6 November 2016

Herbivore • Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask


Herbivore is a brand that I have seen crop up more and more in many a beauty article and Instagram picture over the past few months and with it's modern clean image, stunning colours and wonderful sounding ingredients, it is a brand that has intrigued me. I was kindly offered the opportunity to try one of their best selling products from the range so I could see for myself what the brand was all about. 

Herbivore is a natural skincare brand brought to us by husband and wife team Julia and Alex, who created Herbivore Botanicals out of their Seattle Kitchen in 2011. They developed products that are safe, non-toxic and highly effective making every 'active' ingredient included in each product, there for a specific therapeutic reason. Tested on real people instead of animals (big hooray to that) all products are organic, high quality and food-grade ingredients. Their ethics and philosophies certainly got my attention making it a brand I most definitely wanted to get on board with. 

So on to the product that has won me round to Herbivore Botanicals, Blue Tansy AHA/BHA Resurfacing Clarity Face Mask. For those of you who are scared off by exfoliating masks because you know your skin is too sensitive but you need to clean out those pores and get rid of the dead skin cells, then this is your answer. A natural, gentle resurfacing mask for all skins ... and it works



Lets talk ingredients ..... 

White Willow BarkA natural BHA high in salicylic acid which works by gently shedding the top layer of skin to decongest and unclog pores. 
Fruit EnzymesNatural AHA including papaya and pineapple work gently to exfoliate the skin and to rid it of dead cells to leave the complexion smoother, softer and fresher. 
Blue Tansy OilNaturally high in Azulene, in addition to giving the oil its beautiful blue colour works as a powerful anti-inflammatory to reduce redness and soothe irritated skin.
Aloe LeafNaturally contains salicylic acid and works gentle to unclog pores and soothe. 

Blue Tansy certainly seems to be the ingredient of the moment as we have see it used a lot lately, featuring in some other very popular skincare products such as Sunday Riley's Luna and May Lindstorm's The Blue Cocoon. They all seem to use the ingredient for it's therapeutic uses as it is very similar to chamomile.




How to use it ... 
Apply a thin layer to clean skin with a mask brush or fingers. Tingling may occur which is normal as this is the mask gently exfoliating. Leave on for 15-20 minutes or until completely dry. Rinse with warm water. If you are highly sensitive then maybe leave on for less time. 

Herbivore recommend using this for five days consecutively, then every other day or 2-3 times a weeks from there on for the best results and because it is so gentle, you can actually do this. You can of course just use it as and when you want as the beauty of face masks is that they slot into your skincare routine easily depending on what your skin needs. 
I really love Herbivore's modern, simple, clean image and this weighted glass jar makes the mask feel very luxurious. The mask itself is a very runny blue gel with a kind of herbal/medicinal scent that I think you shall either love or hate as it wont be to everyones liking that's for sure, but for the results it delivers, you can get past it. I do adore the bright blue colour, in fact I have to admit, it was the blue which drew me to this mask. Why is a skincare product so much more fun when it is a bright colour? True isn't it! They do say because of Blue Tansy being a natural ingredient the blue can fade but this does not change the efficiency of the mask.

So I used this for 5 days consecutively to get the best results but even after the first day I could already see and feel an improvement to my skin. This mask is simply amazing. A real star in a jar!

This is one of those all singing, all dancing, all around face masks that takes the stress out of exfoliating and de-clogging your skin in a very gentle, easy going way. Even though it is marked as an AHA/BHA mask which can scare some sensitive or highly reactive skins, because of those Blue Tansy anti-inflammatory soothing benefits, this is the most gentle way of resurfacing your skin. My skin felt so soft, looked insanely clear and it was gloooow-ing. Any redness I had before was gone and my pores around my nose were a lot happier. This was not a fluke either because I get the same results each time I use it, so safe to say Herbivore, you have me hooked. 

I am majorly impressed by this mask and I highly recommend this one to all skins and especially acne prone skins as this shall declog your pores without any irritation. Those of you who have maybe previously avoided chemical exfoliating masks for being too harsh, then this one is definitely worth trying as the ingredients are very accommodating to keeping the skin calm. It is one of those masks that just stands out from a crowd and has you instantly googling more from the brands range. I love that Herbivore is all natural, plant based with all cold pressed ingredients and is now most certainly a brand that I want to get into more, in fact a have a wishlist already.

I recently reviewed another amazing face mask by BLISS here, but if you found that one too powerful, then this is a more gentle option for you to try in achieving a similar result. 

Blue Tansy, £38/$48/€44 is available from Sable Beauty a great company stocking some incredible, unique Beauty Brands with worldwide shipping too, so do check them out! 


Have you tried Herbivore? 


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30 comments

  1. Awww I looove this mask! So happy that you've got the opportunity to try it and Herbivore Botanicals. They are one of my top fave skincare brands, my skin just loves their stuff. Their Rose Hibiscus mist is honestly my fave mist of ALL time! My skin just drinks that up! Great review dear, I'm looking at trying their other masks too!

    xoxo
    www.hellohimawari.com

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    1. Oh I truly love this mask which has given me a new love for this 'new to me' brand!
      I need to try that Rose Mist as I always drool when I see it online <3
      Thank you so much Mika, so glad you liked this post and so glad to be part of the Herbivore Love Club! K xxx

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  2. Lovely review m'y CS And now this mask is on my radar !!! Kisses
    Kédidja | beautymoodboard.com

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    1. Thank you CS! Oh trust me, you shall love this one! K xxx

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  3. I keep hearing a lot about this brand too Especially the face mists. This mask sounds particularly exciting. I've been putting off making an order but I think you may have just tempted me!!
    Lisa
    Beauxdiaries.com

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    1. Yes the face mists are very high on my wish list now! I think an order would be a good move as trust me, you shall love these gorgeous products! <3 K xxx

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  4. This sounds amazing! I've been interested in trying Herbivore and it sounds like I need to. Lovely review!

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    1. Thanks Jenn! So glad you liked this post and it really is a beautiful brand from what I have seen so far so definitely do try it! K xx

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  5. I'm all for a 'new face' haha just kidding!! BUT, I definitely enjoy an effective mask and as soon as I heard your honest opinion that you had noticed results on your skin after using it just once, I was SOLD!! Here goes another Sephora order ... lol xoxo

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    1. You have a lovely face! xx
      Woohooo I love your response and am so pleased you are going to try! You know I only speak the truth so I can't wait to see what you think too. Keep me posted! K xx

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  6. So in love with the packaging 😍, need I say more. This sounds like a great product and one for the wish list. Thanks for sharing Kelly

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    1. I know the packaging is clean cut, it makes you want to use it all!
      So glad you liked this post and that it has interested you, its a beautiful brand. <3 K xx

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  7. Thanks for sharing dear Kelly! This is a must-try!
    XXX
    C
    www.beautiqueblog.com

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    1. Welcome!! Its such a beautiful product and this brand sure doe excite me.
      Thanks for reading Claudia! K xx

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  8. Ive added this onto my wishlist! Seriously sounds amazing! You always completely sell me the products your talking about!

    Stacey White
    www.staceylouisewhite

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    1. Yay!! Now this is a response that I love!
      I am so glad as this really is a beautiful product that works well.
      Thanks my lovely, K xx

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  9. I love anything with blue tansy in it, not just for the beautiful blue color but for its soothing properties as well! I have so many exfoliating products already but I'm very tempted to add this to my shopping list now!

    Jenny // www.geekyposh.com

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    1. Exactly! Blue Tansy really is a unique and special ingredient. I love it.
      It really wont disappoint should you decide to go ahead and try!
      Thanks for reading ;-) K xx

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  10. This is on my Sephora wish list...I really want to try it because it sounds like something my skin will truly appreciate. I'm hearing some things about the strong scents though that's making me a little wary lol! Great thorough review hun xxx
    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

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    1. Thanks Sal! So glad you liked this post.
      This is such a great product for all - minus the scent yes, its not great but its not a major issue as once its on, you forget it! The results out way the scent.
      Keep me posted should you try! K xx

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    1. Its such a fabulous mask and a great brand! One worth looking into!
      Thanks for reading ;-) K xx

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  12. Kelly what a great review! I am sold on this mask and will pick up a sample next time I'm at Sephora! It most definitely sounds like something my skin would appreciate as well!

    ~ Cat L.
    www.CatsDailyLiving.com

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    1. Thank you Cat! I am so glad that you can get as sample as I am sure you shall love it. Just be mindful of the 'unique' scent lol. My skin has been loving it and find its been my most used mask of the month for sure. Look forward to hearing what you think! K xx

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  13. This face mask sounds and looks incredible!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! It really is a beautiful, effective mask that I can't recommend enough! K xx

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  14. Oh, this mask sounds heavenly. I haven't tried anything from this brand before but I really want to especially their mist. This is going on my wishlist too. Lovely review Hun! xo

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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    1. Thank you so much hun, so glad you liked this review!
      It really is one item for the shopping list and their mist is on my hit list too - a beautiful brand that I am sure wont disappoint you at all. K xx

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  15. This mask sounds wonderful. I always enjoy reading about the company's origins and it's so neat it was created by a husband and wife team. The ingredients look amazing. Great review Kelly!

    Xo
    Dom
    www.calibeaute.com

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    1. Thanks Dom! I too love to know the background of how companies started and this is a great story and so glad that the brand is now so big! So glad you enjoyed the read! K xx

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