Failed Product: Clay Masks

I have purchased these products in full-size, hoping I can benefit from it. As we know, it impossible to be able to match every product you bought. some of it must have failed. That is why in the skincare journey we must experience trial and error to find the best skin care products.

Klavuu Special Care Pearl Glow Mask
Klavuu Special Care Pearl Glow Mask

The product: Klavuu Special Care Pearl Glow Mask.

Price: $ 29.50

Ingredient List :

Water, Glycerin, Bentonite, Dipropylene Glycol, Kaolin, Betaine, 1,2-hexanediol, Panthenol, Mica, Piper Methysticum Leaf/root/stem Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Pearl Extract, Algae Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Leaf Extract, Monascus Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Titanium Dioxide, Xanthan Gum, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Butylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Allantoin, Tin Oxide, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Dimethicone, Squalane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Fructooligosaccharides, Alcohol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Lecithin, Beta-glucan, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Stearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Ceramide Np, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

Packaging :

It is come in 100 ml of product, in a white plastic jar.

The application:

I use it 2 times only in the morning or night for 10 to 15 minutes, after the first cleansing.

Texture:

Thick and smooth without any grains or scrub

My review:

It is a wash-off mask that is similar to a clay mask which contains Kaolin and bentonite clay. A more elegant version of a clay mask I would say. The mask is easy spreads with hand or spatula. The first thing you will notice about this mask is the colour, it has a shiny broken white colour. Unlike a regular mask that has a matte finish texture after it dries down, Klavuu Special Care Pearl Glow Mask stays the same after it dries down. When you apply it, it is like applying a thick and creamy highlighter that glow, there is no glitter by the way.

Klavuu Special Care Pearl Glow Mask
Klavuu Special Care Pearl Glow Mask

Using this mask I feel so fancy with the shiny formula, I like the way it looks. Wearing Klavuu Special Care Pearl Glow Mask is so fun compared to the usual clay mask, and it is Instagram worthy due to its glimmer. However, the mask irritates my skin. Klavuu Special Care Pearl Glow Mask had a pretty long ingredient list, which is more likely to cause irritation. Upon application my skin feels suffocated; it is just almost like I am sweating beneath the mask. I don’t know it is just is not comfortable for me. The typical clay mask is drying right, but this one does not feel tight or dry. I do not feel itchy at all.

After washing off the mask I did not really notice any difference on my skin. I did not think it clarified my skin either. Later on that day, small red bumps appear on my left cheek. I thought it is not because of Klavuu Special Care Pearl Glow Mask. I tried it again the next week, and I still not feeling it and the same small bumps come out on my right cheeks. That is when I realize it is the mask which causes it. That is it; I wear it twice and then just stop. So sad, it is a pretty mask. I want it to work on my face. The jar is still 95% full; I do not want to waste it so I am using it on my hand sometimes if I have spare time. Strangely, Klavuu Special Care Pearl Glow Mask makes my hand have slight glow and moisture. Why can it give glow to my face too? LOL.

 

The product: Mamonde Pore Clay Eosongcho Mask

Mamonde Pore Clay Eosongcho Mask
Mamonde Pore Clay Eosongcho Mask, this picture is taken from Mamonde official website

 

Price: $ 25

Ingredient List :

Water, Kaolin, Propanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bentonite, Silica, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Xanthan Gum, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Linalool, Glyceryl Caprylate, Houttuynia Cordata Powder, Hexyl Cinnamal, Disodium Edta, Lactic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citronellol, Tetra-Sodium Pyrophosphate, Limonene, Tocopherol

Packaging :

It is come in 100 ml of product, in a green plastic jar.

The application:

I use it 2 times only in the morning or night for 10 to 15 minutes, before double-cleansing.

Texture:

Thick and smooth that contain tinny grains

My review:

My ultimate favourite clay mask is an old clay mask from Mamonde brand, I forget the name but it discontinues. Things I remember from it were, the jar was green, the mask coloured dark grey, the formula is smooth without any granule. That old clay mask is a mask I always use when I have breakout since it is truly able to calm my skin, help to reduce the inflamed acne and it is a non-drying formula. It was so disappointing when I find out it was discontinued, I was hoping it will be reformulated. That is why at first I thought Mamonde Pore Clay Eosongcho Mask is the new version of that mask since it has a similar green jar.

Mamonde Pore Clay Eosongcho Mask
The texture of Mamonde Pore Clay Eosongcho Mask

Sadly, Mamonde Pore Clay Eosongcho Mask is a totally different mask. The mask is green and has small particles in it. Upon application I did not like the granules, it feels rough and slightly sharp. FYI, I have large pores. Due to that, I must apply Mamonde Pore Clay Eosongcho Mask slowly to not hurt my skin. I was thinking, maybe it can give the same benefit as the old clay mask, but it did not quite do it. Washing off the mask feels like poking my face white those granules. Do not rub the mask on your skin. Just like the Klavuu Special Care Pearl Glow Mask, the Mamonde Pore Clay Eosongcho Mask cause acne on my skin. I use it twice and that is it. I know something is not right for my skin even only after using it twice. Compare to Lush magnaminty mask which has bigger chunk of the particle in it, the Mamonde Pore Clay Eosongcho Mask is still too harsh for me, I prefer lush magnaminty mask. Deep down I am still hoping Mamonde will revamp my beloved grey clay mask 🙂

 

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