I love how natural clay masks help firm the skin, tighten pores, control oil and best of all, detoxify the skin. After trying lots of skincare products over the years, I noticed there’s a lack of focus on skin detoxification which, for me, is as important as moisturizing and keeping the skin spot free. How can even the best product penetrate the skin when the skin is choking with a build up dirt, toxins and other products?
Cellilux Glacial Clay Mask and its unique “Ion Factor”
When I first learned about Cellilux Glacial Clay Mask, I immediately zoomed in on its claim to help detox the skin. According to Lifes Miracle Asia, the distributor of LifesMiracle products in Asia, the glacial clay used in Cellilux contains the highest trace of minerals on earth. These minerals have a negative ionic electrical charge which pulls positively charged dirt and toxins from the deep layers of the skin up to the surface.
Made with Mineral-rich Clay and Water
Cellilux’s top ingredient is glacial mineral clay and glacial mineral water from British Columbia, Canada. The glacial mineral clay came from glaciers that formed and melted 10,000 years ago! Yes, it’s like having a part of ice age on your face! It’s specifically listed as Canadian Colloidal Clay. I’ve heard of colloidal silver before but not of colloidal clay so I did some research. Most of the scientific sources are too techy-yawny to read but as a summary, it seems that colloidal clay helps in balancing the ion levels in the soil (source). On the skin, it’s said to be different compared to other clays due to its smaller particles that are able to penetrate the skin better.
Ingredients: Glacial Clay (Canadian colloidal clay), Glacial Mineral Water, Glycerine, Organic Açaí Fruit Extract, Organic Green Tea Leaf Extract, Lavender Oil, Orange EO (fragrance), Caprylyl glycol, Iodopropynyl, Butylcarbamate, Phenoxyethanol
If you check out Lifes Miracle Asia’s Facebook page, you’ll be able to read a lot of very good reviews mostly from Indonesian customers who had tried and tested this mask. Some of them even posted before and after photos. Most of the raves focused on how the mask made the skin smoother, firmer and more radiant immediately after first use.
Tingling or Tickling Sensation
When I was sent this product for review, Mun Yee from LifesMiracle Asia told me that I would feel a tingling sensation upon application but I shouldn’t worry about it — it’s the product working its way into my skin. I’ve read about this from other reviews, too. It’s actually quite uncomfortable at first because it’s a warm-cold burning and ticklish feeling. But it becomes soothing and relaxing after a while. I actually love it. The sensation starts to fade as the clay begins to dry.
I’ve only used this product four times. After each application, I felt my skin is indeed smoother and my pores seemed tighter or more refined. My skin also felt cleaner. I can’t use this everyday as it can be a bit drying for my already dry skin but I noticed that it’s easier to keep my skin hydrated and moisturized whenever I used this clay mask prior to my usual routine — most likely, that’s the detox boost working it’s magic. I also experienced a temporary pinkish glow after each use.
From Spas in Japan and Europe to our home
According to LifesMiracle Asia, such high quality glacial mud masks used to be available only in high-end spa and facial centers in Japan and Europe. But now, Cellilux makes it possible to bring the same luxurious experience and quality into our daily skincare routine at home. Currently, Cellilux is available in Singapore and Indonesia and had recently launched in Vietnam, too. They are planning to expand to China, Malaysia and Myanmar.
If you want to learn more about Cellilux or make an online order, you can e-mail their distributor in Singapore at munyee [at] lifesmiracle.asia or visit their official website and Facebook page. If you’re from Singapore, you can try out the sample size for S$5 which should last for about 2-3 applications. Not bad for a piece of spa treatment that usually costs $200 a pop!