Who could have guessed that Tik Tok would become the best way to discover great new skincare products? Because if you’re looking for cheap beauty hacks, Tik Tok is the place to be. There are scores of dermatologists and amateur product testers sharing their latest skincare finds. One product you may have seen people raving about on Tik Tok or Instagram: Aztec Secret’s Indian Healing Clay.
Usually, when a brand promises to have the “secret” to fixing your skin, that’s because they want to charge you $250 for a $5 drugstore facial. But, believe us when we say that Aztec Secret is the real deal.
With a name that seems scientifically engineered to give politically correct Gen Z members heart murmurs, this $15 DIY face mask isn’t the most likely candidate for a viral skincare product. And yet this simple clay mask has more than 44,000 reviews on Amazon and is the retailer’s #1 selling skincare mask. So far, Indian Healing Clay has generated 33,000 5-star reviews and counting, and you can count Spy editors among the converts.
You can read our full review below, or you can head directly to Amazon to try this $15 mask for yourself.
Review: Indian Healing Clay Lives Up to the Hype
We love clay masks, and after seeing this product pop up in our social feeds for the hundredth time, we had to give it a shot. Like so many people before us, our review of Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay found that this is the best DIY skincare face mask available right now, made all the more interesting because of the low $15 price tag.
Unlike most clay masks, this deep pore cleanser is actually made from 100% natural calcium bentonite clay. This mask is usually used on the face, but Aztec Secret also has the ability to go anywhere else on your body, including your back, arms, legs and even on your hair. Some users even admit to using this stuff to bathe in, create foot soaks and treat bug bites, which just goes to show that this isn’t your average facial cleanser.
You might be wondering what the hell natural calcium bentonite clay even is. Bentonite is a type of volcanic ash that contains numerous skin-friendly substances that draw out impurities naturally, keeping your skin looking great. The clay used in Indian Healing Clay comes from Death Valley in California, where temps typically soar well over 110 degrees, and is sundried for up to six months to create the dry powder you get packaged in your Aztec Secret jar.
Instead of a paste or cream, Indian Healing Clay comes in the form of a dry powder that you mix with equal parts raw apple cider vinegar and/or water. Mysteriously, you’re told to use both non-metal bowls and utensils when mixing your creation into a smooth paste. If you’ve never whipped up a DIY face mask before and don’t have the proper tools, you might have some trouble whipping it up and make a bit of a mess, but the end result is worth the effort.
Apply wherever your problem areas are located and feel your skin tighten and pulsate as the mask begins to harden. Aztec Secret is super adamant about how long to keep this product on your face, only suggesting around five to 10 minutes for more sensitive skin and 10-20 for more normal skin. We’ve found that any longer can really redden and dry out your face, which isn’t a cute look, so follow the instructions carefully.
Amazon users rave about the powers of Aztec Secret. Just like our Tik Tok feeds, Amazon reviewers have shared tons of impressive before and after photos. Users claim various benefits during and after use, occasionally explaining that it might hurt a little when on your face, but the end results are more than worth it. We don’t know if it’s the apple cider vinegar or the bentonite clay, but we think you’ll be impressed by how good your skin looks.
If you’re looking to change that pizza face with something as simple as a clay mask, you genuinely don’t need to look any further. And at just under $15, this is an affordable DIY face mask treatment just about everyone can get behind. If you don’t like it, it’s no big deal — you never had to spend the big bucks on it anyway. And if you do like, and we think you will, the 1-pound of Bentonite clay will last you all year long.
You can buy Aztec Secret at most of your favorite retailers like Target and Walmart, but we’re always going to suggest Amazon because of that easy two-day shipping. Don’t hesitate any longer, buy it now and see what all of the hype is about for yourself.