The count down is drawing ever closer to the 26th! It’s only 19 days away now, and things are starting to get a tad more crazy and busy for me. With that in mind, I am afraid I’m going to have to be more absent from the blog from now on. Just until after I return from my honeymoon. I will still continue to bring you the weekly Hairstyling with NuMe tutorials, but unless I have already schedule posts, I won’t be posting on Mondays and Wednesdays like I normally do. I hope you all understand my absence — I’ll miss interacting with you all! But I’ll be back in full swing, Lord willing, once I’m settled in my new home. 🙂
One more thing before we dive into today’s post. Sometimes companies send me products that they want me to then review right away. They’re looking for more of a ‘first impression and ease of use’ kind of review then a review after I’ve thoroughly tested it. So, to keep it fair to everyone, I’m going to start calling these reviews “First Impression Reviews” so that you know I’m only bringing my thoughts after trying it out a few times. If you ever want a more in-depth review after I’ve used something for a few weeks or months, all you need to do is let me know in the comments and I’ll be sure to do an updated review for you. 🙂
Okay, on to the first impression review for today!
About Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask…
My First Impression Review…
The mud mask is packaged really professional looking and the design on the tube is simple, yet attractive. Initially I was under the impression that this Adovia Purifying Mud Mask was rather expensive. But while it is $30 a bottle, you get a little over 5 fl oz of product in this tube. Which will last you quiet a while, as you don’t need much each application. And even less if you’re just spot treating a few areas.
Product & Ease of Use…
Because I already have a routine for my weekly face mask and I didn’t want to change it up so close to my wedding 🙂 I decided to try this mask out as a spot treatment. I’ve used this about three times so far, and really like the results I get. It’s a thick consistency, making it easy to apply over your face without making a mess.
I give it a good 20 minutes to dry, then wash it off. I get some cystic acne every now and then, and that’s where I used this mask. I noticed that it helped the redness go around and my pimple didn’t look as inflamed after I washed off the mask. And it resulted in the pimple going away faster than my cystic acne usually takes to run it’s course. 🙂 This, of course, is an awesome fact that really makes me like this product!
Any Likes & Dislikes…
Nothing really stands out to me as a dislike. The mud mask is a really dry, thick consistency, so it’s not as obvious when it’s ‘dry’ as some of the masks I’ve used in the past. There isn’t a big change of color. So I just tap it and see if any transfers onto my fingers. There’s no distinct smell to this mask — at least, none that I could detect. So that’s a great plus! I can’t stand to put stinky stuff anywhere near my nose. 😛 I really like the fact that this helps to draw out the impurities in my cystic acne, helping my skin to recover faster than it usually does. 🙂
I really like the Adovia Purifying Mud Mask! I have very oily/acne-prone skin, so masks have always been a must in my skincare routine, and this is something I’m thrilled to add to my regimen! I’m really looking forward to seeing the long-term benefits of using this mask.
The company is great to work with. Really quick to ship, too, as I received my product in less than a week from when my order processed. I was impressed! This mask is recommended for people who suffer from acne, oily skin, blackheads, exzema, and psoriasis. So if you are issues with any of these, I’d encourage you to give this mask a try!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Kate S (4readin) says
I have never used a mid mask before or even really know what it is so it was nice to learn a more about it and hear about a good product should I ever need it.
Katie McCurdy says
I'm pretty new to using mud masks, too — I think I discovered them about a year or two ago. But for my oily, acne-prone skin, using a pure mud mask once a week has made a HUGE difference for my skin. Not as many break outs anymore – yay! 😀
Luz (Lucy) says
I occasionally use an aztec clay mask which I think works really well for me in general but it doesn't seem to do anything to remove blackheads. My skin is ridiculously sensitive so I am always terrified of trying anything new. I looked up the ingredients in this and none of them seem particularly worrisome ( I have a list) Did you find that it worked well for blackheads?
Katie McCurdy says
Luz – I use an Aztec Benonite Clay — I wonder if we use the same one. 🙂 In genera, I don't really get black heads. I get a few around my nose on occasion, but usually nothing bad and I don't really look out for it — I have a bigger issue with acne breakouts, which is where my attention usually goes to. 🙂
With that said, I would imagine this mask would help clean out your pores. I good trick to try is, before applying your mask, gently exfoliate and then place a warm towel over your face for a few sections. The exfoliate removes dead skin and that will open your pores up a bit. And then using a warm washcloth over your face will get those clogged pores to open up so that when you put on the mask, it will be able to draw out all that clogged yuckyness. 🙂 Hope that helps!