Product Type: Mudd Original body care
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Mudd Original Face Mask
Member Name: MollyWH
Mudd Original Face Mask
Advantages: Leave skin so smooth, easy to use
Disadvantages: Takes ages to remove
Occasionally I like to have a pampering night where I sit in front of the TV, do a face mask, paint my toenails and generally do girlie things. One of my favourite face masks to use is the Mudd range of face masks.
The Mudd range is quite varied and includes masks which exfoliate, a medicated mask, masks for men and the original mud mask - which is my favourite.
The original face mask comes in 5 inch x 3 inch sachet which is white and brown. Each sachet contains 15ml of the face mask. On the front of the sachet there is a small picture of a woman with the mask applied to her face and I have to admit that it literally looks like she has covered her face in mud! Next to that picture is a slightly larger picture of the same woman with very healthy looking glowing skin.
On the back of the packaging, there is all the usual info such as ingredients and a customer comments address and phone number. There is also a product description on the back which claims that the mask 'draws out hidden oils and grime from your skin'. There are also directions for use on the back in English and also in 3 other languages (although I could not tell you what those languages are!)
Best of all, it also states on the back that this product is not tested on animals which is another reason I like this product.
I buy these masks up Tesco where they cost 99p which is very reasonable. These masks are also available in shops such as Boots and Superdrug for the same price.
About The Mask
When you first get the mask out of the packet, it pretty much just looks like mud. Apparently this product is made from 100% clay which would make sense as it smells like clay which isn't the nicest smelling face mask I have used but it isn't unpleasant either. The clay contains lots of minerals which are good for your skin and will help to remove any impurities in your pores. I have quite sensitive skin and this product does not aggravate me in anyway as it has been dermatologically tested.
Using The Mask
Before you apply the mask, you will need to ensure that you have removed any makeup. I tend to cleanse my face before using this to make sure that my face is clean and the mask can get to my pores, if you really want to ensure the mask gets to your pores then you can apply this mask while laying in a hot bath (meaning you pores will be open because of the heat)
The idea is to then spread the mask all over your face avoiding your eyes and mouth. These is more than enough face mask in one sachet and sometimes I only use half the sachet and save the other half for another night but most of the time I do tend to use the whole sachet.
The packet informs you that you will need to wait 10-15 minutes for the face mask to dry but I would say that it takes much longer for it to dry completely. To dry completely, I would allow around 25 minutes (and even longer if you are in a warm bath)
As the mask is drying, your face does feel quite tight and smiling is an experience as you can feel your face cracking as you do so once the mask has dried.
Removing The Mask
To remove the mask you are meant to soften the dried clay with a flannel and then gently wipe off. This can take ages as the clay is quite difficult to remove once it has dried fully. I feel that this is the one disadvantage to this product, it takes nearly as long to remove it as it does to apply it and wait for it to dry.
After removing the mask, my skins always feels unbelievably smooth, in fact, just like a babies skin. However, I find that my skin actually shows the effects of the mask the next day - as my skin still feels nice and smooth and my complexion is healthy and glowing with no blemishes showing.
I would definitely recommend this product. It is cheap and has great results, leaving your skin looking refreshed and healthy for up to 3 days after using the product. The mask is easy to apply and easy to remove from the packaging.
The only downsides are that it doesn't smell as nice as some of the other face masks on the market and it can takes ages to remove the mask.
Summary: Mudd Mask