Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask
Combination Skin | Oily Skin
Availability: In stock
Can be used once a week, daily or as often as needed to absorb oil. After cleansing and toning, dispense a nickel-sized amount and apply a thin layer all over the face and neck (if needed). Let dry for 10-15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with tepid to warm water. Follow with the appropriate Paula's Choice exfoliant, blemish product, moisturizer, and/or specialty product. Those with oily to very oily skin should use this mask a few times per week, while those with normal to dry skin can use it less frequently (once per week, for example).
Combination Skin, Oily Skin
Acne Normal to Oily/Combination Skin, Acne Moderate to Severe, Blackheads Normal Skin with Oily T-Zone, Blackheads Normal Skin with Very Oily T-Zone
What makes this product unique?
This mask's unique formula beautifully balances skin by absorbing excess oil without over-drying or making it feel tight. It also doesn't include irritating, skin-damaging ingredients such as menthol, peppermint, or alcohol. The clay’s drawing action helps dislodge blackheads and cellular debris, while the soothing blend of anti-inflammatory agents reduce redness and irritation. The product rinses away completely leaving skin remarkably soft, matte, and beautifully smooth.
This product is 100% fragrance-free.Who is this product for?
Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask is recommended for those with normal to oily/combination skin. Excellent for breakout- and blackhead-prone skin, too.
Aqua, Kaolin (clay/absorbent), Bentonite (white clay/absorbent), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (anti-inflammatory), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder (water-binding/soothing agent), Stearic Acid, Steareth-2 (thickeners), Colloidal Oatmeal, Bisabolol (anti-irritants), Ascorbyl Palmitate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Sea Whip Extract (anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent), Phospholipids (skin-repairing ingredient), Panthenol (skin-conditioning agent), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A/antioxidant), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).
Sources to support the claims made for Skin Balancing Carbon Mask:
British Journal of Dermatology, August 2007, pages 295–300; Clinical Experiments in Dermatology, January 2007, pages 88-90; Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, February 2002, pages 840–845; Journal of Cosmetic Science, January-February 2002, pages 1–9; Journal of Natural Products, January 2001, pages 100–102;and Life Sciences, May 22, 1998, pages 401–407.
I thought Paula didn't like clay masks or, at best, finds them unnecessary skin-care products. Did she change her mind?
Paula is not a big fan of most masks and she doesn't believe facial masks are an essential step in a person's skin-care routine. However, for women who want to incorporate them into their routines Paula developed masks that meet her standard of excellence.