When I first started using Perfectly Posh I would look at the face masks and roll my eyes. “Who on earth needs those?” I would think to myself. “So high maintenance.” Don’t get me wrong, I have on occasion bought those cheap one time use masks at Target, but they were always because I was having a specific reoccurring issue, like dry skin patches or a blackheads on my nose. Eeeeew!
Then I decided to sell Perfectly Posh because I would make money back on the products I already use. It was a no-brainer for me. I got my kit and in it was The Ritual, a detoxifying pink face mask. It is only available to new Posh consultants and is a sort of “right of passage.”
I put it on and oh.my.stars …. it was amazing! When I washed it off my skin was so soft and clean and radiant! Suddenly I was addicted. I needed all the masks!
Fast forward a few months and a new habit of bi-weekly face masks (and might I add better looking skin). Posh released the Fall/Winter 2017 Posh Paper and in it was 2 new masks; Pearlfectionist and Hot & Gold.
Why hello beautiful! Where have you been all my life? Mmmmhmmm, give me all the pearl powder and gold flakes to put on my face! I am a shiny unicorn! Wheeeee! OK, I am not really a unicorn, but I do feel pretty magical and fabulous when I use these masks. So what is the big deal? Well, let me enlighten you!
Pearlfectionist is an OFF mask.
On OFF mask. This means it exfoliates and deep cleans and removes all the gunk from your pores.
Apply to your face with a makeup brush or sponge (this helps you get a move even application) and leave on for 5-10 minutes. When you try a mask for the first time it is always best to test a small area on you neck by your ear or on your inner wrist. Also, start off on the lower end of the time spectrum and work your way up. If a mask seriously does not feel good then take it off! Use cold water to remove and apply a light facial oil (or olive or coconut if you do not have a face oil).
Pearlfectionist smells lightly sweet, like unicorns. It is actually candied blackberries and jasmine, but I prefer unicorns. It feel amazing and lightly tingles with a pleasant tightening as it dries.
So what is in this mask that makes it so amazing?
Pearl Powder — This ingredient is going to exfoliate your skin, leaving you feeling radiant. It was prized by ancient civilizations for its revitalizing and illuminating properties. It gives you a shimmery iridescent glow when you apply it.
Sea Buckthorn Berry — This is a new one for me. I had to do some major research. What I found was an amazing ingredient that is quickly becoming a must in skin care. Sea Buckthorn Berry is a super-fruit. It contains over 190 nutrients and phytonutrients. It is fast absorbing which gives a deeper moisturized feeling. It is full of antioxidants in the form of carotenoids plus vitamins A, C, and E. All of these help fight free radicals; helping fight the appearance of aging. There is also a high concentration of omega 7 fatty acid. This is anti-inflammatory and helpful for skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, and acne. Sea Buckthorn Berry contains high levels of oleic acid which s great for dry, irritated, and aging skin. It is a pretty amazing ingredient.
Kaolin — Kaolin is an exfoliant that is fantastic for providing a deep down clean; resulting in a polished glow.
Hot & Gold
Hot & Gold is an ON mask.
This means it moisturizes, conditions, and provides nutrients back into your skin!
Again, you will apply the mask to your face with a makeup brush or sponge, for an even application. Leave this mask on for 10-15 minutes. Remember, when you try a mask for the first time it is always best to test a small area. I also recommend starting at 5 minutes and then see how you feel before trying for the 10-15 minute mark. If a mask seriously does not feel good then take it off! Use cold water to remove and apply a light facial oil (or olive or coconut if you do not have a face oil).
Hot & Gold is virtually scentless. It is gold in color and is a thicker mask that is creamy and has a tacky feel to it when applied. You feel a slight tingle and tightening while it dries. Please be aware it does not become hard when it dries. Follow the time, not how it feels, to determine when to wash it off.
Some of you may remember that Hot & Gold was actually a special Splurge item back in March under the name Shacking Shamrocks!
Hot & Gold is a skin firming, moisturizing face mask. Check out some of the fabulous ingredients that make this mask stand out from the crowd, aside from the fact it makes you look like King Midas touched your face.
Glycerin — This is a skin identical ingredient. What exactly does that mean? It means that glycerin is naturally found in and therefore easily absorbed into the skin. This makes it a potent humectant; drawing water from the air to help skin lock in its moisture levels.
Colloidal Gold — Colloidal gold is gold particles suspended in fluid. They have restorative properties; helping to firm and brighten skin. Plus it makes your face look like a million dollars.
Olivine (aka Peridot) — Olivine is the mineral that creates the gemstone Peridot. It is rich in magnesium and touted for its anti-aging benefits. It reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and promotes a revitalized and more toned complexion.
Caffeine — Anyone who knows me knows I L-O-V-E caffeine in my skincare products! Caffeine tightens and brightens skin and improves the appearance of swelling, puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines. Caffeine also stimulates circulation. This encourages a firmer, smoother, and more toned texture to your skin. Caffeine also has anti-inflammatory properties; reducing redness in your skin.
OK so that is the basic rundown of Pearlfectionist and Hot & Gold. I am happy to answer any questions you may have, including how to get your hands on the first mask I mentioned; The Ritual.
I highly recommend giving one of our face masks a try. They are naturally based, no fillers, and never tested on animal (because cruelty to animals is simply not acceptable). Oh! Posh products are also made in the USA! Our masks are affordable; most are just $19 per container an have far more than 19 applications in it! The benefits are fabulous; younger looking, healthier skin that will leave you feeling beautiful and confident!