Raspberry+Rose Whipped Honey AHA Mask (10% AHA)
We start with a base of Raw Michigan Star Thistle Honey from St. Ambrose Cellars and whip it with a blend of high performance extracts, superfoods, and oils to create a luxe whipped honey mask to feed your skin.
Honey’s antibacterial, antiseptic, and humectant properties make it an ideal base for a nourishing skin treatment, while fruit-derived AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) gently dissolve dead skin cells on the skin's surface and build up in pores, increasing cellular turnover while tightening pores. Regular use leads to a smoother, brighter complexion.
We use an AHA blend which is a standardized extraction of five plant species: Bilberry, Sugar Cane, Orange, Lemon, and Sugar Maple. These botanical extracts deliver five natural AHAs to the skin: Lactic Acid (from Bilberry), Glycolic Acid (from Sugar Cane), Citric Acid (from Orange and Lemon), and Malic and Tartaric Acids (from Sugar Maple).
To Use: Apply a thin layer to freshly washed skin and leave on for 20 minutes. Wash off in shower or with a washcloth. Use 2-4 times weekly for best results.
FDA recommends that the labeling of a cosmetic product that contains an AHA as an ingredient and that is topically applied to the skin bear a statement that conveys the following information:
Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards. This sensitivity is caused by the AHA’s ability to gently dissolve dead skin cells, fresh new skin cells are much more sensitive to sun exposure than hard dead ones.
Other Key Ingredients:
Sea Buckthorn is superfood for your skin. Packed with antioxidants to deeply nourish skin and prevent oxidative stress--the main cause of aging. Sea Buckthorn’s anti-inflammatory properties can help benefit inflammatory conditions such as acne, rosacea, redness, and irritation. Sea Buckthorn is gentle and can benefit all skin types, from normal, to dry, to oily. Sea Buckthorn contains 190 nutrients and phytonutrients and boasts an impressive Vitamin C concentration 12 times higher than that of an orange. Vitamin C is a “beauty vitamin” thanks to its ability to reduce inflammation in the skin and boost collagen for plumper, firmer brighter skin. Sea Buckthorn also contains Vitamins B1, B2, K, C, A, and E, folic acid, many potent antioxidants, and minerals.
Roses have an ancient history in skin care practices, traditionally being used for their soothing properties. Modern scientific research validates this folk usage, proving roses possess a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, as well as anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.
Raspberry juice extract is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants as well as enzymes that can protect skin from age-related discoloration (age spots). Vitamin C is also essential for collagen production in the dermis (middle layer of skin just below the epidermis).
Perilla oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants and is well tolerated even by those with sensitive skin.
Lactobacillus ferment is often sold by the trade name Leucidal. This preservative is derived from a fermentation of radishes and a lactic acid bacteria.
Sodium phytate is a plant-derived sodium salt of Phytic acid used as a chelator to boost the efficacy of the preservative as well as prevent color changes in the product over time. Although not a commonly known ingredient, it is also widely used in food products for the same reasons.
Volume: 2 fl oz ( Expect to get ~10 uses per jar)
Raw Michigan Star Thistle Honey, Perilla ocymoides (Perilla) seed oil, Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) CO2 extract, Rosa damascena (Rose) powder, Rubus ideaus (Raspberry) juice powder, Vaccinium myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract & Saccharum officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract & Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract & Citrus limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract & Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) extract, Lactobacillus ferment, sodium phytate
*certified organic or wild harvested