Not so long ago L'Oreal released their fantastic new face mask range. The Pure Clay Face Masks to be precise. They released not one, nor two, but three different face masks targeted towards different skin concerns. The three in question are the Detox Mask, Purity Mask and Glow Mask.
They each come within a weighty clear square jar with a metallic green lid placed on the top and 50ml of product inside, which equivalents to 10 applications. Sometimes I like to use them individually or for multimasking. When multi masking I like to use the Detox Mask on the forehead, nose and chin, the Purity Mask on the cheeks and then the Glow Mask under the eyes(not close to the eye area though!). I leave them for 5-10 minutes before rinsing off.
The Pure Clay Masks contain a blend of three different clays, with an extra ingredient. The three clays are Kaolin, Montmorillonite and Ghassoul. Kaolin is known for cleansing the skin of impurities and absorbing excess sebum, Montmorillonite(try pronouncing that!) is rich in minerals and renowned to eliminate imperfections. And lastly is Ghassoul, which helps towards clarifying the complexion.
Let's start with my personal favourite, the Detox Mask. As well as the three clays it also has charcoal which is well known for acting like a magnet to pull out all of the impurities that lay deep under the surface of the skin. It has a creamy texture to it but it takes a few minutes until its fully set. With this mask I find that once it's dried down you can see the clay within the pores doing it's job which is quite a strange sight to see, but at least you can see it's doing something. My skin is all over the place lately in terms of blemishes and this has helped my skin so much. It detoxifies and clarifies but without drying out the skin. If you have problematic, acne prone skin then you should definitely give this a try.
The Glow Mask has a combination of the three clays and red algae extract which is known for illuminating the skin. The texture of the Glow Mask is entirely different to the other two, it's gritty but creamy too which helps towards exfoliating the skin. To really get the effects of the exfoliation it is best to rub onto the skin first, but not too harshly, then let it dry down. It leaves my complexion looking so bright and radiant and the skins texture feels completely soft and supple. My foundation goes on so much smoothly after using this face mask. It's a delight to use.
The Purity Maskhas an added ingredient of eucalyptus extract which is known for purifying and mattifying the skin. Like the detox mask it also has a creamy texture, but has somewhat of a fresh scent to it. As someone with combination skin sometimes it is more oily than dry so sometimes I like to either use the purity face mask on its own or with the others to target the areas I want to cleanse and mattify. It does such a wonderful job of taking excess shine and sebum away, but not leaving the skin looking or feeling dry. It feels a lot more fresh and clean afterwards.
All of the Pure Clay Face Masks are £7.99 eachbut they are currently £5 each in Boots. What a bargain! I'm not sure how long this offer is going to last so if you are interested in trying them out then I suggest you get in there quickly before it ends.