Review: Bonvivant Botanical Mellow Clay Masks

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***This review is not sponsored. Everything written is our own opinion, and if you are to use this product remember YMMV. 

Product:

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A few weeks ago memebox teased their Mellow Clay Mask with pink calamine and we were sold. The line just got better and better as they introduced mint tea tree and jeju volcanic clay and before we knew it, we were ordering the whole set! Centered around the idea of Rainbow masking, these jelly clay masks set out to calm irritated skin while also cleansing pores, brightening complexion, and giving overall hydration.  Each mask has it’s own agenda; the calamine works to relieve red and flaky skin while the mint tea tree treats oily skin while also reducing pores. Lastly, the jeju volcanic mask gets in deep, clearing out dirt and oil, controlling sebum levels and taking care of those pesky black heads. Too good to be true? We put it to the test.

 

Ingredients:

All of the masks use Kaolin as the main base, which is a clay mineral popularly used in many masks. The clay is jelly-like, containing 50% more hydrating properties than normal masks.

Mellow Clay Mask Hawaiian Pink Calamine-

The featured ingredient in this mask is Calamine, which is supposed to help calm dry skin.

For the full list of ingredients and analysis, click this link.

Mellow Clay Mask Mint Tea Tree-

The featured ingredients in this mask are Mint and Tea Tree, which are supposed to help with oily skin and acne by removing dead skin cells and tightening pores.

For the full list of ingredients and analysis, click this link.

Mellow Clay Mask Jeju Volcanic-

The featured ingredient in this mask are Jeju Volcanic Ash and Charcoal , which are supposed to help clear away deep-seated dirt in pores.

For the full list of ingredients and analysis, click this link.

How to use:

(click on individual images to get a closer look)

What Bonvivant says to do:

(Instructions taken from Memebox, as no English instructions were included)

  1. Apply an even layer of the mask all over cleansed face or targeted spots.
  2. Relax for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Wash off with lukewarm water.
  4. Massage off mask in circular motions.
  5. **They also suggest rainbow masking, which is another term for multi-masking, meaning using all three masks at one time instead of separately. Since different parts of your face suffer from different symptoms, choose the mask used in that area accordingly (such as the Jeju Volcanic one for blackheads on your nose).

 Example of how we used it:

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Example of “Rainbow Masking”

When first applied vs. After 15 minutes

Consistency of masks:

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Pink Calamine Mask- thick like jelly
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Mint & Tea Tree Mask- very liquidy and runny
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Jeju Volcanic Mask- thick like jelly, but not as thick as the Calamine one

How it worked for us:

There’s a lot that can go wrong when clay masking. Sometimes it’s chemical makeup can cause more breakouts rather than clearing them up, while other times the ingredients can cause your skin to burn or become irritated. These masks are gentle on sensitive skin while also doing the performance they aim to achieve. It’s a lot of fun to make yourself up with all the masks, targeting each need but they are also super stars on their own, and can be used as a full face treatment rather than targeting specific problems. The thick jelly consistency of  the calamine mask quickly smooths out over your skin, bringing instant relief to troubled areas and leaving your skin feeling soft and calm. The mint tea tree is the star of the batch. With the cooling mint, your face feels soothed as tea tree goes to work on minimizing pores. Rinsing it off, the tea tree mask turns into a gentle exfoliator, helping shed off dry skin and dirt. The jeju volcanic mask has the closest resemblance to normal clay masks, working to pull out all the deep seeded grime that hides in the pores.

 

Pros:

  • Gentle on the skin
  • Removes oil and cleans pores
  • Mint tea tree mask gently exfoliates
  • Calamine soothes irritated skin
  • Jeju volcanic does a deep extraction of impurities
  • Rainbow masking is bae
  • Doesn’t dry out skin

Cons:

  •  Mint Tea Tree is really thin, making it a bit messy and hard to apply
  • Should come with some sort of brush or applicator
  • Without applicator jelly mask is hard to scoop out

Final Rating:

Rating Scale

  • 1-Bad, had a reaction, would not buy again
  • 2-Did not work
  • 3-Worked, but nothing special
  • 4-Great product, but has the potential to be replaced
  • 5-Holy Grail, it’s the cat’s meow!

Noona 4
These masks do exactly what they claim, and we’re loving it! While they work really well for us now, they’re not exactly holy grail, and they still have some cons that have us still looking for the perfect mask.

Where you can purchase it:

These masks can only be purchased at Memebox:

Hawaiian Pink Calamine for $14

Mint & Tea Tree for $14

Jeju Volcanic for $14

All three for $25 **limited time only price**

Go to our Coupon Code Page to use our Memebox code to get $10 off your first purchase!

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