SAND & SKY Review

Pink Clay Porefining Mask

Good evening blog-reading babes! As decided by the poll on my Instagram stories, the new product you most wanted to see reviewed was the Sand&Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask – is that the longest name for a product ever or nah? I’ve also been trying out another exciting cruelty-free brand – CoCo & Eve – whose fig hair mask I’ll be blabbing about soon in another post, but for now let’s get to it with the pink goodness!

I’m going to start doing quick little overviews on review posts at the bottom of the post, for the less-avid readers amongst you. For further description carry on reading, for the quick tea, scroll to the bottom.

*For those wondering, to quote Cruelty-Free Kitty: Sand & Sky is crueltyfree. This brand has confirmed that it is truly crueltyfree. They don’t test finished products or ingredients on animals, and neither do their suppliers or any third-parties.” This is what I like to see, they are also PETA certified. Woo!

I’d been wanting to try this brand for a long time, mainly because I’m a sucker for aesthetically pleasing (usually pink) packaging but also your gal loves a thiccc face mask. Yep, I can understand that £23 may seem a lot for a little tub of clay but I’m always of the belief that if you find a product you love, that more importantly makes you feel great and encourages you to take care of yourself and your skin, then whose to put a price on that? Excitingly Sand&Sky has become widely available in the U.K. now and if you dig deep, you can even find it on promotion; I picked this mini tub up in the Oliver Bonas sale. Again, woo indeed!

Purchase directly from their site here, on BeautyBay or find them at other beauty sites.

Appearance-wise it’s exactly as you’d expect a clay mask to be, but texturally smoother, thicker and more luxurious feeling than most. The scent is unusual, almost marzipan-like, quite strong but I don’t care too much because it performs beautifully. It’s super easy to apply, I probably suggest using a small brush and it’s just as easy to wipe off. I noticed an instant difference to the appearance of my skin after one use, this is not always the case with skincare. My skin felt tighter somehow, it looked brighter, healthier in general – my cheeks were actually rosy instead of my usual shade of lives-in-the-U.K.-never-sees-the-sun colour. The pores across my nose were less visible, my face felt great! Yes, I’m impressed.

I love that the packaging feels weighted and well-made, it adds to the more premium feel of the product plus the design is non-fussy and well… pink.

Depending on skin type it’s suggested to be used 2-3 times a week after cleansing skin, followed by a moisturiser or serum if you so wish. I’ve read reviews that some found the formula drying; I didn’t have this experience but it is something to keep in mind. On the other hand it has been award-winning and loved by many, many people. You’ll always need to make your skincare work around you; if you have dry skin, use less frequently perhaps, followed by moisturising. I have patches of dry skin and have had no issues; skincare is trial and error.

Overview

This is based purely on my experience and personal opinion, of course product experience is always unique from one babe to another.

  • Formulation (appearance, scent, texture): 8/10 The scent may deter those who aren’t keen on scented masks.
  • Performance : 9/10 Skin feels like a rosy 6 year-old rather than sleep-deprived at twenty five
  • Value (worth the dollar?): 7.5/10 If you can get a deal or promo, more than worth it
  • Packaging: 9/10
  • Would I repurchase? YES

All-in-all I will continue to use this beautiful mask frequently as well as probably trying more from this lovely Australian-made brand. If you think I’ve left anything out in this review then please do let me know, you can find me @the.useless.blogger on the gram!