I am taking a break from my Radiant Skin Series this week to share a new product that has already ascended to holy grail status. I’m talking about my favorite face mask for summer, Tata Harper’s Clarifying Mask. This pick is seriously amazing and deserves a spot in my list of game-changing face masks. It is loaded with goodness (a highly technical term!) to combat breakouts, reduce redness and balance sebum production to control acne and excess oiliness.
Tata Harper is renowned for their line-up of natural, sustainably created skincare products that actually work. Fortunately, this face mask is no different. It acts as an “enzymatic peel” thanks to fruit enzymes and lactic acid. These alpha hydroxy acids shed dead skin cells to reveal a more youthful complexion. When it’s time to rinse, the face mask morphs into a scrub; tiny, sand-like granules exfoliate away any trace of dullness. It also contains salicylic acid to treat acne.
Somehow, it doesn’t dry out or irritate skin at all and is actually incredibly soothing. My skin is hyper-sensitive and even I have never experienced an adverse reaction. Quite the opposite, in fact. This stuff calms any redness and rosacea-esque flare-ups, evens out my complexion and leaves my skin impossibly soft.
The mask has a goopy texture, which makes it easy to apply in a thick coat. It comes in a jar, so just remember to apply it with an application brush to avoid unnecessary bacteria contamination. (I talk about this in more detail here.) The all-natural ingredients (no synthetics or artificial colors) create a vibrant green color, which is just plain fun. (If you have little ones in the house, it is a great opportunity to play “wicked witch of the west”, something my mom used to do when I was a tot after applying her own green mask. Good times, people!) It gives a whole new meaning to the term “green beauty.” (Sorry – I couldn’t resist!)
After rinsing (use circular motions to take advantage of the scrub-factor), you will notice an immediate transformation. The redness that plagues my fair, sensitive skin magically vanishes. It also works wonders on acne. One time I felt a spot forming beneath the skin so I slathered this on. By morning, 20 minutes in this face mask had completely eradicated the painful bump. It is a miracle worker!
With summer nearly here (and all the sunscreen, sweat and humidity that comes with it), I already know this mask is going to be a staple in my skincare routine. If you struggle at all with redness or breakouts, this is the face mask for you. I, for one, will be relying on it to keep my skin clear, bright and even-toned. And yes, radiant too!
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