Let me set the mood.
It's a Sunday evening, and you've lit some candles, run a bubble bath, and poured yourself a glass of wine. The only thing missing? A mud mask to give your skin a much-needed reset after a wild weekend and before a long workweek ahead. Why a mud mask? Well, the powerful ingredient is a must-have for drawing unwanted oils out of the skin, supplying a dose of radiance, and preventing future breakouts.
But with so many out there, where do you start? That's where we come in, sharing 10 of our favorites for any price range, any skin type, and any skin concern. See our selection for yourself.
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask ($15.99, Ulta)
SheaMoisture's African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask is for skin that needs a serious reset. Extracting excess oil from the skin, it leaves skin clear and smooth like never before. The proprietary blend of African black soap and raw shea butter helps to clarify, balance, and soothe blemish-prone skin.
Yes to Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Mud Mask ($15.99, Ulta)
The Yes to Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Mud Mask is all about the brightening. Formulated with grapefruit to help visibly brighten and even your skin tone's appearance, vitamin C is incorporated for that added dose of glow. You'll see exactly why this mask is for the unicorn in everyone.
Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask ($15.99, Ulta)
When it comes to mud masks, this drugstore favorite is a serious OG. According to Yes to, "This mask is formulated to assist in cleaning up and reducing the severity of acne by helping rid skin of impurities." Charcoal, salicylic acid, tomato, aloe, and chamomile penetrate the pores for clarified skin.
Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask ($60, Sephora)
According to PTR, this ultra-hydrating mask "infuses skin with moisture, vitamins, essential minerals, and potent antioxidant benefits." Packed with 9,000-year-old black moor mud that's harvested by hand from the Irish countryside and combined with hijiki seaweed and volcanic ash, this mask is worth every single penny.