Love a good clay mask, but hate the way it makes you feel after? If you’re someone with dry skin, using a clay mask can often make your skin feel tight and uncomfortable after.
This is mostly due to the fact that clay masks don’t just soak up all the dirt and grime on your skin, but the oil and moisture too! While this makes it a great choice for people with oily skin out there, it often leaves dry skin feeling shrivelled up and tight.
But don’t go throwing out your clay masks just yet — we at DailyVanity have found 15 of the best clay masks that are guaranteed to keep your skin feeling fresh, clean, and best of all, hydrated!
1. Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask
Vichy’s Pore Purifying Clay Mask is chock full of great ingredients that not only cling on to impurities and excess sebum from skin to remove it, but also reduces the appearance of your pores.
It contains mineralising thermal water which reinforces your skin’s natural moisture barrier, allowing your skin to feel refreshed and rejuvenated instead of dry and tight after use. Rejoice!
Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask is available at all Watsons outlets and Lazada. It retails for SGD39.
2. Too Cool For School Morocco Ghassoul Creamy Mousse Pack
Admittedly, this is more of a clay mousse than a mask but it works in the exact same way, all while keeping your skin nice and moisturised.
Press down on the nozzle to get some foam onto your hand, then slather it on like how you’d apply any regular clay mask. The mask dries down in ten minutes, giving you clean, bright skin after that doesn’t strip your skin or leave any lingering redness.
Bonus? The pump packaging is a lot more hygienic than dipping your fingers into a pot to scoop out your mask.
The Too Cool For School Morocco Ghassoul Creamy Mousse Pack is available on Qoo10, and retails for SGD63.22.
3. Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque
This clay mask by Kiehl’s helps to gently draw out oil, dirt, and toxins, all while soothing and hydrating your skin. This product also works great for those with sensitive skin, minimising your pores and giving your skin a smooth, refined appearance. Sign us up!
The Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque is available at all Kiehl’s outlets (SGD47).
4. L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask Detoxify
Looking to detox on a budget? This clay mask by L’Oreal is right up your alley. We’ve tried it out for ourselves and love it – check out our review here!
The L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask Detoxify contains Kaolin Clay, Moroccan Lava Clay, and charcoal to help dissolve impurities. The formula also doesn’t dry down immediately, which allows you to leave the mask on for up to fifteen minutes without worrying about it leaving your skin feeling dry and tight after. Sounds like a keeper to us!
5. Laneige Mini Pore Waterclay Mask
This clay gel mask is made of a unique formula comprising of natural, mineral-rich mud from the Yellow Sea, which acts as a quick drying, powerful sebum absorbing agent that provides your skin with maximum hydration. Not just that, it also strengthens your skin’s moisture barrier and tightens your pores all at once.
6. Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Colour Clay Mask
Believe it or not, this clay mask range comes in seven different colours that each helps to address a specific skin issue.
For dry skin, we recommend the hydrating version that comes in blue, which contains Jeju volcanic scoria and hyaluronic acid that provides sebum control and hydrating care at the same time! It also helps correct oil and moisture balance all while keeping your skin clean and fresh.
7. Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask With Rose Clay
This nifty product from Origins doesn’t just clarify your skin, it hydrates, too! The jojoba seeds in it help exfoliate and cleanse your skin, while the rose clay— considered to be the mildest of most clays— helps calm and moisturise dry, irritated skin.
8. Biotherm Skin Best Wonder Mud
This clay mask specifically targets ‘city skin‘: skin that is experiencing a build-up of grime, toxins, free radicals, and makeup, which then leads to dull, sallow complexions that most city-dwellers tend to possess.
This airy, non-drying texture basically helps work sebum and impurities out of clogged pores, all while oxygenating your skin so it doesn’t feel dry and tight upon removal. Sounds like a win-win situation to us!
9. Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask
This three-in-one treatment is a great multi-tasker: it can be used as a daily deep cleanser as well as a mask. It reduces the appearance of pores, detoxifies skin, and minimizes small imperfections, all without stripping your skin of much-needed moisture!
The Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask is available at all Fresh stores and counters and at Sephora, and retails for SGD88.
10. Sisley Radiant Glow Express Mask
Want to look absolutely radiant? Look no further than this mask from Sisley.
This cleansing mask contains red clay, which leaves the skin with a ethereal, out-of-this-world glow. Plus, it’s soft, supple texture is non-drying, making sure the moisture in your skin stays where it belongs.
The Sisley Radiant Glow Express Mask is available at all Sisley counters and retails at SGD138.
11. Tony Moly Painting Therapy Blue Pack
Korean brand Tony Moly has recently joined the ranks of other skincare brands providing clay masks meant to address specific skin issues.
The Painting Therapy Blue Pack is our pick. It contains a gel-based clay known as Marine Moist-3 Complex that promises to soothe and hydrate skin all while clearing it of impurities.
The Tony Moly Painting Therapy Blue Pack is available on iHerb for SGD5.36 each (shipping fees apply).
12. Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay Exfoliating Mask
This mask not only comes in the ultra-popular millennial pink shade but also packs a powerful punch with rosehip oil and chamomile flowers that help soothe and rejuvenate skin.
It prevents your complexion from drying out and even helping improve your skin’s elasticity. Pretty and powerful? Consider us sold.
The Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay Exfoliating Mask is available at Sephora and retails at SGD35.
13. GlamGlow Super Mud Clearing Treatment
The GlamGlow Super Mud Clearing Treatment is developed to combat a variety of skincare issues, such as redness, blemishes, scars, razor bumps, and in-grown hairs.
Its combination of glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and lactic acid helps reduce acne scarring and pigmentation all while calming and soothing dry, sensitive skin. An ideal combination, if you ask us!
14. Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask
Treat yourself to a luxurious clay mask facial with this mask by Charlotte Tilbury. Developed to rid your skin of pollutant buildup and unwanted oils, this product is also slated to improve the elasticity of your skin, with rosehip oil added to soften and keep your skin from feeling tight and dry after removal.
15. First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask With Red Clay
Looking for immediately visible results? The First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask with Red Clay promises to deliver on just that, with its blend of ingredients that help eliminate clogged pores all without drying out your skin.