About a month ago I found these Muddy Girl mud masks in the cosmetics area of Uwaji and (mostly because of my new found love for non sheet masks lately!) I really wanted to try them out~ It comes in a sample pack of four different mud or clay masks! Which is really nice so you can see which one you like best and then buy a full tub or tube and whatnot!
I've tried Pure Smile (Japanese brand) sheet masks in the past, and I would rank them as maybe my second or third favorite sheet mask to use after My Beauty Diary ^.^ Another reason why I didn't hesitate when I saw they also have mud/clay masks as well!
Since there were four different masks in this set and I mask once a week (every Wednesday) it took me four weeks to finish reviewing this product lol. That's the longest it's ever taken for me to finish something so small!
|AHH I'M SORRY, I accidentally deleted the picture that showed the rest of the ingredients T__T|
|I can't read Japanese (yet) so I just randomly chose one on Wednesday and had a surprise! Lol|
I've really been into clay masks instead of sheet masks lately. They just feel SOOO good when you put them in the fridge and put it on right after a warm shower that opens your pores ^.^
The first one I decided to try was the blue (charcoal) one, cuz why not? Lol You put this on like any other clay mask. I like putting them on right after steaming my face/showering for best results. The pack suggested 10-15 mins but I forget and always leave it on longer lol.
|Doesn't look like there's a whole lot in there, right?|
|Texture and look is a lot like my Dr. Douxi mask I did a review of before *__*|
|Right after shower, before mask.|
|That one dab on my face.|
|I used the whole thing on my face. It's tingly when you first put it on. And that always gives me the impression that its working lol.|
|After rinsing my face after leaving it on for about 45 mins lol~|
Consistency: It's an absolutely smooth mask. It glides on super easily and feels even nicer coming right out of the fridge.
Scent: Light and doesn't seem to bother me, you get used to the scent after a few minutes and it fades away.
Effectiveness: Like I mentioned above, there is really no immediate difference and the moisturizing properties are average.
Irritation?: No irritation! Yay! Just a bit tingly when you first put it on, but there was no itchy feeling.
Overall: There was just enough product in there for one use on my face which I was a bit surprised about since a lot of the times I can get at least two or three uses from jelly packs that are about the same size!
The next Wednesday I used the pearl mask (green):
|Ever so slightly green/yellow|
It was kind of hard to document the results over a span of four weeks because I'm so used to blogging about one thing I tried, so I often forgot to record my initial thoughts lol. But I do remember this mask! I don't know if I was having a good skin week or if this mask actually just did me wonders haha. That's the thing about testing something overtime I guess >__<
|The rest on my face...|
|I look scary/angry in this pic lol. This was when it was all dry after about 30 mins~|
|And after I washed it off!|
Scent: They actually all almost smell the same ahha. The differences are very subtle, but you always get used to the scent after a few minutes. It leaves a light scent to your skin in the end but nothing really strong or bad I'd say.
Effectiveness: This one seemed to do something out of all the other ones. But that isn't saying much since the masks did so little lol.
Irritation?: Like the previous one this one gave me no irritation!
Overall: My favorite mask of the four! (blue is my 2nd fave) My skin felt SUPER smooth in the morning. It might be because of the mask. Or it might be because I was having an awesome skin week (I'm back to bad skin right now lol T___T)
OK now I'm just gonna blaze through the other two:
|Looks like pudding!|
|Ehh kind of looks weird here I guess O.O|
Overall: Mud was my least favorite. This was the only one that actually did irritate my skin. Not badly, but none of the other masks left me with pinkish skin after a few hours. Maybe this was a bad skin day? lol
Last one! Yellow: Red Clay!
|I was expecting this to be red...silly me I guess!|
|They all have the same silky texture.|
|Just a dab|
|For some reason I felt like this mask had less product in the pack? It just felt like I had thinner coverage. Hm.|
|It's dry!!! My forehead! LOL|
|Meh didn't really do anything special.|
Final verdict 6/10: Since these were sample packs I can't really say any of these masks changed my skin miraculously, even in the four weeks I continuously used them. I think this might be good as an every other day mask rather than a once a week mask like I did. You might see actual results if you use this mask more frequently. Based on how my skin reacted to each of the masks I would say the charcoal and pearl masks are the only ones I might actually consider repurchasing if they had small packs of just those separately. Actually I might just look for the pearl one since I already have a clay mask like the charcoal one. It's kind of weird how all the masks gave me pretty much the same results. It's not really a good or bad point since that means there wasn't a particularly bad mask, it's just a little disappointing. I don't think I would re-buy this sample pack now that I know how they all feel.
Next time I want to try the carbonated mud mask or maybe a Lush mask! I just want something with texture or something that promises immediate results, just to see if those actually work! Especially since I try to only mask once a week, I think a mask with more immediate results would work a lot better for me ^.^
What is your favorite non-sheet mask to use? I'd love to try it!