Bionic Tip: New All-Natural Face Mask Recipe

by Bionic Beauty on 17.Aug.2009 · 10 comments

All natural face mask tips from the Bionic Beauty blogAs most of you know, I’m a huge fan of the uber-affordable Aztec Secret Clay Mask (here’s my review of Aztec Secret in case you missed it). I use it every week and it’s helped clear my congestion, clogged pores, acne and dry flakes.

My usual face mask recipe is 1 scoop clay, 1 scoop Apple Cider Vinegar. Every other week I mix in a bit of organic honey.

However, the lovely Robyn from Purely Cosmetics Shopaholic blog was experimenting last week and came up with a new recipe! Of course, I had to try it out a few times before recommending it on Bionic Beauty. After 3 uses, I can honestly stand behind the new mix.

This new recipe is great for people with already tight skin that may get irritated when masks pull and dry; people with acne; or who live in the drier climates/seasons.

Robyn’s Special Mask recipe…

  • 1 scoop of Aztec Secret Clay or Bentonite clay (Bentonite is the type of clay in the Aztec Secret brand)
  • 2/3 scoop Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/3 scoop Jojoba Oil

The jojoba really smooths out the clay and makes it a bit “slippery”. It glided over my skin. During the dry time, the mask didn’t pull excessively on my skin. After rinsing, my skin was super soft as only Jojoba can do! So now we not only have a new Bentonite clay face mask recipe, but we’ve got a new use for Jojoba Oil!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Robin August 17, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Fabulous recipe. I will definitely try this and add it to my growing collection of DIY recipes.


2 Camitta D. August 19, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Oh, this sounds great for a facial. I do clays and oatmeal mask, I’m going to have to try this one.


3 Bionic Beauty August 19, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Hi Camitta, Welcome to Bionic Beauty! I’m so happy you stopped by. Please let me know if you try this mask. I’d love to hear your thoughts… and feel free to share your mask recipes as well!

Bionic Beauty (Jami)


4 Blackhead Remover October 11, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Thanks for this, I’ll give it a try. Apple cider vinegar is an excellent ingredient, I think it’s really great against acne and acne scars! I personally use the following mask quite often:

1-2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. green tea (cold)
5 tsp. sugar
1-2 tsp. honey

I’m gonna test your recipe tomorrow evening, I think. :)


5 Lucy April 13, 2010 at 10:09 am

I need help with my skin. My pores are pretty big around my nose. I have tried lots of products and nothing works. So Im looking for something natural for my skin. Some products dry my skin out. Normally I have oily skin, but the products have kinda dry out some areas of my skin, my nose though is still oily and produces alot of whiteheads. Any suggestions on what I could do?


6 Bionic Beauty April 14, 2010 at 11:43 am

Hi Lucy,

Firstly, oil is your friend… I know that you didn’t necessarily mention acne as a problem, but your larger pores, whiteheads and combination skin sound very close to my skin type. This article outlines my typical skin care regimen. It’s worked VERY well for me. I also use the Aztec Secret clay mask once a week to balance my skin, reduce pores, etc. Here’s my review of that mask– it’s super affordable, and you can customize it for what your skin is acting like each week. I’ve included lots of recipes to get you started! Plus check out the comments section on that article for tips from fellow Bionic Beauty readers.

My other recommendation is to use YBF Skincare’s Prep. It’s a micro-exfoliator wash/scrub/mask all in one. I’m still testing it and took before & after photos, so I’ll have the review up soon. I know it seems pricey, but their products are absolutely incredible! I swear by them! Here’s a link to their website:

I hope this helps! Please be sure to comment back with any further questions. I am here to help… and also “Welcome to Bionic Beauty!” I hope to continue to see you around the website!

All my best,


7 Lucy April 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Thank you for your suggestions. I will be trying what you said. I did forget to mention, but I do have an acne problem, it’s not severe, but I do have here and there breakouts on my face and then they leave them bad scars and red spots. How do I get rid of that? I don’t wear make-up just on special occasions to cover up, because I’m afraid to wear it daily and have more breakouts than usual. I really perfer not use make-up on my skin I just put the shadow and lipstick. I would love to have great skin so I can pick up my hair more instead of using it to cover my blemishes.


8 Bionic Beauty April 14, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Hi Lucy, It sounds like your skin is sensitive like mine as well. I get acne on my cheeks and chin occasionally. The minor scaring should clear up with Jojoba Oil (it’s the closest oil to our natural sebum and is great for healing, clearing up actual, declogging pores, mixing with masks, balancing oils, conditioning hair/body/nails/skin, etc. It’s quite amazing!! Here’s my article on 15 uses for Jojoba Oil), the mask I mentioned, and also with a gentle exfoliation (such as the microfiber cloth I mentioned in the Acne article and also YBF’s Prep). Just don’t use something like St. Ives Apricot scrub. That is going to be WAY TOO rough for your skin and will probably cause further irritation, redness and breakouts.

Also, remember that when you switch skin care routines, you *may* (I stress MAY, not everyone does) experience a breakout cycle as your skin detoxes and pushes all the ickiness that has been built up in your pores.

Another line to check out that is excellent for my skin is Lexli Skincare. Here is my review and here is a link to the Lexli website.



9 Lucy April 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Thank you. I did read your articles. Very interesting ideas. I will definitely be trying them.

Thank you. :)

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