Monday, May 16, 2016

Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask | Review

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If you love a good clay mask, as do I, then I have a really fantastic, and affordable, one to share with you. Unlike many clay masks that can have a tendency to be drying, Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask is not. In fact, this mask, with its very lightweight texture, leaves skin hydrated rather than dry, but it is still ultra-efficient in its ability to draw out dirt, oil and impurities.

Simply apply a generous amount to freshly cleansed skin, avoiding the eye area altogether, and let it dry for approximately 20 minutes. As it is drying down it does not pull or irritate the skin, and doesn't cause sensitive skin to itch. I prefer to rinse it off in the shower, as I do with most masks, and my preferred method of removal is to dampen my skin and massage my skin in a circular motion to exfoliate the dead skin cells. Once I rinse my skin I immediately notice that impurities have been drawn out, and dead skin cells have been whisked away. My skin is left clear, radiant, smooth, soft and lightly hydrated. When compared to most clay masks that I have tried over the years, I would definitely say that this is one of the most gentle without sacrificing efficacy.

I suspect that most skin types would benefit from this clay mask,  however, if you have extremely dry skin and do not have a tendency to experience skin congestion, then you might prefer a moisture mask instead of one intended to detoxify skin and cleanse congested pores. For my normal to combination skin, that can be sensitive at times, this is the perfect type of clay mask to get the job done without irritating my skin. It also works exceedingly well as a spot treatment in problem areas, or when breakouts occur.

According to Valentia,

Not your ordinary mask, this clay mask removes excess dirt and oil from the skin caused by makeup, environmental toxins, and everyday contaminants. Kaolin Clay helps pull dirt and oil to the surface, offering a deep cleanse that leaves skin clean and clear. Added Hibiscus and Cranberry Fibers make this mask unique, providing an extra layer of skin exfoliation, leaving skin feeling and looking smoother, and softer. This Detoxifying Clay Mask reverses and clears away skin damage, giving you stronger, firmer and healthier skin.

Claims:

Short Term Benefits:
  • Draws out dirt, oil & other skin impurities
  • Improves skin tone & texture
  • Leaves skin feeling instantly smoother & refreshed
Long Term Benefits:
  • Enlarged pores will be reduced
  • Firmer & more strengthened skin
  • Clearer skin with less breakouts
Directions: "Generously apply on face carefully avoiding the eye area. Leave on your skin for 15-20 minutes or until mask dries. Wipe it off with a damp cloth soaked in warm water. As the mask has natural fibers use circular motions to remove the mask helping to slough off dead skin and exfoliate."
Selected Ingredients and their Attributes:

Kaolin Clay: Clay minerals draw impurities, improve skin tone, and tighten pores for smoother firmer skin.

Plant Stem Cells:Naturally decreases the level of pro-aging toxins and works to soother the skin, reduce redness, and improve evenness.

Spirulina: A botanical stimulant full of vitamins that hydrates the skins surface and contributes to tissue regeneration of the skin.

CoQ10: Lessens the appearance of wrinkles by reducing free radical damage and stimulating health collagen production.

Hibiscus & Cranberry Fibers: Both lend their anti-aging properties to firm and reinforce the skin, helping to reduce the creation of new wrinkles.

Ingredients: Deionized Aqua (Water), Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera), Kaolin clay, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Globularia Cordifolia Callus Culture Extract (plant stem cells), Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetapeptide-7, Undaria Pinnatifida Cell Culture Extract, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Hibiscus Fibers, Cranberry Fibers, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Cellulose Gum, Purified Smectite Clay, Cranberry Fragrance, Haematococcus Pluvialis extract (Astaxanthin), Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehip Seed Oil), Wildcrafted Panax Ginseng, Wildcrafted Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea), Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry), Organic Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry extract), Organic Viola Tricolor (Violet), Wildcrafted Prunus Virginiana (Wild Cherry), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry), Citrus Limon (Lemon Essential Oil), Organic Rheum Palmatum (Rhubarb), Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Spirulina Maxima (Spirulina), Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp), Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed Oil), Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola), Wildcrafted Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Wildcrafted Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion), Wildcrafted Geranium Maculatum (Wild Geranium), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Sucrose Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Lecithin, Tocopherol.
Overall Assessment: If you love high quality clay masks, then you need to add Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask to the top of your list.

$25.00 for 4 oz. from Valentia and the Official Valentia Amazon Store (Affiliate Links).
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18 comments:

  1. Although my skin has gotten so dry that I usually stay away from clay masks, this looks and sounds like a terrific mask for those with combo or oily skin...especially since it's from Valentia!

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    1. It really is a very nice clay mask, but I don't know that it is anything that you would need for your dry skin– especially since you don't have a tendency to get clogged pores. It is, however, ultra gentle– which makes it a good choice for sensitive skin.

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  2. This seems great. My skin is on the dry side but not too dry so I would be happy trying this.

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    1. I think that you would definitely like this clay mask because it is both gentle and effective!

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  3. I don't have much experience with clay masks, but I like the sound of this one!

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    1. Tis is definitely a really good one!

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    1. I think that you would really like this one, twinsy!

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  5. I am a clay mask addict! This sounds ideal for congested skin.

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    1. Well, in that case you really need to try this one, Renu! It is really effective for congested skin– plus it is super gentle!

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  6. I have a major soft spot for masks, but this is definitely more interesting than your average.

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    1. I do too, and always have! This one definitely is more interesting than your average clay mask!

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  7. I have been rotating between this one and my Derma E charcoal mask and I love this one - though I don't think there is anything from Valentia I haven't loved.

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    1. I feel the same way about Valentia products. I have yet to be disappointed by any of their products! I love how gentle AND effective this mask is!

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  8. Ooh I love clay masks and Valentia makes great skincare stuff!

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    1. I am a huge fan of clay masks as well, and this one certainly does not disappoint!

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  9. I really love Valentia skin care! I just got this in and can't wait to try it!

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    1. I do too, then really make first rate products! I can't wait to hear what you think about this mask!

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