#FindOfTheWeek: Africology’s all-natural cleansing clay mask

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As you can tell from the previous items I’ve shared with you in the series #FindOfTheWeek, I’m a sucker for a good mask. From homemade, radiant recipes to innovative, magnetic masks, I can’t resist the urge to treat myself to weekly spa-like treatments!

But ever since I got pregnant, I’ve been hesitant to put any products on my face with harsh chemicals in them that would react to my skin. As a result, I steered clear of any new masks to add to my collection.

Well, that was until I came across Africology’s Clay Masque.

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The Ingredients

It goes without saying that pregnancy has its ups and downs and it’s different for every woman. Besides feeling those little kicks from my baby and having a head full of luscious hair, I’d say that my new found baby-soft skin is up there as one of my favourite things about being pregnant!

I guess part of the reason I wasn’t keen on trying any new products was because, as they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

I did however feel like my face needed a pick-me-up so you can imagine my excitement when I realized I’ve got an all-natural clay mask to work with!

To list a few of the ingredients, the Africology Clay Masque boasts of containing:

  • Grapefruit seed extract which is a natural source of Vitamin C that stimulates collagen growth and reduces wrinkles
  • Coconut oil which beautifully hydrates the skin
  • Lavender which aids in the treatment of acne
  • Aloe Leaf extract which helps repair damaged skin and has anti-inflammatory properties

Photo c/o Sharon Mundia

Recommended Use

I am absolutely obsessed with this product as it helps draw out impurities and absorbs excess oils (ideal for someone with an extremely oily t-zone).

I use it once a week on my entire face after a deep cleanse. To make the application more even (and add to the spa-like feel), I use the Real Techniques flat foundation brush to apply it on my face then leave it on for about 10-15 minutes. I then rinse it off with lukewarm water.

On their website, it does say that it’s recommended for all skin types which is a plus in my books!

Just to note, you can also use it as a spot treatment on problem areas if you do feel some pimples coming through. It will help absorb all the toxins and you can even leave it overnight.

I’d definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for an all natural alternative to their regular clay mask treatments!

Item: Africology Clay Masque

Price: R380 or approximately KES4,000

Available at: www.africologyspa.com, Amadiva Salon at 14 Riverside, Ashleys Beauty Spa at Westgate, Serenity Spa in Gigiri, Hemingways Spa in Karen, Medina Palms Spa in Watamu

 

Previous Finds:

  1. My Little Secret Face Mask
  2. Botanifique Magnetic Face Mask
  3. Nourishing Africology toner
  4. JBL Waterproof Speaker
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Sharon Mundia

Sharon Mundia is the author of the award-winning, personal style blog, This Is Ess. As a fashion fanatic, beauty lover and home decor enthusiast, she will leave you wanting to revamp your closet, home and life in general.

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