Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Radiance Mud Mask ($14.99 or Buy 1, Get 1 50% At Ulta.com) is a facial mask created for duller skin that’s meant to brighten, soften, and nourish skin.
I recently tried out the Shea Butter Hydrating Mud Mask and wasn’t particularly impressed. I really enjoy Shea Moisture hair care but so far their skincare line hasn’t been terribly impressive.
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Radiance Mud Mask acts to remove dead skin cells with moisturizing mix of organic coconut oil, shea butter, hibiscus flower, and Songyi Mushroom Extract. The mask is formulated to moisturizer skin as well as gently exfoliate it for a softer, smoother, and brighter complexion.
This is a very thick, creamy mask that dries up after 15 to 20 minutes. It smells delightful like a fruity, sweet floral mixed with yummy coconut. I’ve used the entire tube I purchased from Walgreens and had mixed results.
I started using this when my skin was considerably more drier and sensitive. This past Winter was harsh on my skin for some reason and I was rather flaky plus certain cleansers and skincare products seemed to not agree with me. This is odd for me because my skin is fairly resilient. A few months ago while testing this I experienced a good deal of tingling and almost a burning feeling when I used this. It was uncomfortable enough the first time I tried it that I got worried and removed it right away. The second time I used it I experienced the same problem but I held on and I was able to complete 20 minutes of wear. After rinsing the mask off I didn’t have an issue with breakouts, redness, etc…so, the tingle might just be normal, much like a pumpkin enzyme mask. I will say around April or May when my skin was feeling a bit better I didn’t experience as much of a tingle or burn.
I’m always terribly confused why all these “moisturizing masks” contain kaolin. I find the ingredient drying! And coming out of this after rinsing I feel a bit tight and dry. Mind you, nothing moisturizer doesn’t help but for something promoted as hydrating you’d think it would be just that but nope, I felt rather tight after using it each time. On that note, I will say, when it first goes on it feels rather lovely with a cool, refreshing feel. It does take time to rinse it off as it dries up considerably. A warm wet wash cloth helps to massage it all off plus you get the added benefit of a little exfoliation from the washcloth.
I didn’t quite experience much with this mask. My skin was still rather dull and dry after using it once a week for a few months. It does produce an instant glow of sorts after rinsing but that wears quickly away. If anything at all, it added dryness rather than treat it.
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Radiance Mud Mask was just as disappointing for me as the Shea Butter Hydrating Mud Mask formula. I get much better results from simple Asian sheet masks.
I’d recommend a skip.
Shea Moisture Mud Masks are available now at drugstores or online at Ulta.com.
What results did you get?