The Best Facial Masks for Skin Care

skin care productsWhen it comes to our beauty routine, we all know about choosing a cleanser and toner for daily use, a good exfoliant to remove dead skin cells, and a serum or cream to moisturize. But what is the most often overlooked yet critical component to having beautiful skin? It is the wonders and benefits that the best facial mask usage can bring us.

Maintaining a regular facial mask regimen is an amazing way to treat your skin to a variety of natural and organic ingredients. Clay and mud masks provide deep cleansing and purification, herbal masks help for an even complexion and breakout prevention, and masks with essential oils and butters hydrate and nourish the skin. A facial mask is an also excuse to lay back, deep breathe, and take a 20 minute meditation break from your stressful day. Here I will compare 3 such facial masks and discuss their benefits.


1.      Moor Mask

This great product is pure 100% herbal mud taken from the Lowland moors. It is a thick, jet black, wet mask that has a healing and calming effect on the skin. It does wonders for problem skin conditions or breakouts, and with a 21-day intensive treatment can completely clear and restore your complexion. It is a deep cleansing mask that leaves the skin soft and silky without having a drying effect. It can also repair skin problems such as damage caused from prolonged sun exposure and dermatitis. What I love most about the Moor Mask is that it feels so calming and silky smooth on the skin for a really relaxing facial.


2.      Vivoderm Anti-Aging Mask

This all herbal mask is mixed with yogurt or pure aloe vera gel to give the skin a great natural makeover and pick-me-up. It is lightly exfoliating and leaves the skin soft, tight, and radiant. It shrinks enlarged pores and makes dull skin tone much more vibrant. My favorite thing about the Vivoderm Mask is that is exfoliates and really improves my dull complexion.


3.      Renu Derma Green Clay Facial Mask

This mask is enriched with vitamin C, green clay, and aloe vera. It is a thick mask that dries completely on the skin. The results from this mask are just wonderful, as it leaves the skin deeply cleansed, feelingtighter, and firmer. The mask is intense – it opens up the pores, and is also a great anti-aging tool. What I love most about this facial mask is what my skin feels like immediately after washing it off – it is just so smooth, tight, and clean.

Using a bi-weekly facial mask regimen can be such an added bonus to your anti-aging, deep cleansing, and complexion-purifying skin care routine. Not to mention they are great to use while submersed in a warm candle-lit bubble bath infused with essential oils. But don’t just take my word for it – try out the best facial masks out for yourself. Get recommendations fora great facial mask rotation based on your age, skin type, and any specific skin problems. Good luck and stay beautiful!

Author: John Mathews


About the Author

John Mathews lives in Rome, Italy and is a self-proclaimed skin care enthusiast spending countless hours sampling and testing out which products really work for which type of skin. He runs the website that provides targeted full skin care routine recommendations for unprecedented results. He offers a yearly membership package to ensure that his customers each get the very best price available for top-quality skin care products.


Review of Farmhouse Fresh Splendid Dirt Delectable Mud Mask




Splendid DirtFrisco, TX – Perfect for women suffering from acne, redness, blotchiness, or excessive oil production in the skin, the new 99% natural, pumpkin-fortified Splendid Dirt mud mask helps deep cleanse and de-clog facial pores while boosting the skin’s overall radiance.

“We have a unique blend of pumpkin, yogurt, minerals and 2 clays that’ll surprise people because of their combined effectiveness in deep cleansing and de-clogging oily skin, while leaving skin feeling healthy, refreshed, soft and very clean,” states Shannon McLinden, CEO of FarmHouse Fresh brands. “It feels tingly and warm at first as the Illite clay penetrates deep into the skin to improve blood circulation and oxygenation, rendering a radiant glow. As the mask dries, skin is left calm and soothed, with decreased blotchiness and flushing, especially for sensitive, fragile and dehydrated skin types.”

The Splendid Dirt nutrient-rich mud mask contains yogurt, pumpkin, two types of clay, minerals and other ingredients: yogurt cultures contain lactic acid, an alphahydroxy acid that stimulates exfoliation; pumpkin contains vitamins A, C and E, antioxidants, and beta carotene, which renders the rich vibrant orangish color while fighting free radicals, and the pumpkin’s natural enzymes help gently exfoliate skin and stimulate production of new cells; Bentonite clay, natural clay from Fort Benton, deep cleanses pores, while Illite clay, pinkish/red in color because of its rich mineral content, detoxifies skin due to its higher absorption capacity, and contains several minerals including: calcium which helps fortify nails and bones; potassium which gives flexibility and elasticity to skin tissue; magnesium which is necessary for the correct performance of enzymes that control skin metabolism and has anti-inflammatory properties; and silicon, which helps restructure skin tissue and contributes to collagen synthesis. Splendid Dirt contains no parabens, sulfates and no artificial fragrances.


    After cleansing the face, apply a thin layer of Splendid Dirt to the face and neck, staying away from the eye area and leaving the mask on for at least 15 minutes until it dries. Rinse off with cool water, using wash cloth if desired.  Apply a favorite moisturizer to seal skin.

I absolutely LOVE this stuff! I mean, if not for the scent of pumpkin alone, the consistency is great. I noticed an improvement in the size of my pores too. LOVE IT!!

Splendid Dirt mud mask retails for $20.00 in a 3-ounce glass jar, with 14-16 applications.

For more information about Splendid Dirt or other FarmHouse Fresh® products, please contact FarmHouse Fresh® at 888-773-9626 or visit online at The products can be purchased online at and at fine boutiques, resorts and spas across the country.