Ultra-absorbent mattifying care.
'Payot's formulation works faster and more effectively than others. Within 10 to15 minutes after application, the thinly but completely applied layer of product dried and rapidly absorbed excess surface sebum to the point that I could skip using a cleanser.'
- Glenn Brown, Payot Customer
Multi-action Pâte Grise Masque Charbon purifies and mattifies very gently. Its original black texture combines the super-absorbent properties of charcoal derived from Japanese oak trees and the purifying and unclogging effect of kaolin, the softest of clays. Specially designed for combination to oily and imperfection-prone skin, its formula containing Chilean mint and zinc extracts limits excess sebum, smoothes the skin texture and reduces the size and appearance of small blemishes.
A gentle mask
Purifies and mattifies the skin
Limits excess sebum
Smoothes the skin
Reduces the size and appearance of small blemishes
Skin looks and feels healthier
Improves the skin quality
Suitable for combination to oily skin
Charcoal-based clay facial masques seem to be the trend with skincare companies that target oilier skin types. I've used several, from both well known brands as well as brands found only in health food stores. However, Payot's formulation works faster and more effectively than others. Within 10- to15-minutes after application, the thinly but completely applied layer of product dried and rapidly absorbed excess surface sebum to the point that I could skip using a cleanser. As a man, I find applying a thin layer of the masque to my beard / stubble, allowing it to dry, rinsing it off, and then applying shaving cream gives me a closer, less irritating shave. The masque is also ideal to dab onto pimples or blemishes after an application of Pâte Grise l'Originale before bedtime. Once the masque dries, the ointment-like Pâte Grise beneath is "held in place" for better absorption, and helps prevent it from migrating along the skin during sleep.