The *Patchology SmartMud No Mess Mud Masque offers an innovative take on the traditional mud mask. No more dipping your finger or brush into a pot and messily applying all over your face. The Patchology Smartmud mask is inspired by Korean sheet masks, but instead of being soaked in a hydrating serum or ampoule for hydrating, it's covered in a mud solution (Korean jeju volcanic ash, bentonite clay and kaolin) to help to remove impurities, detoxify and tighten pores. You get all the benefits of a mud mask but without the messy sink to clean up, tightness and mud flaking off everywhere. Whats not to like?
The actual sheet mask comes in two parts, one for the top half of your face and another for the bottom half. Which is brilliant as it will fit many different face shapes (you will see in the photos below that is conforms to the face pretty well). Application is somewhat tricky at first as the mask comes in between 2 plastic sheets, a white and a clear one. You start by peeling off the white plastic first and apply the soaked mud-mask side directly onto your skin. Once its positioned where you like, simply peel off the clear layer. Sounds simple right? Not quite, attempting to do this is very fidgety as the mask moves out of place. However the sheet mask itself is very thin and malleable so its easy to work with to move back into position, it just means your hands get a little messy (and if your like me your clothing also lol, I'm a little clumsy). The material of the mask itself reminds me of wet gauze that you use on a body cast (when you break a bone) and the scent of the mud is truly delightful with a soft floral and herbal mixed scent. It literally smells like a spa.
So if you are after a convenient mud mask that will be cooling on the skin, help clean out your pores and leave you face clean without feeling stripped or or dried out, then i highly recommend investing in these. Especially as they wont break the bank at £24 for 2 months worth of product (4 masks), i personally feel that its affordable. If you are someone who just loves trying out sheet masks but also enjoys a mud mask, you would enjoy this also. I cannot wait to try out more masks from this brand and i must say that i am intrigued by the Flashmasque Illuminate 5 minute Facial sheet which i hope to try out next. Anything that claims to brighten the skin i am all over like a kid in a candy shop. I do hope that Patchology will have a British stockist one day, so that these masks will be easier to get for us Brits.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Inositol, Trehalose, Taurine, Phenoxyethanol, Betaine, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Peucedanum Ostruthium Leaf Extract, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexyglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum).
Cruelty Free/Tested on Animals? Unsure nothing on their website states anything, or in Google search.
Availability & Pricing
The Patchology SmartMud No Mess Mud Masques are stocked in the USA through Patchology directly, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus for $30 (for a pack or 4) or Ulta stock the masks individually for $8 each. Blue Mercury stock both individually and in the 4 pack but are currently out of stock. The only current stockist i can find in the UK is through Mintd Box which retail for £24.
Would this mask be a sheet mask that would interest you? I would love to know your favourite mud masks, please feel free to share in the comments section below.
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