For a long time (years) GlamGlow’s Supermud Clearing Treatment was the only mud/clay mask that I ever used. It was (and still is) my holy grail, however when I rang out of it earlier this year, I decided to purchase the L’Oréal Pure Clay Detox Face Mask Charcoal and I was so impressed with how well it worked for me that I decided to try some other maks from L’Oréal’s Pure Clay range, with this Red Algae Glow being one of them and wanted to share my thoughts on it with you today.
I’ve been using this mask for about three to four weeks now and I can say that with use over time, it has really helped to brighten my complexion. I am lucky in that I tend to use products to keep my complexion looking bright and radiant, but there was a period of a few weeks when it was dull, lacklustre and lacking any sort of radiance, and I have noticed that using this mask my complexion had regained some of its radiance and brightness.
I also love how the exfoliating beads in this are small and non-abrasive. They don’t scratch my skin, irritate my skin or cause any negative effects. They are very gentle and slough off any dead and rough skin. I do experience some very mild redness after removal, but that would be normal for me and also I do have some mild redness anyway, this just makes it a little more prominent, but it’s nothing major and it does reduce after a while.
This mask contains the following three ingredients (along with others, obviously), which are (what I think) the main ingredients for brightening and exfoliating your complexion.
- Ghassoul – to help clarify complexion
- Koalin – to absorb impurities and excess sebum
- Montmorillonite – to help to eliminate imperfections
The mask has a gorgeous creamy texture and spreads evenly, it does dry down, but not fully, it still retains some creaminess and it feels really lovely when rinsing it off with warm water. It just feels like a cream cleanser with very gentle exfoliation beads. I don’t find this to strip my skin or cause futher dryness at all and my skin doesn’t feel tight. I wouldn’t say that my skin feels hydrated or mositurised (this mask doesn’t claim to do either), it just feels soft and smooth.
It is fragranced. I personally like fragance in skincare and don’t find the fragrance to be too strong, but other may not like it. Fragrance is the very last ingredient on the list, so I don’t think there is much in the mask, but it is worth noting that it is there.
The mask, as with all other masks in this range, come housed in a thick, weighty glass jar, which I like, although because it is so heavy, it probably isn’t the best to bring travelling (if you’re travelling this year, that is…), so it might be better to decant some into a small jar/pot if you really wanted to bring some with you, that’s what I would personally do.
I really like this mask and the others I hae tried from this range and I will have a review on the other one I am currently using soon. I think they are great, especially for the price point. They are so affordable and are regulary on offer too. Currently this one is on offer for €7.33 in Boots, as are others n this range.
If you have tried any of the masks from this range, I would love to hear your thoughts on and experience with them.
Thank you for reading, and until net time, take care xx