Today I wanted to review the Sukin Detoxifying Clay Masque that I picked up about a month ago.
What drew me to this face mask was the name and likeness to the L’Oreal Paris Purify & Mattify Pure-Clay Mask. I quite liked the formula of the L’Oreal mask and wanted to see if this was a near dupe for that.
This Detoxifying Clay Masque costs AUD$19.95 and contains 100ml of product. This formula targets normal to dry skin types to detox, brighten the complexion and minimise the appearance of fine lines.
Comparing this to other clay masks it’s formula falls in between being a thicker clay and a whipped mousse texture. It’s not as dense as others I’ve used but it’s definitely not like a gel or cream. One thing to note is the scent which immediately reminded me of candy. I don’t notice the fragrance once applied however I definitely smell it when I open the mask.
Due to the mask’s mousse like texture it spreads nicely over my skin to apply. It’s opaque in colour so I can quickly cover my face or alternatively target the mask to specific areas. Once I’ve got the mask on I’ll leave it to rest for 15 minutes before taking it off.
When it comes to taking this mask off that’s where my issues begin. For some reason I struggle to remove this mask easily or cleanly. Sukin say to rinse off with warm water and wash cloth so that is what I will attempt. When I try to rinse with warm water the mask appears to wash away however my skin is left with an uncomfortable feeling, as if there is a film on my skin. This feeling remains even after wiping my skin with a cloth. I will have to cleanse my face with a foaming cleanser to get rid of that feeling of a film on my skin.
Even though this is a Detoxifying Clay Masque it’s made for dry to normal skin types. That means that the formula contains avocado, baobab and rosehip oils to deliver intensive hydration properties and I wonder if that is the strange film that is being left on my skin. If that’s the case then that might be a desirable feeling for someone with dry skin however with my oily skin any film left on my face usually means more shine later on.
After I have managed to rinse the mask off my skin is left clean and soft. I don’t notice any reduction in pores or fine lines nor could I see a brightening effect. I also didn’t find any benefit for my oily, acne prone skin however it’s not specifically aimed at that skin type.
In the end I haven’t enjoyed my time with this Sukin Detoxifying Clay Masque. I know it’s a popular Sukin product but due to my difficulty rinsing it off and the lack of big skin improvements it’s not met my needs.