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murad1Hey everybody! You know what time it is? That’s right! It’s time to read another segment of Body Beautiful with Jeanasina!

So, I’m sure most of you have heard of the Murad brand – it’s been around since 1989! The fact that it’s still in existence tells me that their products must be working and they must continue to have advances in their skin care lines which keep up with the times and needs of women in 2009! Three of Murad’s newer advanced skincare line products consists of their Vitalic Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser, Moisturizer and Exfoliating Mask!

I’m here to talk about the mask! Well first of all, right now, everywhere you look as well as in every ad you see and hear, there seems to be a constant message telling us that pomegranates are the way to go. I thought of Meg immediately as I was writing, because I bet she would love to sip on a pomegranate martini while reading my review right now! In case any of you want to sip on a pomegranate martini while I talk (it would be very appropriate)…here’s a fun little video that tells you exactly how to make it!

While you are enjoying your drink, I’ll fill you in on some facts about the Murad Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask!

When you purchase the mask, it comes with six facial mask treatments for about $22.00 which is pretty good! When you are ready to try the mask, be sure you start with a clean face. You’ll grab one packet and carefully rip it open and then you’ll have your first access to the goopy sorta runny substance inside the packet! Now first you’ll think you are gong to get gypped because there just can’t possibly be much of anything inside the packet…however, there IS plenty and in face you could probably use the packet for two different applications or you can do as I did and just glop the stuff on in one session! It’s a little messy but if you are patient, you’ll get it spread on your face and neck just fine. I imagine if you don’t use it all and want to keep it,maybe you could keep it in a small baggie or something along those lines so it doesn’t dry out. It probably would be easier if it came in a bottle or something however, if you wanted to take your mask with you on trips these little packets would make it a snap!

Now… here’s where the interesting part comes in. This stuff is COOL, as in, cools your skin and pores so much, it kinda feels like you stuck your face into a snowbank! I’m telling you the truth here! Holy face freeze! For me, the oddest thing was that it made my nose run! The entire 20 minutes that I left it on, my eyes were watering and my nose ran! Crazy! It could have just been that I was just feeling very moved and emotional because I know all of you are reading this review right now. However, I think the ingredients just activated something in my sinuses which has not happened to me before when trying a mask!

The mask is made of pomegranate and ginkgo biloba extracts that fight free radicals and inflammation! The natural fruit enzymes and AHAs also dissolves old and tired cells (that’s me for sure…old and tired cells…) while freeing the skin’s surface of trapped impurities! “An antioxidant-rich, weekly treatment that restores, revitalizes, and balances the skin. 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.” Well there you go! That’s what I’m looking for in my final results!

So, after about 15-20 minutes I did as suggested and rinsed my face off thoroughly with warm water. My nose has stopped running and my skin feels smooth and refreshed. It didn’t leave a ‘blush’ or anything like that but my skin does look nicer for having used this mask. I have a hunch it helps make pores appear smaller. They suggest using it once or twice a week for optimal results!

I wonder what obscure fruit willo be #1 in health benefits next year? The acai berry was HUGE for quite awhile and now of course, it’s the amazing pomegranate! Next year maybe the seldom mentioned huckleberry will be in the spotlight as the #1 sought after miracle berry!

One more thing, when I got up this morning after applying this mask overnight, when I woke up my skin really felt tight and more youthful and less wrinkly! Quite smooth actually! Now THAT’s a good thing!  It’s about 8:00 a.m. as I write this and I wonder if they make pomegranate flavored coffee anywhere?

How about you ladies…are there Murad or pommegrante fans out there!

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