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During my teenage years I loved nothing more than getting together with my friends for a pamper evening. Squeezing out green clay from a packet face mask, whilst watching Bring It On was the ultimate indulgence, and even though I still love watching Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union fight it out for ultimate cheer glory, my face mask game has moved on.
Having combination skin, with a very oily t-zone, means I do find it difficult to find skincare masks that will reduce the shine on my forehead without stripping moisture from my cheeks leaving them dry.
This is where the new pure clay face masks from L’Oréal have really won me over. Three different masks that can be applied to different target areas, all with their own unique role.
Pure Clay Purity Mask
This green clay is the go to mask for oily skin. Made from clays that work deep into your pores to absorb excess oil and sebum, this mask mattifies your skin and leaves it looking fresh and shine free.
Pure Clay Glow Mask
This enticing red clay contains red algae to brighten your complexion, and fine apricot seeds to gently exfoliate, revealing clear radiant skin. I like to smooth this over my cheeks to prevent them looking dull.
Pure Clay Detox Mask
The detox mask is perfect for those problem areas that are prone to congestion. My chin can be particularly troublesome, with even the smallest hint of hormonal change or stress causing breakouts. This third pure clay mask tackles this annoyance with charcoal which draws out impurities, leaving clear, soft skin.
All three of these face masks smell A-maz-ing. Really fresh and not too overpowering.
The consistency of the clay is also excellent. It feels so smooth and luxurious, you could almost believe you were in a spa.
I am really impressed with the results of these face masks and at £5 a pop in Boots stores at the moment, they won’t break the bank. I like to apply a face mask preferably once every two weeks, and whether applied separately or together, these pure clay masks have now become a firm staple in my skincare routine.