BEAUTY/STYLE OPINION

MEME – A KAOLIN CLAY MASK WORTH TRYING?

Pink Australian clay has been all the rage for a while now due to a certain premium brand, so I decided to try a random product off Amazon with good reviews for a fraction of the price.

MeMe Australian pink clay mask has been compared to Sand & Sky, with both using Kaolin clay, kakadu plum, mangosteen, pomegranate, kelp and witch hazel in the ingredients – though the latter have the clay as their first ingredient, in contrast to MeMe who have it as their second following ‘aqua’.

The clay is said to cleanse the skin and tighten pores, whilst the witch hazel is there to soothe irritation. Kelp is to fasten the skin repair process, whilst making the skin smooth. The fruit acids are to speed up cell-turnover – hello glowing skin – whilst the kakadu plum, which is rich in vitamin C, reveals bright skin and tackles pigmentation.

Firstly, the clay smells strongly of rose which I don’t usually mind, but felt it was very overpowering once put on the face. The texture itself is wonderful, but was difficult to spread over the face with fingers. I shall try it with a brush next time, as feel this will help.

It doesn’t say on the package how long to leave it, just until it’s dry, which I did. I was watching the football at the time, so didn’t notice how long it took… Over all it felt comfortable on the face, even when drying. I removed it with a warm, wet flannel.

No obvious signs of post-mask usage, apart from the fact my face felt hydrated and not tight or dry. I followed the mask with the Glossier Solution and a moisturiser. The next day my skin still looked bright, as if I had already cleansed. I shall give this ago for a few weeks and see how much of a different it makes. Watch this space….

All of the items were bought by MODAN, and not sent to be reviewed. The opinions expressed in this article are that of the author’sWhat works for them, may not work for you. But it’s always fun giving a new product a go!

All photographs by AJ

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