Clay masks work wonders to clear skin of impurities, and I know people swear by the cheap drugstore stuff but I can’t get down with it. I used Queen Helene’s Clay Mask a few times, but found it irritating and frankly, it stunk. Like literally smelled too strongly to tolerate having on my face. As I got older and more ingredient conscious, I revisted the product and realized why I never liked it. The ingredients are: Distilled Water, Kaolin, Bentonite, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Propylene Glycol, Iron Oxides, Fragrance, Methylparaben. Meh. There are way better products out there than the drugstore junk, and they are worth a look. Today, I’m reviewing a clay mask from Evan Healy.
This week’s Weekly Ingredient Knowledge Drop is about Tea Tree Oil.
Tea Tree – The leaf of the tea, or ti, tree had a long history of use by the indigenous peoples of Australia to treat skin ailments as well as respiratory ones. The aroma of the oil is warm, spicy, medicinal and volatile.
On the label it is otherwise known as: Melaleuca oil
I am an exfoliating ﬁend. As a person with oily/combination skin and large pores prone
to acne (winning combination!), exfoliating plays a key part in my skin care routine to
help keep my complexion even, pores tight, and breakouts at bay. One of my perennial
favorites is the Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser from Suki Skincare.
Dr. Hauschka (which many natural skincare buffs are already familiar with) is a German based skin/bodycare and makeup brand whose philosophy focuses on achieving balanced skin based on the 28 day natural cycle of renewal. Dr. Hauschka’s color cosmetics and skin care are BDIH certified and do not contain parabens, petrochemicals, paraffin, synthetic fragrances or colors, ethoxylated ingredients, GMOs, or artificial preservatives and and do not participate in any animal testing. Now down to the nitty gritty after the jump.