Beauty bloggers alike know that one is never enough. We cringe at the thought of one blush - how could we possible survive without or stash of pinks, peaches, apricots, plums, shimmers, and mattes. Likewise, we can't just have one face mask. Call us high maintenance, but it's all in the name of a beauty blog. Being as picky as we are, they all differ, of course, as well. This trio of clay masks may seem similar in description, but if they were, then there wouldn't be the 'Clay Mask Comparision'.
The Eve Lom Rescue Mask, the priciest of the bunch, is composed of kaolin clay, camphor, and honey to produce a detoxifying, yet not too drying product. With the appearance of typical clay, it's like a souped up version of the ninety-nine cent one you picked up from the grocery store as a kid. I'd say this one will be suitable for sensitive skins, but will still probably result in a little bit of irritation.
Sensitive, stubborn, and normal skinned gals alike, look no further than the Aesop Parsley Seed Deep Cleansing Mask. My favorite out of the bunch, although the most gentle, it's detox properties just don't compare to the others. It goes on looking pretty undetectable (minus a bit of sheen here and there), but dries to look like clay (quelle surprise). On the contrary to other masks of its genre, it's not the least bit drying and, upon removal, your skin will look so much better. For reference, I've got no idea what 'parsley seed' is.
The last on the list, yet the first purchased, is the Origins Clear Improvements Active Charcoal Mask. It's the most 'budget' option on the list, or as budget as it's going to get with my high-end beauty musings. Is it effective? Oh yes, with active charcoal to absorb one hundred to two hundred times its weight in impurities and white china clay, I'd say this is the best option for troublesome skin, but definitely not a good one for sensitive skins. In fact, it's so effective that you may wake up with a few extra spots from the deep down, extracting properties. Although it may be the most effective, as someone with dehydrated skin, it may be a bit too drying for my liking.
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