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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Clay Mask Comparison



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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18 comments :

  1. The Origins one has been on my wishlist for as long as I can remember but this review is making me reconsider it... I think the Aesop one will be my next purchase! Thanks so much for sharing these, it was very helpful. :)) xx

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  2. I really fancy trying the Parsley Seed mask, in fact I'm just about to click 'buy now' ;) xx


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  3. I really like the Origins one as I feel like I'm always in need of a good detoxing mask! Clay masks will forever and always be my go to, they're just so much easier than sheet masks! Have you tried any of the fresh facials from LUSH? xx

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  4. I love a good clay mask - I got a sample of the Origins one in a Birchbox once and LOVED it. Have you ever tried the Aztec Clay mask? It's honestly the best (and cheapest) face mask I've ever tried. Sandra mentioned it on her blog once, and I knew I had to have it :D

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  5. I haven't tried the Aztec one, but I've spotted it a few times in Whole Body. My best friend is actually a big fan, as well. Added to the wishlist!
    xo

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  6. I haven't! I always read posts and reviews about how lovely they are, though. Unfortunately, there isn't a LUSH where I live, but there's one coming soon!
    xo

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  7. You must! Tell me how you like it!
    xo

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  8. Ce n'est pas un probleme! Yes, definitely spend the cash on the Aesop. If you're feeling extra spendy, Origins do the mini travel sizes (shown above) so you could try both if you wanted. ;)
    xo

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  9. Thanks so much for this post! I got a sample of Origins in the mail with some other products I bought from them and I liked it, but since I have sensitive skin, I definitely want to try the Aesop one before purchasing. Appreciate the comparisons!

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  10. I'm glad I could help! Yes, my redness prone skin didn't used to get along with the Origins mask, but it loovvees the Aesop.
    xo

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  11. I found a place where I can get the Aesop Parsley Seed mask in two weeks time and I'm so excited. I'm probably just going to go for it because even though it's a little pricey, it sounds like it's totally worth it. With the Origins Charcoal Mask, I only apply it to areas where I tend to have spots. Otherwise, my skin just gets too dry.

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  12. Oh yeah! I hope my opinion is withheld! Oh - good idea with the Origins mask. Most times I'll just follow up with the Drink Up Intensive.
    xo

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  13. I really want to try origins! I hear so many great things from them :)

    xoxo

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  14. Yes - they're a great brand! I've got a post all about them coming up on monday.
    xo

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  15. Ah, is it wrong for me to hope that it comes sooner and you spend money so you can review the products for me? xx

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  16. Haha! Not at all - that's actually so lovely of you to say!
    xo

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  17. I lovee the Origins, and want to try the Aesop! xx

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  18. Oh--the Aesop is the best (as in the best face mask I've ever used). xo

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