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Avon Planet Spa Dead Sea Minerals Facial Mud Mask

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      15.01.2014 23:37
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      Hope they bring it back

      A little while ago maybe a year or so ago Avon actually produced a set of mini face masks including the dead sea variety which I did really like the best, the other two were a green Mediterranean and a pink one which must have been lotus or Japanese in description.

      After being convinced by the samples I started going ahead and buying the larger tubes which usually vary from £1.50-£3.50 depending on whether or not there is an offer on in the book at a particular time or if it becomes part of package. Unfortunately I do not think they are doing a dead sea mud planet spa range at the moment which is a bit of a shame as the volcanic or Turkish Spa ones that are redish or black in colour just haven't felt refreshing so I hope they bring the Dead Sea range back.

      The masks at any rate come from a medium sized tube which I like a lot better than the sachets since it is maybe 50p-£1.50 for buying individual sachets in the likes of Boots or Claire's accessories where as you can maybe get 20 out of the tube or maybe more depending how frivolous you are with it which I think works out much better value.

      You will be happy to know that the contents do not look or smell like like mud. The texture is smooth with no lumps and the colour is a dull grey, it also smells mildly perfumed maybe floral even like the little rolls of sweets you get, the ones similar to the mini parma violets or love hearts which is nice. Though I do not know how authentic that is to more expensive official dead sea products, I do know that it has a slightly salty taste to it also not that I recommend you eat it but being as clumsy as me I ended up accidentally licking it from my lips, so there is some sea salt in there.

      Upon application I do like to do it in front of the bathroom mirror to ensure that I get an even coat, since the colours of the face masks are so vibrant compared to skin tones and I really would not want to get any of the stuff on clothes or furniture, not that it is not washable but I would be worried that the darker ones may stain. I generally just use my fingers to apply the mask, I squeeze a dollop onto my fore finger and do my nose, forehead and then chin making sure there are no gaps. Do make sure to keep it out of your eyes as with the real dead sea the mask can be a major irritant and try not to get it up your nose as I can guarantee that it is not a pleasant experience.

      Typically it does not take very long for it to set and since I do not generally want to scare the post man by looking like the monster from the black lagoon I generally just sit tight in the bathroom maybe paint my toe nails or something else until I set.

      I also keep tabs on how set I am by looking in the mirror, the areas that dry out turn a lighter shade and start to crack or become cake like. I would generally say a maximum of 15 minutes but you can usually judge by the feel of your face once your face starts to feel tight you know that it is started to harden up and become dry.

      I generally just wash my face off with some water with a soft sponge or face cloth taking it off gently and you will find that your face is lovely and smooth, I found that it really treated my dry skin nicely and left my cheeks with a healthy glow with no irritation and I just kept wanting to rub my cheeks. When I did run out I did try the face mask in the red tube which I just didn't think was as good so I do hope they bring back this one.

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        15.01.2014 21:32
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        Face Mask

        ~~INTRODUCTION~~

        I got this part of a gift set, I have used this a few times now which I don't normally use such things as this. I decided to try it and see how it improved my skin, I couldn't resist it to be honest, and I like to pamper myself as much as the next person sometimes. I am not sure if it is my age but more times than not I feel like a nice hot bath and then to pamper myself, painting my nails, body lotion, and the works, in the younger years

        ~~LOOK AND FEEL~~

        The look of the mask isn't a pleasant colour, it's a dark green in colour, and it looks smooth in texture, and feels quite cool when it hits your face. It is also thick in consistency and is easy to apply to the face. When I used it for the first time it felt quite heavy on my skin, but I think maybe I put too much on my face, so the next time I used it I tended to put less on and it felt better.

        ~~ABOUT THE MASK~~

        Before I went ahead to apply the mask to my face, I read the instructions printed on the back of the tube, although the print was quite small I could just make out what it said on how to apply the mask. Tilt the tube where the opening of the tube is touching your hand and squeeze the tube until the mask slides onto your hand, it does leave the tube easily when squeezing the tube.

        Thinly apply the mask to your face, covering the whole of your face, but be careful of your eyes, it sticks to your face like mud would, not like I have ever tried it, but doesn't dry hard onto your face so you can still move your face whilst it is applied.

        Keep the face mask on your face for a least 5 - 10 minutes because rinsing off with warm water. Depending on how thick you have put the mask on will depend on how easily it will rinse off, when I applied the mask the first time, which I have stated I put on too thickly it took a few rinses of water to get it off, and I also noticed my eyes stung whilst the mask was on too.

        I do have to admit my face felt much cleaner than it normally would, and looks smoother too. It has kept the feeling for a few days after too, which is a great feeling, and I feel as though I have been pampered all over again, my face feels soft to touch which as not felt this soft ever. I will be using this again and will also buy more when this runs out.

        ~~THE TUBE~~

        The mask comes in a 75ml white squeezable tube, which states the name on the front of the tube, on the back of the tube you have the instructions on how to apply the mask to your face in more than one language, and what it is used for. The mask is applied to soften your face which it does well, and also draw out impurities from your skin, leaving it clean and soft. You also have the ingredients listed, I won't go into details on this so make sure you read the back of the tube before applying to the face.

        ~~AVAILABILITY AND PRICE~~

        You can buy this from Avon - £5 or choose 2 products for £6 which works out better. I am unsure whether you can pick this up from other shops, you would have to shop around. Like I stated I don't really shop for these products as I don't normally use them.

        ~~FINAL OPINION~~

        I shall be buying this again as I like the way it makes my face hydrated and clean. I know it sounds a little pricey at £5 but a little goes along way with this product and it does state to only use this twice a week, so should last a while. I am glad I got it and also used it, and I do recommend this product. It doesn't really have a distinctive smell to it which isn't' a bad thing in my book as it is going to be washed off anyway.

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          06.08.2011 17:10
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          all in all a great face mask

          avon dead sea mineral face mask comes in a purply/grey tube which is fairly big.its about the size of a hand you get alot in it as it spreads really well across the skin. the colour of the mask is the same colour as the packaging it comes in, it smells ok but it would be better if it smelt abit nicer.

          when i first tried this face mask it came with in a little box with minature sachets of dead sea mineral which was perfect because you only needed to use one as it speads really well. i eventually brought the bigger tube which i got from avon in a offer that they had. so i got this of about 1.99 which i thort was really good.

          when you apply it to you face you notice that it really glides across you skin very well and isnt really that sticky. obviouly it gets abit messy when you apply it like all face masks do.i left it on for 10 minutes like the instructions said.
          when it came to washing if off it took awhile because sometimes it moves around your face with the warm water so it may take about 5 - 10 mins to get off completly.
          i noticed stright away that my skin was really really clean and very freshed. as i have a oily t-zone i found that this product works really well to get rid of the oily ness on my face and looks amazingly clear from oil and dirt and makes my skin feel lovely and soft. i do however use a moisturiser afterwards so my skin doesnt go dry like i know some face masks do.

          i use this face mask a couple of times a week and it really helps with getting the dirt of fmy face that i cant get out with a normal face wash. its good for sensivtive skin as i have really senstive skin and it doesnt bring me out in rashes or spots which is marverlous

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          18.05.2011 22:37
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          Great little indulgent treat

          This product is excellent if you have fussy skin like mine, but you still like to indulge in face masks. I apply a generous layer of this over my skin 10 mins before a shower, that way I can put it on my neck as well and not have to fuss over washing it off and getting it in my hair etc. I would describe the smell as neutral, not great but not bad. Just so. The texture of the mask is lovely, smooth like buttercream frosting. It leaves your face feeling deep moisturised but not sticky like some masks tend to and not thick and very dring like a lot of other mud masks that I've tried. I do think it reduces pores slightly but this is not a lasting effect. The advice on the packet says to use the mask once to twice a week and this seems aout right. Overall, I would recommend this product as it does what you expect it to, and a lot better than others.

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            14.11.2010 00:37
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            A soothing and relaxing Mud Mask that contains dead sea minerals.

            I don't normally buy products from Avon but a family friend had just become an Avon representative. I had a look through the Avon book and stumbled across the Planet Spa Dead Sea Minerals Facial Mud Mask. This product really interested me as I have always used face masks on a regular basis but tended to use the face masks that come in sachets. I had never even considered buying a face mask in a tube that can be used multiples times. It definitely saves you some money instead of buying lots of individual face masks!!

            The fact that this face mask contained dead sea minerals and was a mud mask interested me. I have used many mud masks before and have always found that they are one of the best types of face mask for my skin. I don't really suffer from spots but do occasionally have a break out. I do suffer from dry skin and my skin is also quite sensitive. This product has never irritated my skin at all.

            Planet Spa Dead Sea Minerals Facial Mud Mask claims to reveal soft, smooth and firm skin. This product also claims to absorb surface oil and penetrates pores to remove impurities. You simply apply the thick, grey product to your skin and leave between 5 and 10 minutes. It is very soothing and relaxing on the skin. It has quite a usual scent to it which is quite pleasant and the mud mask can be removed very easily which is not always the case with face masks. My skin definitely does feel soft and smooth after using the mask but not necessarily firm. My skin always looks clean and refreshed after using this product.

            It is suggested to use this product 1-2 times a week but I tend to use it as and when I feel I need to. I use this product when I need something to revitalise my skin. This product is a great deep-cleaning treatment.

            I think I paid about £3 for this product which is very reasonable considering the amount of times I have used it. It is unquestionably a long-lasting product!! I would recommend this face mask to anyone. It is good value for money and worth a try.

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              29.09.2010 13:18
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              Another great product from avon and the planet spa range.

              I love this mask, It's fabulous!
              I use another mask from avon for blackheads about three times a week and i use it about once a month when my skin needs a little pick me up i'm such a big fan of this line in avon that i bought the body mask which works great as well Infact i love all the planet spa line. My mums a rep so its hard not too buy things from avon i was hooked from the very start.
              I purchase this from the book it's about £4.00 for 75ml. It also lasts a good 3 months or so. You can also purchase this online and sometimes in the sale books its only £1 so stock up! It very easy to use and a little goes a long way the bottle and applicator or also easy to use and a little goes a long way.

              WHAT THE PRODUCT DOES, FEELS LIKE, AND LOOKS LIKE ON THE SKIN:
              It absorbs excess oil and helps to remove dead skin cells and impurtities. The mask itself is very thick and dark grey when its on your skin it feels quite sticky and you can see all your impurtities making dents in the mask (this shows its working). It also has a great smell and the ingrediants are all natural, how fab is that!

              HOW TO APPLY AND WHAT YOU'RE SKIN WILL FEEL LIKE AFTER:
              Take a generous amouth and smooth on to your skin paying special attention to problem areas Leave on for 10 minutes until dry (you'll know when its dry it goes a light grey color and your face feels very tight). Be careful not to crack the mask. Then wash off with luke warm water and apply your favourite moisturiser. After washing off the mask your skin will feel firmer, smooth and look glowing. You should use this mask once or twice a week. However, the product does sting a little but but it should feel like tingeling, if it hurts too much discontinue use. If your have cuts or burns on your skin also, wait until they've healed before using this.

              I would recommend this to anyone but, mostly someone that has a lot of excess oil on there skin use this along with a non greasy and oily moistuirser and your skin will be happy in no time!

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              01.06.2010 20:14
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              definitely worth giving a try :)

              Anyone who has read a few of my reviews will probably know by now that I am an Avon rep. Because of this I own practically almost the entire collection of products in the brochure. I joined the job to earn money, but really, it has just made me want to spend money.

              The Planet Spa range is a range I am always attracted to when I am flicking through a new brochure. It always looks really well presented in the brochure, usually there is pictures of the products surrounded by plants and stones etc, looking really natural and just makes you want to buy them. There is also usually some good offers and deals on these products as well.
              Most products are priced around £4-£5 normally, but usually cost you around £3 when on offer. I have tried quite a few products from the range and liked them all. I especially love the face masks which is why I decided to review this mask first before anything else from the range.

              This mask normally costs £4.50 but when I bought it, it cost me £3.50 because it was on offer at the time. I don't think this is too much to pay for this face mask, as there is 75ml in the bottle and it lasts you about five uses. Also this is a good quality product in my point of view and I think it is definitely worth paying this amount for, and this is why...

              I loved using this product and now sadly it has run out so I am going to buy a new one soon, I think. All you have to do to use this is flick up the lid, squeeze a little out of the tube, and spread it over your face. Then sit back and relax for a few minutes, say about ten minutes, before rinsing it off with water. After you've patted your face dry your skin will feel gorgeously soft and smooth. It really does freshen you up.
              This is a really brilliant mask. I definitely recommend giving it a try :)

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                22.02.2010 00:47
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                A great mud mask from Avon

                A girl in my office has recently started selling Avon products, so I decided to get a few products from the book to try them out, and boy was I impressed

                --Packaging--
                The packaging is simple, clean and makes the product look very expensive. The bottle is a silver sort of coloured bottle, and 75ml in size.

                --Price--
                You can get 75ml for £5.50

                --The Product--
                I usually buy mud masks as a novelty, and usually get bored of them after one or two uses. I have been using this product for around 5 weeks now, and have definetely not got bored of this. I usually use this in conjunction with the sugar scrubs from Avon, and then put this mud mask on. The mud mask is a blue/grey colour, and is very thick and smooth. When you put it on your face, it is very easy to smooth out and you don't need alot of it to cover your face. You leave the product for around 5-10 minutes, and at the end of it, you can feel the mud hardening slightly. When you wash the product off, you instantly feel your skin smooth and clean - which lasts even for a few days after you use it.
                The instructions on the product suggest you should use it 1-2 per week. The bottle does not look like a very large bottle, but it really does last you for long!

                One thing to watch out for, is that when you wash it off, it does like to stick to the nooks and crannies of your face, specifically at the bottom of your nose and at the inside of the eyes.

                --Conclusion--
                I would definetely reccomend this product to anyone. I have been using it for 5 weeks, and still have plenty left in the bottle. My face is the smoothest that I have ever felt it, and most of the spots I have had, have dissappeared.
                It is quite expensive for the product, however I would definetely say it is value for money.

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                  11.02.2010 11:13
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                  One of the better Avon products

                  I purchased this Planet Spa Facial Mud Mask last Summer I believe. As with most of my Avon purchases, it was a bit of a spur of the moment thing. I just tend to have a flick through the book and see what is on offer at the time. There are few Avon products that really impress me, so I refuse to pay much for them. I cannot remember the exact price for this Mud Mask, as prices with Avon change so frequently, but I would say it was no more than £2.

                  Packaging

                  The Mud Mask comes in a very mud coloured grey tube, which contains 75ml of the product. The text is mostly black, with the Planet Spa text in green and the usual logo behind this is a very pale brown colour, so pale in fact you can't see the logo until you look closely at the packaging.

                  On the front of the tube is very little writing, just the Planet Spa logo, the name of the product, and 'Dead sea minerals' which is what I am presuming the mask contains. On the back we are given a little more detail about dead sea minerals. Avon tell us they are known to detoxify and remove impurities to reveal fresh, new skin. They also tell us the product has been clinically and dermatologically tested. There is then a short paragraph of directions written in English and other languages, and an ingredients list at the bottom of the bottle.

                  Directions

                  Avon say:

                  "Apply to clean skin, avoiding mouth and eye areas. Leave on for 5-10minutes, rinse thoroughly. Use weekly."

                  Quite a lot of detail for Avon directions I thought.

                  My experience

                  I have combination skin, with quite an oily T-zone. I have read that using mud products can help combat the grease and leave you with a shine-free face, even if just temporarily so I was quite excited about using this face mask.

                  I washed my face with my normal cleanser, and patted the skin dry with a towel. I squeezed a small amount of the mask into my left hand, probably a 10-pence sized amount. I then applied this with the tips of my fingers. The mask is the colour you would expect, very dark grey. The smell of the mask is not at all what I was expecting. I thought it was going to be quite earthy, a natural fragrance with it been a mud mask. This was not the case at all, it is actually a really nice fresh, flowery smell. Normally I am not keen on putting fragranced products on to my face, but as this was a face mask that was going to be sitting on my skin for 10 minutes I was quite glad it didn't smell like mud, I don't think I could of coped with that right near my nose for all that time.

                  Application was very easy. This is a mud mask, so quite thick and gloopy. It does not spread too far, but I don't think it is designed to as you are supposed to put a thick layer on to the skin. It takes around 10 to 15 minutes to dry, but this is dependant on how thick you apply the mask. Avon suggest leaving the product on for between 5-10 minutes but I don't really listen to this. I often apply masks and leave them on until I've finished doing whatever I am doing, and have never had any problems with doing this.

                  The mask came off very easily, with warm water and a little bit of gentle rubbing.

                  The effect of the mask was immediate. My skin looked, fresh and radiant, whereas previously it had looked a little dull and lifeless. It felt lovely and soft, and was completely shine free. The real test though would be what my skin looked like at the end of the day, as oil tends to build up during this time and leave me looking nice and shiny by tea time. I have to say, I was very impressed, the oil did not seem to build up as much as it normally does. Another plus was this seemed to be the effect for quite a few days.

                  Avon recommends using the product once a week and I would guess this would be about right to keep on top of your skin. However, who has time do this once a week?! Not me, that's for sure!

                  Overall, I would definitely recommend this face mask. It's very reasonably priced, smells lovely and leaves your skin feeling and looking healthy. Worth a try I think!

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                    03.12.2008 07:34
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                    If you can find it, stock up before it completely disappears!

                    This is a range from Avon that I'm particularly fond of.

                    The 'Planet Spa' range offers a wide variety of beauty and skincare products and it features different fragrances and 'types' within its range.

                    The 'Dead Seas Minerals' was a favourite of both mine and my mum but the range has somewhat depleted and almost disappeared, with this face mask being one of the few known left survivors.

                    The hand cream in this range was wonderful and I have no idea as to why Avon has taken it off its pages. I haven't even seen it make an appearance in the sale catalogue, so Im dumbfounded.

                    However, this product has remained and does pop up from time to time, again often in the sale section, so I can't give you a definitive answer on its cost because Im really not sure what I paid for it last time but it was 'on offer' and is not expensive at regular price.

                    Anyway, enough waffling, on with the product in question.

                    It comes in a 75ml, grey tube with a flip top lid.

                    You are required to place a thin layer of the product onto your face and neck, if desired. On application the product feels quite cool, almost refreshing, and the fragrance is also very refreshing, a sort of 'clean' smell.

                    Once applied you wait around 5-10 mins for it to work its magic, during which time the product dries, but only slightly.

                    My recommendation for killing time during this waiting period is a cup of tea and packet of ready salted crisps - that should help the pores! No, what am I thinking? Of course this time should be spent in contemplative meditation, whilst sipping on a cup of green tea and breathing in the fresh morning air - or something like that.

                    Whilst the product is drying you do feel the skin underneath tightening but it does not become uncomfortable unless you leave the product on for too long.

                    You then wash away the product with luke warm water and stand back in amazement at your fresh, clean, tingly skin!
                    Due to the fact that the mask itself is dark grey in colour, you may want to remove it using the aid of a mirror....note to self, never wash off mud mask and leave the house assuming it is all off. Oh dear.

                    I was very pleased with the results, as my skin felt toned and was lovely and smooth and you are left with the clean feeling and indeed fragrance of the product.

                    Avon don't always get it right but in the case of this product and indeed the range to which it belongs, they have got it 'spot' on - pun most definitly intended.

                    You only need to use this product once or twice a month as overuse can aggravate the skin. I have sensitive skin and am pleased to say that this product causes no reaction and helps clear up the grime that often accumulates as a result of wearing make-up and generallly being in the world!

                    Have a go, Im sure you'll love this one.

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                      16.11.2008 11:12
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                      Look out for its imminent return.

                      The Planet Spa Mud Mask is one of the better sellers from the Avon range so I am not entirely sure why it is not featuring in the current brochures! Sadly Avon seem to do this as a kind of test and wait to see what feedback they get on discontinued items before either revamping them or simply reintroducing them with new packaging.

                      I suspect this product is on its way back shortly with all new packaging as it is far too popular to be discontinued long term. I do not have any information that general customers do not beyond what is in next month's brochure but I have been doing this for a while now and suspect we will see this back in the Spring.

                      What is so good about this mask is that it is extremely efficient at doing what it claims to do. Apply it in a relatively thin layer onto clean skin, making sure you have avoided toning as this will make the mask less effective, and then leave it to set for around ten minutes. Some people may mind this has set after five minutes but ten seems to be the average for most people, myself included.

                      Rinse away once it has dried thoroughly and you should find that your skin is nice and smooth. I love how this product really pulls in my pores as it means I have no need to use a toner afterwards. I also like the smooth feeling this leaves my skin with and how it whisks away any small impurities that an everyday facial wash may have left.

                      The scent for this product is really fresh and clean which I think is very appropriate. I do not like perfumed facial products as they suggest to me something harsh and abbrasive which this product is certainly not.

                      As I said before, this product is currently in retirement. But rest assured that this is extremely unlikely to be for the long term because it has been one of Avon's most popular Planet Spa products to date as noted by myself and several of my colleagues.

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                      Avon Dead Sea Mask

                      Last time I went to my Mam's house I ordered some stuff from the Avon brochure as she is an Avon rep, and I seem to have an inability to stop buying beauty products! To be totally honest, I am not overly keen on Avon products. Now and again I will find something that is really great, but generally I find a lot of the stuff to be very average. Most of the products I bought this time were from Avon's Planet Spa range. I have used a few of their products before, and generally found them to be some of the better things Avon sells - and plus they were on special offer at the time!

                      I bought the Planet Spa Dead Sea Minerals face mask for a couple of reasons. One, it was cheap! Two it said in the brochure that this product had been discontinued and then brought back by popular demand. Now, I know you must be thinking I'm a total sucker for falling for that one, but I decided to try it out anyway.

                      The face mask comes in a pretty boring grey tube which stands on a flip-top lid. I'd prefer if the tube was clear so I could see how much was left, but otherwise it's fine I suppose.

                      The actual mask is the same dull grey colour as the tube it came in, and has a nice consistency - not so thick that it's difficult to apply, but not runny either. You can smell it as soon as you squeeze it out of the tube - it has a sort of masculine smell, which I can't put my finger on, I suppose it's just a sort of 'ocean' smell which you would expect from a product containing dead sea minerals.

                      Having sensitive skin, often when I apply a face mask, my skin immediately feels tight or hot, but not with this one - this one just felt cool against my skin. You only need to leave it on between five and ten minutes, but I always leave it ten.

                      The mask doesn't really dry or become hard on the skin, and rinses away easily.

                      After rinsing, my skin immediately feels soft and isn't at all dry as can often be the case with face masks. My skin looks clean and bright and I really do feel that this is doing something positive for my skin.

                      The mask costs £2.50 from the Avon catalogue for a 75ml tube which I would guess gives about six applications.

                      Overall, I thought this was a very good product, and I can see why people asked for it to come back. It left my skin soft and smooth and looking healthy, and I will definitely order some more.

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                      27.09.2008 14:10
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                      I thoroughly recommend this

                      Last year I was given a couple of items from the Avon Planet Spa range as a gift. One of these items is the Dead Sea Minerals facial mud mask. I don't often use face masks so I wasn't sure it would be of much use to me but later in the year I decided to give it a try.

                      The tube is grey with a clear flip top lid. It's 75ml in size and the product claims to remove impurities. The mask itself is as you'd expect, a grey clay type texture that you apply, leave on (it dries on) for 5-10 minutes then wash off.

                      This smells very nice, very fresh and the mask is easy to apply as it's so thick.

                      When I tried it I applied, left it for 5 minutes while it merrily dried on my face then washed it off. It can be tricky to get it all off but I don't think that's exclusive to just this mask, it's all of them. Once it had all gone I splashed my face with cold water, dried off then had a look.

                      My skin did indeed look very fresh and clear and I was very pleased with the results. However, I have dry skin and found once the initial moisturising effect of the water had gone it had dried my skin out quite alot so I applied lots of moisturiser afterwards.

                      Another thing I noticed is a couple of days later I had a couple of spots (this is fairly normal after using a mask) so if you were using this in preparation for a big event it's probably best to use it several times beforehand so your skin is used to it.

                      Overall it smelt fresh, had a good thick texture, left my skin glowing if a bit dry and seemed to do what it promised. I use it once every couple of weeks and amazingly I've still got some left so it lasts ages.

                      I don't know the price as this was a gift but I can recommend it.

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                        29.02.2008 21:53
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                        **Planet spa-facial mud mask**

                        I got this for christmas one year and now it is one of my favourite face masks.
                        This product can be purchased from avon either from a rep or online at www.avon.co.uk .For those of you that dont know who avon are they sell cosmetics and body products at quite low prices.

                        *Packaging*
                        This comes in a 75ml tube. The bottle is grey in colour and has the planet spa logo on the front. The bottle sits on the lid which is a clear plastic colour.

                        *the product*
                        It says on the back to leave it on for 5-10 mins and then rinse thoroughly. It does also mention that you can use it weekly,which i do. It is very easy to apply,but the top does feel flimsy so it might break.

                        *Overall*
                        My skin is generally quite clear and hardly ever get spots. Okay i dont know for sure if its down to this product,but im not planning on stopping to find out!!

                        *Price*
                        This is around the £3 mark, you can get it in some of the planet spa gift packs and avon have offers on it quite often

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                          23.06.2007 13:58
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                          An effective deep cleaning mask ideal for oily/spot prone skin

                          The Product

                          Avon Planet Spa Dead Sea Minerals Facial Mud Mask is normally priced at £3.50, and is available to order from the Avon brochure, your Avon rep, or online at avonshop.co.uk.


                          Why I Bought It

                          I have oily, blemish-prone skin, which needs a regular deep-cleaning treatment to draw out impurities and keep it in check. I’ve tried many different types and brands of face mask, but have yet to find one that I’d rate highly enough to keep me from looking round for a better one. So, when I saw this on offer in the Avon catalogue (BOGOF within the Planet Spa Range), I decided I may as well give it a go.


                          The Packaging

                          The product comes in a 75ml tube, which stands on it’s flip-top lid. The tube is grey, and the lid a clear plastic. On the front is the name of the product, in several languages, whilst the back has a bit of product information and directions, again in several languages. The lid fastens securely but the hinge feels rather flimsy and I’d guess it would be easily broken.


                          The Claims

                          The mask contains ‘mineral-rich Dead Sea Salt and Dead Sea Mud, known to detoxify and remove impurities to reveal fresh, new skin’. It is clinically and dermatologically tested, but does not claim to be hypoallergenic.


                          The Directions

                          The directions tell us to apply to clean skin, avoiding the eye and mouth areas, leave for 5-10 minutes, and rinse thoroughly. It is also suggested that it should be used weekly.


                          In Practice

                          The mask is a grey colour, very similar to the colour of the tube, and a fairly thick texture, though not as thick as many mud masks I’ve used. It has a fairly strong, fresh scent, but it does smell rather synthetic, and I’d guess it’s a highly perfumed product, so maybe not that suitable for sensitive skins (such as mine).

                          The slightly thinner texture of this mask allows it to be spread really easily, thinly and evenly over the face, something that is often impossible to achieve with the thicker mud masks. It has a really cooling feel when you apply it, and the texture is really soft, smooth, and soothing.

                          Whilst the mask is on my skin, it retains the same cool feeling that it had when I first applied it, but after a minute or so it does start to sting a little. It doesn’t feel bad enough for me to want to take it off, but is just a little uncomfortable. I usually leave it on for around 10 minutes, and the uncomfortable feeling doesn’t get any worse throughout. The scent is also not that noticeable while the mask is on your face. The mask doesn’t dry, so you do need to time it, rather than just waiting for it to fully dry as you can with some mud masks.

                          When it comes to washing the mask off, it does take a good bit of rinsing. It clings to the skin really well, especially around the nose and in the contours of your face, so you do really need to rinse it off in front of a mirror so that you can see when you’ve got it all off.

                          Once I wash it off, I can see immediately that I was right in thinking this may be too much for my sensitive skin. It leaves all the skin where the mask was a lovely red colour, not really bright red raw looking, but definitely noticeable. My skin does feel very clean, soft and smooth, and I’d actually say that, if you forget about the irritation it caused, this mask gives the best results of any I’ve tried so far. It deep cleans the skin (and is best used after steaming your face to open the pores as it can work deeper in your skin to draw out impurities), leaving my skin feeling cleaner and fresher, and my pores tightened and less noticeable. It also seems to leave my skin feeling less greasy.

                          It hasn’t really made a visible difference to my skin, but it certainly feels nicer, and it doesn’t bring me out in spots (though this could be partly down to the fact that i use mud masks regularly, and with regular use they do stop bringing you out in spots, as there are no more impurities left to bring out of your skin), like a lot of mud masks do, so it would be safe to use before a big night out or special occasion. The redness dies down after about 10 minutes, so I don’t have to walk around looking sunburnt either!

                          I’ve used this mask about 10 times now and still have over half the tube left, proving a little goes a long way, and making it well worth the £3.50 price tag.


                          The Conclusion

                          Overall I was fairly pleased with this product. It does the job better than a lot of more expensive masks I’ve tried in the past, and for those without sensitive skin I’d highly recommend it. For those with sensitive skin I would say use with caution, though don’t necessarily rule it out altogether. The irritation it caused me was not enough to stop me from using it, and I shall continue to use it until this tube runs out, then get back to my search for the perfect mask!

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                        • Product Details

                          Absorbs surface oil and removes impurities for softer, firmer skin /