Bog Witch Facial Mask
Embrace your inner swamp witch with this damp, earthy bog inspired natural facial cleanser. The Bog Witch is inspired by Jenny Greenteeth, a figure in English folklore. A river hag, similar to Peg Powler or a grindylow, she was often described as green-skinned, with long hair, and sharp teeth, who lurks in the upper branches of trees at night. Reeking of dirt, swamp water and tree debris, the Bog Witch can be very relatable for the witches not afraid to get dirty, spending their time digging & clawing through both their magic and lives. This skin care line was inspired barefoot & dirty, deep in the woods by the ocean. There is a profound want to live barefoot & dirty by the sea, but alas, we must also detox the skin!
A earthy, woody, leathery and smoky blend of vetiver, oakmoss, patchouli, cypress & sandalwood, cleansing & clarifying lemongrass & spearmint, with a touch of sweet sticky amber resin, this skin care line is a soul satisfying aroma with century old natural skin repairative ingredients.
Thanks to its ability to promote collagen production, seaweed extract is an excellent ingredient for anti-aging skin care products. The same mix of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and antioxidants that can benefit your body when you eat seaweed can also help your skin when you apply seaweed to it. Seaweed can moisturize and calm the skin, it is also good at combating acne. Algae are enriched with powerhouse nutrients, minerals that can help draw toxins from the skin, antioxidants and peptides. It is a miracle ingredient full of incredible therapeutic benefits for skin conditions, hydrates, softens and detoxifies the skin, replenishing essential vitamins and minerals.
Rosemary has been used medically for centuries as an antiseptic. It is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation. Laboratory studies have shown rosemary to be rich in antioxidants, which play an important role in neutralizing harmful particles called free radicals. It can help lighten dark spots and blemishes on the skin resulting in an improved skin complexion. The anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary extract help to reduce swelling and puffiness of the skin, it also helps to heal burns and soothe the skin. Research has shown that rosmarinic acid, one of the components in rosemary extract, has a calming effect on skin, which may be useful for mitigating several common skin issues.
French green clay is beneficial in removing impurities and tightening the pores, toning the skin, exfoliating dead skin cells and reducing inflammation in acne. Grey mineral clay can cleanse, tone, remove impurities, stimulate and exfoliate. Its popularity is well earned because it is one of the most healing clays available. It draws out impurities, absorbs oil/excess sebum and can help repair the skin. Activated charcoal effectively cleanses the skin, unclogs pores, removes deeper impurities, and dead skin cells. The result is smooth, supple, and even-toned skin. Dirt, toxins, heavy metals, chemicals, and other poisons are attracted to the charcoal molecules and washed away. Bentonite clay’s adsorbent power may be helpful in treating acne breakouts and oily skin. The clay can help remove sebum, or oil, from the skin’s surface, and it may also have a calming effect on inflamed breakouts. Sea Kelp contains minerals that penetrate the skin and remove toxins. It’s mineral and antioxidant rich, and is known to help soften and hydrate dry skin. Not only that, but it also helps your skin retain moisturise, keeping it hydrated for longer. It is known to reduce the appearance of breakouts. Aloe Vera contains enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins A and C which can treat burns, acne, dry skin and many other skin issues. It is highly anti-inflammatory, can help fade acne scars and blemishes and is suitable for all skin types.
Apart from being largely popular in the perfume industry, patchouli oil can do wonders to your skin! Studies have shown that patchouli oil possesses anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, antifungal, and antidepressant properties. Incorporating patchouli into your routine can help keep acne at bay, help reduce wrinkle formation and increase collagen production, creating fewer wrinkles and more supple skin from the collagen creates a vibrant and healthy glow.
The health benefits of oakmoss can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, demulcent, expectorant, and restorative. Demulcent means soothing, oakmoss can be soothing to any type of inflammation or irritation. It is soothing to skin and keeps it smooth and soft by maintaining the moisture and oil balance of the skin (it also soothes irritations and inflammations in the brain and the nervous system). It diminishes the effect of the damage done by aging and other daily wear and tears taking place in the body by speeding up their healing and restoring them back to their healthy state.
Vetiver is hailed for its use in skin cell regeneration and boosting the growth of new cells. It facilitates wound healing, effectively reduces scars, blemishes, and marks due to acne, burns or pox by removing dead skin cells from the body and hence bestows a radiant skin. Vetiver helps in clearing acne and acne marks, exhibiting very strong anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
One major lemongrass benefit is its skin healing properties. The compounds that make up lemongrass are known to have antifungal, insecticidal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Lemongrass may prevent the growth of some bacteria and yeast, and it contains antioxidant properties; it is a source of essential vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate and vitamin C. It also provides essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, zinc and iron. Its antiseptic and astringent properties make lemongrass wonderful for getting even and glowing skin, sterilize your pores, serve as a natural toner and strengthen your skin tissues.
With cypress’ decongestant ability, skin discoloration and puffiness are reduced. Oily and dry skin can revel in the benefits of oil control as moisture levels are restored. The soothing scent will also calm inflamed skin and provide astringent properties for more accelerated skin tissue healing.
Spearmint is multi-purpose and it continues to be used to soothe ailments such as skin problems. Its scent is softer and its effects are milder than those of other mints, making it ideal for those with sensitive skin. Used topically and cosmetically, the antioxidant quality of spearmint reduces the appearance of wrinkles and skin imperfections, such as discoloration. It is believed to help reveal a new layer of skin, thus increasing skin’s resilience and elasticity. With anti-bacterial properties, spearmint is believed to make an ideal skin cleanser. By imparting a slight cooling sensation, it can help to relieve itching associated with dryness and skin irritations.
Apply a small amount to damp skin, let sit till dry and cracking, rinse and follow with a moisturizer. Safe for daily use, sensitive, dry, aging and combination skin.
30ml amber glass apothecary jar.
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