Is it worth the hype? Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask (Review)

Hi everyone!

Today I’ll be reviewing a product that receives so much hype that I knew I had to try it for myself and review it here on the blog. 

I’m talking about the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask

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With the way that people talk about this product, you’d think this was a miracle in a jar. I was pretty skeptical at first because 1.) hyped up products always tend to dissappoint me and 2.) I have sensitive skin that gets irritated very easily. 

But since it’s pretty inexpensive and there are 13,000+ raving reviews on Amazon (seriously, take a look for yourself), I figured it wouldn’t hurt to at least give it a shot. 

How to use the Aztec Secret Indian Clay mask?

What you need: 

  • A non-metal bowl
  • Aztec Secret Indian Clay mask
  • Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with “Mother”
  • Something to mix  the ingredients together (eg. a fork)

Directions:

  1. Mix clay with equal parts apple cider vinegar in the non-metal bowl (I used about 2 tablespoons of each)
  2. Stir mixture into a smooth paste
  3. Apply a thick layer to the skin (About 1/4 – 1/2 an inch thick!)
  4. Let dry for 5-10 minutes if you have sensitive skin or 15-20 minutes if you have normal or oily skin
  5. Remove clay mask by washing with warm water

First impressions: 

I felt a tingling “pulling” sensation when I left it on my skin. When I finally washed it off, my pores (which are normally huge) were GONE. They were SO tiny compared to before!!! I actually can’t believe what a difference it made! 

As for the rest of my skin, it felt very clean. Not in an overly-dry kind of way, but just… clean, soft, and glowy. (Also, on a slightly weird note, I’ve used this about 4 times now and I swear my freckles are lighter. That’s not a problem for me but just letting you guys know in case some of you are attached to your freckles.)

Pros:

  • Pores look tiny
  • Worked on my easily-irritated skin
  • Skin looks “glowy”
  • Skin feels softer
  • Skin tone looked more even the next day
  • Inexpensive but effective
  • 100% natural

Cons:

  • There is no seal between the cap and the powder. Be careful when you open it or else it could spill everywhere 
  • Might not be suitable for dry skin 
  • Sometimes hard to mix (I used a small whisk that I found at Sally’s Beauty Supply, but you could probably use a fork)
  • It can clog the sink

Final verdict? Is it worth the hype?

I would say this product is worth the hype. One thing to say though: the mask definitely works better when used with apple cider vinegar instead of water. Other than that, I will definitely be using this more often in my skincare routine. 

Has anyone else tried this mask? Let me know in the comments below!

With love,

Mischa

P.S. To see more reviews about this mask or to purchase, check out the Amazon reviews here.