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Ratings and reviews for Aztec Secret - Indian Healing Clay - 1 lb. | Deep Pore Cleansing Facial & Healing Body Mask | The Original 100% Natural Calcium Bentonite Clay

Ratings and reviews for Aztec Secret - Indian Healing Clay - 1 lb. | Deep Pore Cleansing Facial & Healing Body Mask | The Original 100% Natural Calcium Bentonite Clay
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Price: $7.50 $4.58 (39% off)
Binding: Misc.
Studio: Aztec Secret
Manufacturer: Aztec Secret
Product Group: Beauty
Sales Rank: 5
Description: How Aztec secret works Indian healing clay clays have been used for centuries to beautify and refresh when used as a facial mask. Cleopatra used clay from the Nile River and the Arabian Desert over 1800 years ago, as part of her beauty ritual. German and roman spas have been using clay packs and treatments in the spas they built 4,000 years ago. Many of these spas still exist and use clay even today. Pliney the elder devoted an entire chapter of his natural history" to the many uses of clay for pimples, black heads and skin tightening. Many famous naturopaths, such as kuhn, just and kneipp have contributed to the revival of the uses of clay through their natural treatments for arthritus and skin ailments. Aztec Indian healing clay a brief history - the world’s most powerful facial the use of clay with apple cider vinegar can be dated back to the southern French priest of the16th century, kneipp, and his natural treatments using clay packs and poultices. Throughout history the use of clay, specifically green clay or bentonite, is well documented. To learn more about clay, look for "our earth our cure" by Raymond Dexteit, translated by Michel Abehsera in your local health food store or book store. Aztec secret Indian healing clay is bentonite clay from Death Valley, California, where it is sun- dried for up to six months in temperatures that sometimes reach 134 degrees. Facials, acne, body wraps, clay baths, foot soaks, chilled clay for knee packs and insect bites. Enjoy the benefits of clay in your own home. Beautify and refresh.
UPC: 727616171169

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amazon logo Suction
Let me tell you...if you ever want to know what it's like to have a black hole on your face then all you have to do is get this product. If you mix it just right not only will you feel pulsating and tightening, you will feel as if your face has moved( such as your lips puckering) but it really hasn't. It's pretty amazing. I leave it on for as long as I want or can take. It doesn't burn me or anything(though it did burn one of my friends with bad acne, but I think that was a good sign.) It just kind of sets me in stone. I make sure that when I mix it with Bragg's Organic Apple Cider that the texture is silky and whipped. No clumps! I have seen that some use water but meh...I say go by the actual directions.

I think one of the misconceptions about a product like this is that your face becomes smooth when you scrub it off. This stuff is extremely hard to get off like that. I recommend taking a rag and soaking it with warm water and dabbing it generously on the clay so that it softens somewhat. THEN scrub/wipe it off.

I only do this once a week because my skin is pretty normal and do not want to dry it out. So far the best benefit this clay has given is it's blackhead loosening. I always put a nose strip on right after I wash this off. When I pull that thing off I get almost all the blackheads on my nose. It makes me very happy. Now I know some people have T-Zone blackheads so I am sure you could also use strips on your chin and forehead.

This product is relatively inexpensive and the apple cider is too. It's worth a try.
163 of 169 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Really fantastic stuff, has multi-uses.
I've been using this for years and it is fantastic and nothing short of miraculous. I've used it on poison ivy, eczema, zits, blackhead, large pores, bruises, chigger and bug bites. I had a very severe bout of poison ivy, so I mixed up a large quantity of this stuff (cover and put in fridge any stuff you mix up,) and every night applied a pack and covered it with paper towels which I taped it down to keep in place & slept with it over night. The next morning I hosed off the dried clay and could see the poison ivy was losing it's punch, less ooze, itch & redness. This stuff pulls the toxins out of your skin! Would be great for teenagers troubled skin as it's the best clay to use on the face. I apply a thick layer and let it completely dry. It makes you skin pulsate as it's drying and I noticed my skin is more taut, pores smaller and clean, smoother and clearer after use.
I also used it on an allergic reaction I had to some sunscreen where my chest broke out in zits and after one application but after one application of this clay the next day everything had cleared up.
F.Y.I. - to avoid a clogged drain, I peel the clay off after it's dried, or hose down outside because the dried clay (if it goes down the drain) can cause a clog. You can also use it in a bath as a detoxifier for the whole body. Just sprinkle in the water and it melts (no risk of drain clogging with this method.) This is a must for any emergency medical kit.
More FYI: Mix in a NON-METAL CONTAINER using NON -METAL UTENSILS. Instead of mixing with water you can use apple cider vinegar (I have also used aloe juice to amp up the healing properties.) A great cheap beauty mask that really detox's and purifies.. Any leftovers can be covered and put in the fridge for further use. Add a little water if it dries up a bit while in the fridge.
134 of 139 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Where have you been all my life?
I am 32 years old with extremely sensitive skin. I have acne, eczema, large pores and my skin will dry into a red rash due to changing weather or caused by some products. No amount of Retional, Accutane, Protiviti, Clearisil etc etc has ever taken care of my problems.

I just used this mask for the first time (with applecider vinegar) and my skin feels super soft. My pores have shrunk to the point that I am using one of those (horrific) magnifying mirrors and they still look small. I did feel the tightening and pulling that others have described but it was satisfying to know the product was working. My face did turn red immediately after the treatment, but that faded within 20 minutes. I am VERY pleased with the result and will use this again frequently.

I have used clay-based face masks before, including the bar and tube from Fresh, a mud mask from Sabon, and also fresh masks from Lush (the Chocolate clay one is my fave). None of those masks have produced as good a result as this product. PLUS this clay was far less expensive than the products i just mentioned.

A big thank you to the reviewer who said that you can find this at Wholefoods. I was able to find it there for $6 after reading about it on amazon yesterday. I only had to use 1 tablespoon worth of the product (plus 1T of liquid) to cover my entire face and neck so I will expect this jar will last me a year or more!

I'll have to provide an update if it helps my Acne but its too soon to tell...
99 of 102 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Weird Reviews
I'm a bit confused by the extreme reviews for this product. It is a simple raw powdered bentonite clay which is readily available all over the world and used in many many cosmetics that you probably have in your bathroom right now. The marketing on this product is hyped, of course it is, almost all cosmetic products are touting unrealistic benefits these days. Bentonite clay is not a miracle, but it does have beneficial, productive uses both internally and externally. Sadly, it will not heal your acne or make you beautiful overnight, it may take TIME to get the results you want, and your expectations have to be REALISTIC. Educate yourself about this product (or rather bentonite clay, you can get it much cheaper than this) and then decide if it's right for you and your situation.

Good things about Bentonite Clay:

-Contains over 70 trace minerals.
-Absorbs Toxins, Impurities, Metals, & Other Contaminants from the Body (used both internally & externally for these purposes)
-Can sooth muscle damage, bruises, cuts & wounds.
-Astringent & Antibacterial Properties
-Filled with Negative Ions (which bind to bad positive ions like certain bacterias and cancel them out)
58 of 64 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Skin ruined...stretched out pores, tiny wrinkles all over, skin very oily
I used this product by mixing it with water and applied it to my face. First of all, it was very difficult to apply and very messy. It was clumpy and did not want to spread evenly. I left the mask on until it was almost dry, and as it was drying it was almost painful, but I thought that was just because the product was "working". (the jar talks about pulsating and such, so I just assumed it was normal) Well, after washing it off, I discovered that the mask had pulled and stretched my skin out as it dried (the mask shrinks as it dries taking your skin with it) My pores are now gigantic, and I have all these tiny fine lines all over my face from where the skin was stretched. My skin has also become super oily and is breaking out like crazy ever since. I wish I would have never done this. It has been 2 1/2 weeks since I did it and my skin has not gotten any better. I think I am permanently disfigured now and will have to see a dermatologist for chemical peels or microdermabrasion to help minimize the wrinkles it caused because I am only 29 years old and now my face looks like I'm 45. I don't understand how this happened, but if anyone else has had a similar experience please contact me because if this product can mess people's skin up this bad it shouldn't be on the shelves.
13 of 51 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Awesome
This stuff works great. My skin has never looked smoother. I had a few pimples and it "sucked" them right out after a 30 min treatment. I will be buying this in bulk from now on. One jar will last forever though.
35 of 39 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Don't be scared guys.
I had tried everything. I washed my face, used astringent, pimple cream, cleaning pads... you name it. In desperation I tried this stuff. I never thought I'd be sitting in my bathroom mixing a mud mask but let me tell you, this stuff works. I use it once a week. I take a shower, wash my face, and shave. Once I'm done with all that I mix a couple spoonfuls of the clay up and put it on for about 20 minutes or so until it's dry. Your face will be as smooth as a baby's you know what. Take it from me, a real guy. If you've got skin issues, try this stuff.
33 of 35 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo not true, what gives it the action is apple cider vinegar
it states on the label 100% natural calcium benotine (green clay). So if it is so 100% natural why can't you injest it? The label also says...Not for internal use. Why??? Because it's a lie, and it isn't purified? No mystery here for me, you figure it out.

Dried my face up big time after only 3 minutes left on my skin, and i didn't use apple cider vinegar, because i know my skin type. i tried apple cider vinegar alone without this, cleared up a pimple i couldn't get rid of. Apple cider vinegar alone is an acid, like any aha or bha, it will cut through the top layer of your skin, take the top layer of your skin off over time, if applied over time and give a lightening affect. The apple cider vinegar I used was 100% mother, not diluted.

Test yourself...put dirt on your face, any kind and see if it doesn't tighten your face, and give that sucking action.

Second time around, I even added oil to it, but it was still too drying. I am glad to hear it works for many others, it just didn't work for me. I am very sceptical of many of the reviews here. I will try this on my husband who has very oil skin, and see how it goes, and some family and friends as well.

(Edit) I came back to give a review after trying on my husbands oily skin, and a friends, and I see I get a negative from several people, all because it didn't work for me. My scepticism is still even higher on some of these reviews. Notice how if it didn't work for someone, they have to make comments. Even if it was a positive on other peoples skin, I wouldn't leave a positive comment. I think most of these comments are bogus.

and why are some of you coming out of the woodwork, leaving negative replys to people who don't agree. You use the product, already left a review, so why are you coming over to this product everyday, if you aren't leaving a review. My hunches are right, paid employees!
13 of 35 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Buyer Beware
Read all reviews before purchasing is my advice. There is one woman on here who experienced larger pores and wrinkling of her skin who is in her twenties and now looks to be in her 40's. That's scary for me, so I will not purchase this product. The reviews look fake too. Read the 3 stars and below for real reviews.
6 of 35 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo I LOVE this stuff!!
I have been using this for about a week. I mix it with apple cider vinegar, and already my pimples have shrunk, and when I use the mask, the blackheads squeeze out and rinse away. I highly recommend this for anyone who has been a long time acne sufferer!!
33 of 34 people found this review helpful.

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