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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.

Paula's Choice

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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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Good but not great
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I like to experiment with masks and this is a good overall basic oil-absorbing mask. It's not the best but it's certainly far from the worst. It's a good staple to use a couple times a week as part of my skincare routine.

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Really works
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I love clay masks, and this one is really effective. After regular use I have noticed less face-shininess overall, and my skin is really soft.

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Love this face mask
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I really like how this face mask leaves my face feeling after I use it! It leaves my face feeling very clean of impurities and less oily after using as well.

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Works great!
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So glad I purchased this, it really helps with excess oil and clearing up my face. I use it at least once a week either before bed or first thing in the morning and it leaves my face feeling clean and refreshed.

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Good Clay Mask
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I am a collector of clay face masks because or my oily skin, but this one is pretty good. I wasn't sure how it would come out since Murad's Clarifying Clay Mask is one of my all time favorites, but this mask held up pretty well. it goes ok thin and dries restively fast with a tingling sensation at first. it does aboard a good amount of oil too so I usually use it in the morning to reduce my oily patches throughout the day.

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Works Wonders
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I've been using this about once a week. I leave it on for 15-20 minutes then use an exfoliator to scrub it off. My skin is a lot happier and looks amazing after using it. Highly recommend!

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Smooth, healthy skin
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This is the best quick-mask I've ever used (and I have tried A LOT). It has a very pleasant odor and glides over the skin wonderfully.
I have extremely oily skin, so I got this product to try to quell my skin. I've only been using this for a little under a week, but I must say that I am enjoying the early results.
I highly recommend.

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works

This product battles acne and aging. There is no smell. It goes on easily. They do recommend following up with a sunscreen after using the product.

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Love the product line but...
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The only thing I did not like about this mask is the fact that it left my skin a little red after I washed the mask off but when I woke up in the morning it was back to normal. It did leave my skin less oily and I have yet to have a breakout but not sure I would repurchase just because of the redness, it was a bit uncomfortable til it wore off. I will have to try another mask to see if I can get the same results with less redness.

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Great Mask
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I was looking for a mask so I came to my trusted Birchbox community! I love this mask. I think it's a great value too.
Really relaxing and refreshing mask. I ordered it to help with oily skin during the summer in the South. Would recommend to friends.

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