When I was opening my Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque I expected a typical clay mask that would smell like some kind of herbal medicine.
Although I was not mistaken about the smell, this mask turned out to be different from other clay masks that I've used. Kaolin is the second ingredient, yet it applies and feels like rich moisturising masks, it's smooth and creamy. During the 15 minutes of wearing the mask it dries and forms clay crust on the face, but it's not too tight and doesn't feel unpleasant as other clay masks sometimes do.
I really liked how pure my skin felt afterwards. I have oily skin and generally enjoy all clay masks as they seem to help me control the oil balance, but this one also provided smoothing and moisturising benefits.
It's a lovely mask and if it was available in sachets I'd but it from time to time.
Disclaimer: I received this product as a complimentary sample for my personal use and I'm not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my personal opinion.