5/10/2020 0 Comments
HAPPY SKINCARE SUNDAY...
I hope you are masking it up this Mother's Day! OK, let's talk skincare. There are so many words thrown around in the world of skincare I want to take Sundays to focus on one word + break it down for you! This Sunday my skin has been feeling a bit dull + textured so I have been incorporating active detox masks to help oil control, keep my little pimple flare ups at a minimum + just give my skin the detox it deserves!
What is an active ingredient in skincare?
An active ingredient in skincare essentially is a chemical or molecular ingredient in your skincare that has backed science proving it will give the promised results it promotes. It has an active ingredient in the product + some common actives are: fruit enzymes like pineapple, bentonite clay, niaciniamide - to name a few.
Actives are incredible because they are a chemical exfoliation (everything is a chemical, btw!) so they can help hyperpigmentation, acne, pore size, skin-aging, collagen production, skin texture + more. Basically, actives are fucking awesome.
It's also important to keep in mind that while actives typically are ok for all skin types - some CAN be more intense/powerful than others so if you are using a detox mask always do a patch test to see the time frame you can leave on or if you can use the mask at all! I have included a mask specifically for sensitive skin below + I personally have drier more sensitive skin + I use all of these masks in moderation with no issues.
INDIAN HEALING CLAY
This mask is a great option for anyone who deals with excessively oily skin. The active ingredient bentonite clay helps remove sebum from the skin surface + can also help soothe skin. Using this mask you shouldn’t experience any irritation but a calming + reduction in acne. WIN WIN! I’ve been using this mask now 1x a week for the last few weeks and immediately notice a brighter appearance + a more radiant complexion. I absolutely love it.
HERBIVORE BLUE TANSY
This is another favorite of mine! This is more of a gel like consistency but I actually mix this with my Indian Healing Clay as well! This mask if great for enlarged pores, acne + skin texture. This is a mask I pull a lot when I feel like my skin has build up + needs to be deeply exfoliated. My skin is always smoother, more radiant + overall has a healthy glow after using. The color does vary so keep that in mind! As its an active ingredient there is a chance the color will slightly change over time but the white willow bark is what gives this mask its powerful clarifying properties! The fruit enzymes give the awesome active powers to gobble up those dead skin cells + reveal healthy skin.
FRANK BODY ANTI-DRAMA MASK
This mask to me isn’t as “intense” of a detox mask but it has really really nice calming benefits, feels incredibly hydrating + detoxing while leaving a nice healthy glow. This mask can help tackle acne through the active ingredient charcoal. Charcoal is naturally derived, safe + effective at clarifying skin!
ERNO LASZLO PORE CLEANSING CLAY MASK
So this is relatively newer to my collection but I am LOVING this! The consistency is great because its a bit textured so you feel like you’re really getting a nice little physical exfoliation but its still very hydrating. This mask can help cleanse, balance, clarify + control oil. My skin feels overall more even in tone, hydrated + brighter. This masks uses Kaolin is an active that helps to cleanse + exfoliate the skin.
HERBIVORE PINK CLAY MASK
I love this mask as a gentler option! The active pink clay is gentle on skin but powerful in detoxification + pulling dirt from the skin. It’s definitely a great option for those with more sensitive skin as it has soothing rose hip + chamomile as well! My skin feels hydrated after using, radiant + smoother.
ARIA STARR Dead Sea MUD MASK
Ok, so I have used this mask since college. I love it. It’s definitely a thicker consistency + not one that’s great for a bath because the steam will make it melt off BUT it definitely leaves my skin so much brighter + more smoother in texture. This mask absorbs oil + toxins for a deep clean thought he active ingredient
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