Masks are my weakness (same as toners and mists), and wherever something new and interesting from this category is catching my eyes I want it badly. It’s exactly what happened with this unique pebble (how many pebble masks did you see?) mask! And after all we know many good things with No.5 like Chanel #5 or Mambo No.5, so why not Mask No.5?!

Two months ago I saw beautiful picture of mask (probably in Instagram) and got curious about. I loved brand “green” concept and philosophy and asked dear Amy, Old Orchard founder, about mini sizes. She was so kind and prepared for me very cute set of travel and sample sized jars and bottles to try. But the most wanted Pebble mask I got in almost full size jar! Thank you, Amy, for your great customer services and generosity!

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Briefly about Old Orchard.                                                                                                             Old Orchard is artisan skin & body care that blends time-honored natural ingredients with fresh, effective formulation. It was founded in 2011, in New Hampshire by artist Amy Traynor who moved from NYC to small town New Hampshire in pursuit of a simpler way of life. Today Old Orchard “offers high value, multi-purpose products that are as functional as they are beautiful. These small-batch, handcrafted skin and body care products are 100% natural, vegan, conscious formulations that are safe and effective for all skin types, working with the body to restore its natural, healthy balance”.

And here is my mask!

These unusual pebbles are made of flower blossoms, gentle white clay and nutrient-rich passionfruit seed oil for softer, smoother, younger looking skin.

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How to use: Mix a few pebbles with water to form a luscious pink fluid. Apply to cleansed, dry skin with a brush or fingers, and allow to dry. Gently remove with warm water and a cloth.

Ingredientskaolinite (white clay), hibiscus sabdariffa (hibiscus) flowers*, centaurea cyanus (cornflower) flowers*, calendula officinalis (calendula) flowers*, passiflora incarnata (passionfruit) seed oil, citrus reticulata (tangerine) essential oil.                *organic ingredient

Passionfruit seed oil contains high levels of vitamin A, known to promote collagen production and prevent lines, wrinkles, and sun damage.
Hibiscus, known as ‘the botox plant’, helps to firm, lift, improve elasticity, and contains alpha-hydroxy acids to improve the appearance of scars and dark spots.
Cornflower cools, soothes, and contains high levels of antioxidants.

As you see it is total “Flower Power” mask with soft and non-aggressive working natural components which making this product suitable for any skin type (even most sensitive) and any age.

Use and swatches:

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My way to use is simple. I prefer to mix it with small amount of room temperature or slightly warm mineral water, apply on my skin for 20-30 minutes (here your family can have a lot of fun watching your bright fuchsia-pink face!), and then remove with gentle massage.

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Unless many other powder-style “no water” mask this one is not drying skin at all. On the contrary, it nourishes, vitalizes and feeds. My skin looks more healthy and bright, smooth, and happy! I didn’t experiment with another liquids or oils but you definitely can mix pebbles with fresh juice, herbal or green tea, yoghurt, kombucha, cocnut milk, honey, add there some good oils and prepare your own, customized formula. It’s totally up to you!

Price: $32 for 2.5 oz or 71 g of pebbles. And believe me, it is long-lasting stuff because for each application you probably need 4-5 pebbles only!

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I would recommend this mask for everyone who loves 100% natural treatments, funny experiments and enjoy simple and green lifestyle.

Have a good mask!

Renata

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