Did you know that those sheet masks sold in chemists are banned for sale at some online stores in South Korea, due to the chemicals they contain? Try these instead. Avoid essential oils for pregnancy/nursing. Avoid shea butter for latex allergies. Place bowl on stable surface away from pets and children.
This dry powder clay face mask is made with organic ingredients in beautiful Scotland. Sold in a zero waste tin, just mix with a little water to make a fresh clay, then apply to your face and rinse off after a few minutes. The mask is sold with a bamboo application spoon. Choose from the following (avoid essential oils for pregnancy/nursing, avoid rosemary for epilepsy):
- Calming & Purifying (for oily skin – contains charcoal, chamomile, lavender, tea tree)
- Detox & Antioxidant (for tired skin – contains seaweed, green tea, peppermint, rosemary & vitamin E)
- Nourishing & Smoothing (for mature skin – contains argan oil, rosehip, rose absolute & rose geranium oil)
- Exfoliating & Brightening (for all skin bar sensitive – contains pineapple powder, ground olive stones, oatmeal, pumpkin oil & citrus oil)
Also sold as a set of 4 mini tins, if you would like to try them first, to see which one is best for you.
This rose, hibiscus & pink clay face mask is made with medicinal flowers, fruit and clay. Ideal for dull skin, it features rosehip, hibiscus flower (not for pregnancy), French pink clay and rose geranium oil. Just add a teaspoon of powder to a small dish and trickle in a little warm water to activate. This mask is developed by a Kent herbalist and chemist, so you’re in safe hands. She also makes a nice set of healing oils in zero waste packaging, just follow the safety instructions for each one, in case of contraindications.
This facial steam of herbs & flowers uses hand-picked herbs, especially chosen for deep-down pore purification and cellular hydration. The herbs are available in two formulas:
- Dry Face Formula is to calm and nourish, soothe and repair. It’s also good to clear pores of bacteria, promote circulation and oxygenise dry skin.
- Oily Face Formula again is cleansing, and good to promote circulation in acne-prone skin.
To use, just add 1 or 2 teaspoons (or a small handful) of the botanical blend to a bowl, and cover with boiling water. Leave to cool slightly, and then place a towel over your head, to create a steam tent. Breathe deeply and enjoy the aromas for 5 to 15 minutes, allowing your mind to relax. Then just rinse your face with cool water, and strain the resulting tea to use for a nourishing bath soak. You can also use it instead of water for face masks or scrubs, or rinse your hair with it.
This mask is developed by a Kent herbalist and chemist, so you’re in safe hands. She also makes a nice set of healing oils in zero waste packaging, just follow the safety instructions for each one, in case of contraindications.
This green tea & sea kelp face mask, is formulated in Sussex by a qualified aromatherapist. Sold in a zero waste glass jar, it is rich in minerals and contains French green clay to clarify the skin. Free from palm oil, a tree is planted for each order. Due to essential oils of rose geranium and bergamot, avoid for pregnancy/nursing.
Clay is very good to absorb oil, so always look for face masks containing it, if you have oily and acne-prone skin. Conversely, if you have dry skin, it’s best to avoid clay!
Soothe Face Mask (East Sussex) is made with softening French pink clay and organic rosehip powder, to gently exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. It contains organic lavender and chamomile to calm and soothe inflamed skin, with frankincense to brighten the complexion. Created by a qualified aromatherapist in a rural workshop, in a glass jar.
Paper Plane Zero Waste Face Masks
Paper Plane Red Clay Face Mask can revive tired skin and uses white clay with extract of tea tree and lavender oil with sea kelp extract. Contains clay and potato starch powder. Red clay is good for delicate and sensitive skin.
Paper Plane Detox Mask contains activated charcoal to remove toxins, and chia seeds for a light exfoliation. Add a little water to a pinch, to revive tired skin and wash away the ‘ugh’. The white clay base sets dry to let the ingredients to their thing (tea tree and lavender oil, with sea kelp extract).