Recipe for calm and hydrated skin with Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

Ingredients:

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

scoop of your choice

hair tie back

washcloth

water

Timing:

one minute for application

two to three plus minutes to “bake”

one to two minutes to wash off

press sample

Farnhouse Fresh’s new Peat Perfection Mask is different from the other Farmhouse Fresh masks I’ve tried. The others, Pudding Apeel and Guac Star, have looked and smelled good enough to eat. BUT who wants to eat Peat? Normally I’d pass this by except when it’s a mask from Farmhouse Fresh the answer is yes, I’ll try.

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask box

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask box

At first glance you might be thinking chocolate, then you’d smell and know that it’s not chocolate. While this doesn’t have the smell of what you know as peat, it does have a fresh outdoorsy aroma that is not offensive at all. It’s actually only noticeable if you purposely smell it to check out the fragrance as I’m wont to do.

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

Peat Perfection is a vegan mask that’s created with peat, the highly concentrated organic plant matter that’s harvested from ago-old enriched wetland vegetation. This natural resource contains a cocktail of calming, hydrating, and moisture locking ingredients. It features locally grown cold pressed organic cucumber extract (full of vitamin C), caffeic acid, silica, and other minerals which all provide anti-oxidants.

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

The purpose of Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask is to help detox, calm, and soothe irritated skin while also hydrating it and locking in moisture. While I don’t have irritated skin I do have skin that wants extra hydration. I have large pores on my nose and cheeks and I find that a mask that dries down like Peat Perfection does wonders to cleanse my pores and keep them looking smaller.

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

The ingredients in this mask are what made me want to use it. Of course it’s paraben and sulfate free since it’s Farmhouse Fresh after all. It contains essential oils of orange peel, grapefruit, and lavender. Ingredients like bentonite and kaolin clays help remove impurities and at the same time balance oils, unclog and refine pores. In addition it contains anti0xidant rich safflower and soybean oils, pro-vitamin B5, and allantoin. All of these repair the skin’s barrier, attract and hold moisture, and help with irritation.

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask ingredients

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask ingredients

This is one of the easiest and least messy masks I’ve used. It takes just minutes to set up so even if you have just a few minutes this is perfect. I pull my hair back, smooth the peat perfection on with my fingers and wait for it to dry. It takes maybe 2 to 3 minutes to dry but I like to leave it on longer. I rinse off with warm water and my wash cloth and VOILA I’m done and ready to glow. For those of you who have irritation you’ll want to use this daily, it’s that gentle. The glass jar is 3 oz and you should be able to get 14-16 uses out of it.

Farmhouse Fresh can be found on their website, on Amazon, and at top destination spas like Red Door Spas, Ritz-Carlton, The Spa at Camelback Inn, and many more. The jar retails for $30 making it approximately $2 per use. Wouldn’t you spend $2 to make your skin feel refreshed and hydrated to start your day?  —  Marciapeat-perfection-enriched-peat-purification-mask-9

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Boxycharm creates Faces of the Moon

boxycharm october card front

What would you expect to find in an October Boxycharm subscription called Faces of the Moon? A little black maybe? After all it is Halloween month. If you don’t know about Boxycharm, it’s a monthly subscription that only sends full size products. At $21 a month you’ll more than get your money’s worth. For example this month’s box is valued at $137. You read that right. I spent $21 and received $137 worth of items. Granted not every product is one I’d choose for myself but as someone who just loves to hold BIZ giveaways, it gives me more to share.

Boxycharm Faces of the Moon

Boxycharm Faces of the Moon

Do you recognize any products in here? My guess is two or three are ones you could name.

Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask

Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask

Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask ($64) is the big ticket item here and the biggest product in the box. If you follow Beauty Info Zone you know that I’m obsessed with masks. This is a relatively new obsession but one that’s fun to experiment with. Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask is an herbal smelling clay mask. It doesn’t dry down completely on my face but it doesn’t stay wet either.

Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask

Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask

Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask

Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask

“The soft clay in this mask gently purifies the skin and cleanses pores by absorbing impurities. Its advanced antioxidants defend against free radicals to reverse daily skin damage while its cooling effect refreshes and soothes.” It’s recommended to use this for 15 – 30 minutes. As with all new skincare I start slow and then build up. While this isn’t my favorite mask it’s a nice change and I’m glad to find this in my subscription.

Doucce Punk Volumizer Mascara

Doucce Punk Volumizer Mascara

Doucce Punk Volumizer Mascara

Doucce Punk Volumizer Mascara

Doucce Punk Volumizer Mascara ($24) is a very interesting mascara and a perfect choice for October. I’ve received this before in a subscription and it’s in my current arsenal. If volume is what you want, volume is what you’ll get. The full brush adds extreme volume. It can be messy if you aren’t careful since most of us aren’t used to the Christmas tree shape that’s this large. (This brand new one will be in an upcoming giveaway, the open one is the one I’ve used.)

Lord & Berry Line/Shade Eyeliner

Lord & Berry Line/Shade Eyeliner

Lord & Berry Line/Shade Eyeliner

Lord & Berry Line/Shade Eyeliner

Lord & Berry Line/Shade Eyeliner ($18) is … let’s say it together … BLACK. I’m not sure why companies think we need a thousand black eyeliners but they do. The difference with this, according to Boxycharm, is that it’s formulated with kajal and kohl to provide rich, consistent color. It’s also said to be blendable and waterproof. I didn’t swatch it since I’d rather share than open one more black liner.

CULT Cosmetics Nail Polish in Boneyards

CULT Cosmetics Nail Polish in Boneyards

CULT Cosmetics Nail Polish in Boneyards ($12) is the perfect shade for October and the Faces of the Moon. It’s a great shade for Halloween and winter. Boneyards is a versatile, mysterious polish. Enjoy waves of evening grey, whether you’re uptown, downtown, working a weekend or weekday look.”

Cult Nail Polish in Boneyard

Cult Nail Polish in Boneyard

I love Cult polish and have many in my stash. They wear beautifully on me so this dark grey is very welcome in my life.

Bellapierre Cheek and Lip Stain in Coral

Bellapierre Cheek and Lip Stain in Coral

Bellapierre Cheek and Lip Stain in Coral ($19.99) is a lightweight and oil free product. While the name is Coral, it’s more like a soft warm pink on me. Bellapierre is a mineral makeup brand. The other shade that Bellapierre created this in is a cool pink. The only negative for me about this is the size of the pot. I have a lot of trouble picking up product with my finger in something this size so a brush is a necessity. It’s easy to apply though and if my lips are primed I can wear this on them. I prefer it as a cream blush but sometimes you need to carry less around and this fits that need.

Boxycharm for October, Faces of the Moon

Boxycharm for October, Faces of the Moon

Have you caved to Boxycharm? It really is a bargain when you realize what you get. You can cancel anytime but that won’t happen if you don’t try it out. — Marcia

 

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Balance your skin with Chella’s Seaweed and Clay Treatment Mask

chella balancing mask

I always say I have too much skincare yet when a brand like Chella wants to share a Balancing Mask that sounds this good, I have to say yes to them. Chella products have been part of my life for years yet I haven’t reviewed many of them. Silly me. I’m glad though to be able to tell you about this Clay & Seaweed Treatment so you can see what you are missing. (My evil side just came out!)

Chella Balancing Mask, Clay and Seaweed Treatment

Chella Balancing Mask, Clay and Seaweed Treatment

Chella Balancing Mask Clay & Seaweed Treatment is a double duty mask. It’s not a cleanser nor an exfoliator. It’s a treatment that is going to deep clean and hydrate.

A lot of clay masks dry so hard that you can’t move any part of your face, that’s not the case with this Chella Mask. While it does dry down, it stays comfortable the entire time you use it. The directions say to leave it on for 10-15 minutes once a week but you can leave it on much longer if you like. I’ve applied it, lain down to relax and fallen asleep. That’s how comfortable it is. This is also good as a spot treatment for blemishes.

Chella Clay & Seaweed Treatment

Chella Clay & Seaweed Treatment

Chella Clay & Seaweed Treatment

Chella Clay & Seaweed Treatment

The hectorite clay does the hard work when it gets into your pores to deep cleanse them. It helps balance your pH level and remove impurities. The mask applies as a very light mint color so you don’t look as scary as you do with mud masks. I love to use this mask in the mornings on the days I have time because my normal pores are large and this mask makes them almost invisible.

Chella Clay & Seaweed Treatment

Chella Clay & Seaweed Treatment

The seaweed comes into play by hydrating your skin so that it’s not tight after. It’s recommended to use Chella’s Toner and Hydrator after but not a necessity. While the Balancing Mask is $45 you’ll have this for months.

Chella Clay & Seaweed Treatment

Chella Clay & Seaweed Treatment

Don’t we all want to look more radiant? Chella Balancing Mask has helped me get that way. — Marcia

INGREDIENTS:  water (aqua), kaolin, alcohol denat., dimethicone, glycerin, cyclopentasiloxane, titanium dioxide, glyceryl stearate, cetyl alcohol, stearic acid, peg-100 stearate, phospholipids, retinyl palmitate, pantothenic acid, ascorbyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, argania spinosa leaf extract, isopropyl myristate, spirulina maxima extract, porphyra umbilicalis (nori) extract, undaria pinnatfida extract, ulva lactuca extract, crithmum maritimum extract, xanthan gum, carbomer, triethanolamine, phenoxyethanol, methychlorosothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, fragrance (parfum), yellow 6 (ci 15985), blue 1 (ci 42090).

Follow on Twitter @ChellaBeauty and Facebook  #chellabeauty

available at dermstore.com and chella.com

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Clayspray Masks – the most hygenic mask you’ll ever try

Clayspray photo

Here at the BIZ, we love a good clay mask…but we don’t love how quickly they can dry up and become unusable. We were fascinated when we heard about the Clayspray line which has facial clay masks…but in a sealed, airless pump so the mask is always fresh.

One of the founders of Clayspray is an archeologist, and along with her partner, she dreamed of “emulsifying pure clay and presenting it in a spray to preserve its purity in a user-friendly format.” They found the best pure clay with “exceptional cosmetic and therapeutic properties” and developed an amazing way to package it. Here are some of the highlights of these fantastic clay masks:

PURE CLAY:  Clayspray is a pure clay. The purest clay in the world, through our patented technology.

 NATURAL CLAY:  Our products are natural, free of preservatives, free of parabens, free of perfumes, not tested in animals.

MAIN INGREDIENT IN OUR PRODUCTS IS CLAY:  Clayspray products are formulated with 60 – 65% clay, (this is why it is heavy).  This provides for a much higher concentration of beneficial minerals which offers an enhanced degree of efficacy.  Traditional clays are formulated with 15 to 20% clay maximum.  When reading the ingredients, it is important to note that the first ingredient listed is the most important and signifies it’s concentration level.  All ingredients thereafter are at a lower concentration level and therefore less important to the formula.

 COSMETICITY:  Our clays are emulsified much like a cream. This is unique to Clayspray pure clays in an emulsified form..

 MATURATION PROCESS:  It is scientifically known that clay mixed with water needs to mature a minimum of 15 days for all of the properties and benefits to coagulate.  After this 15 day period clay does not change. Clayspray’s are developed with this optimum stage of maturation process.

 HOMOGENEITY:  Clayspray is always fresh with the properties of the clay maintaining their high quality. Common clays that come in tubs, jars, powders etc, immediately come in contact with air once opened.  The product starts to oxidize and deteriorate. The water and clay separate. The clay can become dry and contaminated and usually thrown out. 

 HYGIENIC:  Clayspray is very hygienic. The product is only touched once by the therapist at the time of use which eliminates the possibility of contamination.

CLAYSPRAY IS ALWAYS FRESH AND READY TO USE!

Clayspray Masks

Clayspray Masks

Let’s see what Lisa and Marcia think of the different clay masks they tested.

Lisa’s Side:

I was sent the Mattifying Red Clay Mask to test. If you have oily, blemish-prone skin, this is the mask for you! The packaging is truly genius. It keeps the mask soft and pure and it’s easy to get the right amount of product without a lot of waste.

Clayspray

Clayspray

Mattifying Red Clay

Mattifying Red Clay

great packaging!

great packaging!

This red clay mask does a great job of deep cleaning without irritation. It doesn’t sting or feel uncomfortable at all. I start with a clean wet face, then spread a layer of mask over it.  The mineral rich clay gradually dries, absorbing impurities and excess oil. After about ten minutes I rinse off the dried mask, and I am left with soft matte skin. It is fantastic for blemishes and I often use it as a spot mask for breakouts.

swatch

here is what it looks when when first dispensed from the airless pump

terrific clay mask

and it spreads out into a terrific clay mask

I use this once a week to keep blemish free. I absolutely love this mask. It is convenient, hygenic, and wonderfully effective. This is a real winner, and I can’t wait to try the other masks from Clayspray.

Marcia’s Side:

Clayspray Brightening Mask

Clayspray Brightening Mask

There are  5 types of facial masks, each for a different problem: Pore Refining White Clay, Toning with White Clay & Aloe, Brightening, Mattifying Red Clay, Glow Red Clay, plus H2O Hydrate Mineral Water Spray, and H2O Mineral Water Comfort Spray with Green Tea.

The mask I was sent for review is the Brightening White Clay with Ginseng. This mask is meant to exfoliate and remove dead cells. With the added touch of ginseng it brightens your skin.

clayspray back

I have a warning about this amazing Clayspray Brightening Mask – if the phone rings, let it ring. Don’t try to answer! The first time I used the mask I made that mistake. I hadn’t realized how hard it dried nor how fast. I couldn’t talk but it was worth that problem because the results of the Brightening White Clay with Ginseng Masque are worth a little inconvenience. My skin looks amazing after using this – smaller pores and fresher looking.

Clayspray Brightening Mask with ginseng

Clayspray Brightening White Clay Mask with ginseng

You first moisten your face with water, preferably their H2O Mineral Water spray. You squirt it out onto your hand and then apply. It takes a few minutes to start drying and within 5 minutes it seems totally dry on me. I leave it on about 15 minutes even though the directions don’t mention how long. I have large pores that are the bain of my existence. Clayspray Brightening White Clay Mask is wonderful about clearing out the gunk left behind.

about 3 minutes in

about 3 minutes in

What I like about the mask, beside the genius packaging, is that it’s made of clay. It’s not loaded with chemicals. (Ingredients: Clay, (argilla), water (aqua), asian ginseng(panax ginseng) root extract, citric acid, sodium hexametaphosphate, sodium polyacrylate.)

You can feel the clay working with this mask quickly and you know that it’s doing the job of removing dead cells, building healthy cells, and locking in moisture. Clayspray tells me that there’s an oxygenating effect that helps with a renewed complexion. They are right about that.

Clayspray masks are found at great retailers like Beautyhabit, Dermstore, Anthropology. At Dermstore right now they have the 125 mL bottles for $59.95 with a free mini H2O Mineral Water Spray. These wonderful Clayspray masks will bring you the most hygenic application no matter what type of skin you have. These are Beauty Info Zone endorsed.

*sent for editorial consideration; there are no affiliate links in this review, the links are just to help you find the products. Photos are either personal or from clayspray.com