I'm kind of obsessed with clean masks, but for good reason. They make my skin feel moisturized, revived…oh and let's not forget the glow I get too! Plus, masking is like having my own mini spa session, while in the comfort of my own home (a big deal when you're a mama). As an esthetician, I've realized the mark of a good mask is bringing real nourishment to the skin. In conventional masks, you find nothing but junk…serious toxic junk. I looked up one of the most popular masks out on the market and you know what's in it? A ton of chemicals! What's crazy is masks sit on your face for a good 15-30 minutes. A long time for chemicals to be soaking into your skin…um scary! And people wonder why their hormones are all messed up.
So now that you've tossed your carcinogenic masks, let's chat about what to replace them with.
This mask is seriously so good. The founder Leah is a saint, no joke. I've gotten to know her on social media and she truly is the sweetest. She creates all of her products by hand in Kaui, Hawaii. Her mask is a little piece of heaven. With ingredients like Chlorella, sea buckthorn, spirulina and raw honey, this mask is pure decadence. A lot of masks moisturize after wearing, but you don't notice a visible difference to the naked eye. Not the case with the Mermaid Mask, you'll be glowing! It smells so insanely good too. You'll be tempted to eat it. Also, the price point for this mask is crazy awesome…$22! A serious steal! This mask is great for everyone. Acne skin, pre-mature, congestion, dryness and redness. Oh and P.S. when you buy it you must know that there is this thing called Mermaid Mask Monday on social media- where all the mermaids come out and wear their mask!
LA BELLA FIGURA HEALING MANUKA MASK-
This was one of the first masks I tried when transitioning to green beauty. I knew after trying this my love for masking ran deep. This mask is ideal for dry/irritated and mature skin types. At the time I bought it, my skin was in a frenzy. I had just found out I was pregnant and my skin was inflamed and irritated. Not to mention dry patches were popping up. My skin went from angry to happy after using this religiously for several months. With manuka honey, aronia berry powder and amazonian white clay, the ingredient list is amazing and not to mention organic. This mask really lives up to it's name- healing mask. It smells divine too! $60
TATA HARPER RESURFACING MASK-
I love this mask! If you want to see a noticeable difference the minute you take off your mask, then this is it. I had heard people rave about it in the green beauty community for quite sometime and let's just say It did not disappoint. Tata Harper has created some amazing skincare products, that are not only natural but perform. So often a product can be clean, but it does't do anything. Tata's products are the opposite. Having tried several other products, I'm always impressed with the quality and difference I see in my skin. The resurfacing mask is a gel like substance that looks clear when applied. You leave it on for 30 minutes and bam, your left with that lit from within glow. I love doing this in the morning before I put on my makeup. It literally exfoliates and removes the dead skin cells, all while minimizing pores and redness. You are left with revitalized skin. It's really more of a peel than a mask. I use it once a week. It is suitable for all skin types, but if you do have sensitive skin I would patch test before trying. Another great perk about Tata products? They can be found in mainstream stores like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Sephora. $55
MAY LINDSTROM PROBLEM SOLVER-
The Problem Solver does just that, solves your skin's problems. It a little miracle in a bottle. I use this on my skin after late nights, when I have a blemish or when my skin is just congested. Unlike the others I've mentioned, this mask is a powder and doesn't activate until you mix it with water. I love May's philosophy in doing it this way. You are getting the full potency every time you use it, since it activates with water. With ingredients like bamboo charcoal, raw cacao and soil nutrients, your skin will be in it's own little wonderland. My skin is renewed and revived after this mask. Oh and did I mention it will literally last you forever?? The jar is huge! Trust me, you need this in your life. $90
That's my mask line up currently. I have others I'm trying, but haven't tested as long. I'll be sure to add them once I do a full review! What are your favorite masks? Do tell!