Clay is one of the most effective cosmetic ingredients: it cleanses, brightens the skin, tightens pores and generally makes the skin look good. Most often in the cosmetic industry, white clay is used, kaolin, but options are possible, as they say. Especially for us, the editor-in-chief of the Fierce & Cute blog, Moore Soboleva, has collected successful clay masks - for radiance, cleansing and other important things.
Biotherm Skin Best Wonder Mud
Biotherm's recently launched Miracle Mud mask contains Moroccan volcanic ghassoul clay and is complete with algae. Wonder Mud is designed to revive the skin of residents and residents of the metropolis: a piercing green substance should be applied with fingers to dry, clean skin, and in three minutes it cleanses pores from dirt and grease, evens out complexion and exfoliates. Biotherm rarely makes masks, but usually very accurately - the second mask with clay, Pure-Fect Skin 2 in 1 Pore Mask, is also excellent: it lasts for a minute, exfoliates the face, reduces pores and generally saves in hot weather.
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Oil-Control Cleansing Mask
Clinique has several clay masks, but the main hit is the one belonging to the Anti-Blemish Solutions line - Oil-Control Mask with salicylic acid and algae. The mask, like the series, is interesting in that it is suitable for any type of problem skin - including, for example, for dehydrated skin. Oil-Control Mask can be applied directly to inflammations - it actively exfoliates, has an antibacterial and sebum-regulating effect. Due to the fact that the mask is powerful, it can slightly tighten the face - but it also needs to be applied for only five minutes. Bonus - economical consumption (a thin layer of the mask is enough, even if you apply it all over the face) and a volume of 100 ml.
Darphin Skin Mat Purifying Aromatic
One of the most delicate clay masks on the market is made by the French brand Darphin, known for its love of different kinds of oils. For the Purifying Aromatic Clay Mask, kaolin was generously mixed with these very oils, in particular, lemon and lavender. The result is the perfect cleansing mask for dry and dry skin that is effective yet extremely gentle. It not only tightens and cleanses the pores, but also evens out the complexion and somehow pleasantly refreshes it. And it smells, of course, fantastic, like all Darphin products.
Sephora Mud Mask Purifying & Mattifying
Not everyone knows that in the Sephora assortment, in addition to decorative cosmetics, an endless number of useful tools and travel bottles, there is also a decent skin care line. This clay mask in the color of the Petersburg autumn sky is unofficially positioned as a budget replacement for the GlamGlow mud mask. It is thick and dense, quickly hardens and cleanses properly - the clay's own properties are supplemented with zinc, so the mask dries inflammation with a bang. Mud Mask smells pleasantly of something fresh, but the aroma is quite strong and does not disappear instantly, so those who do not like strong fragrances can be scared off.
Thalgo Absolute Purifying Mask
Thalgo's marine brand uses algae in virtually all of its formulas, including the Pureté Marine sebum-regulating range, which includes the Absolute Purifying Mask. It feels like a classic clay mask, but due to the notorious algae and other moisturizing ingredients, it dries minimally. The brand suggests applying the mask in a thin layer and allows you to keep it for up to 20 minutes - an unprecedented period for such a product - but 10 is usually enough for a high-quality cleansing.
Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask
The bouncy American brand Kiehl’s has never specialized in face masks, except that the super hit with Amazonian clay from the Rare Earth line has always been on its list of bestsellers. But this year Kiehl’s released two successful novelties: a night mask with acids and a toning mask with turmeric and cranberries. The latter is made on the basis of kaolin and contains cranberry seeds - it simultaneously works as a gentle exfoliant, a cleansing mask and a remedy that quickly improves complexion.In the process of use, the mask tightens the face quite strongly, but after rinsing, there is practically no feeling of dryness - but the pores are reduced in front of the eyes, and the skin becomes smoother.
The Body Shop Blue Corn 3-in-1
Deep cleansing scrub mask
The best-selling British brand is a wicked yet wildly effective scrubbing mask with blue corn and white clay. The exfoliation here is mechanical, and the abrasive particles are quite large, so, relatively speaking, the mask will not replace acid peels, but you should not combine it with other cleansers - after all, the Deep Cleansing Scrub Mask is quite tough. It can be applied only to the T-zone, it is possible (if the skin is combination or oily, and the spirit is strong) on the entire face. It is recommended to use it no more than once a week: after the mask, the pores narrow, and the face becomes clean and as if lightened in Photoshop.
Caudalie Instant Detox Mask
Caudalie has two clay masks: the classic Purifying Mask with kaolin and the new Instant Detox Mask with bentonite. The main cosmetic winemakers last year completely renewed their line of masks - now there are four of them, three of which came from the previous assortment, changing only the packaging and volume, and just this detox mask was added. Caudalie propose to combine masks as elements of a designer: either alternate or apply different products to different parts of the face, depending on the needs of the skin. But a detox mask, according to the brand (and bloggers who quickly wrote down the Instant Detox Mask as favorites), is needed by everyone: it reduces pores, cleanses the skin, exfoliates it (as part of the papaya enzyme), makes the complexion brighter and smoother.
Clarins Eclat Mat Pure and Radiant Mask
This French brand has such a huge assortment and so many hits that some products sometimes undeservedly remain in the shadows, as if in the category of hidden treasures. For example, a very good pink clay mask from the small Eclat Mat range. Unlike many of its sisters, the Pure and Radiant Mask does not harden into a classic clay crust and practically does not dry the skin - an excellent option for the off-season and any other moments when you want to cleanse your face as gently as possible. In five minutes, the mask manages not only to cleanse the skin, but also to smooth it a little - an ideal express care before an important event.
Dr. Jart + Dermaclear Trans-Foam Clay Trio
The leading Korean brand Dr. Jart +, bringing the cushion and other wonders of the Asian cosmetics industry to the American market, recently launched the Dermaclear cleansing line. So far, it includes foam (excellent), micellar water and this set of three clay masks. The brand positions the product as foam masks that can be applied even to light makeup, bypassing the stage of rinsing it off. The set includes three masks: soothing with white clay, sebum-regulating with green and moisturizing with pink. You can alternate them depending on the condition of the skin, or you can apply each to a specific area of the face: on the skin, the difference between the masks is not very noticeable, but the process itself is quite funny. An additional attraction - when washed off, the masks turn into foam! How you can not love Korean cosmetics after that is unclear.
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