The Acne & Oil Balancing Facial Mask calms acne-prone skin and combats external causes of acne, including dehydration, bacteria, clogged pores, and irritation.
Calming our skin a vital step in clearing acne. As our skin calms down (and inflammation is reduced), it will start to heal. Packed with 200+ skin-supporting nutrients (including vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and antioxidants), this mask:
- soothes inflammation
- rehydrates the skin
- promotes the removal of pore-clogging dead skin cells.
This mask also helps reduce buildup and congestion in pores by using the power of green clay to pull impurities and debris from pores, and by lubricating pores with hydrating aloe vera (making it easier for your skin to flush out dead skin cells and other debris before clogging your pores)!
The hydrating ingredients in the Acne & Oil Balancing Facial Mask do more than just calm, soothe, reduce inflammation, and reduce congestion (although those are all really important!). They also slow down dehydration and moisture loss (which helps combat chronic acne-causing dehydration) and improves the texture of the skin and its elasticity.
Why is this important?
There are several reasons, but one of the most important is the anti-aging effects. Anti-aging benefits are important for people with acne-prone skin because not only does our skin experience a lot of damage from acne, it also often needs repair from the use of harsh acne treatments in the past. These harsh acne treatments promote premature signs of ageing, making our skin look much older than it is, even years after we’ve stopped using these harsh treatments!
Thankfully, this mask promotes renewal, healing, and balance, all the things we need to undo the damage from the past and protect our skin from damage in the future!
Our acne mask also some serious acne-fighting power - as in bacterial, fungal, and viral fighting power! The ingredients in this mask kill acne-causing bacteria and help boost your skin's infection-fighting abilities. This, combined with loads of antioxidants, making this mask a serious force to be reckoned with, all while being super gentle on your skin and promoting rapid healing!
The mask also contains vitamin C, which does a lot of amazing things for the skin. The benefit that those of us with oily skin and/or acne are most interested in is its natural ability to reduce redness and discolouration, including uneven colour leftover from acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage.
In a nutshell
- Calms irritated, sore, acne-riddled skin
- Helps prevent clogged pores
- Kills acne-causing bacteria
- Promotes a reduction in redness, discolouration, and hyperpigmentation
- Helps rehydrate the skin
- Detoxifies (gently pulls impurities from the skin)
- Promotes the removal of pore-clogging dead skin cells
- Restores and soothes damaged skin, especially damage caused by acne
- Formulated with clean and kind ingredients
How to Use
- Wash your face with a gentle, non-skin-stripping cleanser or soap
- Gently pat dry with a towel
- Next, pick Method 1 or Method 2
Method 1: The stay at home super dose method
- Use this method 1 - 3 times a week
- Apply a thick layer of the mask
- Wait until it dries completely
- Leave on for another 5 minutes
- Wash off with warm water
Method 2: Incognito, constant low dose method
- This method can be used daily
- Apply a thin layer of the mask and gently rub into your skin
- Next, apply a thin layer of moisturizer (the mask doesn’t have to be fully absorbed before applying the moisturizer)
- Optional: Apply mineral makeup
Burdock Root Extract: This natural extract has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries because of its antibacterial properties. It’s a natural cleanser for the skin that helps detoxify your pores. It also conditions the skin and provides anti-inflammatory support, making it an excellent ingredient in acne-prone products.
Chamomile Oil: This natural oil is used in natural skin care products to help ease irritation from skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, acne and dry, flaky skin. Chamomile is a fast-drying oil that is easily absorbed by the skin to deliver ingredients deep into the skin where it’s needed most and provide relief.
Echinacea Extract: While echinacea is known for boosting our immune system, the lesser known fact is that it can provide the same support for your skin. The antimicrobial and antiseptic properties in echinacea help fight skin conditions like acne. As an added feature this extract also helps reduce the swelling of skin tissue caused by inflammation.
Geranium Oil: An antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal, healing hold that supports the skin by boosting cell regeneration while it also helps to fade scars with regular use.
Green Clay: This natural clay is beneficial for all skin types and known for its ability to detoxify the skin. It pulls blackheads and impurities to the surface which is crucial in the battle against skin conditions like acne. As an added bonus, this clay is known to help regulate oil production as well.
Marshmallow Root Extract: We think of soft, pillowy treats when we hear marshmallow, but did you know that name originates from a plant, and not just any plant. This plant is a skincare dream because of its calming and soothing properties, even for those with ultra-sensitive skin. Marshmallow root contains mucilage which delivers needed hydration and helps smooth your complexion. The anti-inflammatory support alleviates a number of skin concerns including acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
Seaweed: Talk about detoxifying! This finely milled powder derived from dried seaweed works hard at detoxifying and drawing out impurities from your pores. However, it doesn't just take from your skin; seaweed powder delivers a healthy dose of vitamin B12, E and other essential minerals and vitamins. The fatty acids help support your skin'a ability to retain water and moisture, making it an excellent choice for those who find they have thirsty skin.
Tea Tree Oil: This essential oil is native to Australia and is best known for the disinfecting properties in natural skin care products. Stopping acne-causing bacteria in its tracks, Tea Tree Essential Oil is an effective antibacterial ingredient. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties helping to soothe breakouts and other skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis, all while encouraging a speedy healing process for small wounds and breakouts.
Vitamin C: This vitamin contains impressive amounts of antioxidants and is known to aid in the brightening of skin (i.e. helping reduce the signs of aging) and protecting it from free radicals. Vitamin C is also a natural alternative to drugstore toners, by helping reduce dark spots and other sun damage. When used as part of an acne skin care routine, it can also help reduce inflammation and dims post acne redness. Not to mention, skin feels firmer thanks to its ability to increase collagen production.
- Vitamin E: A powerful antioxidant that helps protect your skin from damaging toxins and free radicals from pollution, drugs, or UV light (the sun). Vitamin E also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It also plays a huge role in many of my products because it helps keep ingredients from being oxidized and turning rancid. Batty’s Bath Vitamin E is gluten-free.
Full Ingredients List:
Aloe Barbensis Leaf Extract, Aqua (Water), Acrylates C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Kaolin, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Althea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum (Seaweed) Extract, Organic Melaleuca Alternafolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (and) Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol & Salicylic Acid & Glycerin (Vegetable) & Sorbic Acid (Geogard™ ECT - ECOCERT)
- Lactobacillus Ferment & Lactobacillus & Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract: Salicylate-free / Contains coconut extract- not the same as coconut oil
- Vitamin E: Gluten-free / GMO-free / Soy-derived
- Potassium Sorbate: potassium salt of sorbic acid, a naturally occurring antimicrobial compound
- Benzyl Alcohol & Salicylic Acid & Glycerin & Sorbic Acid (Geogard™ ECT - ECOCERT) - ingredients combined to create a safe preservative. Approved by ECOCERT, a leader in safe, non-toxic ingredient certifications.
- Size: 1.2 oz / 35 g
- Packaged in a glass jar
Can I use this mask if I have rosacea?
All of the ingredients are super gentle, making this mask sensitive skin safe! Rosacea-prone skin may also see great results due to the hydrating, circulation promoting, anti-inflammatory, soothing, skin softening, damage restoring, anti-bacterial/fungal/viral properties! However, some folks with rosacea notice that their skin doesn't play nice with even small amounts of vitamin C. If you've used any of our other products that have vitamin C in them and your skin has given them the thumbs up, you should be ok with this mask (as the vitamin C levels are lower than in say, our Brightening Gel Toner). If you have used our Brightening Gel Toner or Pineapple Facial Scrub and your skin didn't find them gentle enough, this mask might not be right for you. You may also want to check out our Hydra Healing Skin Rescue Gel