Garden Botanika is a skincare and cosmetics company that creates botanically based, cruelty-free and environmentally friendly products. I have recently come across their brand and was sold by the fact that their products are completely free of parabens, gluten, glycols, phthalates and artificial dyes.
Now let me tell you about the good stuff, my new HG acne solution:
This Clearing Face Mask, meant for oily and blemish prone skin, is supposed to purify, exfoliate and remove excess oil. This mask has anti-inflammatory ingredients that soothe and calm the skin. It also features astringent and antiseptic zinc, anti-bacterial sulfur, plus hydrating seaweed and soothing chamomile.
I have been using this on and off for about two weeks now. I put it on my face for about 15 minutes and wash it off with warm water and follow up with toner and moisturizer. I have noticed a dramatic decrease in acne and redness. The anti-inflammatory factor makes this mask perfect for emergency treatment the night before a big event. Rather than curing my acne and leaving my skin feeling dried and dead, this mask gives me a clear, smooth, bright and radiant look in the morning. It must be the purifying and exfoliating ingredients.
As much as I love the Clinique Clarifying Toner, it was much too drying and became less effective as my skin grew accustom to it. I have normal to dry skin and find that the Garden Botanika mask works well without being as drying. At $18 for 2 fl oz., the mask will last me at least six months. It is worth every penny and I highly recommend you check it out!
Garden Botanika has gotten my full attention. I think I will purchase a moisturizer from them next. Let me know if you have tried any of their products or if you can recommend something.