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Paula's Choice SKIN BALANCING Oil-Absorbing Mask

This unique mask absorbs oil, uproots blackheads, and reduces irritation. It leaves skin remarkably soft, matte and beautifully smooth. A mix of mineral clays perfect as a mask for normal to oily skin that noticeably refines pore size and promotes a healthy-looking, shine-free complexion.

  • Blackheads, Enlarged Pores
  • Combination, Oily Skin
  • Smooths rough, uneven skin
  • Shrinks enlarged pores, reveals younger looking skin


118 ml

Blackheads Combination Skin Enlarged Pores Oily Skin

Why is it different?
SKIN BALANCING Oil-Absorbing Mask contains an exclusive mix of natural clays plus skin-restoring and soothing ingredients to balance and revitalize combination, oily skin.

Paula’s Choice products are 100% fragrance free, clinically proven to be non-irritating, and never tested on animals.

What does it do?
SKIN BALANCING Oil-Absorbing Mask expertly balances skin by visibly absorbing excess oil without over-drying or making skin feel tight. The clay’s gentle drawing action helps dislodge debris from congested pores while soothing plant extracts help visibly calm skin. Rinses easily, leaving skin soft, matte, and smooth. Best of all, it is free of stress-causing ingredients, such as menthol, peppermint, or alcohol, which can make oily skin worse.

Rinses easily, leaving skin soft, matte, and smooth. Best of all, it is free of stress-causing ingredients, such as menthol, peppermint, or alcohol, which can make oily skin worse.

Who is it for?
SKIN BALANCING Oil-Absorbing Mask is formulated for those with normal to oily or combination skin. Excellent for sensitive, breakout- and blackhead-prone skin, too.

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Water, Kaolin (clay/absorbent), Bentonite (white clay/absorbent), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Salix Alba (Willow Bark) Extract (anti-inflammatory), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder (water-binding/soothing agent), Sea Whip Extract (anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent), Colloidal OatmealBisabolol (anti-irritants), Ascorbyl Palmitate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Phospholipids(skin-repairing ingredient), Panthenol (skin-conditioning agent), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A/antioxidant), Stearic Acid, Steareth-2 (thickeners), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Use on clean skin. Apply a generous layer all over the face and neck (if needed). Let dry for 10-15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with tepid-to-warm water. May be used as often as needed. Those with oily to very oily skin can use this mask several times per week, while those with normal to slightly oily skin can use it less frequently (once or twice per week, for example).

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, for the fact that daily use of brilliantly-formulated products is more crucial in giving you a beautiful skin than occasional use of masks.

However, for women who want to incorporate them into their routines Paula developed masks that meet her standards 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.