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Masks designed to be brushed onto the skin and washed off afterwards

  • Naked Klay,  wash off

    Naked Klay 2 In 1 Detoxifying Exfoliating Mask

    the claim The Naked Klay 2-in-1 Detoxifying Exfoliating Mask is said to be rich in traditional ancient herbs with vitamins, antioxidants and botanical extracts. It claims to impart a gentle cleanse and exfoliation while also helping to balance and control oil production, achieving a clearer, smoother complexion and helping to reduce visible signs of ageing.     the science Kaolin and Bentonite are typical clays included in detoxifying masks because of their absorption capabilities. They are able to draw out impurities, excess oil, bacteria and dirt to achieve clear skin and clean pores. This makes them ideal for oily and acne-prone skin types. A high content of silica helps to…

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    Wildcrafted Organics Wild Berry Masque

    the claim The Wildcrafted Organics Wild Berry Masque comprises 85% Certifed Organic and Wild Harvested Ingredients. It claims to be a luscious honey based cleanser, exfoliant and masque rich in skin loving nutrients, antioxidants and the purest New Zealand clay for healthy, beautifully radiant skin.     the science Topping the INCI is organic Honey. Strong antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in honey make it a great cleanser while also protecting the skin and helping to prevent premature aging. As a humectant, it draws and retains moisture for increased skin hydration and suppleness. Halloysite Clay is a pure white New Zealand clay that enhances cleansing and exfoliation. It is…

  • Heimish Black Tea Mask Pack
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    Heimish Black Tea Mask Pack

    the claim The Heimish Black Tea Mask Pack is a soothing gel mask infused with ingredients extracted from Black Tea, Berry, Aloe, and Centella Asiatica, delivering a 5 minute cooling treatment. It nourishes dry, fatigued skin while boosting its moisture level for the perfect water/oil balance. It also helps improves skin elasticity and minimises the appearance of pores.     the science There are four hero ingredients in this mask, all herbal extracts and represented at good concentrations, featuring in positions 4-7 on the INCI. The most prominent is Green Tea Leaf Water which is a potent antioxidant source that helps to protect skin from free radical damage, reduce inflammation,…

  • Australian Clay Co No Filter Gold Clay Mask
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    Australian Clay Co No Filter Gold Clay Mask

    the claim The Australian Clay Co. No Filter Gold Clay Mask claims to be an ultra deep cleansing mask that removes dead skin and other nasty impurities leaving your face plump and fresh.     the science Kaolin clay is derived from the mineral Kaolinite (also referred to as Kaolinite Clay). Rocks that are rich in Kaolinite are also known as Kaolin or China Clay. Together with Bentonite, they deliver a detoxifying effect, able to absorb excess sebum and draw out impurities from the skin for clean pores. A high content of silica helps to remove dead skin and regenerate new cells without over-drying. As such, clay is great for…

  • The Silk Crystal 2-Way Silk Pack
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    The Silk Crystal 2-Way Silk Pack

    the claim The The Silk Crystal 2-Way Silk Pack claims to tighten and lift pores to remove impurities in just 30 minutes for flawless skin.     the science The peel comprises 88% Fibroin, a fibrous silk protein that promotes a rigid structure and tensile strength. These properties together with self-contraction, make it very capable of drawing out impurities from pores, effective against blackheads, whiteheads and dead skin cells, even downy facial hair. Helping to create the peeling film is Polyvinyl Alcohol, an ingredient regularly found in such masks because of its film forming properties. According to Paula Begoun of Paula’s Choice Skincare: This type of alcohol may pose a…

  • Leegeehaam Matcha Clay Pack
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    Dr. Ceuracle Grow Matcha Clay Pack

    the claim Rebranded from Leegeehaam, the Dr. Ceuracle Grow Matcha Clay Pack claims to be a wash-off clay pack with antioxidant-rich matcha to purify and detoxify dull skin. It is also said to help tighten enlarged pores as it dries, revitalising and enhancing skin smoothness.     the science Clay is great for acne control and this clay pack includes four varieties, namely, Kaolin, Montmorillonite, Green Clay and Bentonite. Together they deliver a super detoxifying effect with their ability to absorb excess sebum and draw out impurities from the skin for clean pores with a reduced appearance and a mattifying effect. A high content of silica helps to remove dead…

  • Jeffrey James Botanicals THE MASK
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    Jeffrey James Botanicals The Mask

    the claim Jeffrey James Botanicals The Mask claims to be a decadent raspberry soufflé mousse that combines both an exfoliant and a clay mask for one simple, gentle approach to purely radiant skin.     the science Just as with the brand’s The Light serum, present at the highest concentration in this formula is the Organic Herbal Blend, a natural ingredient that is too general to decipher. So, I contacted the brand and they replied: We use a blend of Organic Horsetail, Gotu Kola, Dandelion, Geranium, Verbascum Thapsus (Mullein), Calendula and Licorice. Each have amazing properties from centuries of healing properties to high concentrations of silica, anti-oxidants and skin food.…

  • re:p Bio Fresh Mask With Real Nutrition Herb
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    re:p Bio Fresh Mask With Real Nutrition Herbs

    the claim The re:p Bio Fresh Mask With Real Nutrition Herbs claims to soothe irritated, stressed and troubled skin with natural vegan-friendly ingredients that gently peel away trapped impurities and soothe irritations for supple and softer skin.     the science Following water in the formula is Kaolin, included because of its detoxifying effect brought on by strong absorption capabilities. Kaolin is able to draw out impurities, excess oil and dirt to achieve clear skin and clean pores, making it ideal for oily and acne-prone skin. Rich in vitamin E and K, Canola Oil  helps to soothe the skin by easing acne, blemishes and even fine lines. Antioxidants protect from…

  • Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask
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    Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask

    the claim The Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask claims to gently dissolve and sweep away dull, dry surface cells, exfoliating and resurfacing for even skin tone, smooth texture and luminous complexion.     the science Represented at the highest concentration, organic Pumpkin is full of beta-carotene and also a good source of vitamins and minerals. Its enzymes break down the outer layers of skin to exfoliate and decongest pores naturally. Vitamin A stimulates collagen production and cell regeneration and Vitamin C can help remedy damage created by free radicals. Organic Sunflower Seed Oil  is also rich in beta-carotene. As the body converts beta-carotene into retinol (vitamin A), these ingredients…

  • Innisfree Black Green-Tea Mask
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    Innisfree Black Green-Tea Mask

    the claim The Innisfree Black Green-Tea Mask is made from 55% fermented fresh Jeju green tea leaves to deliver a strong antioxidant effect to nourish the skin for a clear complexion. It provides skin with cooling and soothing effects as well as removing excess dead cells for clean and soft skin.     the science This mask comprises 55% pesticide and chemical free Jeju green tea that has been fermented and matured for 100 days in two stages for maximum skin benefit. Green Tea Extract  is a potent antioxidant source that helps to protect skin from free radical damage, reduce inflammation, clear cell damage and help to repair wrinkles. When…