huckleberry | jasmine facial treatment set

huckleberry masks

I recently saw an Instagram post that said something like “Behind great skin is a great facialist.”

While I wholeheartedly agree that an accomplished aesthetician can work magic on your skin, not everyone has the luxury of time or money to visit a spa every month (I wish!) — or even bimonthly or quarterly.

But, everyone can carve out an hour in the week to treat and pamper her skin at home. With the right potions, we can all have a mini spa experience from the comfort of our couches.

If you’re clumsy when it comes to DIY — or need just something to prompt you to get your spa time on weekly, bi-weekly or monthly — it’s time for you to say hello to Huckleberry.

huckleberry masks

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“The concept of Huckleberry initially came as a birthday gift idea for my mother,” says Joyce Chow, the founder of Austin-based Huckleberry. “My mom is a skincare junkie that will try anything in a pretty package, but things that she didn’t like ended up on a shelf, half-used. She would often find products in her cabinet several years old and try it again, not knowing that was a bad idea.”

Does that sound familiar, green beauty junkies?

In an effort to curb our product hoarding, Huckleberry operates on the premise that busy product junkies will actually use the fresh, results-driven masks and exfoliants Huckleberry delivers for your weekly / bi-weekly / monthly spa-at-home time (depending on your preference).

To get started with Huckleberry, you simply take a skin quiz, create an account and then peruse the mask and exfoliation sets customized to treat your skin’s key issues.

huckleberry skin quiz results

Pick the products that seem like a great fit for you and then add them to your treatment menu. Feel free to choose what really speaks to you, even if it’s not in your “recommended products” list.

Case in point: Huckleberry has a “Jasmine” treatment as part of its “Maintain Me” product collection that’s geared toward normal/combination skin that has hyperpigmentation issues.

While I’m more combination/oily, I do deal with some hyperpigmentation around my nose and chin, and I must have all the jasmine things. Done and done.

huckleberry masks in jasmine

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Huckleberry’s “Jasmine” treatment is designed to fade and lighten blemishes with a light (5%) glycolic acid peel while delivering a shot of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories such as arnica, green tea and calendula to calm and soothe the skin

The Huckleberry “Jasmine” treatment can easily be integrated into your current skincare regimen. After cleansing, apply and massage the peel onto damp skin to stimulate blood flow. Leave the peel on for 10 minutes (if it’s too intense, try 7-8 minutes instead) and then rinse off with warm water.

If you’ve tried acid peels in the past (think Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Peel or any other acid-based peel), this will be familiar. If you haven’t, expect some mild tingling (seriously, 5% glycolic acid isn’t that much … remember my 20% salicylic acid peel?!) and possibly some flush to your skin.

Always, always, always patch test, though, to ensure your skin isn’t going to react dramatically!

Here’s what’s in the Huckleberry “Jasmine” peel:

Citrus aurantium (neroli) distillate*, musa sapientum (banana) fruit*, aqua (ph-balanced distilled water), hydroxyacetic (glycolic) acid, ubiquinone (coenzyme q-10), thioctic (alpha lipoic) acid, olea europea (extra-virgin olive) oil, lactic acid, honey*, l-ascorbic acid (vitamin c), cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, tocopheryl phosphate (vitamin e), collagen, citrus sinensis (sweet orange) essential oil, camellia sinensis (green tea) extract, sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic) acid, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract // *certified organic + vegetable-derived

Post-peel, apply the treatment mask for 10-15 minutes to further brighten and tone the skin thanks to its heavy dose of citrus fruits, white willow bark (so good for acne-prone skin!) and flower extracts.

After this weekly treatment, my skin looked and felt brighter and more even toned. However, I did experience some flaking, thanks to the glycolic acid peel. That’s a good thing though — acid exfoliation at work! It was nothing like my supercharged salicylic peel that I’ve told you about before, but it was noticeable around my nose.

Once the natural exfoliation process was finished, my skin truly looked better. A weekly low-percentage glycolic acid treatment is something that my perpetually congested skin takes so well to — be it via peels or toning pads. I’m a fan.

Here’s everything in the “Jasmine” treatment mask:

Citrus aurantifolia (key lime) juice, citrus medica limonum (lemon) juice, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice root) extract, salix alba (white willow) bark water, calendula officinalis (calendula) extract, urtica dioica (nettles) extract, olea europaea (olive leaf) extract, bellis perennis (daisy) flower extract, carica papaya (papaya leaf) extract, arnica montana flower extract, aqua (ph-balanced distilled water), aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) gel, sclerotium gum, carrageenan (seaweed) extract, citrus aurantifolia (lime) oil, camilia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, cucumis sativa (cucumber) extract, allantoin extract, maxima citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid) // *certified organic + vegetable-derived

So, though this is a “Jasmine” treatment set, I actually don’t see one mention of the precious flower in the ingredients list. Huh?

Perhaps a more accurate name would be “Floral” or something like that, because it is a pleasant, toned-down flower-citrus scent.

Despite this somewhat misleading name (seriously, am I missing something here?), I still enjoyed the “Jasmine” treatment (as well as “Sunrise“), and love the concept of Huckleberry: Fresh, regular, one-time-use facials delivered to your door for the busy beauty who hoards a little too much product.

(Looking at myself via the mirror of my beauty cabinet.)

How often do you go to a facialist? How often do you mask at home? What do you use? What do you think of a delivery service like Huckleberry? Tell me in the comments! may include affiliate links to featured products. Not all product links are affiliate links. If you make a purchase from an affiliate link, earns a small commission.

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