16 August 2012

Botanics Conditioning Clay Mask.

I'm really quite naughty, I'm sitting here about to write my next post when really I should be doing my dissertation research write up...oops!

Anyhow, today I'm doing a review on the Botanics Conditioning Clay Mask as it says in the title. Now, Botanics have recently had a package make over, as well as with some of the products having changed. So far I've read their hot cloth cleanser and the eye makeup remover are different than they were previously.  Having read the description on the Boots website from what I can tell the ingredients to the clay mask have changed, with the key ingredient being 'willow bark', whereas the older version had 'burdock' in it. 

Both of these ingredients are said to purify and clarify the skin, I wonder if the new version is as good as the old.

Old packaging of the clay mask by Botanics
I've had this a while now, and it's very nearly empty, in fact it is becoming harder to squeeze out the tube so maybe it is coming to the end of its life. I can't remember how much I purchased this for but the new version costs £6.99 (I doubt I would have paid that much, I must have bought it on offer at the time).

Wet mask!
As you all can see, the mask is very thick and dark in colour when first applied. Is it just me, but I just love the idea of putting thick dark goo on my face haha; it must be the child in me! There is a smell to this mask but it is nothing horrible, just a very natural scent. Once applied you leave the mask on for around 10-20 minutes, depending on how thick you have put it on as it needs time to dry and go hard on your face.

Note that when applying the mask I only put it along my t-zone and on my chin as these are the problem areas. Don't stick it around your delicate eye areas folks.

Dry mask!
Once it is dry you can see that the colour has changed, it is much lighter than previously as well as having little cracks in it where it has dryed on my skin. The mask on your face will begin to feel much tighter as it dries. Once the mask is completely solid on your face and when there are no dark patches left it is time to wash it off, use just warm water to remove the mask from your face. Once dry you will hopefully see a difference in your skin, I know I did every time I used it.

I found that I tended to use this mask when my skin was looking quite oily and if I felt that I had too many blackheads on my t-zone. I have to say, it would make quite a difference to my skin, it would look so much cleaner when compared to other masks I used which were not clay based. Overall, I think from the many masks I have used on my face clay ones do indeed give better results.

Always remember to moisturise afterwards, especially after using clay masks as they do remove a lot of moisture from the skin.

Another great mask I use is the seaweed one from The Body Shop, this is probably better than the Botanics on in my opinion. Expect a review on that in the coming weeks.
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18 comments

  1. Really interested to try these out now, I have only ever used LUSH face masks which are freshly whipped up and are quite yummy, chocolate chip mmm, the seaweed one sounds lovely! My T zone is a pain for black heads would be interesting to see results!

    xxx

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    1. I've yet to try a LUSH facemask, I might buy one when I'm back at university as there is a LUSH very close by :)

      I hope you like this if you buy it.

      xx

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  2. this looks so nice!! definitely trying this out :)

    www.myladyboudoir.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm glad you like the look of it! I love clay masks :)

      xx

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  3. niceeee mask! :D

    rheapunya.blogspot.com

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  4. It's funny how blogging always becomes so much more appealing when theres a dissertation to be written, isn't it? Haha. I've never tried a clay face mask but from this post (and a few others) in beginning to think that maybe I should rectify that! Xo

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    1. I know haha! Bad habit to fall into though, however I'm up to date with my work as of today :)

      Defo try a clay mask, I think they are brilliant! xx

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  5. How many uses would you say you get out of every bottle?

    ninety2wo.blogspot.com

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    1. Blimey, that wasn't a question I was expecting. To be honest, I have no idea, I mean I've had this ages but I haven't used it every week.

      I'd say a fair few but I really cannot place a number on it, it depends on how thick to spread it on your face I guess.

      Sorry that's not a better answer. It is worth buying at the moment though at Botanics have 1/3rd off :) xx

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  6. I really like the look of this, and we must have similar taste as I like being a kid and putting stuff like this on my face. Really need to try the Botanic's products as it sounds like I'm missing out.

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxxx

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    1. oo then you should try the peel off masks by Montagne Jeunesse, they're also quite fun! :)

      Give it a whirl and let me know what you think of it xx

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  7. I tried this mask before but clay masks are just to drying or my skin

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    1. They can be very drying on your face you're right. I always make sure I moisturise straight after I use them, by doing this I find my skin is always ok.

      Everybody is different though, and there are other types of masks out there :) xx

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  8. That looks interesting! I've never tried one of those types of masks before, but am really interested in doing so. I tried a Botanics exfoliator but it gave me spots everywhere, boo! I may wait to see your Body Shop mask review before trying this one. :]

    Can I just note we have the same bed sheets! :D lol

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    1. I've never tried the Botanics exfoliator, that's mainly because I have two Soap and Glory ones to use up before I can even think about buying a new one.

      It's a shame it didn't suit your skin though!

      The Body Shop one is brilliant, I really do like it however it is more expensive. I think around £12, I normally buy it when I can get £5 off or something.

      Haha! I love those sheets! Tesco eat your heart out, they had some great designs at such brilliant prices recently xx

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  9. great review - you have a really lovely writing style. i also only put clay masks on the problem areas - otherwise the rest of my skin ends up really dry and horrible.

    i love the body shops seaweed face mask too :) x

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    1. Thank you Rachel! :)

      They do dry your skin quite a bit, always pop on some moisturiser :) x

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