NEW BRAND ALERT!! I’ve had the pleasure of being gifted a few samples of @beautycounter Balancing Collection. My face has been hit by hormones, sugar overload, and stress all in the same week causing an extreme breakout. This mask came just in time and it was BOMB.
The Balancing Collection Facial Mask is made with kaolin clay, a natural ingredient used in skincare for centuries. It cleanses, brightens, tightens skin, and draws out impurities. No artificial colors or synthetic fragrances. I was unable to find a complete ingredients list on the packaging, but online it is listed as:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Kaolin, Charcoal Powder, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Illite, Glycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Xanthan Gum, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Powder, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Powder, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Powder, Salicylic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Extract, Allantoin, Lactic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol. *Organic/Biologique
There are synthetic ingredients in the product, such as Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (antioxidant, conditioner), Pentylene Glycol (Preservative, Skin conditioning, Solvent), and Allantoin (Skin conditioning, Soothing, Sensory Enhancer) however, the brand lists the origin of each product and details why it is present their site. I really respect and love that this brand is being so open about how it formulates its products.
Once applied It dried within, and I kid you not, 30 seconds. I left on for about 10 minutes while I got ready for work and then washed to reveal smaller pores and tighter skin. I never get to mask before work as they typically take too long to apply and dry, but this one was on and off in 10 minutes making it a winner for me!
I’ll definitely be using again later this week!