Potent and Healing, Organic Beauty

Pumpkin and Papaya Seed Face Mask and Scrub

$ 82.00

Not only does it exfoliate, but it is incredibly nourishing. I really enjoy that the exfoliation particles are larger than traditional scrubs… it’s gentle yet powerful!

- Andie

The Story
Our ultra-mild facial scrub has been revised to accommodate the needs of a wide range of skin types and to be flexibly used as a mask or a scrub depending on your preference. The core ingredients remain the same: wildcrafted Rhassoul clay from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, triple-milled papaya seeds, and a handful of finely ground pumpkin seeds are mixed into a base of highest-quality raw organic honey. Healing pracaxi oil from Brazil has been added for skin tissue reparative benefits, and the mask/scrub now contains more of the exfoliating papaya bits and less of the pumpkin seeds. The reformulation is also a bit thicker, which means that a tiny, tiny bit goes a long way.

The honey here is sourced from a small, family beekeeper in California, who is passionate about the well-being of his bees. It is a small operation that allows the bees to make as much or as little honey as natural weather conditions permit; the honey varies from lighter colored during rainy springs to darker and deeper during drier summer months, and the honey is gathered by hand, not by machines. We evaluated many suppliers and the quality and fragrance of honey from this beekeeper was by far the best. 

Our papaya seeds come from a juice stand in Hawaii, where they would normally be discarded. We get them shipped to us dried, and we mill them into particles as fine as possible. 

The Moroccan Rhassoul clay that forms the base of this mask firms and detoxifies the skin to leave it with a beautiful, healthy glow. The papaya and pumpkin seeds exfoliate gently, cleansing the pores without drying or irritating the skin. And pracaxi oil is a powerful healer whose benefits include acne reduction, wrinkle reduction, and scar healing.

Lightly scented with essential oils of yuzu, leaves from the bitter orange tree, Roman chamomile, and jasmine absolute. These essential oils and the absolute are very mild and nonallergenic for most people, and are non-photosensitizing.

How does this compare to the other masks we offer?
When used as a mask, Pumpkin and Papaya is a great fit for dry, sensitive, or thin skin. This premoistened mask has a honey-clay base and is scented with true jasmine grandiflorum absolute, yuzu fruit oil, and Roman chamomile. It is not vegan, as it contains raw, humanely-gathered honey.

All three of our premoistened masks, Blackstrap Molasses, Frightening Green, and Pumpkin and Papaya, detoxify, exfoliate, and firm the skin, but Frightening Green is more specifically geared toward healing acne, and the Blackstrap mask is more about firming, resurfacing, healing scars, and lightening pigmentation. The Pumpkin and Papaya mask is the least drying among the premoistened masks, even though it also contains drawing and firming clays.

For those who enjoy a fine-powder-format mask, Catharsis is extremely versatile and well tolerated by all skin types, while Sungod provides longer-term results and is for reducing signs of aging, scars, and skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne over time. 

Certified cruelty free, vegetarian, cold process, handcrafted, 100% natural.

For masking or exfoliation of all skin types. If your skin is sensitive or has active acne, use as a mask instead of a scrub. 

Rhassoul clayΦ, raw cruelty-free unfiltered honey (California), Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seeds*, water, Carica papaya (papaya) seeds (Hawaii), organic cold-press unrefined Pentaclethra macroloba (pracaxi) pod oil, Punica granatum linn (pomegranate) juice powder*, natural ECOCERT preservative {glycerin, Leuconostoc (radish root) ferment filtrate, Lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, Lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) extract, Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen) bark extract, gluconolactone}, natural non-GMO tocopherol (vit. E from sunflowers), Citrus reticulata (tangerine) oil*, Anthemis nobilis (Roman chamomile) oil*, Citrus aurantium (petitgrain) oil*, Citrus junos (yuzu) oil, jasmine grandiflorum absolute (India).
*Certified organic. ΦThis particular clay varies in color from a pale taupe to a rich red, which in turn makes this scrub somewhat variable in color, from milk chocolate to terracotta, depending on the batch.

To use as a mask: apply a thin layer of mask with a flat concealer brush, if available, onto face and neck. Leave on for 10–30 minutes. Mist with a hydrosol during the wait time to prevent the mask from drying, if desired. Rinse off. To use as a scrub: massage into damp skin; rinse off. Use once or twice a week. Close the jar tightly after use. Refrigerate at all times between uses.

Filled to the brim. Freshness guaranteed for 6 months. Full size 1.2 fl. oz. (34 ml). Sample 0.25 fl. oz. (7.4 ml).

Due to the very high cost of our ingredients and the labor-intensive (highly time consuming) small-batch production process, we are unable to accept returns of opened or unopened products at this time. But most products have a sample size option for purchase, so we encourage you to buy a sample first to ensure that the product suits your skin's needs and that you enjoy the texture, fragrance, and healing properties. 

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