Review of Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask.
I’m going to get right to the point. I am IN LOVE with this clay mask (It also helps that the product isn’t tested on animals :-)). Here’s why:
* Easy application. No need to use a lot
* Dries quickly
* Very easy to wash off
If I had to list a con, it would be that when I first opened the bottle, it came out very loosely. I made quite a bit of a mess. Then, I realized that the mask separates some in the bottle and you need to shake it before applying. Once I did that, it was good to go. It was so easy to apply.
Now that you know how much I love this face mask, let’s talk ingredients.
INGREDIENTS: Natural oceanic clay, Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butylene glycol, Arctium lappa (Burdock Root Extract), Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate.
Most of the ingredients are simple. The Butylene glycol is deemed safe as noted in the cosmetics database but the sodium hydroxymethyglycinate is on the cusp. It’s a chemical preservative but seeing that it’s last on the ingredient list means that it’s the least abundant ingredient in the product on the entire list.
It’s a personal choice to use products that are not 100% natural. I’m ok with some but not all. At least this has no parabens or sulfates.
How The Mask Works
The oceanic clay exhibits a negative electrical charge, which helps to draw out impurities without overdrying, skin is left looking clearer whilst feeling softer and smoother. Willowbark, a key ingredient in the Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask, is nature’s champion clarifier. The bark of the willow tree is a natural source of salicylic acid which helps to refine skin texture and actively target imperfections.
The Boots Botanics Ionic Clay Mask retails for approximately $10. Worth the cash.
*This mask was sent to me complimentary from Influenster in the J’Adore VoxBox. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions are my own.