Review: Adovia Purifying Mud Mask
I am a huge fan of skin treatments, especially masks. I have been trying out the Adovia Purifying Mud Mask for a couple of weeks now and I wanted to share my thoughts on it with you.
I have oily, acne-prone skin so a nice mud mask is in my weekly routine. This mud mask was created using mud from the Deep Sea, Aloe Vera, and Vitamin C.
Here is the list of all the ingredients. In case you can't make it out from the picture I will include it in text form.
"Demineralised Water & Dead Sea Water, Dead Sea Mud, Stearic Acid, Cetryl Alcohol, Beeswax, Sorbitan Tristearate, Propylene Glycol & Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) Extract & Algae Extract & Papaya (Carica Papaya) Extract & Aloe Vera (Barbadensis) Gel, Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Mandarin Orange (Citrus Nobilis) Oil, Jojoba (Buxus Chinensis) Oil, Olive (Olea Europaea) Oil, Triethanolamine, Evening Primrose (Oenothera Biennis) Oil, Peach (Prunus Persica) Kernel Oil, Benzoic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzalkonium Chloride, Dead Sea Salt, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Exotic Verbena (Litsea Citrata) Oil, Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) Extract, Soybean (Glycine Soja) Extract, Ascorbic Acid."
The packaging is a simple squeeze-tube and the formula is quite thick. You get a lot of product, 5.1 oz to be exact.
The bottle says to apply a thin layer onto the face and let sit for 10-20 minutes. As it dries it draws out the oils, impurities, and toxins that can be causing clogged pores. I found it quite difficult to spread an even thin layer. It seemed to move entirely instead of spread thinner. In the future I plan on using a thicker layer and swipe it on area by area instead of laying down a dollop and spreading around.
I applied this mask after cleansing my skin. The texture of the mask itself is somewhat gritty, like fine sand, but not abrasive. I noticed that it felt cool, calming/soothing immediately. My face did not get tight like it does with most mud masks. I feel that it actually stayed quite moisturized throughout the entire 20 minutes I kept it on.
The next picture is what this mask looked like 20 minutes later... LOL My husband saw me and he said it looks like I am in the army out in the jungle. :) Silly military men, everything relates back! I digress, I used a warm, wet washcloth and gently removed it from my face. It washed off extremely easily with no pulling or tugging at my skin.
Immediately afterwards I used my toner and then applied a serum. While I was doing those two steps I noticed that the products felt like they were absorbing more quickly, as if my skin was receiving the benefits of the toner and serum more thoroughly. I also noticed that my pores around my nose and mouth looked substantially more clear. Upon waking up the next day my skin felt smooth and my pores looked smaller.
I recommend this product whole-heartedly. I have been using it for about 2 weeks now and my skin improves after every time I use it. It retails for $30 on CleopatrasChoice.com and as we speak it is on sale for $27.95 and comes with a complimentary Deep Sea Mud Soap, which I have not tried.
Do you use masks in your skincare routine? If so which ones do you enjoy the most? What do you think of the Adovia Deep Sea Mud Mask? Let me know in the comments below.
*The products mentioned in this post were provided for editorial consideration from CleopatrasChoice.com, and My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog was not compensated in any way. The opinions on the product are 100% my own. The link included in this post was for your convenience only.