Mud Masks: Because Beauty Isn't Always Pretty
The last time you had mud on your face may have been elementary school, but if you have clogged pores and oily or combination skin it may be time to revisit. Adding a mud-based mask into your weekly routine can help unclog whiteheads and blackheads and mattify skin—plus, it’s a natural exfoliator. The formulas on our list are no average silt, however. With mud from Iceland to the Dead Sea, these will detoxify your skin far from the playground.
One of the most well-known mud masks around, the Borghese Fango Active Mud for Face and Body ($66) is a blend of mud from Tuscany that detoxifies pores with avocado and moisturizes and balances skin with sweet almond oil.
If you’re looking for something gentle and nourishing try Yes To Carrots’ Nourishing Softening Facial Mask ($15). It’s full of aloe to moisturize, avocado to nourish, and mud to unclog pores. And, of course, beta-carotene from carrots to give an anti-oxidant boost.
Looking for something mess free? Wei’s Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask ($42) comes in ten individual packets with an application brush. The soft formula is full of herbs and extracts to soothe skin while deeply cleaning pores.
Montagne Jeunesse’s single-use Pressed Sea Kelp Dead Sea Mud Mask ($2) is full of mud from the Dead Sea along with sea kelp and lavender extract to clean skin while gently soothing.
Straight from Israel, Ahava’s Dead Sea Essentials Chamomile Mud Mask ($15) is full of natural mud and minerals from the Dead Sea. The formula cleanses pores and soak up oil, plus it has chamomile to calm skin.
If you have excessively oily skin try H20 Plus’s Aqualibrium Sea Mineral Mud Mask ($25). The formula is oil-free and has ingredients to control sebum—kaolin clay and a marine blend—plus allantoin to exfoliate.
DeVita’s vegan, chocolate-scented Mud Masque ($13) firms skin with a dose of caffeine, while kaolin clay from Spain and Italy detox and aloe hydrates.
Combination skin benefits from Miracle Skin Transformer’s Miracle Revival Mud Skin Restoring Treatment Mask ($38), which has green tea oil to help keep your face hydrated, while drawing out impurities like dirt and excess oil. It’s also packed with beta glucan to exfoliate and moisturize.