For many years I have not bought ready-made, face masks in sachets, because my skin has fallen in love with home-made, self-made liniments. So when I saw this yellow box in the basket with a discount in one of the natural stores, I knew right away that I had to try it out. I used it both as an independent mask for the face, as an addition to mixtures, to the cleaning paste and also in my hair recipes. Clay is a universal cosmetic, which is why I always have a large supply at home. You can conjure up a lot of good and cheap home cosmetics.
Multani Miti (Fullers Earth) by Hesh is a natural clay with strong degreasing properties, recommended for oily and acne skin. For centuries it has been used for cleansing the skin. Rich in silicon, iron oxides, aluminum, magnesium, calcium, sapphire crystals is the most natural therapy for the skin. A feature that distinguishes clay fullers earth from the rest of known clays is its whitening properties.
Used in the form of masks favors the brightening of surface discoloration, evens skin tone, cleanses and slightly pelling the skin. Rich in silicon, iron oxides, aluminum, magnesium, calcium, sapphire crystals. Papka cleans dirt and clogged pores, thanks to which the skin breathes properly. It leaves the skin soft, smooth and brightened.
Capacity: 100 g
Price: 9-16 zł
Solum Fullonum (Fuller’s Earth) 100%
How to use:
Adequate amount of clay mixed with water (for oily skin), rose water or milk (for dry skin), so as to obtain the consistency of a thick paste. Apply to the face (or scalp and hair) for about 20 minutes. After drying, wash thoroughly with warm water. Wash the hair with shampoo. Rinse with cold water at the end.
Multani Mati can be successfully used in combination with other herbal face powders, eg from rose petals, sandalwood or orange peel.
The product is packed in a yellow, cardboard box with a typical Indian print. Mine was slightly crumpled on the corner, hence the promotion, thanks to which I bought a mask for three zlotys. I think that these packages are often damaged during transport.
In the middle is a plastic bag with the company logo with powder. After opening, unfortunately, it will be terribly dusty, spilled and dirty everything around.
My advice is to pour clay immediately into another container, such as a metal can or jar, otherwise it will constantly pour out. The packaging of these products is simply not practical.
The powder itself is fine, finely ground, yellow. It has a delicate aroma characteristic for clays, after rebuilding the mask and does not feel it at all.
The mask made solo, according to the recipe on the package (on rose water, mixed to the consistency of the paste, which we put on the face for 20 minutes) did a good job. The skin was cleansed, matted, but not pulled.
However, I did my best by stirring the clay with other mixtures, which I put on the face – I love to add oils, cheese, humidifiers and mix with other clays to make them versatile.
I also intend to test it by preparing homemade hair shampoos, about which I will write a separate post soon.
Remember that no clay mask can completely dry on your face – you only treat yourself to drying, pulling and possible irritations. To prevent this, you can moisten your body from time to time with water or a hydrolate in a mist, or apply a cotton swab to your skin.
My skin ached when I read the reviews of the use of face masks by bloggers, who probably have nothing to do with natural cosmetics, they were surprised by the drying of clays and described scraping the masks with a fingernail, or threatening to undermine the shell with a nail file.
Always wipe the mask with gentle, circular movements with the help of warm water, do not scratch the skin panels. If you’ve already made a shell, you have to soak it. After a clay mask, it is always good to use something nutritious, such as moisturizing and oiling serum.
Clay is a cheap and productive product that is completely natural. For one time you use it a little, a box of 100 grams is enough for us for a long time. Suitable for all skin and hair types, it has a versatile application and it is really worth having some kind of it on the cosmetics shelf. In addition, here we have an original, Indian product that is definitely worth trying.
How do you use your clay masks? Or maybe you want me to add some recipes here?