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Here Are 6 Dupes For The Highly Popular Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

Self-proclaimed as “The World’s Most Powerful Facial”, it’s no big surprise that the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay got a lot of people talking, especially when it came in the scene last year. It claims to heal acne, tighten pores and brighten up skin with continued use, due to the natural healing properties of its sole ingredient, 100% calcium bentonite clay.

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With stellar reviews from beauty Youtubers and skincare enthusiasts alike, as well as boasting a whopping 17,833 reviews on Amazon (most of which are positive and rated five stars!), it’s no surprise that it’s almost always sold out in stores and online.

 

READ: What is Aztec Indian Healing Clay And Why Was It Sold Out On Healthy Options Today?

 

If you want in on the clay mask bandwagon, read on ahead for other alternatives for this acne-healing, pore-tightening mask!

 

Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

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This clay mask from South Korean cosmetics and skincare giant Innisfree is made with volcanic clay from Jeju Island. It shrinks pores, controls sebum production and deeply cleanses your face. With over a thousand reviews from satisfied customers under its name, it promises to bring your skin back to tip-top condition in no time and give you the highly-desirable “Korean glow”.

 

Lush Mask of Magnaminty

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This mask has been making rounds on the internet for quite some time now, often being featured by beauty Youtubers, and is hailed as one of Lush’s best-selling products. The peppermint oil and kaolin clay gives it a delightful tingling sensation when massaged on the face, while the aduki beans serve to gently exfoliate your skin as you rinse the mask off.

 

L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask

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Launched as part of L’oreal Paris’ Pure Clay face mask series, the main ingredient of this clay mask is charcoal powder, a familiar name in a lot of skincare products--and for good reason, too. Charcoal acts like a magnet that pulls out deep-seated dirt and oil built up from exposure to pollution. Perfect for the woman constantly on the road!

 

READ: Here's How To Naturall Get Rid Of Acne Scars

 

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

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Considered by many as one of the original masks, the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque was released back when addiction to skincare was just starting out. There’s a reason why it is considered by many as their holy grail mask. Similar to the Lush Mask of Magnaminty, it has a fresh spearmint scent to it which makes it a joy to use (and smell!). It is also gentler than the Aztec Indian Secret Indian Healing Clay, because the Mint Julep Masque uses kaolin clay rather than bentonite clay. It doesn’t make your face pulsate, a sensation that might be uncomfortable to some.

 

Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay

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The most luxurious alternative yet, the Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask With Rose Clay takes masks an extra mile. It effectively restores the skin’s natural texture, giving your skin a glow that is to die for. Armed with Mediterranean Rose clay, Canadian willowherb and Jojoba beads to exfoliate your skin, you hit two birds with one stone with this mask, and you will definitely get your money’s worth once you see the results!

 

Bentonite Clay

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If you want to go for the local route, look no further than the Bentonite Clay, produced by Philippine Pure Products. It cleanses the skin and helps speed up the healing process of cystic acne. It also has a pulsating sensation when applied to the face, similar to that of the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. It’s a similar product with a more accessible option, plus you get to support a local business.

 

Lead photos by Cheska Santiago