When I purchased this mask, I had been after a clay mask to clarify my skin and draw out any impurities for a fair while. Actually, I had pretty much forgotten about their existence, having not used one in years, but when my skin started breaking out slightly more often than it used to and becoming a little bit oily in areas I knew it was time for a little TLC.
The Laura Mercier Deep Cleansing Clay Mask is pink in colour, and a thick paste in consistency. It doesn't have any kind of added scent, so it just smells like clay, and it spreads easily over the skin without making any mess. However, I would advise you to wash your hands carefully after use unless you want pink marks all over your towels!
The mask is left on for about ten minutes, and in that time it dries in the same way that the majority of clay masks do. You can then remove it with warm water and a wash cloth.
I enjoy using this mask, but if I'm honest, I can't say that I have noticed any special results after using it. Yes, it leaves my skin feeling soft and clean. But does it unblock the pores or do away with blackheads? Well, no - at least, not for me.
I will continue to use it from time to pamper myself, as let's be honest, who doesn't love slathering on a face mask, putting the kettle on and having a bit of me-time? But if I really need something to deeply cleanse my pores then I suppose I will have to keep looking!
Do you use clay/clarifying masks as part of your beauty routine? If so, which is your favourite?