Review: Tru Self Organics Detoxifying Clay Mask

Hey everyone!

I’ve been masking the heck out of my skin for the last few months, and have been loving the results! I got my hands on the Tru Self Organics detoxifying clay mask recently, and had to share my thoughts with you.

Tru Self Organics makes all natural products for your skin, and this mask is one of them. It comes as a powder that you mix with either water or apple cider vinegar, which came in the kit (you can also buy the mask separately). The mask is created with multiple forms of clay- all natural, of course. This masks promises to help with many things including: blemishes, wrinkles, acne, pores, and detoxifying.

Be sure to check out my video on this too! http://youtu.be/67y7JUoTqAI

IMG_6753I have the detox kit which includes the mask, apple cider vinegar, a mixing bowl, spatula, and measuring spoons

IMG_6752The mask comes in a powder form which you can mix with either water or the provided apple cider vinegar

My Experience: 

I find that the middle measuring spoon full of the mask, and the same quantity of water (or apple cider vinegar) creates a good thick consistency. I’ve also tried it on with a little more water and liked the thinner mask as well. I noticed that when I mix this mask with apple cider vinegar the mask fizzes, which is normal.

It applies much like a normal clay mask does, but I noticed that it dries much faster than most. Every single time, at around the 7 minute mask, the mask tightens exponentially, leaving me with a feeling of sucking. It almost feels like my skin is getting a facelift and gunk is being sucked out! At first when this happened I was a bit worried, but I’m used to it now.

The instructions say you can leave it on for 10-30 minutes, but I can’t seem to get to 30 minutes. The most I have done is 20, and the least, 15. I like the 15 minute version better because its a bit uncomfortable to wear for longer than that.

Now to the results: After washing off the mask and patting my face dry, I noticed a tightness around my mouth area which tends to always happen to me after washing my face. It was a little intensified though, because of the clay in the mask. I noticed immediately how baby soft my skin felt- like a babys bottom, literally! A lot of my normally textured skin was much more calm, and my pores had virtually disappeared! This was my favorite result, because my pores around my nose and on are HUGE! Not to mention, my pesky blackheads were gone too.

I have to say though, that using this mask with water has been more beneficial to me than with the apple cider vinegar. The vinegar is a bit harsh for me and caused bumps and redness while the water method did not.

I’ve tried the mask on at night and morning, and I prefer the results I get at night and the fact that I still look and feel great the next couple of days.

In my opinion, this mask is a winner! Coupon code down below for 10% off your purchase.

PROS:

– you get to mix a fresh batch every time

– pore minimizing

– blackhead removal

– smooth and soft skin

CONS:

– apple cider vinegar is too harsh on the skin

– more work than a normal mask since you have to mix it together every time

Grade: A

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Atlanta: The Cosmetic Market Experience

Hey Everyone!

Today I wanted to fill you in on an amazing experience I had at the Atlanta location of The Cosmetic Market. For those of you who don’t know, The Cosmetic Market is a unique shopping experience that started in Tennessee and is now growing into other metro areas around the U.S. It is a store for all your cosmetic and hair care needs, and even has a few home good products such as candles. The experience part comes into play because they also have a Bliss wax bar and a full service facial center as well. Thats where I spent the bulk of my time, and I absolutely loved it!

I got a customized facial based on what the esthetician and I thought my skin needed. What I love about this concept is that this store has a lot of high end luxury cosmetics brands (By Terry, Nars, Surrat), and the service is amazing! Nori, the store manager was so attentive to my needs and every other employee was great too! Below are some pictures of my experience- AND, if you guys are in the Atlanta area, you get $20 off if you mention my blog. Amazing, right?

If any of these pictures are showing up sideways, please pardon me! Problem is getting fixed soon! In the mean time, please click on the picture to see it properly 

IMG_5922The store has a Naimes (LA based beauty retailer) feel to it

IMG_6353The store is lined with aisles that contain all your skin care/hair care products as well as a few home good style things

IMG_6355I was so excited to see By Terry here! I have never seen this brand in Georgia, so The Cosmetic Market is the pioneer in bringing them here. By Terry is a higher end Parisian brand

IMG_6356Another really big and popular brand- Oribe was here in full force! If you guys are into the Youtube beauty world, you know that Oribe has been blowing up the virtual world lately!

IMG_6357I’m forever looking for products to volumize my limp hair, and was directed to try some of Kevin Murphy’s line. This was a new one to me, but I am not disappointed!

IMG_6361If you guys know me, you know that Nars is my absolute favorite makeup brand. It was so awesome seeing practically their entire range of products here! If you guys have not checked out their All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, you have to! 

IMG_6360While the middle of the store has all the aisles housing varied products, the perimeter of the store is home to counters full of high end makeup brands

IMG_6358Bliss wax bar to get your eyebrows or upper lip done!

IMG_6359I loved this little spot in the store. This is my version of the “boyfriend quarters” since theres a tv and drinks for your counterpart to keep him busy while you shop!

IMG_6362This is the room I got a facial in. It was fully equipped with a steam machine, heated bed (yesssss!) and all the other gadgets estheticians use that I’m not familiar with. The best part? You have a TON of different facials to choose from, and if you can’t decide, they can customize one to suit your needs. Mention my blog and you will receive $20 off your next facial

IMG_6363These are the products that were chosen to be used on me. The only one I was familiar with from before was the Glam Glow moisturizing mask. In this mix, there are toners, exfoliators, and lotions. We decided my biggest concerns were dull skin and redness.

IMG_6364Thanks Nori, for my awesome gift bag! I also left with some Kevin Murphy and Caudalie products

I will definitely be back soon for some more goodies as well as another facial! I had not gotten one for years, so this was a real treat and now I know how important it is for your skin. Most of the things we do at home to our skin is superficial and cannot get out all the gunk and blackheads we develop over time. 

A few other brands The Cosmetic Market also has include: Caudalie, Too Faced, Bed Head and many more!

The Cosmetic Market is located at the Avalon outdoor shopping mall in Johns Creek, Georgia.