BAD SKIN MOMENTS
They now come in new textures – creamy, watery, foamy – that don’t just remove sebum and impurities, but also moisturise skin.
Overcome them with the new version of Lancome’s best-selling Genique.
1. Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask, $13
Loaded with volcanic extracts from Jeju Island, this fourth-generation mask features seven coloured variants in three textures – Watery Gel Clay, Cream Clay and Transforming Clay (a clay-to-foam texture) – to remove sebum and address specic skin needs. For a clearer, brighter complexion, use once a week and leave on for ve to 10 minutes before rinsing off.
2. Dior Hydra Life Pores Away Pink Clay Mask, $92
Air-whipped to a lightweight texture, this gentle mask contains natural pink clay to purify and mattify skin in three minutes. The pastel-pink mask also has jojoba extract to hydrate your skin. Suitable for use two to three times a week, it has an addictive oral scent that smells like a holiday in a bottle.
3. Laneige Mini Pore Waterclay Mask, $38
This moisturising mask – which feels like very wet clay – is meant to purify skin in eight minutes. It gets rid of excess oil with Shinan mud clay, while regulating sebum production with pine-needle extract. It gives your skin a nice cooling sensation as it also contains mint water, which is said to strengthen the skin barrier.
4. Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra-cleansing Mud Mask – Orange + Bergamot, $13.90
Packed with extracts of orange, bergamot and sea salt, this creamy mask goes on smoothly (leave on for 10 to 15 minutes) and washes off to reveal clear, hydrated and radiant skin. Bonus: It has a pleasant citrus smell.
5. Nia Sunday Detox Whipped Clay Peeloff Mask, $69
With white kaolin clay, bamboo charcoal powder, and botanical extracts and oils, this clay mousse dries into a mask you can peel off, drawing out dirt and grime for smoother, more radiant skin. Apply an even layer once a week over dry, clean skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before peeling or washing off. Suitable for all skin types.
Her World Sept 2017 1 Resembling a lightweight cream, the mask with the Watery Gel texture spreads easily over skin and dries more quickly than the other two formulas. It comes in three variants – Hydrating, Brightening and Vitalizing – to keep skin hydrated, radiant and supple. The Cream Clay mask has a thick cream consistency that takes more time to spread over your face. It has two variants – Cica and Calming – which are said to relieve skin irritation and strengthen the skin’s protective barrier. The Transforming Clay texture feels thicker than the Watery Clay. It can be used either as a wash-off mask or a face cleanser (it lathers upon contact with water) – and comes in two versions: Rening, to smooth skin, and Purifying, to tackle congested, oily skin.
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