The Five Minute Miracle: Super Facialist's Salicylic Acid Anti Blemish Clay Mask

12 August 2015

In the lead up to my graduation day my skin was looking rather dull and spotty and I was in need of a good mask to rid my complexion of its impurities. After loving the brand's Vitamin C+ Brighten Skin Renewal Cleansing Oil (which I wrote a bit about here), I wanted to dabble further into what they had to offer and picked this up. Super Facialist by Una Brennan's Salicylic Acid Anti Blemish Clay Mask worked a treat on my oily to combination skin, and is by far the best blemish fighting mask I have ever tried. Yep. It is that good. 

Salicylic acid has been proven to unclog pores and reduce redness in pimples - but it is the combination of ingredients that goes into this that makes the mask unparalleled to any other. Whilst most spot treatments can be very drying and tightening on the skin, the avocado oil (containing vitamins A, D and E) and acacia honey work together to actually moisturise and rebalance the skin to reveal a clearer, refreshed looking complexion. Mud sourced from the Dead Sea absorbs excess oils and contains magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron, all of which detoxify the skin. Moreover, all of this gets to work within five minutes (half the time of your typical face mask), making it easy to slot in a quick pamper mid-week.

When applying face masks I was always told not to put one on the night before a big event, as the product would bring the impurities to the surface of the skin, causing it to break out before its condition improved. I have noticed this with other masks - but this, ... this gets to work straight away. As soon as the clay hits the skin, it starts to tingle and it feels as though it is getting right into the pores; it feels as though its working. Upon first use of this, the bumps on my forehead vanished overnight and this is how it acclaimed 'miracle' status in my eyes.

Despite no need to refrigerate the mask, the product applies smoothly and cools the skin. It has a pleasant smell of flowers when applying, the only down point to the mask is that the smell lingers a little on the face and the after-smell can border on that of hair removal cream (but that might just be me). This little unpleasantry though, is more than worth it for the results, and the mask is so easy to remove.

After repeated usage, I have noticed my skin to be clearer, my pores to be less clogged and whenever my skin gets a little blemish-y, I know I can count on this product to clear and clarify my complexion.  This truly is a luxurious find with a high-street price-tag.

Has anyone else tried this mask? What is your favourite mask to banish your blemishes?

Charlotte x

48 comments

  1. Glad that this mask works well to you.
    I love that it has avocado oil
    Great review too

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    1. Yes its so good that it contains avocado oil to nourish the skin rather than strip it of all its oils. Thank you - glad you enjoyed this post :) x

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  2. Well this sounds incredible! I have oily/combo skin so i'm sticking this on my list of things to buy ASAP! xxx

    Hannah x hannatalks

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    1. It really is as good as it sounds! It really works wonders on my oily to combo skin so I'd really recommend it :) xx

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  3. I'm really loving clay masks right now! I brought Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask from Avon recently and that's doing wonders for my skin :)

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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    1. Oh that mask sounds good - I'll have to look out for it :) x

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  4. This mask sounds so good. I've been wanting to try it for so long. Waiting to finish one I have and then I'll purchase it. Great review! x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. It really is as good as it sounds! I'd more than recommend it when you've finished your existing mask. Thank you :) x

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  5. I’ve been on holiday for the past month and have really been
    looking forward to reading your blog when I got back- it definitely didn’t
    disappoint! xx



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    1. That's lovely to read - glad you enjoyed this post :) xx

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  6. I have this and thought exactly the same with regards to the hair removal cream smell haha! Doesn't bother me that much though :) I can't say it's ridded me of any spots but I do enjoy using it for a pamper and who knows, maybe it has prevented some :)
    Nicole | ...What Nikki Did...

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    1. Haha glad I'm not the only one that thought it because my mum disagreed with me! No it doesn't really bother me either given its results. Ah its a shame it didn't get rid of your spots, but its lovely to read that you like this mask too :) xx

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  7. This mask sounds really good, I have no idea where or if I can even get it in Australia but I'm going to look! So far my favourite mask for spots is the Clinique Anti-blemish mask :)

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    1. It really is an amazing mask - I hope you can find it in Australia or at least on Amazon! I've tried a few things from the Clinique anti-blemish range but I didn't know they did a mask so I'll definitely look into it, thanks for the recommendation :) x

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  8. This seems to be a miracle mask! Plus the acid in it helps to stop the dryness as acid will actually keep the moisture in the skin as our skin is slightly acidic! My favourite at the moment is the Good Things 5 Minute Facial, love it!
    Mary-Ann xx
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    1. It really is a great mask! Oh I've not heard of the Good Things mask but will keep an eye out for it. Thanks for reading Mary-Ann :) xx

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  9. Wow this looks really effective! Xx your skin looks amazing xoxo Check out my latest blog post at http://xbeyoutifulx.blogspot.co.uk !! Xx followers are desperately needed xxxxx

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    1. It really is effective, at least on my skin anyway! Thank you so much and thanks for reading Natasha :) xx

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  10. I loveeee face masks. This one sounds great for brightening skin as well as perfecting. I'm a huge fan of Dead Sea mud masks.
    xx, Pia

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    1. I love a good pamper that a face mask can give you! I really do notice my skin to be smoother after using it. This is by far my favourite Dead Sea mud mask that I have tried so far :) xx

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  11. Oh, I'm always looking for new skincare suggestions! Thank you for this. I have to add it to my list.

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    1. I'm also always on the lookout for new skincare products to try! Glad you enjoyed this post :) x

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  12. I've been looking for a good mask. Thanks for sharing, I might try this out!

    - Liz Lizo
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    1. I'd really recommend adding this to your collection! You're very welcome - thank you for reading :) x

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  13. Amazing post!: )
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    1. Aw thank you so much Antonella! Pleased to read that you enjoyed it :) x

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  14. love clay masks! I've been using the Origins charcoal one

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    1. I love the texture of a clay mask too! I've really been wanting to try the Origins Charcoal mask, but I settled for this instead as it was a quarter of the price when I bought it :) x

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  15. Sounds and looks lovely, thanks for sharing!! <3

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    1. It really is a lovely mask! You're very welcome, thank you for reading :) x

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  16. I might have to give this one a try! I have proper combination skin so it looks like this one might work a treat on my skin!

    Laura / www.smileatstyle.com

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    1. I'd really recommend you do! As it moisturises I think it can cater to a lot of skin types :) x

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  17. I've been looking for a new mask to try! Thanks for the recommendation!

    Mary Kate

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    1. Ah then I'd really recommend you try this! You're welcome, thanks for taking the time to read this Mary Kate :) x

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    1. The mask has so many good qualities to it, so I think it could cater to a number of skin types :) x

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  19. I love this great mask. Kiss kiss from France ♥, Sand.
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    1. It really is such a good mask! Lovely to read that I have an audience in France - thanks for stopping by :) x

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    1. It really is as good as it sounds - I could sing praises for it easily for a good half an hour! Thanks for reading Heather :) x

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  21. Oooh, I'm loving all these masks being featured everywhere - I tend to use them more in Autumn and throughout winter to really hydrate, nourish and protect my skin! I've seen so many than I want to try, including this!!

    Layla xx

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    1. I find that my skin is so blemish prone I need to use face masks through summer too - especially after a holiday, as the greasiness in sun cream really doesn't help it. I'm glad you liked this post, I honestly couldn't recommend this mask more :) x

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  22. Ooo anti blemish, I love anything that keeps away my blemishes! I ll have to give this a go!

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    1. I really works at keeping my blemishes at bay so I'd really recommend it! Thanks for reading :) x

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  23. Ugh, this mask sounds seriously dreamy! Too bad we don't really have access to Una Brennan in Canada, which majorly sucks because there are a few bits from the brand I want to try :(

    As for blemish fighting masks, Queen Helen's Mint Julep is one of the best I've tried. Unfortunately, it is massively drying though (unlike Una's, I suppose), but it gets EVERYTHING. (I just end up dousing my skin in oil after, HAH)

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    1. It is so dreamy, it is such a shame they don't sell it in Canada! Maybe try Amazon to see if they can ship it out to you? I've never heard of the brand Queen Helen, so I'm not sure they sell it here in the UK - but I'm intrigued so I'll try and track it down :) x

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  24. I've been looking for a salicylic acid mask for a while and this one looks great! Where did you buy yours?? xx

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    1. This really is such great mask! I picked this up from Boots but I've also spotted it on Amazon :) xx

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