CLAY IT UP: L'Oreal Pure Clay Charcoal Mask Review

Hey, babes!

Today’s review is on a drugstore clay mask which I’ve really been enjoying using lately! L’Oreal recently launched three new clay masks, and I’ve got the charcoal one here to review. I got mine for NZ $25 at Farmers, and they should be available everywhere L’Oreal is sold. There was a lot of hype around the release of these masks in NZ, especially the charcoal one as it drew so many comparisons to the super luxe Glam Glow Supermud mask. Unfortunately, I don’t have that to compare it to, but I’m sure I’ll still be impressed by the L’Oreal mask.

 The first thing I notice on opening is that it’s scented - I don’t know how to describe it, but it reminds me of how spas smell. It’s that sort of floral, clean scent. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a spatula but at least it comes with an inner lid to prevent the product from drying out.
It’s very smooth and easy to apply, but it definitely has a bit of a tingle on the skin. I do use prescription tretinoin which makes my skin more sensitive, so that could be why. I wouldn’t describe it as painful, but there’s a definite tingle on application. What I really love about this mask is that it changes colours as it dries and very strongly oil spots, which is soooooo satisfying to see! It spots strongly around my nose/t-zone and also draws out fluid from recent pimples, helping to dry them out. It does dry into a very stiff mask which easily rinses off with water.

My skin always feels amazing and smooth after, but it also feels very dry - moisture is definitely needed ASAP after using this! Despite that, I really enjoy using this mask once a week to help dry up any excess oil in my pores and lingering pimples - I rate this a 4/5!

Have you tried this? What’s your favourite clay mask?

Lexie xx

rating scale
1 - Terrible: Negative effects on skin.
2 - Mediocre: No change in skin/claims not met.
3 - Average: Performs as expected.
4 - Good: Would repurchase unless I try something better.
5 - Amazing: Meets trifecta of perfect packaging, formula, & cost.

where to buy L'Oreal online
Amazon* (US)

where to buy L'Oreal in-store
Farmers | KMart | Unichem Pharmacy

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