I always have a clay mask at home. Usually, it’s the Super Volcanic Clay Mask by Innisfree but I have to order it online and it takes a couple of weeks for it to get here from Korea. So one time I ran out and decided not to wait and instead try one from L’Oreal’s new range that just came out at the time. It was the Glow one, dark grey. I was quite impressed and have been using the two of them intermittently ever since.
Pure Clay Purify Mask
For reasons unknown, however, this time I decided to try the Pure Clay Purify Mask instead. I don’t have oily skin nor too many blemishes or a particular need for mattifying. Maybe I just wanted a change, maybe it’s the summer weather that does make my skin feel less clean. Or maybe it’s because I really wanted to try Garnier’s black masks and then just stayed on theme with the clay one as well. But regardless. I’m glad I did because I just completely fell in love with this one after the very first use.
Full disclosure: L’Oreal says it is for all skin types but I don’t think this will really suit people with sensitive skin. It’s not drying so unless you have really really dry skin it will still be fine, but the eucalyptus is probably going to bother those with sensitive skin. It is also the thing that will make you love this if you don’t. If you’ve read any of my cosmetics reviews already, you know I am kind of obsessed with smells. And this one smells absolutely amazing! It’s gentle but fresh and not fresh in a way that would make you not want to use this in the winter if you know what I mean.
Aside from the fantastic smell and the fact that this one is less thick (you can actually see my pores through it), the feeling on your skin is pretty much the same as with the Glow Mask. You’re supposed to leave the Pure Clay Purify Mask on for 5 to 10 minutes so I kept it on for 7. During this time it dries a bit and if it starts to pull your skin it is a good signal that it’s time to rinse it off. Which brings me to this step actually. I hate it when masks are difficult to put on or off. The Innisfree one is a bit difficult to apply but rinses off pretty quickly. L’Oreal’s Glow Mask is easy to apply but takes ages to rinse off. This one glides on and off like nothing and I love it for that!
And last but not least…the result.
It is a brightening filter in a jar! Granted, this fantastic morning light helped with getting a picture like this, but still. Immediately after rinsing the mask my skin felt super clean so it definitely delivers on that purify promise. It also mattifies. But what I was most impressed with was the brightening effect. I was practically glowing but in a matte way. So at least, for the time being, I’m sticking with this mask. I bought it for a weekly deep cleansing effect but got so much more out of it. The added bonus is that they are sold practically around the world and at less than $10 they’re also pretty cheap.
This was quite a lucky discovery and I’m very happy I can review a product that I can also recommend. Please note that this is not a sponsored post, just me being very satisfied with my latest skincare purchase.
Have you tried the Pure Clay Purify Mask? Any other from the L’Oreal clay range? Any other clay mask altogether? Please, let me know in the comments!