Wednesday, December 31, 2014

JUARA Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask #Review

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This is a sample I received in my December 2014 Birchbox. I've never received a mask in a Birchbox before so this was pretty darn exciting for me. This Tumeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask from Juara is made from a white form of tumeric so it won't stain anything, which is a huge plus for me as I have no coordination to prevent staining. Tumeric is a powerful anti-inflamitory and antioxidant - both of which are great qualities to have in a facial mask, for me anyway. This mask is fragrance, paraben, mineral oil, sulfate, and phthalate free. This is the list of ingredients taken from the Birchbox site:
Water/Eau, Glycerin, Kaolin Clay, Candlenut (Aleurites moluccana) Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Myristyl Myristate, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Tetrahyrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carrot (Daucus Carota sativa) Seed Oil, Vitamin E (Tocopheryl) Acetate, Hydroxyethylacrlyate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Phenypropanol, Polysorbate 60.
I ran the list through CosDNA and was not impressed. While two ingredients come up as a harmless one out of five on the acne scale, two other ingredients come up as 3 and 5 on the acne scale and both also come up as a 2 on the sensitive skin irritant scale. The fact that this is a mask meant to purify and soothe the skin, it doesn't look too incredibly promising.

The tub looked a bit bigger than it really was, this whole thing went on my face in one shot.

There is a nice tingling sensation that I personally enjoy. I love being able to feel my skincare products hard at work.

I feel like my face was a little bit brighter and softer after I removed the mask. I tingling turned into burning while I tried to wash it from my face and the skin turned red, but once I stopped rubbing and the mask was removed the redness and burning immediately stopped. It was such an odd experience. Overall, I'm pretty happy with this mask, but I wish there was enough for two uses so I could really tell if the mask was beneficial enough to spend $35 on (as found in the Birchbox shop). What do you all think?

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