The last time I tried out a face mask from Skincare Villa, I really liked how hydrating it was despite the presence of three types of clays in it. So this time I picked up another detoxifying variant from Skincare Villa called the Green Clay mask.
This mask caught my attention when the owner Sonali shared a pretty texture shot on Instagram. One of the key ingredients in this mask is Spirulina powder which gives the mask a beautiful green hue when mixed with water.
So I placed an order in March for a trial-sized version and here’s my detailed review after using it over the past few months.
Price: Rs 250 for 50 grams, Rs. 100 for 25 grams.
Shelf life: 6 months
About the Product:
The Skincare Villa Green Clay Mask is an off-white powder which turns green when mixed with a liquid. It smell is unappealing but fades as the mask starts drying.
I choose the sample size which is sold in a biodegradable pouch. But you can opt for the container as well if you buy the full-sized version.
French Green Clay, Cassava Flour, Kaolin Clay, Aloe powder, Neem powder, Cucumber powder, Spirulina.
Directions to Use:
Take one teaspoon mask and add water to make a smooth paste. Apply evenly to your face and wash off with cold water once semi-dry or dry. Do not use metal to mix or scoop out the product.
My Experience Using Skincare Villa Green Clay Mask:
The reason I enjoy this face mask the most is despite the presence of clays, it doesn’t dry out your skin. This is due to the presence of soothing ingredients like aloe powder, cucumber powder and even spirulina.
Spirulina is a type of dark green algae that has hydrating as well as antioxidant properties. It also helps flush out toxins by detoxifying the skin.
Apart from this, kaolin clay and french green clay help absorb excess oil and dirt from the skin. I use around ½ spoonful of this and mix it with rose water to form a paste. Once activated, it has an unpleasant smell due to neem, aloe and spirulina in it.
The smell slowly fades away as the mask dries out. But I highly recommend you to use a hydrosol instead of plain water to mask the smell to an extent.
As soon as I rinse the mask away with water, my skin feels supple to touch due to the boost of hydration. It does absorb oil, but the effect is very gentle. So people with super-oily or acne-prone might want a stronger clay mask for sebum control.
Yet, I like it for regular use as it helps hydrate, nourish and detox my skin a the same time.
- All-natural ingredients
- Does not dry out the skin
- Affordable price
- Helps hydrate the skin.
- Different packaging options available.
- The unpleasant smell can be bothersome to some people
Final Thoughts on Skincare Villa Green Clay Mask Review:
A beautiful hydrating clay mask that helps detoxify your skin and make it softer. People with normal to combination skin will definitely enjoy using this as it doesn’t dry out the skin as most clay masks do. But people with oily skin can try it as well for detoxifying their skin.