Discovering 301 GENTLE contains Bulgarian Rose Otto, Frankincense and Sandalwood gives a strong hint that it’s a decadent product (it is) and that’s going to have a sublime aroma (it does). It also helps to know that this exquisite mask benefits skin in three quite different ways: good things go in, icky stuff is drawn out, and the skin’s surface has a gentle buff and polish. Together, these benefits help your skin look more smooth, clear and gorgeous.
First, the sun-dried Australian pink and white clays gently draw out the dust, grime, make up traces and other pollutants from deeper in the skin that have the potential to block pores, making skin look unhealthy, congested and dull.
Second, the floral and herbal extracts and essential oils provide nourishment and antioxidant protection. Bulgarian Rose Otto is the much prized anti-age oil, and with Chamomile they together bring beautifully soothing qualities to this mask. Hibiscus flower extract (rich in anthocyanidins) is antioxidant and contains high levels of Vitamin C, which is an essential component of pro-collagen synthesis. Gotu Kola extract is used for its regenerative properties, to accelerate the healing of wounds and to prevent scarring. It contains Asiatic acid, asiaticoside and madecassic acid, all of which are said to stimulate collagen synthesis, a key element in skin repair. Similarly, Frankincense is brilliant for rejuvenation and healing benefits. Sandalwood adds to the skin-calming effects, healing benefits and of course brings its much-loved aroma.
Third, the fine clay serves as an extremely gentle skin polish as you wash the mask away with a damp cloth.
All in all, a fine treat for skin that is dry, mature, dehydrated, sensitive and generally in need of some gentle, restorative love. Use it about once every three or four weeks and see the difference for yourself!