Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Revitalizing Mask Noir

April 27, 2016

Are you ready for some mid-week decadence?  Estee Lauder has created the ultimate indulgence for skincare lovers with its Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Revitalizing Mask Noir.  Featuring some of the world’s rarest and most precious ingredients, this is a 2-step spa-like ritual like no other!

Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Revitalizing Mask Noir

Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Revitalizing Mask Noir is more than just a facial mask, it is a ritual designed to pamper and soothe.  It begins with an invigorating dry brush massage using the lush golden kabuki brush contained in the set.  This helps to re-energize the skin and prepare it for the nourishing treatment mask soon to follow.  As a self-confessed brush snob, I was extremely surprised when the brush exceeded all my expectations and more!  This must be the softest, and most densely packed kabuki brush I have ever had the pleasure of using, it even puts some of my squirrel-haired brushes to shame.  See how incredibly fine and evenly bundled the hairs are!

Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Revitalizing Mask Noir brush

What follows is the most exquisite black-colored mask with a gel-like texture.  Finely powdered bamboo charcoal gives this mask its signature black color, and is used to minimise the appearance of pores and eliminate toxins buried deep in the skin.  However, what truly sets this mask apart, is the use of Black Diamond Truffle Extract.  Each drop of this is the result of 10,000 hours’ of work, and only a very limited quantity of this may be produced each year.

Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Revitalizing Mask Noir

Black Diamond Truffles only grow on oak and hazelnut trees, and are only found in the wild in the Southwest region of France.  Prized by food lovers all over the world for its distinctive flavour, Black Diamond Truffles sell for $900 per pound.  Through a proprietary nine-step extraction process commissioned by Re-Nutriv, freshly harvested Black Diamond Truffles are finely ground, double filtered and ultra purified to extract the maximum potency.  It takes 10-15kg of Black Diamond Truffles to yield 1kg of pure extract before it is further refined for use in the Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Revitalizing Mask Noir.  The result is a high concentration of fatty acids, antioxidants, and a cocktail of skin-loving proteins to plump, renew and revitalize.

Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Mask swatch

Apply a thin layer and let it saturate the skin for about 5 minutes (it is so precious I actually leave it on for much longer).  The mask dries slightly in that time, but remains tactile on the skin.  With wet fingers, I then gently massage in circular motions, avoiding the eye area.  Tiny beads of Jojoba esters provide a gentle exfoliating action to reveal fresh, bright complexion.  The mask also contains finely ground 24k gold and South Sea Pearl to leave skin looking luminous and radiant.

Just in case you were wondering if it smells like truffles, Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Revitalizing Mask Noir actually smells more floral musk.  I love that the ritual forces me to take some time to relax, and my skin loves it too!  After rinsing, my skin looks brighter and clearer, and definitely feels softer and smoother to the touch.  If you are a true skincare connoisseur in search of the exquisite, this is one not to be missed!

xo Linda

This post featured a product that was kindly provided for my consideration.  Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.