Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Review: Pharmaclay Clayspray Pore Refining White Clay Masque and Hydrate H2O Spray

Hey everyone,
After being in contact with Pharmaclay about their Clayspray products, they offered me some smaller versions of their clay masks and mineral water spray for a great price, so I decided to take them up on their offer. I decided to purchase both packs they were offering me, one was a 30ml pore refining white clay mask with a 30ml mineral water spray (also 30ml) and the other pack was a 30ml mattifying red clay mask, also with the mineral spring water included.
The unique factor in Clayspray's face masks is that they emulsify pure clay and then present it in a pressurised can with a continuous dispensing pump, so application is so quick and easy. Miraculously, the clay doesn't dry out, you would expect the clay to dry and consequently block up the pump, but it doesn't and its all thanks to the dual chamber cylinder, that ensures the air propellant never comes into contact with the clay. This also preserves the unique consistancy, keeps it fresh and conserves it at its optimal maturation - where the skin benefits are greatest. You must wash the actuator (pump opening) under running water after use, to stop the opening from blocking up.
The clay used in Clayspray's face masks is sourced from their mine in the mountains of the Iberian Peninsula, this clay is 100 million years old, which is just so fascinating to think about. The clay has been covered and therefore protected from pollution and contamination by 60 metres of mountain, even then only the purest clay is extracted, with less than 1% per each ton being used for Clayspray.

Clayspray's clays are suitably qualified to maintain skin moisture levels thanks to the fact they are enriched with macromolecular hydrogels, ingenious materials that are able to retain up to 800 times their weight in water.

These innovative masks are made from 60-65% pure clay and being over 95% natural, are free from preservatives, colourings and artificial perfumes. They are also paraben-free and are not tested on animals. 

I received my package of both kits, one wrapped up in a Clayspray flannel and one wrapped in what looked like a velcro headband, I'm not sure what it is to be honest, its too big for my head, so I have no clue what its meant to be used for!

Mattifying Red Clay Mask
This mask is used to regulate oil, combat blemishes and purify the skin. It says this is suitable for oily skin, so I haven't used this one yet because my combination skin is at the moment, mostly very dry.
A test was conducted on 20 people with oily, spot-prone skin and after 28 days, there was a significant difference, with a large decrease of 35% less skin surface sebum and 23% less spots, all without affecting skin moisture levels. 
By eliminating excess oil, this mask keeps the skin clear and shine-free. It aims to unclog the skin follicles, where the acne-causing micro-organisms breed, by removing impurities and excess sebum that block them.
You can buy this mask on the Clayspray website here, where it will set you back £41.71 for 125ml, you can also purchase the Clayspray range on

Pore Refining White Clay Mask
The Pore Refining White Clay mask is designed to eliminate dead cells and impurities that build up in the skin, whilst also unclogging pores and visibly shrinking them to provide a softer, more even texture. Instead of using scrubbing beads or chemicals, this mask works through an absorption mechanism, whereby impurities adhere to the clay.
A test was conducted and after using this mask, participants achieved an average of 39% less dead cells, all without affecting skin moisture levels. This mask is also said to accelerate cellular turnover in the epidermis, to reveal younger looking skin. This one is suitable for normal/combination skin.
I used this mask yesterday, and it left my face feeling beautifully clean. It also removed a lot of blackheads around my nose and my face definitely looked alot brighter and generally much healthier. It took about five minutes to harden and then I washed it off with warm water. My skin is ridiculously dry at the moment and I think this mask definitely reduced some of the peeling, dry mess that was once my T-zone. All in all, I really enjoyed using this mask, although I definitely wouldn't pay £41.71 for 125ml of it though! She says, after she just payed £29.99 for 30ml of Glamglow, but that stuff works miracles!
You can buy this mask on the Clayspray website, here.
Hydrate H2O Mineral Rich Mountain Spring Water
This is a water spray, like the Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray, so essentially this a really expensive glorified bottle of water with a spray. Admittedly, this does feel lovely and refreshing on your face, it is just not worth the £16.17 for 125ml price tag.
You are meant to use this to prep the skin before you apply the mask and also afterwards too. I did really enjoy using this but I just can't justify the cost. This is 100% natural and can apparently also be used as a final touch to fix makeup, although I haven't tried that yet.
There are two more white clay masks in the Clayspray range; the Toning White Clay with Aloe Vera Mask and the Brightening White Clay with Ginseng Mask. There is also another red clay one, which is the Glow Red Clay with Cacao Mask. In the H2O spray range, there is only one other and that is called 'Comfort' and includes green tea.

Overall, I really enjoyed these products and look forward to using the Mattifying Red Clay Mask, its just the hefty price tag that puts me off, but I do think that Clayspray have gone to extreme lengths to make sure only the finest and purest ingredients are used so they really are an amazing brand.

Thanks for reading!

Have you tried anything from the Clayspray range?

Emily :) x


  1. This sounds really interesting! Thanks for the review.