I never thought that I would ever come across a purifying mask that I’d love just as much as my good old trusty Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask. This new Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask from Peter Thomas Roth is an incredible multi-tasker that has a great potential of becoming the next cult skincare product.
This Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask is a decongesting and hydrating mask formulated with Irish moor mud that draws out dirt, oil, and impurities as it infuses skin with moisture and vitamins at the same time. Few things that are very unique about this mask: first, it does not dry. Unlike my beloved Charcoal Mask by Origins, it does not dry, which means you will be left without that tight, stiff and dry feeling once the 10 minutes are up. Your skin actually gets to breath while the product works its magic. Another thing that is quite unusual is the fact that the it’s odorless. There isn’t even a hint of scent in this mask, which I do have to say left me feeling a bit disappointed as one of my favorite things about applying a facial mask is the fact that I get to indulge in that clean, fresh scent. On the other hand, I do remember getting a sea mud mask treatment in a spa once, which stunk so bad I could barely stand it, and that makes odorless mask sound like a dream. It’s also a great option for those of us who are sensitive to fragrance in skincare products. The formula of this is also thick and creamy and a little bit goes a very, very long way.
I haven’t really felt this mask *work* upon applying it (meaning there was no tingle, no drying, no warming or any other similar feeling on my skin) but I could definitely see an improvement after only one use. I’ve had this massive breakout on my chin which seemed to heal overnight, my skin looked much brighter and most importantly it wasn’t tight or dry (quite the opposite, it felt moisturized and nourished) which is what a lot of mud masks tend to do. This also did wonders for my blackheads and works awesome as a spot treatment. Because of its nourishing and moisturizing properties, this is a great find not just for acne-prone skin, but pretty much every skin type. It’s also supposed to help with lines and wrinkles, which I cannot vouch for since I don’t have any, but my skin does feel very energized and supple every single time I use this.
I’m so happy that I went with this instead of getting another jar of GlamGlow’s mud mask. Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask is slightly cheaper ($58.00 as compared to $69.00), which is still pretty pricey but you’re getting A LOT of product- 5.00 oz as compared to 1.7 oz for GlamGlow. Being that a little bit goes such a long way, this jar will most likely last me for ages.
This was my first time trying a Peter Thomas Roth face mask, and next on my wishlist is his 24k Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask. Although I think I’d have to wait for the day when I can justify spending $80.00 on a face mask.