Cult Favorite: Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay Mask and Blue Clay Mask

To be honest, it’s been so long since I’ve used a powder mask. I usually use them if I have a bit of time to spare at night but the convenience of readily applied masks is just too tempting. When Herbivore Botanicals sent me their Pink and Blue Clay Masks, I had to admit that I kind of missed having powder masks as part of my skincare ritual.

Both masks, when mixed with water, transforms into a pasty mask that feels like you’re at the beginning of your pottery class. I usually use a bowl to mix the mask and both provide a bit of grip to the skin. They both tighten easily so I suggest those with drier skin types to use a bit more water. Both are easily rinsed off after about 15 minutes. They also leave the skin feeling thoroughly exfoliated and cleansed. Both masks are also vegan and cruelty-free.

The Pink Clay Mask ($22) uses french pink clay, rosehip, chamomile, and rose petals to exfoliate, purify, plump, and soothe the skin before leaving it feeling soft, smooth and radiant. I like using this after days if spending time outdoors, exposing my skin to a lot of environmental stressors. It feels purifying and it leaves my skin smooth.

Meanwhile, the Blue Clay Mask ($22) promises to detoxify, draw out toxins, reduce breakouts for a clearer complexion. It contains blue clay, white kaolin clay, and rose geranium essential oil. This is a heavy-duty mask. It tightens a lot more than the Pink Clay Mask and you can really feel it sucking everything out. I like using this when my skin is looking problematic or if my skin is looking dull. It just clears everything out.

I enjoyed returning to powder masks again. I like using them on the weekends when I have more time. They also provide purifying and detoxifying benefits to my skin, which is definitely needed after spending my week exposed to dirt and grime.

The Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay Mask and Blue Clay Mask were provided by @herbivorebotanicals and @autumnpr. Available at herbivorebotanicals.com

Skincare Review: Niu Body Purify, Soothe, and Glow

Inexpensive Natural skincare? Niu Body creates vegan, cruelty-free, and plant-based products that won’t break the budget.

Promising to hydrate, brighten, soothe, and firm the skin, the Purify Gel Cleanser ($25) blends aloe vera, green tea, cucumber, and amino acids for radiant skin. This face cleanser gently removes impurities after a long day at work and leaves the skin feeling fresh and hydrated.

The Soothe Pink Clay Mask ($15) mask aims to clear congested pores and smooth the skin with white kaolin clay, french pink clay, and rosehip extract. This gentle clay mask makes the skin look bright and soft after every use. The face mask also works so well with my oily skin especially on days when my skin is feeling dirty and oily. I even use this to spot-treat.

For glowing skin, the Glow Luminizing Facial Serum ($30) blends camellia seed oil, jojoba oil, bergamot essential oil, and Vitamin E for a radiant and bright complexion. After a month of consistent use, this serum has made my skin look glowing. It’s fun for me to use because the serum doesn’t leave my skin feeling tacky. The product sinks in quickly to the skin and it’s a good support for the skincare products I already have.

These are good options if you are looking for natural products that will brighten and give you a glow.

The Niu Body Purify, Soothe, Glow were provided by @niubody. Available at niubody.com