About the brand: Recently I have become obsessed with skin care products. I have a few 100% Pure products but in the blogging world I haven't heard that much about the brand. 100% Pure claims to be a brand that has "no synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances, artificial colors, harsh detergents or any other unhealthy toxins." and they don't test any of their products or ingredients on animals. Vegans should also feel comfortable using these products. I was imediately intriqued by this line. Could a natural beauty line compare to synthetic products? I was determined to put these products to the test.
The pineapple enzyme mask is said "to smooth away dullness and make complexion more healthy, glowing and vibrant" and is filled with anti-aging ingredients. The claims of anti-aging are hard to prove or disprove but this product made my skin feel soft to the touch. Not as soft as the Dermilogica Daily Micorfoliant but I was still impressed. Now, the product comes in a powder format and before you apply it, you must mix it with either water or yoghurt. I perfer yoghurt because it is easier to apply and mix with the powder. When mixed with water it can become watery and the application is a bit uneven. Plus side, it dries much faster than the yoghurt mixture.
The downside of this product? The powder formula makes it inconvienent to use. It takes time to mix it with the water/yoghurt but that also means more product in a smaller container. Next downside? It doesn't peel unlike what the name of the product implies. The mixture dries into a semi-clear/unattractive yellow color, depending on thickness of application. Not the most estheically pleasing appearance but a bit more subtle than the stereotypical green mud mask. Since the product doesn't peel very well, you have to rinse the product from your face with warm water. But it does constrict as it dries giving you a tight, mask feeling. I love that.
I have used the mask four times and, as you can see from the picture above, I've hardly put a dent in the product. You don't need a lot of powder--less than a teaspoon. I recommend adding the powder in a small bowl, then add the water/yoghurt. Each time I forget to do that and I end up making too much mask and then feeling wasteful.
In conclusion? I really like this mask. The smell wasn't fantastic but neither was it horrid. It's nice to pamper myself every now and then. The price is very reasonable. The pineapple enzyme mask is available for $17.00 on the 100% Pure website.