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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Review: Superdrug Mud Masks

I'm always on a mission to get great skin (aren't we all?), though I've never been a massive user of face masks. To ease me into it I purchased these two Superdrug mud masks: namely the de-stressing and detoxifying ones. Let's see how I got on...
 Let's talk packaging one second: wow! I think they look a lil more pricey than Superdrug. There's deffo some L'Occitane/Neal's Yard inspo going on here, and I like it.

First off, I went for the Detoxifying mask. It claims to remove impurities and generally clear your skin of any nasties: obviously it was my first choice!
Application & first impressions:
I always smell a product first. This, my friends, smells like aftershave. I've read other reviews on this product that have said the same thing so this immediately instilled some serious fear into me- sensitive skin and aftershave? Oh lawd.

The formula itself is a grey colour and not as thick as you'd expect for a mud mask. Nevertheless, this means that it's very easy to apply. As you apply it to the skin, there is certainly a tingle. I will later learn that I really should have washed some of this off, but let me get to that...

The formula dries pretty quickly into a pale green (be prepared for 'camo face' as it begins to dry) and really settles around your pores as though it's cleaning them out properly. It's not too tricky to wash off, but a muslin cloth comes in handy.

Final thoughts:
This mask left my skin feeling super clean, but it also irritated the sensitive patches of my face (undeneath my eyes and the apples of my cheeks)- my trusty avene water certainly came in handy (an absolute must-have for sensitive skin). This mask did however leave my shiny t-zone looking tight and gave my skin a great, glowy appearance. If you have sensitive skin or an oily T-zone, avoid the central parts of your face and instead apply this only to the nose, forehead and chin- the effects are great!
Now for the aloe vera de-stressing mask!

Application & first impressions:
This mask smells a lot more neutral than the detoxifying one! It is a green colour and applies easily, drying exactly the same way as the first mask and leaving a tingle, but one that doesn't feel as harsh as the dead sea formula.

Final thoughts: 
This leaves my skin feeling super clean but I'm not so sure of the destressing factor. Whilst it's more pleasant to use, it didn't really calm the redness in my skin down and actually aggravated a few patches. I'm going to give this one a miss!
I definitely rate the detoxifying dead sea mask for oily t-zones, to use perhaps on a weekly basis for a really deep cleanse, but I wouldn't repurchase the destressing aloe vera mask again.

Do you have any face mask recommendations? Let me know! xo

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8 comments

  1. Great review! I have insanely sensitive skin and dry patches are my worst nightmare. I was literally very close to buying these the other day and I'm so glad I didn't now, I could imagine these emphasizing all of sensitivity and dry patches! xx

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    1. Aw so glad you didn't! Definitely not the best thing for sensitive skin (though I do have sensitive skin but am willing to use this on non-sensitive areas!) xxx

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  2. Good review! I have such sensitive skin that I am always hesitant to try new things without a review.

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    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

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    1. Hi Bella! Definitely, I took a leap of faith! xo

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  3. Great review! I love masks, so I'm definitely gonna have to check these out! One of my favorite go-to's is Queen Helene's Mint Julep Mask--it's under $5 for a ginormous container, and a little goes a long way! :]

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    1. Thanks Farrah! Just looked this up, it looks great! May have to order some xo

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  4. While they both looked lovely... I'm sorry to hear it wasn't all perfection! My skin would likely love the first as I have slightly more oily skin, but I'm so sorry to hear it irritated parts of your skin! And I don't think I'd enjoy the aftershave scent... The second one sounds like a pass to me!
    Ivory Avenue

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    1. Hi Natalie! It's annoying because the first one is so close to being amazing! Yeah I wasn't too sure on the aftershave either...but hey, trial and error! xo

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