Would you like to achieve a firm, clear and radiant complexion? Is your skin feeling dull? tired? congested? irritated? For most of us, our skin care routine consists of 3 steps: a cleanser, toner and moisturizer. These daily steps are important for maintaining and protecting the skin. However, if you want to treat or correct a specific skin concern, we suggest introducing a masque to your home care routine to help get the results that you desire.5 REASONS TO MASQUE
- To plump skin and increase hydration
- To refine pores, heal acne and prevent breakouts.
- To diminish fine lines and wrinkles
- To lighten pigmentation and even out skin tone
- To firm and tone skin
There are three types of facial masques to choose from: gel, cream and powder. You cannot over-masque. Whether you use it daily or weekly, whether you relax with a masque or apply it before you get into the shower, whether you use one masque or alternate a variety of masques, have fun masquing and your skin will thank you.
A gel masque is a ready to use masque in a jar. Apply your masque to slightly damp skin, following cleansing and toning and ideally after exfoliating. It is recommended to leave a masque on for 10-30 minutes and then remove with a warm damp facecloth or rinse off in the shower with warm water.
OUR FAVOURITE GEL MASQUES
Activist Raw Manuka Honey 850+MGO - a rare medicinal grade honey, native to New Zealnd that applied as a face masque will heal acne, brighten pigmentation, calm skin irritation and heal scrapes with the high antibacterial qualities, resulting in calm, hydrating and glowing skin.
Eminence Citrus + Kale Potent C + E Masque - a multitasking superfood masque that combines Vitamin C + E, kale, spinach + brocolli sprouts with citrus oils to hydrate, repair and balnacde skin tone. Ideal for all skins, especially pigmented, mautre and dehydrated skin.
Eminence Eight Greens Phyto Masque - a potent gel masque that restores balance in hormonal skin caused by stress, menopause, pregnancy or monthly fluctuations. Stone crop decreases pigmenttation , rich yucca + oxygentating paprika will restore glow and decrease breakout. Also available in HOT, which has added Hungarian Hot Paprika for added detoxification.
A cream masque is also a ready to use masque. Apply to slightly damp skin, following cleansing, toning and serum and leave on for 10-30 minutes before rinsing or leave on overnight and rinse off in the morning.
OUR FAVOURITE CREAM MASQUES
Josh Rosebrook Cacao Antioxidant Mask - an activating facial treatment that detoxifies + rejuvenates the skin with powerful antioxidants from rich cacao + potent plant oils. Collagen production + ciruclation stimulagted for a luminous glow. that increased collagen production + stimulate circulation. Ideal for all skin types, especially dry and mature.
Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Masque - a creamy masque that controls acne breakouts without being harsh on skin. Tea tree + kaolin clay draw out impurities while yogurt + cucumber rgently exfoliate, educe redness and encourage healing. Use as a 20 minutes masque, spot treratment or overnight.
Eminence Bamboo Age Corrective Masque - an age repairing cream masque with Natural Retinol Alternative Complex + Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells that immidiately tighten + lift while increasing collagen + smoothing fine lines. Argan oil + bamboo extract hydrate + repair mature dry skin for a radiant glow.
Josh Rosebrook Advanced Hydration Mask - a balm mask that locks in moisture to hydrate and plump the skin. Aloe vera, shea + mango butter blended with Indian Senna Seed boosts the skin’s ability to to hydrate ands retain moisture.
Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Masque - a fruity cream masque that plumps + hydrates the skin. Strawberries gently exfoliate, marshmallow root + rhubarb calm and plump the skin. For all skin types, especially mature + dehydrated.
A masque in powder form must be mixed with water in order to become activated and applied to the skin. A powder masque contains a blend of ground ingredients without the use of natural preservatives and therefore maintains a longer shelf life. Mix powder masques in a bowl with water and then apply with a fan brush for an easy application and spa-like experience. Layer your masque with ingredients such as honey, yogurt or an oil serum, Ensure that your masque remains moist in order to keep it activated.
OUR FAVOURITE POWDER MASQUES
Laurel Gentle Mask: Hydrating Recovery - a hydrating, softening and soothing powder that provides intense hydration + instant soothing relief ti irritated and reddened skin. A unique blend of marshmallow root to soothe, rose to hydrate, reishi mushroom to hydrate and soothe. Mix mask with water + apply with fingers or brush to skin, keeping masque with moist + active. For all skin types, especially sensitive, dehydrated and cystic acne.
Laurel Brighten Mask: Phyto Defense + Repair - a whole plant powder mask bursting with Vitamin C + raw fruit acids to lighten discolouration + repair damage of skin from sun or acne scarring. Camu camu + Rosehip brighten while calendula + comfrey soothe and strengthen skin. Mix with water and apply with fingers or brush, keeping mask moist + active
Wild HIll Nootka Rose Cleansing Clay - a unique powder blend of clay detoxifies while skin is brightened, calmed and softened with adzuki beans, marshmallow root + native BC Nootka Rose. Use with added water as a cleanser or create a mask with some toner + honey and leave on for 10-15 mins. For all skin types.
Laurel Antioxidant Mask: Vibrancy Revival - a superfood powder mask that Laurel refers to as the entire salad bar for your skin! A blend of 24 whole plant ingredients to replenish essential nutrients to reveal firm, hydrated, glowing skin after just one use. For all skin types, especially mature, dull + dry.
Laurel Detox Mask: Purifying Relief - a balancing powder mask that draws out impurities with French Green Clay while hydrating, nourishing and soothing with marshmallow root + chamomile. For congested, oily + acne skin.
Wild Hill Seaweed Vitamin C Quick Mask - a brightening mask blend of clays + seaweed that exfoliates, boosts collagen production + nourishes skin almost instantly! Easy to use, mix with water in palm of hand, apply to face and leave for 1 minute before rinsing off. Ideal to put on before going into the shower!
Eluo Forma Floris: to soothe skin - a nutrient rich powder blend created for sensitive skin. Hibiscus, aloe + a blend of clays instantly reduce redness + irritation while softening the sensitive skin. Add water to use as a mask or skin polisher.
Eluo Form Viridi: to balance skin - a nutrient-rich plant blend created for blemished, congested and oily skin. French green clay draws out impurities with neem, spirulina + matcha to heal and calm blemished skin. Add water to use as a mask or skin polisher.
Eluo Forma Rosea: to hydrate skin - a nutrient-rich blend for dry, mature skin. Pink clay, rosehip + coconut milk to tone and firm the skin for a glowing complexion. Add water to use as a mask or skin polisher.
Make time to enjoy self-care and incorporate a masque into your skin care routine. Whether you prefer a cream, gel or powder masque, choose one that easily incorporates into your regimen and treats the skin condition you would like to correct.