July 19, 2016

Bare Minerals Introduces Mud Mask

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Bare Minerals Skinsorials Dirty Detox Skin Glowing & Refining Mud Mask

The mud mask trend continues today with the introduction of the Bare Minerals Skinsorials Dirty Detox Skin Glowing & Refining Mud Mask ($35). As you already know L’Oreal introduced a selection of mud masks to drugstores earlier last month and a selection of Josie Maran Mud Masks and the new Whipped Mud Mask Argan Hydrating Detoxifying Treatment Mask from her as well!

I think you’re bound to see more mud masks and just masks in general starting to trend for Fall and into Winter. I always feel like I see very little visible results with mud, cream, liquid, or peel off masks. I’m more of a sheet mask girl and find that these produce visible if not long term results. It might be because I have drier skin but many cream/mud masks are very drying to me and typically contain kaolin which I find terrible for dry skin.

But I never write them off until I officially try them for myself 🙂

Skinsorials Dirty Detox Skin Glowing & Refining Mud Mask is just one of a few new introductions to Bare Minerals recently relaunched skin care. This formula apparently contains four mineral rich clays as well as charcoal and papaya enzyme to create smoother more vibrant skin. Apparently it contains “notes” of bergamot and eucalyptus which might be a potential problem for those with sensitive skin or those sensitive to fragrance.

I’m hoping along with this mud mask trend that we start to see more affordable sheet masks options at the drugstore. A few years ago Garnier introduce their Skin Renew Dark Spot Treatment Facial Sheet Masks, I really wish more drugstore brands might get on board with this trend finally. We’re seeing a heavy influence of Asian makeup in our market currently and skincare seems to be also creeping in. I’d love it if some budget brand surprises me with a box of sheet masks that are good quality which I can purchase at my local CVS or Walgreens!

How do you feel about the mud mask trend?

Do you use mud masks often?

The new Bare Minerals Skinsorials Dirty Detox Skin Glowing & Refining Mud Mask is available now at Ulta.com.

Water (Aqua/Eau), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Kaolin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Bentonite, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Behenic Acid, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Moroccan Lava Clay, Silt, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Illite, Potassium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Montmorillonite, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Calcite, Charcoal Powder, Papain, Sodium Metaphosphate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Algin, Sodium Metabisulfite, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Iron Oxides (C77492, CI 77499).


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  • Melanie

    I love mud masks for my oily skin type but, I feel like the market is becoming flooded with products now. Josie Maran, Bareminerals, L’Oreal, GlamGlow, Lush, Sephora, Origins and the list goes on and on. And will I try them? Probably…

  • kimkats

    Since I’m mostly dry skinned I seldom use mud masks, as they dry me to a frazzle. I really like enzyme masks, like papaya and pumpkin ones – those really seem to do something for me, and the rest…eh, not so much. Every once in a while I slap some mud on mah face, but not often enough to spend big bucks on a mud mask..

    • Isabella Muse

      haha thought I was alone in this! I love the pumpkin ones but they tend to burn like a b*tch so I avoid them!

      • Gillie

        I’m in this camp, too! Mud = not good, but enzymes and sheet masks are lovely for my skin. All my friends are raving about these mud masks they’ve discovered, and I’m over here going “have fun, but call me when there’s a sheet mask I can try.” 😀

        • Isabella Muse

          yeah likewise and funny as it is marketed as great for duller/dry skin and that’s me. There’s irony there I’m sure. Amen! I have yet to find a mud mask that agrees with me!

  • Agona

    I have dry/combo skin too–so dry that the area around my nose and mouth become red/sensitive and flaky–but I need mud masks to clear my tiny pores because I’m acne prone. My pores are actually so tiny that it’s very difficult to get blackheads out! I use a mud mask maybe once every two weeks; if my nose/mouth area is too dry for it, I’ll use a moisture mask in that area and do the mud mask around it (forehead, cheeks, etc). I usually do a moisture mask on the entire face immediately afterward and then no serums that night–just a moisturizer and maybe face oil. I dunno if you want to try that method and see if you like clay masks better that way. I prefer enzyme masks for exfoliation myself, especially the ones that stop working once the dead cells are eaten up (versus the ones that keep eating your face and turns you red if left on too long).

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks Agona! I’ll give it a whirl! Maybe it’ll work for me ;-D

  • Susan

    I’m not crazy about mud masks because of my older, drier skin, but sheet masks are my crack. I hate seeing how expensive they’re getting though. Fortunately I’m still working through a big stash I bought from Missha when they were in a big sale.

    I also like peel-off masks but it’s hard to find a good one. I’m almost out of my fave, which has been discontinued. It pulls crap out of my pores like you wouldn’t believe. It also pulls off a lot of fine hairs, which I don’t mind but which apparently is a negative for a lot of people.

      • Susan

        Lol, I can’t remove my upper lip hairs with anything but facial Nair. Tried something like the one you listed once and it took skin off. Skin. The scab was lovely…. not. :-O

        • Isabella Muse

          oh noooooooooo! That’s not good. Typically I avoid nair, something in it makes me itchy! I head to the salon, get it waxed ;-D call it a day!

  • Adrienne

    Hey Muse
    I am going through some of your prior reviews to see what comparisons I can make but what is the difference between “mud” mask, “clay” mask and “charcoal” mask are they used interchangeably? I personally enjoy the charcoal masks as they pull a lot of impurities from my combination (super oily summer) skin and catch my breakouts before they become numerous. I like Origins charcoal and also tried Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding but that was a miss for me. I saw the Loreal Clay (mattify)one had Eucalyptus which is too strong for my face and burns to have it near my eyes. Glamglow has been popular for quite some time but I never invested the money. I’ll keep searching but if you have a quick summary/explanation that would be awesome.

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Adrienne! Mostly benefits and skin types are different (as well as ingredients obviously). Typically clay masks are best for blemish or acne prone skin, clay is cosmetics where as mud is actually essentially from the earth and apparently has healing benefits. Mud apparently is better for someone with drier skin though in my experience both clay and mud tends to dry me out because kaolin clay is included in many mud masks and I find it very drying. Charcoal apparently acts as a magnet to draw dirt and oil, makeup, etc out of pores but I’ve heard the same for clay although I will say charcoal seems more agreeable to my drier skin. Glamglow, so far, for me, has been a gimmick as I haven’t seen visible change when using their masks but I haven’t tested all the formulas as of yet so, I probably shouldn’t say that but so far their products have failed to impressed me. I seem to get the best results from sheet masks although those results aren’t always long term! 😀

      • Adrienne

        Thanks for the information, there is so much on the market that I don’t want to waste my money. I may venture away from my charcoal for a minute to see if my normally combination skin may benefit. I have tried the sheet masks too based on your recommendations and got pretty good results as well (less staining my face-cloths).

        • Isabella Muse

          My pleasure! The new Clinique Charcoal mask is very good, I’m reviewing it today, it exfoliates nicely and doesn’t dry skin out so don’t give up on it just yet ;-D

  • Kimmwc03

    I love mud masks as my skin is combo/oily but this will be a pass due to the eucalyptus. I think Clinique makes some really good masks (I still have to try the newer charcoal one). I also want to try the L’Oreal masks once I have a good coupon/sale at Ulta.