I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love me some nice skincare products. Although I’m a serial makeup hoarder, I really do think that skincare is more important - if you’re not treating your skin the way it should be treated, then how do you expect your makeup to look the best it can over it? One of my favorite things to do a few times a week is to really pamper my skin and relax with a face mask. I’ve recently been trying out the TULA Exfoliating Treatment Mask*, and it’s been such a welcome addition to my routine.
If you’ve never heard of TULA before, they’re a brand sold on QVC that specializes in patented probiotic technology - using a combination of nature and science to make your skin the best it can be. The Exfoliating Treatment Mask is full of lovely ingredients, like lactic acid to chemically exfoliate and Bentonite Clay with beads containing Vitamin E, soybean oil, and volcanic sand as a physical exfoliant.
Exfoliating masks are definitely my favorite kinds of masks to use - they seem to have the most instant results, and their promises of brightening and glow-inducing ticks all the boxes for me.
Upon first application, this really reminded me of the Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask in that it’s a clay base with exploding beads. I love the Origins one, but I think I’ve just found its replacement. The TULA mask feels so much more nourishing on the skin, and I’m never left with a dry, tight-feeling face after washing it off. While some exfoliating masks really do the job of sloughing away that dead skin, they can leave my sometimes-sensitive skin a little red and flushed. The TULA mask never does that. Instead, it really soothes my skin and I notice less redness after I wash it off than when I first applied it.
It’s incredibly gentle, so if you usually steer clear of exfoliating or clay masks because of sensitive skin, maybe you should give this one a try. You only need to leave it on for 5 minutes to see results. I have a lot of masks I use depending on how my skin is feeling, and lately this has been pretty much the only one I’ve been reaching for. It really is everything I want in a mask - it purifies, exfoliates, nourishes, and soothes.
All of TULA’s products are also free of parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, phthalates, and propylene glycol, and they also do not test on animals. After falling head over heels in love with this mask, I’m definitely going to have to try more from the brand.
Have you tried this mask? What’s your favorite exfoliating mask?