Why use a powdered face mask?
At their core, our powdered masks are made up of dry components, we use powdered clays herbs and botanicals. The waterless formula means that you’ll find no preservatives, fillers or pointless additives in the ingredient list. The best news is that not only do these mask powders function as a face mask but they are multi-use. Need a gentle exfoliator? just pop a little powder in your palm and add a few drops of water to create a paste. You can then massage this in to the face, activating the tiny grains to slough away dead skin.
With powder masks you get a longer shelf life that ultimately gives your more bang for your buck.” You’ll also find that each ingredient has a purpose and has been included only to add benefit to your skin.
Thanks to their inactive ingredients powder face masks are like skin saviors in a jar. Unlike pre-mixed products, the crucial ingredients in these masks lay dormant, activating only when you add liquid.
As you probably already guessed, we’re pretty fond of powder facial masks, and for good reason. For starters, they’re super customisable which means they’re great for just about any skin type. Upon activating your powdered face mask, you unleash all the benefits the ingredients have to offer, which in turn, ensures the potency of each ingredient.
If you’re wondering what exactly you can mix with our powder masks besides just water—you’re in luck! We’ve rounded up our favorite mixing agents below, all of which can most likely be found right in your cupboards or fridge.
Powder masks also have the transformative ability to be customised to your exact needs. Their dry make-up puts you in the drivers’ seat and allows you to control everything including the texture, activator, and additives. Almost daily the needs of your skin can change from oily and acne prone, (Coil Oil) soreness and redness (Kelham Calmer) to chronically dry (Yorkshire Rose) so why can’t your face mask?
The process is meant to be an experience, so you’ll want to designate some self-care-spa-day time for these masks. While you don’t need fancy tools, a dedicated bowl and good quality brush are good for application. You’ll also want to keep a warm washcloth on hand for gentle removal.
So what can I add to my face mask powder?
- Aloe Vera: anti-inflammatory and will reduce inflammation while adding moisture; contains salicylic acid
- Apple Cider Vinegar: contains alpha hydroxy acids that will remove dead skin and reveal healthy and vibrant new skin (use a 1:1 ratio of water and apple cider vinegar until you understand how it will react to your skin)
- Egg Whites: has astringent properties that help shrink pores and tighten the skin (whip the eggs prior to adding to the clay face mask powder, if the paste is too thick when mixed with the mask powder, add a little water to create a spreadable paste that will adhere to the skin)
- Floral Hydrosol steam distilled water with additional herbal properties find our facial spritz here
- Honey: antibacterial and full of antioxidants; good for acne treatment and prevention; acts as a humectant for hydration (mix with water to make sure that the honey and clay face mask powder are well blended and able to spread on the face)
- Lemon Juice: antibacterial and can help prevent and eliminate acne; high in Vitamin C and can brighten the skin and eliminate scars (use a 1:1 ratio of water and lemon juice until you understand how lemon juice will react to your skin)
- Milk: high in lactic acid that will help dissolve dead skin and tighten pores; very moisturising and will hydrate the skin. Othe plant based milks an be used and are beneficial but there may not be lactic acid content
- Tea: Green tea helps remove free radicals that cause skin inflammation or brew for a combination of herbs and tea that are as good for your hair as they are your face. Our herbal teas can be found here
- Water: the epitome of moisture; basic add-in to activate the ingredients in the mask; distilled water recommended due to potential contaminates in tap water
- Yogurt (plain): high in lactic acid that will help dissolve dead skin and tighten pores; very moisturising and will hydrate the skin (if the paste is too thick when mixed with the clay face mask powder, add a little water to create a spreadable paste that will adhere to the skin)
- Essential oil: add a few drops of you favourite essential oil for an extra boost. Search our selection here and learn about each oils benefits.
So how will you customise your mask?