For over a month now I have been pampering my skin with the Merumaya Mud Marvels Mask* (£19.50/50ml). Merumaya may be a brand that you haven’t heard of before, even though their products are currently stocked in both John Lewis and QVC. It is a skincare brand, I believe, that is seriously underrated. After receiving a sample of their Melting Cleansing Balm in a You Beauty Discovery Box I immediately tracked down the full sized version and it has quickly become one of my all-time favourite skincare products. It is an absolute dream to use. The indulgent balm melts into your skin like silk, emulsifying makeup and dirt whilst nurturing and softening the skin. I was so impressed with the Melting Balm that of course I jumped at the chance to try their new Mud Marvels Mask.
The Mud Marvels Mask contains a combination of activated charcoal, ground volcanic ash, purifying kaolin and bentonite to draw out impurities, oils and toxins deep from the pores. The very thick, rich formula also contains a natural AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) complex that exfoliates by removing the top layer of dead skin cells allowing for better penetration of the treatment and to reveal the newer, more youthful cells below. A complex of nourishing oils, including sweet almond oil and oat oil (which are rich in antioxidants and vitamins), and cocoa butter, help to improve moisture retention and suppleness.
I found that the mask dries incredibly quickly and doesn’t give the sensitive areas of my face (cheeks and under eye) that itchy, tight feeling similar products have in the past. It washes off easily with minimal input and fuss. My skin instantly appears brighter and feels cleaner and softer. What I love about this mask is that it clearly detoxifies and gives a deep cleanse without stripping the skin of it’s nutrients and moisture. Mud and clay based masks often have me running for an intensive moisturiser, however my skin feels comfortable, brighter and plumper after each treatment. I also haven’t suffered from any breakouts since adding this mask into my skincare regime.
Merumaya claim to be experts in integrative effective skincare and I couldn’t agree more. As with their Melting Cleansing Balm I am incredibly impressed with the effects of the Mud Marvels Mask. Merumaya are growing from strength to strength at the moment and I can’t wait to see what the rest of their collection has to offer.
The Merumaya Mud Marvels Mask is available to purchase here for £19.50.
Have you tried any products from Merumaya?