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Get Clear, Soft Skin with WEI Beauty’s Purify-Chi Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask!

I’ve been wanting to try this seriously beautiful face mask kit from WEI Beauty ever since I saw the review for it on AModelRecommends. Naturally, I was thrilled when WEI Beauty agreed to send me one of these for review!

If you’re unfamiliar, WEI Beauty offers a variety of herbal beauty products that encompass the ideals of traditional Chinese medicine in order to bring balance, beauty and grace to your skin.

The packaging of this is amazing; it really brings a whole other level to beauty when you feel like it’s not just a product, it’s an experience. With this one, that really holds true.

The kit itself comes with 8 little pots filled with the face mask formula and a surprisingly soft facial brush used to apply the mask. As someone who loves calligraphy and art and painting, this was quite a treat! It really makes putting on a face mask feel really elegant and refined as opposed to my usual slap on face mask, rinse, moisturize, etc. which isn’t that graceful.

Not only is applying this mask lovely, but there is quite a bit of product in one pot. I originally thought it would be a small amount, but I really layered the mask on when I used it the first time and I was still able to use that same pot 2 more times before having to open another one.

Another reason I really love this brand of beauty products is that they have several lines within their collection which have different purposes based on ancient Chinese beliefs: Purify-Chi, Energize-Yang, Replenish-Yin, and Correct-Zen. Each of these are aimed at a specific skin concern and all the products in that line follow the same concern accordingly.

I love when beauty products include a mind and body connection because we are more than just our appearances. For every outward issue, there is an internal concern and I truly believe that we need to cover all bases to be in great health and balance within and without.

This face mask is meant for normal, normal – oily , and normal – dry skin types. It’s very “purifying” as they say so you definitely need to use a moisturizer directly after this, but it’s a great skin cleanser and an awesome skin detox mask for me when I’ve broken out or want to get an extra deep cleanse in for my pores after exfoliating.

The Purify-Chi Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask retails at $42 USD.

It looks like WEI Beauty only ships to USA at this time, but if you’re in UK, check them out at SpaceNK. Aussie beauties can check them out at MECCA.

Everyone else, please contact me in the comments if you need help finding them and I’ll do what I can to help!

Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way other than the samples that were sent to me from WEI Beauty for review purposes. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own.

Astara Skincare Activated Sea Mineral Mask Review

Recently, I was very fortunate to receive 3 samples from Astara Skincare to try and review for you guys: the Radiance Renewal Moisturizer (see review here), this lovely face mask (as seen above), and the Aromatic Seaweed Body Wash (see review here).

I hope you enjoy!

Product Claims : 

Rich in oligoelements and oxygenating, remineralizing exfoliating, and nourishing botanicals from the sea and land, this activated mask restores clarity, and vibrancy to dull and tired skin.

My Experiences:

This mask is really thick! A little bit goes a long way so although it does cost $30, I think it’s a good value because you don’t need very much of it. I don’t like the scent of this very much, but I really like the scrub + mask idea because I love multi-use products. I did like how clean my pores looked after using this mask, but I am not a big fan of menthol as it tends to dry my skin out and I don’t like the cooling effect. That’s just a personal preference; I know others who may love it. I made my mom try this, for instance, and she totally loved it and didn’t know what I was on about when I said I didn’t like the cooling effects. That being said, there are a LOT of beneficial ingredients in this mask from oatmeal for calming the skin to sage for breakouts and irritation and coupled with vitamin A, squalane and others to help encourage cell turnover and collagen production. It would be very beneficial for firming, anti-aging treatment or prevention, and as a nice spa treat. Wearing it certainly feels very luxurious. My only peeve about this is the use of D&C Green #5, FD&C Yellow #5 which I feel is just unnecessarily, but again, a personal preference. Other than that, this mask has a lot to offer in terms of beneficial ingredients, therapeutic benefits, and pore cleansing abilities.

Who It’s For: 

Although it’s recommended for all skin types, I would recommend this more to those who are 30+ just because I think they will benefit more from this than someone younger. That is not to say that if you are younger, you can’t use this. You totally could and would likely benefit from it, but I just think this is more geared toward more mature ladies. Although I think it may be beneficial for those with acne, the menthol in this may be drying to some. It may work well for those who struggle with redness and/or rosacea.

Noted Ingredients: 

  • Oatmeal – Calms redness, inflammation and breakouts.
  • Sage Extract – Beneficial for breakouts, calms inflammation and redness, and provides a tingling cooling effect.
  • Citrus Bioflavinoids – Brightens dull complexion and helps assist with cell turnover and repair scarring.
  • Squalane – Similar to natural skin oils and is readily accepted by body, hence making it an effective skin moisturizer

Formulated WithOUT:

  • Parabens
  • Harmful Preservatives

Product Pros:

  • Nice Tingling Effect
  • Detoxes the skin nicely while also exfoliating gently with jojoba beads (Scrub + Mask in 1)
  • Calms Inflammation and Redness
  • Cleans pores out
  • Encourages Cell Regeneration and Turnover

Product Cons: 

  • Black Licorice type scent may be a turn off to some
  • Formula includes Menthol Crystals, D&C Green #5, FD&C Yellow #5 which may be unfavorable to some
Price: $30-$44

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I like this mask. It’s definitely not a favorite for me, but I can see how a lot of people would love this. I know so many people who love masks that are cooling (note : my mom is one of them!), but I am just not that into it. That being said, I love the pore cleansing powers this mask has and I may use it just for that alone. It would likely combat breakouts really well and the ingredients are promising to prevent premature wrinkles or treat any lines or sagging issues with aging skin. I also think it would calm redness a bit as well. I love that the mask includes beads so it’s a mask + scrub in one. I just like this sort of thing as I feel it adds value for the money spent. All in all, a pretty decent face mask for all types, but with emphasis on more mature skin.

Where to Find:

You can find Radiance Renewal Intense Moisturizer on the Astara Skincare website – here.

OVERALL RATING: 7.5/10

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That’s All for Now!

Stay Beautiful

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Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way other than the free sample that was sent to me from Astara Skincare to review. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own.