Have you ever heard of an enzyme clay mask? If you have not, you need to read this because I will give you all the scoop on the latest facial treatment at home. An enzyme clay mask can be used weekly in the comfort of your own home. A great and affordable way to keep your skin looking its absolute best.
Enzyme clay masks are less harsh on your skin than chemical or enzyme peels because they only target the dead cells currently on your face instead of the peels that go deep into the skin layers and may cause irritation if you have sensitive skin.
There are different variations of enzyme clay masks. Some contain a single fruit, and others contain many fruit combinations. Other masks contain flower extracts and even honey. What I love about this mask is the fact that after I use it, and all of my dead skin cells have gone, my skin is able to receive the moisturizers that I put on after. I am basically removing the dead cells that can cause blockage to the moisture and won’t allow it to penetrate into my skin as much. Another tip is to use an enzyme clay mask prior to applying makeup. This will make your skin look even better and the makeup will apply easier and look more natural too.
Some main benefits of this mask are:
- Smooths and softens the skin
- Minimizes pore appearance
- Removes dead skin cells and toxins
- Promotes blood circulation
- It helps treat acne and pigmentation
- Loaded with antioxidants
- Helps to balance the skin’s PH levels and moisturize it.
- Gives the skin an overall brightened look.
When shopping for a suitable enzyme clay mask for you, it is always important to read the ingredients. You want to look for one that has natural ingredients, of course. I like the ones that are fragrance-free, making them more gentle on my skin.
So now is the time that I share with you my opinions and my favorite enzyme clay mask on the market today. I have tried several, from all different price points. I have to say that hands down I love the mask from Gle Skincare. Gle is a US-based company that manufactures other facial products that are in my daily regimen. From face washes to night creams, they really know how to make great beauty products. The best part is, it won’t break your bank! What I love about this specific clay mask is the fact that it is gentle on my skin so I don’t get any irritations from it. I like that it is also scent-free.
The list of ingredients is pure and simple.
Brazilian Mango Grapefruit- the high vitamin C content in this ingredient is unreal. It boosts the skin with moisture and smooths out impurities and wrinkles.
Manuka honey- is considered the creme de la creme of honey. Only the best goes into this mask. This honey will improve your skin’s overall appearance. It balances out the PH level and helps to keep all the toxins away. Manuka honey has been proven to help with acne issues as well.
Kaolin- this is the clay in this clay mask. This clay prevents acne, manages dry skin by adding moisture to the skin, absorbs excess oil, and makes skin softer to the touch.
Bentonite- also a clay, helps absorb dirt and oil as a sponge does. This type of clay also helps prevent acne because it clears out the pores.
Sweet almond oil- packed with vitamin E, keeps the skin healthy and will protect it from future damage. This oil can help to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles as well. This special oil also contains vitamin A, essential fatty acids, proteins, potassium, and zinc.
As with all the other Gle products, this one is also cruelty-free.
You can purchase this enzyme clay mask on the Gle website. They offer returns if you are not satisfied.