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I have very annoying skin which can be dry, oily in places and prone to spots. As well as my daily cleanse, tone and moisturise routine I like to use a facemask a couple of times per week to give my skin an extra deep clean to try and prevent blemishes and to keep it looking as best as I can. I have been using Avon products on and off for years and am quite a fan of the different facemasks they produce so the last time I had a Avon catalogue I ordered a tube of their clearskin pore penetrating clay mask to try.
The clay based facemask is part of the Avon clearskin range of facial products and cost me £2.00 for a 75ml tube. This was on a promotion which Avon seem to have on a regular basis throughout there ranges, the normal price is £4.00. If you do not know an Avon representative so do not have access to a catalogue you can buy all of the products from the Avon website www.avonshop.co.uk.
The facemask as stated comes packaged in tube, this is white in colour and has a clear plastic flip top cap which the tube stands on to allow you to store it neatly in your bathroom. On the front of the tube it simply has the Avon logo and name of the mask as well as stating how much is contained inside. On the back of the tube you can find information on how the mask works, ingredients listings and directions for use. The writing on the back of the tube is very tiny as it is displayed in several languages.
It states that the mask contains pore firming technology which it says helps to make pores look visibly clearer and refined. As I have quite large visible pores I am always eager to try anything which will help to make them appear smaller and my skin smoother.
The mask is very easy to use you simply squeeze out a small amount about the size of a 50 pence piece and apply in a thin layer to your face making sure you avoid your eye area. The mask is a very pale green colour and feels very silky and smooth when you first apply it to your skin. As it is coloured it is easy to see where you are applying it. You then need to leave the mask on for around 5 minutes until it becomes dry and changes to a whiter colour. The mask becomes quite hard leaving your face feeling quite tight. You remove the mask warm water but it does take quite a bit of time to get off. When the mask is almost fully removed I normally wash my face with my cleansing face wash to remove the last traces. This is because after the first time I used the mask although I thought I had washed it all off, but when my face was dry and I looked in the mirror I could still see some white traces of it left.
After I have used this face mask my skin feels and looks very smooth, cleansed and fresh and the size of my pores reduced. I do really like the results that this face mask gives my skin as after I have applied my moisturiser my face has a lovely glow to it. Also although I do not wear make-up very often I find that if I use this face mask on my skin in preparation before applying makeup that it gives it a much better base and helps it to glide on better and gives it a smoother appearance. I do suffer from slightly sensitive skin at times but have had no adverse reaction when using this facemask at all. It states on the tube that this mask is suitable for using up to 3 times per week so you can give your skin a regular boost to keep it looking its best.
Overall I think this is a great facemask, one tube will last in the region of 10-15 applications so is excellent value. It is also easy to use and gives great results, it is a little hard to remove but I personally think the results are worth the extra effort. I will certainly be repurchasing this face mask and would recommend it for anyone to try.
As iv got older my skin seems to have gotten greasier and I needed to change a few products around to make sure I kept a matte look and of course feeling a bit older I decided to try a face mask to see if it would help to refresh my complexion. I seen the clay mask in my avon brochure and since it was reduced to 2 quid I gave it a try.
The mask comes in a 75ml white tube that displays the clearskin logo and the name of the product. The tube has a clear plastic cap that is easily opened to dispense the product. The tube indicates that this is a pore penetrating mask that will firm skin and make pores appear firmer and more concealed. It is advised that you apply a thin layer to the face and allow to dry for 5 minutes, rinse thoroughly and pat face dry. It is also recommended to use this product 2-3 times a week.
When dispensing the product, you firstly notice that the consistency is extremely thick and a creamy pale green in colour. It has a nice scent. You apply the product to the face as suggested in a thin layer and you can feel the face begin to tingle as the clay mask hardens. You must make sure only to use a small amount as if too much is used you don't get the tingling, hardening effect and therefore the product isn't working correctly.
When the product is rinsed from the face the skin feels super smooth and does appear extremely clean. I use a face wash first then apply this product and finish off with a cream just to keep my skin moisturized. I think this is a good product, I like the way it works and iv been using it once to twice a week for about 2 months now and I can see a difference in my appearance. I will definitely continue with this product.
My friend is an Avon representative so i often buy from her. She is always telling me about what she has tried out and what she recommends to me and this pore penetrating clay mask was one she insisted that i tried, so I took her advice and then ordered it from her as i am always up for trying something new, and i also like to look after my skin and think that face masks can be a fun way of doing that!
This clay mask comes at a great price of just £3, more often than not it is also on offer for £1.75! I personally believe that both prices are excellent for a 75ml tube of clay mask when you consider that if you was to go buy face masks individually they could cost you around £1 each! So this is a great money saver. The product comes in a mainly white tube, with a green circle pattern on and also a clear lid which can get very dirty. The tube has the avon logo in small writing in the near the top of the tube towards the left, and underneath that has 'clearskin' printed onto the tube in larger grey writing this is rotated 90 degrees anti-clockwise. Next to this in the centre of the tube in bold dark green lettering says 'pore penetrating' then underneath this in a smaller, thinner and lime colored lettering says 'Clay Mask' also underneath this it says 'Masque visage a l'argile' I am guessing that this says 'Clay mask' in a different language. Then underneath this the product says that it contains 0.5% of Salicylic Acid, I have heard that salicylic acid is great for getting rid of Acne! The back of the tube basically tells you how you must use the product in a number of different languages!
I personally only get the occasional few spots here and there, but who wants them at all? So that was my reasoning for trying out this product. However it clears all your pores out, which means it should stop any kind of blemishes, spots blackheads etc. This product claims it has pore firming technology too help make pores visably clearer and refined. Unfortunately the product does not include a list of what is actually in it, which is a huge disadvantage, as you do not have a clue what you are using apart from 0.5% of Salicylic Acid. I have found with many Avon products that they are absolutely useless for putting this on! Also they never seem to have instructions either! Which i really dislike about avon because sometimes i will order a product and by the time it has come i am not quite sure what it is and how to use it!! But i can't argue with this product as it does tell you how to use it, however there isn't a great deal of instructions.
The actual clay mask is a light minty green color. It is very thick and can be hard to squeeze out the tube, however this may be because i need to clean up the dry bits of clay mask which have been left on my lid!! Once the clay mask dries it goes a very light color and is possibly more white than green. The clay mask smells gorgeous and has a very fresh scent too it! So it is easy to relax with it on your face.
How to use-
All the product tells you to do is the following. 'Apply a thin layer to face, allow to dry for 5 minutes, rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Use 2-3 times a week. CAUTION: Avoid contact with eyes, keep out of reach of children'.
Now I really do not think that is enough information. There is a lot of questions to which can be asked such as 'What do i apply the face mask with?' 'How much do i use?' 'Do i rinse it with cold or warm water?' and probably many more questions! You could think it was blatantly obvious how to use the product but it may not be that easy in everybody's eyes, especially for someone who may be using a clay mask for the very first time.
The way i would personally recommend using this face mask is very simple.
Firstly i would clean my face with either a facial wipe or warm water, next i would squeeze the tube and put a very small amount of the clay mask onto my fingertips, then rub it into my face and gradually add more clay mask to my face until my face is fully covered. BUT this is not including the lips or eyes, i leave a large area around my eyes. The product does warn you avoid contact with eyes however my friend did not leave much space between her eyes and the face mask which then made her eyes water, sting and also go blood shocked! So i certainly recommend put this no where near your eyes. Then simply leave the product for 5 minutes. As you leave the product for the 5 minutes it will feel as if you face is being pulled and goes very tight! It is certainly a very strange feeling but do not worry about it, it is just the clay mask hardening up. This particular clay mask hardens very fast! Lastly once the clay mask has been on for 5 minutes (It doesn't matter if you leave it longer) I then fill my sink up with warm water and get a flannel or small sponge, wet it and rub my face until all of the clay mask has come off. This usually takes me around a few minutes as it can be quite hard to get off, however warm water is the best way to get it off. I have also tried to get it off with facial masks which took me a lot longer time!! Next just simply dab your face dry with a towel. Then feel your face and it should feel silky smooth! I always love the feel of my face once i have used this clay mask.
I personally believe this clay mask does help penetrate your pores! I think it has worked excellently on my skin and always makes my skin feel as soft as a babies bottom! Since i have been using this clay mask I have noticed that i get a lot less spots and blemishes, which makes me very happy. Me and my friends often get together and have 'pamper' nights and this is a product that i take whilst we do this, all of my friends that have borrowed this product also absolutely loved it (apart from the one who got it a bit too close to her eye!) and they have all asked where it is from as they now want it! So i would certainly recommend that you try this product out! It is a great price and works great so you certainly can't argue with it! I will certainly be purchasing this product again, and possibly will try out more from the clearskin range at Avon.
Thank you for reading my review. :-)
My mum bought me this from Avon as my skin is tempermental- sometimes it's clean and clear, and other times, it's spotty and oily.
You can buy this either from an Avon catalogue from your local Avon representative, or buy online on the Avon website for £1.75 for 75ml.
It's like a giant tooth paste tube. It's white and has the logo on the front with various pieces of information. The lid is a sort of hinge lid, than you pull open and it reveals a hole in which the product can be queezed out of. The bottle can sit upright and is more practical rather than pretty.
The product is a very light green/ near white viscous, thick mask. It smells fresh and natural. It's nice but yet somehow, it smells slightly clinical. Its quite sticky, yet very smooth to touch when you rub it between your fingers.
Simple apply a thin layer of the mask to the face, and allow it to dry for 5 minutes, then rinse thoroughly and pat your face dry. On the tube it says use 2 - 3 times a week.
After application, i found it quite hard to remove when rinsing. The majority of the mask would wash away, but there would be patches on my face where the mask just wouldn't come off, it wouldn't budge, and i had to scrub it really hard. Afterward though, my face was soft and smooth. I could noticably see a difference as my face looked alot more balanced tone wise, which i guess was down to the green-tone in the mask to balance out the red. Also it visably reduced the prominence and redness of my spots, and within a few days after using the mask they had completely gone.
If you dont close the lid properly, some of the mask will seep out and become dry and hardened, making it impossible to fully close the lid and therefore spoiling the rest of your product, so remember to slam over the lid when your finished applying.
I would definetely recommend! It's cheap, afforadable and works! I will certainly be purchsing it again!
I hadn't used anything from the Avon Clearskin range for years. This is Avon's version of products for Spotty and Oily Skin, well if you have problem skin anyway. At the time I stopped using it it was because I felt the range was quite harsh on my face, but in desperation since my skin is bad again and has been for years then I bought some from the range. Perhaps it would work for me now?
The right price for this is £3, which is quite average if not a bit cheaper than other similar products. It was on offer for 3 for £5 over the Clearskin range, so I tried another 2 products.
This comes in a 75ml tube. It is alright. It is white and stands on it's end. There is a green pattern on the tube, and it looks ok and fresh enough. Not the most exciting tube though, but it's the product inside that counts. The tube also stands on it's end so you should be able to get all the product out of it.
This is quite a thick Clay but it smoothes on easy enough. It leaves a qutie thick layer on your skin as well, and it leave an even coverage as well.
You just leave this on your face for 10 minutes and then Wash off. It dries a bit on your skin, but doesn't go too hard or cracked. It washes off easy enough with Warm water and leaves your face feeling a little bit tight, but not too bad. It also feels a bit smooth and soft as well.
I found this to be quite an effective Face Mask. It seemed to reduce the large prominent Spots slightly and take the redness out of them a bit, It certainly didn't make my Sports totally go away, but I feel they were made better.
A great price for a good product and this done just as good as a similar brand named product. i will buy again. A little goes a long way and although I haven't used that much of this since i've just used it once a week I would say you would get about 10 goes out of this.
~Reasons for Buying~
As is common for one going through the teenage years, unfortunately I got acne. It was splashed all over my face; my forehead, the sides of my cheeks and the worst of it was on my chin. I looked awful and it was really getting me down. I tried loads of diffferent products that claimed to get rid of spots. I tried Freederm, Clean and Clear moisturisers, Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel, just to name a few. But none of the products seemed to work. A few products would get rid of the odd spot, but nothing would blast away all of them. It was getting frustrating and the more stressed out I got, the more spots I got, and the more money I effectively wasted by buying new spot treatments.
After doing a bit of research online I read that the only products that would really work to get rid of acne were those that contain salicylic acid. This made sense as nothing I had tried so far had this in it. At first I tried looking online to see if I could order just some pure salicylic acid - I now realise you can't exactly do this, unless you want to just burn your whole face off. Soon enough though I found some products that contained just the right amount. And they had been right under my nose all along. I sell Avon to a few friends as an Avon rep, which means I can get a discounted price on all Avon products. I hadn't realised that the spot range from Avon contained the acid. I ordered the Clearskin range from Avon, which is the face scrub, the toning pads and the correcting lotion (I reviewed this the other day). As well as this range I ordered a few other Clearskin products, one of which is this: Pore Penetrating Clay Mask.
The reason I wanted it is because I love using face masks, I use them probably at least once a week. But I wasn't sure whether they would be making my spots worse, if they were adding more oils into my face - which is what causes spots in the first place. When I saw this face mask, which claims to get rid into your pores and unclog them, and it contains 0.5% salicylic acid, I ordered it right away. Not a lot of products out there do contain salicylic acid, they are few and far between and it is great when you actually find one, if you suffer from acne or spots.
The mask comes in a white and green tube. It was smaller than I expected it to be after seeing the pictures in the brochure. I expected it to be just a little bit wider. It contains 75ml so if you have something similar that contains this same amount you should have a look at it to get an idea of how big this size is.
The tube is white with a clear lid. Vertically down the right hand side of the tube it says 'clearskin' and next to this is a green line, with a green splodge on and green text telling you some brief details about the mask. On the back of the product you will find instructions in almost every language, which tell you how to use the mask.
The tube itself is packaged inside a very similar looking white and green cardboard box, when you see the box you get the illusion the mask is going to be bigger as it is a bit taller than the tube is itself.
I think the packaging is unique and I quite like it. I like the green colours against the white and think for a colour scheme it is very effective.
~Using the Mask~
The mask itself comes out as a minty green colour. When you wear it you look like a witch because of the green in it! It feels quite light and thin and not at all oily, which is great as that is exactly how I wanted it to be like. It is so easy to squeeze the mask out of the tube. The only problem is the lid, which is quite stiff, as are some other lids I have noticed from the Avon clearskin range (to be fair to Avon they have changed some of them because of this) and it can be hard work opening it especially if you don't have long nails like me.
Despite the clue in the name I don't think this mask is really like clay at all. It gets a bit more like clay the more of it you put on, and when it gets dry it looks a tiny bit like clay. But to me it isn't as thick and mud like as clay masks usually are. I'm not saying this is a bad thing though so don't get me wrong, I'm saying it is a good thing because it feels like it will get rid of spots and clear out my pores.
The instructions for use given on the back of the packaging are: Apply a thin layer to face, allow to dry for 5 minutes, rinse thoroughly. Use 2 -3 times a week.
These short, very clear instructions are great because you know exactly what to know without much reading.
I may have been a bit of a rebel and not followed the instructions exactly a couple of times, and put the mask on thick and left it on a bit longer, as that's how I normally like to wear my masks, but I don't think it has made too much of a difference. Most of the time I just wear it like you're supposed to.
Wearing the mask isn't too time consuming because it doesn't take long to put on and then rinse off, and you can use it in the bath or even the shower if you're careful. I really like using the mask, it doesn't sting and instead it just feels cleansing and smooth. I expected it to sting a bit because of the salicylic acid but its fine. Once rinsed off my skin isn't dried out or dehydrated. It just feels extra clean.
~Value for Money~
The mask cost me £1.50 as it was half price at the time I ordered it, it normally costs £3. There is 75ml in the bottle and you are supposed to only use a thin layer for each time you use it, so it is probably going to last you quite a while. It was delivered to my house about four weeks ago and after about five uses I still have more than half the tube left. I have no complaints about the mask and it was very cheap compared to a lot of similar sized masks out there, so for these reasons I would say that it is excellent value for money.
The acne on my face has reduced considerably since I started using this mask. I have used it at least once a week since I got it and although I have used other spot treating products (see my review for Avon Clearksin range) as well which I also think contributed to getting rid of most of the acne I had, I have to give credit to this mask. If you have acne and you like to use a face mask then this is a great mask, and I would recommend that you think about using it instead of another which could have oils, or extra moisture in, and could be making your spots worse or adding to them. Personally I think I will buy this mask again, especially if it is on offer because I think it was such a bargain last time I ordered it.
I like the face mask very much and think it has helped along with other products to get rid of most of my spots. I am going to continue to use it and will buy it again. It feels soothing and cleansing when I have it on my face, it does not sting and it has salicylic acid in which is perfect for acne sufferers. I won't give this five stars because I still have a few spots left on my chin which I have yet to get rid of. But I will continue to use the mask and if all my spots go I'll know it is down to this and I will be back to let you know!
This avon clear skin clay pore penetrating clay mask was on offer in the avon a few weeks ago so i though why not give it a go, i payed £2 for it on offer, i used to use these types of masks a lot a few years ago when my skin was realy quite bad and seen as stress had made my skin break out in lots of spots again i thought this would be a good idea to use again.
It arrived in a basic white box with instructions of how to use it in almost every possible language and inside the box is a 75 ml white tube with all the same info repeated on it.
The box says it has pore firming technology to make pores look visibly clearer and refined, this sounded great to me as i have lots of open pores, To use it says apply a thin layer to your face and allow to dry for 5 minutes before rinsing and patting dry, use 2 to 3 times a wreek for best results.
I got it out the cupboard wholst running me a bath the other night and decided to try it out, i applyed a very thin layer to my face and allowed it to dry for 5 minutes, it does go very hard which i always find feels very strange feeling your face getting tighter by the minute, it is obviously quite cold when you first apply it but you soon get used to it. After the 5 minutes i rinsed it off very well and it was very easy to rinse away, i patted my face dry as it sais to do so and my skin looked a lot better the pores looked a lot snaller which i thought was fantastic, after another few minutes though parts of my face became very sore and felt as though they were burning so i rinsed my face again but it just kept getting worse, my cheeks and chin went very red and blotchy and felt quite sore for a few hours.
With in a few hours the pores had returned to there nrmal size and my skin didnt look any different to how it had before just a little dryer so i wont be using this again.
The two main ingredients in this are salicylic acid which is obtained from willow tree bark it is often used in acne products but is also used in anti inflamitary creams and muscle rubs too, the other active ingredient is avec d'acide which despite searching i cannot find anything about sorry.
When David McConnell first established the American company 'Avon Calling' in 1886, he would never have dreamt that it would turn out to become such a successful international franchise. Avon now has one of the largest ranges of products in the beauty, toiletry and cosmetic market - I possibly could not even name all the products in one range here, let alone describe them. Infact, I would be spending the next ten minutes describing just one of two Avon products that I decided to buy and try out.
The season comes with its fair shares of fun, frolic and partying, however, on the down side; the weather converts my skin to a combination type - one with an oily T-Zone, clogged nose pores and slightly dry cheeks. I wanted something that would help me balance the skin tone without drastic influence on either my skin or my pocket. With experience, I have found that face scrubs are a tad too harsh for my skin and after a lot of pondering; I narrowed my search criteria to once-a-week masks.
I have used the Avon cellu-sculpt and really liked the way it felt on my skin and hence decided to settle for an Avon face mask. My first stop, the Avon website had many bargains, offers and combined 2-in-1/3-in-1 deals. However, I was not interested in sampling other products and decided to surf the world wide web to compare prices on various Avon face masks. Avon has numerous masks for every type of skin like the pore-fection mask, anew alpha peel-off mask, deep cleansing warming mask, ultimate moisturiser mask, clearskin clay mask etc. Avon Clay mask seemed to be tailor-made for oily spots on the face without being too harsh on the rest of the skin and hence I decided to try it out.
AVON CLAY MASKS
There are two types of clay masks, the Avon Clearskin Clay Mask and the Avon Deep cleansing Clearskin T-Zone Peel-Off Clay Mask. I was not able to comprehend much of a difference between the two except for difference in the price per ml. The Avon Clearskin Clay Mask comes at 3.50£ for a 75ml tube, while the Clearskin T-Zone Peel-Off Clay Mask comes at £3.50 for a 50ml tube. I purchased a 75 ml tube of Avon Clearskin Clay Mask for 2.50£ online (e-bay, including postage) as I thought it better to steer away from deep cleansing masks in fear of what effect they may have on my sensitive skin.
THE AVON CLEARSKIN CLAY MASK
The Avon Clearskin Clay mask comes in a simple not-too-dressed white tube with blue cap in keeping with the Avon Clearskin range of products. The top front of the tube has the words Avon Clearskin written in blue and bold. The words Clay Mask are printed on a green box just below the brand name. The tube is about as large as my hand and stands on its cap to help maintain the flow of the contents even after the tube is half empty. Depending on sparseness or generosity of application, I guess the tube will last for 6 10 treatments.
The back of the tube has the small print consisting of application instructions. In keeping with the instructions, on the night before our Diwali dinner, I decided to wash my face with water before applying the mask. I patted the excess water dry and then opened the cap to apply the mask. The content, not surprisingly, was clayey, mould-like greenish colour and sported an earthy mud-like smell. It was neither too runny nor too thick and easy to apply with the tips of fingers using an upward movement on the face and neck, avoiding the eyes and the eyebrows. It is worthwhile to tie hair up tightly including those tiny front ones, as the mask gets into them easier than it gets out.
The advised waiting time was 15 minutes and in order to while away this time, I plonked on my sofa and flicked my remote through a number of channels. After a couple of minutes, the mask began drying, evident by the onset of the light-green colour and the tightening effect on the skin. By the end of 5 minutes the mask generally completely dries up and ends up pulling the face in all possible directions. However, I guess the extra 10 minutes is necessary to ensure the mask works its wonders on the skin completely.
After the required time, I washed off the mask with warm water (unlike cold water as mentioned on the tube). The greenness came off pretty easily, even the bits in odd places like below the hairline, near the ears or below the nose. I then patted my face and neck dry contemplating the experience all through. My face looked whiter, had a fresh glow to it and felt sort of plasticky. I pinched my cheeks to have a feel and it felt nice. My nose was definitely cleaner with no visible oily pores, thus feeling tons better. Overall; the mask was very good and it didnt have any negative effects on my skin, again stressing on the fact that my skin is sensitive to harsh beauty products.
I would thoroughly recommend this product for skin types like mine, as it does what it says on the label and that too for half the cost of other brand masks.
So ta and best of luck with better-skin-feeling
P.S. I am new here and was just reading around - came to know that I must mention that I have the same review in Ciao too. :(..Lazy but sincere
Ssh don't tell my wife Belinda, but I've been sneaking her Avon products again. I've noticed that my face sometimes shines so bright that I'm sure Astronauts can see it from the moon. What could I do to make it look less shinier. Well how about a root in the wifes drawer full of goodies. Belinda's bound to have something in there for my greasy chip pan face. I delved in deep pulling out beauty products galore until I came to a Clearskin Clay Mask. Surprise, surprise it's also an Avon product I found. *What does it do?* It's meant to reduce oiliness from your skin, by drying up the greasy patches, which I seem to have all over my face at the moment. It should leave me with a better complexion, we will see!!. *Application* Easy peesy, just either cleanse your face with cleanser, or have a good wash like me, then apply the stuff to your clean skin. It did feel like clay, all thick and cementy, but urgh it was green coloured. I smeared it on my face and caught sight of myself in the mirror, hey was that Jim Carey from The Mask looking back at me, no silly it was my own reflection. Now I know how silly women feel. I sat in the bath, just for something to do really, and let the clay mask go hard, strange really, it went hard almost immediately, (the mask you dirty lot). My face stiffened up and I could hardly move it, might try this somewhere else!!, down Rover!!. I had to leave it on for 10 mins, it was quite difficult as my face was beginning to set like a statues. I could smell a minty type smell oozing out of the mask, it made my face tingle for a little while. I was worried in case I wouldn't be able to take it off, and would have to go to work looking a right clown (no comments please). *The Finale* Don't know why I worried as the mask came off very easy. All I had to do was wash it off with cold water. I used cold water for the f
irst bit, then I had to mix it with a bit of warm water as it was getting too cold for me. It washed away so quickly and my skin didn't feel tight afterwards, which I suppose surprised me. My oily face suddenly looked normal again, if that's possible. I didn't seem to shine anymore, I was back to having dullish skin, well that's how it looked compared to me having oily skin. I know which I prefer to have. *Price* £3.50 for a 75ml tube. I've looked in the next Avon book which is campaign 9 and you can get any 2 clearskin products for £3.00 or any 3 for £4.00. Maybe that's why Belinda has so many Avon products, she can't turn down a bargain. *Useage* 1 -2 times a week would be beneficial if you have very oily skin like me. I will have another go in a few days, wonder if my wife will notice.
Clay mask that dries while on to peel off with ease /