Mud masks have always been associated with deep cleansing and oil-regulating. Something that I’ve always thought I did not need, worse, too harsh for my sensitive skin. Until now.
Hailing from Canada, Cellilux is made from glacial water and a unique type of clay found only in British Columbia. The clay itself boasts of 13 minerals and 26 trace minerals. Apart from the usual properties of a mud mask, Cellilux is able to detox, hydrate (yes, a mud mask that hydrates!!), and exfoliate. Natural negative ions present in the clay work to neutralize positive free radicals, and draw out impurities from deep within the skin!
Unlike other mud / clay masks that can be rather messy, Cellilux is of a gel texture that feels cool to the touch. I did have some problems getting the product from the jar to my face though (duh), it just kept slipping off my fingers (like jell-o). What impressed me was the lovely natural scent of the product that enveloped me as I applied it (dispelling all fears of smelly yucky mud!)! There was a warm tingling sensation after application, which according to the manufacturer, was due to toxins being drawn out of my capillaries (I take that with a pinch of salt).
Just like any clay mask, Cellilux dries to a hardened finish within 15-20 minutes. I loved how it rinsed away easily without any rubbing! All I did was hold my shower up to my face and let the water do its thing. By the time I thought to reach up to rub, it was all gone!
As it turns out, my fears of stripping my skin of moisture was completely unfounded. I did not experience any unpleasant tightness, nor sensitivity. Instead, my skin felt soft and smooth. Considering how sleep deprived I’ve been from baby duties & my full time job (I think my eye bags speak for themselves), I think Cellilux did a pretty good job of bringing some glow back to my face!
Apart from the face, Cellilux Glacial Mineral Gel may also be applied on any part of the body. It has the ability to treat acne, aging skin, Rosacea and enlarged pores over an extended period of use.
Have you tried mud masks? If so, let me know your thoughts – love or hate?!