Potent and Healing, Organic Beauty

Blackstrap Molasses Face Mask

$ 40.00 $ 50.00

Many exfoliating masks make the skin feel smooth, but the clarity I get from the molasses mask is unique.

– Connie

The Story
This unique, satisfyingly muddy, shiny black-brown, clay-mud-and-more face mask was created to provide maximum firming, brightening, and deep anti-aging results from the first application. We make the mask using a hand-mixing method to retain the original texture of the beautiful Moor mud. The very gentle natural preservative used in this mask is ECOCERT approved for use in certified organic skin care products.

The mask is scented lightly with Bulgarian rose hydrosol and geranium essential oil (you will find only essential oils, absolutes, plant oils, and herbalists' plant extractives employed as scents in our products; no lab-isolated, highly processed, and likely allergenic—even if plant-derived—scent molecules). 

This mask is loaded with mineral-rich, detoxifying Hungarian Moor mud and firming, pore-cleansing Moroccan lava clay. We added organic carrot seed oil for powerful anti-wrinkle, anti-aging, anti-acne, and brown-spot-reducing properties. Active vitamin C increases skin cell turnover and reverses age spots and sun damage.

The hand-harvested, unrefined blackstrap molasses, a rarely seen ingredient in skin care products, offers a highly bio-available dose of nourishing and skin softening nutrients: vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, and iron.

Noticeable firming, brightening, smoothing, softening, and moisturizing effects from the first application make this a must to use before a special event.

How does this compare to the other masks we offer?
Blackstrap Molasses is the best choice for most skin types for a broad-acting, powerful, all-in-one premoistened mask. It has a soft, easily spreadable consistency due to its high ratio of black Hungarian mud and smaller amount of clays, is tolerated well by most skin types, and can be left on for as little as 3 to 5 minutes, or for up to 30 minutes depending on your skin’s needs. Its scent is widely appealing, with a combination of sweet molasses, Moroccan and Otto rose, and Madagascar geranium, and it has a cooling, exfoliating (from active vitamin C), and pore-minimizing effect on the skin.

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.

Cruelty free, vegan, cold process, handcrafted, 100% natural.

For all skin types, especially mature, acne, brown-spot-prone, combination, and lacking radiance or firmness.

Maris limus (Hungarian Moor mud), Moroccan Rhassoul red lava clay, Kaolinite (kaolin clay), Saccharum officinarum (unsulphured blackstrap molasses from Paraguay)*†, Rosa damascena (rose) hydrosol/distillate* (Bulgaria), Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) hydrosol*, cold-press unrefined organic Pentaclethra macroloba (pracaxi) pod oil (Brazil), L-ascorbic acid (active vit. C), 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}, Daucus carota (carrot) seed essential oil*, Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) oil*.

*Certified organic. †Certified Fair Trade.

Apply the mask onto face and neck, avoiding eyes and lips. Leave on 10 to 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water. You can use damp cotton rounds to help soften and remove the mask. Use once or twice a week. Close the jar tightly after each use and refrigerate the product between uses. 

We suggest using a flat mask brush to easily apply this product, resulting in a thin, even layer. This method of application will help you use just the right amount and give you the maximum number of applications from each jar. Also, more and more customers and green beauty bloggers have suggested a very savvy tip that we recommend as well: mist the face with any hydrosol, facial toner or mist, or even just water periodically while mask is on; this will keep the mask moist. This reduces the drying effect of any mask and enhances the nourishing benefits of our Blackstrap Molasses ingredients. Follow up with a soothing moisturizer.

An Important Note Regarding Shipping and Transporting
The unique healing Hungarian mud that is the foundation of this product is loaded with beneficial probiotics, and as with beer or kombucha, the probiotics can create gas when subjected to warm or hot temperatures. During warmer months, or when shipping conditions are on the warm side, the mask might create this extra gas during shipping and either the lid will bulge slightly or the mask will leak a little of the liquid. This does not affect the effectiveness: simply wipe off the jar, unscrew the lid to allow the gas to escape, stir the mask with a clean dry utensil, and store it in the fridge. If you are concerned that the customs officers in your country might become alarmed, we suggest that you skip this item if your shipping destination is abroad. We also do not suggest taking this mask along on trips, especially not on an airplane. 

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). The 1.2 fl. oz. size is enough for about 8–10 uses.

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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