I've been using this mask on and off for over a year now, initially, I wasn't keen on it because I didn't think it was as clarifying as some of my clay masks so whenever I went to grab a mask, I'd always be drawn to the likes of the Superfacialist Tea Flower Pore Purifying Mask or the Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask and wouldn't really give this one a chance, it's only in the past few months that I've given this a proper chance really. The texture is very different to the likes of purifying clay mask and is much more of a cream based mask, that doesn't set or harden as opposed to others. But it's worth giving it a chance, My skin has been suffering lately with a build up of drinking and over eating showing in my skin so I've needed something to help clear some of the little spots that have been showing up. This has been really lovely to use because although it does clear skin through a multitude of ingredients in this, but in particular Manuka Honey which is anti bacterial and helps with clearing the skin, it also is incredibly moisturising and doesn't leave your skin feeling stripped at all, which I can find with some of my clay masks, I normally end up having to whack on an oil or moisturiser straight after use, whereas with this I don't have that tight, dry feeling.
This particular mask comes in the usual metal tube packaging that most antipodes products come in, very classic and simple and has an amazing zesty vanilla smell. I tend to apply a good squeeze of this all over my face, because it is quite moisturising, I'm not so worried about it affecting some of the drier areas of my skin, I leave it on for around 10 - 15 minutes then use a warm flannel or muslin cloth to take off the product before rinsing, Skin feels soft but thoroughly clean after using and any signs of a breakout are definitely reduced the next day, I find that this is the kind of mask that can be used a few days in a row as well if you are having a particularly bad break out because it's gentle enough not to strip your skin.
On the whole, Antipodes is probably my favourite skin care brand, I have quite a few of there products now, including the Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser, Reincarnation Facial Exfoliator, Divine Face Oil, Avocado Pear Nourishing night cream and several others which I'll be putting reviews up of soon. It's a really lovely brand, that looks pretty, has a focus on using natural ingredients, but more than anything, really makes your skin feel and look great, I quite often get comments from people when I put my antipodes products back into rotation.
Any recommendations on other products I should be trying?