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Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask


Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask

What it is:An antioxidant-rich, weekly treatment that restores, revitalizes, and balances the skin.What it is formulated to do:Murad Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask provides instant, intensive smoothing and hydrating benefits. Each single-dose treatment dissolves dull and dry skin creating a complexion that is fresh, clear, smooth, and bright.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- TriclosanWhat else you need to know:This multibenefit solution is ideal for combination skin types. Each package comes with six treatment masks.
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Questions & Answers for Murad Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask

Question
Exfoliating?
I've read like 3 or 4 pages of comments on this mask and I can see where the majority rules ^^ But, how is this mask exfoliating when it doesn't contain any microbeads and people have been describing this mask as a "thick gel-like consistancy" ??
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
michelleyo
(Surrey, BC)
on Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
microbeads are a form of mechanical exfoliation; this mask exfoliates chemically using alpha hydroxy acids (lactic acid + maybe fruit acids?). But I didn't find this mask all that exfoliating. I had some flakiness that i was trying to get rid of and after the mask, i didn't see a whole lot of improvement. This is not to say that chemical exfoliation is less effective than mechanical exfoliation in general, but rather that this specific product was not as effective as i would have liked..
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
curiousbuyer516
(athens, ga)
answer 2
Exfoliation can also come from fruit or chemical acids, not just from micro beads. This mask uses the latter.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
suzyqtoo
(Woburn, MA)
answer 3
This product exfoliates with AHAs.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
heidi7
answer 4
Exfoliation doesn't need to happen with friction...it can happen with certain chemical compounds (like fruit acids, etc) that slough off dead skin due to their acidity. Personally, I prefer chemical exfoliation over friction. It seems to prevent breakouts better and seems a bit kinder on the skin...especially if you're concerned about wrinkles (who isn't?). ;-)
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
pheisty
(Wisconsin)
answer 5
I don't know how it does it with no micro beads but it does. But it isnt the only one. I have tried other peel off masks that have no "beads" and they exfoliate as well.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
beatlesbaby
answer 6
I liked the consistency - it is a gel, but it isn't sticky or thick like mud style masks. I don't know how it works but it does, you can feel it tingling when you get around the 10 minute mark - and your pores are smaller and skin brighter when you wash it off.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
catwall
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 7
It's the fruit substances that act like an exfoliant. Very natural and effective.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
georgiasmom
(Washington DC)
answer 8
The fruit enzymes penetrate and dissolve dead skin cells on the surface. I've used this mask and you can feel the difference afterwards with much smoother skin. It doesn't need irritating beads to exfoliate; exfoliation can also be done with enzymes. I'm an esthetician and I prefer enzyme exfoliants, they are much more gentle on the skin.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
poudre
(Tampa, FL)
answer 9
I think it contains AHA.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
george1106
(Houston)
answer 10
This is better than microbeads if you ask me. It uses glycolic acid and natural fruit enzymes to dissolve the dead skin cells. You'll love it!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
dreamcast99
(Santa Ana, CA)
answer 11
A product does not have to contain exfoliating beads, sand, sugar, etc. to be exfoliating. This mask has alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), which actually dissolves dry skin, instead of you having to scrub it off. Basically, this saves you some work. :)
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
candilo
(Bend, OR)
answer 12
I don't know it works but it does! I'm assuming it works like when you go to get a peel. They slather on the peel and fresh skin emerges :) Try it, you can't lose!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
socalsteph55
(San Diego, CA)
Question
Is this item suitable for splitting among gift receivers?
Want to make gift baskets with samples of various high-end beauty products. Is this suitable to just give each recipient one or two packettes, or is it important for the recipient to have the whole box, as in needing an instruction packet or something?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
nionealmie
(Southcentral, VA)
on Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask
11 answers
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answer 1
I got sample which had instructions on the back. Also planned to split in gift baskets. Each packet has enough for about 3 applications. I think its a great idea!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
nolonglashes
(AK)
answer 2
I think it would be acceptable to give out as one or two packets. it works quick leaving your skin smoothed over after 15 min. Also there is a lot of product in each packet and one packet has given me at 4 to 6 uses thinly covering my whole face or just my nose and chin alternatively.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
beckett21
(south hadley, ma)
answer 3
The packets are pretty big so I would say mixed with other products, that would be fine.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
kberry
(West Bridgewater,Ma)
answer 4
I can get 2 weeks of treatment out of each pack, so I would say yes! you see a difference (or at least you feel one) after just one treatment. I would love a sample in a basket.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
catwall
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 5
Totally ok to give out one sample. Instructions are on the packet.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
georgiasmom
(Washington DC)
answer 6
I would recommend giving them the entire box with the instructions. Once they try it, they're going to love it and want to use it again. Giving one or two packets comes across as cheap.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
poudre
(Tampa, FL)
answer 7
I think one or two packets would be more than sufficient. If they use them sparingly they can get two or three uses from one pack.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
brookey123
(Maryland)
answer 8
Yes, you can split this product up for gift baskets because the mask itself comes in individual packets. There is more than enough product in each packet for at least 2 uses as well.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
megan19
(Orange County, Ca)
answer 9
I first used this product by a single sample packet, and it was easy to understand and use. You could just give one and it would make sense.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
samgray
(West Virginia)
answer 10
I think two packets is best. Besides being a very full packet of product, it allows the user to try another week to see the difference in her face wasn't a mistake!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
piper2
(Indianapolis)
answer 11
1 packet is a great way to try it out. There were instructions on the one packet I received.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
shellokitty
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Moisturizer Afterwards?
After removing the mask, my skin seems sortof dry. I'd rather not purchase a Murad moisturizer- does anyone else feel the need to moisturize after using this product? I feel like using Clinique's Dramatically Different lotion.

Also- should I wait a while after using the mask to moisturize or do you think it would be alright to moisturize immediately after using the mask?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
mariezee
(OH)
on Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use Josie Maran's Argan Oil after using this mask and the two products really complement each other quite nicely. :-)
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
pheisty
(Wisconsin)
answer 2
I didn't feel dry after. If you did then it is probably to harsh for your skin type. But I waited about 10 minutes & then added some basic olay night cream & my face felt & looked awesome.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
beatlesbaby
answer 3
I do moisturize after use. I use the Murad pomogranate lotion and it is perfect.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
kberry
(West Bridgewater,Ma)
answer 4
My skin actually felt more moist afterwards - and for a day after too. I moisturize every day anyway - maybe leave it on a little longer ( i think i left it on for 15 minutes last time)
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
catwall
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 5
You should not use a moisturizer after using this. But it's not good to use it more than twice a week. If your skin is dry I'd use a mosturizer on days you don't use this.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
georgiasmom
(Washington DC)
answer 6
I do the exact same.. I moistrize RIGHT after I use this product with Clinique's dramatic lotion. leaving my skin really soft...
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mizliz168
(NJ)
answer 7
I still moisturize right after I remove the mask as I would with my normal cleansing routine. I don't believe the mask is meant to hydrate your skin but to help remove dead skin cells better and faster. I do not use Murad moisturizers, but I definitely moisturize after as I do not feel like my skin could handle the night without some lotion! But I do love this mask!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
KaraBear
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 8
I normally feel my skin a bit tight and tingly, but I must use moisturizer after so I use the First Aid Beauty lotion (just because my face is so sensitive). I normally pat my face dry and wait a few minutes to make sure my face is completely dry. Then I apply my lotion. I have seen the best results when I use this mask at night a few hours before bed.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
babybluez
(San Diego, Ca)
answer 9
I'd suggest you try it. I use Clinique "Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer with SPF 20" twice daily, including the day I use the Murad mask without any untoward affects. "Dramatically Different" is probably even milder.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
deb403
(Western New York)
answer 10
I think you should definitely moisturize! Now that you have fresh exfoliated skin, you should protect it. I prefer Shiseido's The Skincare Moisturizer.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
socalsteph55
(San Diego, CA)
answer 11
i agree, my face feels dry after using. I do immediately follow with a Murad moisturizer and it seems to work fine.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
boatgirl
(Mt. Juliet, TN)
Question
Does this product work for blemishes and acne?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
SephoraGirl106
(CA)
on Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask
10 answers
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answer 1
I found it helpful for some clogged poors causing little bumps on my cheeks. I would be careful using it on broken skin, because I think it would burn a bit. because it removes dead skin and impurities, it did help to clear my skin a bit!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
smelc
(Williamsburg, VA)
answer 2
Yes! I've found that it works wonder for my breakouts especially any redness. I always follow with the other Murad products. I am a HUGE advocate of this product and I felt I could notice the improvements to my skin the next morning. My skin feels healthier and brighter every time I use the mask.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
btyaddcict
(Miami, FL)
answer 3
exfoliation in general is beneficial for acne, but this product is not specifically designed to help acne. IMO, this product didn't exfoliate very well anyway... i'd go for something specifically targeted acne-prone skin
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
curiousbuyer516
(athens, ga)
answer 4
I don't know that it helps blemishes, but it helps the dryness, irritation that my acne products leave behind.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
difu
(PDX)
answer 5
Not really.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
georgiasmom
(Washington DC)
answer 6
Yes! I use this mask for that exact purpose. Works great!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
gracielou
(Scotia, NY)
answer 7
i felt that it did help my blemishes a little bit but not very drastically
answered 4 years ago
chaseme
(Torrance, CA)
answer 8
I have acne-prone skin. I won't lie. This won't do anything to lessen the acne, but it won't worsen it either.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
cherrybombtastic
(LA, CA)
answer 9
Cleans and minimizes pores. Has not made me break out and I have combo/sensitive skin.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
heatherg1
(Spokane, WA)
answer 10
No, I didn't find it helpful in clearing up any of my zits.Try something in the Murad acne line.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
underwhelmed11
Question
i have very sensitive skin and i tried one last night, and my skin was VERY stinging.. is this naturally stinging? isnt this for sensitive skin?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Stinging or Tingleling is normal. Was your skin red or hot when you took it off? Also was the stinging really bad like unbareable? I say trust your gut. You know your skin.
answered 3 years ago
sarahlk
(Lusby, MD)
answer 2
It is normal/expected for AHAs to sting a little when first applied, but this stinging should not last more than 30-60 sec.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
curiousbuyer516
answer 3
This is from the Pomegranate Energizing line, not Murad's sensitive skin line. However, many people feel a tingle because it is exfoliating using gentle acids. The sensation may be completely normal, but if your skin is red and hot for a long while after the mask has come off, that could be a sign of sensitivity.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
nyaxa
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 4
This will sting, however try using it sparingly, and be sure to moisturize after. If you are so sensitive, do salon masks and peels do the same and you are ok...then I would think you would be good with this product too.
answered 4 years ago
jlo69
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 5
The stinging is temporary after the first 2 uses. It was stinging for me in the beginning but after the 2nd time there's a tingling sensation that lingers after you wash it off. VERY refreshing!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
mizliz168
(NJ)
answer 6
no i think it says may sting somewhere if u have senstive skin i do and it stings but not that bad i think it stings us and other people with senstive skin only me friend did it with me one time and it didnt sting her and she doenst have sensitve skin at all!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
dancrluvsmakeup
(Illinois)
answer 7
It definitely felt a little tingly while it was on but I hung in there for the 15 minutes and once I rinsed my skin looked really great.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
PsychG4
(Doylestown, PA)
answer 8
It does sting, but I think it is because it exfoliates. I have sensitive skin abd it looked incredible after I rinsed it off.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
antiwrinklegal
(Saint Louis, MO)
Question
Can I use this with AHA gel?
I'm using paula's choice AHA 8% gel for my skincare routine.
And this mask contains AHA also. I'm afraid it might be too harsh for my skin cause I have extremely dry and sensitive skin.
The instruction of my AHA gel says that I should not be using any other
exfoliator (such as scrubs) and otherwise, it will be too harsh.
What should I do? should I skip using my AHA gel everytime I use the mask?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
devilwearsprada
(Fort Lee, NJ)
on Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I def wouldn't. If you use this I would not use your AHA cleanser for a day or two and switch over to a mild cleanser. See how your skin reacts before going back. I use Peter Thomas Roth cleanser with AHA and have to do the same thing.
answered 3 years ago
sarahlk
(Lusby, MD)
answer 2
Hi - I would not recommend if your skin is very dry & sensitive. On my skin, the mask was as tingling and tight as a facial peel. Perhaps too much for your skin type. I liked it the results are more frequent than me getting the peel done.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
isablems
(Bayonne, NJ)
answer 3
I would recommend not using the AHA gel at least the same day you use the pomegranate mask - you may even find you don't need to use it for several days after (especially if your skin is sensitive or dry)!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
bcrady
(Alpharetta, GA)
answer 4
Yes, skip the gel, because this is an AHA mask! It would be combining multiple exfoliating treatments. Masks are usually more intensive treatments so I would take it easy for that day on your face and maybe even the day after just in case.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
naholcombe
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 5
Ask one of the skincare agents here on line. I did, and she was wonderful...that's how I decided to purchase this.
answered 4 years ago
jlo69
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 6
idk but u said u have senstive skin it tingles and KINDA stings i have really senstive skin 2 and it doesnt hurt badly i still use them p.s make sure u wash ur face before putting on the mask!!!!!!!!!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
dancrluvsmakeup
(Illinois)
answer 7
I use this mask with Murads AHA/BHA exfoliating cleanser. I just make sure that I use the cleanser about 2 days before i use the mask and wait two days after the mask to use the exfoliating cleanser and just use a clarifying cleanser inbetween.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
kmkeller
(Saint Paul, MN)
Question
Is this about the same as the exfoliating fruit enzyme mask?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
pinkmascara
(Idaho,CA)
on Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would say yes, but the sensation is different - fruit enzymes usually have a tingly or stingy sensation this is much more gentle but equally effective
answered 2 years ago
beautyaid11
answer 2
Sadly no, I don't think this is nearly as effective as the exfoliating fruit enzyme mask.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
lroxanne
(Charlottesville, VA)
answer 3
Yes. I used to use the other but for some reason I can't find it anymore. This works just as well.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
georgiasmom
(Washington DC)
answer 4
Yes it is actually I bought this before I bought the fruit enzyme mask...
however I think this one smells alot better than the fruit mask...
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
mizliz168
(NJ)
answer 5
Pretty close. It feels a little different going on and smells like the pomegranate skin care products, but the results seem to be similiar to me.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
FaithHope
(South)
Question
Can I use this mask with the Murad Cleansing System?
I am currently using the Murad Acne system and I have also been using the clarifying mask to help with my acne. I have sensitive skin so I was wondering if it was a good idea to try this exfoliating mask as well. I do not have any skin reaction to the Clarifying mask as long as I don't use it every day or leave it on too long.
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
goaliegal97
on Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I probably have the most sensitive skin in the world and this mask is incredible with my sensitive skin. I am a huge fan of the murad products, and combined with their skincare routine, I think it will work good. My skin always feels refreshed even after the Murad purifying cleanser that I use.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
frenchick33
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
I have sensitive skin, acne-prone skin. My facialist advised me to use this and the clarifying mask each once a week, but not on the same day. So I use this on Tuesdays and the clarifying mask on Thursdays.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
baileykatt
(Chicago)
answer 3
I use this product all the time with other products by Murad. My process:

1. Murad Cleanser
2. Clarifying Toner
3. Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask
4. Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel
5. Acne Spot Treatment

I have never experienced any issues with using the mask before or after other Murad products. Hope that helps!!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
btyaddcict
(Miami, FL)
Question
are there six different masks? or is it only one mask for that price?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
keerk
on Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It contains 6 packets with each individual packet (possibly) containing multiple uses. So I get 12 applications with one box.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
cestkevinc
(New York, NY)
answer 2
The box contains six packets, each for individual use.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
hoffmom
(Columbia, SC)
answer 3
six masks come in the box
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
underwhelmed11
(Ontario, Canada)
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