Clearing Mask

2 points per dollar


Target blemishes and help prevent future breakouts with Clearing Mask, infused with Polyphenol-rich Plant Extracts to minimize excess oil production and Phytic Acid to gently slough away dead cells and refine pores. Powerful Antioxidants and calming Botanicals soothe skin and balance pH levels, creating a clearer, brighter, and more radiant-looking complexion.

  • Multi-tasking Phytic Acid, a natural exfoliator, is designed to brighten skin tone.
  • Polyphenol-rich Plant Extracts minimize excess oil production.
  • Natural Kaolin Clay assists in absorbing excess sebum and removing impurities.
  • Linseed Extract, rich in essential lipids Omega 3 and Omega 6, helps replenish skin.

How to Use

PM. Use once or twice a week. Apply a thin, even layer to a clean, dry face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for up to 8 minutes. Rinse and gently pat dry. Reduce the frequency and time of use if sensitivity occurs. This product may cause the skin to tingle and flush slightly for a short time.

PRECAUTIONS: This product may cause the skin to tingle and flush slightly for a short time.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Kaolin, Cetyl Alcohol, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Glycerin, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Bisabolol, Phytic Acid, Triethanolamine, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Butylene Glycol, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Guaiazulene, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Allantoin, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Caprylyl Glycol, Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cyclopentasiloxane, BHT, Cyclohexasiloxane, Disodium Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Carbomer, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Oleanolic Acid, Sodium Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorphenesin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947)
    • I use the face wash and toner in this range and this mask completes it perfectly. It feels like it's really working and it is, helps manage blemishes and break outs. I used to always have a few really bad spots on my face which really got me down and now I have none! I love this product and can't recommend it enough.

      (Posted on 8/5/14) Review by ROSIE
    • I gave it a good one month try using about once a week. It really did not do much for me. I did not notice my skin improve at all. I am most disappointed that it did nothing to the dead skin cells from old acne break outs.

      (Posted on 7/25/14) Review by Maya
    • Has done a great job in helping with existing and preventing bad breakouts. Heals faster and adds a glow to my face.

      (Posted on 7/5/14) Review by Laura
    • Love love love! This helps me fight yucky blemishes while treating my skin right!

      (Posted on 6/18/14) Review by Aria H.
    • I use this twice a week. It remover deep impurities and reduces monthly breakouts!

      (Posted on 6/2/14) Review by courtney
    • I highly recommend this mask!! It does not get too hard after it dries and the scent is tolerable. Got this as a sample and I will be buying the full size soon!

      (Posted on 5/18/14) Review by patricia
    • Loving it! Finally got products that controls my acne.

      (Posted on 5/18/14) Review by Brenda
    • It really is a great mask!

      (Posted on 5/14/14) Review by Francesca
    • So far I like this mask. I just ordered a second tube. I like that it is quick and easy. Very thin in consistency and does not dry "hard" - if that makes sense. A little seems to go a long way. I sometimes get breakouts on the back of my neck and I like to use it there once in a while also. Works great as a spot treatment also. It does make my face red after for a bit, but it goes away. I only give it 4 stars because I think it should be thicker and more "luxurious".

      (Posted on 5/8/14) Review by raul
    • I'm sensitive skin.I had found a useful product to treat my acne for 2 years.This is the only effective product. Usually only 1-2 night the pimples would disappear.

      (Posted on 4/24/14) Review by Jichun
    • I loved this product sooo much it's gentle yet very effective

      (Posted on 4/16/14) Review by Adri
    • Use several times a week to stop the breakouts. Even works on mature skin. Great stuff!

      (Posted on 4/3/14) Review by Sharon
    • This mask is amazing, I use faithfully to eliminate breakouts!

      (Posted on 3/28/14) Review by Caren
    • I was a die hard Philosophy user for everything and only recently started using Kate Somerville products. I have started with her acne line due to my cystic acne and have been very pleased. I got a sample of her cleaning mask from Sephora and I love it. It is not drying like the mask I used from Philosophy and helps to minimize my pores and clear up my complexion (especially during that time of the month). If you are hesitant to buy this, go try a sample and see if you don't just love it.

      (Posted on 3/16/14) Review by Vicki
    • I use this product about once a week to deal with the annoying breakouts I get on my forehead. It's the only thing I've found that clears them completely - especially if I'm good about using it every week. I use it in conjunction with the exfolikate acne treatment once or twice a week and the detox cleanser. I like that the mask is really quick and easy to use. I like this better than the eradikate treatment because the eradikate is not the most attractive way to go to bed!

      (Posted on 3/5/14) Review by megan
    • This has all the benefits of a clay mask without the hassle of goop that usually comes with them. I have sensitive skin, and I was still able to use it for the full 5-8 minutes. It rinses clean, and I love that you can also use it as a spot treatment overnight. Great find!

      (Posted on 2/26/14) Review by Reese
    • Love this! helps clear my breakouts and reduce acne scarring. Also makes my skin soo smooth and soft!

      (Posted on 2/26/14) Review by jenny
    • Excellent face mask! My face always feels so clean and soft after using this mask, which I use twice a week. Great product to add to your skin care routine.

      (Posted on 2/23/14) Review by Lena
    • Seriously, I do. Whenever I am having a particularly tough breakout, I put this mask on for 8 minutes and it really helps to bring everything to the surface/dry out stubborn blemishes. It doesn't dry onto the skin like most masks and my skin never feels overly dried out after using it, just incredibly clean and refreshed. Plus it doubles as a fantastic spot treatment! This is my favorite Kate Somerville product - I use it twice a week religiously and have seen great results with my skin.

      (Posted on 2/21/14) Review by Stephanie
    • This mask helps clear up acne and help prevent future breakouts. I have semi-sensitive and dry skin, but I am still able to use this produce in moderation (once a week). It's a delight and the results are pretty awesome!! I highly recommend this products!!

      (Posted on 1/6/14) Review by MarineBride007
    • This is the product I use. I find that certain times of the month and year I get a little more acne than I normally experience. I use this mask and it's all clear the next day! Great product!

      (Posted on 1/3/14) Review by Jennifer
    • I use this mask twice each week and I love the way it feels. It's not too sticky and doesn't have an awful smell. It's something I can easily add to my simple skincare routine without feeling like it's taking up too much time. I've noticed a difference in my skin. I still have acne issues but this has made positive improvements.

      (Posted on 12/27/13) Review by Andrew
    • I tend to have little milia bumps on my chin. I put the mask on my chin 2x week and I've noticed a huge change! I like that you don't have to leave it on for 20+ minutes!

      (Posted on 12/22/13) Review by Kari
    • Ok... If you've been suffering from acne like I have for years, you NEED to get this. My skin is crystal clear!!! That says it all for me... My face is clear, soft and refreshed. Need if say more??? Thanks Kate

      (Posted on 12/11/13) Review by Julie
    • I have this mask for over a year and I can finally give it a review. The texture is typical clay-mask, which is pretty thick, and it will dry out your skin a little bit. Therefore, I personally won't let this mask sit on my skin for more than 10 minutes. However, this mask does its job of absorbing the excess oil out of my face that prevents the future opportunity of getting more pimples. I have this more than a year and still haven't gone half-through of the tube, so a little goes a long long way!

      (Posted on 12/7/13) Review by Yi Wei
    • This is an average mask that do its job. I really like Kate's products but I don't think this product is a necessary for my skin care routine.

      (Posted on 11/28/13) Review by Tanya
    • I like this mask better than other clay masks because it exfoliates in addition to clears. It is also not drying at all. I notice a difference in my skin the morning after using this.

      (Posted on 11/25/13) Review by Lia
    • :D

      This along with EradiKate is your dream come true, with regards to busting those pimples.

      (Posted on 10/26/13) Review by Thessa
    • :D

      This along with EradiKate is your dream come true, with regards to busting those pimples.

      (Posted on 10/26/13) Review by Thessa
    • When using this product I saw it as more of an exfoliator and less as a clearing mask. My most troublesome area for large pores is my nose, and this did not seem to help.

      (Posted on 10/13/13) Review by Elke
    • I have been dealing with acne for 17 years and have tried alot with no luck until now this mask is non drying which is a plus cause i have more dry skin type with cystic acne on the jawline. This not only helps but it calms my skin. It didn't burn or sting my skin. It came off with ease. I highly recommend this product for anyone who is struggling with pimples/acne! I got a sample from sephora and already bought a full size.

      (Posted on 10/2/13) Review by Ashley
    • i have an acne-prone skin, so after a full week of work and stress i use this mask to calm and soothe my skin. i use this once a week after a thorough cleanse - or even sometimes twice a week. there IS an tingling sensation when you first use the product but it is not so uncomfortable, and unlike other face masks this only requires you to leave it on for 8 minutes. Comes off pretty easily too with warm water so you don't have to rub your skin so hard.
      the next day i always see a big difference in my skin tone & texture.

      (Posted on 9/29/13) Review by Ri
    • The first couple times I tried this it burned terribly, but this last time I used it, I loved it. It had been a month or so since I last tried it, and now I can't imagine not using it. It's done lovely things for my skin.

      (Posted on 9/5/13) Review by Amanda
    • I saw overnight differences with this product. My skin is a combination of acne prone/dry/oily and I found these issues seemed improved by the next morning.
      The mask itself is somewhat watery (I was expecting a thicker application) but that being said you also use less. I will definitely continue to use this product.

      (Posted on 8/3/13) Review by Morgan
    • This is by far a necessity for anyone with acne prone skin. As soon as I placed just a small amount of this product on my problem areas I noticed instant results. No harsh, chemical smell and leaves skin silky smooth after being rinsed off.

      (Posted on 6/23/13) Review by amy
    • I have tried quite a lot of kaolin masks which are for blemish skin. Usually they are very difficult to rinse as they kinda stick to the skin, and they dry out/irritate the skin. HOWEVER, this clearing mask is really gentle and effective! It is a bit watery compared to other kaolin mask but it is able to clear blackheads and whiteheads (pull the whiteheads a bit out from the pores). I really like the texture as it is easy to rinse. Moreover, it does help to remove dead skin.
      I really like this mask:) Highly recommended!

      (Posted on 4/1/13) Review by Benjamin
    • This product does give me good results when I alternate with the Exfolikate gentle. I like the smell but my only negative with it is the way it feels when it's on and I feel like it takes me a long time to rinse it off. Otherwise, the product does do what it says, for me.

      (Posted on 3/15/13) Review by ivy
    • Love, love, love this product. It has helped my skin so much. Will never live without it.

      (Posted on 2/15/13) Review by Sandra
    • I have been using Kate's acne line for almost a year and every product is great. This was the latest product that I had tried out of the line because it didn't come in the acne kit. I will not go without it now! My problem was cystic acne around my chin which Kate's products (the only products) did cure, but I did notice I had tiny bumps under the skin where the cysts use to form. Since the other products were controling them to not come out as big cysts, I needed something to still bring the tiny bumps to the surface to smooth out my skin. This product was the last step I needed to have beautiful clear smooth skin! I use this once a week to bring out any impurities and then I use exfolikate to exfoliate them away! Must have if you have acne, it helps to keep skin balanced!

      (Posted on 2/4/13) Review by Andrea
    • I only use this product when I feel a potential break-out coming on or when I just want to "reset" my skin tone. Either way, definitely a worthwhile product.


      --lasts a long time if you use as recommended
      --doesn't dry out skin
      --washes off easily after use


      (Posted on 2/3/13) Review by Diane
    • This mask is something i use once or twice a week and i always look forward to putting it on! My skin feels so soft after, its really different than most masks!

      (Posted on 1/2/13) Review by Chelsea
    • I find this mask great for its healing properties. I find it great for an all over the face type mask. it makes my skin look plump, refreshed, pores are smaller, scars are less visible, and baby soft. I find the mask better used for when blemishes are in the healing process instead of when they are newly developed (ie. cyst). The mask really speeds up healing time and reduces the mark you are left with afterwards to barely there. Kate Somerville and this mask specifically has been my go to for years! Love!

      (Posted on 12/5/12) Review by Kayla
    • I use this mask once a week and I have seen some of my acne clear up. It definitely helps in my skincare routine. My face looks alot better once I started using this!

      (Posted on 11/30/12) Review by Maggie
    • I am a Kate Somerville believer!! Even though this product wasn't quite right for me as I have somewhat sensitive skin I believe it's still a great tool for those who do not have sensitivity. For me, it instantly caused burning to my face and i experienced extreme dryness after one use. However, the Oil Free Quench Hydrating Serum helped clear up the dryness after 2 days. There are so many options, not all these products will be right for you, but you can bet there are so many others that are.

      (Posted on 11/29/12) Review by Natalie
    • Kate's clearing mask offers great results. What I initially liked about this mask is the scent--very subtle and natural. What I like most about this mask is it takes more time than typical clay masks to dry, which makes me feel like the product is really pulling out those impurities and dissolving clogged pores. After washing the mask off, my skin is VERY soft and smooth and hydrated; my skin instantly looks better. Before Kate's clearing mask, I like to use her Detox or Gentle Daily Wash cleanser with my Clarisonic. which I feel helps aid in the masks effectiveness. After the mask, I proceed with my usual regimen which includes Kate's clarifying toner, anti-bac lotion, and her oil-free moisturizer. I feel like the products are much more effective after using this mask because they can penetrate the skin deeper. Great results!

      (Posted on 1/3/12) Review by K8T
    • It works if you use it every other day.

      (Posted on 12/8/11) Review by Natia
    • I was surprised to see no previous reviews on this mask, it is by far, one of the best I have ever used! I use this mask every other day because it is quick and effective. In 8 minutes you can feel the blood circulating, after rinsing your skin is smooth, feels hydrated and it honestly clears out your pores to reduce their size. Another wonderful thing about this mask is that it helps blemishes heal very quickly, and you can also use it as an overnight spot treatment on those stubborn ones!

      (Posted on 10/22/11) Review by Stacy