Product tested by Yashoda.

Name of Product :

Purifying Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Mud Mask by Que Bella. 0.5oz/15g. Made in UK.

From Target’s website:

A tingly treat… Both Tea Tree and Witch Hazel have long been known for their antibacterial properties – now we’ve infused extracts of both plants into our soft clay mask. The cleansing action of the mask naturally draws out impurities and eliminates excess oil, leaving your skin revived and wonderfully clear.

The Tea Tree Oil and Witch Hazel work together offering their antiseptic, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties to help treat acne, psoriasis and eczema. The Aloe Vera gel offers its soothing and cooling properties that work together with the Dead Sea mud’s plethora of essential minerals to soften the skin.

  • Skin Concern: acne and blemishes

Unique Ingredients :

Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil: I previously spoke about the benefits of tea tree oil for the skin (Sheet Mask 18 : I’m Real Tea Tree Skin Soothing by TonyMoly and Skincare Gel Review : Grease Lightning Tea Tree & Aloe Gel by Lush Cosmetics)so I’m going to focus on the oil itself. Did you know that it is poisonous if ingested? It can cause drowsiness, confusion, hallucinations, coma, unsteadiness, weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset, blood cell abnormalities, and severe rashes. It should be kept away from pets and children. (Russell J, Rovere A, eds. (2009). “Tea Tree Oil”. American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Complementary and Alternative Cancer Therapies (2nd ed.). American Cancer Society. ISBN9780944235713.) It’s best if you avoid using it around your mouth. The median lethal dose is 1.9-2.4ml/kg (sadly tested on rats).

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water : I also spoke about this before (Sheet Mask 31 : Vita Brightening Renewal Mask by Leaders InSolution). I’ve always wondered why this was called “witch” so apparently it comes from Old English wice from wicanmeaning “to bend”.

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Pros :

  • Packet provided good information about product, use and ingredients
  • Mud texture was very smooth and creamy
  • Easy smooth application
  • No irritation but tingling which was expected
  • Plenty of product enough to cover face and neck
  • Cooling effect while applied
  • Great effects after removal
  • Cheap price!

Cons :

  • Packaging hard to tear open
  • Contents hard to access with packaging design
  • (scent may affect some people)

My Review :

4.5/5 stars – loses half a point due to packaging faults.

Packaging : Very simple packaging. I liked the bright colour and simplicity of the design. I also liked the description and instruction on the back. The packet was slightly hard to IMG_8317open and I also didn’t like how it was hard to get the mud out of the packet for application. I found myself digging my fingers into the bottom to get every bit out.

Product : The texture of the mud was very smooth, almost creamy, and it smelled like tea tree. It applied very easily. There was enough product in the packet to cover my neck and entire face in a fairly thick layer. There was no irritation but mild tingling which was bearable. It had a cooling effect while applied.

I kept this on for 30 minutes. Longer than the packaging states but I felt that it wasn’t dry enough due to the thick mud application.IMG_8318

After removal : My skin felt very soft and my skin tone was very even. I actually did feel that my skin looked more purified and more deeply cleansed. There was no leftover residue and my skin dried into a matte finish.

Following day : My skin remained soft, matte and even skin tone.

Where I purchased it? Cost?

I purchased this from Target for about $2.00 USD.

Ingredients :

Aqua (Water), Bentonite, Kaolin, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Talc, Silt, Glyceryl Stearate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Alcohol, Algae Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Triethylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride, Methylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Sorbic Acid, Methylisothiazolinone, Potassium Sorbate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green).

Disclaimer :Writer is not affiliated to any of the brands or stores mentioned. This is an independent review.

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