Evidence of the Aztec’s lathering clay onto their skin as part of beauty rituals dates back as far as 4,000 years. Fast forward to the present day, and mineral-rich clay masks have well and truly secured their seat at the skin care heavy-hitters table.
Best known for their ability to draw out oil, dirt and other impurities, clay masks make way for clear skin and unclogged pores in as little as a 10 minute session. Not to mention, they make the best accessory for a cute ‘self-care Sunday’ selfie.
While some products boast the usual detoxifying benefits, they can also leave behind dryness and irritation. And others, formulated with a far higher quality clay, mixed with soothing botanicals and hydrating vitamins, will make for a far more gentle exfoliation. Leaving the skin clean, not cleaned out.
Here are our top eight picks of the best detoxifying and skin brightening clay masks on the market…
L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Purifying + Mattifying Eucalyptus Mask
Sukin Naturals Pink Clay Masque
Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Clay Mask
Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask
La Mav® Green Clay Detox Mask
SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Masque
Essano Clarifying Clay Masque
Burt’s Bees Detoxifying Clay Mask
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