My definition of masks has been changed in the last two months. I now have to admit that most of us think of masks as this:
But my definition of masking are ones like these from nügg Beauty. After all I want my inside face to be its best and save my outside mask for my few times away from home.
nügg Beauty carries a large variety of masks including gel masks in different variations and mud masks. I’ve yet to try the cute little packages they sell but I have been using the two shown in the above picture.
The most unusual are the two pouches that they carry ($9.99). These two are terrific because you’ll get up to 30 uses from them. As you can see by the screw on top, they are reusable. Use what you need and then screw the top back on for many more uses. Morning Glow is a watermelon sleeping mask and Aqua Boost is a hydrating gel & sleep mask.
I’ve been using Morning Glow once a week as a sleeping mask although you can easily use it as a daytime mask to pump up your skin. I like everything that nügg Beauty has used in this mask as well as how well it treats my skin. The ingredients really work to bring me a soft hydrated finish to my skin in the morning. Once it dries down on my skin I can use another moisturizer over it but I prefer to let this just do its job.
This isn’t fragrance free but it might as well be since I don’t notice the light watermelon aroma until about 15 minutes after application and within minutes I don’t notice it at all. This is a lightweight gel that is free of parabens, mineral oil, sulfates, synthetic colors and fragrances plus it’s certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.
nügg Beauty Aqua Boost is similar in texture and use as Morning Glow but it’s more hydrating. It’s noted to be used as a face mask to leave on clean, dry skin for up to 15 minutes. It too can be used as an overnight sleep mask. This is a super gentle gel that you can use several times a week. It’s meant to get rid of dryness, not create it. Ingredients again are excellent and beneficial.
Now onto their two mud masks: Miracle Mud and Bright Mood ($3.99 each).
nügg Beauty Miracle Mud Super Detox Treatment Mask will remind you of the mud masks you’ve tried before. This is great for clearing pores and attacking excess oil. Leave it on for 10 minutes before washing off. With ingredients like Limonene, Citrus Limon Peel Oil, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Juniper Fruit Oil and Sage Oil the smell is great and different than the muddy one you’ve sensed before.
nügg Beauty Bright Mud Tightening Whipped Clay Mask
For a completely different type of mud mask you need to try nügg Beauty Bright Mud Tightening Whipped Clay Mask. This is a pleasure to use and so unique. It’s a pink clay mask that starts with a whipped, souffle texture. It’s especially great for mature skin. A wonderful mask if you want your pores to look tighter.
Pink Clay: The mildest of all skin clays, French pink clay gently exfoliates, helps minimize blackheads and skin congestion, leaving skin silky soft and smooth.
Pomegranate: A rich source of vitamin C, effective in treating dull and dry skin. It helps prevent hyperpigmentation and sunspots.
Maca root: Rich in vitamins C, D and E, helps fight free radicals and promotes collagen production.
Salicylic acid: penetrates into pores of the skin to dissolve dead skin cells and flaky skin, while unclogging pores for tighter, more refined skin
Total winner especially if you are a lover of facial masks since it’s completely different than the norm.
Putting together a package for Mother’s Day is a wonderful way to spoil someone you want to gift. You can build your own from these products or pick up this adorable 4 mask set: Mask Mama ($14.95).
1x AQUA BOOST: Get deep hydration and dewy soft skin in just 10 minutes with an infusion of camellia seed oil, rosehip oil and aloe. It is also great to put on hands, feet and tummys!
1x YOUTH BOOST: Turn back the clock with antioxidant powerhouse white tea and vitamin B3 to restores skin to its youthful, smooth plumpness.
1x TOTAL REFRESH: An instant wake me up for dull, tried skin. Energizing peppermint refreshes your skin and senses in minutes.
1x SUPER BRIGHT: Buff away dead skin cells and unclog pores with Super Bright’s blend of jojoba, lactic acid, and salicylic acid, revealing smooth soft, glowy skin.
I’m so glad I was sent some of the nügg Beauty products (including the Lip Treatments I reviewed the other day) since it’s opened a new world of masking to me. Even if I’m forced to go out with my cute Beauty Info Zone cotton mask I know that in my home I’m feeling radiant. — Marcia
nügg Beauty masks can be found on their website as well as stores like Target, Whole Foods, and Meijer.