Clay Masks and Mature Skin

Clay Masks and Mature Skin

Clay masks have often been relegated to the realm of skincare stereotypes, complete with cucumber eye slices. But the truth is, these humble masks deserve far more credit. When used correctly, they can be a powerful tool for achieving clear, radiant skin, especially for those concerned with the unique challenges of mature skin.

Benefits of using a clay mask for mature skin:

  • Detoxification: As we age, our skin accumulates impurities that can contribute to a dull complexion. Clay masks, particularly those with Bentonite clay, help draw out these impurities, revealing a brighter, more even tone.
  • Refined Pores: Enlarged pores are a common concern for many, and clay masks can help minimize their appearance. Kaolin clay is known for its gentle yet effective pore-refining properties.
  • Gentle Cleansing: Sensitive skin often comes hand-in-hand with maturity. Clay masks formulated with gentle clays, like Kaolin, can effectively cleanse the skin without stripping it of its natural oils.

The Do's and Don'ts on clay masking:


  • Use once a week (or twice for more oily skin): regular use is key, but overdoing it can be counterproductive
  • Spritz your face with a hydrating mist like  the Biossance Squalane and Hyaluronic Toning Mist to prevent the mask from drying out
  • Exfoliate beforehand: Exfoliating with a gentle cleanser like our best-selling Glycolic Facial Cleanser removes dead skin cells, allowing the clay to penetrate deeper and work its magic


  • Over-mask: Sticking to a weekly routine is crucial to avoid stripping your skin of its natural oils and causing dryness.
  • Leave it on too long: Typically, 8-10 minutes is enough to reap the benefits. Leaving it on longer can over-dry the skin. Follow up with a nourishing moisturizer like our Hydrating Night Cream for optimal results.
  • Apply everywhere: Clay masks can be targeted to specific areas. Apply only to the oilier parts of your T-zone if you have combination skin to avoid dehydrating drier areas.

Our Spa Clay Mask is formulated with nourishing Bentonite and Kaolin clays to deeply purify the skin whilst never stripping over dehydrating. Try it yourself here.