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Friday, June 19, 2015

Zakia's Morocco Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Powder Mask for Face & Body

zakia's morocco moroccan ghassoul clay powder mask review (3)

I feel like I can get excited about almost any type of skincare item, but masks do hold an extra special place in my product loving heart. I think it's because a mask session is more than just what your skin gets out of it, it's a ritual. You get a few minutes out of life to just chill, maybe read a bit, decompress, and in the end you're that little bit better- body and mind. Now, if you'd like to add a bit od DIY action to your mask session, Zakia's Morocco Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Powder Mask for Face & Body could be for you. The DIY portion is minimal so stay with me if you were headed for the door. Want to know more? You know what to do...


Zakia's Morocco Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Powder Mask is mask that comes in dry form. To activate the mask, you simply mix it up with a bit of water. The process is as easy as it gets, but more on that in a moment.

The mask is really just one ingredient- Moroccan Ghassoul Clay. The natural and organic clay is mined from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and works as a cleansing, detoxifying, toning, and rejuvenating treatment on skin and hair. It's also high in trace minerals such as silica, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium and sodium, giving it astringent properties and absorption properties.

When mixed with water, you get a silky smooth mud that applies easily to skin. When used on your face, the mask is applied thickly and left f0r 15-20 minutes until it just starts to dry. The mask is easily rinsed off leaving refreshed skin that is intensely clean, smooth feeling, and less dull in appearance. As the clay draws impurities out of skin, it can also draw out natural moisture, so a good moisturizer is key afterwards, but I didn't find this to alter my skin normally dry skin. My skin was drier after using the mask, but the dryness didn't stick around.

As mentioned, the mask can also be used on body and hair. For body, the process is the same as for the face, and for hair, you can add the powder to shampoo (for deep cleansing), or use it as a mask (mixed with water.) I used the mask on my hair and it works as a clarifying treatment that leaves hair incredibly clean but not stripped.

Overall, I'm a fan of this mask. It's simple, but effective, and I quite like that the powder has a much longer shelf life than pre-mixed masks. Have you ever tried a powder mask? Want to?

Product provided for review via BrandBacker