Who knew the modest clay mask would be the most popular product of 2017? All that early skepticism about putting putty on your face has faded—and its place, mud mania. The hype has everything to do with clay’s detoxifying prowess, which refines the pores like nothing else. Due to the way it absorbs oil, dislodges dirt, and resurfaces the skin, you’ll enjoy tighter pores and a velvety complexion. Here, have your pick of 6 Korean clay masks our customers adore!

Banila Co. The Blacks Cooling Clay Mask (Ice), P695
Charmaine, 28, Combination Skin: “This is the perfect mask for my oily to combi skin. It is such a dream to use and so hygienic [because] it has a mini spatula which you can use to scoop out the product to put an ample [amount] on your face. It leaves my skin smoother and more refined. It helps suck out the pus in existing acne and somehow minimizes the appearance of large pores. Will definitely repurchase!”

Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, P800
Jennifer, 36, Combination Skin: “My one prior experience with a clay mask was not too pretty. It made my skin so dry I was afraid it would crack, but I love Innisfree, and the brand has not failed me yet. I love how my skin feels after I use this. It also made my skin less oily, and [my] pores smaller, so I’m putting this on my HG list.”

April Skin Mummy Mud Mask, P198
Arian, 29, Dry Skin: “Clay or mud masks are a must for me, especially since I have skin that needs weekly detoxifying thanks to my frequent makeup usage. I love how soft and smooth my face feels after using it. In fact, the first time I used it I almost couldn’t stop touching my face! Plus, my face felt even cleaner and completely ‘detoxed.’ It’s a little bit pricey for a one-time use product, but I think it’s one that’s worthy of splurging on.”

DewyTree Tea Tree Porest Purifying Clay Mask, P869
Mau, 34, Combination Skin: “This is my first time to use a clay mask and I’m glad it has tea tree in it. This is on my once a week regimen: facial scrub-clay mask-toner-serum-moisturizer and it made me look forward [to] doing this ritual every week. I make sure to wash it with warm water after 20 minutes (yes, you read it right, it works for me) then seal with cold water to close out the pores. The jar is very economical too.”

Missha Green Pore Care Natural Color Clay Mask, P799
Jurain, 27, Sensitive Skin: “This Missha Natural Color Clay Mask in Green is so good for my pores. It tightens and cleanses [my pores] so well to prevent [them] from being oily (that causes acne). It’s easy to rinse too ‘cause it’s like a desert when it dries on my face, leaving it moist and soft. Love it.”

Neogen Canadian Clay Pore Cleanser, P1,450
Diana, 29, Oily Skin: “This is a very different clay mask…This is a clay mask cleanser which turns into foam upon application to your face. First, I thought it’s just a gimmick but then when I used it for the 2nd time, I understand why. The foaming action deep-cleans and unclog your pores. First, you apply it as you would [any] other clay mask; it will then foam up [so you can] enjoy the fluffy foam. Second, massage the foam on your face until it leaves the clay mask texture. Third, add a little water and massage your face gently. And lastly, add a little more to make the clay mask cleanser foam, then rinse thoroughly. You will feel your face [is] very refreshed and smooth. I noticed a reduction in my blackheads, too. Note the word reduction as it cannot totally eliminate them at first go. Will have yet to see upon longer use.”

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