For once I thought I’d dabble outside of my favourite Lush masks and try a few new products. Although it’s not a product I’ve reviewed before on my blog the Dead Sea Spa Magic Algimud Face Mask(**) face mask is one of my favourites, I like it so much I though I’d give these other two masks from the brand a try.
Basics: Both around £8 • Cruelty Free
I’d tried the mud mask a few years ago and I vaguely remember that I didn’t like it at the time, now that I’ve tried it again I remember why. Simply put it’s just not good, it might just be me and my skin, but I doubt it.
Mud Mask (Right Side Swatch • £8):
It’s not often I think something absolutely terrible, but this one really is. The consistency is lovely, creamy and easy to apply. But it really didn’t do anything for my skin and it left a horrible ashy residue on my skin that I really had to scrub at to remove. Even when I tried to use it on my legs it just got stuck/clogged every single pore. It’s not because of lack of exfoliation or dry skin either, I exfoliate and I moisturise very regularly, it didn’t stop my skin from looking like I’d rubbed a graphite pen all over it once I’d attempted to wash the mask off.
Delicate Boosting Mask (Left Side Swatch • £8.33):
My favourite hands down (not that there was much competition). It warms up slightly when it’s applied, its so moisturising that when when I was about to wash it off I noticed that my lips were moisturised too like the moisture had traveled along my skin. It really is a fantastic product. Easy to apply, a creamy texture, very moisturising without being oily and quite easy to wash off compared to some mud or clay face masks. Perfect for when your skin is dry but also not in the mood for a slightly heavier clay mask which requires a little more work to wash off.
It is recommended for sensitive skin but I’d be a little wary. I have combination skin and I have one area on my cheek that easily flares up, it was a little sensitive after I used this mask (it calmed down after 10 minutes) so I’d imagine anyone with very sensitive skin would react in a similar way just all over their face.
Obviously I hated the mud mask, but as for the boosting mask I think it’s a fantastic product. So far I’ve used it about four times and I’m guesstimating that I’ll get another ten uses of the whole tube. A great mask for when your skin is dry and needs a little moisture.