Masks & Treatments
Laurel Whole Plant Organics
– All Skin Types
– 100% Whole Plant Organic / All clay is wildcrafted
– 24 Beneficial Active Ingredients
The Antioxidant Mask: Vibrancy Revival is made up of vital superfoods that replenish essential nutrients needed for optimal skin health, hydrate and firm, and reveal a healthy glow after just one use. This mask features a revitalizing blend of herbs, flowers, fruits, mushrooms and seaweeds that contain a plethora of flavonoids, polyphenols, resveratrol, B vitamins, enzymes, Vitamin C, carotenoids, humectant compounds that mimic hyaluronic acid, polysaccharides, and healing resins. By providing the skin with a dense feast of nourishment, this mask strengthens all skin functions: from the building blocks and protection of collagen, to healthy cell turnover and clarifying skin tone. While this product is well suited to almost all skin types, it’s best for dry, dull, mature skin with a focus on rebuilding, revitalizing, and restoring vibrancy.
Formula Update: This mask has always been at the center of our line in facial treatments, but the formula hadn’t been evaluated for 10 years! It could most certainly be improved upon, and we did that in many ways. Many of the same superfoods from before are present, including Nettle, which contains every vitamin, mineral and amino acid necessary for our skin to make its own collagen and superoxide dimutase. Echinacea is still there, which promotes the production of our own hyaluronic acid. We have added raw Cacoa for its antioxidant richness, enzyme activity, and its combination of both hydrating and moisturizing factors. There are beautiful lipids from raw Cranberry Seed helping delivery all these nutrients into the skin, as well as protecting it from environmental damage. Fruits are abundant, with Noni from Hawaii and Aronia from Oregon – both providing beneficial acids like Vitamin C along side all its beneficial cofactor bioflavonoids. Frankincense Resin has joined the line up in this mask. The water soluble nutrients in Frankincense (which will be present when you steep the mask) have been researched at length for their healing abilities and long term regulating affect on our DNA. We’ve added two mushrooms from the Pacific Northwest, including Reishi and Chaga. Both have an abundance of hydrating polysaccharides which help drive other nutrients past the lipid barrier, and directly speak to our fascia and lymph. California Seaweed has finally made its way into our products with its polysaccharides and rich chlorophyll content – this includes Kombu and Spirulina, both from the Bay Area. A pinch of Sea Salt is also present to help support lymph and connective tissue, and provide trace minerals. Last but not least, this mask contains Jasmine three ways, with two different artisan-made organic flower enfleurages, as well as delicately harvested flowers from one of our herbalist’s gardens. There is a hint of Vanilla supercritical extract, along side Vetiver and Myrrh, which all provide a rich, earthy, spice scent alongside the Jasmine, as well as being incredibly healing in their own right.
Apply 1 teaspoon or less of Antioxidant Mask to mask bowl and trickle a bit of water in with your fingertips to preferred consistency. Mix with a brush into a slightly runny paste and allow to steep like tea for a few minutes. Allowing the Mask to steep will cause it to thicken and will activate ingredients further. Once ready to apply, moisten face and hands. Apply gently to face and neck with fingertips or preferably a mask brush. Leave on for 10-30 minutes, then rinse. Keep mask hydrated to keep mask active and prevent drying on the skin. The longer the mask is left on the more frequently it will need to be rehydrated to stay active. Re-hydrate it with a brush, fingertips, or a mister bottle of water.
Use within 12 months of opening and within 24 months of manufacture date on the bottom of the jar. Keep jar dry to prevent spoilage.
Noni Fruit – Our Noni fruit is a potent anti-inflammatory, rich in polysaccharides and B Vitamins.
Kombu Kelp – Freshly harvested for us off the pristine coast of Mendocino, this polysaccharide rich kelp is hydrating and strengthening to our skin’s elasticity.
Spirulina – Our Bay Area farmed Spirulina is a superfood boasting an abundance of amino acids, enzymes, and bioavailable micronutrients that provide our skin with the building blocks to be radiantly healthy.
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.
Reishi + Chaga Mushrooms – These two mushrooms organically sourced from the Pacific Northwest contain hydrating and soothing polysaccharides and beta glucan. They have a specific lymph affinity to decrease puffiness and stagnation.
Rhassoul Clay – This ‘clay’ is really more of a mineral rich mud. It is not a drying clay, but rather a wealth of minerals such as silica, calcium and magnesium which soften and nourish the skin. It improves skin texture and reduces redness, dryness and irritation.
Nettle – A superfood like no other, Nettle leaf is incredibly rich in hundreds of plant constituents like vitamins A,B,C,D,E,K; minerals such as iron, calcium, zinc, and magnesium; and polyphenol compounds to nourish cells with every possible building block to support each aspect of healthy skin functioning. Nettle is a tonic herb, which means it has the ability to powerfully shift health by nutrient delivery.
Dandelion Leaf – This beautifully vibrant leaf provides extensive nourishment and has been shown to brighten and purify.
Lemon Balm – This nutrient-rich green leaf, also known as Melissa, is high in delicate antioxidants that work swiftly to reduce free radical damage. It is specific to mending and soothing inflamed and problematic skin.
Pubmed Reference 5871149
Jasmine – Jasmine 3 ways: we utilize 2 different artisan Jasmine enfleurages in this Mask, as well as delicately harvested local Jasmine flowers from one of our herbalist’s gardens. In addition to smelling transcendent, Jasmine also evens skin tone and supports connective tissue health.
Full Ingredient List: Rhassoul Clay*, Noni Fruit°, Aronia Berry°, Nettle Leaves°, Cocoa°, Acai Berry°, Cranberry Seed°, Reishi Mushroom°, Dandelion Leaves°, Lemon Balm Leaves°, Fennel Seeds°, Moringa Leaves°, Echinacea Root°, Chaga Mushroom°, Spirulina°, Kombu Kelp, Frankincense Resin + Bark°, Red Clover Blossoms°, Hawthorn Leaves + Berries°, Jasmine Flowers°, Sea Salt, Essential Oils of Jasmine Enfleurage°, Sandalwood°, Myrrh°, Vetiver°, Vanilla° °signifies certified organic ingredient *all clay is wild crafted
PERSONAL INSIGHTS FROM LAUREL
Science: One of the things that makes our line so unique is the vibrancy and life force of our ingredients. While that might sound a little woo-woo, it is very true that antioxidants degrade and do have a finite shelf life. The way our ingredients are harvested, processed, and handled from seed to bottle is incredibly nuanced and mindful; all to protect the precious integrity of our antioxidants and phytonutrients. Our fruit powders are always raw so that the delicate fruit acids and enzymes are intact and effective as possible. Our flowers and herbs are always farmed exclusively for us, and we work with our farmers every step of the way to ensure the plants’ vitality from seeding to harvesting. These small details are what speak to ‘quality’, which is indeed scientific. The nutrients in our ingredients are actually measurable and quantifiable, which makes a significant difference in how effective our products are. This Antioxidant Mask is a great example of how ‘quality’ whole plant sourcing can have a heightened positive effect on the health of our skin.
Ritual: I have so many tips for you on how to make your masking experience a beautiful ritual – and of course as effective as possible – that I simply couldn’t contain it in a paragraph. Please watch this video that will answer all your burning masking questions!