Best Green Beauty Face Masks

Best Green Beauty Face 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.

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!

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!

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!

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!

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 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! Get your Honey Mud here!

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!

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!

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!

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!

 

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?

Beauty Heroes February Discovery: Osmia

Beauty Heroes February Discovery: Osmia

I get so excited to see what’s in the Beauty Heroes Box each month…like giddy!  Every month it’s full of something very special.  This month was no exception!  Osmia isn’t knew to Beauty Heroes.  Their products are just so good, it’s easy to have them a second time.  This month’s heroic product is the Night Body Oil.  Before I get into why it’s become a staple in my night time routine, let me fill you in on what makes Beauty Heroes so different than other beauty boxes.

Beauty Heroes was founded by Jeannie Jarnot.  A longtime spa director herself and healthy beauty expert.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie last year 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.

Ok, now that you know why Beauty Heroes is a must for any green beauty newbie or expert, let’s carry on with why Osmia’s Night Body Oil is SO good!

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Night Body Oil is a blend of so many luxe oils.  I’m talking almond, jojoba, rosehip, borage, coconut-yeah it’s made from some serious goodness.  Then a proprietary blend of organic and wild-harvested essential oils and CO2 extracts get added in.  What does this bad boy smell like?  A little slice of tranquil bliss.  With lavender, roman chamomile and atlas cedar- it calms your senses.  The perfect antidote for ending any day.  The essential oils in it really cue your mind to calm down, and unwind.  I love that the smell isn’t strong at all.  You smell the scent at first stronger then it quickly fades as you massage it on your skin.  For best results, apply to wet skin and let it soak in.  The consistency of the oil is so lovely.  It absorbs right in, leaving your skin smooth and hydrated, yet not greasy.  A serious skin treat.  Say goodbye to dry skin and a fuzzy mind, and hello to moisturized skin and a relaxed disposition.  Not to mention this decadence is housed in a glass pump bottle-making the whole experience even better.  This is one night ritual I have happily added in my routine!

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This month’s sidekick is Osmia’s Lip Doctor.  A superior lip balm that leaves parched lips packing.  With ingredients like avocado oil, olive oil, cocoa butter-just to name a few, this little guy packs a serious hydrating punch!  There’s no essential oils either, just super hydrating oils and butters.  I love that it’s in a fatter tube, as opposed to a jar, nice change of pace.

I love the whole idea behind this month’s herogram card.  To make night time habits or rituals that help ease you into that restful space.  For me my night time skin routine is one ritual that is truly calming and relaxing for me.  Not only is it an act of self love, but it’s 10 minutes out of my day where I focus solely on myself.  Not on my kids, husband, the blog, dinner, etc.  It’s a window of time that forces me to breathe, relax and remember to care for me.  I cherish those 10 minutes.  I encourage each one of you to find that night ritual for yourself.  Whether it’s reading, writing or maybe a bubble bath.  Do something that welcomes that restful space for yourself.

If you haven’t signed up for Beauty Heroes yet, I would highly recommend you do.  This subscription box is taking the green beauty scene by storm and offers only the best of the best each month.  Sign up here!!!  Also, be sure to check out the Beauty Store here for all the best of green beauty.  Every month Beauty Heroes offers a Love More Promotion.  This offer is for non-members and members.  February’s Love More promotion is a full size Vapour Organic Siren Lipstick in Courage when you spend  $125+ in the Beauty Store. ($25 value) If you are a Beauty Hero member then get 10% off your purchase in the Beauty Heroe’s store!  Get your shop on!!  

Have you used Osmia’s Night Body Oil??

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