Mud masks traditionally are great for oily skin types, and (as my mother recently pointed out) good for tightening saggy or wrinkly skin. The problem I have with mud and clay masks is that they are a huge hassle to remove - so much rinsing, and usually scrubbing in my case. I hate it! So when I saw a mud mask in the form of a sheet mask, I had to grab it. I've tried this mask before, but never reviewed it - so when I tried it again recently I decided to take some photos to show you how it works for me!
TonyMoly Earth Beauty Mud [Peeling] Mask
Purchased by me in a set from Memebox USA. *affiliate*
Like I mentioned above, this mask is a mud mask, which makes is ideal for oily skin. This mask is supposed to be made of high quality mud that absorbs oil and impurities from your skin as it dries, and remove dead skin as well when you peel the hardened mud away from your skin. It deep cleanses, preventing oiliness and pimples from occurring.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Bentonite , Kaolin , Glycerin, Butylene Glycol , Clay (1,000 ppm), niacinamide, Betula Alba (birch sap) Juice, Chamomila Recutita (matricaria) Flower Extract , Hamamelis Virginiana (witch hazel) Extract, Portulaca Oleracea extract, Aloe Barbadenssis (aloe vera) leaf extract, xanthan gum , Volcanic Ash, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Allantoin, disodium EDTA, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, red iron oxide (CI 77491), yellow iron oxide (CI 77492), black iron oxide (CI 77499), methylparaben, fragrance.
According to the CosDNA analysis; Butylene Glycol is the only potential acne trigger rating a minuscule 1/5.
When I opened the pouch the mask was layered in plastic sheets to keep it in tact and prevent it from sticking together. It smelled like mud, with perhaps a light floral undertone? That scent disappeared quickly and soon I just detected clay mask scent...
It was easiest for me to remove both pieces of plastic from the top half of the mask first, then apply it - it was too difficult to leave on side of plastic on and try to remove it after I got the mask situated. The mud was too sticky. Then I repeated the process for the bottom half. The mask sticks to the skin very well - I got a prefect fit with extra coverage, and it stayed in place the entire time I wore it. It wasn't as tightening as a regular clay mask drying on your skin, but I could tell it was getting harder the longer I wore it.
It took roughly an hour for the mask to dry - except for the center of my cheeks where the top and bottom halves overlapped.
I loved that this mask peeled off of my face in one complete piece - that was the most least messy mud mask I've ever used in my life -
My skin was definitely less oily afterwards, and that effect lasted a couple days. I did notice it seemed to pull something to the surface on my nose, and I was able to scratch away a tiny whitehead the following morning. I guess my only complaint about this mask was that it seemed to have irritated my face when I peeled it away - it left some redness and stinging around the outside of my face and on my forehead. This went away overnight, but it may be too harsh for someone with more sensitive skin.
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