Purederm Illuminating Arbutin Masque Review

Purederm Illuminating Arbutin Masque Review

Thanks to all the reviews off late on Purederm/Montagne Jeunesse masks which tempted me a lot, I have taken a plunge into these. Most of the ones I purchased have been already reviewed on IMBB, so I will be doing the ones which are not.

Purederm Illuminating Arbutin Masque Review

Product Description:

  • Easy and effective sheet type essence mask.
  • Contains Arbutin, Green Tea Extract, Tropical Fruit.
  • Quickly clarify the skin for a brighter complexion.


How To Use:

Thoroughly clean and dry face. Take out and unfold the mask and apply it on your face. Wear the mask for 15-20 minutes and peel off slowly from the edges.


Rs. 90-100 in India.


PureDerm Illuminating Arbutin Masque is a one-time use, sheet type masque.  It comes individually packed in thin foil packaging. The masque is quite wet and soaked well in essence.  I have used a similar sheet mask from Neutrogena (which left me fairly impressed) and that was another reason I wanted to try another of these sheet/cloth type masques.  As instructed on the pack, I use it for about 20 minutes.



About the Ingredients:

  • Arbutin – a more expensive form of hydroquinone; mainly used in skin lightening.
  • Green Tea extracts – known chemicals to be stronger antioxidants for the body than vitamin C and E; its antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties are known to improve facial problems.
  • Betaglucan – known for its ability to induce collagen formation and skin restructuring leading to lesser appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Vitamin E – the key to natural skin beauty; prevents cell aging due to oxidation; softens skin scar tissue to minimize its appearance; also reduces the appearance of dark spots and other skin discoloration.

Here is the masque:

Before unfolding


After Unfolding


(reminds me of the scary guy from the movie Scream :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:)

To check its efficacy on my skin, I bought three of these masks and used them on 3 different occasions.  First time, I used it after holi as my skin was in a horrible condition and stained because of all the colours. The mask soothed my skin then and made it a little better.

Second time, I used it before a party and I noticed it made my skin looked fresh, awake and glowy.  Lastly, I used it after returning from my vacation to give some extra TLC to my dull, tired skin.

My overall opinion about the masque is that it does make my face brighter instantly, skin feels more hydrated, supple, softer, and plumper; pores look reduced in appearance. These good effects however last for the same day of using the masque and I don’t see any overall, lasting improvement on skin after using it.

Now, some of us may not find such masks to be good value for money products as it is just one-time use and also for the fact that at the price one can get a full-sized drugstore brand skin care product, but I find these are good for some quick skin pampering, like a mini facial to the skin. So, if you compare it with the facial costs, these would definitely win 😛 Also, I find these require little effort for using (over conventional face packs/masks- no need to apply first then wait for it to dry and wash off 😛 )

Lastly, I find these one-time use masques very travel friendly and hygienic too.  Overall, I am pretty satisfied and content with these and I would repurchase.

What I Like about Purederm Illuminating Arbutin Masque:

  • Makes complexion brighter after use.
  • Skin feels hydrated, soft and supple.
  • Pores look better.
  • Great for carrying on travel.
  • Hygienic.
  • Nice, neat packaging.

What I Do Not Like about Purederm Illuminating Arbutin Masque:

  • It is one-time use masque.
  • The results it gives are only instant, lasts for the same day and is not long lasting.
  • The price is a bit high for a one-time use product.
  • Limited availability in India.
  • Contains parabens.

IMBB Rating:

3.85 on 5 :-*  :-*  :-*

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40 thoughts on “Purederm Illuminating Arbutin Masque Review

  1. Hi ,

    I have one with the same name, havent used it yet, but the packaging is totally different.So i dont know if it is a different formula.

  2. hieee nupur..

    nice review and very useful for instant brightening of face:-) looks nice…hope to get it here


  3. Hi Nupur,

    Can you let me know which purederm masks are worth purchasing ? (oily/Combi)

    I bought a bunch from forever 21 but except for the foot gel nothing impressed me much.The bloom cosmetics compressed face mask(which i reviewed in IMBB) was much better.

    But planning to buy some scarfs from forever 21 so will be placing another order,was wondering if I should buy more purederm stuff, after reading reviews

    1. hi supriya, I bought these masks last 2 weeks back only and at the moment I have used only this 🙂
      I have purchased from purderm thr foot mask, Dead sea and mud mask, some green tea mask and this one 🙂 I will let u know the ones i find good for combination/oily skin O:) O:)

      1. Thanks Nupur,

        I have used their foot mask,…it comes with bag like socks right ?

        My current face mask stock has reduced :methinks: so though i’d just buy 1 more.however scared to but Purederm face masks as im not sure which ones work and which ones dont . :secret2:

        Will let you know after I try.

  4. Goood Morning Everyone…….. :yahoo: Right Scream movie mein tha na….even I recalled Nupur :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: And u have give matte effect to last 2 piccys na… :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: looking niceee!

    1. Jyo, maine socha tha mask pehen k FOTD karun par woh toh super scary ho jaata naa firrrr :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb:

      1. i almost expected another pic of u with this on. 😀 😀 😀 but u’ll never look scary Nuu. u r those woogly woogly woosh types cute :teddy:

  5. I too bought couple of these and used the green tea one..i totally second your review..it does brighten up the skin but the effet only lasts few hours or max a day 🙁

    1. hi Parita 🙂 I am yet to use the green tea one , will try in a day or two 🙂
      Haan right, the effect stays for some time only … but i have stocked up on thz for using before parties :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  6. Next time please do the FOTD on these type of masks :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:
    I like these type of masks, no messy :tongue: :tongue:

  7. Purederm is one of my favourite companies….. But i’ve kinda been holding off when it comes to sheet masks… sounds good though. perfect for a pick me up.

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