Since I just finished my extensive weekly “skin pampering ritual” during Friday’s, might as well share with you one of the facial masks I’ve been enjoying recently; it’s none other than the Ahava Purifying Mud Mask I got from Sample Room a couple of weeks back. I only have a small sample-sized tube but since I only use it once a week, I managed to squeeze out more than a month’s worth of product from it. πŸ™‚

Product Information
(Taken from www.sampleroom.ph)
Delightful beauty mask that performs both deep cleansing and purifying action for newborn freshness, even complexion and radiance. Unique blend of Dead Sea mud & energizing Dead Sea minerals for silky smooth skin appearance.

Usage – apply an even layer on face (avoid eyes). Leave for 2 minutes and rinse thoroughly with water. Follow with Essential Moisturizer. Use 1-2 times a week on clean face.
The 25g sample I got is housed in this travel-friendly, easy-squeeze tube – the full size product is also housed in the same packaging but is way bigger, of course. The mask itself is in a cream-type consistency with tiny gray granules that could pass as scrub beads. It is rather thin for a mask compared to Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque (Read review HERE). It, therefore, takes a generous amount to really build up the mask and even it out. However, unlike the former, Ahava Purifying Mud Mask only needs 2 minutes to activate its ingredients and allow the skin to fully absorb it – though I usually leave it for 10 minutes as I bum around the house. LOL! This makes it more convenient to use then in a hurry. πŸ™‚
Ahava Purifying Mud Mask contains ingredients such as horsetail extracts (known to have anti-inflammatory properties) and Jojoba oil to soothe sensitive skin reactions while nourishing it with its moisturizing ingredients. It doesn’t have immediate tingling sensation that results to refreshed feeling right after washing it off but it does leave the skin supple and looking well-hydrated. I tried using it when I have a couple of active breakouts on my cheeks and I’m glad to announce that it doesn’t hurt at all, unlike Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque. As for helping to dry out the pimples, well, I can’t say much since I didn’t really notice any such effect – same goes for brightening of skin and scars. And like most mud masks, Ahava Purifying Mud Mask do help in minimizing oiliness around the t-zone.
Overall, Ahava Purifying Mud Mask would be great if you have great skin to begin with. It helps maintain the skin’s current state and give it a little more moisture boost but for helping improve the skin’s condition, there’s not much I can say. This is originally recommended for those with oily skin; I have combination dry skin and I didn’t notice any increase in dryness. Therefore I assume that even those with dry (not extremely dry though) skin could also use this.
What’s your favorite face mask? I really recommend using one that fits your skin at least once a week. It really does make a difference after a couple of weeks.
I’ll let you in a little secret; I’m currently using 3 different masks. LOL!