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I love a good wash off mask. Most of the ones I try are clay based and can absorb impurities and temporarily improve the look of pores. My most recent acquisition is Logically Skin Clarifying Green Mask, sold on Amazon, YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT), Stylevana (code INF10KBH), and Jolse.
This product is made with green tea, spirulina, and centella. It promises to refresh the skin, clean the pores, and provide a cooling sensation during use. All of these beneficial ingredients are housed in a base of kaolin clay. Clay can be wonderful at absorbing excess sebum, but only the parts in direct contact with the mask. It’s important to have realistic expectations and know that clay masks are not vacuums - they do not “suck out” anything from the pores, they only absorb the very top layer of gunk, which is typically still sufficient to make a visible difference.
How to use:
Apply a thick, even layer after cleansing
Relax for 5-10 minutes
Rinse and follow with the rest of your routine
The walnut shell powder gives this Logically Skin mask an interesting, grainy texture. The particles are fine and do not seem to scratch or bother my skin. The mask smells like something astringent, and I’m very surprised there’s nothing mint-related in the ingredients (well, maybe the Fragrance part is what smells so minty / refreshing).
This product isn’t for me. The promised cooling sensation turns into a bothersome tingling / burning on my skin. Again, it’s something I would expect from a formula with a lot of menthol in it, but I don’t see that in the ingredients. My skin usually does fine with alcohol containing products, but maybe in this mask there’s just too much drying alcohol? I’m not sure.
What I do know is that I will not be using it again. I didn’t have any adverse reactions after the one time I tried it on the face, but I don’t want to risk it. I couldn’t even last the suggested 5-10 minutes, while usually clay masks do wonders for my skin. The sensation is just too strange for me. I am not sure what it did for my pores, if anything, as I was quite busy slathering every soothing product I own afterwards.
For the second attempt, I used it on my leg (just to see what would happen), and even there it felt strangely tingly and intense. I’m not totally sure what will happen to this tube yet - a few of my friends who take some of my excess skincare have sensitive skin. Hit me up with your best suggestions, because I don’t like wasting things. But I also don’t want a bad reaction.
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Logically Skin Clarifying Green Mask ingredients: Water, Kaolin, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Bentonite, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Silica, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Xanthan Gum, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Hydroxyacetophenone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Caprylyl Glycol, Panthenol, Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Centella Asiatica Extract, Fragrance, Trideceth-10, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Gluconolactone, Salicylic Acid, Citric Acid, Tartrazine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Acetate, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Lysine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Brilliant Blue FCF (CI 42090), Caproic Acid