September 24, 2017

As an aid to help me clean up my skin, remove a few impurities and mainly tackle my problem with blackheads I was on the search for a good, thorough yet sensitive clay mask. I definitely wasn't on the lookout for anything too harsh such as the likes of those peel off masks, after hearing how bad they actually are for your skin. I began to browse on Etsy as I wanted to buy a product that wasn't mainstream and also put my money toward a smaller and more independent company. I came across Aromawakening founded by Gráinne Nash, who produces all of her products by hand with natural ingredients. Nash's products are cruelty free, vegan and packed in eco recyclable packaging, so I was pretty much sold already. I had spotted the Green Tea & Green Clay Mask which had plenty of reviews from very pleased customers, so I decided to give it a go. 

The anti-oxident face mask reduces redness and irritation whilst drawing out impurities and toxins from the skin. The mask contains green tea, green clay, adzuki beans, baking soda, turmeric root extract, spearmint and lavender oil. The mask comes in a powder form which you mix with water to create the face mask, and smells strongly of the spearmint and lavender oil. On the packaging Gráinne suggests to add any extra ingredients you may want in your face mask such as jojoba oil, honey or yoghurt for extra nourishment, which I think is such a wonderful idea. Depending on how I feel, I will sometimes add argan, vitamin E, or almond oil to the mixture.

One of my favourite things about this mask is the fact that it also works as a face scrub. I'm still yet to use the product as just a face scrub, as I've only been using this as a mask. Its suggested that you leave the mask on for around 5-10 minutes, but sometimes I leave the product on for longer. I use a hot wet flannel to gently scrub the product away. As this face mask turns into a paste it can get quite messy, so I would suggest putting the mask on over the sink, and trying to keep the product away from the eyes and mouth as much as possible. 

In total you get 120g worth of product, and I think I paid around £11-14 inc postage, which is great considering that you only need about a teaspoon of powder for each mask. The very first time I used the Green Tea & Green Clay Mask, my skin was instantly clear and luminous. I love using this product as a pick me up, when I feel my skin is looking a bit dull and of course, for treating those horrible blackheads. This definitely packs a punch and helps to reduce imperfections, and it has a massive thumbs up from me for being home made and natural. Gráinne is currently on maternity leave so her products are unavailable at the moment, but I'm super excited to try her Gypsie Rose Shampoo Bar when her shop is back and up and running. 

What's your favourite face mask? 
Find Aromawakening here.
*Picture and product featured above are mine. 

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