Guess what? This was my Birthday’s weekend. And despite being also Good Friday, and the temperatures being up to 20 degrees (Hey Spring, you beauty!), I had to work in the morning.
So, the second part of my day was pretty much about looking after myself. The plan was having some skincare treat, a glass of red and watch Beyoncé’s Homecoming 2018 on Netflix.
Both products were sent by the brand for testing and I have using them for nearly a month now. I quite like their natural range and I have to say that it usually comes in big bottles and packages, and it’s definitely a value for money.
The Bentonite Face Mask (£10.99) is a good example. It comes in a huge tub with 250g of pure and natural Bentonite clay powder.
I have read about the benefits of Bentonite clay for our skin and it was not a surprise to know it’s an ingredient rich in minerals like potassium, calcium, sodium. Among others. It’s actually composed of ashes from volcanoes.
Its detoxing properties will work in the skin removing toxins and impurities. It is such a versatile natural ingredient that some people also recommend use it as foot and hair masks too.
How does it work?
It’s not necessary to use too much powder to prepare this face mask. I have used only one teaspoon of the powder to one tea spoon of warm water to make my first one, and it was more than enough for a single application.
It has a thick consistency, but it only takes less then five minutes to mix it. I usually apply the clay paste with my hands and leave it on my face for 15 minutes.
During this process, I noticed the clay was getting firmer and firmer. You will feel your skin tighten as the mask is drier. A slightly tingling sensation is noticed. Don’t worry- it’s also a normal reaction.
After 15 minutes, I jumped into the shower to gently take the mask off because I think it can be a bit messy to rinse it on the sink or using only a face towel to clean it out.
I have noticed my face extremely red after taking the mask off my face and started to think there was an allergic reaction to this. The redness didn’t last for long and I felt my skin firmer and fresher.
As the Bentonite clay is an excellent product to draws out the toxins of skin, I have been using it now twice a week.
I liked the result of the first applications, and I will carry on using it on my weekly skincare detox routine.
After my face mask routine, I usually moisturise my face. This time, I am using the Rosehip Oil (£9.99), another natural alternative to hydrate my skin. It also works as anti-ageing eye cream and helps to get rid of wrinkles, fine lines, puff and bag eyes. It’s time to think about it as I am 4.3 now.
I like the way this product tone my skin. I have also used it before as a natural alternative of primer before my daily make up routine. Just few drops a day is enough to keep the face hydrated, and to the contrary, some people would think, the the rose-hip scent quickly disappears on skin.
I would recommend both Sinvalia products for those looking for cruelty and paraben free and vegan skincare alternatives. Don’t forget to get a nice glass of your favourite wine to make your face detox complete.
Have you got any experience Bentonite clay face masks? I’d love to hear about them in the comments.