Back To Mud – Why The Mud Mask Is Still Queen 20 Years On

If you’re into beauty, it doesn’t matter where you look – the reign of the sheet mask is upon us! From Elemis, to Yes To!, both high end and high street brands are jumping on the “tissue mask” bandwagon and infusing cotton/paper sheets with all sorts of gel-like ingredients to give skin that spa mask glow. There’s something oddly satisfying about slipping off a face mask and not having to deal with any mess – but is my congested, oily skin getting a good clear out. The short answer – no, no it’s not.

The mud mask always has, and always be, the queen of the masks imo. I’ve always solidly stuck to a good, clay/mud based mask to suck the nasties out of my skin – whilst calming redness, irritation, and absorbing excess oil. It’s been a fool proof part of my skincare regime since my teenage days of erupting acne and that oil slick forehead that only a spotty teenager can be forgiven for. Another dependable part of my skincare regime that hasn’t changed is 7th Heaven.

Side Note – My sister and I used to ask mum for a £1 each to spend on a face mask for girl’s pamper night, and it was such a fun experience putting the masks on together, reading the latest Smash Hitz magazine, and painting each other’s nails. It’s a total throwback, but even the packaging of 7th Heaven gives me nostalgic girly night vibes!

I actually got reaquainted with 7th Heaven at a blogger event during my first year of blogging. We were all given a few 7th Heaven masks in our press bags, and I was hooked once again. Whether you’re into peel off masks, mud masks, or even if you choose your masks based on colour or scent (hello chocolate mask) – 7th Heaven have a mask for everyone. My mask? The Dead Sea Mud Pack.

If you have some serious skin issues like m’self, the classic mud mask might just be what you’re looking for. Plenty of people totally overlook a simple mud mask, because there really is so much on the market right now – but sometimes it’s best to go back to basics! Whilst I can totally get down with using a sheet mask, my oily skin needs that weekly detox to keep my pores squeaky clean and purified.

I’ve been using the Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac Mask Tube* to draw out impurities and keep breakouts at bay, which we all know happen all too frequently for gals with combo-oily skin. I pack this on with a mask brush once/twice a week (dependant on how oily I am), and wait for it to dry out. It can take a while to dry out, depending on how much you put on – but I always opt for a light/medium layer of mask as not to pile too much product on my skin. Then begin washing off with a muslin cloth and some warm (not hot!) water. Finish off with a splash of cool water to close ya pores – and voila!

Boux Avenue Dark Rose Floral Camisole

Boux Avenue Dark Rose Floral Shorts*

Boux Avenue Lace Trim Satin Kimono*

Next Point Leather Court Shoes*

If you’re more of a peel off mask fan, no fear – 7th Heaven has just the product for you. The Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Peel Off Mask gives you the power of dead sea salt, without the scrub, and without the mess. The dead sea salt acts as an exfoliant, removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin without drying it out or leaving it sore or inflamed. It even contains Chamomile to soothe skin and reduce inflammation, so if you have sensitive/dry skin this might be a great alternative to a harsher mud mask!

What’s your favourite type of mask?

How do you use your go-to mud mask?


*This post was sponsored, however all thoughts and opinions are my own*


  1. Luxe Style
    July 20, 2017 / 5:57 AM

    I love mud masks but I haven't used one for so long now. I really must get some more! xJenny | LuxeStyle

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      July 21, 2017 / 11:52 AM

      I was so glad that I tried them again! xo

  2. samspeaks
    July 20, 2017 / 8:35 AM

    I love 7th heaven masks! I thnk they're my fave. The peel off ones are so refreshing, and fun too! Great post :)

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      July 21, 2017 / 11:53 AM

      I know right, me too! x

  3. Emily ATELIER
    July 20, 2017 / 10:17 AM

    Mud masks are awesome, my fave all time though, is mask of magnaminty by Lush, nothing beats it for me, and it feels so cool and refreshing if you leave it in the fridge!Emily / Emily Atelier

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      July 21, 2017 / 11:53 AM

      I do love the LUSH ones but they always go out of date so quickly 🙁

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