SKIN BALANCING Oil-Absorbing Mask
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SKIN BALANCING Oil-Absorbing Mask
A mix of mineral clays work together to noticeably refine pore size and promote a healthy-looking, shine-free complexion.

SKIN BALANCING Oil-Absorbing Mask

Based on 107 reviews

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A mix of mineral clays work together to noticeably refine pore size and promote a healthy-looking, shine-free complexion.
  • Leaves skin looking refreshed and smooth
  • Sea whip and oatmeal soothe skin
  • Natural clays absorb excess oil
  • Use after cleansing at least once per week
Skin Types:
Combination Skin, Oily Skin
Concerns:
Enlarged Pores

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    4 oz
    $22.00
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    $0.80

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Why is it different?
SKIN BALANCING Oil-Absorbing Mask contains an exclusive mix of natural clays plus skin-restoring and soothing ingredients to balance and revitalize combination, oily skin.

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What does it do?
Balances skin by visibly absorbing excess oil without over-drying or making skin feel tight. The clay’s gentle drawing action helps dislodge debris from congested pores while soothing plant extracts help visibly calm skin. Rinses easily, leaving skin soft, matte, and smooth. Best of all, it is free of stress-causing ingredients, such as menthol, peppermint, or alcohol, which can make oily skin worse.
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How to use

Use on clean skin. Apply a generous layer all over the face and neck (if needed). Let dry for 10-15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with tepid-to-warm water. May be used as often as needed. Those with oily to very oily skin can use this mask several times per week, while those with normal to slightly oily skin can use it less frequently (once or twice per week, for example).

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Research

Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, August 2012, issue 5, pages 227-235

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, November 2015, issue 5, pages 856-863

Indian Journal of Dermatology, 2008, issue 4, pages 163-166

Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013, issue 2, pages 143-146

Indian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology, March-April 2012, issue 2, pages 142-145

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, February 2000, issue 1, pages 21-52

Journal of Cosmetic Science, July-August 2011, volume 62, issue 4, pages 361-370

Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging, December 2006, issue 4, pages 327-348

Marine Drugs, 2004, volume 2, issue 2, pages 73-82

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Kaolin (clay absorbent), Bentonite (white clay/absorbent), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Salix Alba Extract (willow bark extract/skin-soothing), Stearic Acid (texture-enhancing), Steareth-2 (texture-enhancing), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder (hydration/skin-soothing), Sea Whip Extract (skin-soothing), Colloidal Oatmeal (skin-soothing), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Ascorbyl Palmitate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Phospholipids (hydration/skin replenishing), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A/antioxidant), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Hexylene Glycol (preservative), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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4.1

(based on 107 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (18)
  • Soothes skin (11)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Non-greasy (9)
  • Smells great (6)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (11)

Best Uses

  • Enlarged pores (21)
  • Uneven skin tone (7)
  • Sensitive skin (5)
  • Weekly use (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (13), Beauty expert (8), Survivalist / minimalist (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (18), Oily (11)

Reviewed by 107 customers

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5.0

Excellent Mask!

By clynne262

from Canada

About Me Minimalist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Enlarged Pores
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    I absolutely love this mask. It cleans deeply and when rinsed and dried off, leaves my skin looking bright and even toned. I use once a week but will be using it more often now that my skin is used to it (I have very sensitive skin and this is perfect for it). Love. Will always purchase this product!

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery is super fast normally. There was only one time that my order showed up late but that was on the postal service being backed up.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    I LOVED THIS MASK!

    By VIVI

    from CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • non drying
    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

    • Has some tingle

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    I am a waitress so I usually wear makeup daily as wells as sweat on nights we get slammed. I was using Origins rose clay mask and it was ok but i felt like it kept my skin less oily for a few hours but when i tried this after much research i fell in love with it. It literally absorbed excess oils and i almost feel like it balanced the oil glands. I also love this easy application and removal of it unlike most clay mask, there is some tingle but not too bad i got use to it.

    Service and delivery comments:

    FAST DELIVERY!

    • Skin Type:
    • Oily
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Kate

    from La Jolla, CA

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Enlarged Pores
        • Excess Oil

        Just got a sample with my last order. Hopped on to purchase full size and saw some of the negative reviews! At least try a sample, maybe it will work for you!

        I don't think it burns at all. For reference, I'm 26 years old, I have very very oily skin all over my face. I have taken Accutane in the past but still an oil slick and, like most people, I have blackheads on my nose. I use PCs 4% BHA frequently, although still would consider myself on the sensitive side.

        I love this mask because its easy to apply a properly thin layer (not super duper thick and hard to spread like some clay masks), it really is truly great at absorbing oil (when it dries you can visibly see where the pores are with their little damp dots of oil - gross but you know what I mean), it dries quickly, and unlike vast majority of clay masks I found, it rinses off suprisingly easy.

        Service and delivery comments:

        delivery always very fast

        • Skin Type:
        • Oily
        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        1.0

        Nope.

        By Sarah

        from Saratoga Springs, NY

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            I use kaolin and bentonite clay often with no issues. However for some reason this product makes my face burn immediately! I don't have sensitive skin either. I've only had a reaction like this once before 20 years ago to PABA in a sunscreen. Maybe it's the willow bark? I don't know but I think the ingredients should be reexamined. Would love to try an improved product. I'm just glad I only ordered the sample!

            That said, I love this brand and many of the products they make. Just this one was a miss.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            2.0

            COULD BE GREATLY IMPROVED

            By RICHARD THE SECOND

            from PHILADELPHIA, PA

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

              • Enlarged Pores

              I'VE USED THIS MASK OFF AND ON FOR A FEW YEARS NOW WITH MIXED FEELING. FIRST, I NEVER LEAVE IT ON FOR MORE THAN 10 MINUTES MAX. WHEN I'M READY TO RINSE IT OFF I RINSE IT THOROUGHLY I IMMEDIATELY USE A MOISTURIZER WHEN I TAKE OFF THIS MASK. I DEFINITELY FEEL THI S MASK CAN DEFINITELY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO IRRITATE THE SKIN, IF IT'S LEFT ON TOO LONG, IS NOT RINSED THOROUGLY AND NOT MOISTURIZED IMMEDIATELY. I REALLY WISH PAULA WOULD REFORMULATE THIS MASK, AS THERE ARE OTHER MASKS ON THE MARKET THAT CLEAN THE SKIN WITHOUT STRIPPING THE SKIN. THE PERFECT BALANCE WOULD BE TO UNCLOG THE PORES WITHOUT IRRITATING THE SKIN.

              Service and delivery comments:

              DELIVERY IS ALWAYS SUPER FAST

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 60+
               
              1.0

              It burns!!

              By Blair

              from Charleston, SC

              About Me Beauty Expert

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                  I absolutely love Paula's Choice and some of her products are my holy grails, but this one is absolutely not. I received a sample of it recently and decided to give it a try. I don't have sensitive skin but this mask made it so irritated. I almost immediately felt a burning sensation when I applied it and it started to get worse. I washed it off and the burning lingered for a bit before going away. I love clay masks and this brand, so I hope it can be reformulated into one that doesn't hurt.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 18-29
                   
                  3.0

                  Hmmm?!

                  By KayTee

                  from NYC

                  About Me Beauty Expert

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Non-Greasy

                  Cons

                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

                  • Enlarged Pores

                  I have super thick skin that is usually slathered with prescription retinol day night or Drunk Elephants TLC aha/bha serum... I've recently been getting into Paula's Choice because I love everything it stands for. For some reason my not so sensitive skin is tingling and kinda burning with this mask on... to put some of the blame on myself, I was picking last night due to stress and had put a lot of AHA's on my face... I'm not going to really grade this until I give it a fair shot. I love the ingredients!

                  My skin is oily with huge pores due to past picking and popping:( I think the only thing left to do for them is TCA cross or Fraxel :(

                  If pores are my biggest concern I guess I'm lucky...

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Delivery was amazing as usual

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Oily
                  • Age:
                  • 18-29
                   
                  1.0

                  Burns!

                  By BatforLash

                  from USA

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Irritates Skin

                    Best Uses

                      This mask goes on without any tingling sensation to start (which made me think it was going to be gentler than other masks I've tried), but once washed off (in the time outlined in the instructions) it actually made my face burn and feel incredibly raw! I was floored that a Paula's Choice product could produce such a sensation to my skin - I usually love PC products and buy several exclusively. This mask was incredibly disappointing, however, and I will never use this product again.

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Combination
                      • Age:
                      • 18-29
                       
                      5.0

                      great mask for combination/oily skin

                      By Mahtab Nejad

                      from London, UK

                      About Me Skin Care Professional

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Non-Greasy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Oily Skin
                        • Uneven Skin Tone
                        • Weekly Use

                        I have a ridiculously oily t-zone and normal skin on other area of my face. I use this on a weekly basis as an optional treatment to even out my skin texture, specially my oily zones. It's a really great product, my skin is not sensitive, therefore it doesn't burn or irritate when I put it on and leave it in. I always protect my skin from sun exposure during the day, so my skin has stayed pretty tough and clear due to sunscreen layering. I wash and exfoliate my face before using this mask, and then rinse and re exfoliate to get the extra bits off my skin, it works fine without any issues. Overall a great product.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Everythig was perfect

                        • Skin Type:
                        • Combination
                        • Age:
                        • 18-29

                        (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        No never!

                        By Barba

                        from Montenegro

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Irritates skin

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about SKIN BALANCING Oil-Absorbing Mask - 4 oz:

                            This face mask is horrible when I put on my face I had a feeling that my face burning. And when I wash my face with a warm water it was all red and a very paintful!

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