The other day I was masking with the Lani Tropical Cacao Detox Mask* and I remembered I haven't properly reviewed it yet. I did mention it already in this post but since it's such a lovely mask, I wanted to dedicate a whole post to it. Lani is a UK based company that specialises in tropical, natural, vegan & cruelty-free skin and hair care. They hand-make their products in small batches every week to maximize freshness, use high quality and food grade ingredients, and stay clear of using artificial preservatives, fragrances or chemicals.
100% tropical, 100% natural, 100% vegan Lani Tropical Cacao Detox Mask will transform your complexion in just 20 minutes. Since this is quite a bold statement let's see what kind of ingredients are in this mask for it to work so fast. First two ingredients are clays, and clays work great at detoxifying and purifying the skin. There is Kaolin (Pastel Pink Australian Clay) and Smectite (Beige Australian Clay). They deeply clean the pores, absorb excess oil and draw out toxins. The mask is rich in antioxidants due to the beautiful and yummy raw Cacao. Cacao nourishes the skin, aids in regeneration of new skin cells and is a true anti-ageing miracle. It increases the production of collagen, blood flow and lightens blemishes and acne scars. The mask actually has a wonderful scent of sweet cacao, I love it. It also contains creamy Coconut Milk which improves skin elasticity and suppleness, and its nutrients help to slow down the ageing process of your skin by maintaining flexibility and elasticity of the skin and blood vessels, and hydrating Coconut Water, full of electrolytes and natural sugars coconut water adds a luminous glow and radiance to tired complexions. Coconut water is anti-viral, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal and helps to heal inflammations and scarring of the skin. Not to mention the powerful anti-inflammatory properties of Aloe Vera, healing Turmeric and Vitamin C that tone and brighten the skin.
This mask comes in a powder form. Looks like cacao, smells like cacao and feels good like cacao. I forget to mention one other ingredient. The ingredient I'm allergic to in some natural deodorant but it doesn't faze me here. I'm talking about baking soda. Soda makes this mask a very special one. In contact with water this mask transforms from powder to a delicious fluffy mousse. Yes, mousse. It's so fluffy!! Love. My favourite way of using this mask is with a few drops of water and some Eucalyptus Honey. Sometimes I also mix in some other powder ingredients and masks, like turmeric and Odacite's Synergie Mask. The mask detoxifies my skin, helps to calm blemishes, revitalizes tired complexion. Supposedly it also increases the production of collagen and improves skin elasticity. It's a very lovely and yummy mask. It's also not that expensive (especially if you compare it with some other cacao-based facial masks) and Lani also regularly donates a percentage of their profits to animal charities such as Sea Shepherd and Rescued Farm Animal Sanctuaries.
To sum up what you get with this mask - nice scent, fluffy texture, antioxidants and detoxifying benefits. Love. You can get it here. It's currently on sale at The Green Jungle Beauty Shop, where you can also use my code "Jana" for 10% off your order.
Much love to you all,
*sample generously provided