Hi everyone, we are going to review a new product today. Natural Bath & Body is a comparitively newer brand in the Indian Market. I got this product in one of my subscription boxes and I can’t wait to share it with you guys. It does have a very catchy name. I hear “french red clay”, and I am sold. Lets read more to know if this lived upto its claim or not.
Claims for Natural Bath & Body French Red Clay Face Mask
Like the special clay masks that were a favourite with the Egyptian goddess Cleopatra, our French Red Clay mask never fails to soften your skin, preserve its complexion and impart a natural glow.
It is a gentle paste of French Red Clay, which is an absolute powerhouse of iron and other minerals! Best suited for normal to oily skin types, it cleanses, detoxifies and exfoliates the skin, leaving it highly refreshed and toned. The clay is blended with Rose oil, virgin Coconut oil and the balancing Cedar wood essential oils. As the oils further nourish the skin, Turmeric powder and Sandalwood give it a distinctive radiance.
Purified Water, Kaolin, Fullers Earth,Propanediol, Organic Vegatable Glycerine, Isopropyl Myristate, Virgin Coconut Oil, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Talcum Powder, Gum Acacia, Heptyl Undecylenate, Zinc Oxide, Red Clay, Glyceryl Caprylate & Glyceryl Undecylenate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate,Gramflour, Turmeric Powder, White Sandalwood Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Carrot Seed Oil, Beet root Powder, Sodium Gluconate.
How to use product
Apply the pack evenly on the face.
Leave on for 10 minutes.
Rinse with cold water and pat dry.
What I have is a sample size, the full size of the product is a 100 ml tub which is priced at Rs. 450.00
In Detail Natural Bath & Body French Red Clay Face Mask Review and My Experience
The product has a red clay colour. It has a very minimal soothing rose like aroma. It has a consistency like our regular clay masks. Its neither too thick, nor too thin. I apply it directly on my facial skin in a thin layer. After leaving it on for around 15 minutes, it completely dries. I wash it off using normal temperature water. It’s fairly easy to remove as compared to our regular fuller’s earth clay masks.
Effects on the skin
The french red clay face mask is really soothing on the skin. When I had this on, it gave me a mild cooling sensation for about 20 minutes which I guess is because of the sandalwood it contains. After washing it off, although its a clay mask, it does not make my skin feel too dry. I had been breaking out recently with some zits around my nose. So putting this product to test I have to say it does calm down the zits. It does not remove them completely but it helps preventing them from becoming big and prevents new zits from forming. It did add a glow to the skin however it did not last for more than 3-4 hours.
Overall I feel its a decent relaxing facial clay mask which is very good for all skin types since it does not dry out the skin. It does soothe the facial skin and cleanses it well. However my concern would be the price, I mean 450/- Rs for a 100 ml face mask which basically just soothes the skin and does not target any specific problem area does seem a bit over the line. Although I have to admit I was really impressed by their ingredient list which contains some amazing natural elements.
PROs of Natural Bath & Body French Red Clay Face Mask
1. Has some lovely natural ingredients.
2. Soothes the skin.
3. Does not dry out the skin.
4. Calms down breakouts.
5. Gives a temporary glow to the skin.
6. Dries out fairly quickly and easy to wash off.
CONs of Natural Bath & Body French Red Clay Face Mask Review
1. Does not target any specific problem area.
1. Always moisturise your skin after using a clay mask. I know some clay masks like this one may not leave your skin dry, however they do take out the oils from skin. So moisturising the skin is very important.
2. If you want to avoid making a mess while washing the face mask, use a bath or face sponge. It removes the face mask properly without letting bits and pieces fall around and making a mess in the sink.
3. Use normal temperature water as much as possible for the skin. Neither hot nor cold water have any extra benefits.
(The amazing ingredient list really makes me reach for it. 🙂 )