Review: L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask Exfoliate and Refine Pores


I was excited to see the budget friendly masks online and moved to the counter as soon as I reached my local store.

First I was interested in getting the L’Oreal Pure Clay Purify and Mattify clay mask (green one) but was informed by the salesperson that it works well with oily skin and will give a smooth & mattifying look.


I retracted because I have dry skin; however, she suggested the Pure Clay Exfoliate and Refining pores clay mask with red algae to revive dry/dull skin.

Apply a nice even layer not to thin, covering the neck area leaving it for 10-15 mins max. Take room temperature or warm water, just sprinkle some water on to the fingers and massage the skin softly.

DO NOT wet hands and remove the mask, the key is to keep it wet enough that the massage can be done easily without skin being pulled or stretched harshly. This will clean & remove dead skin, open clogged pores and makeup impurities. Clean with a wash cloth in the end.

loreal clay mask

The mask has a strong scent which I did not like, however, the after effects are soft and supple clean skin which shows slightly after the first use but if you regularly apply it weekly, it has helped my skin to be even and smooth. Meanwhile, I have not seen the brightening effect claim as of yet.

I’ve been using it for a month, once a week only. It does suggest you can use it 2-3 times a week however, I’m skeptical about using scrub type masks too often as the skin can get irritated due to the grains. At times I did use to before attending an event or for special occasions which would make it twice a week.


Scrub/mask: 8/10

Repurchase: 6/10

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