Bonvivant Botanical mellow clay mask Review

Bonvivant botanical mellow clay mask reviewClay masks are something dry skin people don’t really like since they are quite drying.  That goes the same for me, I rarely use clay masks because of that reason.  But when Bonvivant comes out with new masks, I know I have to try it for myself.  So far with all their masks that they come out with, sheet masks and clay masks, they all have worked magic on my skin so I knew I had to give these a try.  I actually got these a while ago but I couldn’t come up with a solid opinion on them until recently.  So with all that being said, let’s get started with the review! 

Bonvivant botanical mask reviewFull name of product:
Bonvivant mellow jelly clay mask

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permament

Description of product:
“Bonvivant Mellow Clay Mask is a line of next-level jelly clay masks specially crafted to gently cleanse pores, hydrate skin, and brighten the complexion.”
*I will get into what each version does in terms of functions down below*

Price:
$14

Amount of product:
70g

Duration before expiration:
2 years

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea
Manufactured by Memebox

Where to buy:
Amazon

Versions available:
There are three versions available in the jelly mask line.
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Jeju volcanic (Grey)
-digs out deep-seated dirt, debris, oil from pores
-controls excess sebum production
-mildest of the three, perfect for sensitive + blackhead-prone skin

Mint tea tree (blue)
-treats troubled & oily skin
-removes dead skin cells
-absorbs excess sebum with tea tree oil
-tightens enlarged pores
-cools skin with refreshing sensation

Hawaiian pink calamine (Pink)
-calms + relieves red, dry, flaky skin

-calamine–> treats sunburns and rashes
-hydrates while detoxing skin

Ingredients:
Mint tea tree: 
Water, Kaolin, Glycerin, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Papain, Maltodextrin, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Castanea Crenata (Chestnut) Shell Extract, Mentha Arvensis Powder, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Montmorillonite, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Cellulose Gum, Hydroxyacetophenone, Chromium Oxide Greens, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Betaine, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, CI 77492, CI 77499, Fragrance

Jeju Volcanic: Water, Kaolin, Glycerin, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Charcoal Powder, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Papain, Maltodextrin, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Castanea Crenata (Chestnut) Shell Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Volcanic Ash, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Cellulose Gum, Hydroxyacetophenone, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Betaine,Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, CI 77499, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol

Hawaiian pink calamine: Water, Kaolin, Glycerin, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Calamine, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Papain, Maltodextrin, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Castanea Crenata (Chestnut) Shell Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Volcanic Ash, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Cellulose Gum, Hydroxyacetophenone, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Betaine, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol

How to use:
After you have cleansed and toned your face, apply the masks onto your face and relax for 10-15 minutes.  When the time is up, wash the mask off with lukewarm water and proceed with the rest of your skincare routine.  As for these masks, you can use multiple ones at a time and do what they call “rainbow masking” or “multi-masking” in which you target the areas on your face with the correct mask.
Exhibit A:

korean mask packLike the rest of the Bonvivant line, the packaging is very simple but eye appealing.  Bonvivant has a very simplistic approach to their packaging as well as the product itself.  These masks come in plastic jars with a screw on tin cap.  Inside there is also a plastic lid to keep the mask from drying out.  These masks do not come with a spatula but they do sell a silicone brush to apply the mask on easier and faster.  I will be showing you guys the two tools that is advertised down below so hold your horses.

Korean mud maskTexture/ Finish:
Now, these products are advertised as “jelly” clay masks which for me at least, is the first time I’ve seen such a unique texture to clay masks.  Usually, clay and mud masks come in a very… well muddy and clay-like texture, never watery or jelly.  These three clay masks from Bonvivant come in three different consistencies.

K-beauty mud maskThe mint tea tree has the most watery texture-out of the three and is definitely not “jelly” like at all.  This one is also the easiest to apply to the face and dries the fastest as well.

K-beauty mud maskJeju volcanic one is kind of in the middle of the mint tea tree and Hawaiian pink Calamine.  It is slightly watery but it does hold up a jelly-like texture, kind of like pudding.  This one is the second-fastest in drying time and I have no problems applying this to the face.

Korean mud maskOut of the three, the Haiwaiian pink calamine definitely holds the “jelly” name.  If you check the Memebox  site, you’ll see a gif in the description which shows you the wiggly-ness of the mask.  I can’t seem to get that image onto here so this will have to activate your imagination.

wiggle-wiggleSuper accurate ^

As for application, the pink one does take a little bit more time since it has that weird texture to it, it can clump up if you don’t spread it well.  I’d also recommend you make sure the cap is screwed on tight since once these masks dry, it’s game over.  Where it kind of dried for me is around the edges and it doesn’t dry like normal clay mask which can flake off, these turn into this odd rubbery texture.


Korean mud maskMud mask reviewpH level:
It seems the mint tea tree and the jeju volcanic versions both have a pH 5 which means it is less likely to react badly on your skin.  The Hawaiian pink calamine has a pH 7 which kind of concerns me but then again, it didn’t react badly on my skin so you can be the judge of that.

Fragrance?:
Depending on what versions you buy, all three of these do have a fragrance to it.
The mint tea tree one has a, well mint and tea tree smell but nothing super strong.  Smell-o-scale: 6/10.
The jeju volcanic one has a wet, mud pudding smell which is slightly sweet-smelling but this one is super subtle.  Smell-o-scale 4/10
The Hawaiian pink calamine has a very particular, wet clay smell to it which I’m not too big a fan of but it is luckily not strong smelling as well and goes away after application.  Smell-o-scale 4/10.

Effects/ Results:
Like I mentioned in the beginning, these took me a while to form my opinion on them since clay masks isn’t something I usually like to use mask wise.  My skin isn’t that hard to deal with and I don’t really get many if not any pimples since I have dry skin that is also resilient (opposite of sensitive).  Within the three months that I’ve had these, my skin condition was fluctuating and at one point, I was getting little red spots.  They weren’t pimples and I didn’t see any white stuff wanting to come out so I just concluded that it may have been just from all the new products I was testing out. During that time when my skin was acting up, I used the mint tea tree one which surprisingly helped a lot!  At first there was a tingly sensation where my troubled spots were, and after I was done with the mask, my skin felt refreshed and the next day, the spots were pretty much almost gone!

What I like the most about these masks are that they are light weight, easy to apply and aren’t drying on my already dry skin.  At lot of times with clay masks, yes they do detoxify my skin but they also suck absolutely everything out of my skin which I’m not too big of a fan of.  As for taking off the masks, that is a different story.  It takes me about two to three wipes with my hand just to get rid of one area of the clay mask so I recommend either getting the sponge that they offer or just use a wet face towel for easy removal.

bonvivant-clay-mask-2As for the tools they advertise it with, there is the silicone spatula which helps apply the  mask on faster and more hygenic. 

img_6641You can find these silicone brushes anywhere, even on ebay so you don’t HAVE to get it at Memebox.

img_6643Last but not least, there is the pink cleansing sponge which they describe as “a soft organic sponge used to help you remove the Bonvivant mellow clay mask” and also is able to be an “exfoliator that will remove dead skin cells and impurities from your pores”.  For me, I do like using this sponge but it is a pain in the ass to clean. For some reason when I used this sponge to remove the Jeju volcanic mask, the mask wouldn’t rinse out of the sponge. I tried using cleansing oil, solid soap to wash it out, nothing!  For a while there was spots with the grey clay mask in it which really bothered me.  Overtime, the mask did finally wash out but if you guys know a way to clean this throughly, pleases do let me know.  As for this sponge being an exfoliator, on a very small and gentle scale I do see that happening but if you were hoping this to replace your exfoliating product, forget about it.  Think of this as an alternative to a face towel that is able to seamlessly wipe away your clay mask and that is pretty much it.  For $2, this is worth a try and worth keeping in your skincare tool arsenal.

Pro:
-masks are moisturizing and not drying
-effective on troubled spots
-does what it says

Con:
-nothing really

Repurchase?:
Maybe.  If I were to repurchase, I most likely would get the mint tea tree one since that was the most effective one on my skin.

Stars given out of 5:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Overall thoughts:
Out of all the clay masks I have tried to date, these ones are definitely one of my favorites due to it’s lightweight texture which in return didn’t dry the crap out of my skin.  Although the Hawaiian pink calamine and the jeju volcanic ones didn’t stand out for me, I really enjoyed the mint tea tree one when my skin is freaking out.  Overall I give these a thumbs up and I’d definitely recommend you guys to give these a try if you are in the market for some different and less drying clay masks.

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Michelle Reinbold

    You are a fantiastic reviewer. I’m going to follow you as you try alot of things that interest me. I live in Canada and I cannot receive the MEMEBOX. Too bad it has some great things. Have a great day.

    1. Christina

      Thank you for the compliment :), glad you find my reviews helpful. I’m sad too that they don’t ship to Canada but I still have the option to cross the border :D. Stay tuned for more content~

  2. samrah

    Hey can you tell how many time should I use this mask in a week?

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