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Current Fav: Herbivore Blue Tansy Invisible Pores Resurfacing Mask💙

Product details (taken from Sephora page): 
Price💵- $48 for 2oz jar 
Description ✏️
🔹“A truly natural clarifying and cooling gel face mask, features white willow bark (natural BHA), fruit enzymes (natural AHA), and blue tansy to gently exfoliate, smooth, and resurface the skin.” 
🔹Good for Normal, Oily, and Combination skin types 
🔹Great if your main skin concerns include acne, redness, or pore size 
Main ingredients 🌿
🔹 “White Willow Bark Extract: Unclogs pores with a natural BHA and high levels of salicylic acid”
🔹”Fruit Enzymes: Helps eliminate dead skin cells for smooth and soft skin; natural AHA”
🔹”Blue Tansy Oil: Soothes redness and calms irritated skin”
🔹”Aloe Leaf: Helps unclog pores, remove blackheads, and smooth the complexion” 
This product is ☑️
🔹Considered “Clean” by Sephora! 
My Skin 👩🏻
Somewhat sensitive 
Acne-Prone (not cystic, mainly hormonal, 1-2 medium-large pimples a week) 
          In high school and the first couple years of college I struggled with acne. Aside from the hormonal breakouts my skin has cleared up in the last couple years due in part to finally maintaining a skincare routine! Because of how pale I am acne scaring and discoloration became one of my main concerns. I want to be able to show off my freckles without thinking about other spots on my skin! When curating my skincare routine I was on a mission to find a mask that I could use consistently a couple of times a week. Enter Herbivore Blue Tansy Invisible Pores Resufacing Clarity Mask! 
How I Use 💁🏻‍♀️
           I typically use this mask 2-3 nights a week. Because this product contains BHAs and AHAs the instructions say to leave the mask for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off. For sensitive skin they recommend starting with 5-10 minutes to see how your skin reacts. 
          I’ll be honest.... this mask soaks into the skin and it is really easy to forget that you even have a mask on! Because of this I typically forget that I’m wearing it. I’ve been know to leave this mask one for 1-2 hours 👀 before remembering to wash it off and moisturize. In my personal experience I have not had any adverse effects from leaving the mask on for too long; however, I wouldn’t recommend that you follow my lead, especially if you have sensitive skin! I remove the mask using a warm, damp face cloth. 
Let’s talk about the color 💙
         I’ll admit, in the jar this mask is quite an intimidating color. As you can see from my photos above, the color is hardly noticeable on the skin. A little goes a longggg way, and once spread out the color is almost unnoticeable. Now I wouldn’t go out in public wearing it, but after a couple of minutes it soaks in and the color fades. 
‼️Important - Herbivore states that the color of this mask can vary from blue to a teal-green due to the natural products it is made from. The color will fade over time becoming more green rather than blue; however, they claim that this does not change the efficacy.
Let’s talk about the smell 👃
         The smell of this mask is probably its most divisive quality. Almost all of the reviews on Sephora make some mention of the smell. Many of the bad reviews are solely because of the smell. While scent in skincare is usually considered to be a bad ingredient for the skin, and clean skincare is typically scent-free, the ingredients in this mask naturally have a strong scent. 
         I’m going to do my best to describe it.... the first comparison I though of was Vick’s VapoSteam or Bengay, except with less of a menthol scent and a bit more woody or earthy. 
         At first the scent was a bit surprising, and took some getting used to. Thought the scent from the jar is very strong, once applied to the face I don’t notice the smell. Personally I don’t mind the scent and honestly it’s starting to grow on me 😂 
          If you are someone who doesn’t like strong scents, scented skincare, etc. then unfortunately I do think that this could be a dealbreaker❗️
My Thoughts 💭 
             This mask is exactly what I was looking for when I decided to add a mask to my skincare routine. I bought this mask mainly to combat acne and redness, and I believe that it has helped my skin improve in those areas! Despite being in the name, I didn’t buy this mask because it claims to be pore reducing. I honestly can’t say that I have noticed a huge difference in my pores, but that also hasn’t been something I’ve been focusing on much. 
           The size of the jar is big!! Two ounces may not seem like much, but a little bit of this mask goes such a long way. This mask also comes in a mini size (0.5oz) in a kit with a mini of the Lapis Blue Tansy Face Oil for $24. This mini lasted me almost six months! I probably should have repurchased the mini kit instead of the full size (because I may never use this whole jar), but I’m not a big face oil gal. 
           For me this mask is great because it is effective but also gentle enough that I can use it multiple times a week without drying my skin out. If you’re like me and would rather stick to using one mask over a variety of sheet or single-use masks, then this is definitely one to consider!
Tl;dr 👌
🔹 great mask for normal-oily skin types that are acne-prone 
🔹 clean, natural ingredients 
🔹 feels great on the skin and soaks right in 
🔹 a little goes a long way 
🔹 color isn’t as crazy as it looks 
🔹 strong scent if that’s not your thing 
❤️ has helped to effectively reduce my breakouts!
I know this post was quite long, but I think it’s important to break everything down when talking about skincare! Though I consider myself much more of a makeup gal, I’m realizing that it is fun to chat about skincare too!! What’s your favorite skincare mask or skincare staple? 
Hope you enjoyed this deep dive 💕

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  • Kelli Carroll

    So want to try this!

  • Joyce

    So interesting! I might try this

  • Adah

    Is it worth the price ?

  • Rachel Lokos

    Was the fading any intimidating? That sounds odd to me

  • Tammy Hough

    I need this in my life. Great job on review.

  • Jenna

    I love this one too

  • Marriah Long

    I’ve been dying to try this product! Thanks for the wonderful review!

  • Angie

    Oooo I want to try thissss. It seems great!

  • Gabyareli Garcia

    Wow what an awesome mask!!

  • Katy Gutridge

    I bought this haven’t opened it yet. I’ve herd lots of good reviews about herbivore blue mask.! Been waiting for the right time to open it seriously can’t wait now. Your face looked wonderful after Washing off the mask, looks clean and pores look smaller, can’t wait to open mine , thanks for the review 😀

  • Daisy

    Thank you so much for the in depth detailed review! The mask looks amazing. I would love to try it. It’s probably to expensive for me, though. Great review again! You should do more like this!

  • Tracie Nguyen

    Thank Lexi for the review. Wanna try this masque really much

  • Kelsey Mchale

    Wow! This is the most amazing review I've read in a while!! Super informative 😊 I absolutely NEED to have this!! There's nothing better than cruelty- free clean beauty!! Thank you!

  • Tina Geane

    Hi Lexi Amazing Review!! I love having all the details layed out like this, it was easy to comprehend & grasp the details completely. I'm a person that doesn't mind scents especially when your going to wash off. Even all natural products will have scents at times because the essential oils like tea tree oil or peppermint oil, cinnamon, eucalyptus- which I'm wondering if this has eucalyptus oil in it b/c the menthol scent( I'm allergic to eucalyptus) But this sounds grrat & a really big size for a face mask. Great job. I have been using 2 new face mask/scrubs that I really like. One is Fig Scrub Mask by I'm from a korean beauty brand its really good you put on like a mask then after 10 minutes you gently massage it around your face, its not a Big Grit scrub and the crystals start to melt & rinse with warm water. It really cleans your face & pores deeply, your skin is left so soft. Figs have some good properties in them that's good for your skin. The other is USANA CELAVIVE exfoliating scrub & mask. This one has Charcoal & is black it has Olive extract, watermelon extract, Lentil extract, apple extract, carnellia flower extract, charcoal, squalane. It doesn't really have much a scent at all. You can massage all over face & neck it has a very fine grit to exfoliate dry skin & dead skincells, impurities. But you can leave on 10-15 minutes (This is what I like doing) then with a little warm water begin massaging it around , this one also the crystals melt then wash off with a warm damp cloth or like makeup eraser cloth. This really leaves your skin nice. Its claims are rid impurities, dry skin, tone, reduce appearance of pores & signs of aging. I agree with all. Thanks so much for Sharing Your product & experience with it's use! Really great job!! 💙🌟💙 Stay Safe Everyone!

  • Bre Walker

    That look nice! I would love to try it.

  • Mary

    Never heard of this one but am willing to give it a try

  • Tia kitchens

    Blue Tansy is soooooo good! Blue tansy is also good in foot soaks. I love skincare in general. Some of my favs are the Reviva labs gentle exfoliating fruit enzyme mask (my top mask) that sloths off dead skin cells and has helped to improve the texture of skin so much! I have also enjoyed the mario badescu silver powder and the mario badescu AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution.

  • Nancy

    Wow i want to try it

  • Nancy Henriquez

    Interesting products I never heard before but definitely I would like to try. Thank you for your review and information about this product.

  • Kristine

    I haven't heard of this before but look like one I'd like to try. My favorite wash off mask if Juice Beauty apply peel for exfoliating or Bliss oxygen for hydration.

  • Kelly K

    Sounds amazing!!! My favorite wash off mask would probably be the Hey Honey Show Your Glow Colloidal Gold and Honey Mask! It's really pretty on even my daughter loves it and it makes your face feel smooth and bright! As for my feet? Well I am a nurse and work long hours on my feet. I love both a soak and then a massage to help relax and getting those babies feeling better!

  • Christina Knittel

    Wow, what a great review! This mask looks right up my alley! I need something to help combat acne/redness as well. I am not turned off by the smell of Bengay so I will definitely be looking into purchasing the mini!

  • Christine Czaiczynski

    Blue Tansy sounds like a good product for younger people to use but since I'm older I don't have a pore problem. I will keep this in mind for my teen grandkids and young adult nieces who are always looking for products to use and ask my opinions.

  • Jennifer Russell

    This mask sounds great!! I've been pretty curious about Herbivore products and I think I might pick up the mini kit you mentioned. My current favorite wash off mask is Goldfaden M.D. Skin Balancing Mask. It contains malic acid, ginseng and vitamin E to help revitalize and balance; leaving the skin soft, smooth and healthy looking. I have slightly sensitive skin and the Goldfaden M.D. mask claims "you might feel a slight tingle from the mask" but I've never experienced this before. It has always felt very soothing and leaves my skin glowing after 10 minutes.

  • Rukhsana

    my favorite wash off mask is the body shop peppermint exfoliating foot mask, it gives my feet a cooling cold sensation, and i have to keep it on my feet for 15 minutes, after i wash it off my feet smells and feels fresh and cooling, and also in instantly softens the skin from within and outside. my favorite way to relax my feet is to scrub it with a pumice in the shower and then i apply the mask when im out of the shower and then i use foot lotion and sleep with it over night.

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