As beauty bloggers we are constantly bombarded with social ads for every “miracle” beauty product on the market. And after seeing countless ads for the beautifully packaged Sand and Sky Pink Clay Mask ($50), I finally gave in and bought the mask. The ads show videos of acne-prone girls painting this pink clay on and rinsing it off to reveal brighter and clearer skin. I just HAD to know if this stuff was the real deal.
Read on to see if this mask is actually worth the big bucks or if I’d rather stick with our affordable clay mask faves.
On the Sand and Sky website (and in the 7 billion S&S Facebook ads we see a day) there are some pretty big claims about how this mask will change your life. Apparently their wonder ingredient, Pure Australian Pink Clay has quite a few miracle properties. Not wanting to shell out the $50, I scoured the internet to find a cheaper Australian Pink Clay mask. But to my surprise, Sand and Sky somehow makes the only one.
Here are some of their claims:
- 4-in-1 treatment
- Detoxifies and brightens in just 10 minutes
- Shrinks pores and boosts radiance
- Protects against damage caused by pollution
- Cruelty-free (no animal testing)
Apparently the Australian pink clay rids your skin of impurities leaving it clear, refined and brighter. It also absorbs dirt, draws out toxins and closes your pores. Sounds impossible, but I figured if these results come with just one use, this mask may be worth the $50.
How To Use It:
The mask comes with a small soft application brush. Brush a thin layer of the mask onto clean skin and wash off after 10 or so minutes.
To get the most out of this mask, I decided to shower and exfoliate first. That way my pores would be nice and open and all the dead skin would be gone, so the mask could be at full-effect. I would highly recommend doing this. The mask comes with a cute little applicator brush, which helps the thick clay glide onto the skin easily. I wish all clay masks came with one of these babies! The mask goes on pink, but after a minute or so, it starts to dry to a stark white.
Unlike some clay masks, this one doesn’t really tingle or feel like anything at all. It just gets a little tight as it dries. After about 10 minutes, it’ll be completely white and dry. I left it on for 20 minutes since I paid $50 for the thing and wanted to get the most out of it. If you don’t have sensitive skin, I’d recommend leaving it on longer than the recommended 10.
My skin type is normal, but with a lot of large
pores that get clogged easily and a few breakouts from time to time. So after seeing the dramatic before and afters in the ads, I was expecting to come out of this experience with the skin of a 20-year-old Victoria’s Secret model.
After patting my skin dry, I noticed that it had an overall brightness that it didn’t have before. Then, I got out my magnifying mirror and noticed that my pores were noticeably smaller. Plus, the blackheads I had were slightly reduced, but not gone. Next time I might give this mask 30 minutes!
So did the Sand and Sky Pink Clay Mask live up to its bold life-changing claims? Not so much. But I do like it! I think with regular use, this mask could definitely keep my skin looking better than normal. And if it was half the price, I’d probably repurchase it once I run out. If you’re willing to shell out the $50, I’d say go for it, but don’t let the dramatic before and afters in the ads fool you- it’s good, but not THAT good!