For the last two weeks my skin has been a mess. I'm prone to breakouts but this time I had clusters of pimples on pretty much all of my face (gross, I know) and on top of all that my skin felt sensitive as well. I usually prefer strong clay masks to suck out all the impurities when my face is breaking out but I've been turning to two recent acquisitions that are a bit more gentle.
During the recent Sephora $20 VIB giftcard event I purchased the Dr. Jart Dermaclear Trans-Foam Clay in White because it sounded really intriguing and it was only $15. What's unique about this clay mask is that it transforms into a foaming cleanser once you add water. The mask doesn't dry down completely so I just leave it on for about five minutes before rinsing it off. This white version is supposed to be calming and I find it gentle enough to not inflame my skin. I like the hygienic squeeze tube packaging and think the price is very reasonable.
The other mask that's a bit more fun to use is the Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask* which Memebox kindly sent to me to try. This charcoal mask is used on dry, uncleansed skin and quickly starts foaming up from simply being exposed to the air. The bubbles on your skin are very small but thick and a little goes a long way. The top layer of my tub is already aerated but it has a thick, yet lightweight, cream consistency. It reminds me a lot of melted marshmallow actually. This mask is also very affordable at $14 but Memebox regularly does promotions that lower the price. I think this is a really fun mask to use and it makes my skin feel clean without drying it out which is great.
I haven't heard many people talking about foaming face masks like these but I think they're pretty nifty. I like that both of these are gentle enough to use on acne-prone skin although some who are sensitive to foaming agents might not agree. Have you tried a foaming deep cleansing mask?