Cacao and Banana Face Glow: 1 Mask Many Ways

A short while ago we released the Cacao and Banana Face Glow. The mask is extremely versatile and suitable for all skin types. It can easily be customised to your weekly changing skin needs, or to different skin types. Using basic kitchen ingredients, the possibilities are endless and only limited to your imagination.

For a more moisturising mask that suits normal skin you could add yoghurt, goats milk, or a few drops of our serum.

For sensitive skin you could mix the mask with rosewater, rosehip oil, or honey

For oily skin you could also add honey, particularly manuka honey, or freshly juiced apple juice.

 

What do masks do and why should you use one?

Regularly using a mask in your skin care routine is beneficial as it:

  • Deeply cleanses the skin

  • Helps removes toxins from the skin

  • Helps to minimise pores

  • Reduces fine lines and pigmentation

  • Gently exfoliates to give you smoother, softer skin

  • Hydrates and nourishes the skin

  • Improves the overall health and texture of your skin

Cacao & Banana Face Glow

Sometimes after using a clay facemask your face can appear a little red which is completely normal, unless you are feeling any discomfort. Using a clay based mask draws impurities and toxins from the skin and helps to increase the skins blood circulation causing it to look a little red afterwards, but don’t worry, this will calm down.

 

 

 

What is in the Cacao and Banana Face Glow and why is it great for my skin?

The Cacao and Banana Face Glow is an innovative dry mask formula, it comes as a dry powder that you can then mix up fresh as needed. The mask is packed full of skin loving superfoods. As with all of our products, it is all natural and the ingredients list reads like the ultimate superfood smoothie. You can check out the full ingredients list here. Let’s go through what some of these ingredients do:

Acai Berry

This is the most powerful antioxidant of all the berries and other fruit sources such as grapes, bananas and apples. It contains 7 flavonoid antioxidants and the powerhouse is polyphenoic anthocyanin. This fruit has proven to be over 100 times more potent as a free radical scavenger compared to other food sources. Goji berries also contain high doses of manganese which is used by the body to produce our own antioxidant enzymes.

The Clays

The mask contains a blend of three different types of clays (Ivory, Pink, and Yellow) plus Zeolite. Clays are a great treatment when you are looking to deeply cleanse the skin and draw out toxins. Zeolite in particular, is efficient at eliminating toxins as it gives off negatively charged ions. It is this unique property of attracting positively charged ions that allows a chemical reaction to occur and neutralise toxins.  More generally, all clays will help refine your skin texture by gently exfoliating to help minimise pores and diminish fine lines. Clays also stimulate blood circulation to give your skin that nice glow. These amazing properties within clay make them a powerful ingredient for using in masks.

Noni Fruit

The Noni fruit has an impressive nutritional profile containing over a hundred vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are good for our skin. The fruit is extremely high in antioxidants and vitamin C and so helps fight cellular free-radical damage caused by aging and pollution. The Noni fruit also contains three essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic, linolenic, and arachidonic), which our body is unable to produce. Yet these EFA’s help prevent dry and rough skin and reduce skin trauma.

Sea Buckthorn

This little berry is the highest known plant source of Omega-7 a rare fatty acid that increases collagen production in our hair, skin, and nails. Increased collagen improves the tone and texture of our skin while also fighting free radical damage.

Turmeric Root

The deep orange-yellow spice that is commonly used in Indian cooking has numerous benefits for our skin health. As it is high in antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties it is helpful for people with acne prone skin drawing impurities from the skin. Turmeric has also been shown to reduce the effects of aging and UV-damage in skin as it hydrates the skin and stimulates sebum production.

 

 

 

Masks, such as the Cacao & Banana Face Glow are important to include in your skin care routine on a weekly basis as they really improve the condition, tone, and texture of your skin.

 

We would love to hear what you mix your mask with...

 

Love Jessie xxx

 

February 11, 2014 by Jessica Veenhuyzen
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