Thursday, 3 December 2009

Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque

Dermalogica's Sebum Clearing Masque has been a life saver for me lately. My skin has been awful, I've had constant break outs. Two things have helped clear up and stop the break outs, and they are this mask and Lush's Angels on Bare Skin.

I've been using Sebum Clearing Masque on my problem areas three times a week for about six weeks now and it's made a big difference to my pimples. It helped to quickly clear up the break outs that I had and now I only have the occasional pimple. It also helps to draw out blind pimples. I had a huge, red, sore lump on my cheek for three days and it wouldn't form a head. So I put some Sebum Clearing Masque on it and an hour later it'd formed a head. Magic.

As you can see from the picture above, it's a white clay mask. When I put it on it feels pleasantly cool but not at all irritating. I leave it on for ten minutes then wash it off. I also use it as a spot treatment, I'll put it on individual spots and leave it on overnight as it helps to calm them and reduce the redness.

Dermalogica says: A cooling, refining and deep cleansing Kaolin and Bentonite clay masque that purifies, absorbs excess surface oil and helps prevent breakouts. Niacinamide, zinc gluconate, yeast extract, caffeine and biotin prevent overactive sebaceous gland activity while soothing aggravation. Silicylic acid clears congested follicles to minimize development of futre comedones and breakouts, while spiraea and cinnamon bark extracts prevent the growth of bacteria while stimulating the skins natural barrier function for clearer, healthier skin. 

Would I buy it? I originally won this in a competition, but yes, I'd definitely buy it.

Active ingredient: triclosan (0.2%).
Other ingredients: water, kaolin, bentonite, glycerin, polysorbate 20, carthamus tinctorius seed oil, cetearyl alcohol, gutylene glycol, polysorbate 60, salicylic acid, tocopheryl acetate, spiraea ulmaria extract, avena sativa kernel extract, yeast extract, aesculus hippocastanum seed extract, cinnamomum zeylanicum bark extract, bisabolol, lauryl laurate, ethyl menthane carboxamide, methyl diisopropyl propionamide, methyl lactate, farnesyl acetate, panthenyl triacetate, niacinamide, ammonium glycyrrhizate, panthenol, propylene glycol, zinc gluconate, caffeine, biotin, capryloyl clycine, sarcosine, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, camphor, hydroxyethyl behenamidopropyl dimonium chloride, glyceryl stearate se, hydroxyethylcellulose, 1, 2 hexandiol, caprylyl glycol, tropolone, disodium edta, chlorphenesin, menthol, phenoxyethanol, titanium dioxide (ci 77891), zinc oxide (ci 77947).


  1. Ive never thought about using my clay masks as over night zit zappers!! thanks for the heads up :D x

  2. Lorien, it works really well and it's great for when you're busy and don't have the time to do a full face mask.

  3. THANK YOU! My skin has been freaking out lately with what you call "blind pimples" and I'm so frustrated with feeling like there's nothing I can do but wait. I'll probably be off to pick this up tomorrow.

  4. MLBB, let me know how you go with it!


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