Amie Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask

20 Sept 2012

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One of the products included in the September She Said Beauty box (read review here!) was a 15ml sachet of the Amie Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask. I tried this a few days ago and just had to share my thoughts with you all on it! Amie is a natural beauty brand who is cruelty free and suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. None of their products contain parabens, mineral oils, petrochemicals, sodium laureth sulphate or sodium lauryl sulphate or any ingredients which have a genetically modified origin. Basically, none of their products have any nasty ingredients in which could be harmful to your skin, and they are an animal friendly and eco-friendly brand. Fab!

The Spring Clean Cooling Clay mask from Amie is advertised as a mask to harmonise natural actives. It contains organic peppermint, French white clay, lime butter and has over 94% natural ingredients. It's a mask to deep-cleanse your skin, drawing our dirt, impurities and working towards controlling sebum release. It has a divine smell, more so of lime than anything. Which is great for me as I despise peppermint and was worried it would stink of that! But instead it has a really refreshing fresh lime scent that literally, I could smell all day!

Before applying this all over I did a little 'spot test'. This is like when you go to get your hair dyed for the first time. They put a spot of the dye behind your ear to see if you react. I decided to do this because although I have never found myself to be sensitive to any ingredients in products in particular, Sandra who runs The Black Pearl Blog tried this last week and found the sensation on her skin to be very unpleasant. So I wanted to check first how I'd fair with it! So I put a 10p size amount on each cheek, my forehead and my chin, left it for ten minutes and once I was happy that it wasn't uncomfortable or irritating on my skin, I whacked the rest on all over! 

I have a lot of clay masks and they are really good if you have large or clogged pores, as well as helping to balance your sebum (oil!) release. What I loved about this mask is the consistency. It's really nice and thick so it applies evenly all over without having to pile it on. Once on it had a very cooling, tingling sensation, but it wasn't too intense, in fact I really liked how it felt! It took about 10 minutes to dry all over my face and neck (I always do masks on to my neck, too!) and it was easy to wash off when it was ready to come off. Afterwards my skin felt really, really smooth. As well as being smooth, my skin looked fresh and clean, and my pores? What pores! I'm really chuffed with this mask and I will definitely be checking out more Amie products. 

A picture of Amie Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask