Tried and tested: Mud products
Mud: pretty much every beauty lover’s first port of call when it comes to face masks. Cast your mind back and we’ll bet you used to douse yourself in clay masks when you were at school, but are they actually any good for you? And what’s more, is mud only beneficial for the skin? We test some products boasting the ingredient and see if they live up to the hype.
Glamglow SuperMud Clearing Treatment – 5/5
This is the one if you are having any kind of problem with your skin. It’s designed to clear away congestion, help reduce the look of pores and deal with lumps and bumps. I’m always sceptical about whether something can make a difference after one use, but this does. My skin looked more radiant and even, pores on my forehead weren’t as apparent and I looked fresher. Even better: a spot which had been threatening to come out on my chin vanished.
ESPA Pink Hair & Scalp Mud - 4/5
First things first, you can tell something's going to be good when the jar is thick, heavy glass and has a slate lid. I wanted to give my hair some TLC after not washing it for two days, so thought I'd start by using this treatment. I dampened my hair first and left it for 20 minutes (though there is the option to leave it on overnight). As soon as I started rinsing I could feel how smooth and silky my locks were and after washing with shampoo and conditioner as normal, everything appeared to be a lot easier to tame and style. A treat for the scalp!
Origins Original Skin Retexturizing mask with Rose Clay - 4/5
Putting this mask on instantly brought out the scents of being in a spa. Thanks to fancy ingredients like Canadian Willow Herb and Jojoba beads, this mask transforms senses to somewhere more exotic than your own home. The pink clay was easy to slather on and after ten minutes, my face felt nice and tight and ready to rinse. Getting the mask off was a bit of a mission though and took some scrubbing. Maybe it's because I did it over the sink and not in the shower, but I still had flecks of it left when I went to bed. Having said that, I was more than pleased with the results. I don't overly suffer with large pores, which the mask is meant to make vanish, but my skin felt soft and deeply cleansed. Skin looked clearer to. I'd even go as far to say it left a radiant glow.