by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

The Best Mud Masks for Detox Day

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Mud masks are basically at-home spa sessions in a jar: they decongest the skin and dry out blemishes to reveal softer, clearer skin. All you need is the right mask and a little me time. To help you choose the right one, we rounded up the best mud masks according to your skin type—each one meant to detox your skin while smoothing out your complexion.

For dry skin

niod flavanone mud
Niod Flavanone Mud, SGD51

The Ordinary’s sister brand has made a hit with this deep-cleansing formula. A blend of three intense clays—Amazonian black clay, sedimentary white clay, and a copper-rich Brazilian clay—the Flavanone Mud (SGD51) declogs pores but doesn’t leave the skin feeling stripped and dry after use. All it takes is a light layer to yield brilliant results.

For acne-prone skin

fresh umbrian clay mask
Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask, SGD35

Fresh’s Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask (SGD35) is a cult-favourite, and it’s no surprise. The mineral-rich clay is sourced from Umbria, Italy; add that to the combination of sandalwood oil, chamomile and lavender water, the formula detoxes while soothing your complexion. It can even be used as a cleanser and spot treatment for blemishes. Who doesn’t love multi-tasking products?

For combination skin

charlotte tilbury goddess skin clay mask
Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask, SGD80

Charlotte Tilbury’s skincare doesn’t get enough hype. The brand’s Goddess Skin Clay Mask (SGD80) is perfect for combination skin types. It draws gunk out of pores, whilst also moisturising the skin. How? The formula combines Spanish clay with sweet almond and rosehip oil, as well as a peptide complex to promote collagen, and essential oils to leave your skin feeling extra soft.

For oily skin

kiehls rare earth
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, SGD49

We’re not kidding with the pore-cleansing abilities of this one. The combination of Bentonite and Amazonian clay absorbs oil and reduces shine, perfect for oilier skin types. Plus, the oatmeal and aloe vera keeps it from being over-drying.

For ageing skin

herbivore botanicals pink clay
Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay Exfoliating Mask, SGD35

Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay Exfoliating Mask (SGD35) is one of the gentlest exfoliating masks out there, made with all-natural ingredients. French pink clay, white Kaolin clay, organic rosehip powder, organic rose powder, and organic chamomile powder—that’s the full ingredient list. Rosehip is also a major anti-ageing ingredient, preventing further wrinkles with its trans-retinoic acid. Take a tablespoon of the powder and mix with a few drops of water to create a paste, then apply all over the face. Once dry, wash off to reveal softer, smoother skin.

For sensitive skin

origins pink clay
Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay, SGD39

And we (happily) continue with rose-colored clay. This time, it’s the Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay (SGD39). Another great thing about pink clay is that it’s great for fussy skin. Apart from its cute millennial-pink shade, the mask itself is infused with exfoliating Jojoba beads (which gently exfoliates) and Canadian willowherb, an anti-inflammatory ingredient. Apply all over the face and let it work its magic for ten minutes.