Happy Mask Wednesday everyone! This week I am pairing my mask with a beer and the theme of the week is "antioxidant" (that's right, I'm going to tell myself that this is good for me!)
Here is my mask of the week:
Farmacy Hydrating Coconut Gel Mask "Brightening" (Purple Broccoli) ~ $32 CAN for 3 masks on Sephora, or $24 US for 3 on Boxycharm. This mask helps even skintone and improve overall clarity. Purple broccoli extract delivers a powerful skin clarifying action due to the varietal’s high level of antizymes, which possess antioxidant properties in addition to the benefits of chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals.
Antizymes support balanced melanin production levels to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. The formula also contains Echinacea GreenEnvy™, a unique, patent-protected variant of echinacea purpurea that contains the highest known concentration of cichoric acid. This acid helps protect the skin by supporting natural collagen and normalizes the skin pigmentation process to promote a more evenly toned complexion. Coconut gel provides intensive hydration and restores the skin’s balance, while the bio-cellulose sheet releases the complex of components to provide the skin’s surface layers with a penetrating surge of active ingredients.
I absolutely love the Farmacy masks - I have actually featured them on my October Favourites! I used up my first box of 3, and was going to buy another when I got a box in my June Boxycharm! (post for that will be up tomorrow!)
Also, I love the Farmacy Beauty brands philosophy of bringing the "farm-to-table" ideology to the beauty industry. Their motto is Farmer Cultivated, Scientist Activated, which to me means they really focus on the plant-based ingredients, and especially on Echinacea GreenEnvy™ which has a ton of benefits for skin!
The directions are listed really simply on the back, which is great! The only difference between using this mask and other sheet masks is the packaging - the mask is in between 2 layers so you peel off 1 layer, apply the mask, and peel off the 2nd protective layer! Easy!
I know some people are not fans of gel-type masks because they are quite thick and slide off quite easily - that is not that case with this gel mask at all! This is a really thin gel mask and it actually adheres to the skin really well (better than most masks I would say!) This lasted for 40 minutes on my skin, but after that I just had a little remaining essence to pat in to my skin.
Ugh, I just love this mask so much! I know at $10 a piece Canadian, it is an expensive mask - I really like to save these for when my skin needs one of my extra special masks on it! They are amazing "treat" masks for your skin and work well. My skin felt very hydrated and healthy and looked brighter! This is likely one of my favourite masks ever!
Now since broccoli is an antioxidant, I thought it was only fair I pair this with a grapefruit beer (since you know, grapefruit is an antioxidant and I really had no other connection between the 2!)
This week i'm trying the Stiegl Radler Grapefruit Beer ~ The Stiegl-Radler Grapefruit is a mix of Stiegl-Goldbräu and fruit juice that is invariably natural and has no artificial sweeteners added to it. The grapefruit juice lends this a naturally cloudy appearance and a tangy fruit flavor, creating a succulent and fruity taste sensation with a refreshing finish.
The mix of this beer is 40% beer, 60% fruit soda making this nice and light and easy to drink! I'm no beer master myself, so I love to find light drinks that are refreshing for the summer and not to heavy! This is perfect. This is also not too sweet as the bitterness of the grapefruit cuts that down, so even if you don't like sweet fruit beers, you might enjoy this! I love this beer and think is perfect for Summer!