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Review | L'oreal Pure Clay Glow Mask

I'm ever so slowly becoming a fan of face masks. Up until recently I really didn't enjoying using them. Most of them smell strange, they take too long to dry and I hate the drying sensation on the face. I also didn't really find them too relaxing either.  I recently tried the L'oreal Pure Clay Purity Mask and I absolutely loved it. It smelt lovely, it didn't take too long to dry and my face felt much softer and altogether cleaner after just one five minute application.

Following on from my love of the Purity Mask, I wanted to try another mask from the range which focused on a different skin complaint - this time, it's all about the glow. After loving Purity so much, I was definitely looking forward to trying the L'oreal Pure Clay Glow Mask.

About the L'oreal Pure Clay Glow Mask:
"For the first time, the L'OrĂ©al Paris laboratories have selected three pure clays and combined them with red algae extract, known for its brightening properties. The beaded, creamy texture illuminates tone by exfoliating the skin's surface without drying it out. A powerful blend of 3 pure clays: Koalin - A highly effective natural clay, known to absorb impurities and excess sebum. Montmorillonite - Rich in minerals, a clay recognized for helping to eliminate imperfections. Ghassoul - A pure clay highly concentrated in minerals renowned to help clarify complexion. Instant and lasting, visible results. Immediately: skin is softer, smoother and brighter. Use for one week: pores feel tighter, skin texture is refined. After use: skin is visibly transformed, with an even healthy glow."

The L'oreal Pure Clay Glow Mask comes in similar packaging to the Purity Mask, the only difference is the colour within. For your money you get a 50 ml jar which is guaranteed to last you 10 applications, although I think that is fully dependent on how thick you apply the mask. The Glow Mask is muddy red in colour which really does look like clay. It has little tiny exfoliating beads throughout the thick and creamy texture to exfoliate the skin before the mask starts to dry fully and although I do prefer a slightly harsher exfoliant, it does add a nice little extra when applying the mask to the face.

I found the scent to the Purity Mask to be really light and fresh, whereas I am not too keen on the scent of this. It's not unbearable or awful, it is just indescribably strange! It smells slightly spicy, which is strange for a face mask. I applied the face mask all over the face using my fingers and I found that if you have long nails, it is so hard getting the product out of the rather shallow jar. I really need to find a face mask brush to apply face masks with as if you have long nails like me, it is awful having the product underneath your nails! 

Once applied, I left it on for about 5 minutes then I washed it off with warm water and my skin felt so fresh and soft. I love the extra exfoliation within the mask which makes it perfect to use on dry patches. I did notice a glow after use, although it is only after use and it doesn't last all day long, sadly. Overall, another really lovely face mask from L'oreal. If you haven't tried one of the three clay masks out yet then do! They do exactly what they promise to do and for that, you can't fault them.



  1. This sounds like a really nice mask!

    xo, Liz

  2. I've heard a lot about these and really want to pick one up! I'm not sure which though, they all sound nice x


  3. I've heard mixed reviews about these masks and considering it's coming from you, someone who's not really a fan of them and you like it, it must be good!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

  4. I love a bit of exfoliation from a face masks.. only 5 mins and you get results sounds pretty good but its a shame you don't see results for longer


  5. I love clay masks! I haven't seen these yet in NZ but I'm definitely keen to try them!

    Lexie | nailgirl.net