Today i will be talking about a highly hyped up product which is the L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask. Now i know I’m a little, okay maybe a lot late with this review as I’ve seen numerous blogger’s reviews on this mask already but it took me awhile to form my opinion on this product. Anyways, let’s get straight in to the review!
L’Oreal came out with 3 different masks in this collection; however, i went for the Detox & Brighten Charcoal one. I have a thing for charcoal face masks or anything that claims to draw out out dirt and impurities from my skin as i just find that super satisfying.
One thing i absolutely love about this mask is it’s packaging. It comes in this clear glass jar and white/mint green lid. Its very aesthetically pleasing and gives a super luxurious feel to the product
This mask has a very distinct smell which i smelt as soon as i opened the box which i don’t mind because i actually like the smell. On application, i could tell this mask has very a thick consistency and i don’t know why but i find the process of applying this on my face very satisfying haha!
While you wait for it to try, it gives this tingly, almost burning sensation but it’s not uncomfortable or anything. I wait around 10 minutes and by then the mask has completely dried off and my face feels super tight and i can’t move it at all! The most pleasing part about this mask is that you can see where all the oil and dirt has been pulled out from your skin and for me its usually the T-zone area as you can see in the picture below.
I now take a warm wash cloth and remove the mask. It does require a bit of an effort to get rid of this mask so i feel warm water (NOT HOT) works the best on doing that.
Now comes the part which i had been contemplating for awhile. After reading so many amazing reviews, i was surprised and frustrated that my first impression on this mask wasn’t so amazing. After removing it, my skin felt super dry, my blackheads and especially white heads even more visible than before ( super weird, right?). I wanted to like this mask so much so i gave it a few more tries but came to the conclusion that this just didn’t suit my dry skin very well. Although my skin looked clean and fresh overall, it didn’t stand up to my high expectations. When i used it last week, i think it worked better than before on my skin so maybe the more you use this mask the better it works on your skin?
I know this wasn’t the best review but hopefully some of you guys with dry skin can keep this in mind before purchasing it or some of who have had a similar experience as me can relate. I think i will continue using this though to see if it becomes better with time and if not, well then there are many other charcoal masks out there that will suit my skin better way better than this one!
Have you tried this mask? If so, what are you thoughts on it? If not, are you planning on getting it? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you for reading! xx