Today I went to the drug store looking for activated charcoal ( I was finally about to hop on the charcoal mask trend). After 20 minutes of searching the isles, I built up the courage to ask if the store carried any. When the lady said no I realized that I had been browsing for almost 30 minutes for nothing, but I wasn’t going to let that time go to waste.
In the sales isle there were some skincare products I’ve been wanting to try for some time now. At a whooping total of 9$ I got the st. Ives green tea cleanser and the st. Ives mineral clay firming mask. Being the cheap person I am, I was very happy with my purchase.
As soon as I got home I cleaned my face with my new cleanser. My first impression for this product is that it feels really nice on the skin, especially since I’m a sucker for foaming cleansers (it just feels like a deeper clean, you know?). Personally, I love a good green tea product because it’s a key ingredient for glowing skin.
Next I exfoliated with a diy green tea exfoliant I made myself. Do you see the pattern yet?
I then applied the mineral clay firming mask which comes out as a green paste that you slather all over your face. I read the ingredients and the mask includes bentonite clay. Bentonite clay is a great clay for healing, and is a great ingredient for deep cleansing. I left the mask on for 10 minutes, then rinsed off the dried formula. My skin felt nice and cleansed.
I topped it off with my Thayer alcohol-free rose petal witch hazel toner (I know it’s a mouthful) which is an absolute must by the way. My skin felt amazing. I can’t wait to see the results after a few weeks of this routine.
My end result predicts that the st. Ives green tea cleanser and clay mask are a success! Would definitely recommend the cleanser for sensitive skin considering the formula is so light. The clay mud mask I would recommend for some heavy duty cleansing. I think it would be especially great for deep cleansing your pores.
So these products are definitely hits, I would purchase a second time!
Thank you for reading,