Balm [k] Potassium Mineral Mask
HOW TO USE IT
Use twice or more a week, or more often, after exfoliation and deep cleansing. Apply a generous layer, leave on the skin for up to 20 minutes and remove with water.
Broccoli Sprouts, Kaolin Clay, L-Fucos, Tasmanian PepperFull Ingredient List
Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Water, Kaolin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Pentylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Betaine, Silica, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Alumina, Lactobacillus Ferment*, Sodium Gluconate, Brassica Oleracea Extract, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Lactobacillus*, Glyceryl Rosinate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract*, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Levulinic Acid, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Parfum (Fragrance)***, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Dextrin, Sodium Levulinate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Anisate, Linalool, Limonene, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491)
**Natural and Probiotic Preservatives
***Natural Essential Oil-based Fragrance comprised of: Gurjum Balsam, Holywood, Myrrh, Chamomile, Rosemary, Bucchu
ABOUT THIS BRAND
Ayuna was founded by Isabel Ramos and Begoña Sanjuan, two seasoned beauty professionals with a vision for innovation. Begoña is a master esthetician, passionate beauty industry professional and expert in product development, Spa and Wellness therapies and aesthetic treatments. Dr. Isabel Ramos has a PhD in chemistry and is an expert in Green Technology and the development of natural cosmetics with a unique understanding the science of the skin, biochemical and biophysical mechanisms and the art of product textures.
Through Ayuna's essential skincare products, Begoña and Isabel introduce a whole new dimension to how to treat the skin based on topical fasting and well-aging. Topical fasting has the same basis as general fasting; eliminate overstimulation, limit intake and provide a balanced diet to allow for self-repair and self-regeneration mechanisms to be immediately activated. Well-aging applies the principles of epigenetics and the brain-skin connection to refocus our view of skin aging. Research shows that our thoughts, lifestyle and environment can alter our DNA. Ayuna skincare embraces this research, with a slow and intentional approach to aging that gives us the space to connect with beauty in a positive way and adapt the teachings of mindfulness to the realm of beauty. Begoña and Isabel’s experience in skincare, combined with their extensive understanding of the sophisticated beauty client, active ingredients and application methodology led them to a natural evolution in the field of skincare. From this alliance of knowledge and experience Ayuna, Less Is Beauty was born – an evolutionary scientific-botanical approach to cosmetics that favors simple beauty and a commitment to pure, effective and clean cosmetics.
Subtle but effective.
I kept hoping this would be released in a Beauty Heroes box! Ayuna products are expensive and while amazing, many don't work for my skin, so it was an expensive gamble to spend over $100 for something I couldn't test. I have issues with redness from rosacea and irritation, and also some fine lines. I really liked how easy this was to apply and remove, no fuss, just a soft creamy texture that dries to a soft mineral clay and comes off easily with a washcloth. The scent of this seems not as intense as some past Ayuna products--they found the sweet spot I think. The mask did reduce redness, but didn't eliminate it. I have some fine marionette lines and those were improved, although I did exfoliate before the mask as Ayuna recommended so some result is likely from that. My skin felt soft and plump after. I'm really glad to see a mask focusing on reducing redness. I think there is a significant minority of people who struggle with this issue, and I can't think of any other effective mask in green beauty for anti-redness. I will be pleased to keep using this, especially during flare-ups.