From Hailey Bieber to Jessica Alba, there are a few celebrities we turn to time and time again for skincare inspiration. But GLAMGLOW’s muse for Youthmud Glow Boosting & Exfoliating Treatment Mask ($60) was none other than Matrix starring Keanu Reeves. According to the brand, he asked for a product that gave him camera-ready skin in less than 10 minutes, and founder Shannon Dellimore was eager to deliver. Now we can all benefit from his request.
What makes this mud mask a celebrity staple (and something worth buying for yourself) is its fast results, simple application process, and gentle formulation that leaves skin feeling smooth and soft before any time on camera. But how? It is formulated with powerful, fast-acting ingredients that quickly exfoliate, nourish and treat the outermost layer of skin without being too abrasive.
When it comes to the mask’s ability to exfoliate the skin, the key ingredient is volcanic rock, which may already be in your bathroom in the form of a pumice stone. Because it comes from a combination of lava and water, it is rough on the outside but porous on the inside. This unique texture makes it an excellent natural and gentle exfoliant to treat dry or inflamed areas of the skin.
Next on the ingredient list is a blend of natural clay, which quickly removes impurities and oils from pores and gives the mask its thick texture. According to celebrity facialist and founder of MV Skin Sharon McGlinchey, Sharon McGlinchey, clay masks generally work in three phases on the skin. “The first two phases are good for the skin: the wet phase, which is the most beneficial because minerals can absorb, and the beginning of the dry phase, which cools and feels a bit like exercise for your skin” , she previously explained. Well + well. Because this mask is designed to be on the skin for up to 10 minutes, it allows you to get all of the nourishing benefits of the first two phases while skipping the third “dry phase”, which can wick moisture away from the skin and leave him dehydrated.
Finally, the mask contains green tea leaf extract to give your skin a burst of antioxidants. According to a National Library of Medicine study, this oil is packed with plant polyphenols that protect the skin from UV damage and prevent premature aging.
When combined, these ingredients form a cooling, cooling mask that works in minutes to reveal brighter skin. For best results, you will apply the mask for about ten minutes and wash your face with lukewarm water. Once you wash all the clay off your face, your skin will instantly feel softer and smoother.
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