My skin is pretty sensitive, there's a slew of brands out there that make my face breakout, but if I'm nice to my skin, I luck out and have good skin.
This bar of umbrian clay from fresh is expensive....but since I only wet the top of the clay and apply the clay to my face with my fingertips, after about 1.5 years of every other week of use, there is still MOST of the bar left. Meaning, this bar of clay will likely last me for another 20 years, or until I lose it, making it a great value as a product that doesn't expire.
The instructions say wet the bar and rub it on your face....but that's too abrasive for my skin, it also means it takes forever for the bar to dry again. So I wet the top of the bar and use my fingers in a circular motion to get the product on my fingertips, and then apply to my washed but just slightly damp skin. I leave it on till it's dry....which takes about 20 mins, and then rinse off.
The result is baby soft skin to the touch. :-) It doesn't make me break out, and generally feels pampered.
It's a good product, and for how long it lasts, definitely justifies the price (I paid $46 USD for it at a Fresh store in the USA).
The Fresh Umbrian Clay treatment bar is a fantastic mask. It seems a bit pricey for the size but lasts forever as you only end up using a tiny bit at a time. I've found it extremely effective and it leaves my skin feeling soft and looking great.
I absoutely loved this product! Though I'm pretty biased when it comes to Fresh, as it's one of my favorite brands and I love every single one of their products, I believe this is one of their best. It's 100% clay (it says fuller's earth in he ingredients list) imported from Italy and is in the form of a solid bar, like bar soap. I just moisten it slightly and use my fingers to apply it in a light layer over my face (you can use it both as a treatment mask and as a daily cleanser)and its results are amazing.
I have very oily combination skin with either clogged or very visible pores along my T-zone and chin, and after leaving this on for 5 minutes I noticed a significant reduction in both! Plus, for the rest of the day my skin was less oily and felt smoother and cleaner. I didn't even need to use blotting papers towards the afternoon! The bar also works wonderfully as a spot treatment for pimples without overly drying them out.
Though its price is more on the splurge side, this product is worth every penny. It lasts forever- I have been using it every day for several weeks now and there is barely a dent in the top, and I have heard it lasted someone over a year. Considering the results and how long it lasts, I would definetly recommend this (and have)to everyone I know.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this product!!! This is seriously a miracle bar of clay. I have only been using this for a week as a 5 minute mask after I cleanse my face at night and already my skin looks better than it ever has. It completely removes all traces of oil and really shrinks pores leaving your face super soft and smooth as a baby's behind. I have also started to use this on my daughters ecsema patches and it has started to really clear it up.
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