I got this on Amazon Prime Day for $11. I used it a couple of times to get an idea of how it works for me. I try to incorporate AHA’s in my routine and this looked like a good way to do so. I love honey in my skincare products and pumpkin is also a great ingredient. This mask is the perfect combination of ingredients for me.
For reference, my skin is normal/combination. I have some shininess in the heat and humidity but also get flaking around my chin, nose, and mouth area. I have fine lines and wrinkles with dark areas on the outer edges of my face. My skin is not particularly sensitive.
From the Andalou website:
For Normal/Combination Skin
Fruit stem cells, vitamin C, and glycolic AHA blended with manuka honey and organic pumpkin, rich in beta carotene, gently dissolve and sweep away dull, dry surface cells, exfoliating and resurfacing for even tone, smooth texture, and a luminous complexion.
Apply evenly to clean, dry or damp skin. Leave for 10-20 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
Andalou Naturals continues to evolve with the highest quality, top performing, Non-GMO Project verified ingredients approved by our Superior Source Standards review.
Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Puree*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Purified Water (Aqua), Vegetable Glycerin, Manuka Honey, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Tocopherol, Fruit Stem Cells (Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis) and BioActive 8 Berry Complex*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Glycolic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract*, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract*, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract*, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Caprylyl Glycol, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Extract*†, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract*, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Powder*, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Bark Powder*
*Certified Organic Ingredients †Fair Trade Ingredients
I removed my makeup, cleansed my face, and applied toner before using the mask. I want my skin to be ready to get maximum benefit from my masks.
This looks like pureed pumpkin and smells like cinnamon. It burned like fire on application but was fine after a couple of minutes. I left it on for a little less than 15 minutes. I didn’t really see any difference when I rinsed it off. My face didn’t even feel softer.
I left it on for 20 minutes of the second time. It didn’t burn as much when I applied but there was stinging that lasted a few minutes. After 20 minutes it had dried to a hard crust. It did rinse off easily and cleanly. It didn’t leave my face feeling dry or tight. It did not look red or irritated.
My face felt a little tender as I rinsed it off. But then it felt super soft and smooth and looked better. A much better experience the second time. I actually enjoyed it and saw improvement.
It is not a strong glycolic acid. It is mild while being effective. It works well in my current skincare routine. I will use it on a regular basis to keep my skin clear and smooth.
Have you tried this mask? Do you like it? Do you have any recommendations for good honey masks? Pumpkin masks?
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