Monday, 12 September 2016

REVIEW | L'OREAL PURE CLAY GLOW MASK


Face masks really are the only skincare products that claim to produce instant noticeable effects and I think this is why they have blown up so much over recent years as the emphasis on skincare has increased tenfold over the last decade. Clay masks are nothing new, but generally clay masks are marketed as being detoxifying or purifying. L'Oreal have created 3 face masks for 3 different results, each using a blend of three clays. The Glow Mask (£8) is the one that caught my eye, as the other two masks - Detox Mask and Purity Mask - have been done before, whereas a radiance, glow-inducing clay mask is completely new to me

What struck me the most was the unusual hue of the mask, it looks like crushed brick which is certainly unique. You get 50ml of product in a nice weighty glass jar, at least it feels like glass, I don't care for the packaging much. It looks great, but it can make application messy and unhygienic if you use your fingers to scoop out the product. You can use a plastic spatula or even a foundation brush and paint it onto clean skin but I use my fingers so a tube would be better suited to me. There is a seal separating the product from the lid so that goes some way to minimise the bacteria contaminating the product. 


Onto the mask itself, the "powerful three clays" are: Kaolin which absorbs impurities and excess sebum; Montmorillonite which helps eliminate imperfections and Ghassoul more commonly known as Rhassoul (so I don't know why L'Oreal have chosen to call it Ghassoul, maybe to make it look like it is completely new?) which helps clarify the complexion because it is a clay rich in minerals. A few years ago I actually underwent a Mud Rhassoul full body treatment, I remember my complexion was terrible at the time as a result of exams, stress and poor choices, but the treatment was an ultimate pick me up. I was flabbergasted at how better, clearer and brighter my skin looked after the intensive treatment. Read about the experience here



To Use: Simply apply the mask with your preferred tool (for me it's my fingers) onto dry, cleansed skin. I applied an even layer all over my face and neck, avoiding my eyes but dabbing a little on my lips. Can't hurt. I left it on much longer than the recommended 10-15 minutes. I don't have very sensitive skin so this mask didn't bother me at all, it tingled slightly at first but that disappeared quickly. There is a scent to it but for me it was very faint and not lingering. In total, it must have remained on my face for about 40 minutes before I washed it off. If you have sensitive skin I wouldn't recommend wearing it for that long of a period. The most alarming characteristic is how it looks on the skin, every time I looked in the mirror I thought I had been badly burned without realising.


Once you have left the mask to sit for however long you choose, rinse off with warm water. The mask doesn't dry down on the skin and you can visibly see the slightly gritty texture which when you rinse it off works to exfoliate the skin. After removing it my skin felt palpably softer, smoother and overall looked healthier. I wouldn't say it was glowing but perhaps if I did use it multiple times a week as suggested I would have glowing seraphic skin. I did apply this mask shortly after waking up so the effect of the mask might have been more significant for me. I do like that it isn't drying as it meant that I could drink tea, talk and eat without worrying about 'cracking' the mask. The jar it comes in is meant for 10 uses only, so if you did use the mask 3 times a week as implied you would whiz through this fast. I would recommend buying in bulk if you think this mask is for you. Most stores, Superdrug and Boots for instance, more often than not have an offer on like 3 for 2 so that would be an ideal opportunity to snap up as many of these as you can. I see myself repurchasing for sure. I wish it was bigger so one jar would last months rather than weeks but very decent for the price.

Thank you so much for reading. I am back to blogging properly now, apologies for the flaky behaviour the last few days. My cousin got married so we were in Sunderland over the weekend, but not it is back to normal. Posts every other day, as always follow me on Bloglovin', all my links are below. My SnapChat is alittlekiran if you're interested, I don't post too much but would love to connect with you guys, Take care. 

What face masks do you love or want to try?

Love 
Kiran

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35 comments

  1. I have read mixed reviews on these masks so I haven't been bothered to purchase any to try for now. Maybe I will when I see them on sale in the future.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  2. OH yes, I just saw one of these these at the drugstore the other day and I was so tempted to buy it!! Shame you don't get too much product - I do like to use face masks at least 2-3 times a week. I'll definitely have to try these real soon!

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  3. Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing sweet girl xx

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  4. I've been wondering about this mask. Thanks for sharing -Hanna Lei

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  5. I keep hearing about this mask. I still have some masks to use up, but I'll def. give this one a try.

    ahintofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  6. I love the idea of clay masks but I'm so lazy about them, I hate having to wash the clay off after! Consequently, sheet masks are my fave but these are so inexpensive, I might have to give them a go!

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    1. Because this doesn't dry down it's really easy to wash off xxx

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  7. ooh, I like that you can talk and drink tea when you're using this mask! I love how masks make you feel so invigorated, I'm really getting back into them!

    Characters & Carry-ons

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    1. Yes, they're wonderful aren't they! Xx

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  8. are this supposed to be like the glam glow ones? because i love those!

    you have such a nice blog! i'm following! please hop on mine and follow me too! i'd love to stay in touch wiht you!

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    1. I don't know, I haven't tried any of the Glam Glow masks, I have heard they are great! Xx

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  9. Sounds like it's worth to give it a try.
    Nina
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  10. I've heard a lot about these masks! I wish you got more uses out of them for your money, but maybe I'll give it a try when it's next on offer. Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. I would love to try this mask Kiran. Great review. Hope you had fun at your cousin's wedding ceremonies. I'll be going to India for my Brother-in-law's wedding this winters. Connecting on SC. My id is 'mstantrum'.
    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

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    1. Ooh have an amazing time! I will be sure to add you xxx

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  12. I didn't know L'oreal does mask :0 I love clay mask since I have congested and dirty, large pores. So any new type of clay mask is a must try for me. Thanks for the review, Kiran ;)

    Selene Addicted

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    1. My pores are tragic, so yep clay masks are awesome! Xx

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  13. I'm really curious to try this out, but I have been waiting for a good sale as I want to try out 2 of them to see which my skin prefers. And sometimes I enjoy using different masks at the same time to treat problem areas haha
    stephanieC

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    1. Their introductory offer was pretty good, where you could get all 3 for £5, usually Superdrug/Boots have a buy one get one half price or 3 for 2 offer on constantly. Let me know what you think if you purchase! Xx

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  14. I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. These sound interesting! It's a shame you don't get much product, but I like that they don't dry down completely and crumble because that always makes such a mess!

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    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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  16. I'm really unsure whether to try them because of the mixed reviews... I'm glad you liked them but I do agree with you when you say the jars are quite small so you would need to buy in bulk...

    Lauren x | http://www.huggled.co.uk/

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  17. I have the detoxifying one and I think it does a great job, I haven't tried the others though. I agree with you on the size, it's quite small. I use mine just once a week so it does last a while for me. Great review and thank you for your comment! xx

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  18. I have the detoxifying one and I think it does a great job, I haven't tried the others though. I agree with you on the size, it's quite small. I use mine just once a week so it does last a while for me. Great review and thank you for your comment! xx

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  19. I've heard so many great things about these masks, I really need to purchase them next time they're on special offer :) Great post!
    A Blushing Beauty Blog x

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