Beauty Blast: Herbivore Botanicals—Face Mask


Lately, I've been exploring various items from a new favorite line, the all-natural skincare brand, Herbivore Botanicals. I had noticed the line at Stripe, a lifestyle boutique in my hometown of Santa Cruz, and I was enamored with the packaging, so much so that I had to try the products (especially because the claims were alluring). Last week I did a test drive on the Coconut Bath Soak and I was wowed. This time around, I tried out the Brighten face mask.

So as to avoid using preservatives in the product, the basic ingredients come in a powder. Pour out a little bit into your hand or a small bowl and add a few sprinkles of water to get your preferred consistency. 

Made with tourmaline gemstone and white clay, the product claims to, "give your skin a boost in radiance and vitality. Tourmaline Gemstone combines with gentle White Clay and glow enhancing therapeutic oils of Neroli and Rose Geranium ... to vitalize skin while also allowing other ingredients to absorb more deeply into the skin."

I tried it out a few days ago and the following day I bumped into a good friend who mentioned how "bright" my skin looked.

Bottom line: this product does exactly what it claims. Henceforth, I'll lean on it whenever I need to "brighten" up. 

The Brighten face mask by Herbivore Botanicals sells for $34 online or at Stripe in Santa Cruz.