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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Product Review - Boots Botanics Ionic Clay Mask #powerofplants

Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask*

My latest #VoxBox from Influenster contained this oceanic mineral clay mask.  I was excited to try it out to see what this mask was like compared to others I've used in the past.  I'd never tried an "ionic" clay mask before. 

For me personally, I don't suffer with breakouts or too much skin problem overall.  I *do* have sensitive skin and I have tiny blackheads on my nose.. but nothing severe.

I was *unpleasantly* surprised when I first opened the container, pulled back the seal and had a good amount spill out all over myself and my desk..  Wow!  I've never used a RUNNY clay mask before!  All of the masks I'd ever used before were thick and almost "muddy" vs watery.

I applied the mask to my nose, cheeks, chin... basically, the lower region of my face.  It went on very thin but after several minutes, I could feel it harden and begin to darken.

So, far.. no issues.  It didn't feel tingling, burning, nada.. so, I continued to wait for it to fully harden and then I went to wash it off.  Within 10-20 seconds of washing it off.. my skin was hot to the touch and my face was burning!  Ouch!  It wasn't too painful but it definitely wasn't comfortable.. nor an experience I'd go through again.

It took around 30 minutes for the pain to subside and the redness to die down..  My face was still warmer than normal and it'd been a full hour later.  My skin *did* feel a little softer but again... it's not something I'd do willingly to myself again.

So, for me... this is a product I'd pass on.. however, it might be worth trying for anyone who has shine-control issues and not so sensitive skin.  Boots is a pretty good company and I'd gladly give other products a chance.

*I received this product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster

**As always, the opinions expressed are my own and no monetary compensation was received, although I will sometimes accept and keep goods or services for review purposes. Posts may contain affiliate or referral links. Thank you for your support!**