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?