Clinique Acne Solutions Oil-Control Cleansing Mask


Back in April I went on vacation to Costa Rica (it was amazing, I encourage you to go!). When I was thinking about essentials that I wanted to pack I thought of a clay mask. I feel like I need to do a deep cleansing mask once a week. I didn’t want to bring my big bottle of the Origins Clear Improvement Clay Mask (review to come), so I thought I would bring the travel sized Clinique one I had sitting around to try out. I didn’t have high hopes for it and no, I don’t know why. I guess I just really enjoy my Origins one and was thinking it wouldn’t be comparable. WELL! Results wise I believe that this is comparable. It did a fantastic job of purging the gunk stuck in my face. I mean, I was trekking up mountains in Costa Rica and I was pretty grimy mid week. This stuff seemed to have brought my skin back into check while scaring off any blemishes that were attempting to surface. The texture was different then I was used to – which is a thick mud like mask. It was thin in texture almost like a calamine lotion, and I found it dried super quickly. Which is good I guess because it only recommends you keep it on for 5 minutes and then rinse it off. So not only efficient but quick! Fantastic for vacation – I was even happier I had brought this along! Once it was washed off my face there was no tackiness and my face did not feel dry or tight. Over all, I would buy the full sized product. I thought it did exactly what it was meant to do in 5 minutes. It’s oil free and very gentle. If you’re in the market for a clay based mask – consider this!