Monday, September 19, 2016

The #1 Face Mask for All Skin Types

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For as long as I've been wearing makeup, I have always loved the idea of face masks. My mom used to buy my friends and I these fun masks from Claire's and we would have the BEST time with them at sleepovers! I never thought about how beneficial masks are back then, but now I do and I live for face masks. I love trying all different ones - sheet masks, tea, charcoal, eye masks and my new favorite - clay masks! Different masks have different benefits for your face (duh) but they're seriously SO relaxing too. I can't think of anything better to do than have a girls night in or a night of pampering to yourself and treat yourself to a face mask.

Picking the mask that's right for you is the first step and with so many different ones on the market, it's safe to say it'll take plenty of tries before finding your favorite. Every time I try a new one I tend to like it more and more! But no matter which mask you pick, you can bet that you'll feel relaxed and have glowing skin that feels super fresh post-mask. And if you use this new Glacial Oceanic Clay Cleansing Mask by Exquisite Earth Elements, I can guarantee you will have JUST that!

As I read about this product, I knew it was something I would enjoy trying so I was so excited to use it. I first tried it three nights ago; and before we even get into the mask itself, can we talk about the packaging?! I mean talk about beautiful! It comes with a compact brush to use to apply the mask and its bristles are super smooth and it helps get an even layer of the mask onto your face. The main ingredient is glacial oceanic clay which was formed nearly a million years ago, and has been preserved in a secluded section of Canada to this day.

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Different masks have different benefits, and it isn't always easy to come by a mask that has every benefit that you're looking for. Everyone's face and skin is different, so no one mask is right for everyone but I highly suggest giving this one a try! It has so many benefits and amazing aspects to it: it helps to absorb any excess oil from your face (perfect for combo skin like I have!) and gets rid of any dead skin cells on the surface of your face. It's also meant to hydrate your face and even your skin... I can't even believe how soft my face felt the second I took this mask off. Seriously, freakin' amazing!

Every mask I've tried to date has been more of a "surface" mask. I've tried a few masks that were supposed to be deep cleansing, but I never really get the feeling of my skin being fully clean. And even when masks do feel good, I don't feel the benefits the next morning... With this clay mask, my skin is soft to the touch the next day!

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There's no artificial scent or coloring, and the ingredients are 99% all natural. After I read this about the mask, I went and read the ingredients of a few other masks I've tried recently and they did NOT say the same! It may sound silly, but I never realized how important it is to have nothing but natural ingredients in something as important as a face mask. It actually smells like clay too in an extremely natural way; that's how you can tell it's completely natural. I really like that it helps with oily surface areas but treats and prevents acne too; I luckily don't suffer too much with acne, but I have the occasional mini-breakout here and there and nothing makes me crazier! Putting it on, it feels cooler than room temperature but isn't too cold.

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The directions say to apply a thin layer of the mask and let it dry for 15 minutes. The first night I tried it, I only left it on for 10 minutes and the minute I took it off I wished I left it on sooner! It comes off really easily; I take a cool, wet washcloth and wipe it off gently and it comes off extremely easily. I wasn't sure what to expect when it came to removing it because as it dries, it hardens. When I took the mask off, I ran into my mom's room and told her to feel how soft my face felt because I could hardly believe it - seriously THAT good! Now instead of making a face mask solely a treat to myself, I've been using this mask a few times a week. There's nothing better than a hydrating, overall cooling face mask after a long day!!

It comes with a plastic lid to place on top before the jar's lid; I definitely recommend keeping this on top when you aren't using it to keep it from drying out too quickly! I'll be using this mask for as long as it's made (and as long as Canada doesn't run out of this miracle clay! ;) When I first tried it, I had a pimple on my chin and the next morning it was literally GONE. I couldn't believe it - that alone made me the number one advocate for this mask!

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As if this mask wasn't amazing enough, it's available on Amazon AND it's Prime eligible!! If you know me, you know how much I love and use Amazon Prime ; ) It's a great gift idea for girlfriends too; I purchased two so far for two birthdays coming up and with the holidays around the corner, it makes a perfect present. I have never been so excited to review a product before, and although I admit I was skeptical at first, the Exquisite Earth Elements mask has gone so above and beyond my expectations!

XOXO

I received the Exquisite Earth Elements clay mask mask in order to facilitate my review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!

45 comments :

  1. There's nothing like a good mask to leave you feeling pampered and gorgeous! Will definitely have to try this one out!

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  2. It's been a while since I've used a face mask. This looks really good! I'll have to try it! Thanks!

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  3. I think I'll send this to my girlfriend. She's always putting stuff like this on her face. I'll bet she'd love this.

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  4. I've never used a face mask. I know that's sad but I was always more into fashion than beauty. BUT, I've always wanted to try one and I too love amazon so I'll give this one a try. Good post and thanks for the advice :)

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  5. This sounds amazing! I really need a face mask that actually works -it is sooooo hard to find one!

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  6. This sounds amazing! I'll check it out. I'm glad it's on Amazon too so I can use Prime!
    xo. Christina
    www.roadtoparenthood.com

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  7. I definitely need to get into face masks! I've tried a few and they're amazing!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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  8. I love masks well! My skin always feels amazing after using them.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  9. I'm loving your face mask! I always wanted to try new skincare and this one is good.

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  10. I could use something like this because my skin is so very dry. I need like a beauty weekend where I can spoil myself with different things for different parts of my body. My skin is so dry my hair is flat and could use some help. I can't wait to try this stuff.

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  11. Oh I need to try this one!! I am obsessed with face masks!

    Rachel | www.theconfusedmillennial.com

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  12. I've been on the search for a clay mask and this looks like a good one! I'll have to try it out :)

    -Anita
    www.theaveragegirlchronicles.com

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  13. I use face masks monthly! It's addicting!!! I love trying all type of masks. I will have to look into this one!

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  14. I love love masks! And I have the same memories as a teenager doing masks with my friends! I've never tried a harding clay mask! I'll have to see if I can get a sample!

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  15. I love face masks! They are so fun to just put on, light a few candles and read some new magazines. Maybe I'll do one tonight!

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  16. I want to try this so bad! Face masks are my favorite.

    -Meagan | Love by Meagan

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  17. Girl, I LOVE a good facemask! I think the fact that you paint this on with a brush makes it that much cooler!

    X,
    Cristina / cristinawashere.com

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  18. You now have me absolutely *dying* to try this mask! I'm always looking for something to help soothe my problematic skin, and this stuff sounds fabulous!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

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  19. I have been wanting to try masks! They're so trendy and beneficial, I just need to find one that I actually like! Love all the benefits of this one!!

    Tori

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  20. I really need to look into this. As I am reading this post I am actually wearing a homemade avocado face mask...I just love relaxing with one at the end of the day.

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  21. I've been really hesitant with trying face masks because my skin is super sensitive, but this one looks awesome! May need to check it out!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  22. I love my face mask I use... glad you found one that works for you and others! a green mask would be fun to scare the kids with ; p

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  23. I love face masks but don't use them very often. I have a different kind of powdered clay that can be mixed with water and you drink it, or it soothes stings or you can use it as a mask. It's amazing what natural ingredients will do that synthetic can't.

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  24. I am a face mask fanatic and love trying all these interesting new ones that are coming out. Clay masks are amongst my faves because I feel like they draw out the most toxins from the skin. Just the packaging of this makes me love it!

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  25. I love face masks but I try to stick to all natural ones as much as possible.

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  26. I really try to start using faces masks!! This one sounds amazing, love that this one is natural for your using on your skin!

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  27. I need some good hydration after a summer out in the damaging sun! Will have to try!

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  28. I have been hearing a lot about these type of masks. I am wanting to try one out and have refreshed skin.

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  29. I need to take better care of my skin. I know that a mask is the first step in working on ensuring my skin look better.

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  30. I love trying out new kinds of masks. I usually do a mask once a week. I like this one because it comes in a jar and not like the ones iI am used to that comes in a throwaway pouch. Will be trying

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  31. I also love a good mask. It leaves my face feeling very fresh and healthy. I have never hear of this brand, I will be checking it out.

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  32. It's been a while since I used a face mask. I would love to try this one, sounds great!

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  33. I love face masks! I will definitely have to check this one out - it sounds great!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

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  34. I love using face masks. This one looks so luxurious, and I love that it's for all skin types.

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  35. it has been a while since i have used a face mask but i think i am going to try this one!

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  36. I'm so obsessed with face masks! This one looks amazing, will definitely have to try it once I go through the ones I have now!

    xo
    Sami
    www.theclassicbrunette.com

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  37. Anything that clears up pimples is a winner in my book. I love that you use a brush to apply it. I'll have to try that because using my hands can be quite messy. - Yolonda

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  38. I would love to try this! I really like that there is no artificial scent and that it is 99% all natural.

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  39. Sadly, I have never used a face mask! I need to jump on it, though! This one looks so easy and I need to try it. Thanks for sharing :)

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  40. Sounds like a great mask! I love trying out new face masks!

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  41. I need to start using more face masks, and this one sounds great! I'll have to try it, thanks for the recommendation.

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  42. Anything to keep my skin from being super oily is a good thing.

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  43. I am so careful about what I put on my face, I realized a few years ago how bad and harmful some of the chemicals in a ton of my old favorite facemarks were. This mask sounds awesome!

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  44. This sounds awesome! I need a face mask that actually works! Can't wait to try yours!

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  45. The thing you need to be looking for is that a big number of fashion magazines are free to view, but not all are. As for normal sites having a focus on beauty,
    All natural beauty tips

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