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Clear up your skin with the best pore-refining masks of 2022

Clear up your skin with the best pore-refining masks of 2022

Skin detox

Text: Redzhanna Jazmin

Bid adieu to big pores and congested skin with this year's best pore-refining masks

Are enlarged pores and pollution-ridden skin the bane of your complexion? Arm yourself with a nifty pore-refining mask for a complete skin overhaul. 

For those worried about finding their perfect match—fret not. We've put together an edit of our favourite masks for every skin type, so whether you're oily, dry, combination or mature, you'll find the one.

Ahead, find our favourite skin-clarifying formulations, from Tatcha's new clay mask to Dr Jart's mess-free mud mask:

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Tatcha The Clarifying Clay Mask, RM350

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The latest launch from Tatcha is dream for all skin types. Creamy and non-drying, it fosters the powers of Okinawa kucha clay, Japanese volcanic ash, and konjac to exfoliate the skin and minimise excess oil—two necessary steps to achieving smaller-looking pores. Better yet, it takes just three minutes to work its magic!

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Dr Jart+ Pore-Remedy Purifying Mud Mask, RM100

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Love the idea of a mud mask but can't stand the faff? This sheet mud mask gives you all the pore-purifying benefits of a traditional green mud mask without leaving a mess behind.

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Fenty Skin Cookies N Clean Whipped Clay Detox Face Mask, RM147

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This whipped charcoal and salicylic acid clay mask works to improve the skin's texture and control grease. It's non-drying and fragrance-free, making it a friendly option for those with sensitive skin. 

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Lixirskin Soft Clay Rubber, RM120

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Powered by keratolytic enzymes, this mask-exfoliant hybrid breaks down the keratin of dead skin cells that block the pores, giving the complexion a smoother texture and brighter tone overall. 

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Filorga Age-Purify Mask, RM157.50

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Perfect for mature skin, this anti-ageing treatment mask works to improve the appearance of both blemishes and fine lines. It contains two anti-wrinkle and exfoliating active complexes as well as pore-refining white clay.

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Emma Hardie Purifying Detox Pink Clay Mask with Dual-Action Cleansing Cloth, RM171.50

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This hydrating and exfoliating formula puts Australian pink clay and moringa oil ingredient to good use. Further, the mask has been blended with the brand's Defensil technology to soothe redness and brighten the skin. 

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Fresh Umbrian Clay Pore-Purifying Face Mask, RM112.50

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This multitasking face mask targets spots, congested pores and excess oil thanks to its star ingredient: the mineral-rich and brand-exclusive Umbrian clay. The mask is also scented with a calming blend of sandalwood, chamomile and lavender to help you wind down while you mask up.

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Babor Doctor Babor Cleanformance Clay Multi-Cleanser, RM103

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This vegan product doubles as both a cleanser and a mask, hydrating the skin while it cleanses and purifies. It contains mattifying kaolin clay and probiotics and prebiotics that work to strengthen the skin from the inside out.

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Philosophy Purity Exfoliating Clay Mask Tube, RM116.50

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This is one multifunctional skincare saviour you need in your kit. Its formula has white kaolin clay to help extract dirt, oil and impurities; salicylic acid to visibly shrink the size of pores; along with natural exfoliants to scrub away rough skin.

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