Clarins released their new SOS Masks which come in 3 targeted solutions to nourish, hydrate, or purify your skin.  Although I’m a huge fan of Clarins, this is my first experience with their masks and I am thoroughly impressed. These intensive, plant-extract based SOS masks meet the needs of every skin type: SOS Hydra, SOS Pure & SOS Comfort. They are said to rebalance the skin in just 10 minutes and bring an instant feeling of well-being. I tried all 3 masks separately and also multi-masking. Here is an overview of the three options:


Multi-masking is simply using different masks on different areas of the face at the same time in order to address multiple skin concerns. Results-driven and time-efficient, these masks will give you great results and skin in minutes.

SOS Hydra Refreshing Hydration Mask

Intense moisture fresh mask with leaf of life extract.

Best for: All skin types; Dehydrated skin
Star ingredient: hyaluronic acid, organic leaf of life
Texture: cream-gel

The Hydrating SOS Mask has a light gel-cream texture and it helps hydrate the skin and restores radiance! It is created to provide intense moisture and relief for dehydrated skin to feel comfortable, supple and soft. Its plumping texture provides an instant effect on the skin, which appears visibly firmer thanks to the hyaluronic acid complex that helps the surface of the skin retain water.

The gel-cream formula is ultra-cooling, melting into the skin and creating a plumping effect thanks to added hyaluronic acid. The formula also contains kiwi fruit extract, which contains an extraordinary number of vitamins, including the highest levels of vitamins C & E found in any fruit. This does an amazing job of refreshing and moisturizing my skin in just 10 minutes.

SOS Pure Rebalancing Clay Mask

Rebalancing clay mask with alpine willow herb extract.

Best for: Normal, Oily, Combination
Star ingredient: organic alpine willow herb
Texture: cream-paste

This mask helps absorb the excess of sebum to reduce shine, purifies the skin, mattifies it and leaves it velvety soft. It is a non-drying mask that eliminates impurities and absorbs excess sebum for clarified and even skin. It contains organic alpine willow herb extract which helps limit shine and promotes matte skin as well as white and green clay to absorb impurities and boost radiance. It doesn’t dry into a solid clay mask and leaves skin feeling clean and smooth.

SOS Comfort Nourishing Balm Mask

Nourishing balm mask with wild mango butter.

Best for: Dry
Star ingredient: wild mango butter
Texture: ultra-rich balm

The Comfort SOS Mask is a richer, thicker cream. This mask envelops and nourishes even the driest skin types by reinforcing the protective lipid barrier of the epidermis. Its creamy, buttery texture combines the smoothness of an ultra-rich cream with the lightness of a nourishing oil to bring your skin maximum softness and comfort. SOS Comfort Nourishing Balm Mask is a 10-minute boost for skin that’s dull, rough, flaky or dry.

The balm mask contains an array of plant extracts, rich in fatty acids to plump and moisturise the skin, as well as mango oil and kernel butter, which provide long-lasting hydration and comfort. Plus it helps protect against dehydration and restores supple skin.


As someone who loves masks, I can say that I’m thoroughly impressed with each of these. I’ve loved every Clarins skincare items I’ve tried, so I knew there was a good chance that I would really like these.

My top two picks are the SOS Hydra and SOS Comfort because of my dry/combo skin; I gravitated towards these the most and I just love what they do for my skin. I really like using the Hydra in areas that need that hydration boost while using the Comfort one on any dry patches to nourish the skin. The Pure is one that will be popular for those with oily skin to use in the T-zone area.


You can find each mask individually for CAD/US $34 at Sephora and Clarins.



Have you tried these yet? What did you think?



Ann-Marie x






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