I’m sure you have seen a few blogger review posts as well as youtube videos on the L’Oreal Pure Clay Masks. L’Oreal Paris launched three new clay masks, designed to give you that luxurious at-home spa experience – at a drugstore price point. About a month ago Dischem had a 3 for 2 sale and I jumped at these. They cost R123.99 each (if my memory serves me right). This was an absolute steal because you received 3 for the price of 2. I’d take that deal any day.
As always I did some reading on them so I knew they would be great for my #skincaresunday treatments. Each of these masks come in a 50ml glass container covered with a muted green top. All three are easy to apply and have a pleasant scent. They all contain a powerful blend of 3 sourced mineral clays, namely
- Koalin – Kaolin clays have been traditionally used in caring, nourishing, and soothing different skin types and is one of the major active ingredient found in most skincare products. It is known for its absorbency properties, soaking up all excess oils and clearing clogged up pores.
- Montmorillonite – It’s in the same family as Bentonite clay and has been known for its internal and external healing properties. It an effective ingredient for oily skin.
- Ghassoul – This clay has a unique ability to both nourish skin and even out skin tone because of its high levels of silica and magnesium.
Pure Clay Detox Mask
Since discovering just how amazing charcoal is for extracting impurities, I knew that this one would be one of my favourites. Charcoal acts as a magnet and draws out oils and built up dirt from your pores. I’m all for detoxification masks because I know I get that deep clean that my skin so badly needs seeing as I have those tiny annoying blackheads on my nose. I found that because of the creamy texture one’s skin doesn’t end up feeling dry once the mask is removed (I’ve experienced this with a few other charcoal masks). This mask leaves your skin feeling restored, it also brightens up the skin giving it that added radiance.
Pure Clay Purity Mask
The active ingredient in this bad boy is eucalyptus which in this case is great for oily skin because it purifies the skin. Eucalyptus is also an antioxidant and an antibacterial meaning it helps to reduce oxidation of sebum as well as prevent acne breakouts. After using this mask I noticed that my skin was more luminous.
Pure Clay Glow Mask
This mask is enriched with red algae. After reading on this ingredient I discovered that it is high in amino acids and also contains vitamin A, B, C and E. This seems to be quite a potent ingredient if you’re looking for flawless skin. This specific mask has a granule feeling to it which is great for exfoliating the skin’s surface from all dead skin cells. It’s great to use around areas where you have visible pores because it tends to tighten one’s pores leaving the skin feeling instantly hydrated with a natural glow.
Overall I like everything about these masks. The formula and active ingredients are pretty impressive and they all live up to what they claim to do. L’Oreal definitely delivered on these masks. There is some tightness with the detox and purifying masks once they’ve dried up but I don’t really mind this. I feel the tighter the better especially when it comes to masks that detox and purifies the skin because surely that means that their drawing abilities are well on point?
One of the biggest trends in skincare right now is multimasking. I’m sure there are many of us who are faced with more than one skin concern. I figured seeing as I have these three masks I might as well give this trend a try and I must say that I’m pretty pleased with the results. Not only do you get to treat three concerns but you save time. This is a win in my books!
I’m glad I bought these masks because they really are great and what’s even better is that they were designed for all skin types.
Have you tried them? Your thoughts? And would you repurchase them?
Toodles Stunners. Xx