Leegeehaam Matcha Clay Pack Review
Leegeehaam, the Korean beauty brand formerly known as LJH, recently released a Matcha Clay Pack. It’s a wash-off clay mask that claims to “revitalize, purify, detoxify” and more. Since the word “matcha” instantly triggers some kind of impulse purchasing response in me, here is my review.
Who is it for?
People with combination to oily skin who want to cleanse their pores, prevent breakouts, and take selfies that approximate the look of Jim Carrey from “The Mask.”
Who is it not for?
People who have sensitivities to essential oils, as this contains lavender and bergamot oil.
What’s in it?
Water, Kaolin, Dipropylene glycol, Bentonite, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, Betaine, Silica, Butylene glycol, Montmorillonite, 1,2-hexanediol, Illite, Hydroxyacetophenone, Hydroxyethyl urea, Cellulose, Xanthan gum, Chromium oxide greens, Citric acid, Citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil, Disodium edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil
What’s good about what’s in it?
- Kaolin white clay is the gentlest of the clays, since it is very fine and not as absorbent, therefore making it a more gentle detox for one’s pores
- Camellia sinensis leaf extract, aka matcha, is an antioxidant
- Citric acid is a mild AHA. It’s probably not present at a concentration for exfoliation here, but it does make the mask more acidic, which is good for your skin barrier
This mask has a thick, buttery texture that is a joy to put on. It dries quickly and washes off easily. Although I was expecting more of a matcha scent, this has more of an herbal fragrance due to the bergamot and lavender oils. It’s not a bad smell, but not one that I particularly enjoy either.
This mask leaves my skin feeling smooth and refreshed. I can’t stop touching my face after I use it, which is considered bad skincare practice :) It keeps my sebum under control without feeling stripping. Though the mask also claims to “tighten enlarged pores”, I did not see any difference here (as changing pore size is not really possible).
This is available in the USA on Amazon for $20.
It’s a solid product. I love the way it makes my face feel smooth, and it controls sebum without being drying. I wish there weren’t essential oils included, but I would repurchase if there isn’t anything else I wanted to try.