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Assassin - Red Clay Mask

35.00 GBP

An oil based mask which is great for problematic skin. This mask draws out toxins and can also improve skin clarity and texture. It includes virgin blackseed oil, which is rich...

An oil based mask which is great for problematic skin.

This mask draws out toxins and can also improve skin clarity and texture. It includes virgin blackseed oil, which is rich in nutrients and is well-known in the Middle East and South Asia as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. Flaxseed oil is also used and has anti-inflammatory properties and helps seal moisture into the skin, making it a beneficial ingredient in long-lasting emollients. As well as its omega 3 content, the oil contains omegas 6 and 9 essential fatty acids. It is also rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and E, and the minerals potassium, lecithin, magnesium and zinc.

Montmorillonite (red clay) is also used and is known as a ‘living clay’ because its mineral content has the power to boost enzyme production This capacity makes the clay excellent as a cleanser and detoxifier. The clay’s tiny particles hold a strong negative ionic charge, which draws positively-charged impurities into it. When clay is applied as a face-mask, it will draw toxins out of the skin and absorb them, leaving the skin cleansed and revitalised when the clay is washed off. Its action also boosts blood flow to the epidermis, improving the transportation of oxygen and nutrients to skin cells. Minerals within the clay include calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and silica as well as trace elements of others.

Honey is also used and is said to be a natural antiseptic, due to its tendency to absorb the life-sustaining moisture from bacterial cell walls. Honey attracts the dirt from skin pores and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, therefore it is said to be a natural skin cleanser and softener. Honey draws and holds moisture close to the skin. Its anti-bacterial and skin-softening properties soothe and calm the skin. How best to use it… Suitable for all skin types. Before using the mask give it a good mix as the oils tend to sit at the top. Apply a generous even layer to clean dry skin, avoiding the eye area and lips, leave for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove by rinsing with warm water and muslin cloth and follow with a facial scrub for best results. Follow by cleansing the skin with our Surta Toner and a cotton pad. Finish with a facial oil or moisturiser. For maximum product potency avoid exposure to direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Use once or twice weekly or anytime your skin needs some extra nourishing and TLC.