Activated Purifying Mask with Charcoal & Flowers
Apoterra handcrafts with a blend of clays, activated charcoal, and organic flowers to decongest clogged pores, the ingredients in this powdered mask clarify dull and blotchy complexions, gently exfoliate, and restore nutrients to skin.
Oily, congested, acne-prone.
Activated Charcoal // Treated with oxygen to create more active regions to chemically bind with toxins (hence why it is called “activated” charcoal!). When applied topically, activated charcoal cleansers stick to and pull out dirt, oil and toxins, providing a deep clean that helps prevent breakouts.
Hibiscus Flowers // Called the “natural botox plant” because if its firming and lifting properties, hibiscus is high is natural alpha-hydroxy acids. AHAs exfoliate, promote cell renewal, help prevent acne breakouts, boosts moisture in skin, and improves elasticity. Hibiscus is also high in water-soluble antioxidants and Vitamin C, which help fight off damage-causing free-radicals, reduce inflammation, and promotes a healthy complexion.
French Green Clay // Mined from bedrock quarries in France, this clay is untreated, sun dried and 100% natural. It contains tons of beneficial minerals, like silica, magnesium, calcium, iron, and montmorillonite. This variety is said to have the ability to absorb toxins and impurities. In addition to its skin boosting benefits, it also works wonders when ingested for stomach aches, and to soothe sores and wounds when applied topically.
Rose Petals // When used in skincare products, rose petals work as an anti-bacterial and contains antioxidants to protect skin from aging environmental stressor.
Chamomile Flowers // Chamomile is a small white and yellow flower that is high in flavonoids, terpenoids, oxides, and azulenes (chamazulene is what gives the essential oil its beautiful blue color). It rich in antioxidants, is an antimicrobial, and has antibacterial effects to help clear skin of bad bacteria. It is also a powerful skin healer and anti-inflammatory.
Willow Bark // Willow bark contains salicin, a natural alternative used to create salicylic acid. When applied topically, salicin has been shown to help reduce the visible signs of aging by gently exfoliating skin, promoting cell renewal and reducing the occurrence of acne breakouts. It also has antioxidants and works as an antimicrobial.
Sugar Extract // Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an exfoliant that helps slough away dead skin cells to help reveal a brighter, more youthful complexion.
Mix a small amount of the mask (about ½ a tbsp.) with about ½ tsp of water, milk, hydrosol or herbal tea until you create a thick paste. Add more liquid if necessary. (Start with less liquid than you think you need. Add more as needed). Apply the paste to a clean face and let dry (10-15 minutes). Remove by rinsing with warm water.
Kaolinite (White Clay), Montmorillonite (French Green Clay), Activated Charcoal, Zinc Oxide, Colloidal Oat Flour*, Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Hibiscus) Flowers*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Buds*, Matricaria Chamomilla (Chamomile) Flowers*, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Petals*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flowers*, Cinnamomum Burmannii (Cinnamon)*, Sucrose (Sugar) Extract*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf*, Salix Amygdaloides (Willow) Bark Powder*.