zakias-clay-mask-review-juicygreenmomNatural beauty products. It can be difficult to find the right ones if you’re used to something that has toxic chemicals. But if you’re trying to avoid those, and start looking into natural beauty products, it can be a tad overwhelming.

Zakia’s Morocco carries Moroccan beauty products made with USDA Organic and Ecocert Classified raw materials. You’ve probably seen or heard of argan oil – and you may have heard about its amazing benefits for skin and hair. Have you heard of ghassoul clay masks? I hadn’t until this opportunity to came up to do a Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Mask review!

The Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Mask is made from 100% pure clay mined in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It is known to have tremendous benefits for skin and hair, including detoxifying, toning, and rejuvenating. Ghassoul absorbs skin grease and removes facial impurities. The directions indicate that skin can sometimes be reddish for 15-30 minutes after use, but that this is a sign that the Ghassoul has detoxified your skin.

I tried the mask on my face first. The directions say to use 1 tbsp of Ghassoul (it’s a powder) with 5 tbsp of water and mix to get a consistency of thin cookie dough. When I used this ratio, I found it super liquidy, and added probably another tablespoon of Ghassoul to thicken it up. Even then I had some clay-like consistency but also watery liquid sitting on top. The second time I tried it, I added a very small amount of water (perhaps 1 tablespoon) and  easily got the thin cookie dough consistency. My advice would be to add the water really slowly and keep mixing – only until you do get the consistency of thin cookie dough. I waited 5-10 minutes before rinsing off – not until it was completely hard, but when I could feel my face starting to stiffen from the mask drying. It came off pretty easily and my skin felt nice and smooth afterwards. In the days following, I also noticed a change in my complexion away from redness and blemishes, towards a more even skin tone. I’m excited to see how it continues to work with my skin doing the mask on a weekly basis!

The other way you can use it is in your hair. I used my DIY shampoo and mixed in about 2 teaspoons of powder with it before applying to my hair. I let it sit in my hair for 2-3 minutes before rinsing it out and following up with my apple cider vinegar rinse. It rinsed out of my hair easily without any residue. What I noticed was that my hair was quite a bit fluffier when it dried than it is normally with just the shampoo on its own. I haven’t yet had the chance to do a hair mask where I leave it on my hair for a longer time (5-10 minutes) and then shampoo afterwards, but that is the next thing I want to try.

My only caveat with using the Moroccan Ghassoul Clay powder is that it can get a bit messy – so just make sure you use towels you don’t mind getting dirty when working with it!

Would you try out the Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Mask or other Zakia’s Morocco products?

 

(Disclosure: I received a jar of Zakia’s Morocco Ghassoul Clay Powder through BrandBacker at no cost in order to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received; the opinions expressed are my own.)