L’oreal Paris have released three new Pure Clay Masks into their skincare range and let me tell you, they’re good. Really good. I didn’t know what to expect from these new pots of skincare goodness, as I’d been comfortably switching up between the same two masks for the last few years. I decided to try all three out for you!
If you’re trying out a mask for the first time, the Charcoal mask is the one to go for. Perfect for that beginning-of-the-year skin detox, this mask contains Black Charcoal which acts like a magnet to remove impurities from the skin.
It’s super satisfying to apply, due to the dark grey colour and thick creamy texture. Rather than feeling tight and pulling on the skin, it feels like it’s dragging my whole face downwards in a relaxing way. The thing I find a little scary with this one is how it exaggerates your skin texture once dried. You can see through the mask to the areas with the most pores and texture, as well as the smoothest parts of your face. Quite an eye-opener!
The scent was only strong the first time I used it, and not overly “too Eucalyptus” either. I actually enjoy the smell of it now, it has become my new calming face mask smell. What I love most though is how it works. It sets quickly on my skin and dries completely to reveal exactly where the worst of my pores are. It feels tight and starts working immediately, dragging impurities out. Once removed, my skin still has that tight feeling, while being completely shine-free. Somehow, this mask keeps my skin matte for at least 12 hours after using it. I don’t know how it does it, but it’s definitely mattifying!
It contains Red Algae extract to perform a deep cleanse, along with finely milled apricot seeds for exfoliation. If your skin is feeling somewhat dull and lacklustre, this mask will exfoliate without drying, resulting in the fresh glowing skin that lies underneath. I recommend applying this mask in circular motions onto your skin to get the full exfoliation effect. I can imagine this would be a wonderful product for the winter months!