Archive | October, 2012

Rose & Willowbark Mask – Melanie Jakuttek

16 Oct
JUARA Rose & Willowbark Blemish-Free Mask, exfoliate & fight blemishes.

JUARA Rose & Willowbark Blemish-Free Mask: Exfoliate & fight blemishes.

I think, most of you would agree with me – there is nothing more annoying than those pimples and blemishes that always occur at the most inconvenient times! Dates, job interviews, business meetings… preferred times for blemishes to appear out of nowhere! Even though I am already in my late twenties – and thinking I would be through with that by now – it still happens.
Lately, I have found a product that really helps, though! I started working for JUARA in March of this year and am completely amazed with the products, especially the Rose & Willowbark Blemish-Free Mask. Ever since I started using it, I have been able to keep blemishes and blackheads under control.

Let me now tell you, why this mask is so very effective. The main ingredients of the Rose & Willowbark Blemish-Free Mask are white willowbark, rose water, kaolin clay and red sandalwood.

White willow is a species of willow trees native to Europe and western and central Asia. The name derives from the white tone to the undersides of the leaves. The use of willowbark dates back thousands of years, to the time of Hippocrates (400 BC) when patients were advised to chew on the bark to reduce fever and inflammation. Nowadays it is quite often used in skin care for its content of natural salicylic acids. It is a natural exfoliant that helps to shed dead skin cells and clears pores, as well as stimulates new cell formation.

Another ingredient of the Rose & Willowbark Mask is rose water. Rose water has been used by Cleopatra to soothe and soften her skin. It stimulates the regeneration process and has a calming effect on acne and also maintains the pH balance of the skin.

Kaolin Clay is high in calcium, silica, zinc and magnesium, which are beneficial for oily, blemished skin. The clay’s mildly drying and disinfectant properties help heal existing blemishes and inflammations, while preventing new ones from forming. It helps stimulate circulation to the skin while gently exfoliating and cleansing it. It does not draw oils from the skin, so it can also be used on dry skin types without negative results.

I use it two to three times a week, leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse it off with luke warm water. If a spot does appear, I dab a little bit of the mask on the affected area and leave it on overnight. When I wake up in the morning, the appearance of the blemish has been decreased immensely.
Repeated use will help break-outs occur less frequently and help maintain a clearer and more even-toned complexion.

The mask is suitable for all skin types, especially breakout-prone and oily skin. $35, 3oz.

I would now love to hear your thoughts – do you have a secret weapon to fight and prevent blemishes?