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Activated Purifying Mask with Charcoal + Flowers

Rated 4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

$ 28.00

Handcrafted with a blend of clays, activated charcoal, and organic flowers to decongest clogged pores, clarify dull and blotchy complexions, gently exfoliate, and restore nutrients to skin.  

purpose MASK | benefit CLARIFY + DECONGEST  | when 1-3x PER WEEK | skin ALL/ACNE

 

Why This Mask Works

This activated charcoal face mask with French green clay pulls out impurities and clears pores so that nutrients can settle in and help restore skin barrier functions. Hibiscus, willow bark and sugar extract gently exfoliate without irritation and also deliver antioxidants that protect against free radical damage. Rose and chamomile help soothe and calm aggravated skin.

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Mix a small amount of the mask (about ½ a tbsp.) with about ½ tsp of water, milk, and hydrosol, one of our toners or herbal tea until you create a thick paste. Add more liquid if necessary. It is recommended to start with less liquid than you think you need, and then add more as needed. Apply paste to clean face and let dry (10-15 minutes). Remove by rinsing with warm water. Follow by cleansing the skin with one of our toners and a cotton pad. Finish with a facial oil or balm. For best results, use after an herbal steam.

For dry skin: Try mixing with honey, milk, rose water, rose/chamomile tea or our Rose Hydrating Toner

For combination/oily skin: Try mixing with honey, green tea, diluted apple cider vinegar, witch hazel hydrosol, orange blossom water, or our Neroli Clarifying Toner.

Masking is not just about skin care, it is also about self-care. Before mixing your mask, take a moment to prepare your space for comfort. Dress in some comfy yet pretty clothes, or prepare a warm bath with minerals and hydrating coconut milk. Settle in with some tea and a good book, soak in the bath, or take an extra-long shower. Take this moment, while the mask is working, to decompress and be in the moment. Take a few deep breaths, and thank yourself for taking the time to take care of you.
Activated Charcoal // This is a charcoal that has been treated with oxygen which creates more active regions to chemically bind with impurities (hence it is called “activated” charcoal!). When applied topically, activated charcoal binds to dirt, oil and toxins, detoxifying the skin. Great for facial cleansers and masks that target cleansing the pores to prevent break outs.

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, increase moisture content, and improve elasticity. Hibiscus is also high in water-soluble antioxidants and vitamin C, which help fight off damage-causing free-radicals, reduce inflammation, and promote 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, including silica, magnesium, calcium, iron, and montmorillonite. Our founder Dominique first was introduced to the clay when she spent a few months in France working on organic farms. Called argile by the locals and thought to have an amazing ability to absorb toxins and impurities, she saw that it worked wonders when ingested for stomach aches, soothed sores and wounds when applied topically, and worked really well as a mask for skincare.

Rose Petals // Rose petals are synonymous with love, and when found in skincare products with anti-aging. You might be wondering, is rose worth all the hype? A Korean study recently found that rose petals actually help block age-causing enzyme activity and also helps your skin absorb vitamin C (a great anti-aging ingredient itself). So go ahead, indulge in a little rose!

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 has antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antibacterial effects. It is a powerful skin healing and anti-inflammatory herb.

Willow Bark // Willow bark contains salicin, a chemical used by our bodies to create salicylic acid. Topical application of salicin has been shown to help reduce the visible signs of aging and keeps “youth” genes in gear. Salicin also gently exfoliates, promoting cell renewal and reducing the occurrence of acne breakouts. It is also an antioxidant and 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.

Ingredients: 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* *certified organic
1 oz/28.35g (comes packaged in a 2 oz glass jar)

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Fabulous mask! The first time I used it, I could tell it was sucking out all the icky stuff from my face. Afterward, my face was so soft that I could not stop touching it! Great mask to get junk out!

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Work pretty well but the instruction is confusing.

The instruction for the charcoal mask is somewhat wrong - it does not really work. 1 tbsp of charcoal mask should mix with at least 1 tbsp of liquid to start to form a paste.

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HI Ian! The amount of liquid needed will depend on the liquid used. We always recommend to start will less liquid and slowly add more to get the perfect consistency :)

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Loving the mask!

Love everything from the packaging, to the smell, to the way it feels before and after. My face felt very firm while the charcoal mask was on, but soft and supple afterwards. It dries quickly and I found after my first use that a little goes a long, long way.

I’m loving all my apoterra products and am happy I found them.

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Amazing

This oil has done such wonders for my skin. You will not regret it! I use it in my morning skincare routine as well. Love, love, love for my combination, acne prone skin.

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Great Charcoal Mask!

This mask has been great for keeping my skin clear and smooth! My skin is so soft afterwards, and it this really helps keep my complexion even and clean!

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