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9 Best Clay Masks That Won’t Dry Out Or Irritate Your Skin

Categories : Skincare, Skincare Tips

Clay masks can decongest your pores (goodbye, blackheads) and infuse your skin with natural minerals that fight ageing and free radicals. While they’re great for oily and acne prone skin, they can irritate dry or sensitive skin. Except these! We found the best clay masks that are so gentle and effective, anyone can use them!

Indie Lee Clearing Mask

Reviews on Sephora Singapore swear it works! “Leaves skin feeling so clean and fresh without leaving skin feeling dry. After using just once my skin felt soft and looked glowing. Would highly recommend.”

The secret is in its mix of clay, salicylic acid, glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid. It cleans out pores, sloughs off dead skin cells, and then hydrates — all in one mask! It’s also free of parabens, phthalates, and artificial colours and fragrances.

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

Aside from white clay to draw out all the impurities in your pores, it also has Aloe Barbadensis. This hydrates and soothes your skin, so your skin feels soft and smooth.

“So far I am very happy with this mask! Makes my skin feel clean and soft, and doesn’t really burn. I have sensitive skin so nearly all masks make my skin tingle a bit, but this was nothing and worked so well!” says one review.

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L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask Detoxify

Contains a potent mix of Kaolin clay, Montmorillonite Clay and Japanese Active Charcoal to break down the dirt and environmental toxins that can cause acne and ageing. It takes some time for the clay to set on your skin, so it’s less likely to irritate dry skin!

“I have dark plus dry skin. After using this product I felt my skin feels so soft and gave a bright look. It doesn’t dry your skin. Trust me girls, this is one of the best clay masks ever! Go for it,” says beauty reviewer Kirthika Vaithilingam.

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Laneige Mini Pore WaterClay Mask

This clay gel mask promises to absorb oil while boosting your skin’s hydration levels! It’s made of a special mud from the Yellow Sea that sucks up grease and dirt, while infusing skin with anti-ageing minerals. Over time, it heals your damaged moisture barrier and helps your skin become healthier and softer.

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Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Colour Clay Mask

We are in love with Innisfree’s clay mask range! It has several variants which can address different skin concerns.

The Pink variant (Vitalizing) contains pomegranate oil and is one of the best clay masks for tired or ageing skin. The Yellow (Brightening) has Vitamin C for dull skin. The Blue variant (Hydrating) has hyaluronic acid to trap moisture. Get them all and try multi-masking: applying different masks on different parts of your face.

Mario Badescu Mask & Mist Duo Lavender

This is a limited edition set, so hurry and get it on Sephora Singapore before it runs out!

You get a gentle clay mask made of Kaolin Clay and flower extracts that help your skin retain moisture. And, for that extra boost of freshness, it comes with a special facial spray that has soothing aloe, chamomile and lavender. Apply it right after washing off the mask to reduce redness and dryness, and balance your complexion.

Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask With Rose Clay

Get clear, clean and glowing skin! This clay mask gently cleans your skin with its mix of Mediterranean rose clay, Canadian willow herb and Jojoba beads. When you wash it off, you’ll see that your pores look smaller and your skin has a pinkish glow.

“I like how this retexturizes and moisturizes without feeling like too much for my sensitive, combination skin. It doesn’t make me break out, which a lot of deep moisturizing products do. The scent is nice and sweet without being too strong or cloying,” says one beauty review.

GlamGlow Super Mud Clearing Treatment

Supposedly one of the best clay masks used by celebrities and models before red carpet events! It contains six acids (including glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and lactic acid) to fade acne scars and even out skin tone.

This award-winning clay mask got over 240,000 likes on Sephora, and over 5,000 reviews. People say that once it dries up, you”ll see hundreds of black dots cake up on the mask surface — yup, that’s all the dirt it drew out from your pores!

Clinical trials conducted on consumers and volunteers revealed:

  • 94% felt their skin looked renewed
  • 91% saw an improvement in skin clarity
  • 94% felt the product gently cleared their skin

Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask

This mask contains charcoal and clay to soak up the oil, dirt and pollution that’s sitting deep inside your pores.

“This mask is superb! It works well as a face mask but i love to use it as a spot treatment at night. I dot it all over my face on existing spots and the next morning its practically gone/ reduced. Its so effective and the best part it doesn’t dry out my skin even though i use it everyday. HG!” says one beauty review.