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How to Use a Seaweed Face Mask

February 14, 2020

Blue is one of our favorite colors—there’s just something so peaceful and soothing about it. And what do you get when you pair this tranquil shade with one of the most popular skin care products of the moment? That’d be a seaweed face mask! Using a seaweed mask can be a great way to unwind after a long day and give your skin a spa-like experience from the comfort of your own home. Here, learn about the various seaweed benefits for skin and get the scoop on our best seaweed face mask, so you can add it to your skin care routine.


Before we share our best seaweed face mask and how to use it, perhaps you’d like to know a bit about why you should consider incorporating a product formulated with seaweed extracts into your routine. Here are four benefits seaweed can have for your skin.

Seaweed Benefit #1. Hyperpigmentation. Skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation can not only take a toll on your beauty look, but they’re also plain frustrating. However, a study from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) found whitening extracts derived from seaweed extracts could be advantageous in reducing hyperpigmentation.

Seaweed Benefit #2. Wrinkles. Seaweed can also help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. According to an NCBI study, several seaweed extracts were found to demonstrate anti-aging properties.

Seaweed Benefit #3. Dry skin. If you have dry skin, seaweed may be an ingredient of interest. Various seaweed extracts have been found to have profound moisture retention ability, per the NCBI.

Seaweed Benefit #4. Inflammation. Say bye to skin that appears bothered and irritated. The NCBI states that seaweed extracts also have anti-inflammatory properties.


Over time, harsh cleansing can be drying and sensitizing, leaving skin uncomfortable. (Ouch!) As a result, skin needs cleaning that is effective yet gentle. Enter the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask, which can help address your skin concerns for balanced, comforted, and perfected skin. This seaweed mask is formulated with three types of clay (kaolinmontmorillonite, and Moroccan lava) and enhanced with seaweed to help draw out buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils, visibly reduce the appearance of imperfections, clear the look of congested pores, and gently cleanse stressed areas.

Immediately after application, skin feels refreshed and comfortable; dirt, dust, and oil are gently lifted from the surface of the skin, skin is clean, and skin looks smoother. Over time with regular use, skin tone appears more even, and the look of redness due to imperfections is visibly reduced. Talk about a treat for your complexion!


Now comes the fun part: It’s time to actually use our seaweed face mask! Simply apply an even layer to clean dry skin, avoiding your eye and lip area. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with water. For best results, use two times a week. Go ahead and pamper your skin on the regular!


Multi-masking is a skin care trend that involves applying different face masks to different areas of your face—at the same time—to address different skin concerns. For example, if you have a noticeably oily T-zone but dry-looking cheeks, you would apply a face mask designed to address each concern to those areas of your face accordingly. Sometimes using multiple face masks is better for your skin than just sticking to one. And that’s exactly what you can do with the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Face Mask line!

To get started, apply our seaweed face mask to visibly stressed, uncomfortable skin, then try our other face mask options depending on your current skin concerns.

To help brighten the look of dull, tired skin…try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask. Over time, harsh environmental factors like pollution and debris can damage surface skin, leaving your complexion looking dull. Formulated with three clays enhanced with charcoal, this face mask can help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and pollution and reduce the look of dull skin.

To help reveal the look of smooth skin…try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask. Dead skin cells can accumulate on the surface of your skin day after day, leaving your skin feeling rough. Formulated with three clays and enhanced with red algae extract, this face mask can help draw out buildup of impurities, dirt and oils, exfoliate dead skin cells, and smooth the look of imperfections.

To help clarify skin tone…try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clarify & Smooth Face Mask. Daily wear and tear—makeup and improper care—can leave skin looking uneven with roughness and imperfections. Formulated with three clays and enhanced with yuzu lemon extract, this face mask can help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils and clarify skin tone.

Each face mask should be applied to clean dry skin and left on for 10-15 minutes, then rinsed off with water.

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