Chlorophyll is the new detox thing in skincare nowadays, its deep green color brings about powerful detoxifying properties and health buffs are also familiar with it by incorporating this superfood in cleansing green juices. So how about using it as a DIY powder mask?
Health Benefits of Chlorophyll:
In powder form, Chlorophyll is just as potent since it contains magnesium that can help deliver the oxygen that skin needs via increased blood cell production, and this process balances out your skin. Chlorophyll is also full of rich antioxidants such as Vitamin A, C, E and K that are also present in leafy greens. This also helps in absorbing Vitamin C for further metabolization to promote a healthy glow.
When applied directly on the skin, chlorophyll can also deliver these vitamins and nutrients more efficiently which also fights free radicals. This slows down signs of aging on the skin. Apart from anti-aging properties, this can also greatly reduce and prevent blemishes since chlorophyll has magical anti-inflammatory powers.
"A detoxifying chlorophyll + clay mask treatment with benefits of French Green Clay and various leaf and algae powders for cleansing and clarifying acne prone skin. Packed with chlorophyll, vitamins, and antioxidants from Moringa, Chlorella, Spirulina, and Neem to heal, hydrate, brighten, treat acne, and slow the aging process of the skin. Can be used as a spot treatment or full face mask."
Ingredients: Neem Leaf, Moringa Leaf, Spirulina Powder, Chlorella Powder, French Green Clay, Eucalyptus Oil, Lavender Oil
Ever since Cocokind released a chlorophyll mask, I was really hoping for a local brand to launch their own version and I was really thrilled when Soak Opera released their very own DIY chlorophyll powder mask! How do you use a powder mask? Believe me, this is my first one so I was a little nervous yet excited. The directions recommend 1-2 teaspoons of the powder to be mixed with water to form a thick paste. I used a watery Japanese toner--Naturie Hatomugi Skin Conditioner for extra oomph. I recommend this method and I think other Japanese toners like Daiso can work extremely well with powder masks.
The scent is super fresh and invigorating, it reminds me of the ocean or being outdoors, it really smells like nori or seaweed but don't worry it's rather pleasant. The particles are very fine and not coarse or grainy so mixing the paste will be hassle-free. It's also recommended to use a small wooden spoon which Soak Opera will provide.
Now the exciting part--I found this to be easy to spread and I was initially afraid that globs and bits will drip or fall apart when I apply this on my face but this mask is very intense and holds up really well! I let it dry for about 15-20 minutes until it sets. This chlorophyll mask is also easy to rinse off but I insist on washing this off in the shower.
For a DIY powder mask, I was surprised that my skin feels smoother and soft, I'm also aware that this mask contains clay and this did not dry out my skin at all! This is probably one of the most hydrating clay masks I have ever tried. Overall, my skin is even-toned, calm and soothed. I also like that my skin feels healthy and deeply cleansed. Those who have dry and sensitive skin can also benefit greatly from this chlorophyll mask since it is very gentle and contains nourishing nutrients.
Written by Ana Verayo