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Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Daily Sample- Blissoma Solutions Refine Clay Mask

Do you have a drawer full of beauty samples that just keep piling up? I do! The Daily Sample will be my effort at using up these samples and providing my feedback for all of you. I challenge you to do the same thing! Send me your reviews and I will post them on the blog!!! (misty.ewing@hotmail.com Subject line- The Daily Sample)


Refine clay renewal treatment- intensive clarifying mask. (Blissoma sample)




From Amazon: Refine is a creamy clay formula to perfect, smooth, detoxify, and even skin tone. A favorite of Bust Magazine and beauty bloggers alike. No matter what your skin type our formula is just the addition to your weekly regimen. And our already-mixed formula means no fuss for you and always the right consistency. The mask base is Rhassoul clay, mined from lava clay beds in Morocco. Used by fine spas around the world it is high in Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Silica, and Sodium. It has a high rate of ion exchange which rids you of what you don't need, and infuses the good back in. We've also included organic Licorice to lighten sun damage, Willowbark to exfoliate and dissolve dead skin cells without harsh abrasion, and a bevy of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory herbs to soothe and prevent flareups. Unrefined Oils of organic Cranberry seed and organic Red Raspberry straight from pressing offer nourishment and natural source Vitamin E. This product provides immediately tangible results. Smoother, brighter, well hydrated, firmed skin are just some of its amazing results. Beloved by customers and bloggers alike. Our products are made in small batches from freshly prepared botanical ingredients. We are certified Cruelty Free by the Leaping Bunny Program. No Animal Testing.

Indications
For all skin types, but particularly effective for aging, troubled, acneic, lackluster, ashy, and flaky skin. Also remedies hyperpigmentation and spots.

Ingredients
We declare all ingredients. Made of: Infusion of Foeniculum vulgare* (fennel), Stellaria media* (chickweed), Lavandula angustifolia* (lavender), Rosa damascena* (roses), Porphyra umbilicalis* (nori seaweed), Ruscus aculeatus* (butcher's broom), Rhassoul Clay, Apium graveolens (celery) Juice*, Cocos nucifera (coconut) Oil*, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Zinc Oxide*, Cannabis sativa* (hemp) Oil*, Vaccinium macropacrpon (cranberry) Seed Oil*, Rubus ideaus (red raspberry) Seed Oil*, Extracts of Glycyrrhiza glabra* (licorice), Symphytum officinale* (comfrey), and Salix alba* (willowbark), Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Gluconolactone, Cetearyl Alcohol and Cetearyl Glucoside, Extracts of Olea europaea* (olive leaf), Echinacea purpurea*, and Caldendula officinalis*, Essential Oils of Litsea cubeba, Commiphora myrrha, Pelargonium roseum (rose geranium), Citrus reticulata (mandarin), Lavandula angustifolia, Pogostemon cablin (patchouli), Coriandrum sativum (coriander), Cedrus atlantica (cedarwood), Grain Alcohol*, Rosemary Oleoresin Extract citral**, xanthan gum, limonene**, citronellol**, geraniol**, linalool** *from Certified Organic Agriculture **natural components of essential oils

Directions
Apply: Wash skin with mild soap or crème cleanser. Apply a consistent layer of clay to face and neck or to troubled spots as needed. Wait 15 minutes or until dry. Remove with warm water and gently pat dry. Tone and moisturize. For most skin types use once weekly. Each 2 oz container provides 4 treatments.
 
$26.75 on Amazon and on their own website www.iriestar.com.
 
 
Now that you have all the info on the product, let's get to my thoughts on how it worked!
 
Smell- It has a nice, fresh, minty kind of herbal scent. It smells very fresh but not an irritating scent.
 
Texture- thick and gritty, but not like any other mud type mask I have tried. It feels like it would double as a great exfoliator.
 
Application- It applied nicely, but not evenly. The grittiness felt like I was getting a nice gentle scrub while applying. I did not feel that super tightening feeling like with most mud masks. It just felt dry to me, but not uncomfortable.
 
Result- Smooth, refreshed skin! I love the slight minty feel left behind, almost a cooling sensation.
 
Recommendation- This is a nice product! I am sad that I didn't try it sooner. I have been really struggling with my skin and this felt really nice. I feel like it got me clean, exfoliated my skin, and had calming properties because of the herbal ingredient deck. It is really a multi-purpose mask. I feel like dry to oily skin can benefit from this product!
 
I'd definitely like to try other products from this skincare line!!!

 
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