Olay Created a Genius, Portable Clay Mask — and I'm Obsessed
When I first heard that the Olay Clay Stick Masks ($10 each) don't dry down like a traditional face mask, I had questions: could a portable, no-mess formula that doesn't feel tight after 10 minutes actually give my skin the TLC it needs? I couldn't wait to find out. I took home the three tubes — Glow Boost for radiance, Pore Detox for clarifying, and Fresh Reset for exfoliating — hoping that one would become my new go-to treatment for travel or a new staple in my gym bag.
I left the mask on for 10 minutes, but the clay never fully dries, which prevents the crumbling you can experience with other masks. And because I found that it rinses off so easily and makes minimal mess, I've been treating my skin more than ever lately, and the extra care has paid off in my clearer complexion.
Read ahead to find out about what I thought of each mask in the line.
Olay Fresh Reset Pink Mineral Complex Clay Face Mask Stick
The Olay Fresh Reset Pink Mineral Complex Clay Face Mask Stick ($10) gently exfoliates your pores and perks up your complexion. I've been using this portion on my dry patches to keep my skin smooth and prep it for makeup.
Olay Glow Boost White Charcoal Clay Face Mask Stick
Pop on some of the Olay Glow Boost White Charcoal Clay Face Mask Stick ($10) when you need to slough away dead skin and bring new cells to the surface. This version is perfect for anyone with dull skin wants to add radiance to their complexion.
Olay Pore Detox Black Charcoal Clay Face Mask Stick
My favorite of the three, the Olay Pore Detox Black Charcoal Clay Face Mask Stick ($10) draws out dirt and oil from your pores while preventing future blemishes. I spread this all over my face or combine it easily with the pink mask on my cheeks.