I have never found the one mud/clay mask that I like. I used to like Superdrug's own one but after a while that made me itch like mad. I had the Liz Earle one and that didn't really do anything. It didn't cause me any adverse reaction but it didn't do me any good, either.
I bought this when I reeling from the pain of John Lewis not having my ice cream maker in stock.
I told the SA's that I wanted a mud mask that dried properly on my skin so that I felt it had some benefit. They assured me it would.
I asked whether it would peel and they told me it wouldn't, but that it would come off without you having to put more water on. That is my major gripe with some mud masks, they don't dry properly and you have to put water on the get them off. They should just flake off with a face brush..
Anyway, I traipsed off home deciding that I would use it in the evening.
I didn't..mainly because X Factor was on and I left my bag downstairs and couldn't be bothered to go back down and get it.
I have used it about 5 times since I've had it and without any bias towards the brand at all, I can wholeheartedly say that this is the mask I wanted.
It dries rock solid..I use it when I'm wearing my lens and it stays on me for about 30 minutes or so. You can leave it on for less time but 30 minutes works best for me.
The colour changes as it dries so can look in the mirror and know when you can start removing it. When I remove it, it comes away easily with the aid of a face brush.
This photograph was taken when I'd used it a few times and it still looks pretty full. I use a thin layer and that works really well.
When it's off, it leaves my skin physically looking radiant and very clean. I never expected a mask like this would do that. My skin feels soft and I don't feel the need to use a toner to get rid of any residue as there isn't any.
Some mud masks smell a bit funny but this has no tangible smell to it..I also find that the Superdrug one can be a bit watery..this is not like that.
It retails for £17.00 and can be bought from here.
Which mud/clay masks do you swear by? Are there any decent High Street ones out there?