Happy Thursday, Beautifuls! Since we’re at the start of a new month, I thought we should have an all new At Home Spa Day, too! Luckily for me, I didn’t have to go far to find a product to review!
I live with a bonafide Avon queen. Put your pocketbooks away, I don’t mean an Avon seller! She is an Avon BUYER. If you want to know the latest shade Avon has out, she’d know. Who is this Avon connoisseur? I call her Mum.
Yes. My mother. Mum. Mizz Lennid (Or Miss Leonard, if you’re nasty) has A LOT of Avon products. I’ve jokingly told her she should hold a pop up shop and sell some of the unopened products she has for profit. We laugh, but I’m low-key serious… She’d make BANK! LOL
So when I found myself wanting a facial product to review this month and having NO MONEY to invest in one, I went to her. When she handed me the Avon Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask, I said simply, “Cool”. I went in thinking I would do a review on the product that’s a bit more easy to get. Everyone knows somebody who knows an Avon lady.
Avon Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask ($6.99, Avon) contains an oil-absorbing blend of mineral clays that attracts and effectively removes pore-clogging oil like a magnet. On application, it provides a cooling sensation as it changes color from black to light grey. This is how you know its ready to be rinsed off. The mask is suitable for all skin types, dermatologist-tested and has some pretty powerful ingredients in the mix:
Bentonite Clay: Heals & regenerates skin tissue. Draws out toxins. Unclogs & shrinks pores.
Green Tea extract: Has a strong antioxidant effect that protects the skin from the damaging effect of free radicals.
Eucalyptus Leaf extract: Has antibacterial, antiseptic, and antimicrobial properties.
I began by washing my face with my go-to cleanser, the Kose Cosmeport Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil. I didn’t follow-up with my usual skin care routine, and kept it simple. This is because I knew this clay was going to be powerful and did not want to overwhelm my skin. Opening the tube, I squeezed a bit of the mask onto my hand.
The smell wasn’t pleasant, but it wasn’t unpleasant either. It smelled mineral rich and slightly herbal. I began to cover my face with the mask, being sure to avoid my eyes and hair-line.
Once the mask was thoroughly applied to my face, my hands, and a bit of my shirt, I noticed something interesting. The mask on my hands sunk deep into the lines in my hand, which let me know that it is about to go deep into my pores and pull all the impurities out.
Despite settling deep into the lines of my hands, clean up was a breeze which was a big sigh of relief. I set my phone’s timer for 15 minutes and chilled out as a bit waiting for the mask to dry.
I knew the mask would turn light grey from black as it dried. What I didn’t know was how TIGHT the mask would feel. I could barely move my mouth! Those of you who follow me on Instagram most likely saw my IG Story on the mask! It was no exaggeration, the mask gets tight as it dried. Very VERY tight!!
To say I was eager to wash the mask off to allow my face the ability to smile and emote again would be an understatement. The mask was quite easy to rinse off.
After I got most of it off (Y’all I really try to get that part above my hairline, I SWEAR I do! LOL), I dabbed my face with a towel to dry.
I could visibly see how brighter and more toned my face looked after one application of the mask. Because I am a smoker, the pores in my T Zone area are a bit enlarged, and upon close inspection, I noticed that my pores had shrunk considerably.
I LOVE the way my skin looked after using the mask. Sure my eyebrows are scary (broke girls be like…) but my skin is glowing, soft and feeling fabulously happy!!!
What did you think of my review of Avon Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask?!? Will YOU be trying it out during your next At Home Spa Day?!? Drop a comment telling me all about it!!!