How gr8ful Started:
It’s always interesting to read how a company begins, and the vegan Gr8ful is truly fascinating.
The founder of gr8ful SkinCouture, Jennifer Newman, was a portrait photographer, and in wanting to make her subjects’ skin look flawless, she spent countless hours using Photoshop to achieve this. One day, Jennifer got to thinking that it would be “great if this could be done in real life.”
Jennifer had experience with this because, starting as a teenager, she had acne. She found that the acne products on the market were, among other things, too harsh and drying for her skin. So, she experimented with formulating her own skin care products!
Just as she did when she was teenager, she began to experiment on a mud that would, after one application, provide an “intense smoothing, tightening, airbrushed effect.” In addition to that challenge, she wanted the mud to also have long term benefits, not just for one nice portrait!
While it took many years, she was successful in creating a mud that was tested by countless subjects and is now certified by PETA as cruelty free and vegan!
How gr8ful Stimul8 Mud is Different
First, did you know that many skin care companies simply buy ready-made products and concoctions, and then repackage them with their company logo on it?! gr8ful is different. Jennifer creates all her own formulations.
As already noted, gr8fut Stimul8 is gr8 because not only is it 100% Cruelty Free, but it is also 100% Vegan, and it has been certified cruelty free by PETA!
Stimul8 is for all skin types, and all skin types will benefit from it.
Stimul8 is comprised of exotic muds, clays, seaweeds, botanicals, and essential oils. There are no parabens! It is all natural and chemical free.
Eco friendly! The inner and outer packaging is recyclable.
gr8ful Stimul8 Mud Ingredients:
Dead Sea Mud, Moor Mud, Basil Distillate, Sea Kelp Bioferment, Wasabi Extract, Black Cumin Seed Oil, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Kombu Seaweed, Moroccan Lava Clay, Kelp Seaweed, Malic Acid (from apples), Dulse Seaweed, Amla Fruit Powder, Caffeine Extract, Calendula Extract, Papain, Chamomile Extract, Zeolite Clay, Aspen Bark Extract, Bladderwrack Seaweed, Green Tea Extract, Bromelain, Frankincense Oil, Oil of Oregano, Patchouli Dark Oil, Clove Bud Extra Oil, Peppermint Oil, Ajowan Oil, Cinnamon Bark Oil, Pine Scotch Oil, Vetiver Oil, Holy Basil (Tulsi) Oil, Manuka Oil, White Grapefruit Oil, Copaiba Balsam Oi
Using the gr8ful Stimul8 Mud:
gr8ful Stimul8 Mud is advertised as being,” not merely a mask, it is a unique, powerful, highly unusual skin treatment.” Do I agree? Yes! The Mud delivered on it’s promises: “smooths, tightens skin, hides pores, and provides extremely natural looking radiance after just one application.”
The mask is easy to use. Set aside some time to relax, and follow the directions on the package: after an initial use of three days in a row, continue to use 1-3 times per week after that to maintain results.
Unscrew the top and then lift off the inner cover:
I am writing this review after using the mask a total of five times. The directions warn that a tingling sensation is normal, and I did feel that. This sounds like a contradiction, but the mask was cooling, even though my face felt warm. I observed that each time I washed the mask off, initially my face did look flushed. However, by the morning, I had returned to my normal skin tone.
The first time, I only used the mask for the minimum of exactly 10 minutes; and thereafter, I used Stimul8 on my face for the “ideal” amount of time: 20 minutes.
The smell of the Stimu8 mask is an earthy tone; it is from essential oils and botanicals; there is no fragrance added! All of the botanicals and essential oils serve a skincare purpose, and the smell they create is merely incidental.
After using gr8ful Stimul8 Mud for three consecutive days and seeing great results, I asked Jennifer if I could use it more often. She quickly responded that I could, since it’s safe enough to use daily if someone wants to do that.
The container is 50gr / 1.7 ounces, and it should give at least ten uses, more for some people. I feel that this is very fairly priced given the quality ingredients, the fact that it is certified cruelty free by PETA, and it worked beautifully for me!
gr8ful Stimul8 advertises itself as “literally a spa treatment in a jar,” and that is no exaggeration. It did make a noticeable difference in my skin very quickly. Believe it or not, I have never been to a spa to have a facial; but I am assuming that the healthy glow that my skin had after using gr8ful Stiuml8 Mud is just what it would look like. Only this time I didn’t even have to leave home!
I highly recommend gr8ful Stimul8 Mud Skin Transformation Treatment!
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