Beauty Wellbeing

Review: The Glow Pot’s Black Clay & Liquorice Mask

Following the highly anticipated restock from natural skincare brand The Glow Pot, here are my thoughts on one of their most popular products – the Black Clay & Liquorice Brightening Face Mask

The Glow Pot, launched by the wonderful founder Ofome (@bigfxo) in 2017, is a skincare brand offering natural and organic products. All of the products in the range are also vegetarian and cruelty free. As someone with sensitive skin, I am always on the lookout for natural skincare products and since the launch of the company I have seen nothing but positive reviews of their products. At the end of 2017 I was approached to be The Glow Pot’s first brand ambassador and (after fangirling for a bit first!) I leapt at the chance. The Glow Pot’s ethos and passion for helping people to achieve their glow is so encouraging and I am incredibly happy to be a part of it. I can’t wait to see the company go from strength to strength with new products and projects in the pipeline.

The Black Clay & Liquorice Brightening Face Mask (£15) is one of The Glow Pot’s bestsellers and having used it for roughly 3 months now, I can completely see why. The mask is said to:

  • cleanse the skin of dirt and excess oils
  • slow down signs of ageing
  • give the skin a bright healthy glow

For centuries black clay has been used to treat various skin conditions due to its healing properties and is one of the best natural ingredients for our skin. It can help with dark marks, blemishes, acne, enlarged pores and oiliness. Liquorice is a brightening agent (not a bleaching agent) and gives the skin a natural glow as well as helping with discolouration and dark marks. These two key ingredients together therefore make for a very effective face mask. As my main skin issues at the moment are acne scarring and hyperpigmentation I was very excited to try this mask.

Since using the mask:

  • I have seen an improvement in my overall complexion: my skin looks brighter and more even
  • I have seen an improvement in acne scarring
  • My pores are less enlarged
  • My t-zone is less oily
  • My skin is softer and smoother

The effect on my pores has probably been the most noticeable benefit for me. Immediately after using this mask they are visibly less enlarged. For this reason I like to use the Black Clay mask in combination with other masks, such as my Mario Badescu Whitening Mask, focussing the Black Clay mask on my pore areas.

Multi-masking with the Black Clay Mask and Mario Badescu Whitening Mask

I like to use this mask twice a week and keep it on for roughly 20 minutes. Using a brush (even a clean makeup brush) to apply the mask helps you to make sure it’s well-applied and is a lot more hygienic.  As it’s such a generously sized pot, I still have plenty left – you get real value for your money.

Added bonus for this mask is the gorgeous smell! It’s the perfect mask to relax with for Face Mask Fridays 🙂

 

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The Glow Pot has just restocked so be sure to check out the website and join the Glow family!

Olivia

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