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The only reason I thought of trying Aztec Indian Healing Clay Mask was to see all the hype this mask has all over the Internet. There are ‘before and after’ photos all over the Social Media. I wasn’t actually in need of this mask but because I wanted to try something new, I thought why not this one, the most famous powerful face mask, Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay.
The Aztec Indian Clay Mask claims to be the most powerful facial with deep pore cleansing properties. I wasn’t having those major acne issues but yes I did have a few red bumps. The only concern was clogged pores and oil heads all over the face. I had this thought that because everyone seems to go crazy for this mask, this might actually do good in removing those tiny bumps and oil-heads.
Its been months since I have this, tried the most famous 7-Day treatment with this mask and I am all set to share how the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask worked for my sensitive skin.
Let us get into the details…
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
Price: Rs.1440/- for 454gm
I bought it on discount for around Rs.1100/-. Quite a pricey face mask though. There is always some discount on Aztec Mask at Nykaa. Right now, its even more discounted that too with FREE Apple Cider Vinegar.
Available at Nykaa
It is also available on Amazon but the reviews says the one available on Amazon isn’t original so, can’t risk it!
Indian healing clays have been used for centuries to beautify and refresh when used as a facial mask. Cleopatra used clay from the Nile river and the Arabian desert over 1800 years ago, as part of her beauty ritual. German and Roman spas have been using clay packs and treatments in the spas they built 4,000 years ago. Many of these spas still exist and use clay even today. Many famous naturopaths, such as Kuhn, Just and Kneipp have contributed to the revival of the uses of clay through their natural treatments for arthritis and skin ailments. Pliney the Elder devoted an entire chapter of his natural history to the many uses of clay for pimples, blackheads and skin tightening.
Throughout history the use of clay, specifically green clay or bentonite, is well documented. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing Facial & Body Mask is bentonite clay from Death Valley, California, where it is sun- dried for up to six months in temperatures that sometimes reach 134 degrees.
Each product is protected by an outer seal complete with custom whole jar shrink-wrap and a non-tear calcium bentonite clay sticker with rounded edges. Each jar comes complete with laser printed lot numbers and expiration dates on the bottom of jar for your safety and peace of mind.
- The world’s most powerful facial
- 100% natural calcium bentonite clay that offers deep pore cleansing to keep skin squeaky clean and clear
- When used as directed (once a week), this mask can help minimize breakouts, enlarged pores and lighten blemishes
- This product is free from additives, fragrances and animal-derived ingredients
- Cruelty-free, not tested on animals
100% Natural Calcium Bentonite (Green) Clay.
How to Use
- Mix Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay with equal parts of apple cider vinegar or water. It is best to use a glass, pottery, or wooden bowl. Stir the mixture until it is a smooth paste – add more clay or liquid as needed. Apply 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick layer of clay to the face or other areas and let it dry. Drying times vary, but times are generally 5 minutes for delicate skin and 15- 20 minutes for normal skin. You will feel a pulling and tightening sensation.
- Remove clay by washing with warm water. A slight redness may appear after removing the clay. This is normal and will disappear in approximately 30 minutes. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay helps to remove dirt and impurities from the pores of the skin. The clay is beneficial for deep pore cleansing of the skin.
- Now you can enjoy the benefits of clay in your own home. One pound cf Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay makes 10-15 clay packs. Clay can be used by the whole family men and women. Mix some up and feel your face pulsate.
- Use only 100% apple cider vinegar. Raw is preferable. Discontinue if rash appears.
- Slight redness of the skin is normal and will disappear in about 30 minutes after use.
- Do not leave clay mask on skin longer than 5-10 mins if you have delicate/sensitive skin.
REVIEW – Aztec Indian Healing Clay Mask
My Skin Type- Combination in Summers, Dry in Winters, Sensitive, and Acne-Prone Skin
Packaging: It comes in a giant sized opaque jar with a screw lid. No fancy packaging, just a huge jar of 100% Natural Calcium Bentonite Clay. Information such as price, directions, and expiry date is mentioned on the label.
Fragrance: It doesn’t has a fragrance as such but smells really weird though when mixed with apple cider lol! I mean I am a regular consumer of apple cider but these two form really not-so-pleasant smell.
I was aware that it works best only and only with raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar and because I drink that regularly in the morning, I already had a fresh new bottle with me.
I mixed equal amounts of both, this mask and apple cider using measuring spoons. Yes, I kept a set of measuring spoon for this mask. 😀
Right after adding apple cider to it, it started forming acidic bubbles. It looked like a chemical reaction. It was scary I am not kidding!
Once it all turned into a nice paste, I started applying it evenly with a flat brush on cleansed face. Application was smooth and easy, no doubt. You can always add a pinch of powder(mask) or few drops of cider to make the consistency according to your liking.
Within a minute, it started drying out and I am not kidding, it turned into a solid rock, literally. It felt like I had a POP or some cement on my face and it all dried now. This was the first ever mask which dried up to this level.
While it was drying, I was able to notice my skin getting contacted, just like how it was mentioned on the jar, “Pulsate”! It literally felt like my face is squeezing or my skin is getting shrunk towards the center of the face. NOT NORNAL!
After keeping it for 10 to 15 minutes, I washed it off and notice there was this redness which is normal with this face mask. Within an hour, it was all gone and soothed. I made sure to apply a good amount of moisturizer.
Because this mask dried up to the extreme level and turned into a rock, it sucked out all the oil from the skin so it was really important to follow up with a good rich moisturizer. Definitely, not for dry skin.
Right after washing off, there was this clean fresh look which is there every time you go for a mask. There was nothing much noticeable. Simply, cleam, oil-free face.
I continued using this every week several times and when I didn’t notice much of the results or at least something why it is hyped for, I Googled and a lot of people mentioned that you have to used it regularly for 7 Days first and then you can reduce the frequency.
I was like, why not! Lets give it a shot.
I used the Aztec Indian Clay Mask regularly for 7-Days and it literally did a great job. My skin looked so much clear. Like it removed the impurities which wasn’t even visible to me. It dried a few pimples I was having. Worked on those clogged pores and I was simply happy because first, it a costly mask and second, who doesn’t enjoy a happy skin. 😀
But, here comes it, it all worked like a crash diet. No way it worked in those 7-Day period but after I stopped using, it all came back. There were tiny bumps and comedones all over the face, again. My skin was producing more oil than before. It was like, my skin was forced to produce more oil because of a powerful drying mask.
Looked like, it somehow disturbed the natural pH balance of my skin resulting in more comedones and unbalanced functing of oil-glands.
It took me a month or infact more than that to bring my skin into it’s normal condition. I bought a pH balancing toner and a super rich moisturizer and I didn’t used any scrub or mask for a month to balance my skin’s pH balance.
So, definitely, using Aztec Indian Healing Clay regularly for a week was not at all a good idea. Just keep it out of the picture and do not think about it lol.
Then, I only used it weekly or even once a month because it can make your skin super dry and I just wasn’t willing. Plus it is winters, so, no thank you!
I mean, I enjoy using a good weekly detox with a mask which cleanses out the pores and removes the oil but this, way too much man!
After I started using it weekly or once a month, I didn’t noticed anything “hyped”. The results were similar to a good face mask that is, fresh and clean skin. In fact, a Besan and Haldi DIY Facemask works way better than it that too without uncomfortable dryness.
The Aztec Mask is way too much costly than what it offers and in my case, I didn’t see what is the hype for. Because I spent a good amount of money on it, I don’t want to waste. I will continue using it once a week or once a month again in Summers.
Of course, each and every product works differently for everyone and if you feel like, you can go for it but If you’ll ask me, you don’t need this pricey mask. Plus, while it dries it can get so uncomfortable. Like, really uncomfortable!
The Aztec Indian Healing Clay didn’t work as expected in my case. It turns into a solid hard rock after drying and it disturbed the pH balance of the skin in my case resulting in more oil formation and comedones. I liked it initially as first impressions maybe but not the best considering long term results and the costly price. Not bad, but not worth it. Definitely, not for dry skin people.
- 100% Natural
- No Skin Reaction
- Removes dirt and oil giving a fresh and clean face
- Way too drying
- Feels uncomfortable when it dries
- Nothing major or hyped results
- Disturbs pH balance of the skin resulting in more oil formation and comedones
- Not for Dry Skin
So this was it for today. I hope you have enjoyed reading Aztec Indian Healing Clay Review Helpful. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
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