Sephora Mud Mask Review Mattifying & Purifying Review


Sephora Mud Mask Review Mattifying & Purifying Review

Sephora Mud Mask is a kaolin-based face mask that retails for $ 19.00 and, like any other white clay mask, is best suited for people with oily skin to remove excess sebum and deep down impurities from the pores. In my opinion, though, it is NOT like any other white clay mask.

You know how, sometimes, this type of products can be quite harsh and give you the feeling that your whole face is going to come off while they’re drying up (hello Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask)? Well, Sephora Mud Mask is really gentle in that sense. It gets completely dry in less than 10 minutes and, once removed, it leaves you with thoroughly clean skin that doesn’t feel tight or stripped of its natural moisture.

For those of you who are interested, here is the ingredient list:

Kaolin, Water, Glycerin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Powder, Capryloyl Glycine, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate.

I’ve heard people say it is a dupe for the GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment ($ 69.00), which I’ve never used. Reading its ingredient list I noticed that, unlike Sephora’s mask, it contains AHA’s and BHA, which have exfoliating properties. However, I don’t think this justifies the HUMONGOUS price difference!

I recommend Sephora Mud Mask to anyone who needs the deep cleansing power of a clay mask, but is not so keen on the drying effects many products that fall into this category seem to have.

Have you tried this mask before? Do you know of any other clay masks that are gentle on the skin?

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  • Reply
    October 13, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I never tried this one, mainly because Sephora isn’t readily available here in Germany, but I recently got the GlamGlow Mask. I got that one for the AHA/BHA content (and because I was curious).
    In general I dont belive in spending a lot of money on a clay mask. Kaolin is one of the cheapest ingredients out there on the market! I usually use a drugstore Balea clay mask, which is gentle and effective and very, very affordable.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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      Carol in a
      October 13, 2015 at 10:41 am

      Looking forward to hear your opinion on the GlamGlow! 😉

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    Kiss & Make-up
    October 13, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Good to hear you like it. I just worry a bit about the orange peel powder though. Do you smell it a lot?

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      Carol in a
      October 13, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      I don’t, I guess the fragrance covers it, but I can’t really tell what it does smell like. I don’t find it overpowering at all, anyway.

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    October 13, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    It sounds wonderful! I love a good mud mask that doesn’t strip the face of moisture! We don’t get Sephora here but I’d love to try this out.

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin’

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    October 13, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    I have not used this make personally but I have heard tremendously good things about it! I really need to step up on my mask game. Thanks for the inspiration, it was very much needed 🙂 That said, Happy Shoesday Tuesday!


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    October 13, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    That sounds like a pretty good choice, although the orange peel could be irritating for some. I think the fact that it contains a large amount of glycerin is what keeps it from being too drying.
    I never let clay masks dry on my face, I always rinse them as soon as I notice that they start drying on the edges, that really helps avoid completely drying out your skin.


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    October 13, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    I haven’t tried any skincare products from Sephora, this one is pretty affordable and sounds good. Even tho I heard a lot about Glamglow, I don’t think I’d ever pay that much on it when I can find a dupe of it. I will check this out when I go to Sephora, luckily I have one close to me 🙂

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      Carol in a
      October 14, 2015 at 9:25 am

      If you do try it out, let me know how you like it! 😉

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    Tiffany May
    October 14, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I have not tried any products like this from the Sephora brand, but $19 for a clay mask? I’ll take it! Right now I use the GlamGlow YouthMud mask, which was pricey and I may not repurchase for that reason and give this one a try! Such a great review!

    xo Tiffany |

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    Emma Bought What
    October 14, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    This mud mask sounds great, definitely going to purchase it when I’m next near a Sephora!

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    October 15, 2015 at 3:10 am

    I have heard good things about mud masks but have never tried any. Next time I go to a Sephora store I’ll check this mask.


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    October 16, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Sounds great. Wish I could get it where I stay.

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    January 16, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Okay, now I’ve read your full review I really want to try this! I will have to put it on my ‘to buy’ list for when I’m in NYC later on this year!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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