How to Make a Simple Clay Face Mask
This 100% Natural Clay Face Mask Is Amazon's Top-Selling Skin Care Product
Your face is home to the most sensitive skin on your body, so it’s important to know what ingredients are in the skin care products you use. That’s one reason why Amazon reviewers rave about the , which is the retailer’s best-selling face mask overall. The mask is composed of just one ingredient—100% natural calcium bentonite clay collected from Death Valley, California—with no additives or fragrances.
"Bentonite clay is an absorbent aluminum silicate formed from volcanic ash that’s been used for centuries to detoxify and heal the skin and body,” Amy McLain, master esthetician at Kenneth’s Hair Salons & Day Spas in Columbus, Ohio, told Prevention in a recent interview. In general, bentonite clay (also known as green clay) is great for oily skin, and has been used for thousands of years as a skin detoxifier. “It absorbs sebum and is good for those with oily skin,” Cybele Fishman, MD, an integrative board-certified dermatologist in New York City, told Prevention.
Aztec Secret—which, when mixed with equal parts apple cider vinegar, creates a paste—boasts a solid 72% 5-star rating with more than 18,000 total reviews.
Coconut oil can also do wonders for your beauty routine:
Readers rave that it “vacuums” and shrinks pores, clears tough-to-treat acne, and softens rough skin. Many go so far as to say the mask has transformed their skin, and they’ve uploaded before-and-after photos to prove it.
The best part about this skin care secret? It’s cheap: .50 for a 1-pound jar, and .95 for a 2-pound jar. If you’ve been looking for an inexpensive (and totally nontoxic!) way to treat yourself, this is it.
Video: People Try The Aztec Healing Clay Face Mask For Their Acne
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