My favorite part of my skincare routine is masking. It's fun, gives instant results, and makes a very forgiving selfie. When I heard L'Oreal was making 3 new clay based masks, I said oh hell yeah, sign me up! I mean, at $13 each, buying all 3 is still cheaper than any of my other masks. I tested them all out for you and have been pleasantly surprised.
As soon as I saw they were out, I checked out the ingredients online and was so happy to see they didn't have titanium dioxide. TD is the most widely used mineral sunscreen, and is also used to make skincare products have a white colour. When used in masks it doesn't do a damn thing except act as a cheap filler. As much as I love my inexpensive Korean brands, so many of them use it, probably why I haven't found a Korean clay mask I love.
Purify & Mattify Treatment Mask - Designed to unclog pores and keep this shine free, this green mask contain 3 clays to draw out impurities and eucalyptus to soothe skin. Out of the 3 masks this was my least favorite. Did I notice a big different? No. Will I try it again? Definitely, but it will have to go back to the end of my mask queue.
Detox & Brightening Mask - After reading the ingredients on all the masks, this mask contains the highest concentrate of the 3 clays. Charcoal gives this mask it's jet black colour and pulls out dirt and impurities leaving skin super smooth. This is my favorite of the 3 masks, my face looked super bright and felt hella fresh, my pores were noticeably clearer. I think I only left it on for 10min, next time I'll leave it on for 15-20. Great to use before a night out or to recover from a long night out.
Exfoliate & Refining Treatment Mask - Again we have the 3 clays, Kaolin, Moroccan Lava Clay, and Montmorillonite plus Red Algae to refine. This mask has more of a grit to it than the other masks, provided by Apricot Seed Powder. After its dried on the skin 10-15min, splash the face with water and massage to get extra exfoliation. A great alternative to traditional scrubs, who doesn't love a multi-tasker??
For drugstore masks, even compared to high end masks, these are definitely great products, a total win for L'Oreal. I'm hoping that they do well and L'Oreal continues to grow their masking category, I'll be the first in line to grab the next ones. Which is your favorite?