Clay masks may be the most Googled beauty term in 2017, but they’ve been a beauty staple since Cleopatra’s time. Rest assured that the power of clay is no myth—there’s a very good reason why the Internet can’t stop gushing about it. Clay masks do three important things: purify the pores, absorb excess sebum, and provide gentle exfoliation. All this, mind you, in under 30 minutes. In short, they’re a good skin day in a tub (or a sachet, depending on your budget). Get down ‘n’ dirty with one of our two picks, below!

SPLURGE: Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mask, P800
It’s not an exaggeration to call the Super Volcanic Clay Mask everyone’s favorite mud. It boasts over 186 reviews on BeautyMNL alone—most of which are 5-starred! Made with volcanic clay from Jeju Island, this detoxifying goop absorbs impurities, keeping your pores crystal-clear. Its natural AHA properties slough off dead skin cells, so your face feels velvety-smooth immediately after rinsing. With the minuscule amount of product needed for each use, this P800 buy will last you over a year. Worth it (and BTW, the hype is real).

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SAVE: Vedette Clay Facial Mask Cedrus, P65
Hesitant to hop on the mud-masking bandwagon? A sachet of Vedette’s Cedrus Clay Facial Mask will give you the full experience without the costliness of commitment. This purifying mask is made with kaolin clay and mineral salts. Together, these super-ingredients clear out deep-seated impurities and boost oxygen, thus restoring your natural vitality. Also, just so you know, each sachet is enough for two back-to-back uses. Talk about getting the bang for your buck!

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What’s your pick: Innisfree’s must-have mud or Vedette’s clarifying clay?

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