MORE masks! Obviously, I can’t test all of the masks that are coming through at the moment – I love a mask so it’s always a happy test and I do put a fair few through their paces, so the one I picked out from the trio of L’Oreal Pure Clay Masks is the Glow Mask (the reddish one) and while I wouldn’t indicate it for sensitive skin, it’s extremely good for brightening and exfoliating. I can’t at all get into masks for ‘long term’ effects – the reason I’m using a mask is because I want something to happen right now – and these masks are all about what happens in the now (although I notice that one of the packaging claims is that after a week your pores will feel tighter.. feeling tighter is no use to anyone!). Glow is quite gritty – you’ll certainly notice that it has a coarse feel to it.
You should leave the mask on your skin for up to 10 minutes and then remove with a damp flannel. With the Glow mask, although it doesn’t say so on the packaging, rub it around a bit on your skin to get the exfoliation – you’ll be able to judge by the feel how much is right for you, but crucially, don’t over-do it. It’s rather perfumed (they all are) and doesn’t have the traditional earthy scent that clay based masks often have.
Each mask has the same base of Kaolin, Montmorillonite and Ghassoul clays but it’s what’s added in that helps them target more individual needs. So, Glow has red algae, Purity has eucalyptus and Detox has charcoal.
There’s something of a ‘buyer beware’ issue on the packaging that isn’t immediately obvious when it’s sitting on a shelf – the actual pot of mask is literally half the size of the packaging and the lid is more or less the same size as the pot.. so you get half again!). These masks are £7.99 each which I think is very reasonable for a 10 dose pot so there’s no need to make it look more than it actually is. I was impressed with Glow for refreshing my skin and making it brighter and smoother temporarily – I used it in the morning so it’s no accident that afterwards my foundation blended like a dream and I got a compliment on how my skin looked.
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