Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Halloween's over, but a girl can always use a mask - a clay mask.

My mom was a big fan of the clay mask once a week or so to tighten pores and clarify skin. When I was a teenager with bad skin, she recommended this type of treatement as well. But I have to say that lately it's been hard to find a good affordable mask. I don't know if it's just not the fashion anymore, or everyone now goes to a spa for their facials.

Luckily, I've found Burt's Bees Pore-refining Mask with French clay (ooh la la!). It runs between $8-10, and comes in a delightful little glass jar (perfect for future crafts -- tea=light holder anyone?)
The mask comes in a powder form, so you mix it with water to form a paste - which is a nice ritual - and then slather it all over your face, enjoying the minty smell as you do so. And of course, I love a product that does what it is supposed to -- and this mask does, tightening pores and making your face feel silky smooth.

Best of all, if you check out Skin Deep, the Environmental Working Group's Cosmetic Safety Data Base, this product receives a score of 2 (out of 10) for environmental and health hazards (that means low hazard). As a point of comparison, many of the masks listed on Skin Deep have hazard ratings of 8 or 9. And who wants an environmental hazard on their face?


CMJ said...

Would you like to know another good mask product? Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque. (Yes, with the Q.) It did score an eight, BUT it's 100% vegan and made in the USA. Queen Helene products are usually on the "greener" side of things and they're all vegan AND the best part= they're super cheap, as in sub $4. True story!

Catfish said...

Thanks for the tip, Caitlin. I'll have to check it out. I'm almost out of the Burt's Bees.