- Acne Prone
- Sporadic Breakouts
- Hormonal Zits
Renowned for its strong absorptive powers, bentonite clay sucks up deep-rooted impurities that cause your skin to look bumpy. Unclogging pores and drawing debris to the surface, bentonite is a volcanic clay that has been used for centuries as a powerful but gentle skincare ingredient.
Kaolin clay—bentonite's bestie— absorbs excess oil without parching your skin. The minerals in kaolin clay are able to eliminate impurities that build up in + around the hair follicle, balance the overproduction of oil and deeply cleanse skin. A fierce antimicrobial, kaolin fights active breakouts by dialing down irritation and working with niacinamide to calm redness.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Another talented antimicrobial that eases irritation, ACV buddies up with mineral-rich bentonite and kaolin clays to unclog pores more efficiently. This mild acid, when used overtime, can also help to restore the pH balance of your skin.
Salicylic acid (BHA)
Unlike other exfoliating acids, salicylic is a deep-diving BHA that’s able to wiggle inside pores to dislodge dirt and lift + impurities. With use overtime, sal acid is a superior ingredient for eliminating blackheads for good, and in combination with mineral-rich clays and sulfur is able to block future breakouts from forming.
A (frankly underrated!) antimicrobial that sloughs the top layer of skin to accelerate cell turnover and encourages new skin to take its place. A concentration gentle enough for sensitive skin types, sulfur also nixes impurities from within the pore. Consider her salicylic acid’s half-cyster :)
Trio of AHAs
Whereas salicylic acid (BHA) does its work within the pore, lactic, tartaric + malic acids tackle the skin’s surface. These refining agents exfoliate surface skin to retexturize, smoothing bumpy areas and improving skin tone and consistency.
Niacinamide works with the natural substances in your skin to shrink the appearance of redness, soothe breakouts and improve the appearance of uneven skin tone. Your skin's calm, logical, level-headed friend, niacinamide can also help to repair signs of damage.
Clay, when not paired with nourishing ingredients, can dry out the skin and strip its natural oils. Jojoba steps in to negate the drying effects to support your skin barrier during masking. An emollient that prevents overdrying and retains hydration during masking and after your rinse-off, Jojoba is non-comedogenic which means it doesn’t clog pores.
I love this stuff! I use it as a full mask 2 or 3 times a week, and it has really improved the redness, the look of large pores, and the overall texture of my skin. I have sensitive skin, and rosacea, so I have to be really careful with which products I use. I haven't had a reaction to this product at all, in fact it's helped to sooth my skin.
Definitely not any miracles but it makes my skin feel clean without being dry
I like that you can see the oil dissolving from your pores during application. My skin has looked so much better after continued use.
This is the best clay or any mask I've ever used! I used to try a ton of masks and never think they did much of anything. I was hesitant whether this would work, but was breaking out a bit more and needed some help beyond the patches (especially because there were clusters, and the facemap hadn't come out yet). So I got this in the big bundle of all the zitsticka products, and I'm so glad. It really feels soothing and I can instantly notice a difference after the 20 minutes of it on my face - redness down, not so painful - and within 24 hours a major difference. The clusters are gone now, but I use it as a preventative mask 1-2 times a week and look forward to it! It's also good for spot treatment. I love you can use it many ways.