Each month Skinfood release a bundle set that contains a few of their products at discounted prices. I bought their Skinfoodie Essentials Set that contained four full-sized items; Cleans All, Mud Masque, Light Moisturiser, and Mud & Honey Body Bar.
Skinfood Mud Masque is packaged in a 100ml white plastic squeeze tube with a flip top lid and a cardboard box outer shell. The creamy brown clay paste is a New Zealand made, natural based, paraben free, and is rich in natural minerals found in the volcanic muds of Rotorua, New Zealand. It also contains Spirulina, apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil, lavender oil and aloe vera.
Skinfood Mud Masque works as a deep cleanser to soften and relax the skin, and it claims that its skin rejuvenating ingredients result in pores appearing smaller and leaves skin feeling incredibly soft. Having been to visit Rotorua last year (for the first time), I was very glad to discover that the mud masque didn’t smell anything like the natural hot bubbling mud pools that we saw in and around Rotorua! For those who haven’t yet experienced it, it can be quite an assault on the nose! The air is very sulphurous.
As usual, I like to apply my face masks with a flat foundation brush, as this allows me to get a nice thin, even layer that dries well. When applying this mud masque, don’t be too stingy with the product application, it says on the box to apply a “thick even layer onto cleansed skin”. The squeeze tube makes it really easy to dispense a pea-sized amount directly onto the flat foundation brush, before smearing it in onto my skin.
In five to ten minutes, the mud starts to dry and can crack in places, this is normal when using a mud masque. If you have very oily skin, like mine, leave the masque on for an additional five minutes. The mud masque washes of easily with warm water and really does leave my skin feeling softer, smoother and decongested. Once the mud has been washed off, I like to apply a generous dollop of moisturiser to hydrate and nourish my skin.
Skinfood products are available online from their website or from supermarkets.