The potent, powerful effects of a clay mask is no longer an ancient secret. A good slather of the stuff (paired with a teaspoon of ACV, especially) eliminates toxins and bacteria, decongests the pores, and unclogs excess sebum.

However, like all beauty solutions, you’ve got to keep its usage in check. Dry or sensitive skin, for example, may respond differently—applying a clay mask too often may exacerbate dryness or irritation. At the end of the day, know which formula is appropriate for your skin, and how frequently you should use it!

To keep you in the loop, we’ve listed down 6 mineral-packed mixes that may be your next match-made-in-skincare-heaven! Stay informed, beauties!

If you’ve got a warzone amidst your T-Zone, then your clay mask should definitely be in your regular routine. Since traditional clay masks target oil, toxins, and bacteria, be generous with your application.

BEST MASKS FOR OILY SKIN Wildleaf 100% Natural Healing Clay Mask, P390

Made with authentic calcium bentonite clay, this pimple-pulverizing powder helps refresh acne-ridden complexions, calm down inflammation, and balances sebum levels. It’s rich in silica and magnesium, which help stimulate cell repair and production.

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Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2X, P610

Inside this black tub is a premium mixture of power-packed ingredients. There’s Jeju volcanic scoria, walnut shell powder, and AHA blended together for triple exfoliation. Unlike other clay masks, this one also has a cooling sensation that instantly rejuvenates the skin.

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For dry types, a milder clay blend should still give the effective detox it needs. Opt for formulas that are mixed with hydrating ingredients—such as plant extracts or essential oils. Don’t forget to moisturize after!

BEST MASKS FOR DRY SKIN

Leegeehaam Grow Matcha Clay Pack, now on sale at P1,200 (limited time only)

This matcha-blended mixture is good enough to eat—well, almost. It contains 4 kinds of clay, including kaolin and bentonite, which helps energize the complexion and smoothen out skin imperfections. It’s also infused with skin-revitalizing, hydrating botanical oils, such as lavender and bergamot.

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Beauty Bakery Charcoal + Clay Scrub Mask, P199

This multitasking formula is both an exfoliating scrub and a clay mask. It sloughs away deep-seated dirt (which often accumulates in flaky, cracked skin), and effectively draws out toxins. For an extra boost, it’s sprinkled with apricot and olive seeds, which are chockfull of fatty acids and help restore hydration into the moisture barrier.

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As much as possible, use a gentle product that targets inflammation and has more restorative benefits. You’ll feel the magical benefits, still!

BEST MASKS FOR SENSITIVE SKIN Sage & Tera Icky Green Goo, P295

For a spa-like treatment that purifies and soothes your skin, this organic brew is made with volcanic ash, French white clay, and French green clay. It’s further enhanced with peppermint, chamomile, and evening primrose oil, which help calm inflammation and treat conditions such as dermatitis and eczema.

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Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask in Blue, now on sale at P450 (limited time only)

What do you get when you combine volcanic clay, vitamin C, and a full load of botanical extracts? This sebum-fighting solution, of course! And while boasts the A-list of ingredients, it’s also pumped with hyaluronic acid, which promotes tissue recovery, increases cellular turnover, and smoothens out fine lines and wrinkles.

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