Nip + Fab Kale Fix Clay Mask, €14.95 for 50ml. No press samples included. No affiliate links used. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
I love kale, but find the current obsession with it hilarious. Contrary to what the wellness movement would have you think, kale isn’t a recent discovery. Like most other vegetables it has been around for years.
Packed full of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, folate and magnesium, to name just a few nutrients, it’s easy to see why people put it in smoothies. I prefer to eat it. It has been a regular part of my diet since I was a child.
But how do I feel about putting it on my skin?
What it promises
The Nip + Fab Kale Fix Clay Mask claims to “deep cleanse and help clear impurities from your skin without drying”.
Ingredients wise you’re looking at; Aqua (Water/Eau), Kaolin, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond ) Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Stearate, Isostearyl Isostearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Stearic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Salicylate, Sodium Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Brassica Oleracea Acephala (Kale) Leaf Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract.
How to use it
Apply a layer to clean and dry skin, avoiding the hairline and eye area. I like to use a foundation brush because it’s easier to get an even layer this way. Leave for 5 – 10 minutes before rinsing away with lukewarm water. I use a facecloth because my face never feels clean after simply using my hands to remove product.
Does it work?
I’m a believer in not spending a fortune on a clay mask because once they contain kaolin they’re all basically the same. I picked up the Nip + Fab Kale Fix Clay Mask a few months ago when it was on sale in Boots.
My skin drinks the stuff up. Seriously, it doesn’t set like other clay masks it literally disappears on the patches of my face that are the most dehydrated. Considering how far down the ingredient list it is (sixth from the bottom), I’m not sure I can attribute this solely to the inclusion of kale.
It’s a weird one. My dehydrated patches look temporarily less dehydrated, but it makes no difference to any spots I may have along my jawline.
Scent wise it’s pretty strong and earthy. I don’t mind it, but can see it being off putting for some people. It doesn’t linger once it has been washed off.
I like the mask, but I think the focus on kale is a bit of a gimmick. Would I repurchase? If it was on offer, yes, but I can’t see myself paying full price for it. I’ll stick to eating kale, rather than putting it on my face.