by Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve
Organic Green Tea & Adzuki Face Clay Mask is good for normal to oily skin.
The Green Tea & Adzuki Clay Mask is a brilliantly balanced blend of ingredients that aim to purify and refresh your skin.
Finely ground organic Adzuki beans help polish your complexion, giving your skin full access to absorb the antioxidant properties of organic Green Tea. French Green Clay works tirelessly to absorb oil and draw out impurities, leaving your face fresh and even-toned.
About 8 to 12 uses per 4 fl oz jar
FRENCH GREEN CLAY- One of the best benefits of French Green Clay is its high rate of absorbency. This makes it ideal for soaking up oil and pulling blood towards the surface of your skin, boosting circulation. Since the composition of French Green Clay includes decomposed plant matter and other trace minerals, it is particularly therapeutic and can help nourish cells, keeping them healthy. A deeply powerful cleanser, French Green Clay assists in balancing pH levels, shrinking the size of pores and giving your complexion a luminescent glow.
ORGANIC GREEN TEA - Powdered Green Tea is known for its incredible health benefits, particularly when ingested. But did you know that those same benefits can be reaped by your skin? Yes, the antioxidants found in Green Tea, especially epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG, can eliminate free radicals, rejuvenate dying skin cells and even reproduce skin cells—all factors that can fight against the aging process. Green tea also contains moderate amounts of caffeine, which brightens skin, resulting in a complexion that is glowing and rejuvenated. Tea tannins and caffeine both work to shrink blood vessels, which can reduce the appearance of puffy eyes and dark circles. A natural astringent, Green Tea also mops up excess oil, dirt, and grime from open pores and then tightens them to prevent pollutants from entering.
ORGANIC ADZUKI BEAN - Adzuki Beans have been used in skincare regimens, particularly Japanese ones, for centuries. Powdered Adzuki Beans are perfect for gently buffing away dull, dry skin, and giving your face a fresh, healthy glow. Due to its exfoliating properties, Adzuki Bean powder promotes circulation and tightens the skin--perfect for reducing signs of aging such as fine lines and sagging. Adzuki Beans also contain a natural foaming agent called saponin, which helps cleanse deeply by absorbing excess oil, removing dead skin and unclogging pores. When used on the face, Adzuki Bean powder can aid in reducing irritation, redness and other skin sensitivities.
Ingredients: Illipe Butter, Kokum Butter, Olive Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Soy Wax.
Ingredients: French Green Clay, Organic Green Tea, Organic Adzuki Beans.
Creating an application technique that works for your skin will get you one step closer to a beautiful complexion.
Mixing The Clay
Step 1: Start with approx 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon of clay in a bowl.
Step 2: Slowly add 1/4 teaspoon of room temperature or warm water and mix with a spoon.
Step 3: Continue adding small amounts of water and mixing until a creamy mud-like consistency is reached. Some clays need more water and some need less, so always begin with just a little water and continue to check the consistency. Be sure to mix well to a smooth clay paste.
Applying the Mask
Step 1: Begin with a clean*, dry face free of make-up, moisturizers, etc. (*Read the FAQ "Should I wash my face before using a facial clay mask?")
Step 2: Using a applicator brush or a flat foundation brush, apply the mask to your face. You can apply using any technique that you like. I usually apply a thin first layer and then apply a second thicker layer so the mask is about 1/8″ thick.
Step 3: Allow mask to dry for 5-10 minutes. Drying times vary depending on the clay and your skin type. As the clay dries you will feel a pulling and tightening sensation on your skin.
For oily skin or a deep cleanse, allow the mask to dry almost completely and then remove--leaving the mask on longer does not add anything beneficial to the treatment and may cause increased redness.
The drying phase is when the clay draws moisture from the surface of the skin.
Thus for sensitive or dry skin or a more gentle cleanse, allow the mask to only dry around the edges of the face and nose and then remove (about 5 minutes).
Removing the Mask
Step 1: I like to remove a clay mask with warm water and my fingers.
To re-hydrate the mask a bit for easier removal, you can dampen a face cloth with warm water and hold it to the face before removal.
Since this mask is meant to be an exfoliating mask due to the ground espresso, use gentle upward circular motions with your fingers to help to stimulate circulation, polish your skin as the mask is removed.
Step 2: Gently pat face dry completely with a soft face towel.
After application of a clay mask, you will feel a tightening effect and the skin may even feel a bit itchy at first.
Clay helps increase circulation. As a result, you may experience mild temporary redness for up to 30 minutes.
Step 3: Moisturize! Follow-up with a facial oil or moisturizer.
Step 4: Enjoy your super smooth and beautifully fresh skin!
- All natural ingredients
- All organic incredients
- All cruelty-free ingredients
- No palm oil
- Synthetic fragrance
- Chemical preservatives & additives
- No plastic
- All recyclable and/or biodegradable packaging
Finished with your product?
- The glass jar is reusable & recyclable
- The lid is reusable & recyclable