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Review: Acne Free Kaolin Clay Detox Mask

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Acne Free Kaolin Clay Detox Mask

Hi everyone! Today, I’m going to do a review on a facial mask. It’s been a while since I’ve used one. I thought I needed to bump up my skin care routine a bit. And, a facial mask was exactly what I needed. Here I have a facial mask called Acne Free Kaolin Clay Detox Mask!

About Acne Free Kaolin Clay Detox Mask:

Ingredients:

Aqua / Water, Kaolin, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Zea Mays Starch / Corn Starch, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Carrageenan, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Charcoal Powder, Citric Acid, Glycolic Acid, Menthol, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglycerin-10, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Zinc Gluconate

Directions:

  1. As a cleanser, wet hands and face. Massage product onto skin. Avoid the eye area. Rinse with water.
  2. As a detox mask, wet hands and face. Spread a thin layer of product onto skin. Avoid the eye area. Let dry for 5 minutes. Rinse with water. Use 2 times/week.

My Review:

I’ve used Acne Free Kaolin Clay Detox Mask for a couple of weeks. I used it as a face mask. I’ve never used it as a facial cleanser. I dont need to. I found my HG facial cleanser already. It’s called Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil. I will make an update on my skin care routine soon. It seems like ages since I’ve done that. Now let’s get back to the face mask! With the face mask, I followed the instructions — spread a thin layer, let it dry for 5 minutes, and only twice a week. This is what the product looks like.

What Acne Free Kaolin Clay Detox Mask looks like.

It’s definitely creamy. I loved how it felt on my skin. It does have a weird smell to it, but I wasn’t bothered by it too much. Texture-wise, this was exactly what I wanted (creamy, rich facial mask). I do enjoy using skin care products with kaolin clay and charcoal in it. They are awesome for oily, acne-prone skin! Everything sounds wonderful and all about this face mask, but it didn’t go as well as I intended. It all comes down to one thing. Does the mask break me out or not? Unfortunately, it did. It made me break out after the first couple of uses. The acne kept on coming with continued use. I had to stop. Once I stopped, I stopped developing random pimples. These pimples were awful! They were oozing and deep under the skin. If that sounds gross, my apologies. This is a beauty blog afterall. 😊 So, I wouldn’t recommend this face mask to people with acne skin. Funny how it’s advertised for people with oily, acne-prone skin…but made my acne worse. Once again, be aware if you have that skin type.

– Jen

LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum

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Skin Brightening Products

Hello 🙂 Since Acure Brightening Glowing Serum (left) didn’t work for me, I went off and found something else. It’s called LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum (right). More about the serum below.

About LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum

Ingredients:

Aqua, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid (5%), Vitamin C (20%), MSM, Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Vitamin E, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Gotu Kola Extract, Horsetail Extract, Wild Geranium Extract, Organic Dandelion Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

Directions:

  1. Wash and pat skin dry.
  2. If using toner, apply toner first.
  3. Smooth a small amount evenly over the face, neck, and décolletage areas prior to moisturizing.
  4. Allow to dry.

My experience

I’ve gone through one bottle of LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum already. I’m on the second bottle. What attracted me to this skin care product was that it’s natural and not tested on animals. I needed a skin care product that would even out my complexion. This seemed like a perfect match for my skin woes. Vitamin C is an awesome skin care ingredient that helps with anti-aging, wrinkles, collagen, and dark spots or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. I decided to try it. This is what happened.

This skin care product worked to brighten my skin. I can literally tell the difference in my complexion when using this vitamin C serum consistently (day and night). It’s not sticky and absorbs into the skin very well. It’s not moisturizing though. I can feel my skin becoming a tad dry after application. So, when I was using the first bottle, I loved the brightening effect, BUT I would get random clogged pores ever so often. I continued using the serum because I didn’t know if it was the serum or something else that caused me to breakout.

Once I started on the second bottle, which I have a lot of product left, I started to notice that my skin would become clogged. I would get random pimples in the most bizarre areas. It wouldn’t stop. I stopped using the product ASAP. The serum works to brighten the skin, but it’s uncool when I’m breaking out at the same time. If I’m breaking out, that means I’m going to have to deal with acne scars. That’s not something I want to deal with. I have noticed that my pimples are going away after I stopped using it.

I really wanted this serum to work. It just didn’t work out. The product says that it’s non-comedogenic…it’s not. This would work for people that don’t have acne-prone skin. As of now, I am not using any skin care products all-over my face. I’m letting it heal. I’m still using eye care products though. Stay tuned for that! I hope this review was enlightening for people looking into purchasing this vitamin C facial serum from LilyAna Naturals. Thanks for reading!

– Jen

© Jennifer Nguyen