In my quest to taking better care of my skin, I jumped on the opportunity to review InstaNatural’s Dead Sea Mud Mask and Vitamin C Facial Toner. I was really looking forward to trying these, despite being only mildly satisfied with other products by InstaNatural that I tried.
Having tried dead sea products before, I was very worried about this product drying out my skin too much since their job is to pull excess oil, impurities and toxins from your skin. I opened the large, heavy for its size container and found it full of what I can only describe as a goop with the consistency of pudding that was brownish-grey in color. It looked… well, gross.
I scooped a small portion out with my fingers and began to spread it across my freshly washed face. There was absolutely no smell, which I appreciated. Although the cool “mud” felt good on my skin, application was difficult. The consistency was a strange cross between pudding and jello. The object was to spread it in an even layer across my skin, avoiding my eye and lip areas. As you can see from the picture below, it was sort of a daunting task. Hey, no judging this picture!
I left the mask on 15 minutes as per the instructions. I found it was still a little damp in a few places where I was unable to smooth it out much better. I got back into the shower and used warm water to massage the product and rinse completely from my skin. I blotted my face with a dry, clean towel and waited for my skin to feel dry and tight. Much to my surprise, it didn’t!
My skin felt refreshed but I’m not sure what it did for me otherwise. My skin looked the same although it felt cool and clean. The directions say to only use it once per week, and I will definitely be trying it further.
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I’ve been wanting to try a toner to see if it would help my skin, but honestly unwilling to spend a bunch of money on one while unsure of what good it could possibly do for me. I’m happy that InstaNatural gave me the option to also try this product out to review for you all because… well, I think I kind of like it.
The only real downside of this toner is that it’s a spray. I don’t really like having to spray myself in the face with this stuff – although it does smell pretty good. Mmm citrus. But spraying it? It kind of feels like I am using up an unnecessary amount of product while also spraying the bathroom walls. They smell good too now at least. The second time I tried it, I sprayed some onto a cotton ball and wiped it gently across my face instead. I think I like that better.
The toner is refreshing and hydrating – much to my surprise. After a shower, I usually feel like I desperately need to use my regular face lotion because my skin feels tight and a little dry. The Vitamin C Toner however offered me just the right amount of hydration my skin needed to make it happy. Hooray!
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Have you tried either of these products? – Would you recommend them to anyone?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was compensated both items courtesy of InstaNatural. This compensation in no way swayed my opinion of the products (as you can probably tell).