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Fresh Umbrian Clay® Mattifying Mask

What it is:A multifunctional treatment that can be used as an instant detoxifying face mask, a daily purifying face cleanser, or a spot treatment for blemishes and irritations.What it is formulated to do:A high concentration of Umbrian Clay, a proprietary ingredient to Fresh, imparts the formula with supreme anti-inflammatory and absorbent properties. Thanks to its high mineral content, Umbrian Clay removes toxins, sooths irritations, reduces breakouts, and aids in the regeneration of healthy skin cells. Umbrian Clay Face Treatment is further enhanced with anti-inflammatory nettle, gentle chamomile flower, and purifying olive leaf extract. Regular use of Umbrian Clay Face Treatment will detoxify, tone, and improve the overall condition of the skin.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- TriclosanWhat else you need to know:Umbrian Clay occurs naturally and solely in the Italian town of Nocera Umbra. It has been the basis of therapeutic treatments for centuries, dating back to the 6th century B.C.
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Questions & Answers for Fresh Umbrian Clay® Mattifying Mask

Question
How do i use this mask?
Do i put it on after i wash my face or before?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Lancaster ,Pa)
on Umbrian Clay® Mattifying Mask
7 answers
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answer 1
Put it on after you wash your face. I wash my face with Fresh cleanser and then I put the mask on. I use the mask every other day. I lov it!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
apolinar
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 2
i don't know if i use it the way it's supposed to be used, but i use it after i wash, in the shower. i make a scrub out of baking soda and cetaphil, then rinse, and apply the mask. i leave the mask on for 5-ish minutes, while i wash and condition my hair, and shave.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
caringiscool
(petaluma, ca)
answer 3
What I do is I usualy use it as a cleanser, spread it around your face and then just leave it to dry... about 10 mins. Once it completely dry, I use the Fresh Rose mask over it to reactivate the mask and tone and close pores (get a sample to try!) Your skin will feel so soft and smooth afterwards.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
ilovemyyorkie
(New York, NY)
answer 4
This stuff goes on after you wash your face with a cleanser.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
st13
(San Jose, CA)
answer 5
I think it's best for your skin to be clean of makeup and other pollutants before using this product!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
MotherofTripp
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 6
It depends on if you are using it as a mask or cleanser. I like to use it as a mask, so I put it on after I wash my face.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
JBKB
answer 7
It's best to use this after you wash your face so it can get to the oil & tighten your pores. You could wash/scrub, then apply & jump in the shower after it dries to wash it off & multi-task!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
sparklyblind
(Havre de Grace)
Question
Get rid of blackheads?
Will this mask/wash get rid of blackheads? Thanks!
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
jmm0630
(Philadelphia, PA)
on Umbrian Clay® Mattifying Mask
7 answers
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answer 1
I have been using this mask for a few months now and I cannot say that it gets rid of blackhead. I still have blackheads. I have been looking for a product that pulls blackheads. However, this product does help maintain your skin as far as cleansing. When you apply leave it on for like 5-10 mins. I think the most is 5 mins-just follow the instructions. The mask will dry and then wash it off. I wash it off and then use wash cloth to remove the rest off mask with it, gently. I soak the wash cloth and then remove it, don' t rub it if you have sensitive skin just gently soak it off with the wash cloth. It is not hard to remove. Just try it. :)
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
apolinar
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 2
more white heads then black try boscia black mask for black heads its a great pore refiner. and dr brandt pores no more .
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
makeupglitzgal
(Santa Barbara,CA)
answer 3
When you use it as a true mask, and leave it on for a few minutes, it does help with blackheads, and makes your face so smooth and silky.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
kikomomma
(Santa Clarita, CA)
answer 4
I've definitely seen it minimize blackheads on my nose. Of course, still haven't found anything to remove them completely.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
goldie26
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
i don't know that i've every used any product that actually got rid of blackheads, aside from those biore strips, but they freak me out and make me feel like i'm ripping my actual skin off. if there is such a blackhead-dissolving product, i am not aware of it.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
caringiscool
(petaluma, ca)
answer 6
Blackheads are my number one skin concern. I have tried masks, nose strips, etc. with mediocre results. The Umbrian Clay Face Treatment (which I actually only started using yesterday) has already significantly reduced the size and amount of blackheads on my nose. I did use this after using my Clarisonic Mia (which helps some). Best luck I've had with blackheads yet!
answered 3 years ago
michelle1027
(Little Rock, AR)
answer 7
I get blackheads on my nose and no it didn't help with those. The only way to get rid of those that I've found is with a biore strip. Then do the mask to shrink your pores.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
jadeayes
(ny ny)
Question
Which one should I get the tube or the bar what are the pros cons of each?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
lauralovesmakeup
(Boston MA)
on Umbrian Clay® Mattifying Mask
7 answers
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answer 1
I don't own this product, but am looking into buying the umbrian clay bar... I think it's important to note that this tube has way more ingredients in it. It looks like you get a lot less product, in comparison of ounces, too. I am curious about both, but I think the bar seems to make more sense cost-wise and ingredient-wise.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
ajweezer
(Madison, WI)
answer 2
Both work very well. The bar is a bonus because you can use on your entire body. It draws out the toxins!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
ricegirl80
(Covington, Ky)
answer 3
I've tried both and prefer the tube by far. The bar is hard to use unless I'm using it as a face wash in the shower with my clarisonic (wet the clarisonic and rub it on the bar, then use on face) and even then it's messy to use since you can't store the bar in the shower, plus I don't know how effective it is when used this way and am sure there are other cleansers just as good. Also, when I rub the bar on my face it scratches my skin, no matter how wet either are, and in general I've found it's irritating and not as effective in reducing oil. The tube on the other hand is a miracle! I use it as a mask (leave it on anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour depending on my skin) and also as a spot treatment overnight.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
hlsp12345
answer 4
Definitely get the tube. You get more product and it's easier to spread on your face. I think the soap was kind of a knock-off after the umbrian clay tube became so popular.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
xoxolauren
(newport beach, ca)
answer 5
I have the tube. I think its better quantity-wise. If you aree like me, I am looking to save a buck! I cannot comment on the bar, because I have not used it, but I do strongly reccomend the tube. You squeeze it out and literally it looks like muddd!! Who would of thought, that what our mothers use to tell us not to be playing in would one day be helpin our skin! :) Hope this helps...
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
apolinar
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 6
tube
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
makeupglitzgal
(Santa Barbara,CA)
answer 7
I would start with the tube, you have more control and you won't waste any product.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
kikomomma
(Santa Clarita, CA)
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Is there anyway that I can get a sample of the Umbrian Clay Treatment? I would hate to buy this product without knowing how it will affect my skin.
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Claremore, OK)
on Umbrian Clay® Mattifying Mask
7 answers
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answer 1
You can ask for a sample in the store, but it depends on the employee (and how much of a jerk they are) on how much you will get. You might get enough for one mask or you might get enough for like 1/4 of your face, but it should still give you an idea of whether or not the product will make you have an allergic reaction.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
mariezee
(OH)
answer 2
YES!!! You can get a sample!! I am one of those people who always wants to try before I buy!! If I only had discovered Sephora, 1000 products later!! lol... Anyways, I do not know if you have a Sephora store in your area,, but if you do, you can just ask a consultant there for a sample and they will be happy to provide it to you. I have done that several times and its either yay or nay. This way you don't buy it, but also Spehora has a great return policy. If you buy a product and it does not work for you, you can simply return it with or without your receipt. If you do not have a receipt, they will give you a in-store credit. If you do have a receipt they will credit it back to you. Hope this helps...
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
apolinar
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 3
i've returned TONS of stuff to sephora, all opened, and never had any problems. as long as you have your receipt, they'll take it back, no questions asked.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
caringiscool
(petaluma, ca)
answer 4
yuo could probably go to sephora and ask for a sample. It might dry though so you should use it that same day. If you dont want to spend money on the tube, get the bar which is about 10 dollars cheaper and will last you forever. I havent even made a dent in mine and I have had it for about two months already. Also, I have combo/oily acne prone skin and this has really cleared me up my face it the best its ever been. The bar only has one ingredient in it - the clay - so that wont irriate your skin at all. The tube has some other ingredients in it but I doubt they would irrate your skin either, but def get a sample
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
ilovemyyorkie
(New York, NY)
answer 5
If you go to a Sephora store, they can make you a sample of most products they carry. Return policy is amazing also. As long as you keep your receipt and have more than half left in the package, they'll refund your money. I love Sephora!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
st13
(San Jose, CA)
answer 6
Just ask the beauty advisor at the store and they'll give you a sample!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
MotherofTripp
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 7
Sephora lets you return products if you don't like them.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
JBKB
Question
Is this meant as a face WASH or just mask?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
Sephoraisawesome
(NJ)
on Umbrian Clay® Mattifying Mask
6 answers
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answer 1
This is an excellent product! I have used it as a mask and as a cleanser. Either way, great for refining & cleaning your pores. I have combo skin. Helps control my oily areas but doesnt dry out my "normal" areas, Pricey but definitely worth it!
answered 1 year ago
primpygirl
(RUNNEMEDE, NJ)
answer 2
This product is meant to be used as a mask. I have it and have never used it as a wash. Literally its mudd!! Get a sample and check it out. It is an excellent mask! I have been using it for months. I am hesitant about new products because my face is super duper sensitive and I ibreak out easily. This product rocks. :)
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
apolinar
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 3
We were told it can be either -- a regular wash or mask!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
MotherofTripp
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 4
My Fresh Consultant told me this can be used as both. As a cleanser it is good for those with extreme combination skin: very oily and very dry in parts.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
mary760
(new york, ny)
answer 5
It perfectly works as both as when I run out of my cleanser I use this product as a cleanser and your skin would feel good after the use
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
Sathya
(Dallas, TX)
answer 6
It can be used as both.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
ladylovely
(Philadelphia, PA)
Question
How often should I use this product?
If I use it for 3-5 minutes, how often should I use it
Also, it says, "For best results, leave on overnight." If I leave it on overnight, how often should I do this? Once a week?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
mariezee
(OH)
on Umbrian Clay® Mattifying Mask
6 answers
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answer 1
When using it as a mask, I leave it on for about 10 minutes (I found 3-5 to be too short). I also use it as a spot treatment overnight and it works great. Just make sure its completely dry on your face before going to sleep in it!
answered 2 years ago
gd28
answer 2
I use it once a week to keep my skin refreshed and my pores open and it works great!!!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
daeluvssephora
(Hemet, CA)
answer 3
I typically use it unless the mask is dry and then I was it off. You can try it over night, but I don't think anything bad is going to happen to you if you leave it on longer than it says to. I mean overnight is like 8 hours which is pretty long. So i think it's safe to say you can leave the mask on as long as you want.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
xoxolauren
(newport beach, ca)
answer 4
I use it as a mask
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
jeanmarie33
(Huntington Beach, CA)
answer 5
I've never used it over night. I use it every other day for about 5-10 minutes. It might be really good overnight to treat blemishes...I'm going to try it, I bet it works!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
steffieh
(Salt Lake City, UT)
answer 6
I've never left the full mask on overnight, but I definitely use (and depend on) it as a spot treatment. If I see a pimple coming on, I might sleep with it on 2-3 times per week to prevent it from forming or to dry it out quicker. My skin is never irritated in the morning from it, either. A miracle.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
creativev
(Washington, DC)
Question
How long is this good for once opened?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
on Umbrian Clay® Mattifying Mask
4 answers
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answer 1
It starts to smell differently when it's time to throw it out.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
xoxolauren
(newport beach, ca)
answer 2
One you open the tube...its good until its done. I have had my tube for a little over a month. I use it every other day. Just a quick tip though; before each use give a good couple shakes, so it will mix well. Then just squeeze out like a dime to quarter size; just enough to cover your face thouroughly.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
apolinar
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 3
I use the product in the tube, so you have a longer shelf life than the bar. I have never had a problem with it being unused, I always use it before it gets too old!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
kikomomma
(Santa Clarita, CA)
answer 4
There is an indicator on the box -- it says 12 months. :)
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
katie1724
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Is this better than Peter Thomas Roth Oxygen Mask?
I want a mask that detoxifies my skin from breakouts, but also (especially) treats subsurface bumpiness - the colored skin bumps that aren't quite acne.

Thanks for the help.
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Riverside, CA)
on Umbrian Clay® Mattifying Mask
3 answers
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answer 1
Okay...I cannot comment on the other product you mentioned. However, I can comment on this mask. It has helped me tremendously. This mask has helped me balnace out my skin and "maintain" it. This is the best description I can give you. "Maintian". I have breakout constantly, and I have learned that harsh products can actually aggravate your skin more. My skin is super sensitive, acne prone, combination/oily and I also have like cysts like acne here and there and acne scars on my back and face and chest. This clay mask helps you detoxify your skin. I wash my face with the Fresh cleanser everyday and every other day I use this mask; and I also use the Fresh soy face exfoliant (its says it is a natural microdermabrasion) on the day I do not use the mask I use this product. I follow up with the Fresh clay lotion. Just a little side note here as well...if you have acne scars you might want to use Medera Cream, not the gel. I have used it especially on my back and my cheeks, that is where I have the most scars and honestly i swear by Mederma. It also has SPF 15. So, instead of using acne lotions that have that acid, I use mederma and I also use Benzaclin. Benzaclin is a lotion like acne product and it helps because its gentle. Do not appy too much just a dab here and there where the actual acne is at. I break out one sides of nose and chin and forehead.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
apolinar
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 2
This product will probably not help you with your skin "bumps." This treats acne and I believe that you are actually dealing with a skin formation under the epidermis known as "Milia" since you say the bumps are flesh coloured. Mila is NOT exactly acne and usually cannot be treated with an easy over-the-counter product since they only treat the top layers of your skin.

I have tried to summarize what milia is and how to treat it based on my own experiences with it and my own research. It is a little long but I hope it will help you and maybe others with the same problem. (I have included my own experience with it at the very end as "Note **")

An individual "milium" is a tiny pin-head sized hard bump that either matches your skin tone or is slightly white or pearly in colour. Milia is the plural form and most commonly used as most people never have just one.

As mentioned before, milia is not really acne. It is actually skin debris (like keratin or collagen) that gets trapped under your skin's surface and then it forms a benign (non-cancerous) cyst. Milia can occur just about anywhere on the face or body.

While many different situations can bring about the formation of Milia, it is NOT a result of improper skin care or a sign of uncleanliness. Some causes can be severe acne, extreme hot showers, excessive exfoliation, excessive perspiration, heavy oil-based makeup, sun damage ... well, the list can go on and on. There are even some medical conditions that can cause it to develop. While the causes are numerous, they are not limited to this list. In fact, most people will develop it at some point or another in their life.

While milia may resolve itself on its own, it *CAN* be treated to help remove it sooner. Treatment and removal of milia should only be administered by a skin-care professional*(see note below for more).

Some treatments that have been effective are:

- Microdermabrasion & chemical or fruit-acid peels
- Tretinoin Gel (available by prescription only)
- Salicylic Acid
- Lancing and Extraction done by a medical or experienced, licensed skin-care professional

When treating milia, one needs to keep a few things in mind:

- You should seek professional advice as to whether or not the bumps are milia and rule out the chance of it being a result of a medical condition or illness.

- Never try to excise milia on your own as you could cause permanent and possibly irreversible damage to your skin

- You must BE PATIENT! Milia is very stubborn, it can take a long time (weeks or months) to remove it and keep it under control.

- You may be one of the "milia prone" individuals (as I am) which means that while you can remove it, it can and will keep coming back. The good news is that with the right home care products and occasional visits to your facialist or dermatologist you can keep it to a minimum.

I hope I was able to provide some help.

* Note: Either see a dermatologist or licensed aesthetician from a reputable spa. Today many cities have "medi-spas" which offer a more permanent skin care treatment and solution plan that your average facialist. These are usually run by a dermatologist or general doctors with a cosmetic skin specialty and do not usually require a referral by your family doctor. I always recommend that you ask for references and actually talk to some people who have used their services and whether or not they would recommend them.

** Note: I have had severe cystic acne since I was 10 years old (I am 36 now.) It has taken me years to finally have a clear complexion. I never had a problem with milia until a year ago. My cause was a side effect of laser skin resurfacing (which I had done to correct some of my scarring, pigmentation, and other damage.) I think the results of the laser treatment were worth the minor annoyance. Using some of the above mentioned treatments it is now almost completely gone. I have also since learned that there are new and more effective "after care" regimins so that milia will not develop in most individuals.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
dobs
(Edmonton, AB Canada)
answer 3
Never used the other product but this product is so great. I found that it really helps with my acne.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
AngelaGilroy
(Gilroy, ca)
Question
paraben free?
Does this clay face treatment have parabens in it? I was under the impression that the Fresh Umbrian clay products did not contain parabens. Is this true for the make up only?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Pittsburgh, PA)
on Umbrian Clay® Mattifying Mask
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes it does. I wish it didn't either
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
makeupglitzgal
(Santa Barbara,CA)
answer 2
I am not familiar with parabens, but the ingredients of the mask list several items; including: Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben and Isobutylparaben. Hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
jezpez
(Mission Viejo, CA)
Question
Clarisonic?
can i use this with a clarisonic? i like to use a mild cleanser on a everyday basis, would this be suitable to use with a clarisonic four times a week? also, what does the cleanser look like? texture and color?
asked 9 months ago
nanhah
(kamloops, BC)
on Umbrian Clay® Mattifying Mask
2 answers
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answer 1
You could most certainly use it with a clarisonic if you think that is what you want to do and that it will produce better results for you then for it to wash off your makeup that way. However, the product has other ideas for recommended uses that make more sense to prolong the effects of it, such as leaving it on over night and using it as a mask. vs. just washing it off. I would use something less expensive with a clairisonic and then this as a treatment for after your face is clean and maybe even use the clarisonic to remove it but that's all I'd do with it.
answered 8 months ago
vtalulav
(Wellington, CO)
answer 2
The consistency is creamy but once you apply it dries. I usually apply it twice a week before going to bed and wash it off in the morning may be you could use your clarasonic to remove it ...is like a spa treatment is good to fight acne so it also be used as a spot treatment you leave it overnight and bumps are almost flat in the morning...I feel it also minimize pores and help control oil. I really love it is worth the price...I suggest the fresh Soy face cleanser it's amazing.
answered 8 months ago
Lola03
(Norwalk, CA)
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