Dead Sea Weekend – Guy De On Aromatic Mud Gel review
As you know my quest for skincare or bath & body products containing any kind of mud is a serious business. I’m now starting to think I was some kind of reptile in a former life, I can picture myself as a big crocodile wallowing in mud for hours. This would explain that in this life I’m now obsessed with having the smoothest skin ever, as crocs aren’t know for their silky hides. GUY DE ON is not a brand I’d heard of before so when I was offered to try something from their range I requested the chance to trial the Dead Sea Aromatic Mud Gel.
GUY DE ON says of its Aromatic Mud Gel on their website:
The exfoliating gel absorbs epidermal oil and prepares the skin for further treatments. Formulated with mineral-rich Dead Sea mud and salts and essential aromatic oils to provide a unique mildly rough texture that effectively refines the skin, stimulates the metabolism and invigorates the renewal of healthy young skin cells. Leaves a silky soft skin, rejuvenated and well prepared for maximal moisturize absorption.
Taking photos of the mud was a bit difficult, so the pictures don’t really do it justice as it just looks like a grey sludge. The first thing you notice is the scent, unlike the AHAVA scrub from yesterday’s post this smells like the sea! This contains Lavender and Rosemary Oil along with the Dead Sea mud and salt and thankfully the mud/salt scent are stronger than the Lavender as I’m not a big fan. As you can see from the picture above the gel is very watery, not a thick muddy scrub (I’ll find one someday) so I would class this as more of a body polish.
This melts on contact with water so probably better for the bath although it was still easy to use in the shower. Because of the cleansing properties of the mud and salt I would say this would perfect after a workout or any kind of exercise that makes you feel sweaty and grubby. I gave it the stinky armpit test and it held up to COPD scrutiny. I’ve got about half a bottle left and I’m going to save it for when (or if) it ever gets warmer. Jamie also enjoyed using this, it’s one of the few scrubs that doesn’t get tangled up in his chest hair.
The GUY DE ON website doesn’t state where they ship so I couldn’t tell you if this available to the UK market which I realise isn’t very helpful! This retails on the website for $20 which I assume is in US dollars but again I can’t be sure.
Has anyone else tried Guy De On products before?