I was looking for a face mask when I was in Superdrug earlier today. I wanted a bottle rather than just a sachet of one time use, but it didn''t seek that there was much choice. I want to make having a nice face mask a regular weekly thing, so I didn''t want to buy just enough for one application. This tube of face mask was 2.69 for a 75ml tube. So compared to the 99 pence for a 15ml sachet I thought it was good value. I was not able to compare to other tubes of the same size as I couldn''t find any. The tube is lilac plastic with a flip top head. The tube squeezes so that the product can come out of a small hole on the inside. The mask itself is a kind of grey / brown colour, as you would expect of any clay mask. The mask feels nice and clean as it comes out. I only need a dollop of about the size of a 20 p to cover my whole face. It applies smoothly to the skin and the scent is ever so slightly lavender which is a lot nicer than the usual muddy smell that you get with this kind of product. The scrub did take quite a bit of washing and scrubbing to get it off, and once it was all off my skin did feel quite tight and stretched. A liberal splodge of moisturiser soon fixed that though. After use (and moisturiser!) my skin does feel smoother and softer and just all around nicer. I am certainly happy with my choice and I will definitely be using this regularly.
Superdrug wouldn't usually be a place I would think of to buy a face mask, let alone one of their own branded ones. It wasn't until a friend of mine recommended it to me and let me try hers that I realised how good they are - I feel like I've been missing out for a long time now!
-- Superdrug --
Most places you go, you will see a Superdrug store somewhere. Their stores are in the large majority of towns and cities. Essentially they are a health and beauty retailer, selling all your necessary beauty needs. A lot of their stores have pharmacies too. To my mind, Superdrug has always been the slightly cheaper alternative to Boots although I'm not sure this is strictly true.
They sell many branded products that you would find elsewhere such as make up, fake tan and hair products. But they also have their own range of products, of which this face mask is one of them.
-- The Mask --
The mask comes in a purple coloured tube with a flip top cap allowing for easy access to dispense the product. On the front there is a white heart in the top right hand corner, with 'Mud Therapy' underneath and 'deep cleansing mud mask'.
The tube is a reasonable size and similar to what you would expect the size of a tube of hand cream to be (75 ml). No doubt it will last me for quite some time. The back of the tube contains ingredients, directions for use and safety advice.
The colour of the product when it is dispensed is a greeny/murky kind of colour that is very thick in texture. Because of this a small amount goes quite a long way and I only needed about the amount of a ten pence piece to cover my face and neck.
-- Use --
I dispensed the mask onto the back of my hand and used my finger to cover my face and neck. It went on very easily despite its thick texture. Although it contains the exfoliating particles, it didn't feel too bumpy on my skin. Also, initially my skin didn't feel clogged up at all.
After it had been applied, I left it for ten minutes as advised on the back on the tube. After around five minutes, I could feel that the mask had dried as my face felt very tight. I tried to smile at one stage but with great difficulty!
When it came to removing the mask it wasn't as easy as I had hoped. I have a sponge which I used, but it took some below grease. It was almost as if it had sealed itself to my face! I used warm water and the sponge and after around five minutes I managed to get it all off - it seemed the more water I used the easier it was, although as you can imagine this becomes quite messy.
-- Results --
My skin felt quite tight after all that scrubbing to remove the mask, but after applying some moisturiser I was really pleased with the results. My skin looked radiant and felt extremely smooth. I suffer with dry areas on my forehead and around my nose but both of those areas felt smooth and continued to do so for quite a few days.
I didn't experience any sensitivity issues or allergic reactions to the mask which I have had with other products in the past.
-- Pricing and Availability --
As this is a Superdrug branded product, as you may expect you can purchase it from the majority of Superdrug stores. Similarly, you can use their website to purchase it online.
The price of the mask is very reasonable at £2.59 or 2 for £3.49. It is probably one of the cheapest beauty products I have ever purchased! It also comes in a Raspberry flavour and an Aloe Vera flavour too.
-- Overall --
Despite the mask being difficult to remove, I was really pleased with the overall results. I have used it 6 times so far and the tube still continues to feel full so I'm hoping it will last quite a long time yet. For value for money, it doesn't get much better for this. 4/5 stars - only because its so damn difficult to remove!
I recently nipped into my local Superdrug and picked up lots of goodies, with this face mask been one of my bargains. I have been aware of the Superdrug face masks for a while now but never tried them because they aren't the cheapest face masks available at £2.59 for quite a small amount of product. I only picked the face mask up because it was on offer at 2 for £3.49 which I thought was a very reasonable price. There are a few different types of face masks in the range including a raspberry one, an aloe vera one and an enriching mud mask. I got the aloe vera and the enriching mud mask, and this review is of the Superdrug Enriching Mud Mask which is marketed as a deep cleansing mud mask with natural minerals. It also has various other claims on the packaging which mentions that the mask naturally detoxifies and can aid in getting a clear, rejuvenated complexion, and soft skin.
This face mask comes in a plastic bottle. The bottle reminds me a bit of a shampoo bottle (random I know!) as it's squeezy and has a flip lid. It stands with the lid at the bottom and it has a slight rectangular shape to it as the corners at the top are quite wide. I usually buy my face masks in sachets or pots so it was a bit of a novelty been able to squeeze it out - it's much quicker and also helps limit the amount I use as it can't all come out at the same time. The packaging is a nice deep shade of purple and it has got the product name and brand name on the front of it. It also has a heart on the top right corner. I think it is very female orientated due to the girly purple colour and I can not imagine a man purchasing this lol. The bottle contains 75ml of product which doesn't last very long at all, unless you're extremely careful with how much you use. Overall I do like the packaging as it's eye catching and easy to use - simply flip off the lid, squeeze a blob out and you're done - no faffing around with pumps or spatulas.
This face mask is clay based, but it has a nice texture to it which is suprisingly runny, meaning that it goes on easily and spreads evenly on my face with ease rather than scraping it about to get even coverage. It's smoothe in texture with no lumps or bumps. It is light grey in colour so not the prettiest face mask but who really cares!? The smell isn't pleasant, but it's not unpleasant either. It smells quite fresh and it has a clean sort of smell to it. Using the face mask is quick and simple. I usually use it in the bath as that way no one can see me wearing it and also because it helps me relax more and enjoy the experience. Applying the face mask is easy and I use my fingers. I usually use loofahs, cotton wool or spatulas to apply face masks but as this is such a smooth, lightweight face mask that isn't really necesscary and thorough application can be achieved within 5mins with my finger tips. I put it all over my face, avoiding my eyes, and I make sure thay my nose, cheeks and forehead are all generously lathered in the face mask as this is where I get dry skin. I then lay back and relax for 10-15 minutes while it dries and then thoroughly rinse it off which doesn't take too long. I always make sure that before I remove it that it has hardened fully. This mask when it's drying gives a really nice feeling, it makes my skin feel tight and tingly and it feels a bit like getting a face massage lol. If you don't like face masks that go hard and tight when dry then I would advise against this product, however I love that it goes hard as I feel like I can feel it working.
My skin always feel soft, smooth, fresh and clean after using this face mask and it definetly reduces the appearence of spots and blackheads as well as toning down redness. It is not irritating at all and I have very sensetive skin - I did not experiece any unpleasant burning or itching sensations when I used this. I got around 4 uses out of my first bottle of this and i'm currently half way through my second, so a bottle doesn't last for very long which for £2.59 I think is a bit of a rip off compared to cheaper alternatives, however it is an effective product so I don't mind paying that little bit extra. I will definetly be stocking up on more on my next Superdrug visit and would really reccomend this face mask.
I love using this face mask; it is one of the best around in my opinion. It costs £2.59 but I have seen it on offer before so normally buy it at the reduced price. It also comes in Aloe Vera scent.
The mask is really practical as it is in a tube, and you just open the cap and use how much you want; then you can use it again whenever you need to. A lot of face masks you can buy are in packets were you can only really use them at that time. I like the practicality of this mask, which makes it good value for money as you can use it again and again. It lasts around 15 uses in my experience, but I tend to be quite generous so if you use less it will last longer. The tube is also a nice pink colour too.
The mask is white in colour, and smells of raspberries; the scent is not too overpowering and is very pleasant to use. It also contains raspberry seeds and apricot kernels in the mask, which really help to exfoliate your skin. However be careful when you wash it off because the seeds go everywhere!
After using the mask, my skin definitely feels smoother and softer. It is a real treat to use. I tend to wash your face, then apply the mask, leave it on for a few minutes or however long I fancy and then wash it off. My skin feels lovely afterwards, and helps as I have quite greasy skin so it helps purify my skin and make it more matte. All this at a reasonable price! I would definitely recommend buying this face mask for a nice treat for your skin.
Today I will present to you the awesome mud mask in a tube; Superdrug's own "mud therapy", coming in a lovely "exfoliating raspberry" variety.
Have a mud therpay!
What is it?
This mud mask is a creamy lotion you put on your face to treat yourself and revitalize.
You leave it in for a couple of minutes and then gently wash it up - your skin will have soaked up some of the goodness and look and feel refreshed!
The one I am reviewing here is very special for two reasons - first, it comes in a tube, which is practical because you usally get face masks in a little sachet that will only last one or two treatment and it will be quite pricey. The second advantage that makes me review this products is the fact that it contains real raspberry seeds that will give you a nice exfoliating effect as well. The millions of face masks I have tried before never contained such interesting things, so I am very pleased, being a raspberry addict!
The tub is a nice shade of purple with grey and pink writing on it.
On the front, there is a splattered looking heart, and jsut below the heart it says "mud therapy" in grey writing. Below that we get the Superdrug logo and then in pink capital letters "Raspberry Exfoliating". In same sized letters, it says "mud mask" in grey. Then there is smaller grey writing at the bottom of the tube, saying "With natural raspberry seeds and apricot kernels which gently and effectively remove dead skin cells".
The back of the tube contains some more information. "Superdrug Raspberry Exfoliating Mud Mask, with natural raspberry seeds and apricot kernels, gives a gentle exfoliation and deep cleansing action. This clay based mask will refresh the complexion, leaving skin softer, smoother and radiant."
The directions for use are very simple - roughly cleanse your face, apply the mask over skin and neck, massage it gently (but not into your eyes and lips!), leave on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.
You should only use it according to these direction, not let it get into your eyes and stop using it if you get any skin irritations from it.
Aqua, Kaolin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed, Prunus Ameniaca (Apiroct) Seed Powder, Xanthan Gum, PVP, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, 2.Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1, 3-Diol, Benzyl Alcohol, CI 17200, CI 77891
You can get this lovely mask at Superdrug for £1.95 , which is a bargain as you get at least 10 masks out of a bottle, if you're not slapping it one like crazy it can go up to 25.
I really enjoyed this mask and already bought it three times - it has natural ingredients (and parfum is not among the first ingredients listed, which is a good sign), there is urea in it which is a fabulous skin moisturizer, instantly repairing, it is cheapand good value, available at pretty much any Superdrug and it comes in a nice tube.
I use this about two to three times a week and my skin really profits from it. It fits nicely into my routine as I can put it in in the shower while shaving or letting my hair conditioner do it's work.
It also comes in different varieties - there is a mud-only mask and there used to be one that heats up a little - all of them are maginfiicent, but the raspberry one is simply the best!
I highly recommend this mask as it will be food to your skin! You will feel so much better after putting this on!
5 stars without a trace of doubt!
When it comes to face masks they are something I try to use regularly. I usually purchase a sachet of some variety of another and whilst I enjoy always picking different ones to try out I do think that results are not as good as I always want and need them to be and they do work out pricey at about £1 per application.
I deliberately looked in Superdrug for a tub or a tube of facemask which is why I ended up with this one. I had two to choose from within this 'Mud Therapy' range, this one which is simply mud and then one in like a green coloured tube which was mud and aloe vera. I decided that this sounded the least fancy out of the two and maybe had more chance of working! (Please note there is also one advertised on the Superdrug website which a raspberry mud mask in a pink tube but that wasn't available instore).
The tube is plastic and easy to squeeze and in like a dark dusky pink colour with a flip-top opening to the bottom of it concealing a small hole. On the front of the tube there is a picture of a silver heart and we are told that it is Mud Therapy 'Superdrug' Deep Cleansing Mud Mask 'With the natural mineral benefits of dead sea mud to detoxify the skin'. On the back of the tube other information listed includes being told a little bit about the product and directions for use are given, ingredients and warnings are also detailed, the size is stated (which in this case is 75ml and the only size I saw this available to purchase in) and contact details for Superdrug are given. Nice, easy to squeeze tube this is and of course it is as informative as it needs to be. It is plain and simple in design and although a deep pink colour, in my opinion very unisex.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The Back Of The Tube:
Superdrug Deep Cleansing Mud Mask with natural mineral benefits of dead sea mud naturally detoxifies and remineralises. This clay based mask will help promote a clearer complexion, leaving skin softer and rejuvenated.
Using The Mask:
All you do to use this mask is make sure the face is free of make up and apply a generous dollop of it all over the face (avoiding the lip and eye area) and wait for it to dry and have a setting effect which takes about 10-15 minutes and then with warm water only gently rub it off and pat the face dry.
Applying this light brown, muddy coloured mask is really simple. It squeezes out of its tube and smears over the face with total ease, probably cos it contains glycerin making it easily spreadable. I don't apply it over my lips and eyes but take it right up close to those areas and have managed to get a blob in my eye and I was ready for streaming eyes but thankfully it was easy to wipe away and didn't agitate me which is brilliant considering I have really sensitive eyes after-all!
This has a fresh smell to it and not like mud, again thankfully. It has a light smell of nothing in-particular but smells fresh and light but like I say not really of anything just clean and very fresh.
I find this to dry on my face in about 10 minutes but if I'm lazing about with it on in the bath it takes more like 15 due to the steam in the air. It dries into a very light brown colour with a chalkiness to its look. Although it sets I haven't found it to dry uncomfortably or crack and it is very simple to wash off with warm water and fingers!
I am very impressed with this simple mask concept. Not only is it easy to apply, economical to use (I'll get about 10 applications at least from my tube!) it is easy to have on the face and easy to remove but not only that it leaves me with fresh feeling skin. I had dry skin on my face (around my chin area)the first time that I used it that this seemed to get rid of after one application and it feels like it unblocks pores too allowing my skin to feel like its breathing. I had a spot on my face that whilst it didn't get rid of it it certainly helped to soothe and make look less ferocious and my skin always has a good healthy colour to it and feels smooth all over every time after using this.
Simple in concept I find this to really rejuvenate and soften my skin and help it to stay clear. I use this a couple of times a week and find it easy and relaxing to use and would suggest anyone to use this none singing and dancing but quiet performer as quite simply I think it does all it promises!
Only available in Superdrug stores costing £2.49 a tube and also from the Superdrug website (www.superdrug.com).
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I'm a big fan of mud masks, and usually head straight for the Montagne Jeunesse shelf when I'm looking to stock up. But a few months ago, this tube of 'Mud Therapy' caught my eye in Superdrug, and a quick look at the price tag (£2.49 for a 75ml tube) convinced me to give it a go. Plus, it was on special offer at the time, so I picked up three tubes for the price of two- a lot more economical than the Montagne Jeunesse sachets. I just hoped I'd like it as much!
This 'Deep Cleansing Mud Mask' comes in a purple tube with a flip top at the base. This makes it much more user friendly than a sachet, as it's easy to squeeze out the right quantity then close it up so that the rest doesn't dry up. The tube also provides all the info you need; directions for use (nothing special here- apply to face and leave for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off), use by date (within 12 months of opening) and ingredients (which include several types of clay, perfume, and parabens). In addition, there's a bit of blurb bigging up the 'natural benefits of dead sea mud [which] detoxifies and remineralises' and will apparently 'promote a clearer complexion, leaving skin softer and rejuvenated'.
The mud itself is browny green, and smells earthy, but fresh and vibrant at the same time (doubtless due to the perfume!). It's thick and smooth in consistency, but is really easy to squeeze out and apply to your face. Once on, I find that it usually stings slightly, but this quickly subsides. The mask does take longer to dry than those I've used in the past; it's usually still not completely dry by the time the recommended 15 minutes has elapsed. The best way to remove the mask is with a wet flannel- due to its thick consistency, you need to scrub a bit to get it off.
The effects of this mud on my skin haven't been spectacular, but they have been positive- after rinsing, my skin looks refreshed and feels smooth. It does have a slight drying effect, however, so if your skin is prone to dryness, you'll probably have to get the moisturiser out after using this. I also find that it tends to bring out any spots that are lurking under the skin, and while this is good in the long term as it nips them in the bud, I wouldn't use this before a big night out! It's also good for applying to spots that are already there- the mud will dry them out and bring them down. I tend to apply the mask to my jawline (the most spot-prone area of my face) a few times a week, to help prevent spots there and calm down any existing ones.
I've been really pleased with this mud mask, and am glad that I've got two more tubes waiting in the bathroom for when the first is finished. Its price makes it perfect for using on an everyday basis, for treating specific areas of skin or as a whole face mask. While there's nothing luxurious about it, it's a very handy product to have on hand to minimise breakouts, and it gets the job done for a very reasonable price.
I bought this mask at the start of the year. It wasn't overly expensive; it was about £2.50 for 75ml. You don't need much to evenly cover your face so the product lasts quite a long time depending on how often you use it. I hadn't used a mud mask for a few years because the last time I tried a mud mask it made my skin burn and it didn't feel very refreshed afterwards. I do still get spots from time to time so I try to use a face mask at least once a month twice if I feel my skin needs it.
I was impressed with this product, it really does make your skin feel refreshed and clean afterwards. You need to wash and cleanse your face before using it. It's really easy to apply, just squeeze a bit onto your fingers and begin to massage it onto your face. It says to apply it to your neck as well but personally I never bother.
You need leave it on for about 15 minutes, sometimes I leave it a bit longer to make sure the entire mask has dried properly. Sometimes if it's a bit thick in places it can take longer. The mask dries and begins to stiffen up and it becomes difficult to talk or smile. When you do smile you can see the mask begin to crack in places. I don't think it affects the mask actually working but I try not to let it happen.
The directions say to rinse the mask of with warm water, I do this but I do prefer to use a flannel. Then all you do it pat you face dry and your skin should feel and look better. I think this is a great face mask and there are so many out there to choose from. My skin can be quite sensitive and this product does not affect it or irritate it at all which is a bonus for me.
Once a month I like to treat myself to a spa day...at home...done by myself, nice and cheap, but very refreshing and well needed. And one of the items on the facial part of 'spa day' is superdrug's Mud Therapy facemask.
It claims to 'refresh the complexion, leaving skin softer, smoother and radiant' and honestly it fulfils this claim completely, Every time I use this mask and then wash it off and look at my face in the mirror, it feels as though I've uncovered a brand new face. The mask does make my skin look and feel smooth, but ofcourse due to my dry skin problems I have to apply moisturiser about 5 minutes afterword, but this makes it feel even smoother. Not only does it refresh the skin, but my eyes also look a lot brighter.
About the mask:
It comes in a tube, so you can just squeeze it out, which is a huge positive because unlike masks that come in packets, it is neater method of containing the contents. I find with packets, either it's difficult to get the contents out, or it all comes out of the packetand sticks to the sides, and so on. The mask itself is an off-whitish colour with exfoliating pieces embedded in it, these are natural raspberry seeds and apricot kernels. The exfoliating pieces are big-ish, and it is important to be careful when using this mask to not wash it off too rashly as it could scratch the skin. So as long as you apply a lot of warm water and really soften the mask as you are washing it off, and do it slowly you should be fine. Sometimes it can be frustrating because it can take quite a while to get the mask off, longer than other masks that I've used, so that is the only downside to it in my opinion.
The mask is raspberry flavoured, and you can smell the raspberry, the sweet scent is between medium and strong...depending on your nose it can either be really nice or really nauseating. I quite like it.
The way I use it:
I apply the mask on my face with my fingers rather than a brush, because it just feels smoother this way. On the tube it says to leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, but I apply the mask quite thick, so it can take about 20 to 25 minutes to dry completely, and then I leave it on for an extra 10 minutes or so, firstly to make me feel like I'm getting the full effect of the mask and let's face it it only happens once a month so I like to enjoy those relaxing moments for as long as my face can bear not making any facial expressions, and secondly to scare my sister.
I remove it with warm water, again with my fingers moving in circular directions, which is the safest way to remove the exfoliating bits. I then apply toner and moisturiser. The entire combination makes my skin glow. My skin is sensitive, but so far I have experienced no redness or stinging skin, so it has worked well on my skin. This is definitely a product I would recommend trying. I only use it once a month, so the tube has lasted me quite a few months and is still half full.
Superdrug website - £2.49, 75ml.
I have very acne prone skin and am going through a health-kick so am aiming to clean up my skin for good over the summer. With this in mind i popped down to superdug to have a look at their various skin care ranges and see what i thought would halp me on my way. These mud therapy masks were on special offer and so i jumped at the chance to buy them, i just couldnt resist the rasberry flavour of this one! When i got home i opened it up to get ready to use it, and true to form it smells gorgeous. There is also a lot of mask in this packet, making this product incredible value for money, especially compared to other face masks that are on the market. I must say it hasnt worked miracles on my skin, but also hasnt irritated it, and the smell and exfoliating texture alone makes this well worth a try!
When we find a product that we like; we tend to stick to the products we trust and know well. This explains my relationshio with Mud Therapy face mask, especially the Raspberry Exfoliating mask which is the one I will be referring to throughout the review. My skin can be oily and prone to spots (I was lied to: they do stick around after your teens) so I try to find products which address these issues.
I first tried Superdrug's Mud Therapy face mask when I was in my teens, quite a few years ago and would use it every week. I still use it to this day, admittedly less often than previous.
-- Packaging, price and Availability --
The mask comes in a 75ml tub that costs around £2 and can be found in most Superdrug stores. When you consider price of the face masks that come in sachets, this is a great price. The tub lasts a good while as you only need a little amount; it spreads across your face quite easily.
The mask comes in a pink tube, with the lid at the bottom. You flick the lid up to reveal a small hole in which the mask comes out. Hold the tube on its side and squeeze to get a nice size dollop on your hand.
-- The mask --
The mask itself is white with grains of raspberry seeds and apricot kernels to exfoliate the skin. These feel great on my skin, exfoliating without feeling as though I am removing layers of skin. There is a slight artificial raspberry smell that isn't too sweet. The clay base to the mask is also really good for leaving the skin smooth and radiant.
-- Use --
Application couldn't be easier, after cleansing your skin you apply the mask over your face and massage gently to benefit from the exfoliant. You leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off.
In my experience application is easy and the mask goes on easily. I enjoy rubbing it into my skin and feeling it exfoliating my skin. The smell also comes off slightly more as you apply it and massage it. The mask does dry on your skin (so avoid any partners that will try to make you laugh). Of course you can move your face once it has dried but it will crack and may hurt. Washing it off can take a lot more effort and you will need a mirror to ensure that you get the mask off around the edges. Some times I use cotton pads in order to take the mask off easier, usually three do me by dipping them in the water, using both sides.
After using the mask my skin feels a lot more smoother and looks a lot clearer and radiant; I can't stop looking at it and feeling the smoothness. The effects do last and my skin looks clearer and radiant in general; not just after use.
-- Conclusion --
I would definitely recommend this product. It leaves me skin feeling soft and looking clear and radiant all for the bargainous price of £2. I won't use anything else, this product is far too perfect for me.
Before I discovered Lush I used to try loads of different products from loads of different ranges in a vain attempt to clear up my spotty, oily, teenage and post-teenage skin. One of the products I kept coming back to was this face mask from Superdrug. The packaging has changed a few times over the years but the price has remained the same: £1.99 for the tube, which is extremely cheap considering that Superdrug also sell those sachet masks, which you can only really get one use out of, for 99p. There have always been a couple of other masks in the range, for moisturising and other purposes, but I only really liked the mud one, which is for deep cleansing.
To use you need to cleanse your face, dry it, and apply the mask. You just squeeze it out of the tube, which has a flip-top lid. It's a dark grey-brown and just a bit too runny in my opinion, I used to make quite a lot of mess with it. The Lush face masks are a much better consistency. After you've put it on you relax for ten to fifteen minutes - I'd usually get engrossed in whatever book or magazine I was reading and leave it on for at least twenty - and then rinse. It doesn't really smell of anything in particular.
I have always found the easiest way to remove face masks is in the shower. I always put them on before I'm going to have a wash, or whilst I'm having a bath. Trying to get it all off over the sink only ends in mess and frustration, in my experience. Just when I think I'm done I spot a wayward patch of mask by my ear on on my forehead. It doesn't help that I'm short sighted and have to get really close to the mirror to see what I'm rinsing! Anyway, it takes just a few seconds under the shower for the mask to be cleaned off, and then I can get out and dry off.
I always found that this mask made my skin softer, temporarily at least. When I had a tube and was using it regularly - most of the time I was buying this with pocket money or student loan so I didn't get it all the time - I seemed to get less spots than when I was just using one of the many rubbish anti-spot face washes I tried. The results were not wonderous and drastic, or even really good, by any means, but for £1.99 I wasn't expecting miracles! Sometimes when I was feeling stingy or in a rush I would just use this mask on my nose to try to avoid getting any more blackheads.
If my skin was dry this mask would sting for a minute or so when I first put it on, which unfortunately was quite a regular occurrence because I used to overdo it with the salicylic acid products to try to dry out my skin. Make no mistake it's not just mud, there is a nice (!) cocktail of chemicals in here too!
The quality and effectiveness is nothing like that of Lush's face masks, but they are a lot more expensive, so it is to be expected. The tubes do last quite a long time and they do keep well, any mask residue on the inside of the lid will dry up quickly (and add to the mess every time you open it), but I had tubes that I kept for months and months and the product was still fine when I got around to using it again. It is great value and I would recommend it to people who are looking for a cheap deep cleansing mask.
With the extreme cold weather we've had recently the skin on my face has taken a bit of a battering and along with most people I assume I'd not been eating that healthily, eating a lot of comfort foods. This had taken an impact on my skin and looked like it was in need of some TLC. I usually use Lush facemasks but having run out over Christmas and with my nearest Lush a good 30 minutes drive away I went looking for a facemask more locally.
Browsing in Superdrug I came across their range of facemasks. The one that appealed to me the most was their 'mud therapy deep cleansing mud mask'. It comes in a 75ml tube that is purple in colour. The front states that the mask has natural mineral benefits of dead sea mud to detoxify the skin. It sounded ideal and at £1.95 I thought it was reasonably priced.
The mask is clay based, so is grey in colour, but not as thick as clay based masks I've previously used. In fact it is quite runny, which impressed me. According to the back of the tube the mask will promote a clearer complexion, leaving the skin softer and rejuvenated.
I applied the mask before taking a bath, following the instructions on the back. A thin layer of the mask is to be applied on the entire face, avoiding the eye and mouth. I found the mask had a quite strong, chemically smell. It reminded me of very strong and cheap aftershave! Not at all pleasant and I had to resist the urge to scrub it off! A few seconds after putting the mask on my skin started to tingle quite a lot, which initially alarmed me as I thought I may be having an allergic reaction (despite having done a patch test before). Whilst deciding whether to take it off, I noticed that as the mask started to dry this sensation had started to wear off.
Overall the mask took around 15 minutes to dry completely. This is not a peel off mask so has to be rubbed off with warm water. This can be quite messy and take some rubbing to get all the bits off, but this is a feature of clay based masks in general. Once the mask was rinsed off I dried my skin with a face towel. My skin felt quite soft but also quite tight, which I didn't particularly like. This tightness soon disappeared when I'd used my moisturiser.
I use this mask a couple of times a week and as each application uses only a 10p sized amount of mask the tube will last for ages, so I consider this very good value for money. However the main thing that puts me off buying this particular mask again is the smell, which I found too strong and chemical like. I also didn't like the tightening effect it had on my skin, which I don't normally experience with masks. There are other masks in the range which I will be trying. The size of the tube means that they are ideal for taking on holiday, where my normal fresh face masks from Lush wouldn't be practical.
Aqua, Kaolin, magnesium aluminium silicate, glycerine, glyceryl stearate, Xanthan gum, silt, parfum, phenoxyethanol, methyl paraben, propyl paraben, 2-bromo-2-nitro-1,3 diol, CI77499, CI77492, CI77491.
Having got used to using Lush facemasks, which have a relatively simple list of ingredients I found this list a little scary, particularly the parabens, which I try to avoid. I certainly won't be giving up on my usual masks, but will still use masks from this range from time to time.