Moisten face and hands. Apply 1 teaspoon or less of Honey Berry Mask to fingertips, then glide and massage over damp clean skin. Leave for 10-30 minutes, then rinse.
If your Honey Berry Mask has solidified or contains what looks like grains of sugar, that is just normal raw honey crystallization. Crystalized honey is not intended to be used as a manual scrub, which would be harsh on facial skin. Take a scoop of 1 tsp or less and warm it in your fingers until it softens, then gently pat onto skin. Add water and use normally. You can also place your entire jar of Honey Berry Mask in a hot water bath which will soften and liquify the honey.
Use within 6 months of opening and within 18 months of manufacture date on the bottom of the jar. Keep jar dry to prevent spoilage.
Honey – Our raw, organically farmed California honey is so fresh and vibrant that we pick it up every other week from the farmers’ market. Honey is an excellent choice for its intolerance for bacterial imbalance, meaning it halts the overgrowth of harmful bacteria colonies while still leaving allowance for a diverse beneficial microbiome to exist. It has gentle enzymatic action that works to turn over cells in a non-forceful way. It is incredibly hydrating, and visibly plumps and firms cells.
Raspberries – Organic raspberries have dense Vitamin C and bioflavonoid content. They are also high in enzymes and gentle acids which help to exfoliate, lighten, and brighten skin tone, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation.
Blueberries – Blueberries are a superfood rich in all sorts of different antioxidants including anthocyanins, polyphenols, resveratrol, along with Vitamin C and its helpful cofactors. Antioxidants work by preventing cellular damage from occurring by neutralizing free radicals and strengthening our skin’s overall health.
Blackberries – Blackberries grow abundantly in our California home. Like the other berries above, Blackberries also contain Vitamin C, and are also an excellent source of manganese, which is an important building block for collagen formation.
Aronia Berry – Aronia is another fruit we have been loving lately, because not only is it an antioxidant resveratrol rich superfood, but it grows effortlessly in most of North America. We love it when superfoods don’t have such a big carbon footprint! This one is grown for us by a farm in the Pacific Northwest.
Grapefruit + Sweet Orange – Both Grapefruit and Sweet Orange essential oils are specific for balancing the skin as well as lifting the spirit. Both of these oils are hydro-distilled just for us; which means there is no concern for phototoxicity, since those furocoumarins in question are not even present in hydro-distillations.
Macadamia Nut Oil – Sorry if you have a nut allergy, this product is not for you! But our stunning small farmed Macadamia Nut Oil from the Big Island of Hawaii just had to be utilized in more products. It is rich in Vitamin E, tannins, and essential fatty acids. Every time we open it, our entire studio swoons over how beautiful this raw oil is. It is its own version of dessert, and makes us all want cookies every single time.
Full Ingredient List: Raw California Wildflower Honey°, Raspberry°, Blackberry°, Aronia Berry°, Blueberry°, Black Raspberry°, Schisandra Berry°, Papaya Seed°, Cranberry Seed Oil°, Macadamia Nut Oil°; Essential Oils of Grapefruit°, Sweet Orange°, Frankincense°, Orange Blossom Enfleurage°, Vanilla° ˚signifies certified organic ingredient
Ritual: There are so many different ways to use this product that it’s hard to choose a favorite ritual. Of all the slow beauty rituals that we embrace in our line, our Honey Berry Mask is probably the easiest to use when there just isn’t much time for that sort of thing! I like to use it as my morning cleanser. The Honey Mask doesn’t remove makeup as oils do, but it does sufficiently turnover cells and clean skin with its enzymatic action – which is why it’s my preference for mornings where my skin needs some extra glow. I apply to moist skin about 5 minutes before showering, and simply rinse off at the end of my shower. No towels needed, no mixing needed – just simple application and removal for those times when slow rituals aren’t an option, but you still want your skin to look beautiful. Its scent and energy will brighten your day just as much as a slow beauty ritual.