Hi-ho Super Silver (Haze Purifying Face mask from Makeupdrop that is)

Welcome my darlings once again to the Friday face mask.  Today I am trying out the Super Silver Haze Purifying mask.  It has clay.  It has cannabinoids and it has colloidal silver. It came in my August Ipsy bag and this is what it had to say for itself…

Meet Super Silver Haze, your skincare superhero. This polishing mask is powered by bacteria-banishing Colloidal Silver and nourishing Kaolin clay, all with the soothing, anti-inflammatory benefits of 100 mg of CBD.

CBD has a wheelhouse of anti-inflammatory, soothing, and regenerative properties that can help fight acne, inhibit triggers of skin irritation and bring an overall calmness to your skin.

A natural anti-inflammatory and disinfectant, colloidal silver is a super particle that fights bacteria without destroying the skin’s natural flora and has been known to help the symptoms of rosacea, eczema, acne, and aging.

Packed with minerals to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, kaolin clay removes toxins without drying out the skin for a polished glow.

FULL INGREDIENT LIST

Aqua (WATER), Montmorillonite (FRENCH GREEN CLAY), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Sodium Chloride (Himalayan Salt), Glycerin, Rose Damascena Flower Water, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Lactobacillus Ferment, Leuconostoc/ Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Cannabidiol (100MG), Colloidal Silver, Sodium Hyaluronate, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil, Nephrite Powder – CBD SAFETY SHEET

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Now I will say that I love green clay.  In fact I love most clay based masks.  My skin really responds well to most of them. And I also do well with the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD.  The Colloidial Silver was a new one on me, but hey, I’m willing to give it a go.

not the most appealing of photos I grant you, but this is the mask

The packaging is cute.  It looks like a paint tube and you have to use the pointy end of the cap to break the seal.  As I used to do a lot of oil painting, I found this both familiar and fun.  I was less enthused when I had to squeeze the mask out of the tube.  It is a thick clay mask and that is a narrow exit hole.  It required some effort and I was unable to use my favorite skin care spatula as I would have needed a third hand to hold it steady.  As it was actually squeezing the product into my hand was an effort.

on the face and looking like 1950s television style masks, it dried tightly very quickly so smiling was not an option

The scent of the mask is nice and green as is the color.  Given the cannabinoids and the clay I expected more of an earth scent.  I expected the green from the clay most french green clay products are green unless someone did some serious doctoring mostly with ingredients you don’t want on your skin. It isn’t an herbally green scent but more of a fresh mown clover sort of green. 

I’m sorry about the descriptors but sometimes scents just come across my brain as colors. This looks army green but smells bright green to me.  My color confusion doesn’t come up a lot but when it does, it sort of locks in. This appears to be one of those times.  I looked at other reviews and no one mentioned the scent so I have no comparisons for you.

Personally I loike the scent, even if I have a hard time describing it. 

Just before washing it off after letting it sit 15 minutes

The mask is a bit dry and crumbly going on the skin, but the warmth of the skin, both fingers and face, help it warm up and spread a bit more creamily. I know it says that it doesn’t feel tight, but I could feel it getting tighter in my cheeks and around my mouth almost as soon as I put it on. 

The mask isn’t tingly but it feels almost as though I can feel the blood sort of pounding in the skin of my face in time to my heart.  It isn’t an unpleasant sensation, I actually kind of enjoy it, but it is an interesting feeling.

After fifteen minutes, I went to wash the mask off.

As far as clay masks go it washed off fairly easily.  While my skin felt soft, the big difference I could see happened when I looked closely.  If you look at the close up of my cheek you can see that several bumps have risen.  Before they were smaller bumps that were much more deeply buried clogged pores.  Now they are closer to the surface and much closer to being able to be dealt with. 

Before and after pics of my face, before the mask is on the left and after is on the right, not much different until you look closely (see below)

That’s not a bad result.  It does mean that this mask isn’t one I’m going to wear when I plan to go out, but as I will be spending the rest of the day at my desk and the weekend more or less in the house or garden, it isn’t a bad thing.  Just something to keep in mind. 

rising to the surface

So it turned out to be a pretty good mask.  Is it my favorite mask? No.  Would I pay the $65 price tag to replace it once I use it up?  Probably not. I would probably pick up a clay mask from Generation Clay to be honest. But it was a nice mask for a Friday afternoon break.  I’m glad I got a chance to use it and I will enjoy using the rest of the product.  I just probably won’t be running out to repurchase it any time soon.

So speaking of spending the rest of the day at my desk, I need to get back to work now that my brief relaxation is over.  I hope you have a great rest of the day and a fabulous weekend.  Stay safe my darlings and I’ll see you back here on Monday.


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