Review – Cleansing Masks of Various Brands

Cleansing Mask


Cleaning mud masks are one of the best skin care products ever created. They have been around for years and have become an important part of maintaining our healthy skin. Mud masks help detoxify, moisturize, and exfoliate dead skin cells, to leave your skin smooth and healthy.

To help you decide on which mask fits your skin type, here are reviews of the five best mud masks we’ve tried:

Borghese Fango Active Mud for Face and Body


Borghese Fango Active Mud for Face and Body is a mineral-rich mud that exfoliates and hydrates your face, providing you with a smooth and toned skin. It is infused with Sweet Almond and Avocado Oils that helps detoxifies your skin, leaving it radiant and refreshed.

The Borghese Fango Active Mud for Face and Body gives immediate results such as smoother skin and brighten the complexion. It fixes discolorations on your skins due to acne. If you have sensitive skin, you might want to test the product first for side effects.

Eve by Eve’s Purifying Algae Clay Mask

eves algae mask

Eve by Eve’s Purifying Algae + Clay Mask is a pore minimizing treasure made from 98% natural ingredients. It is infused with Breton Red Algae Extract, a powerful antioxidant rich in vitamins and minerals, which strengthens and stimulate skin cell growth. It detoxifies impurities, minimizes pore and hydrates your skin, leaving it refreshed and healthy.

Eve by Eve’s Purifying Algae Clay Mask works best for girls with dry skin. The purifying algae clay mask is very hydrating while leaving your skin clean and fresh. It also has a fresh fragrance that you’ll surely love.  Plus, the clay doesn’t feel too heavy on the face, and it rinses off easily.  And the best thing is it doesn’t cause any redness on your skin unlike the other products, thanks to its natural ingredients.

Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Face Exfoliant


Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Face Exfoliant is a purifying formula that polishes away dead skin cells and impurities to reveal a healthy-looking skin. It’s proprietary ingredient, Umbrian Clay, has uniquely high-mineral content that absorbs oil, minimizes pores, and purifies your complexion.

The Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Face Exfoliant is a tough one to beat when it comes to exfoliating dead skin cells on your face. It can instantly reveal a healthy-looking skin after use.  It also has lemon fruit extract that helps promote cell generation and gives your skin a more radiant complexion.

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment


Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment is a volcanic mud-based clearing mask ideal for oily skin. It helps fight common skin concerns too. This mask contains kaolin clay and silicate to absorb oil, and alpha hydroxy acids like lactic, glycolic, malic, and pyruvic acid to exfoliate dead skin cells.

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment is the magic product to draw out all the excess oil on your skin. It will leave your skin smoother and toned, although the product can cause a little redness on your skin.

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque


Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque is an effective cleaning mud mask formulated with Amazonian White Clay that draws out oil, dirt, and toxins in your pores. It is also infused with Aloe Vera, an ingredient known to soften and soothe skin.

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, on the other hand, is best for girls who are looking for a product to minimize the size of their pores. It’s Amazonian White Clay ingredient doesn’t only purify skin, it also removes bacteria, toxins and dead cells that cause enlarged pores.

Origins Active Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask


Origins Active Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask is a cleansing mask made of bamboo charcoal that draws out deep-dirts in your pores. It includes White China Clay that absorbs environmental toxins and Lecithin to dissolve impurities.

The last product, Origins Active Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, is suitable for girls with oily and sensitive skin. It helps in getting rid of excess oil and congestion. However, the product won’t necessarily help you if you’re having problems with blackheads since the mask doesn’t have the pulling power needed to extract those blackheads from your pores. Overall, though, it’s a product worth a try.


To provide a graphic comparison, we applied the six products on our arm and took pictures:

After 0 minute

After 0 Minute

During the first few seconds, you can see that most of the mud masks are still moist. The fastest one to dry is Glamglow; you can clearly see from the picture that its corner has dried, and the color started to change.

After 15 minutes

After 15 Minutes

By this time, Glamglow, Borghese and Kiel’s have almost dried up as you can visibly see the cracks forming. Origins and Fresh have dried up on the corners, while Eve by Eve’s remains moist.

After 30 minutes

After 30 Minutes

Most mud masks have dried up and formed cracks especially Borghese, while Fresh and Eve by Eve’s remained moist and felt soft on the skin.



When the masks are all wiped off, you can see that Borghese and Glamglow caused redness to the skin. Fresh and Eve by Eve’s, on the other hand, left the skin soft without causing too much redness.

Final Verdict:

Out of the six products, Fresh and Eve by Eve’s were the best. Aside from cleaning your skin, they work efficiently in moisturizing it. Although mud masks with powerful cleaning ingredients can get rid of those impurities in your skin, they can also irritate your skin. Some of these mud masks can sip the natural oils in your skin — oils which are important to keep your skin moisturized. Loss of natural oils causes your skin to dry. Cleaning your skin is a good thing, but too much cleaning can cause damage to delicate skin. That’s why we suggest that you choose mud masks that don’t only clean but can moisturize your skin as well.

From this review, Eve by Eve’s is by far the best. From its natural ingredients to its good moisture level, it is gentle on the skin and leaves it fresh and clean.

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