This face mask is one all around, fantastic, nourishing, pure, clean and glorious skin treatment! Among the elaborate list of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids in spirulina is gamma-linolenic acid. GLA is quite hard to find anywhere else and wonderful for sensitive or irritated skin (if you've not used it before, be aware that spirulina has a scent similar to seaweed). We source our spirulina from Hawaii, where it is pond grown using water from 2,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. This seawater provides a rich supply of natural nutrients and sets it apart from any other spirulina available.
Quinoa is included because it is heavy in lysine, which is essential to the synthesis of collagen and elastin. It can aid in the healing of tissue, and also might help even out hyperpigmentation. French green clay and patchouli essential oil round out this mask and make it a perfect choice for acne prone skin as a clarifying mask, although it is beneficial to all skin types!
If it can be avoided, do not use magnetic, metal bowls or spoons to mix this mask, as it can lessen the efficacy of the green clay (but this is not a deal breaker, you will still reap benefits even if you must use a metal spoon). All our masks and cleansers have a pH of 5.5 when mixed with distilled water.
Four mindful and purposeful ingredients:
To use, place approximately 1 - 2 teaspoons of dry mask into a clean bowl. Add an equal amount of liquid, or adjust the amount to your preference and mix. Gently apply to clean skin. Leave for 10-20 minutes, depending on your skin's needs (sensitive skin should avoid letting the mask completely dry) and rinse off. Use once or twice a week. For our best tips on masking, visit this post from our friend, Esha from The Aftr Glow.
Why buy your face masks dry? By mixing your masks as you use them, you avoid the need for preservatives. Using dry masks also gives you the opportunity to choose your liquid - witch hazel, diluted apple cider vinegar, soy milk, orange juice and molasses, chilled herbal tea or plain water are great choices and give you tons of variety from one jar!
This is a 2 ounce (12 tsp) sized glass jar (please reuse or recycle!). Assuming 1 - 2 teaspoons per use, it yields 6 - 12 masks. Although our dry masks do not contain nanoparticles, care should still be used to not inhale dust while preparing.
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The Granola Goat is proud to be registered with Leaping Bunny and PETA as cruelty free! All of our products are vegan.
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