As the dark winds dry the skin and the winter frost chaps the lips, what better way to relax and rejuvenate than to treat yourself to a luxurious facial mask? The winter season is already taking its toll on my skin and wellbeing, so I decided to treat myself to a pot of rose cleansing mud by the Irish beauty brand - Pixy.

When I first opened the tin, I was confused at the colour of this dark earthy stuff, but that’s because it is so heavily crammed with the best beauty clays on earth.

Rhassoul Clay comes from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. This Spa quality clay is one of the most perfect clays in the world. Ideal for all skin types, it is pumped with minerals such as silica, magnesium, potassium and calcium. It strongly absorbs all the bad stuff, and cleanses, targeting those deep down impurities, leaving your skin revitalised and conditioned, naturally improving the texture of the skin.

The other potent ingredient is Red Clay also from Morocco, with natural exfoliants, which gently removes dry and dead skin cells. For good measure, Rose Cleansing Mud also consists of Witch hazel that contains amazing antiseptic properties, not forgetting Kelp, Buttermilk and Vanilla powders that eliminate and help flush those nasty toxins. Rose petals and rose water give it a lovely romantic scent.

This mask smells earthy and rich with a musky scent that is just gorgeous. I wet my face and hands, using about a teaspoonful of cleansing mud and made a paste, gently massaging it onto my skin. It was sticky and spread quickly as I rubbed it on.

More than just a cleanser, this is a beauty ritual in a tub, which will transform the condition of your skin. I washed it off after five minutes and my skin felt velvet soft and deeply cleansed. It is gentle enough to use on all skin types. 9/10

PIXY Rose Cleansing Mud 60g - €9.50

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