In September I had a chance to try UMA Oils products for the very first time and I was pretty much blown away. Such wonderful products, really. I wrote a review of the ah-mazing hair oil, the Intensely Nourishing Hair Oil*, which was the September’s Beauty Heroes Hero, and you can check it out here. I adore it so much. Here I also have to mention how much I love being Beauty Heroes brand ambassador. I can't express how lucky and grateful I feel to be a part of such incredible community. So. Much. Love. But back to UMA. Besides the beautiful hair oil, I also really liked their Absolute Anti Aging Body Oil* which I mentioned here. Now today I’m going to introduce you to their Ultimate Brightening Face Mask*.
The mask was a part of the BH discovery, we all received a deluxe sample of it. I had some problems with it but after chatting to Jeannie (the Beauty Heroes founder) and then to Shrankhla (founder of UMA), she so very kindly sent me a brand new jar of the mask. #blessed The masks comes in a matte glass jar (or frosty but without that cringy nail scraping sound or feel) and has a very pretty design of plants on it. But you can see that yourself so let me rather talk about the ingredients. All UMA's products are 100% organic, vegan, and free from synthetic fragrances and emulsifiers, preservatives, parabens, GMOs, and mineral oils.
In a base of Bentonite Clay, Aloe Vera, Honey (ethically sourced and tree harvested by the native Adivasi tribe from the same protected sanctuary that they have lived in for hundreds of years - I always appreciated this sort of information) and Rose Water, there are some beautiful ingredients that work so great. Truly. Warming spices, like Cinnamon, Saffron and Sandalwood, bring fresh blood to the top layer of the skin, promoting healing of existing wounds, acne and inflammation, they bring luminosity to the skin and minimize pores for an instant toning effect. Free radical-fighting Orange Peel delivers a rush of Vitamin C deep into the dermis while also promoting cellular turnover through a gentle peeling action.
Their age-old brightening formula comes from generations of research into ingredients that naturally reverse hyper-pigmentation and sun damage. You can expect visibly even tone, smoother texture, and a radiant glow. Read all that? It’s so true! My skin is brighter, smoother and visibly less red and inflamed. Don’t get me wrong, the red scaring doesn’t just disappear in an instant but they do look brighter and with regular use they disappear quicker. It really is such a wonderful mask and every time I use it I’m more impressed. You can make this mask even lovelier following their tip to gently rub an ice cube on the skin for one minute after mask removal. Honestly, I haven’t done that, since I never really have ice cubes in my freezer but I do rinse it off with cold water. Remove with lukewarm water, finish with cold. I have to say that it feels really nice and refreshing, especially because the mask is warming and also tingles when I apply it on my skin. Even though the tingling sensation can be quite intense, the mask doesn’t irritate my skin or anything like that. It actually helps to reduce inflammation so I don’t mind it one bit. Plus, it goes away in a minute or two. It is said that you can leave the mask on for 7 minutes or as long as you desire. After a few minutes it dries so I can’t really move my facial muscles or talk too much, but I still prefer to leave it on for longer than just 7 minutes.
This mask really is such a beautiful product and I highly recommend it, especially to those with acne prone, oily, combination skin. I believe it would work great on other types of skin too, but I can only write reviews based on my personal experience. I absolutely love it! You can get it here.
*samples generously provided
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