What it is: Zakia's Morocco Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Mask
What they say: A delicious Atlas Mountain Clay combines to make an exceptional exfoliating and detoxifying mask that will leave your skin silky smooth. Unparalleled skin care! No PETs. No mineral oils. No parabens.
How to use: Ghassoul may be used as a delicate face mask, complete body mask, or hair mask. Face Mask: Mix 1 large tablespoon of Ghassoul with about 5 tablespoons of lukewarm water. Stir until smooth. Apply to face and let try for up to 10 minutes and rinse. It is not necessary to leave until fully dry, as it will be more difficult to remove.
What I think: I've just recently started to get into facial masks and now that I have, I can't stop -- detoxifying mask, cooling mask, hydrating mask, etc. They help my skin so much and they're kind of fun. So I was excited to get the change to try Zakia's Morocco mask.
Unlike my other masks, Zakia's Morocco mask comes in a powder form, which means you have to mix it with water to get the right consistency and it's a little messy.
On the plus side though, it's 100 percent natural, which means you can feel good about what you're putting on your skin. The clay is sourced in Morocco using fair trade practices - another plus.
When I first put it on, I felt a little weird about rubbing mud on my face because, let's be honest, that's basically what you're doing. But instantly my skin started to feel better. The product reminded me a lot of the mineral mud found at the Dead Sea when I got a chance to visit over Spring Break one year.
Zakia's Morocco mask stays in place and doesn't slide off your face. It also dries really quickly compared to other masks. When it's drying, you can feel it tightening and tingling on your face.
As the directions state though, don't leave it on for longer than 10 minutes. I maybe went to 12-ish minutes and it was difficult to remove. If you're having trouble, I'd suggest soaking a washcloth in warm water and pressing that to your face for a little bit to help loosen up the dried clay. Remember to be gentle on your face, but also rinse thoroughly.
After removing the mask, my skin looked and felt not only clean, but tighter and smoother. I jokingly asked Ryan if he noticed any different and he actually said yes, my skin does look a little smoother.
The mask is pretty powerful so I don't think I'll be using it more than once a week. But it definitely is a great way to clarify and smooth your your skin.
It also has multiple uses -- you can try it as a full body mask, a complete hair mask, or as a deep clean shampoo.
I added a little bit to my regular shampoo and washed my hair. The clay actually helped to get the gunk out more easily than just regular shampooing. My hair felt soft and clarified once it dried.
Overall, I was really impressed with this product and plan on working it into my routine to keep my skin and hair looking great.
Buy it online: Zakia's Morocco $19.99 for 8 oz jar. Use code ZMBLOG-154 to get 20% off your order within the next 30 days!
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