Hey, babes!

Today’s post is a drugstore clay mask review. Spoiler alert,  I’ve really been enjoying using it lately! L’Oreal recently launched three new clay masks, and I’ve got the charcoal one here to review. I got mine  at Farmers, and they should be available everywhere L’Oreal is sold. There was a lot of hype around the release of these masks in NZ, especially the charcoal one as it drew so many comparisons to the super luxe Glam Glow Supermud mask. Unfortunately, I don’t have that to compare it to, but I’m sure I’ll still be impressed by the L’Oreal mask—without further ado, here's my L'Oreal Clay Mask Review 

L'Oreal Pure Clay Charcoal Mask Review  

The first thing I notice on opening is that it’s scented—I don’t know how to describe it, but it reminds me of how spas smell. It’s that sort of floral, clean scent. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a spatula but at least it comes with an inner lid to prevent the product from drying out.


It’s very smooth and easy to apply, but it definitely has a bit of a tingle on the skin. I do use prescription tretinoin which makes my skin more sensitive, so that could be why. I wouldn’t describe it as painful, but there’s a definite tingle on application. What I really love about this mask is that it changes colours as it dries and very strongly oil spots, which is soooooo satisfying to see! It spots strongly around my nose/t-zone and also draws out fluid from recent pimples, helping to dry them out. It does dry into a very stiff mask which easily rinses off with water.


My skin always feels amazing and smooth after, but it also feels very dry - moisture is definitely needed ASAP after using this! Despite that, I really enjoy using this mask once a week to help dry up any excess oil in my pores and lingering pimples - I rate this a 4/5!

Have you tried this? What’s your favourite clay mask?

Lexie xx

rating scale
1 - Terrible: Negative effects on skin.
2 - Mediocre: No change in skin/claims not met.
3 - Average: Performs as expected.
4 - Good: Would repurchase unless I try something better.
5 - Amazing: Meets trifecta of perfect packaging, formula, & cost.

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