I gave up on clay masks about a decade ago, because I thought they were super harsh and drying (I used to let them dry completely on my face, then had a heck of a time washing them off, irritating my skin in the process). Now that I know now to let them dry (they still work just as well), they are a weekly staple in my skincare routine.
Skin&Lab Dr Pore Tightening Glacial Clay mask promises to fight acne and tighten pores. In addition to bentonite and Canadian colloidal clay, it contains oats, allantoin, and tea tree oil. A full list of ingredients is available at the end of the review.
How to use:
Apply to a clean face, avoiding eyes and lips
Wash off after 10-15 mins
The mask is thick and creamy, very easy to spread. It has a fairly robust tea tree oil scent.
Like with any other clay masks, the first time I used this one, I spread it over the entire face. I couldn’t last the suggested 10 minutes - it was so uncomfortable / burning-stinging on my cheeks and forehead. I thought this was probably not for me.
But later I read that this can be used as a spot treatment / only over the problematic zones. That’s exactly how I use it now, and it works well. I apply it to my nose and middle of the chin, where I have the most sebaceous filaments. If I get isolated zits on my cheeks or anywhere else, then I dab the mask on those small areas as well. When used this way, Skin&Lab clay mask is working well for me. I get no stinging or burning. If you have very oily skin, then maybe the overall application will work. My skin is combination. I would suggest that someone with dry or sensitive skin look into a different mask altogether.
My pores look smaller and pimples calm down after using this. However, I don’t think I would repurchase it. To be fair, I didn’t even purchase this jar (it came to me as PR in a by Sophie box). There are other clay masks I enjoy more than this one. For breakouts, AXIS-Y mugwort mask (review here) or I’m From mugwort mask (review here), for overall pore care La Muse clay mask (review here). Have you tried any of these? What do you think?
This product was sent to me for free. This is not a sponsored review.
Skin&Lab Dr Pore Tightening Glacial Clay Facial Mask ingredients: Water, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Kaolin, Bentonite, Glycerin, Canadian Colloidal Clay, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Pentylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Propylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Saccharide Isomerate, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Disodium EDTA, Portulaca Oleracea Extract