04 December 2017

Three Fab Clay Face Masks for Oily/Blemish Prone Skin

Is your skin acting the maggot this weather? If you're dealing with congestion, blemishes or excess oil, then a good clay mask is your only man.


I find these three great for drawing out impurities, calming breakouts and leaving my skin both looking and feeling fresher and more balanced. With each, I exfoliate first, leave for about 10 minutes and remove with a flannel cloth, before finishing up with toner and moisturiser.

ONE: Origins Clear Improvements Active Charcoal Mask

An old reliable, I count on this to draw out all the nasties and keep breakouts at bay. With active charcoal - from which it gets its colour - and white clay, this does a great job at clearing out clogged pores while dissolving dirt and oil. My one bugbear is that the price keeps rising - it was about €25 when I first bought it a few years back but it's now pushing €30 -you'll find it in Arnotts or Boots (including boots.ie).

TWO: Seavite Purifying and Detoxifying Mask

Seavite is a lovely Irish organic, seaweed-based skincare brand that is brilliant for sensitive skin. This mask is no different: both fragrance and colour free, it draws its mint green colour from the seaweed and clay within. It leaves my skin soft and smooth while fighting oil and spots. Plus, at just €14, it's also a bit of a bargain - find it online here. 

THREE: VOYA Get Glowing Illuminating Clay Mask 

If your skin is oily but also dehydrated, then VOYA's new marine clay mask is a brilliant pick. Another homegrown brand using nutrient-rich organic seaweed, this does two jobs in one: drawing out impurities while brightening the complexion. Unlike the other two, this never fully sets - if you hate the tight sensation of a traditional clay mask, this is the one for you. It smells lovely thanks to the rosemary and patchouli in the mix; it's €38 and you'll find it online or in selected spas.

Do you have any favourites of your own? Do share them in the comments!

21 comments:

Quinny said...

Aztec Healing Clay mixed with Raw Apple Cider Vinegar. It has to be raw otherwise you're missing the good bits. Both are available on Amazon and are very reasonable considering how much you get!

Mix the two 1:1 in a plastic bowl with plastic utensils (again this is important) and pop onto your face for as long as it takes for the mask to just start to crack. Remove with warm water and continue with your routine.

Some people get redness, this is normal and will go down! Usually in moments.

It is fantastic, cheap and does everything that high street masks do but keeps it basic! It is great for your hair, too.

Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt said...

The Origins mask is wonderful and I also really like the Una Brennan deep cleansing mask. Xx

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Adele said...

The Origins mask sounds like just what I need!!!! Hope you had a lovely time away - been anywhere nice?
Have a fab Tuesday Emma xoxo
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Love masks...I have some to use for review here soon. Bless your face in the pictures, precious. These sound lush..nothing better than kicking back with a mask on. Never tried these ones...shall give them a go :))) Hope you enjoyed your time away doll...Happy Tuesday xo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I would definitely try the origins version and it would be easier to find here. Clay masks are so soothing!

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Sam said...

This sounds just about like my skin, I need to invest in a good clay mask as well.

Karen Constantine said...

I love the Origins mask so much and have repurchased it over and over. I must check the other ones out as am out of my Clear Improvements one :)

CutiCLUEles Page said...

As much as I love Clay masks they are seriously way too expenisive. Even the boots own brand version is €10 for a tiny little bottle :/

yummychunklet said...

Great face mask post!

mysteppingstonemedia said...

I would like to try the Seavite one. I think I spotted this brand in Arnotts at the weekend so I might just have to check out the mask!

Anonymous said...

I used clay masks in the past but had forgotten about them until seeing this post. I shall buy some at the next opportunity.

Kim Alston said...

Emma, I didn't recognize you! LOL Thank you for "modeling" these. I haven't tried these. I did try a mask with active volcano and it left red splotches on my face. i thought my face was on FIRE. so i've been scared to try anything since.
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Stephanie Barry said...

Think I may have to try the Seavite option :)

For sensitive skin - Tick!
Great price - Tick!
Adorable seahorse logo - TICK!!!

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Anonymous said...

The Voya one just went on the list. I've been using the same Clinique one for ages, time for a change me thinks.

Lisa@ Dermology skin care said...

Wow I really love all these products..!! I am fed up with my oily skin and I will definitely try "Seavite face mask" because it looks effective than others.

Sara said...

If you say it`s that good I have to try it a.s.a.p!
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Elsa de Diego said...

Darling, I feel like you wrote this post for ME. :) Will try to get that mask asap. Thanks! XO (Loved your feature on the Independent)

Stylish ByNature said...

Clay works so well for my skin !! Two thumbs up for this product :)

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little t said...

I'd love to try this (Love the pic!)

B said...

Great post Emma, the Origins mask looks great. I use the Sanctuary Thermal Clay mask, find it great for giving my skin a deep clean and getting rid of spots.

Ale said...

I love the Origins mask. the other 2 sound lovely too, especially the Seavite... hope I can find it in UK. x