Rolling in the Mud

Clay and mud products are taking over the beauty world, proving that sometimes you need to get dirty in order to get clean. Here are our travel-friendly favorites this season.


The latest offering from Hollywood-based GlamGlow’s unique line of ‘mud-to-foam’ facial cleansers is Youthcleanse, a daily exfoliating cleanser with anti-aging properties that helps reduce fine lines and smooth skin. The creamy cleanser transforms the mud formula of GlamGlow’s popular masks into a gentle but effective foam that efficiently dissolves makeup and impurities and removes dead skin cells.

A host of active ingredients work in tandem to reveal a radiant complexion, including French sea clay to boost cellular renewal; microalgae scrub and phytic acid extreme to exfoliate and rejuvenate; potent antioxidants like Brazilian açai, guarana, and acerola; and vitamin C, flaxseed, and quinoa. Presented in a very Hollywood-esque bottle of black and silver, the cleanser will get your skin paparazzi-ready

Bliss Multi ‘Face’-eted’

With just two five-minute applications a week needed to reap its benefits, the Bliss Multi-‘Face’-eted fits perfectly into an unfussy skincare routine for time-poor road warriors. The anti-aging, all-in-one clay mask works quickly to correct the six visible signs of aging by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, evening skin tone, and smoothing texture. The easy-to-apply grey clay glides effortlessly over the face, while active ingredients like kaolin (china clay), glycolic acid, kojic acid, quartz, carbon, and jojoba oil leave skin noticeably softer and brighter.

Clay and mud products are taking over the beauty world, proving that sometimes you need to get dirty in order to get clean. Here are our travel-friendly favorites this season.

The hardworking mask comes in a simple clear jar sealed with a silver screw-top, and at just 70ml, you can throw it in your carry-on, mask up on the plane, and make an impact on arrival.

Intensive Purifying Mud Mask

Part of the new Tom Ford for Men Skincare and Grooming collection, the Intensive Purifying Mud Mask is ideal for refreshing tired skin on the road. The innovative dark grey clay mask turns light grey when finished, letting users know its job of drawing out oil, dirt, and toxins is done. The thick yet smooth mask counters the dull skin and irritation that comes with today’s busy lifestyle and works to purify the skin and reduce tension lines.

The result is hydrated and thoroughly rejuvenated skin. By Ford’s own admission the mask won’t wipe years off your face, but it will make your skin look much, much better. The revitalising mask comes packaged in a sleek, sophisticated black tube with a screw-cap top, and at 100ml, it’ll breeze through airport security in your carry-on.

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Nick Walton

Nick Walton

Nick Walton is a leading travel and lifestyle journalist, magazine editor, publisher, photographer, travel commentator, and media trainer, based in Hong Kong. He is also managing editor of Artemis Communications, the titles of which include Ultimate Encounters, Alpha Men Asia, and The Art of Business Travel.


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