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My skin since becoming pregnant has started to get a bit greasy and spotty so not blooming in pregnancy at all at the moment. With this in mind I decided I needed to treat myself to some face masks to help dry out my skin. Having used some high end sea mud masks in the past I thought I would try this cheaper version of sea mud to see if it worked.
The Mudd sea mask I nought from Boots came in a resealable plastic pouch complete with a plastic flip top lid for easy use. The flip top lid keeps the mud inside lovely and moist and I have had no problems with mine clogging up at all in between applications. The 50 ml pack claims it contains up to 5 applications. Here the key word is up to as I found that it only really gives me at best 4 applications and no more really.
That it is a "Deep pore cleanser with hydrating sea extracts. Natural marine protein, minerals and vitamins are combined with 100% pure clay to absorb excess oil and deeply embedded dirt and make-up. Extracts of sea kelp, seaweed and Irish moss help to hydrate the skin. After use, skin feels deep-cleansed and refreshed." From Mudd
Using it and my experience
The Mud is lovely and smooth there is no grainy texture at all. The colour of the mud is a grey colour with hints of blue that become more apparent as it dries outs.
The smell of this is lovely and fragrant and smells to me more of roses than seaweed which seems a bit odd if I am honest.
They recommend your face a cleaned with a warm moist cloth no doubt to open the pores to blot dry the skin and then apply the mask to the skin. I do this generally before going for a soak in the bath and apply the mud to my skin. When it goes on the skin it feels slightly cool but not a sharp cold sensation. As the mud dries out on my skin I can feel it drying out my skin and unclogging my pores. I leave it on for about 15 minutes during which time the mud becomes totally dry and if I have done it a little thick in places then you do get that lovely cracking I love from mud face masks. There was is no stinging or tingling sensations as I wear the mask only tightness to my skin. It is easy to remove with a damp cloth. On removing it I can immediately notice that my skin feels a lot drier and some of the greasiness my skin has at the moment has gone. My moisturiser sinks in nicely to the newly cleaned skin. The mud I feel definitely lives up to its claims of deep cleanings but the hydrating elements I think for me at lest are not present as my skin feels so dried out which at the moment is what I need. The spots that I had been starting to get all visibly reduced and my doing this every 5 days or so this past month I have noticed that the spots I was plagued with have all gradually gone which I think is probably attributable to the masks.
This is a great sea mask for the price it dries out greasy skin excellently and leaves it feeling clean and with no clogged pores. At around £3 from Boots for 4 applications I also think it represents great value and as long as my skin is greasy at present I will use it. I think though if you have dry skin this is best avoided due to its drying properties.