Despite the littany of beauty products that I own, I haven’t used a masque in years. My sister and I used to use one that we would get from CVS that I’m fairly certain did nothing, but made us feel very fancy, and was fun to peel off. Well, I had a chance to try Pur Minerals’ Mineral Mudd Masque, and let me tell you — this masque is not for the faint of heart. While that might sound like a criticism, it’s not. It’s just that this masque is pretty heavy duty, nothing like the masques I’ve used in the past.
Here are the nitty gritty details:
Mineral Mudd Masque with pascalite deep cleans and detoxifies your skin using a unique form of calcium bentonite clay. This mineral mud facial mask draws impurities out of your skin, leaving your complexion brighter, smoother and radiantly clean. Free of harsh chemical dyes, this gently exfoliating facial mud mask penetrates pores for an invigorating deep clean that won’t irritate or dry out your skin. Mineral Mudd Masque will actually detoxify your skin, helping to unclog pores and giving skin a healthy glow.
Apparently pascalite, the unique ingredient in the masque, was used by Native Americans for medical purposes like drawing out spider venom from bites! Like I said, not for the faint of heart.
The masque goes on nicely, and definitely looks like mud. No fruity colors or scents here. Within maybe 30 seconds, I could feel it start to harden on my face. And within two minutes, I felt like I had been botoxed — I couldn’t smile, frown, or show much facial expression — much to my husband’s amusement. After about 5 minutes, I washed the masque off easily with some warm water.
Based on how tight my face felt with the masque on, I was expecting my skin to feel dried out. Amazingly, it did not. However, when I moisturized a few minutes later, my skin felt extremely smooth, and looked brighter. I will definitely be adding this masque to my regimen, and I’ll have to try it out with my sister the next time she comes to visit ;) If you’re looking to do some at-home pampering, the product is available at www.purminerals.com and ULTA, for $26.