1. Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, $45.
Amazonian white clay helps to eliminate surface impurities and toxins, while oat kernel flour absorbs excess oil.

2. Kose Infinity Pure Advance Deep Clear Mask, $55.
This cooling mask has beads to help get rid of dead skin cells, while clay removes dirt and excess sebum.

3. Estee Lauder Clear Difference Purifying Exfoliating Mask, $76.
Its soft clay formula has fine exfoliators that smooth, as well as salicylic acid to refine skin and clear blemishes.

4. Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask, $107, Sephora.
Made with mud harvested by hand from the Irish countryside, the jelly-textured mask is rich in minerals and antioxidants, and helps to decongest and brighten without drying skin.


5. Laneige Mini Pore Waterclay Mask, $38.
Great for dry complexions, this mud mask has a moisturising gel-cream base to help hydrate skin as it treats clogged pores.

6. Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, $21.
This has Jeju Volcanic Clusters (formulated from hardened lava found on the South Korean island) to help control sebum production and purify pores.

7. Glam Glow Powermud Dual Cleanse Treatment, $92, Escentials.
This mud-to-oil mask first cleanses and detoxifies, then infuses your clean, unclogged visage with hydrating and skin-repairing nutrients.

8. Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Mask, $80.
The clay has a high mineral content to help smooth and clarify skin, while soothing irritation.

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An adapted version first appeared in Female’s November issue.

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