When I first came in contact with the Aztec Secret clay, I was skeptical. How on earth would clay be able to help me with my acne? And what’s up with that awful, silly name?
Well, I eventually decided to write an Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay review (wow, that’s a long name), and pretty soon did I find out why this product has received close to 17,000 positive reviews on Amazon.
I’m quite (very) skeptical by nature, so I expected to find plenty of bad things to write about this healing clay. Let’s just say that I happened to set myself up for quite a challenge, but I did manage to find a few cons.
They’re just not as many as I first imagined they would be. Continue reading to discover what I mean!
What is Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay?
The concept of healing clay is nothing new. For centuries have people used it as a facial mask in their beauty routine. In fact, even Cleopatra (51 BC – 30 BC) used to make masks from the Arabian desert and Nile river.
However, the more modern Aztec Secret version is a calcium bentonite clay (100%) extracted from Death Valley in California. It’s sundried for long periods and at quite high temperatures (up to 6 months and 134 degrees) and allegedly contains no fragrances nor additives.
One thing that I instantly liked about this product is that it specifically states on the label that it has not been tested on animals, and does not contain any animal products. I think this is extremely important in an industry that’s pretty famous for testing on animals.
Additionally, the product has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Allure and Business Insider.
Aztec Secret Indian Clay Review: Silly Name, Serious Results
When I first discovered this product, I thought it was a joke. Come on… “Aztec Secret”? With that name, it can’t be anything but a total scam!
But as I dug deeper into it I found that this clay is something truly special. I still didn’t like the name, though. (haha)
First of all, it’s very powerful. Even the manufacturer suggests not leaving it on for too long. And its strength comes mainly from the electrical reaction between the clay and your skin. (more on that later)
The clay is known to remove all kinds of acne (cystic, blackheads and whiteheads), and even help reduce eczema. While it’s most commonly used as a face mask, it can actually be used all over your body. In fact, some even include bentonite clay in their detox baths.
But let’s focus on the face right now. After you’ve applied the clay to your face you can actually see, with your own two eyes, how it’s pulling the blackheads out of your skin; shortly followed by the whiteheads. It’s quite cool to watch, yet disgusting at the same time.
Another thing I like about it is that it’s very friendly to your wallet. At the moment of typing this, you’ll get 1 lbs for about $11, which is super cheap considering each tub holds about 10-15 clay packs.
Immediately after washing the mask off the skin feels very fresh and clean. Or like another customer put it:
“My skin is as smooth as a baby’s butt”
Some customers are seeing vast improvements (tighter skin, smaller pores) as soon as only 4 days after treatment, but results do vary between each person – of course. Some don’t see any results at all, and a few are even getting worse from using the clay.
In fact, numerous customers (relatively few, but still) are reporting that their skin breaks out in acne after using the Aztec Secret face mask. What’s noteworthy is that some of them are even breaking out in cystic acne in spite of never having it before in their lives.
My recommendation is the same as always – test the clay on a small patch of your skin and look for any reaction before rubbing your entire face in it. And like most of the treatments out there, always use a high-quality moisturizer with hyaluronic acid after.
Vacuuming Your Face Clean
The way the healing clay works really fascinates me. It’s a bit technical, so please stick with me all the way through.
First, you mix some clay and raw apple cider vinegar onto a thick paste. Keep adding apple cider vinegar until the mix looks thin enough to be put onto the skin and be able to stay on.
When the clay is applied to your skin, it will form a negative electrical charge. However, the sebum and toxins in your skin hold a positive charge. The laws of physics tell us that negative and positive electrons attract each other.
Basically, this means that the negatively charged clay mask will drag the positively charged sebum out of your pores. It’s will be like the Aztec Secret Indian clay is vacuuming your face. Pretty cool, huh?
Not to mention that it also nourishes the skin with over 50 different minerals and speeds up your body’s natural healing process (hence the name “healing clay”).
- Powerful. Pulls bacteria and pus out of your skin with an electrical charge.
- Versatile. Works for all kinds of acne (cystic, blackheads and whiteheads) and even other skin conditions, such as eczema and poison ivy blisters.
- Natural. 100% calcium bentonite from Death Valley, California.
- Moral. Contains no animal products and has not been tested on animals.
- Affordable. At the time of typing this, a tub of 1 lbs costs about $11.
- Fast-acting. Some customers report they’re seeing vast improvements after only 4 days.
- Healing. Speeds up your skin’s natural healing process.
- Sometimes too powerful. People with sensitive skin should be extra careful using the Indian healing clay. Also, try using water instead of apple cider vinegar.
- Can cause outbreaks. Some customers are experiencing worse outbreaks than before using the clay. Always do patch tests before trying new products.
Can You Recommend Something With A Better Name?
The Secret Aztec Indian clay seems to work extremely well for most people. If your skin can tolerate it, I believe that this definitely belongs in your setup of acne treatment. This could very well become one of the best and most versatile skincare products that you’ve ever owned.
However, there are some who experience bad breakouts after applying it onto their skin. For those I recommend trying Beauty by Earth. It is a bit pricier, though, but it’s known to be a lot friendlier to the skin.
“Claym” It… Like, Right Now!
Clay masks have been used for a long, long… long time. And for good reason. Beyond making your skill look more youthful and clean, it’s also a very effective pore cleanser that takes care of the acne-inducing bacteria in your skin.
By taking advantage of the physics laws of electrons, the Aztec Secret Indian healing clay pulls your blackheads and whiteheads into the mask, and makes sure they stick to it during the whole treatment. It’s an interesting dance between science and beauty.
Besides, 17.000+ positive reviews on a website like Amazon tells me that there’s something special going on about this product. Even though the name sounds like a total scam, it’s quite obvious that the clay is outright effective. And at that price? It’s a steal, as they say.
So if you’re ready to test something that actually works and that will provide you with a healthy skin for the rest of your life, look no further. The Indian healing clay is THE BOMB!
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