Clayspray has recently arrived in the UK, and any mask fans will no doubt be hugely excited and already in the know. However, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the brand, here’s a little bit more info. Clayspray are an impressive range of ten clay products in total (not including their water sprays), all of which come in the form of a clay mask. It’s worth noting that these are like the next generation of clay treatments as they’re more of an emulsion, which means they’re kinder to skin and more effective as a treatment. The ten variants include two for hair, one for body and seven for the face.
I attended the launch event and took away a sample of the Pore Refining White Clay Masque along with a sample of the Mineral Water Spray. You definitely need access to a water spray when using a Clayspray treatment, and whilst it’s nice to use a product that’s designed to work in total harmony with the product, I don’t think it’s essential you use their own brand of water spray as I’m sure some of the cheaper, Drugstore ones would suffice.
I’m treading carefully with skincare reviews lately, as even though my skin does *finally* seem to be levelling out (albeit leaning rather oily still) up until literally about a week ago it was ridiculous and all over the place due to crazy, pregnancy hormones. The result being that it could NOT be pleased no matter how hard I tried and it was extremely dry and itchy, yet very spotty. Fun! Therefore, it’s a little unfair on Clayspray to review this at this point as I do think the White Clay Masque is designed to benefit really oily skin and mine wasn’t that when I first used it.
The masque has a wonderfully, creamy texture that glides on to skin and thankfully doesn’t dry to that horrible, crusty finish a lot of clay masks are prone to. It still dries tight, but it’s very bearable. Mine also cracked a tiny bit, but again it was minimal. You apply by first wetting your face with a water spray, before spreading a smooth and even layer all over. Once dry – which takes about 10-15 minutes – you’re then ready to remove, and I like to use the water spray one last time before I head to the sink to loosen the mask a little.
This mask is designed to refine pores and I definitely think it achieved that as my skin looked very refined, clean and smooth afterwards. However, it was also drained of all moisture (as expected for a product designed for those with enlarged pores since that and oiliness usually go hand in hand) and felt extremely tight and in need of lots of replenishment. On reflection, I would’ve been much better off trying the Glow or Brightening variants as these appear to be a more gentle take on the winning clay formula. I really like the idea of these types of clay treatment masks that are much kinder to skin and formulated with seriously pure ingredients, so I’ll definitely give the Clayspray another go soon. For more information, head to Clayspray. Mostly available now priced at £44.50 for the masques and £17.50 for the water sprays.