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Which are the best clay masks for skin, body and hair?

Which are the best clay masks for skin, body and hair?
Team LF
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Clay is a fantastic beauty ingredient as it helps to purify without stripping and drying out the skin and hair.

Acting like a magnet, it pulls impurities, dirt and oil from the pores and hair follicles to leave your skin and locks beautifully refreshed and cleansed.

Unlike most blemish-fighting ingredients, it's actually super gentle, making it great for use on all skin types, including sensitive.

Mio Clay Away

This is a super exciting product as it's Mio's first product launch in 2 years, and we have to say it's well worth the wait.

Clay Away is a unique body mask made with a blend of white and rosa clays to draw impurities out of the skin and leave it smooth and revitalised. It's also infused with matcha tea and witch hazel, which help to soothe and deeply cleanse congested skin.

Despite it being a clay-based formula, it's actually super nourishing and foams up upon contact with water; perfect for a quick shower in the morning.

You can also apply this clay mask to dry skin if you want a deeper cleanse. Simply leave on for 10 minutes then rinse away with warm water.

bareMinerals Double Duty Clay Mask Duo: Purify & Hydrate

If you've been suffering with a congested complexion, you will love the bareMinerals Double Duty Clay Mask Duo.

Included in the jar is a pair of mineral-rich clays, which simultaneously help to draw impurities out of the skin and keep it nourished and comfortable.

The white mask is formulated with a blend of white pear extract and white grapefruit, which help to clarify and reduce the appearance of breakouts. It's also self-heating upon contact with the skin, making it great to use when your skin is stressed and in need of some TLC.

The pink mask is called Be Dewy, and is formulated with blackcurrant and acai berry extracts. Both ingredients help to soothe and add a beautiful radiance to the skin.

ESPA Essential Cleansing Mask

Suitable for all skin types (even those with sensitive complexions), ESPA's Essential Cleansing Mask is made with a blend of kaolin clay and rose geranium to help draw impurities out of the skin and soothe redness and irritation.

As with all ESPA skincare products, this clay mask is made without chemical nasties, and instead contains a blend of nourishing botanicals such as marshmallow and rose to soften, calm and balance.

We love to leave this on for 20 minutes for it to work its magic. In the meantime, take a bath and fully relax while the mask works wonders on your complexion.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumising Paste

If you have fine hair that becomes easily weighed down by heavy shampoo and conditioner, you will love Christophe Robin's Cleansing Volumising Paste.

Made from a base of 85% natural ingredients, the cleansing paste acts a shampoo to detoxify the hair and leave it beautifully bouncy and clean.

A blend of Rassoul mineral clay and rose water work to absorb excess dirt, oil and impurities, while baobab leaf combats free radical damage to shield the hair against environmental aggressors and pollution.

For those worried about the clay being too drying on the hair, don't panic. The paste transforms into a lightweight foam upon contact with water and leaves locks beautifully nourished.

Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque

Newly launched at lookfantastic, we couldn't wait to get our hands on all things Aesop but this Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque is one of our favourite product finds.

Infused with a blend of purified clays that help to draw impurities out of the skin, the mask also contains rosehip and parsley seed extracts, which help to refresh and soothe irritation.

Perfect for a super congested complexion, the mask acts like a magnet to extract even the deepest of dirt and oil to leave the skin feeling beautifully cleansed and refreshed.

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