Scoop out 1 teaspoon of Mask with a spatula and place in fingers. Allow the warmth of your fingers to soften the Honey. When the Mask begins to soften and melt into your fingers, gently pressing the Mask onto your dry face. This pressing and releasing is actually called ‘Honey Tapping’, which can also help stimulate your lymphatic system, circulation, and gentle exfoliate. As the Mask gets softer, you can gently spread the Mask onto your dry skin. Add a bit of water to your fingers which will allow for a smooth facial massage. We recommend massage for several minutes if you have time, and keep adding water as needed. The water helps to breakdown the Honey as well as the other herbs in the Mask, activating them and making the mask more effective. Once water has been added to your skin leave the Mask on for 10-30 minutes, then rinse. Follow with a hydrating Elixir and moisturizing Serum to complete your ritual.
Begin use within 18 months of manufacture date on the bottom of jar. Use within 6 months of opening. Keep jar dry to prevent spoilage.
Honey – This is a single farm, raw wildflower Honey from Austin. It is so fresh and vibrant. Raw 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 beneficial flora 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 the skin.
Pecans – Small farmed, Austin sourced Pecans nourish , moisturize and soften skin with raw healthy lipids. They also smell delicious!
Chamomile – Our Biodynamically grown and Austin sourced Chamomile is a powerful anti-inflammatory which softens, soothes and calms. Chamomile is cooling and astringent, leaving behind a clear even toned complexion.
Calendula – Our vibrant Calendula is farmed and harvested mindfully for Laurel Skin by Herban Austin. Calendula is deeply restorative and healing on a cellular level. It is excellent for scarring and all forms of skin damage.
Evening Primrose – Freshly pressed seed oil and freshly harvested pink petals are Austin sourced by Herban Austin. The oil reduces inflammation with its vast essential fatty acid profile, while it aids in reducing the appearance of fine lines and scarring.
Full Ingredient List: Honey˚, Pecans˚, Peaches˚, Evening Primrose Flower + Seed˚, Chamomile˚, Calendula˚, Lemon Balm˚, Milky Oats˚, Mullein˚, Yaupon˚, Tulsi˚, Turmeric˚, Moringa˚, Chickweed˚, Ginger˚, Monarda˚, Prickly Ash˚, Sweet Orange˚, Vetiver˚, Vanilla˚ (all organically farmed) ˚signifies certified organic ingredient
“It was important for the Petal Pecan Mask to utilize what grew abundantly and could be cultivated in the Austin area, in order to counter balance the over wild harvesting culture that is currently showing up there. Working with local organic farmers who are lovingly cultivating and respecting the land is an important part of this story, because that supports local communities, real people, and reduces the carbon footprint of internationally grown ingredients at the same time.” -Laurel
Want to read more about this slow beauty story? Check out our blog post here.
Science: Raw Honey contains enzymes and antioxidants which accelerate the healing process of the skin. When Honey is heated and refined (like grocery store honeys), they contain no beneficial enzymes and their naturally occurring antioxidants are also damaged. Raw Honey has a wide variety of textures determined by the types of sugar in the plants that Bees eat.
Rest assured that your Petal Pecan Mask is equally effective no matter the texture of it. We made great efforts to ensure that the Honey in this Mask is raw and sourced directly from Miraval Austin’s organic farm or a neighboring organic wildflower farm in Austin.
Ritual: This Mask pairs extremely well with the ancient ritual of Honey Tapping! To read more about our Honey Tapping ritual, check out our blog post here.