If you’re looking for clear, radiant skin, make the mud mask a welcome addition to your beauty shelf. Not only are they a pampering pick-me-up after a long day, but they also are great beauty arsenals to give your skin that thorough purge of dirt and toxins built up over time.
Plus, mud masks contain a plethora of beauty benefits not just limited to purification. Derived from mud from either the Dead Sea or Volcanic regions, they are chock full of minerals and vitamins that provide added hydration factor, with its calcium and magnesium rich properties aiding in boosting skin regeneration while neutralising free radical damage.
In addition to clays like kaolin or bentonite clay, mud masks may contain specific ingredients such as charcoal or mud taken from specific areas. Here, we list the best mud masks to purify your skin.
Great for a beauty SOS, this mud mask by Eve Lom works hard to quickly and gently combat breakouts, roughness and dullness. It contains purifying kaolin clay, exfoliating ground almonds, camphor to sweep away dead skin cells, and honey to nourish skin. Leave on for twenty minutes and let this multi-benefits mask go to work, which help to reduce the appearance of blackheads, redness, shine, puffiness and uneven skin texture.
This mask is great for acne-prone skin, as it works to remove small spots and pimples with repeated use. This potent yet gentle mud formula uses its proprietary blend of six acids to lift away dead skin cells, stimulate cellular renewal and improve skin texture. Activated-X charcoal also eliminates pore-clogging impurities and thanks to the Pore Matrix technology, you can see exactly where the gunk has been mopped up by it.
The secret ingredient in this skin-clearing formula is its Cambrian Blue Clay. Obtained from Siberian lakes, this prized clay purges congestion while rebalancing the skin’s moisture and sebum levels. When combined with kaolin clay, it detoxifies skin, ridding it of dirt, grime and impurities for a smooth and refined complexion. 100 percent natural rose essential oil is added to help calm skin and a soothing scent.
This clay mask range comes in seven different colours that target various areas of concern, such as hydration or brightening, making it an excellent choice for multi-masking according to your specific skin area concerns. The masks all contain highly absorbent Jeju Volcanic Scoria that helps to unclog pores from dirt and impurities without over irritation, leaving skin smooth and soft.
If your primary concern is skin sensitivity while still getting the purifying benefits of a mud mask, this gentle cleansing masque is for you. Aloe vera helps soothe, hydrate and protect sensitive skin while deep-cleansing clays work their magic. Featuring Amazonian White Clay, it draws out impurities while eliminating bacteria that lie deep within pores, which can aggravate acne. Bentonite helps absorb excess sebum, thereby reducing shine so skin stays mattified, supple and smooth.
This mask may sting a little upon application, but it truly does the work in sloughing off impurities and dead skin cells to reveal radiant skin underneath. It’s three phase approach helps purify with montmorillonite and kaolin clay, decongest and protect with supercharged antioxidants, and finally detox and reduce inflammation with it’s blend of moisturising acids. A little goes a long way, so it is best applied with a thin layer, and it is best suited for oily to normal skin.
Gentle yet effective, this mud mask not only works to purify and exfoliate skin but also boosts lifting and anti-ageing benefits, thanks to its prized ingredient, Hungarian Moor Mud extracted from Lake Hévíz. The mud contains a potent blend of minerals and vitamins, combined with marine compounds that work to plump fine lines and tighten collagen fibres to reveal brighter, supple skin.
This highly purifying mask is great for whenever you need to prevent or reduce a breakout, and is gentle enough to be suitable for all skin types. It’s star ingredient lies in the name – black moor mud sourced from the Irish countryside, which contains one of the highest organic content in the world, making it rich in nutrients, essential minerals, and potent antioxidants to purifying while protecting against skin damage. Other ingredients include hydrating black hijiki seaweed and purifying activated charcoal.
This 15-minute facial in a tube contains purifying kaolin clay and sea salt, alongside a potent blend of botanical extracts, including gentle aloe vera, brightening ginseng, and healing jojoba that decongests while hydrating, instantly boosting skin radiance and giving you noticeably plump and clear skin after wash off.
With primary ingredient dead sea mud, this purifying mask boasts a high concentration of minerals that will improve your overall skin complexion, and added hyaluronic acid, aloe, oatmeal, and avocado oil to hydrate, cleanse and soothe skin. Your skin is left clearer and smoother days after use.