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Best Green Beauty Facial Masks

Best Green Beauty Facial Masks

I’ve got the Best Green Beauty Facial Masks rounded out for you!  Everything from a quick glow mask to a detoxifying mask and everything in between.  There are so many great green beauty masks- it’s hard to just have one.  They all really serve a different purpose too.  What’s great about these masks is they aren’t filled with any of the nasties!  A mask serves your skin in so many ways.

They make skin feel moisturized, revived…oh and let’s not forget the glow!  Plus, masking is like having your own mini spa session, while in the comfort of your 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 conventional 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!

So now that you’ve tossed your conventional masks, let’s chat about what to replace them with.

 

Green Beauty Masks

Leahlani knows a thing or two when it comes to masking. These cult favorites are always in rotation in my natural beauty routine.

 

Leahlani Skincare Mermaid Mask-

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.  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!  Get your Mermaid Mask here!

Leahlani Skincare Kokoleka Mask-

Kokoleka, how I love you!  This mask is something special.  I love how Leah describes it on the bottle, a “Ritual Dessert Facial Mask”…can you say yum?!  First let’s talk scent.  It’s very similar to the Cleansing Powder, smells like sweet coconut, but with a chocolate twist because of the cacao-I so dig it!  This mask is different than the Meli Glow.  Kokoleka is meant to detoxify and purify your skin.  It comes in a powder form, and is activated when you add water.  I use a small ceramic bowl and brush, and apply it liberally all over my face.  Don’t add too much water, you want it to be a thick creamy texture.  I applied too much water the first time, and it was more soupy.  It does harden but not like a typical clay mask that drys your skin out.  This one isn’t drying at all! Your skin feels smooth and radiant.  I visibly notice a difference in my skin every time I use it.  I’m convinced everyone needs this! Get your Kokoleka here!

 

Green beauty masks

Two of the best! Live Botanical Luna Rose and Honey Mask and Max and Me Sweet Serenity Mask.

 

Live Botanical Luna Rose and Honey Mask-

I love this mask!  It makes my skin glow in minutes- no joke!  It apply it all over in the morning and then grab my toothbrush and then rinse off once I’m done brushing my teeth.  It feels so hydrating and soothing to the skin.  It gives a slight exfoliation too with herbal grains.  The raw honey in this mask draws moisture to the skin while soaking up all the excess oils at the same time.  What I love is that this mask can be used daily as a cleanser or as a mask a couple times a week.  It really lives up to it’s name: Glowing Mask.  I promise you won’t be disappointed!  I can’t get enough of this decadent skin treat!  Oh and did I mention it’s only $30?  Get your mask here! Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!

Max and Me Sweet Serenity Mask-

This mask and wash is by far one of my very favorite masks!  It is just delectable.  The smell literally transforms me to a calming and soothing place with cacao, honey and mangosteen.  I can’t get enough.  As I write this my jar is completely gone…I know sad.  I literally used every last drop.  The beauty of this product is it can be used in many ways.  One way is as a cleanser.  I use it to rub away all the day’s grime and wipe off with a warm washcloth.  My skin feels renewed and refreshed.  I also love using it as a mask.  First, I would use the Purity and Grace oil cleanser first to remove all the dirt from the day and then follow with the Sweet Serenity Mask.  I would then go about my nighttime routine and then at the end wash it off with a warm washcloth.  My skin loved every drop.  This little ritual of cleaning and masking has given my skin some serious restoration and glow.  I would also use this as an exfoliant in the morning  and leave it on after rubbing on my face while I brushed my teeth.  It worked perfectly as a mask/cleanser/exfoliant combo.  After the mask my skin is hydrated, balanced and glows.  I can’t say enough about this product!  Get your Sweet Serenity Mask & Wash here!

 

green beauty masks

Laurel is just so good at making effective products, her masks are no different!

 

Laurel Brighten Mask-

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!  Get your Laurel Brighten Mask here!

Laurel Honey Berry Enzyme Mask-

I’ve had the pleasure of sampling this mask in the past and it was gone too quick!  It smells amazing, like your favorite berry jam.  It does wonders to awaken the skin and gently exfoliate.  Say goodbye to dull looking skin with this baby.  The ingredients again are so good.  Raw honey, and raw royal jelly, are just a few that make this mask truly decadent.  Not only does my skin look brighter, and more even after using, but I love knowing that it’s fighting signs of anti-aging with it’s super antioxidant vitamin b found in royal jelly.  This is a cult favorite from Laurel’s line and for good reason! Get your Laurel Berry Enzyme Mask here!

 

Green beauty masks

May Lindstrom Problem Solver lives up to it’s name- solving all your skin’s problems in one jar!

 

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. Get your Problem Solver here!

Honey Mud

(This is currently not being sold due to issues with mold growth.  However, the founder May has said she is doing everything she can to bring it back).

This mask literally looks like chocolate pudding.  Not only does it look like chocolate pudding but it smells like it too!  The mask is a thick texture.  It’s really just all things wonderful.  Ok, I know you want more details on what it does to the skin.  Well, allow me to explain.  It does so much, from bringing balance to stressed skin, to using enzymes to lightly polish skin and reveal a brighter more even complexion.  Your skin feels so nourished and hydrated.  I even wear this in the shower if my skin is feeling extra dry to protect my skin from the heat and to keep all the moisture intact. A definite skin treat again and again! 

 

green beauty masks

Two heavy hitting brands when it comes to natural beauty! Josh Rosebrook never disappoints and Mahalo’s The Bean Antioxidant Mask is a staple.

 

Josh Rosebrook Cacao Antioxidant Mask-

First, it comes in this chic glass jar.  You open it and instantly get a whiff of rich cacao-just like the name suggests.  I’m in love!  It looks like dark rich frosting but not the kind you eat. This decadence is the kind you apply to your face.  Before application I mist Josh’s Hydrating Accelerator over my face.  Leaving my skin dewy and ready for masking.  I just use a spoon to apply some of the mask on the back of my hand and then use my fingers to apply to my face.  I’ve found the formula is too thick for a brush. Once applied, I wait 45 minutes to let the mask do it’s magic.  You can do less time but I like to get the full effect.  Then I just wipe off with a washcloth.  After, my skin feels revived, refreshed and awake.  I love applying my oils after and then waking up to skin that is seriously happy and radiant.  The mask detoxifies while at the same time nourishing and giving back so many nutrients into the skin.  A serious skin treat!  So what’s in this mask that makes it so magical?!  The ingredients in the mask are amazing and really make this “glow” happen.  Cacao is a known antioxidant that helps to slow the aging process and beef up collagen to give skin it’s health back.  Plus, it helps to bring circulation to the skin, causing it to absorb nutrients better.  If that wasn’t enough there are a chockfull of plant oils that help moisturize, repair and calm the skin.  Best of all?  This mask is perfect for any skin type! Dry, sensitive, oily-anyone can benefit-I’ve seen it for myself.  I have dry skin and my sister has oily and it does wonders for us both.  Get your Josh Rosebrook Cacao Antioxidant Mask here!

Josh Rosebrook Advanced Hydration Mask-

As we get older we lose a lot of hydration in our skin.  The perfect antidote is a good hydration mask.  This one by Josh Rosebrook is great at adding hydration back into the skin.  You can leave it on even overnight for intense hydration.  It goes on like almost a thick frosting and just melts into your skin. I leave it on for 15 minutes and when I take it off my skin feels so hydrated! You don’t remove it with water either but just a dry cloth-helps retain the moisture! Dare I say fine lines look a little less fine if you know what I mean! This has been especially great after flying, when my skin tends to get even drier.  Get it here!

Mahalo The Bean Antioxidant Mask-

The Bean Antioxidant Mask does not disappoint.  It’s filled with pure ingredients that literally are nourishing the skin as it sits on top of your face.  It like a thick mud but not drying like you might assume.  It goes on easy and then dries.  However, my skin doesn’t feel dry after using it.  Instead, it feels like it just received a surge of adrenaline to the skin- in the best possible way!  I know, weird way to describe it but my skin was more awake and the blood flow to the skin was so apparent.  It was as if my skin had a good workout and was shining from the inside out.  It smells divine.  A sweet smell with notes of cacao and vanilla, ylang ylang and sandalwood.  My skin also feels much smoother, and clear.  It’s evident the mask actually gets in and detoxifies the skin. Get your Bean Antioxidant Mask here!

 

green beauty mask

Tata Harper doesn’t need an introduction to green beauty- a powerhouse skincare line!

 

True Botanicals Resurfacing Moisture Mask-

This mask does exactly what it says- it moisturizes and exfoliates.  It’s a gel consistency.  It gets rid of all the dead skin and reveals that inner glow(aka new skin). I leave mine on for 5 minutes.  It’s especially great right before a big event or night out when you want your skin to be glowing.  It also gives you an even smooth canvas for flawless makeup application.  You won’t be disappointed with this mask-Get yours here!

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. Get your Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask here!

Tata Harper Clarifying Mask-

I had tried this once before this year but nothing more. It had been a small sample. Then I got a full jar and lets just say, it quickly dwindled!  This helps purify pores, detoxify the skin and leave you with an overall glow.  Can’t get enough! This one’s good!  Ok- they’re all good.  Sorry, it’s going to be hard to choose.  This mask I discovered last year and let’s just say we’ve become fast friends.  I had already tried a lot of Tata Harper and was surprised I hadn’t tried this mask.  I got a tip that I had to try it from another skincare guru- us skincare junkies stick together! 

Anyways, I tried and instantly was wondering why I had never done it before.  The name is kind of deceiving.  It is a clarifying mask but not your usual clay masks that dry your skin out- you know what I mean.  Instead it feels more like a peel almost.  Your skin feels smooth, decongested, less red, and pores minimized. I also love the glow it gives me.  You know when you’ve had a hard night, maybe a hard week- this mask is for you.  

Honestly, I use it all the time.  It really gives my skin a good detox without drying it out.  Two cheers for that!  Get it here!

Ursa Major 3- Minute Flash Mask-

This mask gets you glowing in 3 minutes flat- just like the name suggests.  It’s perfect for the most sensitive skin types.  Worried your skin might react to a mask?  This may be the one for you.  Using enzymes to dissolve dead skin cells, this mask does in 3 minutes what some some masks take 15 or 20 to do.  It looks like a gel and feels lights and refreshing on the skin.  If you’re perpetually running late, this may be the mask for you!  I put it on before I brush my teeth and rinse off once I’m done.  The perfect amount of time to get a quick glow for the rest of the day.  Get your Ursa Major Flash Mask here!

See any faves?  What’s your favorite green beauty mask?  

 

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Sharing all my favorite natural skincare masks on the blog!

Max and Me Review

Max and Me Review

My Max and Me review is finally complete.  I have really taken my time to get to know each product throughout the whole process.  I didn’t want to rush my skin or my thoughts.  This line is very special and I knew I needed time to experience it.

If you aren’t familiar with Max and Me- let me introduce you.  This exquisite line is from the beautiful country of Austria.  This line represents a love story between the two founders.  Max and Tanja.  Max and Tanja are a husband and wife team, Max and Tanja Gruber.  The name, Max and Me, really is a representation of their love for each other.  Their hope is that you feel the product in your whole being and feel the vibrations of it as you use it.  It truly is an experience!  You feel their sweet and tender love story coming through the product, and you can’t help but be grateful for your own loves that surround you.

Their passion is so evident in their products and ingredients as well.  With organic and wildcrafted ingredients that perform to the highest standards.  In the end, they even go beyond organic!  Here is an exert from their website-

Max and Tanja lovingly source ingredients only from farmers, cooperatives and distillers who carefully harvest wild plants, or practice organic farming, in harmony with nature its seasons and its rhythm. We need them to consider plants as beings of light that are respected and revered.

The line is blended by hand in small artisan batches, making sure no detail is spared.  After blending by hand, they are then bottled in violet/amber glasses to preserve and protect it.  I loved reading that their whole process of creating and manufacturing Max and Me takes place in the midst of a flower garden-how appropriate.  The care and attention to detail of this line is truly special.

I had sampled the Circle of Protection Oil before and fell in love with it.  It still is my favorite body oil- there’s nothing like it.  From the smell to the hydration and feel.  It’s a true luxury.  When I received my skincare treats from Max and Me I was beyond excited!

So without further adieu let me introduce you to Max and Me…

Purity & Grace Oil Cleanser-

Let’s start with their oil cleaner- it’s such an amazing product in itself.  The smell alone is intoxicating!  I apply 3-4 pumps to my hands and rub in circular motions on dry skin to remove all the build up and makeup from the day.  It even gets off eye makeup.  After removing the day’s grime I take a warm washcloth and use it to remove all the oil.  My skin feels clean, and balanced afterwards.  I’ve never looked forward to cleansing my skin as much as I have when I’ve been using this cleansing oil.  The whole experience from the scent, to the feeling of the oil- it’s all so luxurious. My self care after a long day.  This cleanser is perfect for all skin types.  There are mixtures of altas cedar, lavender and mountain juniper.  Grab your Purity and Grace Oil Cleanser here!

Enchanted Facial Oil-

Ohh, this oil is divine!  It’s won best in show from Indie Beauty Expo in 2016 and for good reason.  The smell again is wonderful.  From jasmine, lavender, sandalwood and rose- it envelops you in this tantalizing aroma.  This oil is especially great for sensitive, irritated or mature skin.  It helps to calm and soothe with oils of argan, marula, macademianut, rosehip, pomegranate, and evening primrose.  I apply it after my hydrosol.  Using circular motions to blend it in, while inhaling the scent.  It calms me and helps me relax.  When I wake up in the morning my skin feels balanced, hydrated and less congested.  This oil is a winner!  Get your Enchanted Oil here!

I Am The Light Oil-

I loved this facial oil as well.  It is different than the Enchanted oil but equally special.  I use the Enchanted oil before going to bed, while the I Am The Light I like to use in the morning.  It helps to revive tired, dull skin.  Bringing back your inner glow!  This is why I precisely love using it in the morning.  It gives my face a lit from within glow before I even apply my makeup.  My makeup looks better and goes on so smooth.  There are so many all star ingredients in this bottle.  From argan, rosehip, pomegranate, marula and so many more.  Again, the smell just captures you- the perfect way to wake up tired skin.  Get your I Am The Light Oil here!

Sweet Serenity/Beauty Balm-

This little jar is full of goodness. This is such a multitasking product.  It not only helps soothe skin, and hydrate but also helps to boost collagen for mature skin.  I love applying it at night on top of the Enchanted for additional moisture and skin love.  In the morning it works great as a moisturizer before makeup.  I allow 30 minutes for it to set on my skin before applying makeup.  It doesn’t feel overly oily like some balms- my skin literally drinks it up and is left feeling dewy to the touch.  This balm is especially great for those who suffer from acne or irritated skin.  Not only would it soothe your skin but help bring balance.  The essential oil blend in this balm are made to soothe and heal the skin.  Grab your Sweet Serenity/Beauty Balm here!

Sweet Serenity Rescue-

This balm is another multitasking product.  Really taking healing and soothing the skin to the next level.  It releases heat in the skin, calms redness, and relieves stressed skin.  This is the perfect antidote for skin that is stretched and irritated.  Also, great for burns or bites.  It helps to transform your skin back to it’s glory days.  I applied this at night by itself and loved how my skin felt so transformed in the morning.  Not only did my skin feel so hydrated but my redness was minimized.  I loved applying this to my lips too- ultra moisture!  Great on days when I go makeup free.  My skin feels like it’s getting repaired the whole day with all of it’s goodness.  Grab your Sweet Serenity Rescue here!

Sweet Serenity Mask & Wash-

This mask and wash is by far one of my very favorite masks!  It is just delectable.  The smell literally transforms me to a calming and soothing place with cacao, honey and mangosteen.  I can’t get enough.  As I write this my jar is completely gone…I know sad.  I literally used every last drop.  The beauty of this product is it can be used in many ways.  One way is as a cleanser.  I use it to rub away all the day’s grime and wipe off with a warm washcloth.  My skin feels renewed and refreshed.  I also love using it as a mask.  First, I would use the Purity and Grace oil cleanser first to remove all the dirt from the day and then follow with the Sweet Serenity Mask.  I would then go about my nighttime routine and then at the end wash it off with a warm washcloth.  My skin loved every drop.  This little ritual of cleaning and masking has given my skin some serious restoration and glow.  I would also use this as an exfoliant in the morning  and leave it on after rubbing on my face while I brushed my teeth.  It worked perfectly as a mask/cleanser/exfoliant combo.  After the mask my skin is hydrated, balanced and glows.  I can’t say enough about this product!  Get your Sweet Serenity Mask & Wash here!

Crystal Clear Beauty Body Oil-

This little number is so hydrating and smells divine too.  Crystal Clear helps troubled, irritated skin, helping to calm and soothe it.  The oil clears and detoxifies the skin.  It doesn’t feel as heavy as the Circle of Protection body oil.  It’s a nice light feeling.  My skin still felt hydrated the whole day.  I loved applying this all over my body after showering for the ultimate hydration experience. Snag your Crystal Clear Beauty Body Oil here!

A Journey In Time and Dimensions-

Fell for this oil too!  It leaves you with the softest, dewiest skin.  I would also apply this after showering and my skin just drank up every drop.  The smell transports you to happy times and melts away stressors.  I loved how dewy my skin felt even at the end of the day.  It even has toning effects on the skin too.  Scents of ylang ylang, sandalwood, rose, frankincense and patchouli capture your mind.  This is such a luxe body oil!  Get your body oil here!

That concludes my review of this beautiful line, Max and Me.  I truly have loved experiencing each product.  Such a treat.  Max and Me has been so generous to offer my readers something very special.  You can order any of their skin treats straight from their studio(so fresh) until Oct. 1st and receive free shipping on all orders over  200 € (approx. $250 USD) with coupon code: maxandmeatsuzi. A huge savings since they are based in Austria. Plus, you will receive a full sized “Purity and Grace” Facial Oil Cleanser as a gift. It gets better, American customers don’t have to pay VAT as you do in Europe, so 20% of the prices you see in their online store are always deducted for American customers when you order (you will only see this when you’ve placed your order and are already in the payment system of their online shop).

So in other words, what are you waiting for?!  Grab some items for yourself and as gifts!

If you have any questions let me know in the comments.  What do you want to try the most from their line?

August Beauty Heroes Discovery: Mahalo Skincare

August Beauty Heroes Discovery: Mahalo Skincare

Another month, brings a new Beauty Heroes Discovery!  Love this time of the month.  I get giddy to see what’s in my Beauty Hero Box.  It never gets old.  This month it’s all about Mahalo Skincare’s newest addition- The Bean Antioxidant Mask.  Mahalo is a luxurious line all on it’s own and I was excited to sample such a special creation!  If you are new to Beauty Heroes allow me to introduce you to my favorite green beauty box.

Beauty Heroes was founded by Jeannie Jarnot.  A longtime spa director herself and healthy beauty expert.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie at IBE, and she is truly one of the sweetest people.  Beauty Heroes is a monthly beauty service that selects only the best clean beauty brands.  Each month you can find one to two full size truly heroic products in each box.  The products typically range from skincare to haircare products.  However, every 3 months Beauty Heroes offers a makeup box as well that’s optional for members or non-members.  I absolutely love their “Use Less, Love More” philosophy.  By only getting one or two products, you allow yourself to truly experience them.  Of course you can trust their picks, as they are strict on their integrity standards.  What’s not to love about this whole concept?  As a Beauty Heroes Ambassador, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of such a movement.

Before I spill the details on this month’s heroic product, I have to fill you in on Mahalo Skincare itself.  Mahalo was founded by Maryna, after years of living a holistic lifestyle, she realized the connection between mindfulness and thankfulness.  She became aware of the connection they have to balance, which can be manifested within rituals of self care.  This brought her to the art of skincare and how taking time for oneself with luxurious skin treats is about as self giving as one can get.  She then formulated and created Mahalo Skincare- a line that is free from toxic chemicals and instead filled with clean, active ingredients that are found in the earth.

The line is oozing with luxury, from the bamboo wood container that houses the signature products, to the scents and performance.  I’ve sampled several of Mahalo’s products in the past and one that stands out in particular as a fave is the Unveil Cleanser.  I remember gushing over it because it was and still is one of my favorite cleansers.

The Bean Antioxidant Mask did not disappoint.  It’s filled with pure ingredients that literally are nourishing the skin as it sits on top of your face.  It like a thick mud but not drying like you might assume.  It goes on easy and then dries.  However, my skin doesn’t feel dry after using it.  Instead, it feels like it just received a surge of adrenaline to the skin- in the best possible way!  I know, weird way to describe it but my skin was more awake and the blood flow to the skin was so apparent.  It was as if my skin had a good workout and was shining from the inside out.  It smells divine.  A sweet smell with notes of cacao and vanilla, ylang ylang and sandalwood.  My skin also feels much smoother, and clear.  It’s evident the mask actually gets in and detoxifies the skin.

The ingredients in the mask are superb.  With antioxidants ingredients like cacao, asaxanthin, edelweiss, tomato lycopene, carrot, sandalwood, sea buckthorn and so many more!  The sidekick this month is the perfect companion to the mask, the Bamboo Treatment Brush.  This brush is made from synthetic fibers, and is great for applying masks in general.  The Bean Mask especially!

I would hop on this month’s Beauty Hero Box if you haven’t signed up- it’s a good one and it’s going to go fast!  I say it each time, but the value of Beauty Heroes is crazy good!  This month alone the value is $100!!  When you sign up for Beauty Heroes you’re getting it for about $38.33!  I mean what are you waiting for?!  Sign up here!

Also, this month be sure to check out the Beauty Heroes Beauty Store.  Full of past heroic products and a ton of other green beauty must have items.  Every month Beauty Heroes offers a Love More Promotion.  This offer is for non-members and members.  During August only, customers can receive an exclusive Love More gift of their choice with their $75+ purchase. This gift with purchase is available to members and non-members who shop with us. The August Love More Promo Codes are as follows:

Sun Body Oil – Use Code LAUREL
Cleopatra Milk + Honey Mask – Use Code CLEO
Mystic Awakening Toning Mist – Use Code MYSTIC
Kahina Essaouira Body Serum – Use Code KAHINA
Maya Chia Wonderbalm – Use Code MAYACHIA
Kari Gran Tinted Peppermint Lip Whip – Use Code KARI
Au Naturale Lip Stain in Hero – Use Code HEROLIP

Get your shop on!  Have you used Mahalo’s new mask?

Mask Madness

Mask Madness

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.

LEAHLANI SKINCARE MERMAID MASK- 

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!

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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