Weekly at home facials are a relaxing yet beautifying treatment that I like to indulge in. I may have mentioned a time or two that mud and clay masks help to keep my oily skin acne free. And now that I’m trying very hard to keep my beauty routine “cruelty-free” it’s the perfect time to experiment with some new brands that I’ve never tried before, enter Alba Botanica. Alba Botanica has a huge assortment of good for you products that are 100% Vegetarian and are not tested on animals. Their products are also pH balanced, hypo-allergenic and are made up of 70% certified organic ingredients.
I chose the Deep Sea Facial Mask which is made from Kaolin clay, the mildest of all natural clays so it’s suitable for sensitive skin. Kaolin clay helps to draw out excess oils and impurities that can clog pores. The mask also contains aloe vera and Alba’s Marine Complex hydrate which help nourish the skin and stimulate cell regeneration.
The mask is creamy and soothing to the skin upon application with a light pleasant scent. One of the first things that I noticed about this mask is that it didn’t sting. I’ve used other mud masks that left my skin completely dried out and tight but this mask did not, it was surprisingly gentle, no tightness. After washing the mask off of my skin, my skin felt a zen-like balance that I have not felt in a long time.
What is your favorite mud mask?
Alba Botanica Deep Sea Facial Mask, $9.95