I’ve tried out several Valentia products, and was happy with all of them. With oily/combination skin, I was really pleased to find out they were sending me their Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask.
This mask is purported to draw out dirt, oil, and other impurities, improve skin texture and tone, and leave skin smoother and refreshed. With continued use, it helps reduce the appearance of pore size, firm and strengthen the skin, and keeps skin more clear with fewer breakouts.
Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask has a pretty impressive ingredient list. Kaolin clay helps draw oil and dirt to the surface leaving the skin clean and clear. Hibiscus and cranberry fibers provide an added layer of exfoliation to help leave the skin smoother and softer.
To use the Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay mask, apply a layer to the face, leaving on for 15-20 minutes. To remove, wipe with a warm, damp cloth in a circular motion so the fibers can exfoliate dead skin.
I really liked this mask overall. It had a fresh, clean, natural scent, which was really nice. A word of caution for those with sensitive skin- this did tingle a bit, but my skin is hypersensitive due to using tretinoin. However, I had no residual irritation or negative effects, just a slight tingling, which is just fine with me.
The only negative is that the mask comes in a jar. With repeated air and light exposure, the ingredients suffer degradation, but this is not really a huge deal, I just transferred it into another container. So, don’t let this dissuade you from such a nice product at a reasonable price.
The best part? My skin felt VERY clean, but unlike many other clay masks, there was no tightness or dryness, just soft smooth skin!