Today is a Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask Review. Swisse is an Australian company that is well-known for their vitamins; however, not many people are familiar with their skincare line. They have been selling skincare products for a few years and leave out harmful chemicals and preservatives. I’ve dabbled with their skincare line here and there, but this mask caught my attention because it contained both the words “clay” and “manuka honey.” The idea that you could have a detoxifying yet moisturising mask intrigued me so I couldn’t resist trying it out.
The Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask aims to purify and detoxify the skin while leaving it feeling smooth and hydrated. You are supposed to put it on clean, dry skin and leave it for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water. It retails for $17.99 but Swisse often goes on sale so you could definitely find it for a cheaper price.
According to their website, the ingredients include:
- Charcoal and kaolin clay to help draw the impurities out of your skin
- Manuka honey which is a great antibacterial product
- Salicylic acid to help exfoliate the skin and is great for blemishes
- Aloe vera extract to soothe the skin
- Kelp and red algae extract to strengthen and hydrate the
The mask is a light charcoal grey colour that smells like the cherry scented products that you may have had as a kid. It’s packaged in a pot, which to be perfectly honest, is not the most hygienic or the most convenient way to use the product. I would have preferred it in a squeeze tube so that I didn’t have to stick my fingers or a cotton bud in to get the product.
It is a thin consistency that is easy to apply. I put one layer over my face and an additional layer on areas that feel particularly congested. As it dried I could see the gunk (oil/impurities) being pulled from my face which sounds disgusting but is extremely satisfying. These areas of my face made the mask look translucent. The rest of the mask turned a light grey and it became super tight on the skin – you literally can’t move your face otherwise it’ll crack. After it dried I washed it off easily with a warm, damp face cloth. My skin was left feeling cleaner, smoother yet hydrated. It really does draw the impurities out because the next day I noticed a couple of small blemishes come to the surface, which is actually a good thing in my book because I could treat them.
The only negative about this product, apart from the packaging, is that I do find myself using quite a bit of product for one use. Other than that I feel like it’s an affordable charcoal mask that does an amazing job at drawing out the impurities yet leaves the skin feeling hydrated.
The Final Word
The Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask Review is a charcoal and kaolin clay mask with manuka honey. It draws out impurities and leaves the skin feeling clean and smooth, but hydrated. It is great for people with blemish prone skin and I’d recommend it if you are after an affordable new clay mask.
Have you tried products from the Swisse skincare line?
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