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Review: Herbivore Botanical's Blue Tansy Mask

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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