L’Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask | Review

Hello again,

As you may have seen from my recent January Favourites post, I’ve been using a new face mask. Over the past few weeks I’ve been reaching for the L’Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask instead of my usual Mask of Magnaminty from Lush – I just wanted to try something new. Out of the three masks in this range, I wanted to try the Clay one the most as I think it suites what my skin needs.

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As you can see, you’re supposed to leave the face mask on for 5-10 minutes to allow it to dry. I find that this isn’t really long enough so I tend to leave it on for 20 minutes at least. When it all dries you can barely move your face, which is probably because it gets right into your pores. It’s kind of disgusting but when it does dry, it highlights ALL of your pores. If you didn’t know you had dirty pores, this mask will definitely point them out to you.


It was actually really easy to apply actually. I have another charcoal mask that I’ve been using for a while which doesn’t apply easily at all. It’s really thick, making it difficult to spread it across my face. This one, however, spreads really easy. I also find that I don’t have to use as much of the product at one time because it covers my face quite quickly. The packaging says that the pot contains 10 applications but I’ve used mine 4 or 5 times and I’ve got loads left so I think I’ll get more out of it.



After the first time I used the mask I already noticed a difference. It reduced the size of some of the more noticeable bits of acne on my cheek. Also, the pores on my nose were so much cleaner when I washed the mask off.

I find that after using this mask, any obvious spots that I have reduce so much in size. It just seems to dry them out to the point where they’re barely there anymore. Then, by the next day, the spot disappears – a definite plus for me.

The more and more I used it, the cleaner my face looked afterwards. Now, after using it for a few weeks, I’ve noticed that I’m getting fewer blackheads and my acne scarring has massively improved too. It’s definitely worth the money.

If you wanted to try this mask, it’s still on offer at Boots for £5.99!

As always, thank you for reading.

Let me know what your favourite face mask is…

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Bye for now,

Courteney x

64 thoughts on “L’Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask | Review

  1. I absolutely love this range, I tried the other one before (purity mask) and loved it, but I bought this one last week to give it a go to as it was on sale. Can’t wait to try it especially since you seem to have great results with it!

    1. I love them both for different reasons! For cleansing your pores and getting rid of spots I’d definitely go for the Garnier. If you just want your skin to feel softer and more refreshed – go with Lush. Hope that helps 🙂 x

  2. Wow – this Garnier mask sounds amazing. I see how it would be tricky to apply with that thick consistency, but if you see results then its totally worth it!

  3. I am a sucker for a clay mask. I have so many of them that I need to use up but I am constantly buying more.

  4. I feel like you’re making me buy a lot of things from Boots haha! This is definitely on my list – read a review recently that even had a picture of it applied – ew haha! x

  5. This face mask looks wonderful. I personally have an avocado oatmeal face mask that I love and recently discovered. It’s good to know what else is out there, though!

  6. I’m glad you had such a good experience with this mask! When I tried it last summer, it unfortunately didn’t do much for my skin. However… I actually have found that it works well for an overnight spot treatment if you’re interested in trying it that way!
    XO Char

  7. I love a good clay mask. I wake up early, put it on, go to a comfy chair, set the timer for 20 minutes, and have a quick snooze. The mask is dry when I go to the shower, and I don’t have to get my sink dirty!

  8. i am at the age where i really need to start doing masks more often! This one looks perfect, the color doesn’t freak me out like some of them do!

  9. This looks like a really neat mask! I don’t really do masks but I would love to, I bet it would do wonders for my skin!

  10. I have been seeing almost everyone on my IG stories feed trying these, but no one ever says how they like it LOL! This is great and I am eager to try now!

  11. Very nice!! I need a new mask to try out to help clear up some acne problems I’m currently having. I will give this a try, since it’s so well priced 🙂

  12. OK I’m definitely going to try this! I’ve been looking for a good mask and ended up getting one at Target this week. Let’s just say it ended badly.

  13. I lovelovelove clay masks. My skin always feels sooo good afterward. I don’t have any clay masks right now, so I’m on the lookout for this one next time I’m at a shop. Thanks!

  14. I love trying different masks and love a good charcoal, so I’ll have to try this one! I’ve seen it on shelves but wanted to wait to hear about someone else’s experience with it before trying it!

  15. I’ve been really interested in trying a charcoal mask! I’ve heard great things and I’m glad you liked this one!

  16. I was just talking to a girlfriend about where to find an inexpensive clay mask. You’ve answered my question! Thank you!

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