L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Masks.

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Over the past few years, drugstore beauty has gotten soooo much better. Want a peel? Great. A moisturizer that will prevent against ageing AND help fix prior damage? Sure. But until more recently, the full spa experience wasn’t really something you could find at the drugstore. You could get the latest and greatest innovation for everyday treatment, but if you wanted a mask, you’d have to go the department/specialty store route.

Not anymore… L’Oreal Paris just launched three new clay masks, designed to give you that luxurious at-home spa experience – at a drugstore price point. All three masks are creamy in texture and contain clays sourced from all over the world… but each one addresses a different skincare concern. I tried them all (multiple times – it’s a hard job but someone had to do it!) and here’s the scoop.

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We will start with my personal favorite… Detox and Brighten (charcoal). I’ve long been a fan of charcoal’s detoxification properties (it acts like a magnet to dirt + oil, sucking all the bad stuff out of your pores). Besides charcoal, it also contains 3 pure clays – kaolinite, montmorillonite, and ghassoul to deep cleanse and purify.

Upon using this mask, my skin definitely felt considerably cleaner… but my skin-tone was noticeably more even, toned, and radiant.

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Next up: Exfoliate and Refine (this is the reddish-orange one… it contains red algae). I loooove this one as it’s particularly great when your skin is feeling a little bit rough and/or you want to diminish the appearance of large pores. Red algae protects and provides anti-oxidants… and the red clay has tiny volcanic particles that do the exfoliation and smoothing. I sometimes use this just on my t-zone to target the larger pores on my nose. Nothing can permanently fix those larger pores on your nose, but after using this, they look considerably smaller.

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Last but not least, Purify & Mattify. As a dry-skinned girl, I have less of a need for this. It contains eucalyptus (one of my most favorite scents) to deep clean, purify, + soak up excess oil. (Added bonus – the creamy light green formula makes for a great selfie). I really liked how it felt on my skin but ended up passing it along to a girlfriend with oilier skin – she loved it and swore her skin was much less shiny for a full day after using it. If your skin runs on the oilier side, you will love this one!

Created in partnership with L’Oreal Paris as a member of the L’Oreal League.

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  1. Jenn Lake says 7.11.16

    Totally adding these to my shopping list! Happy Monday!

  2. Devea says 7.11.16

    I have been wanting to buy these so badly! I am a sucker for packaging, and I love the glass packaging on these.


  3. Thuy says 7.11.16

    Wow, now I want to try all of them – especially the first. Sometimes, though, I have a hard time figuring out if there’s enough of a difference between similar products to actually buy them all.


  4. carrie says 7.11.16

    I really need to check these out!

    And big congrats on the L’Oreal partnership.


  5. Elizabeth M. says 7.11.16

    These sound amazing! My skin is on the oilier side so I will have to try the green one. I love eucalyptus too.

  6. terri martin says 7.11.16

    oh my! these sound wonderful!

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  8. Alyssa says 7.12.16

    I can’t wait to try these! I can’t decide if I want to try the charcoal or red one first! My skin is drier too so I don’t need to dry it up with the green one!

  9. Summer Skin Tips says 8.1.16

    […] for a drugstore option, try L’Oreal’s red clay mask. I wrote a longer post about L’Oreal’s new masks, but the red clay one is perfect here as it detoxifies and does a really good job […]

  10. Jana says 10.5.16

    Perfect timing for a new mask to come out by L’Oreal. The marketplace was really not filling the void for mask. All of these masks are excellent. I particularly like the detox mask for my scam. I also agree that green eucalyptus mask is great if you have oily skin. It’s a nice addition for my face because I normally pay $120 a month for a professional facial. Good job L’Oreal.

  11. The Sunday Mode says 10.30.16

    These sound so good! I’ve been breaking out a lot lately so I’m just trying to figure out which of these masks would be the best for me…


  12. Arsh says 12.11.16

    If you use all three how are the used? Can you use one a day or would you use all three on the same day?

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  15. Melody says 3.4.17

    Thanks for the breakdown, exactly what I needed to know!

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