I must be the last blogger on earth to try Clayspray. But not to worry; sometime is better than never for most things.
Clayspray is ‘the world’s first emulsified clay masque’. It is made of the purest clay (65% red or white clay compared to other clay masks that contain around 15% clay) in the world and is used along with spring water (also in a canister). The clay is supposed to be ;intelligent’ (next you’ll be telling me there’s intelligent pasta) and removes sebum where you are oily and adds moisture where you are dry.
You can buy the mask alone or buy it in kit along with the spring water with green tea (spray on your face first before using the mask). I have the White Clay Mineral Treatment Masque which is for all skin types. There is also Red Clay for oilier skins, Lavendertherapy for sensitive skins etc.
So in a nutshell – I do like these mud / clay type masques. They fell like they are really deep cleaning the skin which I love, but I do react to many of them (NARS Mud Mask was the absolute best but they DISCONTINUED IT). IMPORTANT POINT!
The Clay mask is NOT A SPRAY. I had visions of a soft mist of clay covering my face on application but it is NOT, I repeat NOT sprayable. It’s actually a pump which dispenses quite generously. The water is of course, an actual mist.
After getting over the disappointment of this I got on with testing. The mask is very thick, very rich but not hard to spread especially with the combination of water. I spread this all over my face and left it to dry.
My god does it dry. It’s like a proper face mask, the ones you used to do with your mum and as you smiled your entire face cracked and left white bits everywhere. This is what this mask is like but super super cracky. In fact, it dries so much I would monitor how long to leave it on the face because mine was on for 10 minutes and it was too much – hard to wash off and left my skin feeling drier than I liked.
On the plus side, my face looked bright and my pores looked more refined after use. The next few days I got some spots which I popped and away they went – I think it helped to draw out some spots that were loitering on the surface.
A set like this costs £30 (see Feel Unique) which is not cheap for a face mask – although I am very picky with mine as I react so easily to the wrong mask.
Overall – this is a really nice textured substantial clay face mask that is quite traditional in terms of what it offers – an oil sucking quick try mask. I do like it, I don’t have anything else like it in my life at the moment so I will keep on using it sporadically, as it dries my skin a little.