Sunday, May 30, 2010

Tweaking a Cupcake Purifying Facial Mask - Lush Inspired

Lush Inspired Series
A weekly Facial Mask is an essential step in my skin care regime. Usually used twice a week, Facial Mask is cleansing, lightening and exfoliating the skin, cleansing and tightening pores.
As I mentioned earlier, the easiest Purifying Facial Mask to make at home is a blend of grounded Wheat Germs  with Lemon Juice (you can use Oatmeal instead of Wheat Germs)... 

This is the most effective, easy and gentle mask I ever used, but since Lemon Juice it is not the best choice for summer time, I was looking for a new recipe.
During last month I've tried my Lush Inspired - Homemade Cupcake Purifying Facial Mask with Rhassoul Clay and I have to say this is a very a very good exfoliating mask. I've made several versions of this mask with Olive Oil, Rice Bran Oil, and Cocoa Butter and without Oils, and the last one I liked more.

My finished formula of this mask contains:

Rhassoul Mud (or any other Mud or Clay) (30%),
Cocoa Powder (20%),
Corn Starch (20%) as purifying and exfoliating agents - 70%, - 20ml (4 teaspoons)
Linseed Infusion as a gel agent - 20%, - 6 ml (1+ teaspoon)
Fresh Herbal Tea (I prefer Chamomile or Calendula) - 10%, - 3ml (1/2 teaspoon)
Glycerin - a few drops,
Salts with Citrus Essential Oils - a few crystals of Salts.

Mix Rhassoul Clay, Cocoa Powder, Corn Starch together.
Prepare Linseed Infusion and Fresh Mint Infusion, mix them, let it cool to room temperature, add Glycerin.
Add Essential Oils to your Salts.
Mix Salts with Water phase, add Powders, stir well.
Pour the mixture into a small sterile container and let it cool at room temperature.

Shelf life:
This amount (about 30 ml) is enough for 2 applications on face and neck. Please store this mask in a covered jar in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days or add preservative.
It's fresh, it smells delicious and it is a much more gentler than the original one, just what I needed for summer time and it does not contain any AHA (lemon juice from my wheat germs/oatmeal mask contains a very high percentage of citric acid).
Examine your skin needs, choose the best ingredients, and tweak your Skin Care Products according to your needs!

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1 comments to "Tweaking a Cupcake Purifying Facial Mask - Lush Inspired"

Sarah Wang said...
May 26, 2014 4:44 AM

This is such a lovely recipe ..... I can even imagine smelling cupcakes ...yum !!
Have a Great week !!!! and I am a bid fan of your blog now ;D
( and Your Lush inspired recipes are just amazing , will definetly be making a batch of your solid lotion bars once I get to find some beeswax and shea butter ;)
Have a GREAT week ( you deserve it !! )


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