Mudd Original Skin Care Reviews
Mudd Original Face Mask
As you know I have a passion for face masques, I just whole heartedly love using them. There are so many different types on the market there really is something for everyone. The brand I always use the most is Montagne Jeunesse, however I recently tried another brand! Thank you to a lovely friend from here sending it to ... me.
Original Mask - Mudd 15ml:
'Deep pore cleanser draws out hidden oils and grime. 100% pure clays containing special minerals absorb excess oil, deeply embedded dirt and make-up. After use, skin feels smoother, softer and deep-cleansed. Helps control spots and blackheads as it tones and tightens the skin'
I have seen this masque many of times but never purchased it, so it was interesting trying it for the first time. On the hold I was rather impressed with the results on my skin but the smell was somewhat to be desired.
To start with you need to soak your face with a warm and blot dry. Once that is done it is time to apply the masque over entire face avoiding eyes and lips. The masque itself is rather thick and there would be no problem in getting two applications from one pack. So when you have applied enough of the contents over your face pop the rest in a sealed bag and place in the fridge to keep it fresh.
I found this to be rather cooling on my face I like really liked how soft it was, nice and soft to smooth over my face. The masque is green in colour but as it dries get much lighter, as this product dried on my face I could feel it get slightly tighter but this was not uncomfortable in anyway.
It recommends you give this masque around 10 to 15 minutes on your face to dry; I left this on for the full 15 minutes as after 10 minutes there was still a large proportion that wasn't dry. For me although the feel of the masque so far was heavenly I just was not keen on the scent at all. To be fair it is only a mild fragrance but it reminded me of my Nan's 'overpowering' lavender mist she uses and well I hate lavender!
Once time is up the masque needs to be washed off, I personally find with mud masque is that if you soak you face flannel in some hot water rinse it out a little and rest on your face for a couple of minutes the mud masques are much easier to wipe off. As this softens the once dried patches and starts to lift it from your face.
After I had removed the masque my skin was radiant and glowing, for me this has pushed this masque right up into my top 5. My skin was also extremely soft and smooth to touch this was brilliant and lasted me for a good couple of days after use too. I tend to be a little oily around my nose area and it had cleared all the excess oil away without drying my skin out.
I also had a few blemishes pop up on my skin which was instantly calmed down and pretty much none existent after I had used this masque. It is recommended you use this masque once or twice a week, for me I shall certainly be purchasing more.
The packaging is simple and basic without a lot of jargon overloading the appearance. It comes in a foil sachet that you rip the top open to obtain the contents. You can also purchase this in a large sachet that has a screw top which I think would be much easier to handle.
Price and Availability:
Most places I have spotted this product are all around the 99p mark. Bodycare at times has it cheaper for 89p and Superdrug sometimes has it on offer for three for two so worth while shopping around for the best deal.
I wish I tried this masque sooner as I always past it off when looking in the shops; however I am really glad I have tried this now and shall be purchasing more. I recommend people to try this masque as I found it to be soft yet effective in giving me great results on my skin.
You can get two applications from one pack costing you just 50p per use and you really couldn't get that in a spa! I found I had better results from this, than some spa treatments I've had in the past. So yes a very happy me.
Five out of five stars.
Thank you for reading.
It doesn't state anywhere I have looked what skin type this is suitable for, so I did a patch test on my inner arm first before use. So if you do have sensitive skin in anyway I would recommend you also do a patch test first.
* Not tested on animals
* Dermatologically tested
* Lanolin Free
Aqua, Bentonite, Kaolin, Disodium Cocamido Mipa Sulfocsuccinate, Alcohol Denat, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Parfum, Propylparaben, Styrax Benzoin Resin Extrac
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Mudd Original Face Mask
The Testing Ground....... for a pure clay, deep cleaning (with no exotic "dead sea" heritage) facial mask. I've been using Mudd Mask as long as I can remember, at least two decades, but currently it is applied to a 42 year old face, which is being deeply unfair to its owner by suffering from blemishes PLUS wrinkles. ...
Rather than combination skin it is more what I'd call "downright fickle about what state it wants to be" skin. It randomly changes from fairly dry in places (with oh so attractive flaking) to quite oily for my age group.
The face still gets spots despite its advanced years, in the main caused by environmental factors. Like getting covered in a fine layer of ash daily when emptying three big fireplaces.
Also gets a fair bit of garden ground in to it, thanks to my struggling with neurotic pumps down wells. Usually in the dark, while it is raining. Ending up with me falling flat on my face cos the Italian Sock Dropper has wandered off with the torch for fear that his Armani socks might get a bit damp. It's not helped by me sometimes falling off the non smoking wagon due to the stress of an extended pilgrim invasion.
The above guarantees a lack of effortless clear skin. I'm at constant risk of blocked, oversized pores, blackheads, small angry zits and when the ciggies get thrown into the mix...massive acne like spots too.
(God I sound attractive. Almost feel like throwing the Mudd Mask away next purchase and just sticking the bag on my head.)
The instructions on the tube are really sparse, so I've gone into more detail to give an idea of the use and what the product is like.
If you don't use it regularly the mask is almost TOO effective at deep cleansing and drawing out impurities and for the next couple of days after application some new spots can pop up to join the ones you were trying to get rid of. So I'd say avoid using it a couple of days before a big event if you don't want to risk "post mask breakout" angst.
You need to rinse and dry your face to clean it first, in my experience steaming and other complicated prep makes no difference to the effectiveness of the mask.
This product can separate a bit in the tube. At first squeeze you risk a sudden squirt, of what looks like a bad case of food poisoning affecting the lower digestive system, shooting all over your basin. Over time this squirty phase can mean the remaining product gets too dry and clumpy. So always shake the plastic tube of the Mudd Mask violently before you unscrew the lid.
In two decades I still haven't worked out which storage conditions cause this. I've kept the tube on window ledges, in total darkness (lost under laundry mountains in the bidet), in the wide variety of climates offered by Southern England, Yorkshire, Bangkok and various bits of Northern Italy. Makes no difference, it seems to separate according to its own personal agenda, when it feels like it . So good idea to always shake.
You squeeze the product onto your hand. How much can depend on the weather (on a hot and dry day a too thin layer on the face can cause a strangled yelp as your skin gets sucked backwards at warp speed 10 with no warning).
You also have to think about the size of area you want to cover and if you wish to use a slow drying facemask as an excuse for a quick nap.
I go for a pencil thick line, about as long as my palm diagonally, so I'm looking at something that resembles a shrunken, three day old decomposed slug that caught the sun. Greeny brown, a bit moist still, with a suspiciously clumpy texture. Luckily it doesn't smell of dead slug. Just a subtle, clean, but earthy, natural scent.
I stick my finger in the slug and apply generously to the T-zone. Just enough to cover the skin completely, not so much that I look like my face is melting.
The eye area needs to be given a wide berth, I aim to look like the negative of a deeply shocked panda.
To the rest of my face I apply what little product is left on my hand much more thinly, just a whisper of coverage. Unless I am having a random dry and flaky phase, then I avoid the more dehydrated areas, like cheeks and neck, altogether.
I have a low boredom threshold, so during the wait for the mask to dry I creep up behind my unsuspecting spouse, yell "GWWHAHWHAHWHA !". Then wet myself as he shrieks like a girl and leaps ten foot in the air at the sudden sight of my "Shrek's swamp" coloured, monster face.
About ten minutes of hysterical giggling later, more or less, I get the "Joan Rivers" feeling and know the mask is dry. It is uncomfortable cos the dried mask pulls on your skin and makes smiling, let alone laughing quite twingy.
That means the end of fun and games, so I pull my husband's fingernails out of the ceiling, lower him to the floor and then pootle back to the bathroom.
I rinse vigorously in warm, running water for what feels like a month of Sundays. Paying attention to creases as it tends to get stuck there. It takes ten times longer to get off than it takes to get on. If I'm having trouble getting it off completely I have to use a bit of facewash along with the elbow grease. It feels like you are getting nowhere for ages, and then suddenly it all starts to come off and you are finally done.
This is why the packaging says to expect to be a bit pink afterwards I think. Nothing to do with the mask in my opinion and everything to do with the effort and rubbing involved in getting the stuff off you.
Moisturize, abundantly in my random dry areas post mask, to avoid feeling tight around the gills.
I always see an immediate, vast improvement in pore refinement which lasts until I get hot and sweaty cooking dinner, but for two to four days after that my pores still look clearer and tighter than before the mask.
Over the next few days the old, odd spot usually speeds up their disappearance. A few zits can suddenly pop up within the next 48 hours or so, which is why I avoid using the mask a few days before a party. I always find that, when washing and exfoliating for the next week, any stubborn clogged pores and blackheads liberate themselves in a jiffy.
Used regularly for a couple of months I find I hit a point where I can maintain fairly clear skin by preempting any breakouts by keeping my pores clear of what would have caused the spots to develop.
I feel the product only really lives up to its full potential if you use it as per the instructions. Which is regularly enough to get past the "post mask break out" cycle, so it can function as a preventative, refining measure, rather than trying to manage spots and blackheads with it in an ad hoc fashion.
When I do maintain the routine for 8 weeks onwards my skin is brighter, cleaner looking, fresher, less break out prone and far freer of blemishes. It also helps refine the general texture of my skin, which helps my make up sit better allowing it to enhance, rather than struggle to cover up.
I'm married to an Italian who has the famed defective gene that leads to ever optimistic, excessive bottom grabbing. Given the heightened risk I run of being hobbled with my tights half down and falling over in my efforts to avoid third party contact with an unsightly bottom, Mudd mask is perfect for when my rear has been encased in jeans or tights for weeks of winter and is not at its silky, smooth best.
As long as I remember to turn up the heating, to avoid chilly fluffy bits during the process, nooks and crannies carefully excused from participation, I can get a lot nearer to a perfect peach texture compared to pre treatment.
Given this additional usage I feel the mask should also be sold in considerably bigger tubes. Especially if I've been hitting the cake.
The other whinge is that the Mudd mask is so very basic in cost, packaging and presentation, making no attempt to frilly itself up in any way, that it leaves me open to infidelity with posher, less effective products as an attempt to seek out a "pamper" factor. Which then don't work so I am spotty AND poor. I feel they could try harder to inject just a little sparkle into the product.
It might not be pretty, or flashy or "spa" like, but despite the low cost (or maybe because of it) it works, and gets the results I want in terms of clearer, healthier looking skin. Top and tail. It only costs me about 5 Euros for a tube that seems to last for ages (during the parts of the year when I restrict the use to my face only, like a normal person) making it fabulous value for money.
Perhaps because it is so "hospital matron" there is a lack of incitement to make a beautification performance art piece out of the its use. Which lends itself better to the busy life of a working, home educating, wandering hand avoiding, time crunched woman. Who needs to squeeze in her skin care in a day which could do with at least another six hours added to it.
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Mudd Original Face Mask
I like to use face masks frequently and spotted this one in Boots. I like the one use sachet masks as they are convenient and at just 99p I thought it would be worth a try. This item is described as Mudd's Original Mask - Deep cleansing pure clay formula. Mudd say "Deep pore cleanser draws out hidden oils and grime. 100% ... pure clays containing special minerals absorb excess oil, deeply embedded dirt and make-up. After use, skin feels smoother, softer and deep-cleansed. Helps control spots and blackheads as it tones and tightens the skin. Non-comodogenic, so it won't clog pores or cause blemishes. Dermatologically tested and lanolin-free formula."
Recommended directions for use: Soak face with a warm, moist cloth and blot dry. Apply Mudd Original Mask over entire face avoiding eyes. Allow 10-15 minutes to dry then gently wipe off with a cool, wet cloth. Use once or twice a week or as needed.
To make the most of my cleansing routine I use a face mask treatment once a week and follow quite a detailed routine as part of my intensive treat. Firstly I make sure my face is thoroughly clean and free of all traces of make-up. I usually wash with Lush's Ultrabland and then rinse off with warm water. After I've done this I then applied the Mudd Original Mask. Once the mask is then thoroughly covering my face I left it for the 15 minutes, then washed away with warm water. Finally I finished up by using a toning solution to ensure the mask has been fully removed, then use a moisturising lotion and eye cream.
The packaging was tricky to open, even with it's "easy open" tear off section. I found this did not fully penetrate the liner of the sachet, and there was only a tiny gap for me to squeeze the product out of.
The masque itself is very thin and smooth, making it extremely easy to spread onto my face. It felt quite runny but the liquid stayed in place well and didn't make a mess or drip anywhere when I was putting it on. The masque had a deep khaki green colour and looked quite unpleasant! The small was not really noticeable and I sat back in the bath for a soak while I was putting the mask on. There was more than enough of the face mask within the one use sachet, so I applied it over my face, neck and chest so that the leftovers wouldn't go to waste.
This face mask should be left on for 10-15 minutes to allow it to really get to work on your skin. I left it on for the full 15 minutes and by this time most of the masque had become dry and there were cracks forming in the surface over my face, although where I had smothered it over my neck and chest it still felt quite moist.
Afterwards my skin felt instantly smooth and very hydrated. I noticed that my skin was softer and I think my skin really did feel the benefit. There was a definite difference in that my skin felt more taut for a while afterwards. It really seemed to prep my skin, as when I applied my moisturiser it sank straight into my skin and was absorbed extremely quickly. The only negative that I have noticed is that it drew out one huge great beast of a spot underneath my chin which is now very painful! The rest of my skin looks clear and is free of blemishes, thanks goodness!
I am impressed with the results from using this face mask, although I would have preferred if it had been nicely scented so that it felt a bit more pampering whilst I had it on. I would recommend this for anyone with problem skin, it really works wonders for such a plain and unattractive looking product!
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Mudd Original Skin Care
Brand: Mudd Original / Skin Care / Type: Face Mask / Suitable for: Face / What it does: Cleanses, - Deep Cleansing Pure Clay Formula
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