In my last post I declared my undying admiration for anyone who has the quality of 'great skin' under the 2000-ish pixels of our wonderfully mega-cameras these days:
[yes, you ms Kruger & your superfood-infused Goopy Gwynneth)
That will get me discussing my own skin again. Shortly, I peeled and treated my skin from my 20s-acne
pot-holed affected skin to a smoother canvas. Hence, not too unhappy about this result. However, larger pores are a hereditary condition and making them tinier & grime-free is a continuous & effortful task of mine.
Enter OSMIA detox exfoliating mask
I gotten ridiculously curious about this mask seeing it on my organic-orientated blogger-'sisters' like BeautyByBrittanie, NoMoreDirtyLooks & SeedtoSerum
But the not-always-organic bloggers have been raving about this mask as well, like on Babble & Taylor on MyLucidDreams. All of them are proud owners of gorgeous complexion so they must be on to something...
My order arrived in a beautiful Hummingbird * flower decorated box. I loved the personal note & some generous samples! And that for a company that has gotten quite famous already.
The samples consisted of their famous black soap and this gorgeous Calibration Serum.
It is actually an oil but really suitable for combination skin. I've been using it on my t-zone lately, and I really have less pimples/congestions there lately.
However, I'm not reviewing that one today. So let's direct the scope to the ingredients of the Detox Mask:
Chock-full of good & effective natural ingredients...I'm specifically chuffed about the raw manuka honey (an intensive detoxifyer & moisturizer at the same time) & the raw cocoa powder.
The pretty little mixing bowl is a part of their set: how handy:
Uhm, not putting any public face-mask pictures up: I'll save those for facebook but I'd like to show you how the mask looks when added a liquid to your choice: Thin & chocolat-y:
As for liquid of choice: the standard option is water, but I love to mix it with one of my toners or make a water-&-manuka-honey blend and mix it with the powder.
- thin mask which seems to reach the 'dirt' of the pores easier than a thicker mask
- slightly tightening but not drying (de-moisturizing) effect
- dries fast in 2 minutes: so effective for a quicker mask
- smells delicious with a small hint of chocolate
- clearer & tighter pores afterwards
- my sensitive skin stayed rather calm (no redness etc) afterwards
- price: midrange (when you calculate shipping in) but will last about 3 months with regular (2 a 3 weekly) facials
- love the personal attention to the order & the generous samples to try out
Conclusion: The raves online are justified: this mask preforms well and does what it says.
Availability: on the Osmiaorganics website for $50.00