Review: Brightening Treatment Masks by Karuna (Asian cloth mask)

29 Jun 2012

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Sunday is usually the day when I use a face mask. It’s a nice treatment that I really enjoy. It’s relaxing and I like how it instantly makes my skin more radiant. Bright, glowing skin appears to be a signature of summer and I’m happy to participate! By applying a mask you can have that in as little as 15 minutes. Instant gratification! 😉

Karuna mask cloth brightening treatment

This passed Sunday I used a mask that is made for that sole purpose, to brighten the face: Karuna’s Brightening Treatment Mask. It’s actually not a traditional mask, it’s an all-natural cloth mask, made from bio-degradable wood pulp. Unlike regular sheets or cloths it retains 50% more moisture than synthetic and this helps pores to fully absorb the ingredients which are plant extracts, peptides and anti-oxidants. The result is said to be a fresher-looking, smoother-feeling complexion.

I received one to try and below are my thoughts. 🙂

What is it?
Karuna’s Brightening Mask is a revolutionary mask uses Grapefruit Seed Extract to deflect environmental toxins from the skin, with rare Asian plant extracts that help create a more even skin tone. Karuna masks also contain a custom blended Beauty Boost. Plant extracts, peptides, and anti-oxidants bring care and compassion to all skin types with a feeling of hydration, nourishment and renewal. Plus, Karuna masks are made of all-natural fiber and are a truly green alternative to the synthetic competition.

What are my thoughts?
Like I said, this is a cloth mask. I’ve tried sheet masks before (when I was in Asia earlier this year), so I am somewhat familiar with them. What I do is I wash my face thoroughly. Then I unfold the cloth and place it on my face. There are openings for my eyes and mouth, so I make sure I place it correctly.

Karuna mask cloth brightening treatment

I purposely didn’t post a pic with the mask on, because honestly… I didn’t want to scare you!

The next step is to remove the backing and to relax for a bit. When I’m done (after 20 minutes or so), I peel the mask from my face and toss it. There’s no need to rinse your face.

ï‚· Instant gratification: with this mask I always end up with a fresh, soft and healthy looking face right afterwards. Love!
ï‚· Convenient: I apply it to my skin, lay back for 20 minutes and then throw it away after. Easy breezy.
ï‚· Quick: you do not have to rinse your face after using. No mess either!
ï‚· Great benefits: the grapefruit seed extract protects and the Asian plant extracts help to revive the skin
ï‚· Paraben-free and made with plant extracts that work on all skin types.

ï‚· If you want to see any lasting effects on your skin, you have to use this regularly, at least once a week (this doesn’t just apply to this particular cloth mask though, applies to all masks!)
ï‚· Cloth masks in general are a little pricier than regular cream masks.

Where to buy?
The Karuna Brightening Mask is sold as a one-month’s supply of 4 individually wrapped masks for $28 and are available at Karuna Skin.

Have you tried cloth masks before? What do you think?


Kizzy, blogger behind Kizzy Online, originally created this blog to use as her personal life journal. When she moved from the Netherlands to the United States in 2010, she started focusing more on beauty, fashion and lifestyle. She also writes about her life as a wife and a mom of 2 in San Diego, California.

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