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.
  • Chamomile Flower Extract: Calms and soothes skin.
  • Vitamin E: Refreshes and revives skin.

$32 for a 90ml tube on Sephora.

Water, Kaolin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ceteareth-20, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum/Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Algae Extract, Allantoin, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool.

Ole Henriksen Hygge HydraClay Detox Mask
Before masking

My skin is congested this week. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.

Ole Henriksen Hygge HydraClay Detox Mask

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.

Ole Henriksen Hygge HydraClay Detox Mask
Spread it with a spatula

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.

Ole Henriksen Hygge HydraClay Detox Mask
During masking

However, I started feeling a burning sensation. This lasted 10 mins, which is also about time for removal.

Ole Henriksen Hygge HydraClay Detox Mask
Scrape it with a spatula

I gently scraped off the excess and wiped the remnants with a damp wash cloth. It was still tingling slightly.

Ole Henriksen Hygge HydraClay Detox Mask
After masking

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.

$32 for a 90ml tube on Sephora.

Go be beautiful!



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