SKIN BALANCING Oil-Absorbing Mask
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SKIN BALANCING Oil-Absorbing Mask
A mix of mineral clays work together to noticeably refine pore size and promote a healthy-looking, shine-free complexion.

SKIN BALANCING Oil-Absorbing Mask

Based on 155 reviews

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A mix of mineral clays work together to noticeably refine pore size and promote a healthy-looking, shine-free complexion.
  • Leaves skin looking refreshed and smooth
  • Sea whip and oatmeal soothe skin
  • Natural clays absorb excess oil
  • Use after cleansing at least once per week
Skin Types:
Combination Skin, Oily Skin
Concerns:
Enlarged Pores

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    118 ml
    A$33.00
    Sample
    A$1.00

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Why is it different?
SKIN BALANCING Oil-Absorbing Mask contains an exclusive mix of natural clays plus skin-restoring and soothing ingredients to balance and revitalise combination, oily skin.
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What does it do?
Balances skin by visibly absorbing excess oil without over-drying or making skin feel tight. The clay’s gentle drawing action helps dislodge debris from congested pores while soothing plant extracts help visibly calm skin. Rinses easily, leaving skin soft, matte, and smooth. Best of all, it is free of stress-causing ingredients, such as menthol, peppermint, or alcohol, which can make oily skin worse.
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How to use

Use on clean skin. Apply a generous layer all over the face and neck (if needed). Let dry for 10-15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with tepid-to-warm water. May be used as often as needed. Those with oily to very oily skin can use this mask several times per week, while those with normal to slightly oily skin can use it less frequently (once or twice per week, for example).

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Research

Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, August 2012, issue 5, pages 227-235

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, November 2015, issue 5, pages 856-863

Indian Journal of Dermatology, 2008, issue 4, pages 163-166

Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013, issue 2, pages 143-146

Indian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology, March-April 2012, issue 2, pages 142-145

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, February 2000, issue 1, pages 21-52

Journal of Cosmetic Science, July-August 2011, volume 62, issue 4, pages 361-370

Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging, December 2006, issue 4, pages 327-348

Marine Drugs, 2004, volume 2, issue 2, pages 73-82

Ingredients
Product Ingredients Water (Aqua), Kaolin (clay absorbent), Bentonite (white clay/absorbent), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Salix Alba Extract (willow bark extract/skin-soothing), Stearic Acid (texture-enhancing), Steareth-2 (texture-enhancing), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder (hydration/skin-soothing), Sea Whip Extract (skin-soothing), Colloidal Oatmeal (skin-soothing), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Ascorbyl Palmitate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Phospholipids (hydration/skin replenishing), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A/antioxidant), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Hexylene Glycol (preservative), Disodium EDTA (stabiliser), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

COULD BE GREATLY IMPROVED

2

I'VE USED THIS MASK OFF AND ON FOR A FEW YEARS NOW WITH MIXED FEELING. FIRST, I NEVER LEAVE IT ON FOR MORE THAN 10 MINUTES MAX. WHEN I'M READY TO RINSE IT OFF I RINSE IT THOROUGHLY I IMMEDIATELY USE A MOISTURIZER WHEN I TAKE OFF THIS MASK. I DEFINITELY FEEL THI S MASK CAN DEFINITELY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO IRRITATE THE SKIN, IF IT'S LEFT ON TOO LONG, IS NOT RINSED THOROUGLY AND NOT MOISTURIZED IMMEDIATELY. I REALLY WISH PAULA WOULD REFORMULATE THIS MASK, AS THERE ARE OTHER MASKS ON THE MARKET THAT CLEAN THE SKIN WITHOUT STRIPPING THE SKIN. THE PERFECT BALANCE WOULD BE TO UNCLOG THE PORES WITHOUT IRRITATING THE SKIN.

RICHARD THE SECOND

PHILADELPHIA, PA

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It burns!!

1

I absolutely love Paula's Choice and some of her products are my holy grails, but this one is absolutely not. I received a sample of it recently and decided to give it a try. I don't have sensitive skin but this mask made it so irritated. I almost immediately felt a burning sensation when I applied it and it started to get worse. I washed it off and the burning lingered for a bit before going away. I love clay masks and this brand, so I hope it can be reformulated into one that doesn't hurt.

Blair

Charleston, SC

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Hmmm?!

3

I have super thick skin that is usually slathered with prescription retinol day night or Drunk Elephants TLC aha/bha serum... I've recently been getting into Paula's Choice because I love everything it stands for. For some reason my not so sensitive skin is tingling and kinda burning with this mask on... to put some of the blame on myself, I was picking last night due to stress and had put a lot of AHA's on my face... I'm not going to really grade this until I give it a fair shot. I love the ingredients! My skin is oily with huge pores due to past picking and popping:( I think the only thing left to do for them is TCA cross or Fraxel :( If pores are my biggest concern I guess I'm lucky...

KayTee

NYC

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Burns!

1

This mask goes on without any tingling sensation to start (which made me think it was going to be gentler than other masks I've tried), but once washed off (in the time outlined in the instructions) it actually made my face burn and feel incredibly raw! I was floored that a Paula's Choice product could produce such a sensation to my skin - I usually love PC products and buy several exclusively. This mask was incredibly disappointing, however, and I will never use this product again.

BatforLash

USA

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great mask for combination/oily skin

5

I have a ridiculously oily t-zone and normal skin on other area of my face. I use this on a weekly basis as an optional treatment to even out my skin texture, specially my oily zones. It's a really great product, my skin is not sensitive, therefore it doesn't burn or irritate when I put it on and leave it in. I always protect my skin from sun exposure during the day, so my skin has stayed pretty tough and clear due to sunscreen layering. I wash and exfoliate my face before using this mask, and then rinse and re exfoliate to get the extra bits off my skin, it works fine without any issues. Overall a great product.

Mahtab Nejad

London, UK

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No never!

1

This face mask is horrible when I put on my face I had a feeling that my face burning. And when I wash my face with a warm water it was all red and a very paintful!

Barba

Montenegro

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Love this mask!

5

I have combination skin that's rosacea- and acne-prone. I tried this product as a sample and immediately ordered the full-size. When I applied the mask, I had several pimples that were red and inflamed because I'd been poking at them (my bad). My skin looked blotchy and I was looking for a quick way to calm it down. This mask was just the ticket! After I rinsed it off, my skin looked noticeably cleaner, smoother, and more even-toned. My pimples were less red and less noticeable. I put my moisturizer and makeup on, and my skin was glowing for the rest of the day. Definitely adding this to my repertoire.

Ames

Brooklyn, NY

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Contains pore-clogging Sea Whip Extract

1

I was trying to figure out why this mask kept breaking me out, then discovered that Sea whip Extract is a type of Algea, and Algea is a big time pore-clogger. Why would you add ingredients know to cause breakouts?

Ccompton

los ángeles, ca

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improves blackheads

5

I use this twice weekly. I haven't felt any irritating, stinging or redness at all with this mask, and I have very sensitive skin. I definitely notice a difference in my skin after using this mask. My pores look smaller and my blackheads are way less noticeable. I love this product.

Annie

winnipeg, MB

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good clay mask, not irritating

5

buy it all the time, normally use twice a week for deeper cleansing of my pores

Nathalie

Dallas, TX

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