Honey & Nectar Mask
This luxurious, soothing and nourishing mask is ambrosia for the skin. Ambrosia was known as food for the gods made from honey and nectar, and this mask draws out toxins and yet nourishes and fortifies the skin.
Ingredients + Benefits
Kaolin Clay, Organic Arrowroot Tapioca (Manihot Esculenta), Organic Honey, Organic Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Organic Calendula Flower Extract (Calendula Officinalis), Organic Rosehip Seed Oil (Rosa Canina), Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca), Beet Root (Beta Vulgaris), Glycerin, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Organic Vanilla Bean Extract (Vanilla Planifolia), Organic Ylang Ylang Flower Oil (Cananga Odorata)
*Ingredients may be subject to change. The most accurate and up to date product ingredient list can also found on the product packaging.
Found in the moisture-rich soil of tropical rainforests, Kaolin Clay has been used in cosmetics for centuries to stunning effect on the skin. In addition to eliminating toxins, purifying, and promoting circulation to the skin, Kaolin also has a naturally high amount of silica which works to remove dead skin and restore moisture to your delicate facial dermis. Even more impressively, this rich white clay reduces sebum leaving oily skin matte and smooth to the touch.
Organic Arrowroot (Tapioca):
Native to South America, arrowroot powder was first used to treat injuries caused by arrows– hence it’s name. Still used in some cultures to treat open wounds, arrowroot powder is widely known for its cell-turnover abilities which extend to blemishes on the facial skin. Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, arrowroot is a natural alternative to silica and talc working to balancing oil production and keep skin firm yet elastic.
In ancient Egypt, Cleopatra was known to have mixed fresh honey into her nightly milk bath – capitalizing on this rich gift from nature in her inspiring beauty ritual. When applied to the skin, honey’s natural antibacterial and antioxidizing properties fight signs of aging and acne. In fact, when the natural sugars in the honey meet with blemishes, hydrogen peroxide is produced which speeds cell turnover. Additionally, the honey is a humectant meaning that it’s thick, rich barrier locks moisture into the skin leaving the face glowing and dewy.
Organic Coconut Oil:
Tri Dosha, Rich, Hydrating, Cooling, Nourishing, Helps to prevent free radical damage. Most commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine and is another natural anti-aging skin care method that has been shown in studies to effectively treat dry, inflamed skin. Antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, and antibacterial properties helps your heart and kidneys. Feeds and nourishes the skin. The father of oils for the ultimate body healer, heals burns, cracks, cuts, acne, wrinkles.
Organic Calendula Oil Extract:
Used by ancient Hindus to adorn the statues of gods and goddesses, calendula is a stunning flower with antibacterial and emollient properties that gently and effortlessly heal wounded skin. Calendula is also famed for its collagen boosting and scar minimizing capabilities.
Organic Rosehip Seed Oil:
Bask yourself in this native wildflower of the Himalayas and the Andes, cold pressed to preserve the naturally-occurring vitamins and essential fatty acids it contains, use it on your hair, skin, and nails. Rosehip seed oil has been cherished for centuries as a natural beauty enhancer and skin aid.
Rosehip seed oil was used amongst Greek goddesses as part of a daily skin care regimen for strength and elasticity. The naturally occurring vitamin C in this wonder oil helps diminish dark spots, and the naturally occurring vitamin A helps rejuvenate cells.
Apricot Kernel Oil:
Helps rejuvenate dehydrated skin. Organic apricot kernel oil is rich in gamma linoleic acid, or GLA, which comes from essential fatty acid omega-6. The GLA content in apricot kernel oil helps skin to maintain moisture balance. GLA also plays a role in firming and toning your skin. Additionally, organic apricot kernel oil contains vitamin A and E, which soothe the skin and slow signs of aging. The nourishing properties of apricot kernel seed oil have an anti-inflammatory effect and may soothe minor skin conditions such as eczema.
In ancient Greece, the goddess Aphrodite was known to have credited her powers of love and beauty to the humble beet. Rich in Vitamin C, beetroot does wonders for brightening the skin, removing dark spots, and any leftover scars from old blemishes. It’s anti-inflammatory properties also help to calm puffy eyes and even the skintone.
A natural preservative, Vitamin C works to brighten the skin as well as reduces and prevents fine lines and wrinkles. Can also increase collagen production, reduce inflammation, slow the rate of free radical damage, and protect from UV damage.
Organic Vanilla Bean Extract:
Native to Mexico and used extensively by the Aztecs, vanilla bean not only tastes splendid, but also works wonders for the skin. Filled with anti-inflammatories, it soothes and calms the skin and also helps to prevent free radical damage. Chockful of Vitamin B, it also promotes healthy skin long after use.
Organic Ylang Ylang Oil:
'The Flower of Flowers" as it is called, is balancing both to the skin, and the mind. It is an aphrodisiac and the flowers are scattered on the wedding couples bed in Indonesia. Ylang Ylang is a skin regulator and is beautifying for the skin. It combats irritation and is used to treat acne and other imbalances.
So many products women consume, even some that claim to be all-natural, contain harmful and toxic ingredients. Our skin is the largest organ, and therefore what we put on our bodies and face literally gets absorbed directly through contact. Shiva's skin care line is 100% toxic free and without any chemicals. Everything is made with loving intentions and in small batches.