Amie Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask* 75ml - £4.95 from Boots
This paraben-free face mask is priced at £4.95 which is a great price for a mask which contains 94% natural ingredients, not tested on animals and it is also suitable for vegetarians. It doesn't state on the packaging which skin type this product is suitable for but this facial mask is a deep cleanser and reduces oil so it is best for those with oily skin. It doesn't work too well on some parts of my face, it has left my non-oily patches really dry and scaly. This took a couple of weeks to fix! I was really looking forward to using this, I've not used a clay mask for ages but it hasn't worked as well as I hoped. I still prefer the Balance Me Radiance Face Mask, it is a hydrating formula with little bits of grounded walnut shell in. You can use still this product only on certain areas where you suffer from oilyness though, because it does a brilliant job to soak up the grease. I've tried it over my forehead and it purifies skin which helps prevent blemishes. This actually reminds me of a beauty product I used to have when I was a teen, where you dab a bit over a spot and it almost always clears up the next day. I can't remember which brand it was, it might have been Lancome. I'm hoping the Amie one will work the same way, I will give it a go next time I have a spot! Hopefully, not any time soon as I have an important ocassion to attend (sister's wedding!). We're all so excited for it!
Applying this over the face is a task you have to be quite swift with because the product does set quite quickly. A big dollop over both cheeks is best as you can just do half the face in one go. When it's all on your face, you wait ten minutes to let it work in. It's more of a refreshing sensation rather than a tightening one (that always freaks me out) but I remind myself that this is normal, it's only suppose to be a slight tingly feeling. At no point should it sting. Remove immediately if it starts stinging! In this case, the cooling "fresh" feeling is from the organic peppermint and lime butter in the ingredients. After ten minutes, you remove it with warm water but I don't like the removing process of clay masks as it always takes ages and it's messier than gel or creamy based masks. I'm lazy, though, and prefer to get it all off in a couple of splashes of water! Overall, it is a pleasant product and at such an affordable price but would only recommend it if you have oily skin.
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