BareMinerals Dirty Detox Mud Mask Review
The Dirty Detox™ skin glowing and refining mud mask from BareMinerals is one of my favorite masks. I bought it a little over a year ago, and I still have half of a container to go through. If you follow me on Instagram, or Snapchat, you’ll know that I’m consistently using it.
A little about my skin type:
I have oily skin with dry patches (sometimes). I can go a week with the same foundation routine and some days I won’t have a greasy t-zone and some days I’ll end up being a disco ball. It’s all over the place. For the most part, I avoid anything too mattifying and skin-drying because I feel like this makes my skin produce way more oil than it would have. I also avoid anything too glowy, but sometimes I’ll dare and go on the glow-side.
What do I put on my skin? Anything that is gentle and isn’t too stripping but still cleansing. When I apply the dirty detox mud mask — I usually wash my face with a cleanser, let my skin air-dry, and then I apply the mud mask.
I typically leave it on for about 20 minutes, but it never completely dries down. I’m actually not sure if it would dry down. I just apply huge goops of the mud mask onto my face and spread it. It does come with a spatula, to keep everything as sanitary and clean as possible, but in Eunice fashion, I lost it.
What’s in it and what is it? Here’s what the website says:
What it is: This mineral-rich, beautifying face mask gives your skin a fresh, ridiculously healthy looking glow. We harness the benefits of the skin-loving mud-loaded with four mineral-rich clays, purifying charcoal, and a refining complex infused with Papaya Enzyme-to help deliver exceptionally smooth, luminous and vibrant skin. This modern twist on a traditional mud mask is enriched by subtle notes of naturally-derived bergamot and eucalyptus* to entice your senses. To get super clean, you’ve got to get a little dirty.
What’s in it (ingredients jargon): Water (Aqua/Eau), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Kaolin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate,Bentonite, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Behenic Acid, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Moroccan Lava Clay, Silt, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Illite, Potassium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Montmorillonite, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Calcite, Charcoal Powder, Papain, Sodium Metaphosphate, 1,2 Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Algin, Sodium Metabisulfite, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Iron Oxides (C77492, Ci 77499).
The dirty detox mud mask leaves my skin feeling so smooth
It feels clean and I definitely notice a glow. But, it’s not for everyone. My sister and I both tried it out when I first bought it, and she had a reaction to it. She got little bumps on her forehead. I didn’t. I don’t recall how quickly she noticed, but I would suggest going to the BareMinerals store, Ulta, or Sephora (I got it at Ulta), and asking for a sample. Try it out. Skin care products can be tricky to recommend, and if it wasn’t for my sister’s reaction, I wouldn’t have thought twice about writing this review. In the end, I really do enjoy the product. It retails for $35 and will last you awhile.