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Review: Herbivore Botanical's Blue Tansy Mask

ReviewsOctober ComstockComment
I think Herbivore has the prettiest products. My goodness.

I think Herbivore has the prettiest products. My goodness.

Description: "Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask is a truly natural clarifying and cooling gel mask that gently exfoliates, smooths, and resurfaces skin." -

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Hydroxyethyl Ethylcellulose (Plant Derived), Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Tanacetum Annuum (Blue Tansy) Flower Oil, Ananas Sativus (Organic Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Organic Papaya) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Organic Papaya) Leaf Extract, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Flower Oil, Leuconostoc / (Leucidal) Radish Root Ferment Filtrate

How To Use? "Apply a thin layer to clean skin. Slight tingling is normal with this mask as it works to gently exfoliate and resurface the skin. Leave on 15–20 minutes or until mask is completely dry. Rinse with warm water. Sensitive skin: Leave on 5 minutes and rinse with warm water. -

Scent? This is an odd one. It smells floral and pleasant but kind of reminds me of cough syrup. Not in a bad way, which makes it odd.

Length of use? I've been using this mask since Nov '17. I'm nearing the end of the jar and it's March '18!


My Experience: I try to use this at least once a week, but I'm not perfect with it. I love the way the gel feels on the skin. It's cooling and I can feel it working and tingling. I'm one of those weirdos that loves that sensation haha. You don't need a ton of product to get the benefits, but I love skincare that packs a punch so I put more on than I need to. It feels great along my jawline and neck where I've been breaking out since switching to a new birth control pill 4-5 months ago (I'm monitoring the situation closely.) Anyone with acne prone skin will understand what I mean when I say it feels like it's "cleaning" the area while it's on. I leave it for up to 20-30 minutes. You're supposed to only leave it on for up to 20 minutes, but I've found it gentle enough to do 30 minutes. It is kind of difficult to rinse off with water alone, so I use a washcloth while rinsing. My skin always feels very fresh afterwards!. It's great for when you need something to get into your pores and clear them out. I like to follow up with a hydrating mist and moisturizer. Don't forget your sunscreen if you are using it during the day. It's an AHA/BHA mask which will increase your sensitivity to UV rays!

Overall: I really like this mask. It gives my pores a much needed clearing and refreshes me for the day or evening. I love the cooling and cleaning effect it has on my skin. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a gentle AHA/BHA mask.

Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask 2.3 oz $48


Review: Herbivore Botanical's Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist

ReviewsOctober ComstockComment

Description: "Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist is created with pure plant actives — no fillers. A base of coconut water is infused with youth-boosting hibiscus flower petals and moisture-enhancing rose to tone, hydrate, and soften all skin types." -

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Flower Water, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filterate, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract (Neer Sikkappu Red)

How To Use: "Shake before using. Spritz your face a few times and rub in. We recommend using it on your face after cleansing and before applying moisturizer."

Scent? It smells fruity, but a floral fruity. I can smell the aloe vera and the rose. The hibiscus is what gives it that fruit smell.

My Experience: My first introduction to Herbivore's products, the rose mist does not dissappoint. I've been using this for about two weeks and it's a solid hydrating face mist. I use another toner after cleansing to remove impurities, but I follow up with this mist before putting my moisturizer on for a boost. The experience is really wonderful. It's a nice refreshing burst of hydration in the morning or after a long day. One pump of the mist is very generous too. Some mists you have to spray a couple times before you get all over, but if you do it right, can get full coverage. Another thing that should be noted is this doesn't sting my eyes. I've tried face mists before where they sting your eyes upon use! Which is crazy when you think about it. Makes you wonder if the company selling those eye-stinging mists have actually tried them themselves...Anyway, it's very gentle and the entire product is completely natural. It's made in small batches and all of their oils are cold-pressed or steam-distilled. As for my skin, the hydration was noticeable. Not a crazy amount, but a noticeable amount. It worked well with my face cream.

Overall: Easily one of the most photogenic products I've ever used and shot. The experience of using it is spa-worthy and adds an overall lovely note to my mornings. As for results? I think that's tough with face mists because of how they are used. I usually just need a boost of hydration and as long as it smells nice and doesn't sting my eyes, I'm on board. But this particular one has an impressive ingredients list and it shows. Aloe vera, coconut water and rose water are very good for hydration and my skin is enjoying the benefits. It should definitely be in your bathroom.

Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Mist 4oz $32 or 2oz $16