What: An organic-powder-based facial formula that can be used as a mask and a scrub.
Who: For all skin types.
Why it works: While jojoba beads gently exfoliate skin and unclog pores, organic grapefruit peel powder acts as an astringent to help clear skin, organic chamomile flower powder fights free radicals and organic rosehip powder (which contains a natural form of vitamin C) helps reduce the look of sun damage and age spots. Organic lavender flower powder adds a soothing finish, reducing puffiness and balancing out oil production.
What it contains: Organic Licorice Powder, Organic White Willow Powder, Organic Horsetail Powder, Organic Comfrey Powder, Organic Rose Powder, Organic Grapefruit Peel Powder, Organic Rosehip Powder, Organic Lavender Powder, Organic Bladderwrack Powder, Organic Chamomile Powder, Organic Orange Peel Powder, Organic Neem Leaf Powder, White Kaolin Clay, Jojoba Beads.
What it doesn’t contain: No artificial fragrance, parabens, synthetic preservatives, SLS, surfactants or pthalates.
How to use it:
As a scrub:
-Wet face and hands.
-Sprinkle powder into your wet palm and rub wet hands together.
-Gently scrub wet face.
-Follow with moisturizer.
As a mask:
-Mix a tablespoon with water, honey, yogurt or whatever you fancy.
-Smooth on skin.
-Rinse before completely dry.
-Follow with moisturizer.
Proven! Our team of chemistry whizzes has analyzed this product’s label claims, and the ingredients that deliver them. Here’s the science behind why it works.
The Claim: Soothes Inflamed Skin
Ingredient: Comfrey Extract - Helps calm irritated skin by speeding up the skin's own healing process. Read study.
Ingredient: Neem - The oil from this Indian plant contains potent compounds that shut down skin's inflammatory pathways, leading to reduced redness and irritation (read the in vitro study)
The Claim: Exfoliates
Ingredient: Jojoba Oil - Spherical beads composed of wax esters, jojoba beads help exfoliate by mechanically removing dead skin cells from the upper skin layer. Read study.
Ingredient: White Willow - Extracts from willow bark contain salycilic acid, which helps promote cell turnover to rejeuvinate and exfoliate skin (read the review)
The Claim: Astringent
Ingredient: Rose Petal Powder - Rose petals have been traditionally used in skin cleansers, and they work so well because they contain the astringent comounds ellagitannins (read the review study)
Ingredient: Grapefruit Peel Powder - These tart citrus fruits contain the potent astringent coniferin (read the in vitro study) as well as other natural astringents, which is why they have long been used as natural acne treatments.
The Claim: Stimulates Cell Turnover
Ingredient: Comfrey Extract - Extracts from comfrey root speeds healing and reduces inflammation; also acts as a local analgesic (read the review).
Ingredient: Chamomile - This popular tea plant might calm and soothe your body when ingested, but on your skin, it promotes cell growth (read the in vivo study) and stimulates the production of collagen, an important structural protein (read the in vivo study), leading to speedy healing (read the in vivo study)
The Claim: Firms
Ingredient: Bladderwrack - This brown algae inhibits the enzymes that chop up elastin and collagen, the key components of firm, healthy skin. (read the in vitro study)
The Claim: Brightens
Ingredient: Licorice root - As we age, dull dark spots accumulate on the skin as our melanocytes (color-causing cells) deepen the skin as a way of protecting it UV damage (the darker the skin, the more UV rays it can block out). Licorice root has been found to inhibit the enzymes needed for this process to take place, making it a great natural source for skin lightening and brightening. Read clinical study.
The Claim: Reinforces Lipid Barrier
Ingredient: Rose Petal Powder - The petals from these romantic flowers contain a variet of lipids that can help improve the skin's natural barrier and stimulate keratinocytes, the cells that make up the skin's outermost layer, to produce filaggrin, a protein that keeps skin strong and healthy (read the in vitro study).
The Claim: Antimicrobial
Ingredient: Neem - The oils that come from this Indian plant contain potent antimicrobials that have been clinically shown to fight the bacteria that cause plaque (read the clinical study).
Ingredient: Rose Petal Powder - Rose petals contain potent phytochemcials that kill a wide variety of microbes, from bacteria to fungi (read the in vitro study).