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Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:35 pm      Reply with quote
This is a versatile mask because you can adjust the thickness and intensity of the cleansing effect you want.

The size of the clay particles are MUCH better than fine kaolin clay. Because I find kaolin clay mixed with water based masks to be impossible to rinse clean without a second or third try. And that's the last thing I want to do once my face has gone through a clay mask. The loess clay pretty much rinses clean without needing to sponge or wipe (though there are Dr H sponges on EDS Embarassed )

I apply this mask once to twice a week, for tighter and clearer pores.

After the mask, I can literally feel small plugs coming out of my skin. If I run my hands over my skin, esp more congested areas, I feel small round 'grits' on the surface. I think after your skin starts to dry it purges the surface impurities straight away.

Warning: Initially you may get quite LARGE and painful breakouts after the first few times, or if you are under a lot of stress or not eating well. I don't know what the loess clay does, but it sure has good suction power.

I know many people say the mask is very harsh and drying, but there is an art to getting the texture right.

Also, as the Dr H beautician told me, and according to the instructions, you must keep the mask WET for 10-20 mins. But if you let it dry (like lazy me), the purging effect will be a lot stronger.


To use, you mix about 1-2tsp (depending on the intensity of cleansing) with a ratio of 2 parts clay to one part liquid*.


This liquid can be ordinary tap water, a botanical hydrosol (like lavender, chamomile, tea tree, and witch hazel if you want stronger effect).

I have used the Dr Hauschka Steam Concentrate as the liquid mixture, and because of the high plant alcohol content it may put some people off - it smells of it, and sensitive skins may feel it. But I had no problems.

The price is the biggest put-off for buying this. It costs $60!! in New Zealand for a sachet. Of course you can source overseas for better prices.

This mask is a brown dried clay that comes in a jar, refills come in a sachet.

Ingredients
Loess, Indian Cress (Tropaeolum Majus) Extract, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana) Extract, Corn (Zea Mays) Starch.


I hope you guys get a chance to try this mask, because it allows you to mix it according to your own skin type (not just for oilies), and has a great cleansing action.
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Dr Hauschka Cleansing Clay Mask (90 g)
Dr Hauschka Cleansing Clay Mask (90 g)

The tightening action of the clay drying on your face pulls the impurities out of your pores.
Absorbs excess sebum and impurities.
Deep cleansing and disinfecting.

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Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:11 pm      Reply with quote
I want!!! I've been wanting this mask since first reviews of it started popping up on EDS and I still haven't got around to trying it! Brick wall Thanks for the tip about mixing it with the steam concentrate (I actually quite like the smell of that one now).

ETA: Idea I just realised that I'll be in Germany for a weekend (work related - bleh!) in about two months time so I'll try to get it over there if I can find it in a short period of time and also stock up on other Dr H stuff Cool

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Sun Oct 02, 2005 2:42 pm      Reply with quote
hi mabsy,
i'd DEFINITELY recommend getting some dr h products on your trip to germany. the prices are significantly (like half price) cheaper than in new zealand, so i imagine the same would be true for australia.
i emailed a woman at wala in germany for a list of places in munich (where i was) that stocked dr h, i'll try and find her address for you. she was really helpful actually.

Kiwigirl.

UPDATE: check out this thread, it has the woman's address in it -
http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=5757

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Sun Oct 02, 2005 6:19 pm      Reply with quote
I have had great results from this mask as well - love it.

When I mix it I also add a touch of moisturiser and a drop of ylang ylang oil, doesnt appear to be so drying
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Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:45 am      Reply with quote
Kiwigirl wrote:
UPDATE: check out this thread, it has the woman's address in it -
http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=5757


Thank you! I'll email her and find out where I can get Dr H. That's a great idea because I won't have much time for shopping unfortunately and also won't have a car...

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Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:43 pm      Reply with quote
fab idea. she sent me the addresses for about 5 places all within easy walking distance of the munich train station (one of them was even in a shopping thingy under the train station).
you'll die when you see how cheap everything is...

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Kiwigirl wrote:
fab idea. she sent me the addresses for about 5 places all within easy walking distance of the munich train station (one of them was even in a shopping thingy under the train station).
you'll die when you see how cheap everything is...


I've emailed. No response yet but I'm hoping she'll respond sooner or later. I know it's much cheaper over there so I'm excited Smile

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Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:47 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks for that great review!! I am becoming a biggggg Dr. H fan. Their masks are great and I happened to pick up the daily reviatalizing eye cream today so soon my review will be posted!

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freckles127 wrote:
I happened to pick up the daily reviatalizing eye cream today so soon my review will be posted!


excellent! i've got this too and am interested in what you've got to say about it!

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Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:59 am      Reply with quote
miranet,how are you meant to keep the mask wet?Does it help with blackheads?
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Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:17 am      Reply with quote
I believe you are supposed to keep placing damp compresses over your face. You could also try sitting in a steamy bathroom.
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Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:14 pm      Reply with quote
Hey Carol

Chimera is right, you can put a damp towel on it when it stars to dry, because the clay isn't fine and powdery it wont leave big ugly traces on the towel.

But if you use steaming method, you will have to do it continuously before it even starts to dry, I don't think steam can create enough dampness without a lot of heat.

With blackheads, I feel that mine either begin to come out without creating a pimple with it.. Do it continuously for a few weeks to see good results.

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Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:38 pm      Reply with quote
thanks how often do yo usually do this?
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Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:48 pm      Reply with quote
personally, i'd love to be doing it twice a week (and when i first got it i was doing that and my skin was fantastic) but i always seem to be so busy that i don't find that time to pamper myself this way Sad however my skin is also pretty good at the moment so i'm getting reinforced for my inaction... very bad... will use this tonight!

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Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:22 pm      Reply with quote
I would recommend using the clay mask about once a week (after a facial steam bath) and then maybe a rejuvenating mask once a week. This is my ideal routine, though I don't really stick to it due to time and financial reasons. :/
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I try to use it twice a week too, but sometimes it's like three weeks before I find the time. Depends on how you feel, if you find it too strong perhaps once a week.

If i have been using make up a lot, then I'd do it twice a week.
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Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:11 pm      Reply with quote
I am really interested in this brand. Any other recommendation?
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Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:56 am      Reply with quote
vickyw wrote:
I am really interested in this brand. Any other recommendation?


For me also the Cleansing Cream and the Rejuvenating Mask are star products, and quite a few more Embarassed What is your skin type?

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Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:03 am      Reply with quote
Sorry to get of track a bit but I've been using argiletz green clay from the health shop,it is quite good but I find afterwards there are blackheads that you can see are loosened and I have to pop them out.Bit annoying I want something to draw them out with having to squeeze.This mask dries heaps tight too.
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Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:30 am      Reply with quote
I quite like the Dermalogica Skin Refining mask.
I have so many packets of various clays lying around that I am a bit hesitant about going buying any more clay masks.
The one at Neal's Yard looks good and it's only about £4.

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Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:33 am      Reply with quote
miranets wrote:


Warning: Initially you may get quite LARGE and painful breakouts after the first few times, or if you are under a lot of stress or not eating well. I don't know what the loess clay does, but it sure has good suction power.


Help! I'm having a major breakout after I've tried this mask for the first time, what should i do?? Shock Shock Shock
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Gosa -

Firstly, do continue to use the mask, even more regularly, to help dry out the zits and bring them to the surface.

Do you also have Dr H steam concentrate or clarifying toner? If so, I would use liberal amounts on my face and spot treat twice a day.

Also, the rejuvenating mask is awesome for continuous day/night treatment. For the first time, I would use a generous amount all over the face overnight, then do that again after a few days. You can also use the rejuvenating mask during the day, everyday or every other day for about a week.

I also find that if I apply Yonka Juvenil and Decleor Ylang Ylang balm straight after the mask treatment, my skin is very clear the next day. Of course larger pimples would take longer to calm down and heal.

Just be extra caring for your skin for the next few weeks to help with the purging, and try not to use pore clogging products that might defeat the whole purpose of a deep skin cleansing.
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Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:09 am      Reply with quote
the unique cleaning mask that won't dry out your face after rinse it
but it is troublesome to mix it by yourself.
it could be mixed with the revital mask and the toner,and the effect will be better than mixed with water.

my express may not be very clear,sorry Rolling Eyes
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Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:23 am      Reply with quote
why German products are priced so high out their country,i bought the mask at 13euro,and i'd like to mix it with steam bath liquid.don't worry about its alcohol, it is made from plants zymolysis.

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Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:42 am      Reply with quote
this 'purging' quality of the mask is making me reluctant to try it once more.... it took several days for my breakouts to fade, even my colleagues are noticing them!! am i going to like this mask after a while?
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