From sheet moisturizers to clay alternatives, masks are simple solutions to simultaneously infuse rich nutrients into your skin while extracting impurities. I try to do a mask at least once or twice a week; more than just a step in my Korean skincare routine, it has become a way to de-stress, relax, and treat myself to me time–and nothing is better with a glass of wine and a good book.
I bought the Dr. Jart Dermaclear Trans-foam Clay Trio on a whim. I’ve only used Dr. Jart once before in the form of a BB cream that I really loved, so I had been itching to buy another product from the brand.
what is it? (from the package)
Innovative, multi-action Trans-foam Clay is applied like a clay mask but transforms into a gentle foaming cleanser. The mineral rich French clay mask absorbs oil and purifies your skin. When splashed with water, the clay lathers to a gentle foaming cleanser that brighten, tone and remove dead skin cells for fresh and healthy looking skin. The clay comes in 3 colors–calming, moisturizing and refreshing.
All three clay masks contain:
French clay (kaolin, montmorillonite) for exfoliation and pore care
Purifying Hydrogen mineral water
Sepicalm VG (nymphaea alba flower extract for skin toning)
wednesday evening | calming white
Normally, I don’t do masks three days in a row, but I thought I’d put the trio to the test. Wednesday evening, I used the calming white clay because I had a couple of breakouts forming on my face. The French white clay’s key ingredient is chamomile, a proven natural ingredient for soothing both the mind and body.
- Applying the clay: deeply satisfying thanks to its creamy, smooth, and luxurious texture
- Directions say to leave on to dry for 3 minutes, but I keep masks on for at least 10-30 minutes, depending on the type, to make the most of the product
- After 15 minutes, I washed the clay-to-foam mask off with lukewarm water
- Mild and tingly in the good way
thursday evening | moisturizing pink
I settled in for the remainder of my Thursday evening with the moisturizing pink clay, applying it directly onto freshly cleansed skin. The star ingredient in this French pink clay is lotus flower for its hydrating effect.
Again, I had no problem keeping this mask on for around 15-20 minutes. It really did feel quite hydrating, and I absolutely love Dr. Jart’s Trans-foam technology–once you splash on water to wash the mask off, the clay lathers beautifully into rich foam that takes a thorough cleanse (and massage while you’re at it) to completely wash off. Its super-sudsy texture feels like an extra boost of hydration to my skin.
- Noticeable hydrating effects as soon as the next morning
- Skin under my makeup looked more supple
- The usual mildly dry areas on my cheeks were moisturized
- Perfect for the winter time, with excess use of dry heater air
saturday morning | refreshing green
I skipped Friday night and decided to use Dr. Jart’s refreshing green trans-foam clay on Saturday morning, when I knew I’d need a pick-me-up to get me started on those dreaded weekend errands.
The texture of the refreshing green was much more creamy than the other two, lending itself to a smoother application. I immediately felt the awakening effects of the French green clay’s main ingredient, sebum-controlling lemongrass, known for its antibacterial, antiseptic, and brightening properties.
On and off within 15-20 minutes (ample time to explore Snapchat filters), I felt rejuvenated to kick off my weekend on a high note.
the 3-day verdict?
- luxurious, smooth and cooling texture
- skin toning and exfoliating
- great foam lather
- clay does not dry out skin
- beautiful packaging
Overall, I’d definitely recommend this affordable clay mask set, always with a fair warning that everybody’s skin reacts differently to the same product. My favorite is the moisturizing pink because I saw results the very next day.
Let me know if you found this review helpful in any way, and what your favorite masks are in the comments below!
For the record: my skin type is fairly sensitive, with minimal breakouts / combination skin / oily in the T-zone but often dry in the cheeks / and main issue is redness/blemishes in cheeks/around nose (uneven skin tone).