Review: Ole Henriksen Hygge HydraClay Detox Mask ★★★☆☆
This is a wash off mask with a clay-oil fusion to detoxify and replenish skin simultaneously. It’s targeted at dryness and redness. It contains a unique fusion of kaolin and five botanical oils to thoroughly purify skin—all while replenishing essential moisture. Infused with soothing botanical extracts and bisabolol, this face mask was developed to help calm, so it’s gentle enough for dry and sensitive skin. However, alcohol is listed as the 5th ingredient.
HydraClay: Draws out impurities while delivering essential hydration.
Kaolin: Helps detoxify pores and draw out dirt, oil, and impurities.
Borage, Jojoba, Sunflower, Grape Seed, and Sweet Almond Oils: Aid in replenishing essential moisture and nourishing skin.
My skin is congested this week. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Product came in a squeeze tube packaging, which I think is hygienic and easy to dispense. Out of the tube, it gave off a really strong floral fragrance. I was not surprised to see fragrance listed halfway down the ingredients list.
Unlike other clay masks I’ve used in this past, this felt more like cream cheese, which makes it highly spreadable. The instructions called for a thick layer so that’s what I did. I also avoided my more sensitive eye and mustache areas.
However, I started feeling a burning sensation. This lasted 10 mins, which is also about time for removal.
I gently scraped off the excess and wiped the remnants with a damp wash cloth. It was still tingling slightly.
Surprisingly, my skin did not look red and irritated. It also did not feel as drying as other clay masks. My skin looked brighter and had a matte finish. Active pimples were also hurting less. Pores were also looking smaller and cleaner. It’s definitely not as hydrating as a toner or moisturizer, but for a clay mask, it’s not stripping.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
Price wise, I think it’s definitely overpriced. The 90ml tube will not last very long with a thick layer for each use. Get it if you have money to spare, or save it for a special occasion. Otherwise, Innisfree’s bija capsule mask or jeju volcanic mask are good and affordable clay options.