Since the dawn of skincare, pores and how to refine them have been the talk of the town. Many of us even googled how to get rid of them when we were young – clearly not understanding that pores are permanent and vital. Blackheads and impurities however, are not. With trends such as “glass skin” and the “clean girl” aesthetic becoming increasingly popular, refining, cleansing and minimising pores is a skin goal most of us are trying to achieve.
There are many treatments targeted towards minimising the appearance of pores, from acids like BHA, lactic and glycolic to mechanical exfoliators, pore strips (yikes) and the classic clay mask. Clay masks have been around forever, and while effective for some, they tend to be quite drying, exacerbating the problem. When we dry our skin out, our sebum production tends to increase and excess sebum can lead to clogged pores. It can quickly turn into an inconvenient cycle, and we now know that keeping skin hydrated and maintaining a healthy barrier is essential to achieving a clearer complexion.
This is where The Green Mask comes in. We decided to create a clarifying, deep-cleaning mask, with similar properties to a clay mask, but without the drying effect. The green mask features a blend of detoxifying matcha, exfoliating salicylic acid, bacteria-killing fermented honey and our hero, CBD. The result is a mask with pore-refining, impurity-diminishing properties, that leaves skin feeling smooth, soothed and radiant.
The Green Mask is designed to be used once or twice a week. Apply a rich layer to the face, neck or wherever you feel you need it, let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water using massaging motions. Don’t expect that tight, dry feeling, because you won’t find it here. Instead, your skin should feel comfortable during the entire process, and incredibly clean and smooth after. You can then follow up with your traditional routine. A clearer complexion is just one mask away.