Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask

What It Does:
  • Leaves skin looking refreshed and smooth
  • Sea whip and oatmeal soothe skin
  • Clay’s gentle drawing action helps dislodge debris from congested pores while soothing plant extracts help visibly calm skin
  • Balances skin by visibly absorbing excess oil without over-drying or making skin feel tight

Who This Product Is For

SKIN BALANCING Oil-Absorbing Mask for those with normal to oily or combination skin. Suitable for sensitive skin.

How It Compares
  • This is a clay formulated mask that rinses easily, leaving skin soft, matte, and smooth.
  • Dries within 10-15 minutes, may be used as often as needed.
  • Masks alone are insufficient in dealing with acne or pores, and should always be complemented by a well-formulated cleanser, moisturizer & exfoliant.
  • Our Masks are absolutely great for skin hydration/oil absorption, but never mandatory in protecting your skin.
  • For similar effects, try our other moisturizers for oily skin such as the Resist Hydrator / Skin Balancing Moisture Gel.
  • For Dry Skin, opt for the Skin Recovery Mask.
  • This mask contains an exclusive mix of natural clays plus skin-restoring and soothing ingredients.
  • Its texture was formulated for the needs of normal to oily skin.
  • The Skin Balancing Mask is free of stress-causing ingredients, such as menthol, peppermint, or alcohol, which can make oily skin worse.

Key Ingredients

  • Function
    Skin Types
    Normal to Combination / Very Oily
    Skincare Routine
    After Moisturizer, Final Step
    Allergy Information
  • Water (Aqua), Kaolin (clay absorbent), Bentonite (white clay/absorbent), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Salix Alba Extract (willow bark extract/skin-soothing), Stearic Acid (texture-enhancing), Steareth-2 (texture-enhancing), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder (hydration/skin-soothing), Sea Whip Extract (skin-soothing), Colloidal Oatmeal (skin-soothing), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Ascorbyl Palmitate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Phospholipids (hydration/skin replenishing), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A/antioxidant), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Hexylene Glycol (preservative), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative)


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  • Apply at least once weekly, or as often as desired as the last step in your evening skincare routine. Dispense a generous amount and smooth over entire face, including around the eyes. Do not rinse. Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your Paula's Choice products can be found in our How to Put Together Your Own Skincare Routine article.
  • I thought Paula didn't like clay masks or, at best, finds them unnecessary skincare products. Did she change her mind?

    Paula is not a big fan of most masks and she doesn't believe most facial masks are an essential step in a person's skincare routine. However, for women who want to incorporate them into their routines Paula developed masks that meet her standard of excellence. Many of our customers report excellent results form regular use of Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask.

    Is Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask OK for those with rosacea and oily skin?

    Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask should be effective and suitable for someone with rosacea. However, those with rosacea always need to be careful about any skincare product they use because even the gentlest formulas may cause a reaction. Paula's Choice products are guaranteed to be effective or we will refund your money.

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