The Clay Mask- Let’s go into the world of Clays.
I bought the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask and this was way after I purchased the Majestic Pure Indian Healing Clay Mask. I initially thought they were both “one and the same” until I discovered the major difference.
- Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask is 100% Natural Calcium Bentonite Clay
- Majestic Pure Indian Healing Clay Mask is 100% Natural Sodium Bentonite Clay
This was also fine by me. There’s nothing wrong in trying Calcium Bentonite Clay and Sodium Bentonite Clay.
For one, Dr. Axe states that “Bentonite clay is known to have an abundance of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium…Bentonite clay essentially “seeks” toxins in the body to bind with because naturally any substance that has a missing ion (which gives it its “charge”) looks for oppositely charged types of substances that will make it complete. Upon binding, the clay is then able to help remove toxins, chemicals, impurities and “heavy metals” from the gut, skin and mouth”.
This is activated by water as the recipe calls..cool.
Sodium Bentonite Clay actually expands when wet absorbs twice as much than its dry mass when wet. With Calcium Bentonite Clay, it absorbs fats and oil. The Majestic Pure Indian Healing Clay is therapeutic grade, not food grade so it can’t be taken internally.
While this looks like mud and dirt, it has a grey colour similar to Aztec Clay Mask and when activated with water, it has a grey consistency when the Aztec Clay looks greenish.
Ingredients and Benefits of this particular Clay Mask
The ingredient list is pretty simple and the tub comes with the recipe and a brief instruction on how it is made however, this Clay Mask from Majestic Pure would always clump up no matter how much you try to get it as smooth as Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. You’d literally spend a good number of minutes trying to get a smooth paste but it’ll end up clumpy.
The MP Indian Healing Clay is good for deep pore cleansing, it aids revitalisation and detoxifies the skin.
It works on oily skin types and sensitive skin too. It makes a good face mask too and you get a good skin texture with consistent use.
Let’s get this facial Clay Mask on-
Following the instructions on the tub, I mixed 3:1 water to clay powder to form a paste (like the Aztec). This is like the third time I have done the face mask with this product and I always leave it for about 10-15 minutes, without the Clay paste drying completely on my skin before washing it off completely with lukewarm water. I pat the skin dry and generously apply hydrating and moisturising products. This is to ensure that excess water isn’t sucked off and enough hydration is left in the skin surface.
My thoughts in summary
It is an amazing product. It definitely shrunk my pores and tightened my skin. The skin felt good afterwards. I will be doing this weekly with the Aztec as an alternate. I have not tried mixing MP Clay with Apple Cidar Vinegar or Essential oils. I have wanted to try but I’ve only gone by the instructions on the tub.
I prefer Aztec Secret Healing Indian Clay, clearly. This is because it doesn’t clump up after mixing it into a paste, it does not get messy on application and there a rich clay on my skin unlike Majestic Pure, which makes you actually see all the strokes of brush and stress of application.
I desire a clear complexion and smooth complexion which I have achieved on my face.
If you ever feel heavy on the face, have blackheads under the skin or need to detoxify, you can always purchase this product especially because it is accessible and affordable. More so, it does the job.
I will also try the foot bath to help my dear feet. The Clay is finely milled and silky to touch. You shouldn’t miss out on any Clay Mask home session. It is amazing.
I hope someone gets the Manufactures to update their recipe to accommodate a rich paste, free of all the clumps and allow for a better application. There hasn’t been a lot of reviews of this product on google except some sponsored ones. I took a chance and I will use up the tub. As for using Clays, I have one I love and another that I hope would come in a better formula.
I always use a paddle brush and it’s a fantastic one for all DIY applications.
I hope you found this informative.
Do you use a clay mask or Mud mask? What’s your favourite and if you have used this, what is your application and mixing methods?
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