Beauty product of the week: Jurlique purity specialist treatment mask
This is my secret to glowing skin in winter.
Why we love this product
There are just so many reasons why I love this product. For one, it smells amazing. It's just like a posh spa. And it's a double-duty product, acting as a relaxing mask and an exfoliant all in one.
After cleansing your skin, you apply a layer of this kaolin (a type of clay) mask to your skin and let it sit for 10 minutes or so. Then, instead of wiping it off like a regular mask, you add a tiny bit of water to reactivate it and then use it as you would a normal exfoliating scrub. After you wash it off, your skin is brighter and more radiant than ever. Or at least it is for me.
Clay masks cleanse deeply by drawing impurities out of the skin and I feel this Jurlique mask does that particularly well. Particularly, since it has the benefit of not being overly drying. Many of the trendy clay masks of the minute can leave your skin lifeless because they suck all the natural oils out. Not this mask, it cleanses and nourishes without drying out your complexion.
The granules in this product offer a fairly intense exfoliation. So I don't know if it's ideal for very sensitive skin types, but was perfect for my oily and congested skin. I particularly love that the exfoliating beads in this mask are made from apricot seed - ideal for those of us who love grainy scrubs but are trying to avoid microbeads.
The one tiny downside is that according to Jurlique, you're supposed to prepare your skin with the Purity Specialist Compress Concentrate. And it's pretty pricey. But I still think you can get great results without the prep step. Even if I did go out and buy it eventually - I just really love this mask!
At $85, I'll admit this was a bit of a splurge. But I am a person that loves to invest in skin care. I don't bother with foundation for two or three days after using this product so it saves me time and money on expensive makeup. That's how I justify it.
Where you can buy it
You can buy this mask through the Jurlique store or you can pick it up at .