Review: L’Oréal Pure Clay Masks


L'Oréal Paris Pure Clay Masks


I have been waiting for these to come to Australia as soon as I saw them appear on social media, and I was so excited to receive a gift parcel from L’Oréal Paris with their new Pure Clay Masks.
Yesterday was a hell BIG day. Our family house of 30 years was going under the hammer to be sold, so we can start a new stage in our lives. (we sold for a great price YAY).  After the great result, we had a quick Thai dinner out and went home to celebrate with a bottle of French Champagne that had been chilling in anticipation.

I was exhausted, physically and mentally. The Champagne is still in the fridge, unopened and I had a cup of tea instead, I needed to chill. Perfect opportunity to try the masks as well. Candle. Peppermint Tea. Music. And a good laugh at my face after I applied the masks.


The box arrived with 3 masks, instructions and some cute little test patches to find out which mask is suitable for your skin. I have had my face for over 50 years and I am pretty sure I know what it needs, but I did the test just the same.

L'Oréal Paris Pure Clay Masks


The L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Masks are:


L'Oréal Paris Pure Clay MasksDetoxifying + Brightening Charcoal Mask (black)

L'Oréal Paris Pure Clay MasksPurifying + Mattifying Eucalyptus Mask (green)

L'Oréal Paris Pure Clay MasksExfoliating + Smoothing Red Algae Mask (terracotta)


L'Oréal Paris Pure Clay Masks

This is what it says on the instructions:

L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Masks. Your #instadetox for brighter, purer, smoother skin. Transform your skin in just 10 minutes, with three new masks, each designer to target specific skin concerns. Us one, two or three clays on different areas of the face depending on skin needs to multi-make and create your ultimate #skindetox. The unique formula combines three pure clays in one mask, Kaolin to absorb impurities and excess oil, Montmorillanite to purify and re-balance the skin and Chassoul to absorb impurities and oil without causing irritation, leaving skin smooth, fresh and radiant.

Having different masks for different skin concern makes so much sense to me.  I have had an oily Tzone forever, but am getting a little drier as I am getting older. Because my skin is older-> not as tight> pores are more open: I need to keep my nose area and chin super clean because even at my age, the occasional break out occurs. I decided on the Red Algae mask on my cheeks, the Eucalyptus mask on my forehead and the Charcoal Mask on my nose and chin. Multi-masking made easy!

L'Oréal Paris Pure Clay Masks

My thoughts:

  • Smooth and creamy, easy to apply. I applied with an old, clean foundation brush. The Red Algae mask has slight grains to exfoliate.
  • The Charcoal mask has a clean earthy fragrance. The slight Eucalyptus fragrance  is evident in the green one, and the Red Algae just smells clean and fresh.
  • It took about 15 minutes to dry. It dried hard, but not so hard that you can’t smile or laugh at yourself in the mirror without cracking.  I removed with a facecloth in sections. I massaged the Red Algae a little to help exfoliate and just wiped off the others. It made a lovely mess in my sink but nothing that a wipe won’t get rid off! The Charcoal was the hardest to remove from my nose.
  • My skin looks fresh, shiny and smooth. This is a treat I will definitely continue!
L'Oréal Paris Pure Clay Masks
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Will I repurchase? YES, I love this as a quick treat.

Do you like treating yourself to a face mask?

Buy them at Priceline and Chemist Warehouse and pssst. They are on special at the moment! (at time of publishing)

Linking up with the beauties at Fabulous and Fun Life 

*please note, these were provided to me as PR samples, but do not influence my opinion in any way. I test them, I like them, they appear on FiS. Easy. B x

Til Next time,




About Fashionista in Suburbia

Dutch Born, Fashionista in Suburbia lives at the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. A Mum. A Wife. A Lover of all things sparkly, shiny and leopard print. A Shoe, Lipstick and Sunglasses Addict. A Typical Libra. A Breast Cancer Thriver.

14 thoughts on “Review: L’Oréal Pure Clay Masks

  1. Danielle Armstrong says:

    What a clever idea! I may need to try. Although my kids tend to get freaked out when I mask – hee, hee.
    Congrats on the house sale Barbe x

  2. I really want to try all of these! I picked up the Charcoal one for my blemishes a few weeks ago, but haven’t really had a chance to try it though!

  3. Congratulations on the sale of your house!

    I love the idea of multi-masking (especially as someone with various skin concerns), but I’ve never got around to it. I do love treating myself with a face mask though.
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  4. Now this is clever – gorgeous photos Barbe, and your skin is looking so even toned and refined. Sold me hon, and congrats on your sale too ♥♥♥

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