Best of Beauty: L’Oreal Paris Pure-Clay Masks

Let’s be real – everyone loves a good face mask! After applying and washing off a face mask, your skin feels refreshed and rejuvenated, and your skin is glowing. It’s like a mini spa visit from the comfort of your own home.

The only problem is that so many face masks are just soooo expensive. And you really don’t want to shell out tons of dough, only to find out that you’re less than impressed with the product’s results.

Well, it’s your lucky day. I’ve tried out the brand-new L’Oreal Paris Pure-Clay Masks for you, so you can go face mask shopping without fear!


L’Oreal Paris has three new “pure-clay” masks, each containing mineral clay and other ingredients specifically targeted for certain skin issues. “Purify and Mattify” includes eucalyptus, “Detox and Brighten” is made with charcoal and “Exfoliate and Refine Pores” has red algae and exfoliating beads.

I received three masks courtesy of L’Oreal Paris and BzzAgent. I couldn’t wait to try them out!


First up, I tried the Red Algae mask. I had booked a spray tan for the following evening, in preparation for a Lake Havasu, Arizona, river trip, and exfoliating the day before is one of the most important steps you can take before a spray tan. I dutifully applied the red algae mask to my face, and waited.

Now, everyone looks creepy and no one looks flattering with a face mask on. So I’m sharing these selfies with you in confidence, and out of the goodness of my heart to help you find your new favorite face mask. Please don’t judge me for looking absolutely horrendous in them ;)

After waiting 15 minutes, I applied warm water to a soft washcloth and removed the face mask in circular motions. The exfoliator beads really did their job, sloughing off dead skin cells. My face felt refreshed and super-soft!

Red Algae

After a long weekend at the river, detoxing my skin was absolutely necessary. Dirty river water, sunscreen, sweat and the sun can wreak havoc on one’s face. I applied the charcoal “Detox and Brighten” mask.


Although this mask felt like it was working the most of all of them (I could feel my skin tingling and becoming tighter under the product), it was my least favorite. Why? Well, I’m not the neatest person, and I applied it after a shower…and got it all in my hair. With platinum blonde hair that is so porous I once had pink streaks for a YEAR after getting red paint in my hair, dark charcoal in your freshly washed hair is NOT FUN. I couldn’t scrub it out and had to get back in the shower and wash my hair all over again. Super annoying. The mask itself worked great, but make sure you either apply it VERY CAREFULLY or skip it if you have super light hair.


My favorite everyday mask is the eucalyptus “Purify and Mattify” mask. This is super easy to apply, works great and isn’t messy. I also like that it’s gentler on the skin than an exfoliating mask. I’ll definitely run out of this one the fastest!


My skin has never been softer or more”glow-y”. I’m stoked on these new clay masks. Have you tried them yet? Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure: I received three L’Oreal Paris Pure-Clay Masks for review purposes. All opinions are my own.


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