30 Jan Sand and Sky Brilliant Skin Purifying Pink Clay Mask – Is it worth the hype?
What is it? Sand and Sky Brilliant Skin Purifying Pink Clay Mask is a 4-in-1 formula that detoxes, invigorates, refines, and brightens the complexion thanks to the pink Australian clay which draws out impurities toxins and pollutants from the skin in just 10 minutes. The mask boasts ingredients such as soothing aloe vera and pomegranate to tighten pores and stimulate collagen production for long-term firming; organic liquorice and old man’s weed (an Australian ground cover vine reputed to have been used in Aboriginal medicine ) to help regenerate skin cells and stimulate cell production whilst gently removing pigmentation clusters from the skin’s surface; and kakadu plum and organic mangosteen to guard against free radical damage and create a shield against harmful pollutants.
Who is it for? It’s marketed as being suitable for all skin types including sensitive, but they advise a patch test on the inner elbow 48 hours prior to use if you suffer from eczema, rosacea or very sensitive skin, as clay masks are drying and also the product uses active ingredients to draw out toxins in the skin. Sand&Sky is not tested on animals and is a cruelty free product.
How do you use it? If you have oily to combination skin then use this mask 2 to 3 times a week. For dry or sensitive skin, use once or twice weekly. Apply evenly to clean skin, a brush is provided with the full size product to ensure easy coverage, leave to dry for 10 minutes then gently remove using warm water. You may feel a slight tingle which means that the active ingredients are working to tackle impurities
What’s the damage? £39.50 for 60g
Sand and Sky Brilliant Skin Purifying Pink Clay Mask has earned itself “cult” status across the beauty world recently. When new products receive so much hype I always ask myself is this due to brilliant marketing strategies, or is the product actually worth it. Obviously the only way to find out is to try it. Luckily I received a sample size of the facemask in one of the beauty boxes I subscribe to, so could give it a few tries without shelling out for the full sized product if I didn’t like it.
I was a bit wary about using the mask because of how drying some clay masks can be and I don’t need any help with drying out my skin further. However, in the interest of research I’ve given it a couple of tries. Even though I don’t have the applicator brush I found the mask really easy to apply, it’s a nice consistency. I did notice a lot of tingling almost straight away which was a bit of a surprise as when I use the Glamglow Youthmud I must admit I hardly get any tingling at all. It dried out quite quickly and did feel a bit like it was sucking moisture out of my skin but I think that was all the active ingredients drawing the impurities out.
I left the mask on for the prescribed 10 minutes and then removed with warm water. It was so easy to clean off, probably the easiest of any face mask I’ve ever used, I was very impressed with that. My skin felt extremely dry afterwards, uncomfortably so until I’d used my Buffet, hyaluronic acid, rosehip seed oil and moisturiser and then weirdly it felt more moisturised than ever. About an hour later I looked in the bathroom mirror and I can honestly say my skin was glowing, yes glowing! It looked so good and this lasted throughout most of the next day.
To my mind this is one product that deserves the hype, I’ve already ordered the full size!