Clay facial masks containing water or water-based substances such as hydrosol are typically very hard to properly preserve to keep, so we tend to make ours up as we need them. However there are some ingredients that you can safely add to a ready made mask that don’t require any preservation as they are self preserving. These include honey, glycerine, and propanediol. So provided there is no water in the system to introduce the possibility of microbial contamination and activate the clay, then you can safely make up a ready to use mask that can even be stored. Self care Sunday has never been easier!
We formulated our ready to use facial mask by including some great skin loving ingredients. Honey is brightening, and will leave your skin with a wonderful glow. It also has healing properties. Oat flour gives some gentle exfoliation and has soothing properties, while gorgeous pink clay lightly cleanses impurities and evens skin tone. We added some glycerine and propanediol for additional moisture and humectant properties, and as they are both self preserving we don’t need to worry about including a preservative.
Pink Clay & Honey Facial Mask
29% oat flour
10% pink kaolin clay
You could substitute more honey for the glycerine if you like.
Ensure all your mixing bowls, utensils and the storage jar are sterile before you begin. Then weigh out all the ingredients and blend together until well combined. Decant into the jar.
To use, scoop some of the mask out with a spoon and apply to clean skin. You can brush it on with a mask brush or simply use your fingers to massage in. Rinse off after 20 minutes and follow up with a moisturiser as you normally would.
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