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Herbivore Pink Clay Exfoliating Mask Review from Mapleblume Subscription Box

Herbivore Pink Clay Exfoliating Mask Review from Mapleblume Subscription Box

I received this jar of Pink Clay exfoliating mask by Herbivore in my December/January Mapleblume Subscription Box. After using this for about a month I can now tell you all about it.

Herbivore Botanicals is a company based in the USA who use natural ingredients, plant-based food-grade cold-pressed oils, steam distilled therapeutic-grade essential oils, GMO free soy wax, recyclable and reusable packaging, many certified organic ingredients. All their products are free from synthetic ingredients, parabens, sodium laurel sulfate, phthalates, chemicals, fillers, animal testing, mineral oils, petroleum.

This particular product comes in a simple 2oz glass jar. Please be careful how you open the jar as when you open the lid there is a paper cover over the top of the product which you peel away to reveal the powder inside. The jar is packed to the top, so If you peel this wrong you end up wearing the product - I speak from experience! Inside the jar you will find a pale pink powder that needs to be mixed with water before applying, more on that later.

The Pink Clay has three main ingredients: 

French Pink Clay: Pink Clay is excellent for cell renewal, skin rejuvenation, and improving elasticity. It is high in Iron Oxide and Silica which help to regenerate skin tissue. 

Rosehip: Comes from the fruit of the wild rose plant, naturally rich in essential fatty acids Omega 3, 6, and 9 that regenerate skin cells and repair damaged tissue. Rosehip is also high in trans-retinoic acid which aids in preventing premature aging. 

Chamomile Flowers: Naturally soothing and anti inflammatory, chamomile flowers are gentle and effective at soothing and de-puffing inflamed skin.

To use the exfoliant you need to mix ½–1 tbsp. with a few drops of water to form a paste. I used bottled water, but obviously tap water is totally fine. You then apply the paste to your face, avoiding the eyes and let it dry. Once it is dry you can wash it off.

I found it easy to use and although the paste does have a smell to it, it is not unpleasant, I would probably call it earthy. The paste took a while to dry on my skin but I could feel my skin tightening whilst it did, which made it seem like it was doing something. Once it was dry I washed it off in the shower and then patted dry with a soft towel.

Immediately after my face felt smooth and soft. I have very oily skin and I have found that by using this 2-3 times a week it has reduced my oiliness a little. I have not changed my usual skin routine except for this product, just to see if it was actually making a difference. I would say the difference is noticeable, but not earth shattering. However, I will continue to use it as it definitely improves the way my skin feels. It is much smoother and softer to the touch.
I have been using this for about a month now and I have barely impacted on the powder, so it is going to last a very long time. The retail cost of this is $22 USD, so great value for the amount of product you get. This is definitely a keeper. 

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