Mmmm, Who Loves Green Tea on Their Face?
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As the title asks? Who loves green tea on their face? I do. Combine that in the form of a hydrogel mask and I'm yours. Honestly, it's like a form of truth serum. If I were to stab someone, all that would be needed to extract a confession would be to dangle one of these in front of me.
With that out of the way. Here's a little background. I have battled dry and sensitive skin most of my life. I have managed to get it under control though, by adopting a new skincare routine. Walking into one of my new found favorite natural and organic beauty shops, Fig & Flower, I heard that siren song we all know too well. Like chum in the water for sharks, or trying out a new sex toy, I was hopelessly curious about the results this could lend to.
I came. I saw. I grabbed.
Speeding home, tripping over my dog and stepping on my cat's tail (sorry), I found myself in my bathroom preparing for my sheet, or in this case, hydrogel face mask ritual. Don't get me wrong, I'm NOT one of those people who preach about making time in your busy schedule for a weekly massage, daily private yoga session, or monthly facial. I'm a realist on personal finances. If you are one of the lucky ones who can afford such things, please comment below and tell me how you did it. Sorry, I digress....
My Green Tea hydrogel Mask Routine
It's pretty simple actually. All I do is run a bath. Light a candle. Apply my green tea mask to my already cleansed and makeup free mug, and lay in the tub for 15-20 min. If you don't have a tub (been there) lay on your bed. I've found that taking just 15 minutes to unplug and treat yourself to a little alone time does wonders. At least for me it does. If time allows, I also like to exfoliate prior to using a mask. This adds to the absorbency level, thus ampping up the mask's overall benefits.
In a word, LOVE. My skin absorbed most of the serum and felt refreshed and plump. The all natural ingredients (shown below) are soothing to your skin and the Hyaluronic Acid (HA) adds hydration and plumpness.
Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Juice)*, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Concentrate, Extracts of Chrysanthemum, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula), Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Petals, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) and Oolong Tea, Cucumber hydrolate, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic) Acid, Plant Cellulose * Certified Organic
Fun Fact: HA is what is used in most injectable fillers today. For more information on HA Fillers, read my Q&A with a leading Board Certified Plastic Surgeon regarding this exact topic here.
The next day my skin still felt fresh, plump, and most importantly, hydrated! For all my fellow dry skin suffers out there, you know exactly what i mean! I honestly loved this mask. At $30.00, it is more of a splurge, but for the occasional need to give your skin an at home boost, I highly recommend this option.
Please comment below if you have tried this mask. I would love to know your thoughts.