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Although it may seem counterintuitive, the best way to combat oil and grease is to keep skin properly moisturized. Try Paula's Choice RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator, a lightweight moisturizer that combats acne-causing bacteria.

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Does your blotting paper look like a piece of clear plastic wrap when you’re done wiping your face? If you answered “yes,” then it’s time to bring out the big guns. This gentle-yet-powerful clay mask from Paula’s Choice zaps grease, targets blackheads, and improves texture without drying skin or giving it that uncomfortably tight feeling. The result: remarkably soft, smooth, matte skin.

How it Works

A unique blend of kaolin and bentonite clays draws out impurities and absorbs excess oil without drying delicate facial skin. Willow bark and sea whip extract work together to reduce redness and inflammation while aloe moisturizes and soothes.

How to Use

After cleansing, apply a thin layer of product all over face and (if needed) neck. Let dry for 10–15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and follow with moisturizer. Those with oily to very oily skin can use this mask several times a week, while those with normal to slightly oily skin can use it less frequently (so, about once or twice a week).

Water, kaolin (clay/absorbent), bentonite (white clay/absorbent), glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), salix alba (willow bark) extract (anti-inflammatory), aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder (water-binding/soothing agent), sea whip extract (anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent), colloidal oatmeal, bisabolol (anti-irritants), ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin c/antioxidant), tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e/antioxidant), phospholipids (skin-repairing ingredient), panthenol (skin-conditioning agent), retinyl palmitate (vitamin a/antioxidant), stearic acid, steareth-2 (thickeners), caprylyl glycol (preservative), butylene glycol (slip agent), ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol (preservatives), disodium edta (chelating agent), phenoxyethanol (preservative).

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It was okay
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Honestly, I bought this product because it stated it would absorb the excesses oil on my face. I think it made me break out worse. I love the toner in this product line, but was not impressed with this face mask.

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Affordable and Effective
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I wanted a face mask that wasn't too expensive, and this is perfect. The bottle contains a lot of product so it will last a while! I have combination skin and this product controls the oil in my t-zone without drying out the rest of my face.

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Awesome
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I purchased this based off the reviews. This mask really does combat oily skin and makes your skin so soft.

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Does wonders
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This mask does wonders for my skin. It minimizes pores, clears, and balances. I use it once a week or once every two weeks depending on stress levels. Highly recommended.

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Wonderful product
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I love this mask. Noticeably smaller pores, and my skin felt great after (clean, refreshed, and a little tighter without being too tight). I am in love with this product.

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In Love
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I love this mask! I have oily skin, and on nights that I use this mask my skin just feels so much better and under control.

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Great Mask
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This mask is wonderful! I really like putting on a mask after showering, and this mask is perfect! It doesn't make me feel like I need to wash my face again after using it, and it made my skin feel perfect!

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Really absorbs oil
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I bought this with my points because I love trying out new masks, and I really like this one. Definitely absorbs oil; you can see it all after the mask had been on for a while. It essentially pulls the oil out of your pores without drying out my face...kinda cool and gross at the same time!

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The best mask
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I had some extra Birchbox points and wanted a mask, so I ordered this on a whim. WOW. I have huge pores on my nose and cheeks, and after a couple uses, this seems to have really minimized them. Nothing I've ever tried for my pores or blackheads has been effective, except for this. It worked especially well after some good exfoliating. Definitely recommend this one.

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Love this stuff
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This is great! My skin feels fantastic after. Dry, but not over-dry. I feel like my pores are shrinking and it's reducing blackheads. This is my favorite mask I've ever used.

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