Selene Facial Steam
Selene Facial Steam from Earthwise Beauty has endless creative uses from brewing small amounts of the herbs for a preservative-free toner or mist that is good for two days, adding the strained or unstrained tea to a bath, and using the tea as an incredible hair rinse.
Steaming your face can help to heal the skin’s appearance and feel and can improve the skin's radiance and texture. And if you don’t have time for a full steam, you can try a facial compress with a designated soft facial towel. Regular steaming with Selene can boost hydration, radiance, and improve overall texture while helping the rest of your skincare routine delve deeper. Selene's special herb blend can reduce the appearance of acne and inflammation without stripping the skin while leaving it feeling cool, refreshed, and soothed.
HOW TO USE IT
Place a generous handful of the herbs - 4 to 5 tablespoons - in a heatproof nonreactive bowl - a stainless steel pot will allow the tea to remain hot longer than a ceramic bowl. Prepare a towel to cover your head during the steam session and wash your face, removing all makeup. Pour 1 to 2 cups freshly boiled water over the herbs to make a strong infusion. Lean over the bowl to caress your face with the pleasantly hot but not scorching steam. Cover your head with a towel to allow as little of the heat to escape as possible. The hot steam will help open the skin's pores and the herbs will penetrate deeper to aid with purifying, healing, and moisturizing. Steam your face for 15 to 30 minutes. When doing a longer session, reheat the tea if needed halfway through to get the most out of the experience.
Follow with a face mask of your choice or a deep-acting serum. Strain the herbs and refrigerate the infusion for up to 2 days. Warm it and use as a face mist, facial compress, hair rinse, or add it to your bath. Store away from direct light exposure to protect the fragile botanicals within.
Calendula, Comfrey, Cornflower, Green Tea, Plantain, White YarrowFull Ingredient List
Achillea Millefolium (White Yarrow) Flowers**, Chrysanthemum Indicum Flowers*, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflowers)**, Calendula Officinalis Flowers*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaves, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf*, Plantago Major (Plantain) Leaves**
ABOUT THIS BRAND
From a college fascination in Poland to self-education in aromatherapy and beauty products in the US, Ava Zhan built Earthwise Beauty to satisfy her desire for sustainable and pure products that mainstream brands weren’t offering her. Earthwise Beauty grew from a New York City apartment where Ava was enamored with creating potions and concoctions for herself and coworkers to today’s ethereal brand based in the Pacific Northwest.
Earthwise Beauty prides themselves on their partnerships with organic gardeners, two beekeepers, and a handful of essential oil and hydrosol distillers to create environmentally conscious products while ensuring fair trade practices. Ava continues to explore new ways to develop her brand and has enjoyed increasing her experimentation with her products by featuring flower and gem essences to enhance the inherent properties of the ingredients.