it was a deep, vibrant. TOMATO RED. I’ve never had redness from this mask, just tiny bits here and there. But this was cinematic. I didn’t initially get what happened but I just thought I’d wait it out for a bit.
After about 30 mins, I got ready to go out to a movie and I put my makeup on and properly looked at myself in the mirror and my skin was SHINING. GLOWING. CRYING WITH GRATITUDE. My makeup hadn’t looked this settled into my face in weeks. My skin hadn’t looked this poreless in weeks. And it hadn’t shone like a superstar in weeks ( or ever. at that point that’s what it felt like).

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Here’s where I understood what happened. This mask is primarily clay that has molecules carrying a negative charge (from the minerals it includes). Toxins in our skin carry a positive charge. When you put it on, it lifts the toxins right out of your skin into the clay on your face and detoxifies you like a mother.
Since I use this mask so regularly, I am going to believe that my skin is not so toxic all the time. Which is why I don’t see redness on my face after I take it off or feel my skin pulsating too much when I usually use it. After weeks of abuse, I am convinced (and could also see) my skin had catastrophic levels of toxins in it (subtle exaggeration) and the mask cleaned that crap out like a ninja.
IT REALLY IS THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL FACIAL LIKE IT SAYS ON THE PACKAGING. Nothing else worked, but this baby did.
I now love this mask more than I ever could. And which is why we’re here talking about it.

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PROS
– Cleans out your skin like nobody’s business.
– Minimizes pores. I didn’t really understand what pore minimization really meant before I started using this. Now I get it. You just feel like your skin is smoother in appearance and the mask totally does it.
– Reduces acne scars. I can’t vouch for this because I don’t really have acne scars but you could try.

CONS
May clog your drain because it’s clay. So you have to take it off in a way that it doesn’t wash off in the sink (I’ll mention below how I wash it off)
– Makes skin red for a bit (doesn’t do that to mine anymore, I guess because I use it very frequently)
– People say it’s hard to take off, I don’t feel that way at all. You can check how I remove it below, I mentioned this here because some people have this as a legit concern. 
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HOW I USE IT
Before you begin, use all non-metallic stuff to prepare the mask because metals reduce the effectiveness of the negatively charged ions in the clay. I use a wooden, glass or ceramic bowl and a wooden spoon. 
Step 1: Take 1 to 1.5 teaspoons of the clay powder into a bowl and mix it with roughly about the same amount of raw, organic apple cider vinegar (I tried it with water the other day, turned out too clumpy, also not as hardcore in cleaning as ACV).
Step 2: It will start fizzing as you add the ACV, just mix it all up with your spoon. If you feel it’s too dry, add a little more ACV (be careful, add slowly). If you feel it’s too watery, add some clay powder. Go with the flow. You want a paste-like consistency.

Step 3: Put it on your face and leave it for 10 mins for sensitive skin and 20 mins for normal skin. I sometimes leave it on for 30 minutes (my skin’s not sensitive). Your skin will start pulsating in a bit and start pulling inwards. At the end of the process, your face will actually look a little twisted because the skin would have very visibly pulled itself in. 
Step 4: The mask should have dried all over your face. Wash it off gently. Slather on some moisturizer (because it’s always good to wear some moisturizer).

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HOW I WASH IT OFF
1. I put water all over my face to dampen the mask. It’s very hard when you’re read to wash it off so you need to calm it down. Putting water on your face makes it soft.
2. Then I take a small towel, fully wet it and use it to rub the mask off my face. What this does it is that it catches all the clay within the towel and not in your sink (because the clay clogs the drain) and also lets you wipe it off smoothly (infinitely easier than using just your hands). Just make sure you wipe it off gently and not go into full gorilla mode.
3. I throw the towel in the washing machine so it can get washed (you can clean out the washer filter later after a few months if there’s any clogged clay there, doubt it though).


HOW OFTEN I USE IT
Once a week.
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TIPS
– If you hate the smell of apple cider vinegar, try ignoring/sucking it up and still using it because it gives the best results. But if it’s still too tough, then just use water, no worries.
– Their website says that you get about 15-20 masks out of the jar. I don’t know that’s calculated, because I just use about a heaped teaspoon and I think this jar will easily give me 35-40 applications of facial masks. Unless you use it for other stuff like body or foot packs as well, it can last you for months.
– The first few times the mask actually didn’t feel life-changing for me (or I’m too critical because I don’t put anything on the blog unless I feel it’s magical so maybe that’s an issue. Which is why I’ve been sitting on this for months and only told you guys about it properly now). But anyway, if you feel it hasn’t worked for you initially, give it some time. It really cleans your skin up like NO OTHER MASK.
– You can try spot treating acne also by making a pea sized amount. People say that it dries your zits up.
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WHERE CAN YOU BUY THE CLAY MASK FROM

UAE: I bought mine on Souq. You can order this here.
Pakistan: While I wasn’t aware of where this mask sells in Pakistan, a simple Google search got me the following results.

1) You Dream We Deliver, Facebook page. These guys just messaged to tell me they have it. Message here.
2) Sheops, buy here.
3) International Makeup in Pakistan Facebook Page, you can message and ask them if they can get it for you because they had an old listing for it on their page. Page link here.
4) Shoppingbag.pk buy here. Although it’s about a 1000 bucks more than the above too. If you buy two in a pack though, then the price matches with the above options so you could do that and split with a friend, link here.
Everywhere else: You can go to this Amazon link.
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WHERE CAN YOU BUY RAW APPLE CIDER VINEGAR FROM
Always buy the one that says ‘with mother’ either on the front of the bottle or on the back.
UAE: I get mine from Spinneys in Dubai Marina. Or you can buy one here (much more expensive).
Pakistan: You can order here on Esajees.
Everywhere else: Get it here on Amazon.
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ANYTHING ELSE?
Like with everything in this world, this cannot work for everybody. Some of you might love it, some of you might hate it. From the reviews of this product online, the majority of the world loves it.
I love this mask SO much more now after my recent experience (when my skin truly needed it), I even got some for a few of my friends immediately because I just want them to use it. So this stuff is legit.
Now tell me, you gots any questions? I’m at your service.
Until next time.

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+ You can check out my weekend beauty rituals post here, which also includes this clay mask.

21 Comments

  1. you're a queen

  2. Some of my life moves are confusing even to me. Hahahahaha. That made my day!! ?

  3. I thought i'll see a picture of you wearing mask and posing in the post ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Calcium bentonite is also a key ingredient in multani mitti (fuller's earth) which you can get anywhere in Pakistan for pennies. I've tried it, does the same thing.

    1. Author

      Ughh, don't know why my comments keep disappearing :/ Anyhoo, yup fuller's earth also has a ton of benefits. If you've tried both, that's great. I got a lot of multani mitti this time when I went to Bahawalpur but haven't tried yet, will check it out soon and compare.

  5. Skincare products do wonders to your skin when chosen wisely indeed. I can relate totally! I have been loving another product which proved to be a knight in shining armour to rescue my skin from holiday hangover. That is made of Manuka honey from Australia and NZ… do give it a try too. On the other hand after going through your post, this mask is very much in my to-try list now. Thanks for sharing ?

  6. Doesn't ACV burn? I used acv once with multani mitti but had to remove it in 2 minutes as it felt burning ๐Ÿ™

  7. Since Apple cider vinegar might not suit everyone, it is best to try this mask out by using rose water

  8. Theres sooo much hard work that goes in your every single post.. i thk u get lots of sawab for it too as u try to make it as easy as possible.for ure readers.. its amazin.masha Allah

  9. Can this mask be used with other brand of ACV . acv which is not raw or unfiltered?

  10. Is it necessary to use raw ACV?

    1. Author

      Yup because otherwise you're just putting something super processed on your face ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. This is so helpful. I always open this up when I am using this mask!

  12. OK so i used this for the first time today and I gotta say…love!!! (but it is a pain getting it off now that i’m adequately scared about the drain clogging, thank you…so i used paper towels soaked in warm water because I can’t stand the thought of putting a goop-filled washcloth in the washer)…but i digress…thank you and keep the tried and tested recommendations coming pleeassee : )

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