Honey and Nectar Mask
This luxurious, soothing and nourishing mask is ambrosia for the skin. Ambrosia was known as food for the gods made from honey and nectar, and this mask draws out toxins and yet nourishes and fortifies the skin. The raw honey is full of balancing enzymes, while the mineral rich white clay will cleanse the pores. Papaya fruit helps with gentle exfoliating while the niacinamide makes skin bright and glowing. The calendula blossom oil along with, avocado oil, rose hip seed oils will restore your skin and create a youthful suppleness. Apricot seed oil is rich in gamma linoleic acid which tones and deeply moisturizes the skin. Pure vitamin C will help reduce blemishes, dark spots and will help build collagen, while prized plum oil adds the finishing collagen building touches. Very subtle addition of ylang ylang and vanilla will help with skin moisture, prevent inflammation and bring uplifting joy to the senses.
Kaolin Clay, Organic Arrowroot Tapioca (Manihot Esculenta), Organic Honey, Niacinamide, Organic Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Plum (Prunus Domestica) Oil, Argon (Argania Spinosa) Oil, Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil, Papaya (Carica Papaya) Fruit Powder, Organic Calendula Flower Extract (Calendula Officinalis), Organic Rosehip Seed Oil (Rosa Canina), Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca), Beet Root (Beta Vulgaris), Glycerin, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Organic Vanilla Bean Extract (Vanilla Planifolia), Organic Ylang Ylang Flower Oil (Cananga Odorata)
Found in the moisture-rich soil of tropical rainforests, Kaolin Clay has been used in cosmetics for centuries to stunning effect on the skin. In addition to eliminating toxins, purifying, and promoting circulation to the skin, Kaolin also has a naturally high amount of silica which works to remove dead skin and restore moisture to your delicate facial dermis. Even more impressively, this rich white clay reduces sebum leaving oily skin matte and smooth to the touch.
Organic Arrowroot (Tapioca):
Native to South America, arrowroot powder was first used to treat injuries caused by arrows– hence it’s name. Still used in some cultures to treat open wounds, arrowroot powder is widely known for its cell-turnover abilities which extend to blemishes on the facial skin. Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, arrowroot is a natural alternative to silica and talc working to balancing oil production and keep skin firm yet elastic.
In ancient Egypt, Cleopatra was known to have mixed fresh honey into her nightly milk bath – capitalizing on this rich gift from nature in her inspiring beauty ritual. When applied to the skin, honey’s natural antibacterial and antioxidizing properties fight signs of aging and acne. In fact, when the natural sugars in the honey meet with blemishes, hydrogen peroxide is produced which speeds cell turnover. Additionally, the honey is a humectant meaning that it’s thick, rich barrier locks moisture into the skin leaving the face glowing and dewy.
A B-3 vitamin that helps build keratin and keeps skin firm and healthy. Niacinamide is a key ingredient that helps reduce fine lines and minimizes pore appearance while regulating the skin's natural cycles of oil production. Creating a lipid barrier, it soothes skin irritation and redness, and helps heal sun damage.
Organic Coconut Oil:
Tri Dosha, Rich, Hydrating, Cooling, Nourishing, Helps to prevent free radical damage. Most commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine and is another natural anti-aging skin care method that has been shown in studies to effectively treat dry, inflamed skin. Antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, and antibacterial properties helps your heart and kidneys. Feeds and nourishes the skin. The father of oils for the ultimate body healer, heals burns, cracks, cuts, acne, wrinkles.
Plum (Prunus Domestica) Oil:
Containing high levels of antioxidants and a natural form of Vitamin E, Plum Oil has the hydrating capability of heavier oils but absorbs quickly and feels light. In addition to its intoxicating scent, Plum Oil contains one of the highest concentration of linoleic acid, which means a higher concentration of those fatty acids that are plumping up skin. It heals, hydrates, and heals dull skin.
Argon (Argania Spinosa) Oil:
Argan oil comes from the seeds of the Argan tree, indigenous to Southwestern Morocco.This oil is known worldwide for its health and cosmetic benefits, provides moisturizing, regeneration, and anti-inflammatory agents. this elixir sinks right in while it plumps the skin, brings blood to the cheeks, treating lines and wrinkles overnight.
Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil:
A rich oil derived from one of our most natural sources of healthy fats, Avocado oil is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D, and E. When used topically, the potassium, lecithin, and other of nature's nutrients found in Avocado oil balance and moisturize the skin.
Papaya (Carica Papaya) Fruit Powder:
Papaya powder contains high levels of papain, which is naturally exfoliates the skin and decreases inflammation. This targets dead skin cells and damaged keratin blocking the pores, and gives the skin a breathable, light feeling. It also decreases signs of aging and fine lines with its alpha-hydroxy acids, and vitamins C and E.
Organic Calendula Oil Extract:
Used by ancient Hindus to adorn the statues of gods and goddesses, calendula is a stunning flower with antibacterial and emollient properties that gently and effortlessly heal wounded skin. Calendula is also famed for its collagen boosting and scar minimizing capabilities.
Organic Rosehip Seed Oil:
Bask yourself in this native wildflower of the Himalayas and the Andes, cold pressed to preserve the naturally-occurring vitamins and essential fatty acids it contains, use it on your hair, skin, and nails. Rosehip seed oil has been cherished for centuries as a natural beauty enhancer and skin aid.
Rosehip seed oil was used amongst Greek goddesses as part of a daily skin care regimen for strength and elasticity. The naturally occurring vitamin C in this wonder oil helps diminish dark spots, and the naturally occurring vitamin A helps rejuvenate cells.
Apricot Kernel Oil:
Helps rejuvenate dehydrated skin. Organic apricot kernel oil is rich in gamma linoleic acid, or GLA, which comes from essential fatty acid omega-6. The GLA content in apricot kernel oil helps skin to maintain moisture balance. GLA also plays a role in firming and toning your skin. Additionally, organic apricot kernel oil contains vitamin A and E, which soothe the skin and slow signs of aging. The nourishing properties of apricot kernel seed oil have an anti-inflammatory effect and may soothe minor skin conditions such as eczema.
In ancient Greece, the goddess Aphrodite was known to have credited her powers of love and beauty to the humble beet. Rich in Vitamin C, beetroot does wonders for brightening the skin, removing dark spots, and any leftover scars from old blemishes. It’s anti-inflammatory properties also help to calm puffy eyes and even the skintone.
A natural preservative, Vitamin C works to brighten the skin as well as reduces and prevents fine lines and wrinkles. Can also increase collagen production, reduce inflammation, slow the rate of free radical damage, and protect from UV damage.
Organic Vanilla Bean Extract:
Native to Mexico and used extensively by the Aztecs, vanilla bean not only tastes splendid, but also works wonders for the skin. Filled with anti-inflammatories, it soothes and calms the skin and also helps to prevent free radical damage. Chockful of Vitamin B, it also promotes healthy skin long after use.
Organic Ylang Ylang Oil:
'The Flower of Flowers" as it is called, is balancing both to the skin, and the mind. It is an aphrodisiac and the flowers are scattered on the wedding couples bed in Indonesia. Ylang Ylang is a skin regulator and is beautifying for the skin. It combats irritation and is used to treat acne and other imbalances.
For a moment step into a fragrant, fertile, magical, garden where ambrosia and nectar are gently placed upon your face. With clean fingers apply enough of the Honey & Nectar mask to cover the face. Leave on for 15 minutes and then cleanse with warm water. Follow up with the Glow Balm or Rose Face Oil for a luminous radiance. Face may become warm due to the active elements in the mask like the vitamin C and honey love.