4 March 2014

Blue Orchid Botanicals Renewal Mask

I've become pretty passionate about face masks during the last few months, but I think it's an obsession that's fully justified.  I can't tell you how much the overall appearance and condition of my skin has improved since I've been religiously masking twice a week.  Today I want to introduce you to one of the newer masks in my rotation: Blue Orchid Botanicals' Renewal Mask.  




"The Renewal Mask is a wonderful detoxifying mask formulated with moroccan rhassoul and kaolin clay.  Rhassoul clay contains high levels of silica, potassium and calcium, and kaolin clay helps stimulate circulation while gently cleansing the skin.  We also added rosehip extract, green tea, and lemon peel for the extra boost in bringing your skin back to new."

As I see it, while the Renewal Mask certainly falls under the clay mask heading, it's a souped up version of your traditional clay mask.  Two kinds of clay gently but effectively pull all the dirt and gunk out of your pores, while you're simultaneously benefiting from the addition of several other, nourishing ingredients.

Rosehip extract is highly anti-inflammatory and full of Vitamin C, leaving your skin soothed and bright.  

Green tea extract is packed with Vitamin E and other antioxidants and is a fantastic anti-aging ingredient.  

Lemon peel contains Vitamin C and natural AHA's that exfoliate, tone, and brighten.  

The combination of the two clays and these three power ingredients leaves the skin feeling clean and detoxified, but also plump and radiant.  I've definitely noticed an added brightness to my skin following a treatment with this mask.

I also love the versatility of dry powder masks, since they're so simple to customize to suit your individual skin needs.  My favorite mixing combination for the Renewal Mask has been water with just a few drops of jojoba oil.  The jojoba oil prevents the mask from drying quite as solidly - making it that little bit more gentle - which is something my skin has appreciated this winter.  Blue Orchid Botanicals also suggests mixing it with aloe vera, yogurt, or avocado, which all sound like great options as well.



The Bottom Line
Blue Orchid Botanicals' Renewal Mask is a great mask to have in your arsenal!  Clay masks are some of my favorites and this one does a great job deep cleaning the pores without ever feeling overly harsh or stripping.  The added benefits from the rosehip, green tea, and lemon peel are fantastic and my skin is noticeably brighter and more luminous after using this product.

Have you tried anything from Blue Orchid Botanicals?



Disclosure: Product provided for review.  I was under no obligation to write a positive review in return for free product, nor was I compensated for this post.  All opinions are my own.

11 comments:

  1. Great post! I love dry powder masks too. I really enjoy S.W basics' hibiscus mask and May Lindstrom's problem solver. But I surely wouldn't mind adding this one to my collection. I feel like I need some lemon peel in my life :) xx

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    1. You totally do! It would be in good company from the sounds of it :)

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  2. Never heard of the brand but it sounds so nice! Love the ingredients! :) xx

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    1. Me too! They're simple, but everything included is there for a reason, which is my favorite kind of skincare :)

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  3. This sounds like a mask I'd love! I'm all about clay/aha/enzyme/chemical masks and have been debating on a La Bella Figura one, but this sounds fantastic. Great review

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    1. Thanks! I don't feel like there's a ton of AHA action happening here, but it makes a nice addition to the clay.

      Which LBF mask have you got your eye on? :)

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    2. Ah okay, good to know. Got my eye on the purifying one.

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    1. It's one of my favorites too! :)

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  5. This mask looks very nice...it seems that powder masks can be found more and more on the market. I sometimes find this kind of masks a bit messy, but I also like them a lot for their great ingredient compo!
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    1. I'm so used to powder masks that any messiness doesn't even phase me anymore! Plus, I really do appreciate how easy it is to play around with them :)

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