Hot Right Now: Clay

Clay Beauty Products

Clays are by no means a new skincare discovery, but it seems as if they are everywhere these days!

You’re probably most familiar with clay face masks which traditionally use Kaolin to purify skin and absorb excess oil, but there are other clays and formulas that are great for hair, skin and body too! While they are awesome for oily, acne-prone skin, they can be amazing for soothing skin sensitivity, shrinking the look of pores and softening skin in the shower.

I’ve rounded up 8 new clay-infused products you’re going to want to incorporate in your beauty routine!

  • 1 of 8 The Body Shop Tea Tree 3-in-1 Wash.Scrub.Mask
  • The Body Shop Tea Tree 3-in-1 Wash.Scrub.Mask
  • The Body Shop Tea Tree 3-in-1 Wash.Scrub.Mask, $22

    This multi-use cleanser is great for simplifying your beauty routine while fighting acne with natural Tea Tree Oil. It cleanses the skin, exfoliates gently and can be left on the skin to treat like a mask—all without over-drying skin. The Kaolin clay-infused formula leaves skin fresh, mattified and totally clean.

    Available online at thebodyshop-usa.com.

  • 2 of 8 L'Oreal Extraordinary Clay Pre-Shampoo Clay Mask
  • L'Oreal Extraordinary Clay Pre-Shampoo Clay Mask
  • L'Oreal Extraordinary Clay Pre-Shampoo Clay Mask, $6

    I’ve been obsessed with this pre-shampoo hair mask ever since I first tried it a few months ago. It uses 3 mineral clays to absorb oil and purify the roots for instant lift. I like to use it once every week or two to remove residue and build-up and give extra volume to my hair.

    Available in Canada.

  • 3 of 8 Vichy Spa Shower Gel-Cream
  • Vichy Spa Shower Gel-Cream
  • Vichy Spa Shower Gel-Cream, $16.95

    Clays aren’t always used to absorb oil—some of them can actually nourish and soften the skin like the White Clay found in this hydrating body wash. The formula also contains shea butter, natural oils and Vichy’s iconic thermal water for extra moisture and skin-soothing effects. Plus, the spa-like scent is incredible and totally addictive.

    Available in Canada. vichy.ca.

  • 4 of 8 Olay Deeply Clean Pore Mineral Cleanser
  • Olay Deeply Clean Pore Mineral Cleanser
  • Olay Deeply Clean Pore Mineral Cleanser, $8

    This cleanser uses Kaolin clay to help reduce the appearance of pores after just one use! It creates a luxurious lather and removes dirt, oil and makeup without over-drying skin. This formula is great for those with oily or congested skin.

    Available online at ulta.com.

  • 5 of 8 bareMinerals Clay Chameleon Transforming Purifying Cleanser
  • bareMinerals Clay Chameleon Transforming Purifying Cleanser
  • bareMinerals Clay Chameleon Transforming Purifying Cleanser, $22

    This unique clay-to-cream cleanser combines Brazilian red clay to purify skin while still nourishing skin with a luxurious, creamy texture. It’s great for daily use and is totally addictive, thanks to the naturally-derived bergamot and mandarin scent.

    Available online at sephora.com.

  • 6 of 8 Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask
  • Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask
  • Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask, $20

    This potent mask is amazing for those with sensitive and acne-prone skin. The Kaolin and Bentonite clays help to purify skin, absorb impurities and tighten pores while the Mineralizing Thermal Water and Aloe Vera soothe, hydrate and protect the skin. After this mask dries on my skin, I like to re-moisten my face with Vichy’s Mineralizing Thermal Water and use a face cloth to remove the mask.

    Available online at vichyusa.com.

  • 7 of 8 THE FACE SHOP Jeju Volcanic Lava Self-Heating Clay Mask
  • THE FACE SHOP Jeju Volcanic Lava Self-Heating Clay Mask
  • THE FACE SHOP Jeju Volcanic Lava Self-Heating Clay Mask, $15

    I love the warming sensation this mask creates—it feels like a luxurious spa treatment! It’s not just for fun though, the warmth helps to open up the pores so the Kaolin clay- and Volcanic ash-infused formula can absorb excess sebum and purify the skin deep down in the pores.

    Available at thefaceshop-america.com

  • 8 of 8 Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub
  • Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub
  • Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub, $28

    This cleanser works double duty—it can be used to polish and refine skin with natural silica beads or you can leave it on the skin for longer (about 5 minutes) and let it purify skin deep down like a mask. The formula uses Bamboo Charcoal and Kaolin Clay to help remove impurities and leave skin ultra-clean and feeling fresh.

    Available online at nordstrom.com.

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