12 March 2013

Papayas and Cream Face Food + Green Clay: My New Favorite Face Mask

If you saw my All Natural Face haul, you may remember that I recently bought their Papayas and Coconut Face Food Cleanser.  Basically, it's a powder cleanser made of only dried coconut milk and papaya, that can be used as either a face wash or a mask. 



The All Natural Face has a whole range of Face Food Cleansers to suit different skin needs, but the enzymes in the papaya one are supposed to exfoliate and help remove dead and flaking skin.  Thinking about it, I've been questioning how many of the papaya enzymes would actually survive being dried.  I don't feel like this product does much exfoliating, but I've been enjoying playing around with it nonetheless!

I've used it as a face wash (rinsing it off immediately) and as a mask (leaving it on for 10-20 minutes before washing it off.)  I prefer it as a mask, but my absolute favorite way to use it has been mixing it with green clay.  

Dry ingredients
All mixed up
I like clay masks, but they often leave my skin feeling dry, stripped, and in need of tons of hydration.  Mixing the clay with the Papayas and Coconut Face Food is the most amazing combo!  I still get the detoxifying effects from the clay, but the Face Food leaves my skin feeling soothed and moisturized at the same time!  It's the best of both worlds!  (I hope no one else just heard Hannah Montana in their head, like I did.)

It's also super quick and easy to make!  I use equal parts of the two (about 1/2 teaspoon of each) and add just enough water to make a smooth, easy to spread paste.  Then I apply it to clean, dry skin and leave it on for anywhere from 10-20 minutes.  It doesn't dry as hard as a straight clay mask, which I kind of like, but it does still dry down.  After washing it off, I tone and moisturize, as usual.  


On my face!
The Bottom Line
I've been loving this mask!  I like to do a mask about once a week and the combination of clay and Face Food, leaves my skin looking noticeably brighter and refreshed.  I love how affordable it is too.  The Face Food costs $7.50 for one ounce (larger sizes are also available) and I got my clay from iherb for $4.57.  I'm also curious to compare how this would work with plain coconut milk powder, so you can expect an update on that eventually, once I track some down!




Disclaimer: All products purchased by me.  Contains affiliate link to iherb.  Get $5/$10 off your first purchase with coupon code ITI429.

8 comments:

  1. What a coincidence! I just posted on the strawberry flavoured face food cleanser yesterday~ wow, and I've never thought of using it with the green clay mask! I'll have to go try it out! I also feel that the green clay by itself is a bit drying~ great tip! ^.^

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    1. Good timing :D I'm a tad behind on blog reading, but I'll have to check your post! Let me know how it goes if you end up trying it with clay!

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  2. Awesome Idea!! I am totally going to try this. I dont have green clay...but i think i have some other ones. :D Thanks for the idea!

    Margaret @ http://margsecolife.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! I'm sure any clay would work, green is just what I happened to have on hand. Would love to hear how it goes if you end up trying it! :)

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  3. totally should have picked up a cleanser instead of some of the other stuff I got...kicking myself now!

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    1. You can always pick it up next time! It was a total last minute throw in for me, I wasn't really sure what to expect from it. Glad I gave it a try though, I've really been liking it :)

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  4. You guys are killing me with this All natural face products :P sounds so nice :)

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    1. It's definitely worth trying! :)

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