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I'm thrilled to be a part of such a fun collaboration box between Laurel Whole Plant Organics and Art of Organics.  Laurel's skincare line is in a league of it's own and Art of Organics is in a beauty box league of it's own!  When two rockstars link up you know it's going to be good.  This collaboration features Laurel's Brighten Mask, a ceramic bowl for mixing and a mask brush.  I couldn't wait to dive into this mask!

Before I give you more details I wanted to fill you in on who Art of Organics is and what you can expect from them as a green beauty box.  Their belief is really simple-You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your health for beauty.  I couldn’t agree more!  Their goal is to bring people the cleanest, best, and most luxurious products.  Claire the founder, has always been a beauty junkie and on the quest to purge her own makeup bag, she realized she wanted to share her journey with others and raise awareness.  I noticed instantly after opening the box, the attention to detail.  They name their boxes each month as well as follow a theme.  The card inside describes the products in the box so well and gave directions for application.  The box is $38, with a value of $70+ and features each month 2-4 full size products.  They have high standards for their product selection, such as being cruelty free, organic and non-toxic.  They have more specifics on the ingredients they don’t use here on their website.

Ok, on to the Brighten Mask…well almost!

If you aren't familiar with Laurel Whole Plant Organics, allow me to introduce you.  This skincare line is based on flowers and herbs.  The line is 100% organic, raw and unrefined, and sources from bio-dynamic farms- I mean hello does it get any better?!  No fillers in this line, all formulas are water and alcohol free.  I love that the Laurel line is not only pure to the core, but also deeply rooted in creating a spa like ritual for yourself in the process.  Taking time to savor the experience not only for your skin but for your mind.

This mask is unlike any mask I've tried and it performs unlike any mask I've used for brightening.  The mask is for sun damaged, mature skin and is packed full of potent vitamin c.  I also has a blend of active ingredients.  It literally is a blend of plants and essential oils- no crazy preservatives.  It's in powder form too, so the ingredients are very potent because there is no water dubbing them down.  When you add water, it activates the mask right then and you're getting the best stuff!  Since it's in a powder form and contains plants, it does have bits and pieces here and there.  But I love that about it!  You are literally using the earth to nourish and treat your skin- how cool!

This is how I used it:

  • I mixed half a teaspoon of mask with about a teaspoon of water.  I made sure it was runny but not too runny.  You want it to be wet enough for it to be applied to the skin easily.  Laurel also notes that some of the plants actually expand the more you let it sit, so if you apply too much water give it a minute.
  • Once I mix it together I let it “steep” as Laurel suggest, just like you would a cup of tea, for about 4 minutes.  This helps get the ingredients really activated.
  • Now I add 4 drops of Laurel's Sun Damage Repair Serum and mix it together.
  • Next I apply it to my clean skin.  I don't have anything else on my skin.  My skin was slightly damp.
  • I would leave my mask on for different times depending on how much time I had.  I typically left it on for 20 minutes.
  • I would spritz my face throughout the 20 minutes to make sure it kept hydrated. I use a rose water.
  • Once finished I would take it off with warm water and a warm washcloth.

I watched a video of Laurel explaining how to use the Brighten Mask and even more specifically how to use her powder masks- it was SO good!  I recommend everyone watch it.  She is full of so many nuggets.  I felt like I was back in esthetic school.  She really helps to guide you on how to get the best result using the Brighten Mask.

The Results:

So I was in awe of the results!  Really, this mask performs SO well.  After just the first use my skin was smooth, redness minimized, it was bright and my skin looked even.  I really couldn't stop looking and touching my skin.  I even noticed my sun spots had faded.  My pores also looked tighter and less visible.  It was like I had a wheatgrass shot on my skin.  My skin was vibrant and perky!  I repeated using it every other day and then just a couple days a week.  I'm addicted and continue to be addicted to the results!  I use it in the morning, or at night as more of a ritual.  Especially if I want my skin to look extra good, I'll throw this on in the morning before I get in the shower and instant skin rejuvenation!

Below shows me masking, pre-mask and post-mask.  The last photo you can see the redness is minimized, and my skin looks overall brighter!

I never can have enough Laurel in my life.  Her products always speak for themselves and perform so well.  If you've been searching for a mask that is truly going to give you results after the first use, I recommend you hop on this mask.  It won't disappoint!  Sign up now for the Art of Organics Box and get this mask for a sweet deal right now!  You pay $39 for the box but always get a value of $70+!  It really doesn't get any better.  Quality products that deliver results. I would get on this deal before it goes away!  They only have a limited amount!  Grab your box here!

Have you heard of Laurel?  What products have you used from her line?


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