Updated: Feb 22
I was searching for a gentle and nourishing face mask that was suitable for my mature skin. I love French Argile Clay for it's ability to draw oils from pores. Plus it's suitable to all ages. I also love botanical oils for their simple and effective skin moisture. And I needed a product ready to apply whenever I needed it.
So I created Blossom Vitamin Moisturising Mask.
I found that this combination of ingredients works great to:
feed my skin with vitamins and minerals
draw away impurities
moisturise and plump skin
help relieve dry skin.
Very easy to use. Splash a little water and massage in a circular motion. You can choose from Kakadu Plum for Vitamin C or soothing Aloe Vera.
Clay is a time proven beauty and purification ritual dating back to ancient times. A clay facial or body mask increases circulation and deeply cleanses the skin. Green French Argile Clay is rich in minerals and suitable for people with oily skin. Or those that are prone to acne or skin breakouts.
There are many clays available to make a mask. They are a must-have for your skin routine. Clay has the ability to generate heat, due to their high mineral salt content. As well, clays bind with toxins and prevents reabsorption of impurities into the skin.
My two favourites are:
Kaolin White Australian Clay
Otherwise known as China Clay, originally from Mount Kaolin in China. It is a white powder that is high in aluminium oxide. Kaolin is especially useful for it’s cleansing, detoxifying and drawing properties. It is quite mild on your skin and can be used all over the body. Suitable for young, sensitive, mature and delicate skin.
Green French Argile Clay
High in mineral content, chromium, nickel and copper. It is best for oily skin, acne treatments and will help to soothe a variety of skin conditions. It can can help to aid skin by removing toxins and excess sebum. Apply to any blemishes on your chest or back area.
My mask contains Sweet Almond and Jojoba Oil that moisturise and plump the skin. Green French Argile Clay on its own can be a little drying on skin. So mighty botanical oils are here to help.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet Almond Oil has vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, E, high mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Jojoba Oil has protein, minerals, plant wax, Vitamin E and even has an SPF4 sun protection. The botanical oils help to keep moisture in and compliment dry skin conditions.
Known for it's anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory properties, wound healing and skin infections. Perfect for moisturisation.
Aloe for healing skin due to it's antibacterial and antifungal properties. Aloe contains vitamins B, C and E and folic acid.
or Kakadu Plum
A superfood that is high in vitamin C. 100 times more than an orange! On your skin Kakadu plum contains gallic and ellagic acid to promote elasticity.
Tip 1: For an overnight pimple remedy use my Blossom Vitamin Moisturising Mask, place a small dab onto the spot and leave overnight. Place an Handmade Organic Cotton Muslin Face Cloth on your pillow to keep any mess at bay. In the morning wash away. The clay absorbs excess oil during the night and will help to reduce the blemish in size.
Tip 2: Spritz my Blossom Vitamin Moisturising Mask with a splash of water to loosen and allow the clays to work. Massage in using a small circular motion. Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes.
Tip 3: Add a teaspoon of Greek plain yoghurt for a lactic acid peel effect plus a spritz of water or a teaspoon of honey to my Blossom Vitamin Moisturising Mask. Or a spoon of avocado for additional nourishment, especially for sensitive, dry or mature skin types. A small amount of water helps to activate both masks.
Tip 4: Pull your hair up and away from your face to keep mess under control!
Tip 5: A bath is a nice place to try this out. Damp and warm skin is the best before applying a mask. The steam will prevent the mask from becoming too tight as it draws. Spritz it regularly.
Tip 6: This is relaxation time – it’s your time. I hope you enjoy!