In a world full of sheet masks and k-beauty, traditional mud masks are still worthy of praise, so here I am with a review of a mud mask I found on Amazon- Glow Amaze Dead Sea Mud Mask.
Glow Amaze Dead Sea Mud Mask is a combination of dead sea mud, deionized water, kaolin, allantoin, shea butter, sunflower oil, aloe vera juice, vegetable glycerin, jojoba oil and more beneficial ingredients to cleanse, restore, tighten and moisturize the skin. It is important to note the importance of dead sea mud. It’s an ingredient that I have not talked about yet, so let’s do it shall we?
The Dead Sea is practically the biggest natural spa in the world. Also known as The Salt Sea, the Dead Sea is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. It is known as a hypersaline lake, which is a landlocked body of water that contains high concentrations of sodium and/or other mineral salts like bromide, sulfate, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. These mineral salts are beneficial to the body by detoxifying, increasing circulation, improving skin health, relieving aches and pains, and treating skin conditions, like psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and vitiligo.
On the banks of the Dead Sea is where Dead Sea Mud is harvested. In fact, it is alluvial silt that washed down from the surrounding mountains and deposited on the shores.
Now that you’ve had a mini lesson on Dead Sea mud, let’s finish talking about Glow Amaze’s product.
Glow Amaze Dead Sea Mud is packaged in an 8.8 fl. oz jar with gold labeling. Screw the cap open to discover an olive green colored substance with an earthy, muddy scent.
The texture of the mud is very thick with a jelly like feel, but very grainy from the salt and minerals.
I feel like I am one of a few black girls with rosacea. Some days the skin on my cheeks is so red and inflamed it’s unbearable. Adding more moisture to my routine helps a lot, but I wondered what dead sea mud could do for me. Would the minerals heal my issue?
I applied a pretty thick layer of this stuff on (I used the Sonia Kashuk Contour Brush No. 30 to apply. PERFECTION) and let it sit for 10 minutes. There was a tiny bit of tingle, but it could have also been psychological because I always feel a tingle when I try new products. I’m not really sure to make of it.
I rinsed and patted my face dry, to discover that my inflamed cheeks were calmer than normal. Before discovering this mud, it was an achievement that could only be gained by wearing a sheet mask, or loading up on a moisturizer with calming properties. My skin is very soft, definitely not tighter as they advertise (which is a good thing, because tight means dry), smoother, and mattified (the little bit of oil I had, was sucked dry).
I plan to add this mask to my arsenal of must haves. If you have oily skin, you definitely want a jar of this too.