Aztec Clay Mask: A Skincare Miracle or Passing Fad?


If you haven’t heard of the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask, it’s time you two meet. This skincare cult-secret has had people all around the world singing its praises and posting hundreds of before-and-after photos of their improved skin, hair, and even nails. At only $10.95 for a one-pound container, is this affordable product a skincare miracle or just a passing fad?

What’s in the mask?

According to the product’s website, the clay comes from the Death Valley and is “sun-dried for up to six months in temperatures that reach 134 degrees.” The primary ingredient, Bentonite clay, is derived from volcanic ash, which contains minerals such as potassium, cesium, and ytterbium, to name a few. And using this clay for enhancing skin is not a new trend; Cleopatra is said to have used the clay from the Nile River and the Arabian Desert as part of her beauty routine more than 1800 years ago. If it could work for her, why can’t it work for us?

How does it work?

The clay is combined with either water or apple cider vinegar (though we prefer the later) in a small bowl or plastic bag. Once the ingredients are throughly mixed together, it’s then applied to the face and left to dry for about 5 to 10 minutes. As it dries, the 100% calcium bentonite clay acts as a vacuum and draws out impurities from deep within your pores. The mask can also be used for spot treatment and left to dry overnight.

The mask can also be used for those with frizzy hair because the clay’s negative ions can remove build-up and help smooth out your unruly hair.

Is it just a hype? Does it really work?

This is a valid question for many of us but if you want proof of its effectiveness, look no further than Amazon. The Aztec Clay mask is not only the second most reviewed product on the site, but also totes a strong 4.5 star rating with over 16,000 customer reviews to back it up!

With some of these calling the mask the “holy grail” and crediting it with their new glowing appearances, I believe it’s worth a shot! If you decide to try the mask, let us know what you think by tweeting or messaging us on Facebook!