The Resurfacing Moisture Mask from True Botanicals deeply exfoliates without drying out skin. Best of all, it’s made of quality, safe ingredients.
For all skin types (dry, wrinkled, or acne-prone), this mask transforms skin from dull and blotchy to soft and supple.
Why It’s Different
As a beauty blogger, I’ve tested a ridiculous amount of facial exfoliants.
What I’ve learned is this: just because an exfoliant is made with safe and natural ingredients, you can’t expect it to be weak. Plenty of exfoliants and peels in the natural aisle can get the job done, and done well. Others can work a little too well… if you’ve ever ended up with a face that’s red, dry, or itchy, you know what I mean.
The main reason I keep coming back to the Resurfacing Moisture Mask from True Botanicals is because it exfoliates without upsetting my sensitive skin. This cantaloupe-colored gloop is so well formulated that I use it regularly without any annoying irritation.
The mask improved my skin when it was damaged from melasma and old acne scars. Check out my incredible results, before & after pictures included.
A quick note about moisturization: seeing the word “Moisture” on the bottle shouldn’t fool you. Yes, this mask won’t dry out skin like other exfoliants. My skin ends up velvety smooth and plump to the touch after using it. But this is, primarily, an exfoliant. If deep moisturization is what you need, check out the True Botanicals Hydrating Oil ($74) or even the Moisturizing Mask ($65) from Susanne Kaufman.
Inside the Ingredients
These ingredients are clean and high-quality, and reflective of the luxury price tag.
It’s certified by MADE SAFE, which goes beyond other independent certifications. The ingredients are screened for behavioral toxins, carcinogens, developmental toxins, endocrine disruptors (a big deal in beauty products!), fire retardants, GMOs, heavy metals, neurotoxins, high-risk pesticides, reproductive toxins, toxic solvents and harmful VOCs.
Here’s what’s inside: organic tea leaf extract, organic vegetable glycerin, lactic acid, mango butter, avocado butter, potato flour, xanthan gum, astaxanthin, jojoba seed oil, phenethyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin, tuberose flower extract, star jasmine flower extract, neroli flower oil.
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Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) used to improve the signs of skin aging—such as wrinkles—and also to help reduce acne. It has the advantage of being gentler than another popular AHA, glycolic acid. Also? Lactic acid helps to lighten and brighten skin by inhibiting melanin-triggering enzymes.
Astaxanthin is an antioxidant more powerful than Vitamin C. It diminishes age spots, improves skin’s elasticity and texture, and even helps stimulate collagen production. The astaxanthin in this mask is derived from red pond algae.
There’s something else very important to note in this ingredient list: All ingredients have been disclosed. When you find a product that stands by all its ingredients—like this one—that’s a good thing.
Finding the word fragrance on the ingredient lists of other products means the company behind the product has chosen to not disclose all ingredients. Thanks to the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act of 1966, fragrance is considered proprietary information and allowed to be hidden from consumers. So while you see that single word on the label, it may contain any number of secret ingredients.
But here’s the good news: more and more companies are choosing to disclose all ingredients in their cosmetics, thus empowering consumers like you to make a choice with your eyes wide open. Transparency matters. And that’s just one more reason to love this product.
How to Use
Massage onto clean, dry skin. Leave on for 2-5 minutes. Gently remove with a warm, damp washcloth.
Use at night, up to once or twice weekly.
Be sure to use sun protection during the day, as exfoliation leaves the skin more vulnerable to UV damage.
Where to Purchase
The Resurfacing Moisture Mask is $90 for a 1.7 fl oz glass tub. Purchase it here.
This product is part of my popular guide to natural skin care, Natural Skin Care: 99 Amazing Products to Transform Your Skin.
*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.
**Products get makeovers too. Be sure to check if this product has been recently re-formulated before using it yourself.1