Natio Clay and Plant Face Mask Purifier Review

In 1993, Natio was founded in Melbourne, Australia and has evolved from an Australian family business that has been manufacturing skin care and cosmetics for national and international brands over four generations during the past 75 years. The name ‘Natio’ is a Latin word for ‘creation’, ‘birth’, ‘birthplace’ and the ancient name of Goddess of Nature. It symbolizes the pure and natural plant-based of Natio’s range. Natio today is one of the fastest growing beauty brands available in most Australia departmental stores.

I remember when I was in Melbourne, I did see Natio almost everywhere. They are not just not in their departmental stores but also in their drugstores and duty free shops.

Here with me, there are four tubes of Natio Clay Plant Face Mask Purifier of 100 grams each. Sasa Malaysia has selected me as one of their guest reviewer for this product. I was surprised that I was given that many of the product, it shows the generosity of them. However, the sales assistants didn’t show any happy face but the one who I dealt with did. I thought I had a sour face but I’m pretty sure I did smile when I left.

The mask is a purifying blend from Australian clay with cleansing and rejuvenating properties. It promises to unclog and tighten pores, improves tired skin, firmness and texture. An easy at-home treatment for all skin types. It contains plant extracts such as sesame that helps to nourish and restore lustre, lemon to cleanse and purify and palma rosa to soften and nourish.

I find that there is quite a number of natural ingredients in it. However, I’m not quite sure if this is suitable for sensitive skin types because it contains fragrance. If you’re not bothered by it, it should be fine.

The way of using this mask is just like many other clay mask. Apply a thin layer after cleansing , leave it for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse. Among the clay mask that I’ve used before, the texture of this mask is much diluted. I tried applying thinly on my face and it  dries pretty quickly (within seconds). I prefer thick and pasty when it comes to clay, therefore I apply a little more on my next use.

The fragrance did not bother me yet it smelled soothing and calming.

I’ve been really busy before Chinese New Year and resulting me looking pretty tired and exhausted. This mask manage to revive my skin just a tiny wee bit. I wouldn’t say that it gives me a big WOW after using it but it did helped a little. My pores has not really been tighten but it did reduce the blackheads, leaving my pores looking a little dilated. Anyhow, it’s funny that it didn’t help to reduce the whiteheads and it gave me small breakouts over the whitehead areas 🙁 .

I tried using my Deep Cleansing Clay Mask method but it didn’t really help to clear off the whiteheads.

After rinsing off the mask, my skin does feel smoother and refreshed but the capability of it absorbing excess oil is just average to me. My skin doesn’t really oil up much lately but after using this mask, the oiliness returned. I’m really happy that it didn’t dry my skin out, it provides enough moisture and I have not experience any skin tightness or peeling.

I would recommend to do a patch test especially for acne-prone and sensitive skin before starting on this. Different individuals will experience differently. I would say this is an average mask for me. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that when the mask dried, it cracked easily even I tried to stay stagnant.

In Malaysia, the product is available in Sasa outlets for RM37 for a tube of 100grams. Otherwise, please visit Natio’s website if you’re interested in the product.

PROs:

  • Available internationally
  • Contains natural plant ingredients
  • Moisturizing
  • Reduce blackheads
  • Soothing and calming

CONs:

  • Texture is diluted
  • Pores are not tighten
  • Small break out on me
  • Didn’t really absorb excess oil
  • Cracked easily when dried

My rating: 3/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh
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Traclyn

A Malaysian beauty blogger expressing her views on beauty and life's other superficial aspects. Not to mention, beauty tutorials to appease the die-hard beauty junkies.

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