I'm Sorry for My Skin Black Mud Mask is another hybrid clay-sheet mask that combines the detoxifying clay with classic easy to use sheet mask concept. To sum up, this stuff is amazing. I love me some Barulab but their price is steep in comparison to these when they are on sale. The major difference between two is that one is less heavy on the skin, hence, people with more sensitive skin are perfectly able to enjoy it.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Natural clay, volcanic ash, bentonite ensure adsorption of micro-harmful substance, removal of dead skin cells skin and excess sebum control
❇ Unique clay-based sheet mask that works to purify and detoxify skin
❇ Includes a variety of natural oils such as Orange oil, Lemon Peel oil, Bergamot Fruit oil and Lavender oil meant to reduce inflammation, rejuvenate skin cells, brighten up skin complexion and treat acne
❇ Perfect for oily congested skin

Directions from the manufacturer:

After cleansing and toning, open the pouch and remove one side of the film first. Place the mask evenly on your face the side where you removed the film should be the one in contact with your skin. Remove the other side of the film and leave the mask on for 30-40 minutes until the mask hardens completely. Remove sheet mask from bottom to top and rinse off with lukewarm water.

* You may feel a tightening sensation while the mask dries. This sensation is normal and expected

Ingredients:

Water, Kaolin, Butylene Glycol, Bentonite, Polysorbate 20, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Sea Silt, Betaine, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Volcanic Ash, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Trideceth-6, Glycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Epilobium Fleischeri Extract, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Saccharide Isomerate, Citronellol, Silica, Propanediol, Geraniol, Lecithin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Polyquaternium-51, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Root Extract, Abronia Villosa Leaf Extract, Agave Americana Stem Extract, Yucca Brevifolia Root Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Flower Extract, Fouqueria Splendens Stem Extract, Larrea Tridentata Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Asparagus Officinalis Stem Extract, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Benzoate, Gluconolactone, Calcium Gluconate, Sodium Citrate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

My experience:

I'm Sorry for My Skin Black Mud Mask by Ultru: is very good for those who is too lazy to mess with the classic clay masks when you need to apply the clay, wait for certain amount of time and then the most dreadful part - washing it off. I am used to clay masking since my skin is very oily and my pores get clogged quite often. The new innovative clay-sheet mask hybrids are my current favorites because how easy it is to remove the clay off my face.

The clay in sheet masks is more watery almost to an emulsion consistency so that it could adhere to the absorbent sheet mask. The mask that is used in this particular type of masks is very porous in order to permit clay to come in contact with the skin + better ventilation, hence faster drying time. This particular version comes with scented clay that smells like Elizabeth Arden Green tea perfume. It is very fresh and quite strong. Once it is wet, the clay is taupe grey, once it dries it becomes light grey and may crumble off the sheet mask.

The cut of the mask is something worth complaining about. If I compare these to my ultimate favorites from Barulab, Ultru:'s I'm Sorry for My Skin Black Mud Mask has way too much cutouts around the edges of the mask making the application more difficult than it could be. On the other hand the small extra slits around the corners of the eyes is a big bonus that Barulab lacks. As with all clay masks of such kind, they come in two pieces. Very handy as one big sheet would be much harder to apply.

"How it preforms?" you may ask. It does a good job at cleansing out the sebum from the pores. Because clay solution is so mild, it will fit people with more sensitive skin. Of course it is amazing for those with oily and combination skin types. On the skin it feels very cooling at first and then it starts to tighten up when clay hardens. The entire process takes about 20-25 minutes. After it is removed you will notice some clay residue here and there. I'd not advise to rinse your face, even though it is possible. I prefer to go the lazy route and swipe a cotton soaked with my Son & Park beauty water and Voila! Oh, one more thing. Hydrate your skin afterwards by using good moisturizing toner. Do 7-steps routine or use a good moisturizing sheet mask. In that way your skin will be blooming and sparkle like a car after waxing 🙂

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Pros:

+ Alcohol, paraben, sulfate and silicone free formulation
+ Contains kaolin, betonite, betaine, sea silt, lecithin, volcanic ash
+ Rich yet soft clay texture
+ Perfect fit and adherence of the sheet
+ Cooling on the skin
+ Lovely green tea scent
+ Extremely purifying
+ Visible pore cleansing, pore tightening and skin firming results on my skin
+ Great for all skin types

Cons:

– Contains fragrance
– Pice in EU an outside EU differs nearly 2x
– Requires using a hydrating treatment of mask afterwards
– Wish it would come in set with accompanying ultra-hydrating sheet mask
– Too many cutouts in the sheet causing more time-consuming application

Where to buy:

❇ NL and BE: littlewonderland
❇ Internationally: Available at amazon, sokoglam, stylekorean and other online retailers
❇ Price varies between 3 and 5€ per sheet mask. I get mine straight from Stylekorena when they are on sale for even less

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati ?