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Lagom’s White Kaolin Mud Mask Left Me With Clean and Clear Skin

22 Apr 2024 - By Rachel Lee

From its uniquely paper white appearance, subtle floral scent, and soft, creamy texture, this White Kaolin Mud Mask was an absolute joy to use. Read on for my full review.


Mud masks have long been celebrated for their ability to rejuvenate the skin and deliver a spa-like experience in the comfort of one's own home. From ancient civilizations to modern skincare enthusiasts, the allure of mud masks transcends time, offering a myriad of benefits for the complexion. 

For some odd reason known only to the gods, I was recently hit by a virtual tsunami of samples of various mud based mask products to try. One in particular caught my eye, the White Kaolin Mud Mask from Lagom. Read on for my full review as I get into the deets of why this mud mask might be the best one I’ve ever tried.




All Skin Types, Acne + Pimples, Pore Care, Dullness + Uneveness.



A creamy and smooth, white clay mask with a subtle floral scent. Used after cleansing 2-3 times a week.



Kaolin, Bentonite and Fermented Hectorite, AHA, BHA and PHA, Niacinamide and Vitamin Tree Extract.



Paraben-free, Oil Free, Alcohol-free, Paraben-free, Cruelty-free, Vegan.



$46.95 (US$ 35), 110ml/3.70fl oz



A minimalistic, unisex, skincare line, Lagom was designed with the hectic modern and urban lifestyles in mind with a focus on simple but effective formulations to deliver simple, hig- quality skin care products that deliver maximum results.



Some Skin Context

Approaching my late thirties, my skin journey has been a mix of triumphs and challenges. While I've managed to maintain a semblance of youthfulness, signs of ageing have begun to make their presence known.

The once plump and supple texture has started to give way to dryness, and elasticity seems to be on a gradual decline. While acne breakouts are infrequent, the battle against uneven skin texture and tone has become a daily struggle which is where mud or clay-based masks come into its own.

Amidst the myriad of skincare offerings, Lagom's White Kaolin Mud Mask emerged as a beacon of hope. With promises to tackle dullness, uneven texture and pore concerns, it intrigued me, especially as it boasted suitability for all skin types. A K-beauty marvel, it seemed tailor-made for my evolving skincare needs.

Lagom White Kaolin Mud Mask Texture


First Impressions: A Unique Appearance and Texture

When one thinks about mud or mud masks, one usually thinks of a grey or brown lumpy mess which makes the White Kaolin Mud Mask unique in its appearance. The contents are uniquely “paper white”, and look “plast-icky” and almost unreal, yet it has a very smooth and creamy texture that belies its appearance.

Housed in a generous 110ml (3.70fl oz)  jar, the White Kaolin Mud Mask exudes simplicity and elegance. The mask retains a subtle floral scent that elevates the sensory experience, though some might find it a little too effeminate for what is billed as a unisex product. Having said that, I actually quite liked the scent which inspite of its floral nature, somehow reminded me of the inside of a dermatological clinic.

Its creamy texture glides effortlessly onto the skin, cocooning it in a veil of indulgence, and was an absolute delight! I recommend using a silicone mask applicator for a quick and even finish but I tried applying it by hand as well, and while a little bit more troublesome, the light creamy texture did make it easy to achieve a thin and even application.


Formulated for Excellence

Central to the efficacy of the White Kaolin Mud Mask are three natural clays: Kaolin, Bentonite, and Fermented Hectorite. These pore-purifying powerhouses are complemented by a trio of exfoliating agents - AHA, BHA, and PHA - which work synergistically to rid the skin of impurities and dead cells.

The Fermented Hectorite is particularly notable as the fermentation process adds unique probiotics that support your skin’s natural microbiome. Also notably absent are comedogenic culprits like Palm Oil and Sodium Laureth Sulfate, ensuring a non-aggravating experience for sensitive or acne-prone skin.

In addition to all that goodness, Niacinamide and Sea Buckthorn Extract (commonly known as “Vitamin Tree”) deliver a dose of antioxidants that simultaneously help protect your skin from free radical damage, support skin regeneration and improve skin tone and texture.

Lagom White Kaolin Mud Mask

The Results: Clear, Healthy and Glowy Skin

I tried the White Kaolin Clay Mask for about 3 weeks using it diligently 3 times a week which in all truthfulness, wasn’t hard. The experience of using this mask was definitely the best of all the recent mud masks that I’ve tested and I quite enjoyed using it. In the ensuing weeks, the mask seamlessly integrated into my skincare routine, becoming a steadfast ally in my quest for radiant, youthful skin.

With consistent use, the mask unveiled a multitude of benefits with pores visibly refined, acne flare-ups minimized and my complexion left radiant and rejuvenated. The addition of Niacinamide and Vitamin Tree Extract ensured my skin remained hydrated, nourished and shielded from external aggressors, promoting overall skin health and resilience.

One noteworthy experience that enhanced my overall perception of the product was when I noticed an emerging pimple and decided to experiment with using the mask as a spot treatment. To my surprise, after just two nights of spot application, the pimple came to a head and began to heal at an accelerated rate. This unexpected benefit highlighted the versatility of the mask and its ability to address specific skincare concerns effectively.

Lagom White Kaolin Mud Mask Texture Dry


Verdict: Buy It!

I was struck by its luxurious texture and delicate fragrance. Application was also a seamless affair, with its smooth and creamy texture enveloping my skin effortlessly in a comforting embrace. The White Kaolin Mud Mask from Lagom not only met but exceeded my expectations, emerging as a frontrunner in my skincare arsenal.

With each application, I observed a visible improvement in texture, tone, and overall complexion. Pores appeared refined and instances of acne were few and far between. Moreover, my skin felt replenished, fortified and imbued with a newfound luminosity, courtesy of the potent blend of niacinamide and Vitamin Tree Extract.

Its efficacy coupled with its commitment to clean, non-comedogenic formulations makes it a standout choice for individuals seeking simplicity without compromising on results. For anyone navigating the complexities of ageing skin or acne and blemish prone skin, this mask offers a beacon of hope – a promise of radiant, luminous skin.


The White Kaolin Mud Mask, $48.75(USD 36.00), from Lagom is now available at www.asianbeautyx.com.

About the writer
Rachel Lee

Rachel spent five ascetic years as a vegetarian before discovering spicy chicken wings are, in fact, a delicacy. She’s also a bit of a snob about fancy whiskey. Rachel writes early in the morning, then spends the rest of the day trying to impress her Maine Coon.

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