Clay’s ability to absorb oil and impurities makes it a no-brainer addition to the most effective detoxifying masks. In the past, such treatments were so drying, some were known for leaving behind a tight, dehydrated complexion as a result. Today’s launches, however, leave skin feeling hydrated and nourished with a side of serious skin-perfecting benefits (read: vacuumed pores and a whole lot less oil).
If you’re tight on time, Tatcha Clarifying Mask ($70) is powered by Japanese clay and volcanic ash for a full-skin refresh in just five minutes.
Recently seen on Rihanna’s porcelain skin, Fenty Cookies N Clean Whipped Clay Detox Face Mask ($32)—it’s infused with clay, charcoal and salicylic acid—is the star’s brand-new solution to improved skin texture, more dewiness and less shine.
A must for minimizing excess oil production and leaving behind a super-smooth canvas, Youth To The People Superclay Purify + Clear Power Mask with Niacinamide ($36) feels soft and buttery on, not dry or flaky, and washes away easily.
A safe-for-sensitive-skin multivitamin for congested complexions, Indie Lee Clearing Mask ($52) is packed with salicylic and glycolic acids to exfoliate, bentonite clay and colloidal sulfur to absorb impurities, and chamomile and seaweed to replenish lost softness and nourishment.