L’Oreal Pure Clay Masks | The Charcoal One

As the colder months set in, our skin gets well and truly battered. Not only that but we’re kind of restricted to what we can get up to in the evenings, especially if you’re me and adore hibernating inside. The L’Oreal Pure Clay range was something I spotted just by chance when I was in Boots one day. I’d been wanting to try a charcoal based face mask for ages because of it’s benefits that make the skin appear more brighter and well…less dull.

Close up of packaging

I’ve been using this for about a month now and I’m more or less half way through the pot. The mask is quite thick which gives it a more luxurious feel which is kind of not what I was expecting from a high street brand. I’ve not tried it yet, but this would feel great after it’s been put in the fridge for a few hours!

I’m always super generous with my application of face masks so rather than applying a very thin layer, I slapped it on. It’s already quite cool when applied and starts drying on the face within the first couple of minutes. You can leave the mask on between 5-10 minutes, I like it on the full 10,  in which time the mask goes a lighter chalky colour. You then wash this off with warm water until completely removed. If you’ve got a bit of facial hair like me, you may find that some particles stick to the hairs but going back over it with soapy water will soon get rid of it.

Inside mask

Swatches of mask

It definitely looks quite chalky when fully dry but that’s obviously down to the fact it’s a clay mask. Others I’ve used in the past, haven’t been clay so therefore they retain some moisture. What I love about this one though is that because it’s gone dry, it means it’s sucked out all those impurities and the oiliness of the skin. I tend to suffer a little on my t-zone and on occassion, my forehead, so this is perfect for settling it.

I think there’s five within the clay mask range including one with eucalyptus extract, another with marine algae, one with red algae and one with yuzu lemon extract. I’m more than happy to try out the rest of the range considering the elements of the other clay masks are just as beneficial as this charcoal one. The masks are £7.99 each which is great value for money when you can probably get around 7-10 applications out of the pot.

Have you tried the L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask range yet? Let me know in the comments below.