My Review of 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Face Mask
Background and Important Information
I picked up this product at a local store for £0.89. I was not sent this sample in return for a review, nor am I being paid or sponsored for this review. This review is my honest opinion.
Since high school, I've never had to deal with problem skin. The only time I tend to get breakouts is in the week leading up to my period, and even then, they tend to appear around the hairline and forehead, which means I can cover them with my fringe if I have to.
I do, however, suffer from oily skin (especially around my forehead), and I have always been a little bit self-conscious about the blackheads that I get in the creases around my nose and my chin. This problem has gotten worse as summer has started, the outside temperatures have soared and I have been spending 3+ hours per day out in the sun. I bought this product with the primary intention of treating my oily skin.
It is important to know that I do not have a regular facial skin routine, other than the use of a mild cleanser before bed that I use to remove oils that have built-up throughout the day. I also do not wear makeup daily, and when I do, I primarily use concealer, powder, and eye makeup (mascara, eyeliner and eyeshadow). I do not wear foundation, bronzer or any other face makeup.
How I Used This Face Mask
I used this product as directed on the packaging (pictured below).
Before using this product I washed my face with warm water and a mild, moisturising soap, then I patted my face dry with a clean towel. I also tied my hair up into a bun, to avoid getting my hair caught in the mask while it was still wet.
I used scissors to cut open the packaging in the upper right-hand corner, according to the image below. The mask inside has a paste-like consistency and it was easy to squeeze that out on to my fingers and apply it evenly to my face. It took 2-3 minutes of careful application to apply all of the mask. Once the mask was applied I used hot water to rinse my hands, and to carefully remove any mask that had gotten attached to my eyebrows or my hairline.
The instructions say to leave the mask on for "15 minutes or until dry". The mask took half an hour to dry on my skin, so it was after 30 minutes that I attempted to rinse off this mask. During the drying process the mask did flake quite a bit, and as a result, shed flakes on to my clothes and down the front of my dress.
The mask took approximately 5 minutes to remove. It did not rinse off easily. To remove this mask I needed to fill my sink with hot water, soak a face-cloth in the water and then use the face-cloth to rub/scrape off the mask from my skin. I was not anticipating that it would be this difficult to remove, however, removal was not a messy process and the mask was removed easily from the face-cloth with hot water.
Once the product was washed off my face, I patted it dry with a clean towel.
This face mask smells great, I love the smell of lavender and that is a key ingredient of the product, so I was very happy with the aroma, there were no chemical smells at all to the product.
Once it was washed away, this mask left my skin feeling amazing. My skin felt refreshed and revitalized, and was also very smooth and soft to the touch. Areas such as my forehead where there had been oil build-up, were left oil free and soft. My skin was much more clear and oil free than it has ever been after using a cleanser. I was very happy and very satisfied with my experience with this face-mask.
The packaging of this product recommends a weekly use to avoid any build-up that would lead to clogged pores, and I believe it! This product might have earned its place in my weekly beauty routine!
Important Points to Note
This product is also ethically resourced, it is not tested on animals and it carries the 'Cruelty Free International' symbol. It is also Vegetarian Society approved, which means that this product is safe for any vegetarians to use. However, the ingredients on this mask lists "Lactoperoxidase (Milk origin)" meaning that it is not a vegan-friendly product.
I love the 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Face Mask.
The application process was easy, it smells amazing, and though it was more difficult to wash off than I was expecting, it didn't detract from the experience. It left my skin feeling silky soft and rejuvenated. It also took care of all of my oily problem-areas. It is highly likely that I will be using this mask again in the future.
I absolutely recommend this product.
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