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Sand and Sky Australian Pink Clay Mask Review: A godsend for oily skin

This mask includes a mix of kaolin clay and bentonite, along with witch hazel, kakadu plum, and other natural extracts sourced from Australia.

Clay masks are one of those subcategories of skincare that have always appealed to me, as a person of oily/combo skin. After rinsing off a clay mask, I feel like I know, if only for a few minutes, what it’s like to have nice skin without any excess oil. The problem is that some clay masks (ahem, Aztec Clay Mask, I’m lookin’ at you) can be overly drying and messy. So when Sand and Sky first reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in trying their Australian Pink Clay…

AcneFree Sulfur Mask Review: Your BFF for calming acne flareups

This mask is travel-friendly and the perfect heavy-duty defense against cystic acne and whiteheads.

I just got back from vacation, and realized that, despite having eaten tons of sugary and fatty food, my skin actually improved. Perhaps this helps validate a minimalist approach to skincare—it really forces you to ask yourself which products will truly help your skin stay on track. What goes into your TSA-friendly travel bag of skincare products? I’ll get into mine in more detail in a future post, but today I want to highlight one of those travel-friendly essentials with you: the AcneFree…

Freeman Apple Cider Vinegar Mask Review

This product doubles as a face mask and a scrub, but I like to use it as a mask.

When I was at Ricky’s the other day, a store associate happened to be passing by while I was studying the ingredients label of the Freeman mask. She said, “Not gonna lie—that mask is awesome.” Something about the way she said it made me believe her (or maybe I just wanted to buy something). Anyway, I ended up purchasing it and using it that very night. Yes, I’m heavily swayed by in-person recommendations from strangers (at least when they appear to be genuine). Today,…