Organic September Day 15: Inlight Organic Superfood Face Mask
Inlight Organic Superfood Face Mask Organic Credentials
Certified organic by the Soil Association, Superfood Face Mask contains 100% organic ingredients. In case you’ve not seen any of our other posts on Soil Association products this Organic September, the standard set by the Soil Association is that at least 70% of a beauty product’s non-water ingredients must be organically grown and harvested. As well as this the ingredients must be sustainable, not use pesticides (of course), any extracts extracted without chemical solvents, all non-organic ingredients must have a non-GM certificate and pass strict toxicity and biodegradability criteria, must not contain any nanoparticles or irritating or potentially toxic chemicals, and manufacturers must pass an annual inspection and keep detailed production records.
Inlight Organic Superfood Face Mask also carries the COSMOS Organic standard, read more about that here
This product is one of those ones where I wouldn’t expect to have reused it as much as I did! It’s a green mask, due to the chlorophyll from its spirulina content, plus has an unusual aroma. It’s a combination of earthy scents combined with frankincense and bitter orange. It’s not a “wow” fragrance, but there’s something peculiarly comforting about the scent. Or perhaps I have just gotten used to it after utilising in my weekly at home facial?!
Chlorophyll is great in skincare products as it delivers antioxidants to the skin and is also a powerful antibacterial agent, so this mask is great for both dull and dry skin as well as skin prone to breakouts.
I usually prefer a mask that sets hard, to help draw out any excess oils and impurities deep inside pores, but I found myself reaching for this mask time and time again! At £45 a pot, it’s not the cheapest but there is enough product in the jar for around 10 applications. When you think of it in this manner £4.50 for a mask isn’t *so* bad, particularly when the product is so pure and potent, and especially when compared to the prices in salons for a facial. Although admittedly you pay for the experience in the salon, and the pleasure of having someone treat you to a facial, rather than DIY!
To be honest, I felt like I could just as easily have smeared a kale smoothie on my face. At least, that’s what this face mask smelt like. And although I’m not particularly fond of those green superfood smoothies, I do know that they are quite healthy and good for your skin. So, I gave this Inlight Organic Superfood Face Mask the benefit of the doubt.
Just like Rebecca, I usually prefer masks that set hard, because with those you can really feel the magic happening. And although it was quite hard to get all the product off – I would recommend holding your face under running water, like in the shower, as to not ruin your beauty glove or towel, because removing the face mask can get a bit messy – it did give me a healthy glow and my skin felt very clean and nourished.
I really like face masks. Unlike Rebecca and Eline, I actually prefer sheet masks as they’re so much easier to use, peel on and off, and dispose of straight away. Not only this but they are so light and refreshing on the face, and dependant on the weather you can either keep it chilled in the fridge and then apply, or heat it up slightly and let it’s goodness work its magic. That’s not the case with a face mask like Inlight’s. You have to take specific care when applying this mixture to your face, avoiding strands of hair to not stick into your beauty product. One word = Messy.
The Inlight’s Organic Superfood Mask has a very swampy green colour, and doesn’t smell too great, but after investigating into the ingredients, it’s faithful to it’s name. Other than the price of the product, fragrance and the difficulty of applying, there’s not much that I don’t like about this face mask. It has a very nourishing and light texture, gives a great dewy glow to the face and you get a lot of product in such a small jar!