So your skin has been looking a little dull lately, and you’d like to unclog your pores and cleanse away your dead skin. But how do you choose between our original fave Mud Masque, or coveted Detox Charcoal Mask? No problem, we’ll run you through the main ingredients and benefits to help you make an informed masking choice! 

 

 

MUD MASQUE

 

KEY INGREDIENTS: Rotorua Mud, Jojoba Oil, Spirulina, Apricot Kernel Oil, Lavender Oil

 

Our original Mud Masque is made up of a combo of detoxifying & nourishing, natural ingredients, which cleanse, detox and moisturise your skin to leave it feeling soft, clean and refreshed! Our Mud Masque is the perfect choice if you prefer a slightly gentler detoxing product, that you could use more than once a week if needed. 

 

So what key ingredients make this masque so gentle yet effective? 

 

Rotorua Mud is the star ingredient in this mask. Due to its volcanic origin, Rotorua mud contains an array of minerals not found in regular clay or mud. It is a combination of magnesium, iron, sulphur and potassium that help Rotorua mud draw out impurities and toxins from deep within the skin. Once applied to the skin this mud will absorb excess oil from the skin’s pores. The mud is also excellent for rebalancing the skin, with ingredients like sulphur, an antibacterial agent, that will aid in the prevention of clogged pores and acne.

 

Intensely moisturising, jojoba oil, is blended into this formula to keep you hydrated while Rotorua mud draws oil from your skin. Jojoba Oil also helps to trick your skin into thinking it’s produced enough oil on its own, therefore balancing your natural oil production (which helps prevent clogged pores)! Its anti-inflammatory properties also help to reduce redness and dryness, while vitamin E & B help to repair skin.

 

Finally, spirulina is the extra powerhouse for detoxification. Spirulina, our favourite algae, has a remarkably high concentration of clorophyll, which aids in cleansing the skin from toxins and metals. Spirulina is also a great source of vitamin A, B-12 and E, all of which help the skin fight free radicals, stopping premature ageing, and leaving your skin with a youthful glow.

 

Pick this mask if:

You want a gentle detoxifying & pore cleansing mask that you can use more than once a week if needed.



DETOX CHARCOAL MASK

 

KEY INGREDIENTS: Bamboo Charcoal, Rotorua Mud, Seaweed Extracts, Lavender Oil, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera

 

Our Detox Charcoal Mask is perfect for a seriously deep cleanse, recommended for use once a week. With many of the same benefits as our wonderful Mud Masque, Detox Charcoal has a higher concentration of detoxifying ingredients, penetrating the skin deeper, for a more intense cleanse.


Our feature ingredient, Bamboo Charcoal, is a carbon composition made up of joint hexagon holes. The six sided composition of bamboo charcoal allows for deeper and greater absorption due to its unique formation and larger surface area. The bamboo is harvested after 5 years of growth (in an unpolluted environment), burnt at a temperatures over 1000°C, and then crushed to create charcoal powder. As well as powerful toxin absorption, bamboo charcoal exfoliates dead skin cells, clears pores, and stimulates cell growth.

 

Our Detox Charcoal Mask also harnesses the impurity busting power of Rotorua thermal mud. Working in combination with bamboo charcoal to rid the skin of toxins, tighten pores and balance your skin. Together these two ingredients make this mask a super strength detoxifier.

 

To aid in hydration and moisture retention, our Detox Charcoal Mask features kelp extract, another favourite algae packed with minerals and antioxidants. This seaweed extract contains a high iodine content, known to soften and hydrate dry and irritated skin. It is also abundant in a cocktail of skin saving vitamins, A, B2, C, D & E. Vitamin A works to maintain collagen and promote cell regeneration, B2 to regulate mucus secretion and maintain your skin’s microbiome (healthy bacteria that live on your skin), and vitamin E, critical for maintaining your skin's moisture levels.



Pick this mask if:

You’re after a really deep, intense cleanse and only want to use a mask once a week or less.

 

Shop Mud Masque - https://www.skinfood.co.nz/shop/masks/mud-masque

 

Shop Detox Charcoal - https://www.skinfood.co.nz/shop/masks/detox-charcoal-mask