– we seem to be in a mask mood this week, with our huge Racinne giveaway over on our IG page ( go enter btw) and if you’ve been following us for awhile you know we are BIG on supporting our local brands and shops! the post title discloses our enthusiasm for this mask right away ( we’re transparent in post titles and in life) but we wanted to take it a bit further and show you the 2 ways you can use this mask as well. we haven’t had the courage to try our hand at video tutorial’s yet ( but it’s coming..) so check out the How To below and score yourself some amazing skin with the Collective Skin Care’s new multi-mask, the Even Tide Everything Mask:
– a little back story before we start, Collective Skincare is owned and operated by Kathryn Sawers, a 15 year esthetic veteran who has worked with some major players on the spa scene here in Vancouver ( Beverley’s The Spa on 4th, and developing Spruce Body Lab Spa). Opening Collective Skincare out of Beauty Mark Yaletown’s upper floor in early 2013, she offers services for her clients using Dermalogica and Tata Harper products. her foray into developing her own products resulted in Even Tide Botanic Alchemy masks. there are 2 in the collection as it debuted in late 2016, the Everything Mask with Palmarosa and Carrot Seed and Tea Tree & Juniper Berry. we are reviewing the Palmarosa and Carrot Seed below:
The How To:
– there are 2 ways to use this mask, option one is for hydration and option 2 is for resurfacing or clarity. for both options you need to start off with 1 heaping teaspoon of mask powder.
– for a hydrating mask, add 1 heaping teaspoon of raw honey, we used Wedderspoon 100% raw Manuka Honey with KFactor 16 from Whole Foods Market.
– a very tiny amount of purified water is needed, TAKE NOTE that you want this mask to be paste like and the more water you add the runnier the mask will be making it harder to keep on your face ( gravity and all).
– mix with a small whisk until a paste forms and apply! if you end up with too much water you can add another teaspoon of mask and honey until you get a consistency you like. i like applying my masks with an old flat synthetic foundation/fan shaped brush but your fingers work just fine as well.
– this is the consistency you’re looking for before application.
– if you prefer to use the mask for resurfacing ( exfoliation) or clarity then swap out honey for plain Greek yogurt instead, all the other measurements and ingredients remain the same.
– enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, wipe off after 15-20 mins and rinse your face clean. i like to do mine at night and apply skincare directly after. the results for me were amazing! redness and swelling around my breakouts was immediately reduced and my skin felt amazingly soft, even softer than when i use cloth masks! i love that it’s an all natural, local brand and developed by an esthetician who uses it on her clients!
pick yours up at Beauty Mark in Yaletown or online HERE.