Don’t you wish that there are affordable and effective clay masks in the market? L’Oreal Paris came up with Pure Clay Masks, which claim to transform the skin and give you the brighter and softer skin you are looking for. So far everything sounds good, doesn’t it? Affordable and effective clay masks…
L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Masks’s main clay elements are koalin, montmorillonite and ghassoul. Koalin is for absorbing the impurities and excess sebum. Montmorillonite is for eliminating imperfections and ghassoul is for clarifying the complexion. I used a cleansing oil with ghassoul in it and all I can say is, it is a really effective clay and it makes the skin looks brighter and clearer. After all, these masks sounds interesting, don’t they? They are reasonably priced and these claims would make you want to try it. However, do L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay masks live up to its claims?
These masks come in glass jars and you have to dip in your fingers to get the masks or if you have some little spoon to get the mask out, it will be more hygienic. I wish they has included something like that. With one jar, you can get around 10 applications, maybe slightly more than that. Let’s start talking about what’s inside these little jars…
L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Masks
L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Detox Mask
In addition to the main clays, this detox mask is combined with charcoal, it’s used for drawing out the impurities and clarifying the skin. Texture wise, it is thicker than the others (also the messiest). Detox mask dries rapidly, straight away after the application. So make sure to be quick when you apply! Within a minute of applying it, the skin feels so tight that it gets so hard to talk. Skin will have slightly tingly feeling and a little bit of heat. I have oily/combination skin and this mask is a match for normal skin(L’Oreal says). After cleaning the skin, my skin felt so tight, uncomfortably tight. I had to apply the moisturiser straight away and in the end I ended up having dry flakes, so I don’t know how it would act on normal skin. If you have dry skin, stay away from it. I have visible pores and this mask got messy when I was cleaning my face. It got into the pores and I had to scrub these areas to get rid of these black bits, it never happened before! Well my skin looked clearer, however I am not really fan of this mask!
L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Glow Mask
This mask is combined with red algae extract, known for its brightening properties and beads for exfoliating. Like other two masks, this mask doesn’t dry completely. I waited over 20 minutes to see if it would dry to matte and it didn’t. However, it still felt slightly matte and it doesn’t feel uncomfortable on the skin. It has beads to exfoliate and after cleaning this mask, it gives healthy glow and softer skin. This mask has to be my favourite. This perfect is for dull looking skin, in the end anything with the scrubbing properties will make the skin look brighter, right?
L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Purity Mask
Purity mask has eucalyptus extract which is known for its purifying properties and this mask is for oily skin. Like detox one, this mask dries quickly too and once it is dry, you’re left with tight and light minty colour looking skin. Does it really absorb the excessive oil? Well after waiting around 10 minutes, the mask around my T-zone, cheeks and chin got almost transparent, whereas rest was still looking the same. I believe these bits are where my skin is most oily. Since it dries out quickly, it takes awhile to clean the whole face. After the first application, skin looks mattified and pores look slightly smaller (its temporary). The only thing I didn’t like about this mask is again I got a few dry patches after the application and before putting makeup on, I had to exfoliate.
These pure clay masks do some of their claims, but what do I really think about these masks? They are not my favourite, especially the detox one, however, for that price it is not bad, but it could have been better. So I am neutral about them and I don’t think I will be repurchasing them after I finish using these ones.
Have you tried any L’Oreal Paris pure clay masks before? What are your thoughts about them? What’s your favourite face mask that you swear by?