Turmeric & Banana Mask 🍌

I purchased the Turmeric and Banana tightening mask from the Art of Skin Care, it is a small business run by women just like Nandi Skincare (see my previous blog post, I can’t wait to get more rose water from them!).

I’m happy to have discovered the Art of Skin Care business because they sell Le Mieux face wash (which I also blogged about too, check out my skincare tag).

The key ingredients listed on site are banana pulp and peel added for their antioxidants, turmerones from turmeric oil to brighten the complexion, echinacea purpurea, which is a flowering plant, to prevent sagging skin, and bentonite and illite clays to clarify the skin.

Detailed Ingredients List: “Water/Eau, Pumice, Glycerin, Kaolin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Musa Pardisiaca (Banana) Fruit Powder, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Parfum*, Corn Starch, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Flakes, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Illite, Decyl Glucoside, Xantham Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Citric Acid. *Natural fragrance derived from 100% natural sources”

This Turmeric and Banana tightening mask is so awesome to use before dermaplaning. I love to use an ice cube from my freezer on my face to de-puff and then dry my skin and layer this active mask on. My routine is I wait for the mask to dry and then wash it off as a tightening pre-treatment before dermaplaning. The results are stunning, my face is super tight, clear, and bright afterward!

This mask is active so it does cause a little bit of a burning sensation and it leaves my nose slightly red afterward. However, the burning feeling is tolerable and it decreases as it dries. This is the reason why I always use it before dermaplaning because I imagine it would burn too much after exfoliation.

I recommend giving this mask a go if you’re in the market for an affordable skin tightening treatment, the sticker tag is $30.00. ❤

Rose Water & Lavender Body Wash ~ Support Small Business 🌹🌿

Welcome to my support small business series! Today, I’m reviewing two wonderful products from Nandi Skincare, a brand with products formulated by hand in North Carolina, USA.

This rose water is made with witch hazel and alcohol-free. It is generously formulated with fresh rose petals and rosebuds. On the bottle, it states to spray it onto a cotton ball or pad to use. I also like to spray the rose water directly into my hands when I come out of the shower and press it onto my skin.

I also love spraying the rose water on my hair and body. My skin has felt smooth and refreshed after using this product. It’s the perfect start to my skincare routine before I use liquid lotion (reviewed on glass-skin pt. 2). Rose water is also useful to use before steaming your face. I like to wet my face with rose water before facial steam because I find extractions are easier to do when my face is moisturized beforehand.

$12 USD, Rose Water

Rose Water Ingredients:

  1. Organic rose petals and buds
  2. Geranium floral water
  3. Alcohol-free Witch Hazel
  4. Vegetable glycerin
  5. Essential Oils

The Dark Polish Cleaning Cream is fragranced naturally with rosemary and lavender. This cleansing cream is fantastic to use on your body. I use it on my neck and upper body in the shower to even my skin tone and prevent breakouts. The lavender scent is subtle, spa-like, and aromatic. What’s great about it is that it makes my skin feel soft just like the rose water.

This small business series installment proudly features Nandi Skincare. Check out the locally made, all-natural products on the business website. ❤