I will be completely honest. I am picky when it comes to face masks. I have tried a bunch of face masks in the clean world, and some I have thrown out and others I thought were good, but I wasn’t in love with them.
The reason that I am bringing this up, is because out of all the masks that I have tried—the Honey Mud Gentle Enzyme Cleanse & Masque by May Lindstrom has been a constant for me.
Every single mask I have tried, I have come back to this one.
Why am I writing this now? Well, look below—because it’s almost completely empty.
Do you know what that means?
It means that I am writing a review that is honest on something that I have used for a long time.
May Lindstrom’s products are expensive, but the products are worth the money, and they last a long time.
I consider her products quality. They are luxurious.
So, let’s talk the Honey Mud Mask.
What does it feel like? It feels sticky to the touch because it has ingredients, such as, raw honey in it. It will not dry on your face. So if you are thinking about a scenario where your face is tight and pulled in awkward directions—that won’t happen. It reminds me of pudding, that is the best way I can describe the consistency.
What are the ingredients? Raw honey, white halloysite clay and plant oils. Let’s talk about them.
Raw honey is great at supplying clarity to the skin. It keeps pores clear and clean, all while having antibacterial properties that can prevent bacterial buildup leading to skin imbalances and breakouts.
Halloysite clay has been said to be one of the world’s finest and purest clays. Because of its fine particle structure, it is usually clear of other mineral contaminants common in other types of clay. This gives halloysite clay the ability to absorb toxins and impurities from the surface of the skin. It can be very beneficial for acne-prone skin by drawing cells away from the skin’s surface, leaving skin fresh and accessible to nutrients.
What does it smell like? To me, I would describe the smell as heavenly vanilla. Smells so good, you could eat it.
How do you use the product? It can be used as a face cleanser, but I prefer using it as a mask. I wash and exfoliate my skin and then I brush this on my face (with an old foundation brush I have) and let it sit for 15-30 minutes once a week. Then I wipe it off with a warm washcloth.
What does it do? This mask helps your skin detox the day’s pollutants. It uses active enzymes that nourish the skin while hydrating it. I, personally, feel that it supports your skin’s natural PH balance. When I wipe this mask off my face, my skin is so soft and smooth.
What skin type should use it? Any skin type can use this. It is great for dry skin, but it also works well for combination and oily. I went through a hormonal bout with acne and this was the only mask that felt good on my skin. I don’t think you can go wrong with this mask, no matter the skin type.
How long did it last you? This lasted me at least a year. I used it once a week.
I love May Lindstrom products because I know they are:
- Quality ingredients that are clean.
- Made in small batches.
- Their ingredients are sourced and harvested in a mindful and sustainable way.
If you are thinking, why should I go with a clean mask? Think about your skin. It is your largest organ. Daily, your skin is exposed to pollutants that you have no control over, what you do have control over is how you care for it. If you are buying a mask that is full of chemical ingredients, where do you think those chemicals go? They penetrate your bloodstream. Do you want chemicals in your bloodstream? On a logical level, if you are placing organic (meaning from the earth) ingredients on your skin, you are basically placing components onto and into your skin that were made in and by nature. Which one do you think your body is going to respond better to?
There lies your answer. 😉
If you are interested in a clean skin care routine, check out this post. If you are interested in starting a lifestyle that is cleaner, reach out to me through the form on my sidebar here. If you made your decision to start your clean lifestyle journey now…there is no better time. I am happy to help.