by Minnee / 1 year ago
l'oreal pure clay mask red algae review

While everyone is raving about this L’OREAL PURE CLAY MASK series on the internet, I decided to give it a go myself as well. After trying this mask for a few times, I am ready to give y’all a thorough L’OREAL PURE CLAY MASK REVIEW (RED ALGAE).


What does the product claims:

The L’Oréal Paris Laboratories have combined 3 Pure Clays with the cleansing properties of Red Algae extract to create a mask that exfoliates the skin and refines pores. 

Red algae extract is known for its brightening properties. Finely milled apricot seeds gently exfoliate dull, uneven skin to reveal its natural glow. The beaded, creamy texture illuminates by exfoliating skin, without drying it out.

  • INSTANTLY: Your skin is softer, smoother & it’s texture is refined.
  • IN 7 DAYS: Pores are tightened and irregularities are reduced.
  • DAY AFTER DAY: Your skin becomes smoother. It is visibly transformed, more radiant & beautiful.



  • KAOLIN: A pure clay highly concentrated with silicates, known to absorb impurities and excess oil to help purify delicate skin affected by daily pollutants.
  • MONTMORILLONITE: A pure clay rich in minerals, this clay helps to purify and re-balance the skin, reducing imperfections.
  • GHASSOUL: A pure clay able to absorb impurities and oils without causing irritation, leaving skin smooth, fresh and radiant.


Price (3.5/5):

The price of this clay mask is quite affordable, I got this from Priceline at A$19.99 (RM 68) for a 150ml tube.

Packaging (3.5/5): 

The mask comes in two types of packaging. One is squeezing tube like this, and another is in a container. I love tube packaging more than a container as I find that is more hygienic, anything that needs to dig you finger in is a no-no. Imagine those germs build up in your products and applying them on you skin. I can’t.

Texture, Scent & Color (3.0/5):

The mask is in a reddish-brown color and has a light mixed spices scent to it. Texture wise it is very creamy and thick, with tiny micro beads to help with exfoliation.

Mask on the skin (4.5/5):

When I apply the mask on my skin, it has a slight tingle (sort of like a fresh mint) but in a good way. I massage the clay mask on my skin and can definitely feel the micro-beads doing its job gently. The creaminess of the mask helps prevent dryness while massaging. Leave the mask on for only 5 mins and I washed it off with lukewarm water, again in circular motion massaging my face.

Post Masking (4.5/5):

My skin feels smooth and plump after I washed off the mask. I have combination skin and I can see that the mask helped balanced out my oily T zone with the rest of my face. My skin feels like a baby, and I don’t feel dry or any tightening on my face after using it. However, I do not see any glow on my skin after using the mask.

l'oreal pure clay mask red algae review

Final Verdict: My Rating – 4.0/5.0

Before I tried this clay mask, I am using my IPSA Luminizing Clay Mask  which cost me A$70 at a 100ml tube. I can tell you that this L’oreal Pure Clay Mask is a dupe for the IPSA one. The price difference is huge but function and effect on the skin wise, they are almost similar.

I use this mask twice a week, I recommend putting on a nourishing gel/sheet mask afterwards as your skin is in the best condition to absorb all the serum goodness after exfoliation.


  1. Affordable Price
  2. Exfoliate skin gently, suitable for sensitive skin as well
  3. Smooth and balance uneven skin texture, skin feels refresh afterwards
  4. Does not dries up the skin
  5. Packaging (if you buy the tube one)


  1. Packaging (if you buy the container one), is unhygienic
  2. The spicy scent may be unpleasant to some people

✿Where to buy ✿
In Australia, you can get this from your local Priceline/Chemist store at A$19.99 
In Malaysia, you might be able to get them from Watson, or try order from LAZADA MY here. (I do find the price in Malaysia is higher compared to Australia, not too sure why tho.)
Retail Price A$19.99 (150ml) / RM 154.00 (50ml)

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