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(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Absorbs oil, shrinks pores, tingles/burns
from Los Angles, CA
About Me Minimalist
Comments about SKIN BALANCING Oil-Absorbing Mask - 4 oz:
I tried Skin Balancing Oil Absorbing Mask from 2 samples (needed 2 for full coverage). This is a high quality clay mask that reminds me of much more expensive products I've used in the past. The SB mask tightens as it dries, and pulls out a lot of oil. My pores were visibly smaller after use. My skin felt soft, and was not irritated or over dried. The mask has a natural scent which I found enjoyable.While the SB mask does burn when applied, it doesn't seem any different than other clay masks in that regard. I think it might be a property of the clay ingredient. I found it tolerable, in a way pleasant, because it was tingly and cooling.I think the SB mask would be great for weekly or bi-weekly use, but I can see that it might also work more often as a spot treatment for troubled areas. I will definitely consider this mask for full purchase once I finish what I have on hand!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
gentle, not that special for the price
from Pacific Northwest
About Me Beauty Conscious
Having tried this in sample format, I was very pleased that it didn't irritate or overdry my skin as clay masks tend to do, even on my sensitive cheeks. But I don't think I will buy this in the full size because it isn't any more special than the green clay I buy in bulk and mix with water myself.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from West Virginia
I love this mask! I use it once a week along my T-Zone. My skin is super sensitive but this does not irritate it at all. I love how you can see each pore on your face as it dries. It makes me feel like it is really concentrating on your pores. I have noticed a reduction in pore size after two uses, and I am very satisfied.
By Ashley the Skincare Junkie
from Orange County, CA
About Me Beauty Expert
I have combination skin that leans oily in the T-zone. I've purchased higher end masks in the past that have worked great, but they a lot of them are poorly rated on beautypedia, as are their drugstore counterparts. I prefer using drugstore masks because they are cheaper and then I usually use them more often. But I decided to try Paula's Choice because I'm slowly converting my whole skincare regimen to Paula's Choice. This mask is great! I notice a huge difference in the texture of skin after using this product. I try to use it more often during that time of the month because I have hormonal breakouts and I think it makes a difference. Sometimes I spot treat areas and don't use it all over my face every time. I do want to get into a habit of using it once every 7-10 days or so and more often in a spot treatment kind of way during that time of the month.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
This mask has helped me so much. The minimal stinging doesn't ward me off from using it. It is the only mask that makes my blackheads look alot smaller and less noticeable. I currently use it about two times a week now.
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
By Peach 81
from Antioch, CA
I only use this product a few times a year, like after a vacation or when I want to feel pampered. It does feel like it detoxes my skin. My face feels smoother and less oily afterwards. I like that it doesn't dry my skin but it kind of burns a little afterwards.
(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Liked soft skin after rinsing. With combo skin have to really avoid eyes and "normal" areas. And with all "Paula's" carping about cream product packaging I'm very surprised at the flip-top closure which allows product to dry out in the tube opening.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
great product, terrible packaging
I use this about once a week to keep excess oil in control. I find it to be very effective at that, and my pores are finally shrinking a bit. Blackheads still seem to be an issue for me after 3 uses, but they are somewhat better. My only gripe is the tube design. There is a gap between where the product comes out and the hole in the cap, so the mask gets clogged up inside and is hard to get out. Simple to take off the cap and get it out that way, but still. Also, seems to not want to go on very thick. It is a bit drying, but not bad for someone with very oily skin. I received it as a free gift, but will most likely order again once this is gone, which should last many months with once weekly use.
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Soaks up oil once a week!
from Ontario, Canada
I use this product once a week after cleansing thoroughly and exfoliating, and it helps to control my oil (especially in the t-zone). This product can be a bit drying (I use it less in the winter), but overall, great for oily skin.
(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
I was hesitant to try this due to the stinging reviews I was reading online. The first two times the stinging was very minimal but the third time it was pretty intense. I took a hot shower and applied after, I'm assuming that's why I felt it so much more. My face does not get irritated or red though, which is surprising so I'm keeping it for now to see what happens. I rather have a slight sting than try a product that tests on animals. I love PC because they are not tested unlike many beauty products.