Do you ever have those days when you just need to pamper yourself? Yesterday was one of those days for me. I came home from the gym and my skin was feeling a little yucky. Luckily, I knew just what to grab for: the Sephora Purifying & Mattifying Mud Mask.
The mask contains zinc and copper and claims to cleanse the skin, remove impurities, unclog pores, and reduce the appearance of blemishes. Some people have compared this mask to the GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment ($69). The Sephora mask costs only $19 which is still a little pricey for someone on a budget, but the results are totally worth it. When it comes to skincare, I don’t mind spending a little extra dough for high quality products.
Warning: Slathering this mask on your face will make you look like a serial killer.
The mask applies like any other mud mask and is not very messy as long as you’re careful. It comes in a jar which is a little unsanitary so I like to use a small plastic spatula to scoop the product out. I also don’t leave the jar open while applying the mask so that it doesn’t dry out. The mask applies as a charcoal gray color and lightens to a light bluish gray as it dries. You can actually see where the mask is sucking up all the gunk in your pores which is disgusting and satisfying at the same time.
I usually leave it on for 10-15 minutes or until completely dry before washing it off. The mask contains small particles (not exactly sure what they are?) that help to exfoliate your skin while you wash it off. I like to wet my hands and rub the particles around my face in small circles before completely rinsing the product off. When I’m done, I pat (don’t rub!) my skin dry, apply my moisturizer, and Voila! Baby butt skin on your face.
The only thing I don’t like about this product is the smell. It smells strongly of a floral fragrance with a hint of grass. I would definitely prefer a product without fragrance, but it’s something I can overlook when my skin looks the way it does afterwards. Have you tried this mask? Let me know in the comments below what your favorite masks are!