The Best of Green Beauty: Face Masks

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Whether you are tackling dull, dry skin, aging or have an oily, combination complexion, masks can massively help in changing your skin for good! Even normal skin may not have it’s best days after a weekend of partying or a week of neglect (hey, I get it. Stuff comes up.) Masks can do everything from brighten, tighten, and moisturize skin to healing scars and treating acne. To truly revitalize your complexion, I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of some of the best, healthiest face masks available today: The Ultimate Guide to the Best Green Beauty Face Masks! To make it even easier, I’ve listed them by skin concern.

Acne-Prone/Oily/Troubled Skin:

The Cacao Anti-Oxidant Mask by Josh Rosebrook

Everything Josh makes is exquisite, high-performance and spa-quality, but this cacao mask is truly a standout. It contains super powerful ingredients like Witch Hazel, Marula oil, Organic Baobab oil and healing flowers & plants such as Organic Rose Petals, Organic Turmeric, Organic Goji Berry, Organic Dandelion. It’s also packed with many of my personal favorite healing herbs like Eyebright, Rosemary Leaf, Ashwagandha, and Sage. It smells and feels like heaven and best of all – it truly does the job on dull, dry, dehydrated, or acne-prone skin. I use it 2 times a week as a refresher and have never been happier with my golden complexion! A great detox and amazing for toning and tightening!

The Detox Exfoliating Mask by Osmia Organics

Definitely one of the most affordable, high-performance masks on the market. Grab this if you’re looking for an overnight acne solution or battling any breakouts.  I absolutely love this formula! Three kinds of purifying clay, nourishing raw Cacao and Manuka Honey, and toxin-removing activated Bamboo Charcoal are the key ingredients in this dual-purpose exfoliating mask.

It can also be used weekly as an exfoliating paste – the finely-ground Walnut Shells and Olive Leaf powders will gently resurface and condition the skin. As a mask, it will also pull impurities from the skin as it dries. The raw Cacao softens the skin, as its natural caffeine tones and lifts, leaving behind smooth, soft, conditioned skin.

The Problem Solver by May Lindstrom

I have extremely sensitive skin. This makes me very, VERY wary about putting anything on my face that I don’t make myself, especially if it has more than a handful of ingredients. Despite this strict rule, The Problem Solver mask has been a favorite of mine for a handful of years now, and I still reach for it every time I am battling a breakout.

Why is it so tried and true for me?

For one, I am never disappointed!

This beautifully formulated correcting mask smells and feels (and goes to work) like magic! You can literally feel it going to work on your skin, drawing out toxins, aiding your face in it’s (sometimes seemingly futile!) battle against the elements. Powerful clays, raw cacao, soil nutrients, salts, and organic warming spices make up this amazing blend. Great for battling blemishes or dull skin.

You can use it as a mask or exfoliator, and it doesn’t get much more luxurious than painting this beauty on your face and letting it go to work.  A lot of products claim to change your skin: I can honestly say that this one actually does!

I noticed a change immediately and the ritual of putting this amazing masque on is almost addicting.  It’s pure Skin Detox: it quickly and effectively fights blemishes, tightens pores, extinguishes inflammation, heals scars, and leaves skin younger, brighter and softer.

The Clearing Mask by Indie Lee

Indie Lee is a magic worker. She’s also a boss babe, a cancer survivor and an extremely thoughtful, passionate skincare formulator. I absolutely adore her acne products, and The Clearing Mask is one of my favorites! This mask works to purify clogged pores and congested skin. This gentle yet effective detoxifying mask has fruit acids, which help eliminate dead skin cells while plant extracts nourish and protect. Perfect for a spot treatment or as a full face mask while battling breakouts. Wake up with clearer, softer skin!

Sensitive Skin:

Brand New Day by One Love Organics 

If you’ve been following this blog since it began (HI! I LOVE YOU!!) you know that Brand New Day was one of the very first products I ever reviewed on The Organic Life. It’s still – 5 years later – one of my tried and true favorites! Great as an exfoliator or as a hydrating mask, Brand New Day combines organic sweet pea flour, pineapple enzymes and mineral rich kaolin clay to remove impurities, clarify, and smooth skin for a luminous, baby-soft complexion. This comes with me on all my travels and is a staple in my daily shower routine!

Signature Mineral Mask by MV Skincare

Rich in Silica, Zinc and Magnesium, this mask is softening, strengthening and gently exfoliating, therefore increasing the efficacy of all your other treatment products. I use this mask at night before bath time for a spot treatment and to maintain a daily glow to my skin. Great for mixing in with other masks as well, it provides a white, clarifying cleanse that I haven’t experienced before!


Pele Mask by Mahalo

Just activate with a spot of water, and a concentrated, intelligently detoxifying bioactive mask goes to work. It transforms problem, tired skin to unveil glowing, paradise-radiant complexion. This mask is supercharged by “botox-plant” Hibiscus, anti-inflammatory Turmeric, collagen-boosting Vitamin C, anti-aging Neem leaf, oxygenating Cayenne, sebum-balancing Witch Hazel, wrinkle-fading Guava, acne-fighting Holy Basil, toxin-magnet Volcanic Ash Clay and bacteria-absorbing Activated Bamboo Charcoal. Talk about a powerhouse for your skin! I use it during that time of the month to combat any hormonal acne that pops up.

Dull/Dry Skin:

The Honey Berry Enzyme Mask by Laurel Whole Plant Organics

Honey. Berry. Enzyme. Mask. Need I say more? Wow! This baby is truly one of a kind! Affordable and hard working, it gently exfoliates the skin without the need for manual exfoliation and nourishes the skin with 5 rich super foods. Royal Jelly is an amazing superfood for the skin and smells so divine you can eat it (please don’t use that as an excuse to eat it and then blame me! But really… try not to eat it. 😉 )

The Cacao Vanilla Beauty Mask by Vered Organic Botanicals 

Another amazing throwback! Vered was another one of the first brands I ever reviewed on The Organic Life, and her products have only gotten better since then! This incredible mask has been a top pick from day 1 – it’s a decadently rich antioxidant-powered cacao mask will hydrate, gently exfoliate, and increase microcirculation for luminous, soft and glowing skin. A potent blend of antioxidants, cacao and vanilla that will fight free radical damage while providing nutrition to the skin. White kaolin clay gently exfoliates while keeping your skin hydrated. Rosehip oil feeds your skin a boost of vitamin a and essential omega fatty acids, while marshmallow root soothes inflammation to maintain your skin’s tone and healthy glow. Absolutely divine!

Aging Skin:

The Petal Mask by Mahalo

The Mahalo Petal Mask is brand new and is getting all the attention it very-well deserves! I recently grabbed a sample of this at Indie Beauty Expo, and it’s divine! The Petal’s 28 active ingredients nourish your skin with active enzymes and replenishing nutrients. It’s mineral-rich from it’s blend of amazonian white clay, which is known for it’s skin toning and revitalizing abilities. Talk about thoroughly feminine skincare indulgence!

Organic Cellular Repair Mask by Dr. Alkaitis 

A powerhouse for tired or aging skin. Let’s just say… my grandma stole this from me! Straight up stole it! That’s okay though… she loves it, so she can keep it! (Anything to convert the fam to organic skincare, anyway!) She loves it because it’s formulated to repair, regenerate and fortify damaged or mature skin. Made with clays, Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, and Strawberries, this anti-aging mask nourishes and restores vitality. Great after a long weekend, too!

The Purifying Manuka Honey Mask by La Bella Figura

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Manuka honey. I’m even a bigger fan with brands who use it make their products affordable. 🙂 Forrmulated with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties this mask draws out toxins and impurities to prevent irritation while also speeding the healing of current skin conditions. Just what aging skin needs: a unique blend of Amazonian White Clay, Rhassoul Clay, White Willow Bark Powder, and activated charcoal. It also contains powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients such as Gotu Kola Extract and Organic Tumeric that balance and heal the skin. Great for acne prone skin as well!

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