Figuratively speaking, I love getting my hands dirty. In actuality, not so much. So when I found my work cube surrounded by beautiful muck, I decided to shovel the mess into my shower and see what panned out. Several dirt-streaked washcloths later, three products had stuck. 1. Osea Ocean Cleansing Mudd A heavy glass bottle pumps out sludge made from seaweed extracts and organic oils (tea tree, lavender, sage). It cleared off makeup when I swabbed it on with my fingers, but pairing it with a Clarisonic helped to deep-clean. Plus, the combination of dark brown silt and sinus-clearing peppermint reminded me of dunking my face in a Patagonian glacial pond (where the main ingredients are harvested). Available at oseamalibu.com, $42. 2. GlamGlow BrightMud Eye Treatment In a turn from all natural to beaker born, this high-tech mask was an eye opener. Each pod contains two helpings of muddled, green-flecked goo infused with tongue-twisting components (dihydroxymethylchromone, cyclic peptide, troxerutin). While most work their age-defying magic subtly, the first sensation I had was the sting of nitroffeine, which rhymes with caffeine for a reason. I powered through the burn (it lasts all of fifteen seconds), wiped off after three minutes, and enjoyed my depuffed, energized peepers. Available at sephora.com, $69. 3. Ahava Dead Sea Mud Body Exfoliator This blue dream cream treads the line between foaming wash and serious body buffer. Tiny lava stones polished my arms and legs, while minerals from ethically sourced black mud softened my skin to buttery levels. But what sold me was the scent: It practically whispers “Let’s go for a dip in an infinity pool in Bali” — pretty much the opposite of what I imagine the Dead Sea smells like. Available at ahavaus.com, $26.