L’Oréal Paris’ “Pure Clay Mask” comes in a medium sized sleek looking transparent container with a greenish colored cap. Since the mask comes in a jar-like container that has a tight lid, it makes it easy to use and reuse without the product ever drying.
L’Oréal Paris offers 5 different “Pure Clay Masks.” While all products contain a mixture of 3 pure clays, each targets a specific issue and is customized accordingly. The charcoal mask detoxifies and brightens the face, the yuzu lemon mask clarifies and smoothens the skin, the marine algae mask promises to clear black heads and tighten pores, the eucalyptus mask is for oily skin and promises to mattify and purify it, and the red algae mask unclogs and shrinks pores all the while exfoliating the face. We tested the 3 clays marine algae mask on sensitive skin.
The mask has a thick texture, it is dough-like and has a dense creamy consistency to it.
This mask is advertised for all types of skin.
The mask smells very earthy.
Open the secure lid and apply an even layer all over your make-up free and dry face. Apply the mask while avoiding the eye and lip areas. Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes and then remove the mask by using lukewarm water. It is recommended that the mask be used 2 times per week.
The mask was very easy to apply with the fingers because it glides effortlessly. After leaving it on for 10 minutes, we noticed that the mask does not dry completely, and it is easy to remove using lukewarm water. The mask left the skin feeling fresh, soft and smooth even after the first use. Oily nose felt clean and dry. As soon as we washed the mask off, we felt a cooling sensation on the face.
L’Oréal’s claim that the face will look neat after 10 minutes is true. L’Oréal also recommends using the product 2 times/week, which we did. We noticed results after the first round, and with the second round we felt as though our skin had a deep cleansing session. For those of you with irritable skin or any skin conditions, we highly recommend consulting your dermatologist before incorporating this mask into your weekly regimen.
The “Pure Clay Mask” officially retails for $10.61/1.7oz. The mask is on the pricier end given that the Garnier “Clean+ Pore Purifying 2-in-1 Clay Cleanser/Mask” retails officially at $7.99 and has a bigger capacity of 5 fl.oz. However, we still recommend the product because it truly does what it claims to do. It hydrates the skin deeply, allows it to breathe and radiate, and the skin feels smoother instantly after usage.