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 101 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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4.2

(based on 101 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (16)
  • Soothes skin (11)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Non-greasy (7)
  • Smells great (5)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (8)

Best Uses

  • Enlarged pores (17)
  • Uneven skin tone (5)
  • Sensitive skin (4)
  • Weekly use (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (13), Beauty expert (5), Survivalist / minimalist (5)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (14), Oily (9)

Reviewed by 101 customers

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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!

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this mask!

            By Ames

            from Brooklyn, NY

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              I have combination skin that's rosacea- and acne-prone. I tried this product as a sample and immediately ordered the full-size. When I applied the mask, I had several pimples that were red and inflamed because I'd been poking at them (my bad). My skin looked blotchy and I was looking for a quick way to calm it down. This mask was just the ticket! After I rinsed it off, my skin looked noticeably cleaner, smoother, and more even-toned. My pimples were less red and less noticeable. I put my moisturizer and makeup on, and my skin was glowing for the rest of the day. Definitely adding this to my repertoire.

              (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              improves blackheads

              By Annie

              from winnipeg, MB

              Pros

              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Enlarged Pores

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

                I use this twice weekly. I haven't felt any irritating, stinging or redness at all with this mask, and I have very sensitive skin.
                I definitely notice a difference in my skin after using this mask. My pores look smaller and my blackheads are way less noticeable.
                I love this product.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                good clay mask, not irritating

                By Nathalie

                from Dallas, TX

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Softens Skin
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Enlarged Pores
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

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

                  buy it all the time, normally use twice a week for deeper cleansing of my pores

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My next buy!

                  By Rachel

                  from North MS

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I ordered two samples based off reviews here from others. I needed to make sure this mask wouldn't aggravate my sensitive/combination skin. It's advisable to order a sample if you fear your skin might have issues with the tingling action on this.

                      I use a mask once a week to help alleviate oiliness in my T-zone.

                      While I did experience the tingling effect many reviewers noted, it wasn't unpleasant and didn't continue past a few moments. I left the mask on 10 minutes and rinsed it off. It rises off more easily than my usual mask does. It left my skin soft and supple. This will be my next purchase!

                      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Clay Mask

                      By AR

                      from Texas

                      About Me Minimalist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Smells Great
                      • Softens Skin
                      • Soothes Skin

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Enlarged Pores

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

                        I use this product once a week on my oily skin. It's the best clay mask I've ever used. I have sensitive skin but don't experience any irritation. This is great for anyone dealing with excess oil and enlarged pores.

                        • Skin Type:
                        • Oily
                        • Age:
                        • 30-44

                        (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Order a Sample First

                        By Jess

                        from Pennsylvania

                        About Me Minimalist

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Non-Greasy

                        Cons

                        • Irritates Skin

                        Best Uses

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

                          If you are considering purchasing this product, please order a sample first before you pay for the full size and test it on a small area.

                          Before getting this product, I read all the reviews including the 1 stars about it being irritating and figured that the reviewers probably just had sensitive skin. I have the opposite of sensitive skin. I used just every drying, irritating acne product on the market as a teenager and my face never even so much as got red so I wasn't concerned about this mask. I put it on this evening and immediately noticed the burning. At first, I didn't think much of it and decided to leave it on for awhile to see if it would subside. I waited 2 minutes and the burning just got worse. The best way I can describe it is that it felt like a bad sunburn so i washed it off with cool water. Thankfully, other than some mild burning i didn't have any residual effects.

                          I'm not writing this review to say this is a bad product or that you shouldn't try it. It has good ingredients and a nice texture and i think that on the right person it would work very well. But try a sample first and put it on a small area of your face or even on the underside of your arm and make sure you don't feel any burning before introducing it to your whole face even if you think you don't have sensitive skin. I love all my other PC products and I'm not bashing the product by any means. I just wanted to share my experience and give others a heads up.

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

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