Alright, so who here doesn't like themselves a good face mask? Personally, I can't get enough of them! I like to have a special routine for face masks. I will usually use a deep cleansing or clearing mask once a week (Wednesdays), a brightening mask on Fridays to have nice fresh skin for the weekend, and then usually a deep hydration or detox mask on Sunday evenings to apologize to my skin for any over-indulgences that may have occurred over said weekend.
Now I know that might be a bit much for some people, but my skin has been doing exceptionally well lately and I would like to think that this mask routine has played a part in this.
The mask that I have been most excited about using lately has been the new GlamGlow PowerMud Dualcleanse Treatment. It is a mud to oil mask that claims to be powerfully gentle, while it cleanses, nourishes, detoxifies, renews and purifies the skin. Those are some serious claims! I do absolutely love the SuperMud and ThirstyMud masks from GlamGlow, and so I had high hopes for this one too!
It has a light gray colour, a slightly runny consistency with little exfoliating granules of clay in it, and smells like green apples! It isn't the most beautiful scent for a mask (their best smelling mask is definitely ThirstyMud... can you say summer in a jar?!), but it's not unpleasant either.
An interesting feature about this mask is the application of it. After removing makeup and cleansing your face, you need to dry it completely before applying a thin layer of the PowerMud mask. Wetting the clay will activate the oil, and you will not be able to reap all the benefits this mask has to offer. Once the mask is on, leave it on for anywhere between 15-20 minutes, then wet your fingers and begin to massage the mask. It turns to a lovely oil that does not feel too rich at all, and the pieces of clay in it paired with the circular motions of your fingers gently exfoliates your skin. After massaging the oil around your face for about a minute, just rinse it off!
After using this mask for a few weeks now (often more than once a week), I can definitely see and feel a difference in the overall quality of my skin! Immediately after using it, my face feels so soft, and my pores feel squeaky clean and like they can breathe! I also feel like my skin absorbs my night time skincare much better, and I wake up with a nice healthy glow! What's more is that although this is a deep cleaning and detoxifying mask, it never leaves my skin feeling tight, but always refreshed!
Another thing I love about the GlamGlow PowerMud is the ingredients. Seriously, take a look at that list! There's alot of stuff in this, but it's all with a solid purpose, and it's paraben free too! There are many oils, such as pine oil, frankincense oil, and myrrh oil, along with four different types of clay, and lots of vitamins! Combined, these ingredients will: nourish, cleanse, purify, restore, tone, renew, condition, regulate excess shine, smooth texture, improve colour tone, and regenerate. What more could you want?? You can (and definitely should) try this for yourself by visiting Sephora!
I am love, love, loving this mask! Have you tried this? Do you indulge in a mask routine? What's your favorite mask from GlamGlow? Or just your favorite mask overall? I'm always curious to try new things so please let me know!