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Posted by on Feb 22, 2014 in Skincare | 7 comments

The essential facemask to help control your acne

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Murad Clarifying Mask Review

I have combination skin with a very oily chin that regularly experiences breakouts of spots and acne and it would be great to find a product that could keep my skin under control. This Clarifying Mask from Murad is aimed at skin that has acne, and contains a unique combination of clays which draw out impurities and absorb excess oil, leaving skin looking smooth and shine-free.

The Murad brand was developed by Dr Howard Murad who has a 30-year legacy of research and clinical testing, and he believes that health can only be achieved by treating all cells of the body – by eating healthily, managing stress and nourishing skin with topical creams and treatments.

Murad Clarifying Mask PhotoThis is a thick, white clay-based mask which contains kaolin and bentonite clays – these draw out and absorb pore-clogging dirt and oil from the skin, whilst liquorice extract comforts, calms and soothes irritated skin, reducing redness and inflammation. The mask has a clean slightly clay-y menthol fragrance and the skin tingles when it is first applied.

Murad Clarifying Mask

The mask should be used once a week and left on the skin for 10 minutes whilst it dries. It doesn’t dry completely hard like some clay masks, but it does go firm and takes quite a bit of soaking with a warm damp facecloth to completely remove it.

In my experience there is a bit of a delayed reaction with this mask – I don’t really see any benefit straight after removing it, but the next day the oily patches on my skin have dried up quite a bit and there are no new spots forming.

Murad Clarifying Mask

I have to say that this is now one of my favourite masks and I’ve been using it on and off for a couple of years now. I often experience patches of acne on my cheeks and by using this mask once a week after a good exfoliate it helps to dry up these patches so they don’t look as obvious or last quite as long. This mask is never going to cure your acne, but it can help control it, and for me that makes it a great product.

Buy Murad Clarifying Mask at £38 for 75ml, available from Murad.

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  1. great review, really detailed X

  2. I have heard about this brand but never actually knew anyone who used it. Sounds like a quality product that leaves ok the skin without feeling dried afterwards. Very detailed review! Xoxo

  3. Very detailed review. I have never known anyone to actuallt use it. So it’s great your review. Loved the product sounds like a quality one, that does not leave skin dry afterwards.

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