I was recently gifted with the Herbal Facial Kit from Mountain Rose Herbs. This morning I treated myself to a soothing facial that left my skin feeling fresh, deeply cleansed, plump, and smooth. I could especially see the natural glow that this facial provides which only makes natural makeup look even better!
This herbal treat includes five 100% natural products that include spa-quality certified organic ingredients and the finest clays, herbs, and oils.
The first step of this facial was to boil two cups of purified water on the stove, then add two tablespoons of the Herbal Steam which includes comfrey leaves, chamomile, rose, and calendula flowers, and orange essential oil. I steamed my skin over the pot with a large towel covering my head to blanket the nourishing plant oil vapors. I must have steamed my skin for at least ten minutes easily. That alone made my skin feel so refreshed.
After using this herbal facial kit, I am again reminded of how amazing it would be to incorporate facial steaming into my weekly skin care regimen.
Facial steaming makes such a big difference in the overall appearance and health of your skin more so than exfoliating alone. In my DIY Mini Facial I also included an herbal steam which included rosemary and calendula. Yet the combination of herbs and flowers in this kit were extremely relaxing.
The steam bath opened up my pores to prepare it for deep cleansing and detoxification. To gently clean and tone the skin I used the Cleansing Grains mixed with the tea from the Herbal Steam. The Cleansing Grains contain oat bran, white kaolin clay, ground almonds, rose petal powder, cornmeal, and lavender essential oil. The oat bran was not finely grounded, yet was surprising gentle on my sensitive skin.
The Cleansing Grains are formulated to be used daily and would make a great facial cleanser for all skin types.
Next I detoxed my skin using a Green Clay Mask. The Green Clay Mask is also mixed with the tea from the Herbal Steam so that you are able to get more nourishing ingredients added to the mask. I left the clay mask on for over ten minutes… while I did the dishes.
The next time I do this Green Clay Mask, I will literally lounge on the couch with a cup of red rooibos tea. Now that would be true pampering!
After using the Green Clay Mask my skin felt extremely fabulous! My pores appeared smaller and my skin was overall smoother. I followed up with the Wild Rose Facial Oil which contains rosehip seed oil, calendula herbal oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E oil, and pure essential oils of lavender, carrot seed, and helichrysum. I’ve been playing around with carrot seed and helichrysum essential oils lately which do wonders on skin rejuvenation and healing scars. I was not surprised that these two amazing essential oils were paired with lavender essential oil for this fantastic moisturizer.
The Wild Rose Facial Oil also smells whimsical especially if you enjoy light fresh floral scents. This facial oil is a dream!
Surprisingly the final step is to mist your skin with the Rosewater Toner. Usually I would tone my skin then moisturize, yet I followed the directions of this kit completely. I discovered that when you mist the skin after using an oil moisturizer, the oil is able to penetrate into the skin faster. It is stated in the directions to use the flower water toner last so it will “tighten the pores and seal in moisture.” Well it worked like magic.
I feel like the Mountain Rose Herbs Herbal Facial Kit is a luxurious gift that you can treat yourself to for a generous price of $29.
The set contains enough product for five complete at home facials. I know that I will have some more product left over afterwards as well. Plus all of the ingredients travel easily in a carry-on which would be perfect on any vacation. I usually like to carry some form of hydrosol on the plane anyway to keep my skin refreshed during the trip. I could definitely see myself using the hotel coffee maker to boil water for my Herbal Steam. No matter where I go, I will make it work!
After my facial I was able to pack everything up in the cute eco box that it was packaged in until the next time I use it. I also strained the Herbal Steam Tea to use as a final rinse when I wash my hair tonight. I’ve always been impressed with the quality, freshness, and packaging of the natural ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs, yet have never tried any of their natural pre-made cosmetics until now. Just so you know each item in this facial kit is sold separately if you are interested in one product over another. After this experience I am looking forward to seeing what other goodies Mountain Rose Herbs has to offer.
This Herbal Facial Kit was truly a delightful treat!
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(Images by Dawn Michelle)