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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 Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask

$19.00 Ships Free
4 oz

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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 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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Love Paula's products

I have a few of Paula's products (Resist Antioxidant Serum, Vitamin C Serum, etc.) and had some Birchbox points to burn so I figured I'd try this mask. I use it once or twice a week on my t-zone and feel as though it helps loosen up the gunk that's living in my pores. Once I remove the mask, I cleanse with my facial cleansing brush and apply the serums mentioned above.

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Best Face mask ever!

I am so in love with this face mask I swear by it to anyone. It works so good on acne and making your face feel smooth and refreshed. As a matter of fact I'm just about out and plan to get more or hope to get more in another box I receive!

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Irritating :(

I bought this based on the great reviews and in hope that it would help with the oilyness of my face.
I tried using it two times and both time, just after a few seconds I applied the mask, my face would start hurting really badly, with a burning sensation. Note that it's not a tingle - it's a very strong pain and I had to run to the bathroom and wash my face right away, and the pain would persist.
Too bad, because the texture is really nice and easy to apply.

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Great mask for oily complexions

I love this mask! It is great for keeping my oily and acne-prone complexion clear. I use this once a week to keep my oily complexion at bay. It does feel quite dry and tight on, but I notice that my skin is much less oily after using this once a week.

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Very nice!

This is another great product from Paula's choice. I have been using it twice per week and my skin is significantly less oily and redness is decreased. Not irritating and did not tingle on application. A key part of my weekly skin routine!

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