Pixi Glow Mud Mask
I got my hands on the Pixi Glow Mud Mask some months ago and I’ve not been able to put it down ever since. It has become my most favourite face mask and is something I reach for all the time. FYI, I have around 7 full-sized face masks! Anyway, it made sense to finally review it here so you guys can make an informed choice on whether you should invest in this beauty or not.
Price: INR 2,280 (USD 22) for 45ml
Availability: You can buy it from Sephora (India) or Pixi’s website.
About the brand
Pixi was started 10 years ago by makeup artist & product developer, Petra Strand. Its mission is simply to bring out the natural beauty in all women – to make women look like themselves, only better. Flawless in a few fuss-free minutes – that’s what Pixi is all about!
• Stimulate, clarify, and brighten skin with this revitalizing mask
• The mineral-rich treatment absorbs oil, draws out impurities
• Fights breakouts while giving an energizing boost to the complexion
• Kaolin & sea salt purify while ginseng & aloe vera balance
• Glow Mud Mask is approximately a 4-6 week supply, this is dependent on usage (coin size amount)
• Not tested on animals
The key ingredients in the pixi glow mud mask are Kaolin Clay that deep cleanses & purifies, Sea Salt that detoxifies and Ginseng that brightens & clarifies.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Kaolin, Sea Silt (Mediterranean and Dead Sea Mud), Diatomaceous Earth, Bentonite, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Arctium Lappa Root (Burdock) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Panax (Ginseng) Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 20, Chlorphenesin, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Dead Sea Salt, Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Citric Acid
The glow mud mask also has a variety of skin soothing and moisturising ingredients like Aloe vera, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, squalane, etc. The slight demerit is the presence of fragrance which is a thing with all the Pixi products that I own.
The Pixi glow mud mask comes in a small, pastel green squeezable tube that has a screw cap. The opening of the mask tube is small which enables you to control the amount of product coming out. The opening comes sealed so that you know you’re getting a fresh, unused product. The tube comes in a cardboard box that I didn’t get since I received this along with other products in a PR box. The tube packaging makes the glow mud mask so travel-friendly!
Texture & Smell
Most of the face masks come in a tub packaging because their thick texture doesn’t allow them to be packaged in a tube. However, the consistency of the glow mud mask is pretty thin and smooth which makes it easy to spread on the face. There’s no grittiness, unlike most of the face masks available in the market. It has a strong-but-bearable citrusy smell to it but it won’t bother you while you have the mask on.
How to use the Pixi Glow Mud Mask?
After thoroughly cleansing your face, apply a thin and even layer to the skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for 15 minutes, rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Don’t use it more than 2 to 3 times a week and you can even use the mud mask as a spot treatment when needed. Follow up with the rest of your routine.
How Does Pixi Glow Mud Mask Work?
On application of the glow mud mask, I get a slight, close to negligible tingling sensation especially on the more sensitive parts of my face like the area around my mouth. It takes around 15 minutes for the mask to dry but the best part is that it doesn’t give the drying or cracking feel like most of the clay-based masks do. Usually, I clean my face with a washcloth or just splash some water to remove this mud mask. I have oily, sensitive skin but this mask would suit people of all skin types.
Once you wash off the mask, the face looks clean, soft, not at all stripped and has a temporary glow. All the dirt and some texture that I have on nose and chin are removed without leaving the skin dry. The pixi glow mud mask offers everything that I would need in a face mask except for the price tag that it comes in. The quantity offered, 45ml, is a bit too less for the price. In my opinion, 100ml or at least 80ml tube would’ve been better.
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, the Mamaearth C3 Mask is an excellent face mask that gives similar results but it also has its fair share of cons.
Does It Reduce Acne?
How many face masks do really work on acne? I can barely think of any! But this one does. Don’t expect anything dramatic but I have used this as an overnight spot treatment and it helps in reducing the size of the zit. As I said before, nothing too dramatic like The Ordinary 2% Salicylic Acid Solution that just makes my zits disappear within just 2 days.
Another Pixi favourite of mine after their glow tonic is this glow mud mask which gives a softer, clearer and smoother skin. It’s cruelty-free, available in India and offers the skin exactly what it needs from a face mask. Of course, the price is a downside for the quantity offered but those who can afford it should definitely buy it.
Why You Should Buy Pixi Glow Mud Mask?
- Soft, creamy texture
- Doesn’t dry out the skin
- Easy to spread
- Travel-friendly packaging
- Leaves skin soft & clear
- Slightly reduces existing acne
- Suitable for all skin types
- Easy to wash off
Why You Should Avoid Pixi Glow Mud Mask?
- Slightly expensive for the quantity offered
- Presence of fragrance
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