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When you only have five minutes to spare—it’s the perfect pre-event or date night prep—Sand&Sky Australian Pink Clay Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment ($43) purifies and mattifies your skin to leave it feeling baby soft with less visible pores. For the 12,000 people on the waitlist, let’s just say it lives up to the hype and your skin will thank you for waiting.
Key Ingredients: Bamboo, macadamia seed, Australian finger lime, Australian pink clay, and botanical oils
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When used in skin care, clay is known for its skin-detoxifying, pore-purging benefits, and this treatment does all that and then some. One thing that separates it from others is that you actually massage the clay into your skin for about 30 seconds before you let it sit. This allows the bamboo and macadamia seed to physically resurface your skin, getting rid of all the dead skin cells that contribute to a lackluster complexion. Facial massage also stimulates blood flow, which oxygenates the skin to give it a glowy look.
Leave the treatment on for five minutes—less if you experience any irritation, or are known to be sensitive to clay masks. (You can also skip the massaging part, which will reduce the friction on your skin.) Alphahydroxy acid–rich Australian finger lime boosts cell turnover as the clay draws toxins out of pores so you’re left with the softest skin you’ve felt in a long time and tighter pores that look completely stripped of all the gunk that’s been hiding in them.
It’s especially beneficial for oily skin, as the clay helps sop up excess sebum that gives you that annoying midday shine in your T-zone (it also contains a bit of witch hazel), but it doesn’t leave your skin feeling stripped or tight thanks to the addition of botanical oils like rose hip, grapeseed and olive. I’ve found that it works wonders as a hand treatment too! Whether you use it two to three times a week as the brand recommends or reserve it for #selfcaresunday, your skin will feel pampered and you will be happy.