Lakme Clean-up Face Mask: Review, swatch

Hey everyone! 
Summers are here, and so is the dire need to use face packs on a regular basis. For my oily skin, it becomes all the more essential to use a mud mask or a gel based mask atleast every alternate day to keep the skin clean, cool and also keep the oil secretion under control. When I learnt that the new Lakme Clean-up Face Mask is mud-based, I had to give it a try! Read on to know my take on it.

lakme clean up face mask

About Lakme Clean-up Face Mask: Nourish your face with a generous amount of Lakmé Clean-Up Nourishing Glow Mask as it deposits nourishing nutrients. The absorbing power of clay, the strawberry extracts and Vitamin B3 present in the mask helps reduce pore size, seal in the nourishment and lighten skin tone respectively.

lakme clean up face mask review

lakme clean up face mask reviews

Price: Available in 50gm and 100gm at Rs. 99 and Rs.199 respectively

Packaging: The mask comes in a bright reddish pink squeezy tube with a pearly white screw-cap. It is a travel friendly and user friendly packaging.

lakme clean up face mask review (1)

Ingredients: Refer to the image below.
It contains Kaolin, which is a powerful variant of clay, and is said to be better than Fuller’s Earth (multani mitti) in absorbing oil from the skin. It draws out skin impurities and toxins from the skin, leaving it clean. It is also rich in minerals, and hence benefits the skin with the minerals too.
Also, it has glycerine, known to nourish the skin.

lakme clean up face mask ingredients


  • Apply the mask generously all over your face and neck in a thin film. Avoid the eye contour
  • Allow it to dry for 5 to 7 minutes. Dab it with water to soften it and gently rinse off
  • Use it once a week, to get salon-like healthy glowing skin 

My take on Lakme Clean-up Face Mask: The mask is a pale whitish-pink, thick textured, clay-based mask, with a fruity fragrance. It is quite a thick, paste-like product, so I usually dispense some of it onto my palm, spray some rose water over it to make a smooth paste, and then apply it to cleansed face. A few minutes after application, it begins to dry, imparting that tightening feeling to the skin (not the un-comfortable kinds). It is also easy to wash off, without any mess.
Coming to the effect, it does leave the skin feeling clean and detoxified. Since it is clay based, my oily skin loves it, and I know it is not meant for dry skinned beauties for the same reason. It absorbs the oil from the skin well, and keeps the skin oil free for a few hours post application. It does not make the skin stretchy like usual clay based masks after removal (owing to the glycerine content).
The skin does feel fresh, but I wouldn’t really say it makes the skin glow like you just had a facial at the salon! I believe no product can do that in reality. 

lakme clean up face mask swatch

Pros of Lakme Clean-up Face Mask:

  • Clay based, thick mask
  • Easy to apply, if diluted with plain/ rose water
  • Absorbs oil from the skin well, leaving it clean
  • Does not dry out the skin or leave it feeling stretchy
  • Easy to wash off
  • Affordable

Cons of Lakme Clean-up Face Mask:

  • Does not impart a salon-like glow!
  • Contains parabens

Verdict: Even though this mask does not make the skin all glowy, it is effective in cleaning the skin of the impurities, oil and sebum. If you have oily skin, this is highly recommended for the coming months. Dry skinned lovelies can skip it.

Rating: 9/10 (for oily skin, strictly)

Have you tried the Lakme Clean-up Face Mask? Do share your experiences below.

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