March 28, 2013

beauty scoop | living nature deep cleansing mask

As we get closer to the weekend, my skin has gone from “in decent shape” to “hello, little army of blemishes taking over my face.”

While my current breakouts are hormonal (ahem), I like to do everything I can to treat and prevent future spots. This leads me to trying every deep cleansing mask on the natural beauty market.

As I write this review, I’m indulging in my fourth helping of New Zealand-based Living Nature’s Deep Cleansing Mask, a kaolin clay-based cream mask that’s especially helpful for acne-prone skin.

living nature deep cleansing mask

{Saffron Rouge, an online retailer specializing in organic cosmetics and beauty products, sent me Living Nature’s Deep Cleansing Mask to review. It retails for $47 for 10 treatments.}

You may remember my previous clay cleansing mask review, but what sets Living Nature’s Deep Cleansing Mask apart is its ultra-portability and ease of application.

Living Nature’s Deep Cleansing Mask comes in a box of 10 individually wrapped treatment pouches.

This makes the mask ideal for weekend trips away (you guys do masks on your weekends away, right?!) and provides portion control for those of us who tend to slather on a little too much of the good stuff (looking at myself).

Speaking of the good stuff, here’s what’s inside Living Nature’s Deep Cleansing Mask:

Aqua (water), Kaolin (Halloysite clay), Macadamia ternifolia seed oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (almond) oil, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Mel (manuka honey), Cetearyl wheat straw glycosides, Cetearyl alcohol (from coconut & palm oil), Citrus grandis (grapefruit) seed extract, Zinc oxide, Limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, Sclerotium gum, Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil, Triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil, Citrus medica limonum (lemon) oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) oil, Backhousia citriodora (lemon myrtle) oil, Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, Totarol, Citral, Limonene

The ingredients that drew me to this mask are kaolin clay, manuka honey, manuka oil and tea tree oil. All of these are known for their acne-busting wonders.

(I can see my blackheads loosen after using this mask, making them easier to extract with mild pressure.)

In addition to those ingredients, the combination of oils, such as meadowfoam seed, almond, avocado and evening primrose, offer hydration and skin-priming benefits that goes deep into your pores.

When I apply this mask, I concentrate more on the areas that truly need deep cleansing — my jawline, my chin and my nose — all areas where I tend to break out.

I massage the mask in well, but am swift in my application. This mask dries fairly quickly, so you want to be sure to get as even an application where you want the mask to do its work!

kimberlyloc wears living nature deep cleansing mask from saffron rouge

{I’m having a little too much fun getting pictures of me with natural beauty treatments on my face!}

My only critique of this mask is that because it does dry so quickly, leaving it on for the recommended 20 minutes isn’t that realistic; by about 12 minutes, it begins to flake off (ya know, if you move your face muscles), so I’d say 12-15 is a better time recommendation.

I’m a fan of the scent — Saffron Rouge describes its as an “earthy manuka” smell, but I get more of a light honey-floral scent to my nose — not overpowering at all!

Have you tried anything from Living Nature? Are you on the manuka honey and manuka oil wagon yet? Tell me your thoughts in the comments section!

related posts:

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments



    Theme by Blogmilk   Coded by Brandi Bernoskie