a dupe for Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment

Have you heard? Rumour on the grapevine is that L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Detox Mask is a dupe for the pricier Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment.

Masks are one of those products I don’t like splurging on (girl needs to save money for retinol serums), so I just had to investigate. Here’s who won my vote:

What Ingredients Do These Clay Masks Have In Common?


Clay masks work thanks to clay, but they’re not all created equal.

  • Monmorillonite: A clay made with bentonite (a super absorbent clay) and fuller’s earth (a brownish white substance found in sediment). Montmorillonite is very absorbent: it soaks up excess oil, preventing pimples.
  • Kaolin clay: Another clay that absorbs excess oil, but it’s less powerful than montmorillonite.

L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Detox Mask has more Kaolin than Monmorillonite, whereas for Glamglow is the opposite.

If you have combination or slightly oily skin, the L’Oreal mask may be the better choice. It’ll soak up the excess oil, but still leave you enough to keep your skin naturally moisturised.

Related: How To Care For Combination Skin

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What Else Is In These Masks?


Both masks can absorb excess oil, but Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment goes the extra mile: it exfoliates skin, too.

Problem is, it uses pumice, a porous volcanic rock. It’s very abrasive so it could scratch your skin if you’re not careful. I don’t mind using it on rough areas such as feet and elbows, but I don’t want it anywhere near my face.

If your skin is pretty resistant and you’re super careful, this could work for you. But if your skin is sensitive, run away!

Related: Physical VS Chemical Exfoliation: Which One Is Better?


Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment sorts of redeems itself here. While L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Detox Mask is a pretty basic formula that’ll soak up all excess oil and call it a day, Glamglow has plenty of green tea to keep wrinkles at bay.

Green tea is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals, reduces inflammation and helps protect against UV-induced damage.

It’s not enough to make me forget about the pumice, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Related: Everything You Need To Know About Green Tea In Skincare

What’s The Texture Like?

Dark and muddy.

What’s The Packaging Like?

Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment comes in a black jar that evokes the colour of pumice.

LOreal Paris Pure Clay Detox Mask is housed in a see-through jar with a green cap.

How To Use Them

At night, straight after cleansing. No more than 3 times a week.

Which Of The Two Should You Go For?

Unless your skin is very oily, LOreal Paris Pure Clay Detox Mask is the better option. It’s more basic, but is gentler on the skin.


Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment: $69.00/£42.00 at Revolve and Sephora

L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Detox Mask: $12.00 at Feel Unique and Ulta

Is L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Detox Mask A Dupe For Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment?

I wouldn’t call it a dupe. L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Detox Mask is a stripped down version of the fancier Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment.

I usually like the extras, but this time I’m giving my vote to L’Oreal. It may lack antioxidants but at least it doesn’t contain anything super irritating, either.

Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment Ingredients

Water, Montmorillonite (Volcanic Minerals), Kaolin (French Sea Clay), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (Purified Clay), Polyethylene, Pumice (Micro Volcanic Rock), Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea Leaf), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (Chamomile), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (Marigold), Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract (Cucumber), Hedara Helix Extract (Ivy), Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract (Comfrey Herb), Lavandula Hybrida Oil (Lavender), Glycerin (Vegetable), Fragrance [Benzyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool], Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Detox Mask Ingredients

Aqua / Eau – Kaolin – Montmorillonite – Lécithine – Polysorbate 20 – Butylène Glycol – Propylène Glycol – Ci 77499 / Oxydes De Fer – Oryza Sativa Amidon D’amidon / Riz – Arbre De Lava Marocain – Poudre De Charbon – Caprylyl Glycol – Acide Citrique – Gomme De Xanthan – Polyglycérine- 10 – Myristate De Polyglyceryl-10 – Stearate De Polyglyceryl-10 – Dehydroacetate De Sodium – Phenoxyethanol – Chlorphenesine – Linalool – Limonene – Parfum / Parfum