The Pure & Essential Minerals Dead Sea Mud Mask is a face mask created from the mud of the Dead Sea, a mineral-packed body of water between Israel and Jordan. According to the packaging, “The healing properties of its mineral-rich mud have been revered for centuries.” This product claims to “nourish and restore skin’s vitality, stimulate and improve blood circulation, resulting in a wonderful glow.” Other than the Dead Sea mud, this product also contains a few other ingredients, like organic shea butter, organic sunflower oil, and organic aloe vera juice. I imagine these other ingredients are meant to keep the product from drying up in the container, but I’m no scientist. This product is also cruelty-free, which is great because I’m trying to eliminate products tested on animals from my beauty routine.
When I opened the packaging, I was like “this is straight-up mud.” I don’t know what I expected! It smells like dirt, which isn’t necessarily unpleasant. I actually kind of like it. You smear it onto your face and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes so your skin can absorb the minerals, then remove by gently rubbing with a washcloth and warm water. I found the mask had a nice, tingling sensation on my skin.
And the result? This is a really great mud mask, you guys! My skin was looking hella dull and dry from the ravages of winter, but when I used this my skin really seemed to perk up. My skin was so, so smooth after I used this mask. Like, even the tip of my nose that always seems to be kind of rough was like a baby’s bottom. My complexion was also a bit rosier, and I lost some of that cadaver pallor that I’m forced to rock half the year. Now I’m actually wondering what would happen if I put this somewhere else on my body, like my feet? I know people actually go to the Dead Sea and rub the mud all over their bodies. Unfortunately the product is a bit too expensive to smear all over, but I’m wondering: has anyone ever tried that?
This post was sponsored by Pure & Essential Minerals via Brandbacker but all my opinions are my own.