Last week we were in California moving Marky out of her apartment, and of course I had to stop at the mothership to check out what products aren’t available in Canada. It’s still a lot actually, usually products that contain sunscreen.
Browsing through the “Korean Skincare section” I noticed this:
Neogen Dermalogy Canadian Clay Pore Cleanser
Canadian Clay??!! In a Korean skincare product? And it’s a mask/cleanser? I had to try it!
Neogen Dermalogy Canadian Clay Pore Cleanser($27 USD) contains fine micro-particles of glacial marine soil, colloidal clay from the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada and carbonated water ingredients. Yup, carbonated water you guys. It’s supposed to turn into a bubbly foam after a few minutes. A FUN clay mask, if you will.
When you open it up, there’s this cotton cloth on top of the clay mask.
It’s there to protect the bubbly quality of the mask, so don’t throw it out. They even give you a plastic topper once you open it, to also help keep it fresh.
It’s a mousse-y looking clay mask with a thick whipped, buttery texture. Pretty different from any other clay mask I’ve tried. You need a bit more than you think you do. Not a really thick layer, but semi-thick. The first time I used it, I only applied it on my t-zone where I have bigger pores and get oily. After a few seconds it starts to make this crinkle noise, like pop rocks. You then massage it in for however long you like-I add a bit of water to help spread it around more easily. Then, you rinse it off.
It does a pretty decent job of cleaning out your pores! And it doesn’t dry out skin at all.
A spot surfaced on my chin a few days later, so I’m betting the clay drew something out the first time. Neogen recommends using this once or twice weekly in place of your usual cleanser for a detox/exfoliating cleanse. And yup, it does exfoliate too. After I use it my face is really smooth.
I kind of like Neogen Dermalogy Canadian Clay Pore Cleanser, but you REALLY have to make sure to secure the product with that clear plastic cap when it’s not in use so that the clay doesn’t lose its foaming properties. After about the third time I’ve used this, I noticed it doesn’t really foam up so much anymore, and it crackles just a tiny bit. It still cleans out pores, but the fun part is kind of gone. Oh wells 😦 At least it still keeps the blackheads on my nose away!
You can get Neogen Dermalogy Canadian Clay Pore Cleanser at Sephora in the USA, and here in Canada you can order it on YesStyle.ca for about $49.