I stopped in to share my experience with the L’Oreal Paris clay mask line. I learned of these masks thanks to a review by the beautiful Anna, of The Zurich Diaries. She tried one with good results, and I was curious. I purchased all three masks available in this line for the purpose of trying the multi-masking trend. Goodness knows I have enough skin woes to test these masks and ten others. For reference, I have sensitive combination skin and eczema, with an oily t-zone and the rest leaning heavily toward the drier end of the spectrum. My biggest concerns are dry, flaky patches, huge pores, and acne.
I used the green (with eucalyptus to purify and mattify) mask on my cheeks and most of my forehead, where I tend to be drier. I used the black (with charcoal to detox and brighten) one on my nose and between the eyes, which can usually be described as an oil slick. I used the red (with red algae to exfoliate and refine pores) mask on my chin, which is my most problematic area and swings wildly between being excessively oily and extremely flaky, and is where my acne is worst.
I put on a thin layer of each, per the instructions. Each mask dries quickly, and even on my sensitive skin, there was no discomfort. They all rinse cleanly, though the red exfoliating mask took a little more rinsing. As I rinsed, I spread it around to exfoliate other areas with dead skin, like my jawline and the sides of my nose. There was no way I could resist a silly shot!
These masks all smell fresh, with clean, mild fragrances that are in no way overwhelming. It is recommended to use them up to three times per week. Because I’m so sensitive, I cap it at two times, though my chin area does start to get slightly rough between treatments. I’m thinking I’ll add a third session just on the chin area, going forward. After the first treatment, the dry patches on both cheeks disappeared, and after the second, the skin directly under my eyes feels like the rest, soft and smooth, with no roughness at all. Usually, clay of any kind gets rid of my acne, but makes my dry areas worse. That’s not at all the case with these masks, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this line for anyone with various skin issues. It’s just a matter of choosing the right mask (or masks) for your particular needs. If you’d like to know more, you can check out each one by clicking the drop down menu here.
Have you tried any of these masks? Which do you think you’d try?
Thanks for reading!