I am a huge fan of natural, homemade beauty and skincare products, but it’s not often I come across many which are reasonably priced and live up to their promises.
However, I recently discovered a brilliant new product in the form of a natural green clay face mask, sold on eBay by Lytham St Anne’s Soap Workshop.
If you’ve read my previous posts, you may have seen that I have problem skin, so I love to use face masks as regularly as possible. I’ve tried a fair few in my time, especially of the clay variety, but this particular one has to be a new favourite for me.
At £3.99 for 50ml, plus postage, this product was a steal, and price aside, the description is what convinced me to try it:
Natural French Green Clay Face Mask, Mud Mask, Oily Skin, Spot & Acne Treatment
Oily skin and acne pretty much sums up my main problems!
What also convinced me to give this clay mask a try was the detailed product information listed by the Lytham St Anne’s Soap Workshop. They really tell you a lot about all the benefits of the ingredients (of which there are loads!), and it’s nice to know you’re buying something from a company/ seller who knows their stuff, rather than a faceless corporate giant of the beauty world.
So, to summarise my findings after using this product:
• It left my skin feeling really clean and smooth
• Acne/ problem areas felt drier and as though blocked pores had been drawn out
• It has a slightly rough texture when applying, which acted as gentle exfoliation
• It has a very natural and organic smell, which might not be for everyone, but I really liked
• Gentle and did not cause irritation, (despite a tingly feeling whilst the product dried which is normal with clay masks)
• Large pores looked smaller
For a link to the eBay shop where I bought this product, click here
I will definitely be purchasing this mask again when I run out, and if you’d like to know more about the ingredients and benefits, please read on to see the description as quoted by the seller on eBay.
” Detoxing Natural Face Mask illite French Green Clay, Fullers Earth, Mud Mask 50 Ml Jar
Lytham St Annes Soap Workshop Detoxing Face Masks
Using only the finest ingredients we create these masks from scratch in our independent family run store Lytham St Annes Soap Workshop based in Lancashire, England
We make this face mask with 100% genuine Green French Clay, Fullers Earth and carrot seed extract,
The combination of these ingredients makes an amazing detox for your skin, all 3 ingredients have different benefits so combined they are the perfect treatment for oily skin, acne aswell as detoxing the skin aiding with blackheads, cleansing the skins pores and helping to firm and tone
The absorbent properties of French green clay work in beauty treatments by drawing out impurities and toxins from the skin, toning and firming while stimulating circulation. Estheticians use it to tighten pores, exfoliate dead skin, and reveal a smoother, fresher complexion.
It is known to clear problem skin and heal blemishes
Green Clay has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties which make it beneficial for muscular pain, swelling, and arthritic or rheumatic conditions. After using French Green clay, skin feels fresh, smooth, radiant, and soft. French Green Clay is also marvelous for helping to clear problem skin areas,
It is gentle enough to use weekly, or even daily on problem spots.
Fuller’s Earth clay is a naturally occurring sedimentary clay composed mainly of alumina, silica, iron oxides, lime, and magnesia. It has been widely used as a skin-lightening agent, and it produces a lightening effect on the outer epidermal layer of the skin. Because of its enormous drawing capabilities, Fuller’s Earth clay literally draws and absorbs oil from the skin.
it is the number one choice for those with oily skin or those who are prone to acne. This clay is highly recommended to those with acne problems, blemishes, and people prone to oily skin.
Carrot seed oil may be the most underrated essential oil in aromatherapy, but there’s nothing but wellness surrounding this powerful detoxfier and skin rejuvenator. It has a strong smell but that is far out weighed by its healing properties to the skin, and when the oil is applied to the skin epidermal cells are stimulated, which keeps wrinkles in check.
The oil is known for its ability to alleviate skin problems like acne, eczema, psoriasis, ulcers, weeping sores, and boils.
The therapeutic properties of this essential oil are antiseptic, diuretic, carminative, depurative, hepatic, stimulant, vermifuge, and tonic. The oil has a detoxifying effect on the liver so it fights jaundice while cleaning the digestive system as well as all other essential systems in the body.
Carrot seed oil strengthens the mucous membranes, and can help alleviate arthritis, gout, rheumatism, and edema symptoms. This essential oil is well known for revitalizing the skin. Rashes, eczema, and dermatitis are treated with carrot seed oil and the results are well documented.
As we run our own independent store we have full certification on all of our skin products unlike some ebay sellers. We batch test every item we sell and make sure the quality is perfect, all skin products we sell come with a batch number and every ingredient can be traced in the unlikely event it is needed (hasnt been yet as we test it all on our own skin and always will test every batch.”