I remember the first time I saw my mom wearing a mud mask around the house when I was a kid.
“Can I try it too?”
And a love of pampering was born. Mud masks have become a staple in my skincare routine, especially for my oily t zone. So I was thrilled when I was asked to participate in Influenster and L’Oreal’s campaign. I received L’Oreal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser and the Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask for free in exchange for my honest review and opinion.
I love using this cleanser when I have a breakout or can feel a breakout coming on, but it’s definitely too drying for my skin (combo if you were wondering), to use every day. It absolutely makes a difference for those little spots that pop up and helps dry them out in no time. I saw a visible improvement the next day. It does make my skin feel soft and clean, albeit a little tight and dry.
I use the mask about once a week. And as a spot treatment for breakouts. This helps so much as well as making my skin feel so soft and smooth. It is not as drying as the cleanser, but you wouldn’t use this every day anyway. Also, can we talk about the color of this mask? I mean, it’s kind of horrifying yet at the same time desirable as an actual skin color the way it reflects in the light. Just me? I get it. I’m weird.
I wish you could feel how soft my skin is after using this mask, but even if we were in the same room I wouldn’t let you touch my face anyway. So I guess, you’re just going to have to test it out for yourself.
I’m extremely interested in trying out some of the other varieties of the mask, particularly the exfoliate and refine mud mask. I don’t know if I’d repurchase the cleanser again, just because my skin always feels too tight after using, but the mask hit it out of the park and I will definitely buy it when I run out.