Face masks have traditionally been made with clays and muds because of their drawing effect on the skin. Clays are very popular because they are so effective at clearing out the skin. Clays can help to draw out impurities, bacteria, and sebum and can exfoliate dead skin cells and blackheads without friction. This is especially helpful to those people with acne or oily-prone skin. But even sensitive and mature skin can benefit from clays, as they are rich in minerals and acids that give the skin a clear complexion.
We use different powders to aid with brightening, antioxidant, calming and exfoliating properties. They all have their multitasking job to perform.
We have different blends of face masks so you can choose the right one for your skin type. You will need to activate the face mask powder with water to make a paste that you put on your face until the mask is dry. For one application use 1-1,5 teaspoons of powder with 1 teaspoon of water and mix it in a bowl until smooth, apply it to the skin. Leave the mask on until dry then rinse the mask of with warm water and the konjac sponge for even better exfoliation and cleansing and enjoy a clean and clear complexion.
White Kaolin clay is a very fine and light clay that has natural absorbency properties. It is the mildest of all clays and is suitable for people with sensitive skin. It helps stimulate circulation to the skin while gently exfoliating and cleansing it. It is a excellent clay for dry and sensitive skin types. White Kaolin clay nourishes the skin with its many trace minerals and gently exfoliates and eliminating dead epidermal layers.
French green clay also called Illite, is a type of mineral clay valued for its highly absorbent properties. French green clay is composed of plant material and trace minerals such as calcium, aluminum, magnesium, silica, phosphorous, copper and zinc. French green clay is a very good clay for oily and clogged pores. The clay has enormous absorbent powers due to the constitution of its micro molecules. It absorbs oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your skin. Its toning action stimulates the skin. French Green clay is great for helping to clear occasional skin blemishes. Use it daily on trouble spots, or weekly as part of a complete facial treatment.
A truly exquisite spa quality clay from ancient deposits unearthed from the fertile Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Rhassoul clay is rich in magnesium, silica, potassium, and calcium, which all help to nourish your skin. The molecular structure of Rhassoul clay gives it a unique ability to absorb excess dirt and oil, as well as extract impurities from the skin. Rhassoul clay has even been shown to improve dry skin by regulating your skin's natural oil balance. This clay is an excellent clay for all skintypes.
Papaya and pineapple contain powerful enzymes called papain and bromelain. These enzymes promote skin renewal by gently removing the dead cells. The combination of bromelain and papain form a natural peeling combination. Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes found naturally in the juice and stems of pineapples. Papain is a protein-degrading enzyme that is found naturally in papaya and is often referred to as a “plant-based pepsin”. Papaya and pineapple are two of the richest plant sources of proteolytic (protein-dissolving) enzymes. Bromelain and papain used in skin care treatments is alpha hydroxy acids and are very effective in gently removing the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin by chemical exfoliation. Enzymatic activity destroys the keratin of dead cells and the debris, allowing the skin to breathe and feel more alive and vibrant. When you remove dead tissue during exfoliation, you make your pores appear smaller because you remove the keratinized skin around the edges of your pores and make them less visible. Exfoliation also reveals the moisture underneath the tissue.
Calamine basically is a mixture of zinc oxide and ferric oxide. It has anti-itching as well as antiseptic properties and is used for protecting and healing the skin from various external problems such as rashes, itchiness and can provide relief. The calamine powder also has mild antiseptic properties to prevent infections that can be caused by scratching the affected area, and an astringent to acne abscesses.
Green tea extract is considered to be a strong antioxidant even stronger than Vitamin C. There have been experiments done on polyphenols that is found in green tea that shows strong antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help to protect us from the free radicals. Free radicals are basically molecules with unpaired electrons, which makes them unstable and chemically reactive. When we are young, our cells harbor a defense system called superoxide dismutase (SOD) that helps fight these free radicals – but as we age, SOD doesn’t work so well. This allows the free radicals to damage our cells, and with time, these accumulated detrimental effects of free radicals show up as aging, fatigue, and other serious ailments. Antioxidants fight these free radicals and the resultant oxidative stress is quite simple – they neutralize the free radicals. This reduces their harmful effects on the cells. Because of the same antioxidants, green tea can help keep skin looking healthy and vital.
Licorice root powder is an excellent ingredient for all skin types, the root contains glycyrrhizin, glabridin and liquiritin among others. Glycyrrhizin has been shown to have anti-inflammatory activity because it has been found to mimic cortisol in our bodies. Glabridin is a phytoestrogen similar to the human hormone oestrogen. It is known that oestrogen stimulates the body to make collagen and hyaluronic acid. These two components are very important for the skin to help the skin to get a firm look. Glabridin and liquiritin have been found to lightening the color of the skin. Especially good with melasma that is a dark discolouration and is common during pregnancies or when using hormonal pills and after intense exposure to the sun. It can also help with age pigmentations.
The extract also has powerful antioxidants that help protect the skin from environmental stressors, as well as licochalcone, which helps balance the skins own oil called sebum.
This is made from Diatomaceous Earth rock. It is a white clay-like powder that is composed of the fossilized remains of marine plankton. It is a source of Silica, which is required from the body for collagen formation. It also contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, selenium and phosphorous and will give a mineral boost and exfoliation to the skin. Diatomeae can help to restore collagen, remove dead skin cells that may give the appearance of tired, worn-out skin. It can help to remove black and white heads and reduce extra sebum on acne skin. It will leave the skin healthy, glowing, clean and fresh.
Bentonite clay is clay formed from the ash of volcanoes. Bentonite clay produces an electrical negative charge when it contacts water. This negative charge attracts positively-charged toxins and the clay bonds to them. When it comes in contact with a toxin, heavy metal, chemical, or other impurity, the clay will gobble up the toxin and release its minerals for the body to use. Like a magnetic sponge, it holds onto impurities and carries them out of the body for elimination. In addition, Bentonite clay also pulls hydrogen from cells, allowing room for oxygen. This helps with circulation, and overall skin tone and health. Bentonite clay is loaded with silica, a trace mineral that strengthens connective tissue and in addition, it makes your skin super soft.