by Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve
Cocoa & Espresso Facial Clay Mask is good for all skin types.
Organic Cocoa and Espresso combine to make a heavenly blend ideal for all skin types! Rich in antioxidants, this clay mask offers the skin a nutrient boost that improves circulation and clarity, while imparting anti-aging properties. Bentonite Clay rounds out this luscious mask by drawing out oil and impurities to reveal nourished, glowing skin.
About 8 to 12 uses per 4 fl oz jar
BENTONITE CLAY - Composed mainly of weathered and aged volcanic ash sediments, Bentonite Clay is highly absorbent and perfect for those with oily, acne-prone skin.
Known for its purifying abilities, Bentonite extracts oil and dirt, unclogs and shrinks pores, and targets blemishes with its antibacterial properties. After doing its job detoxifying, Bentonite Clay infuses skin with minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and silicon, all important components that help keep skin in good health!
ORGANIC COCOA - Loaded with antioxidants, powdered Cocoa limits the production of free radicals that can damage skin cells and speed up the aging process. Because of its high levels of caffeine and theobromine, Cocoa Powder can boost blood flow, which assists in the growth of new cells while tightening skin and reducing puffiness. Cocoa Powder is chock full of Vitamin E and minerals such as Calcium, Potassium and Zinc, which promote collagen production and healthy cell development, giving skin a smooth, youthful appearance.
ORGANIC ESPRESSO - Do you love the way coffee gives you a boost in the morning? Well, it does the same thing for your skin! When applied topically, coffee stimulates blood flow, allowing the skin to appear bright, radiant and awake. Because caffeine constricts the skin, coffee gives your complexion a firm, tight appearance, while reducing puffiness. Coffee also has astringent properties, which aid in the shrinking of pores and regulation of sebum. The fine grind of Espresso offers a mild exfoliation that gently sloughs off dirt, oil and bacteria.
Ingredients: Illipe Butter, Kokum Butter, Olive Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Soy Wax.
Ingredients: Betonite Clay, Organic Cocoa Powder (Fair Trade), Organic Coffee Beans (Fair Trade).
Creating an application technique that works for your skin will get you one step closer to a beautiful complexion.
Mixing The Clay
Step 1: Start with approx 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon of clay in a bowl.
Step 2: Slowly add 1/4 teaspoon of room temperature or warm water and mix with a spoon.
Step 3: Continue adding small amounts of water and mixing until a creamy mud-like consistency is reached. Some clays need more water and some need less, so always begin with just a little water and continue to check the consistency. Be sure to mix well to a smooth clay paste.
Applying the Mask
Step 1: Begin with a clean*, dry face free of make-up, moisturizers, etc. (*Read the FAQ "Should I wash my face before using a facial clay mask?")
Step 2: Using a applicator brush or a flat foundation brush, apply the mask to your face. You can apply using any technique that you like. I usually apply a thin first layer and then apply a second thicker layer so the mask is about 1/8″ thick.
Step 3: Allow mask to dry for 5-10 minutes. Drying times vary depending on the clay and your skin type. As the clay dries you will feel a pulling and tightening sensation on your skin.
For oily skin or a deep cleanse, allow the mask to dry almost completely and then remove--leaving the mask on longer does not add anything beneficial to the treatment and may cause increased redness.
The drying phase is when the clay draws moisture from the surface of the skin.
Thus for sensitive or dry skin or a more gentle cleanse, allow the mask to only dry around the edges of the face and nose and then remove (about 5 minutes).
Removing the Mask
Step 1: I like to remove a clay mask with warm water and my fingers.
To re-hydrate the mask a bit for easier removal, you can dampen a face cloth with warm water and hold it to the face before removal.
Since this mask is meant to be an exfoliating mask due to the ground espresso, use gentle upward circular motions with your fingers to help to stimulate circulation, polish your skin as the mask is removed.
Step 2: Gently pat face dry completely with a soft face towel.
After application of a clay mask, you will feel a tightening effect and the skin may even feel a bit itchy at first.
Clay helps increase circulation. As a result, you may experience mild temporary redness for up to 30 minutes.
Step 3: Moisturize! Follow-up with a facial oil or moisturizer.
Step 4: Enjoy your super smooth and beautifully fresh skin!
- All natural ingredients
- All organic incredients
- All cruelty-free ingredients
- No palm oil
- Synthetic fragrance
- Chemical preservatives & additives
- No plastic
- All recyclable and/or biodegradable packaging
Finished with your product?
- The glass jar is reusable & recyclable
- The lid is reusable & recyclable