Laurel Honey Berry Enzyme Facial Mask



Laurel Whole Plant Organics is all about raw, unrefined whole plant ingredients, and I adore this brand’s concept. My own approach to skincare is very much one in which I’m “feeding” my skin with nutrient dense ingredients in the same way I feed and nourish my body with healthy wholesome foods, so Laurel’s philosophy is right in line with what I want out of skincare products. Laurel’s formulations are pure, potent and active. They demonstrate what incredible healers herbs, flowers and other botanicals truly are—the results speak for themselves!

Mention raw honey and most of us in green beauty go momentarily gaga and start talking a million miles an hour about this superfood for your face. It’s antimicrobial and healing—great for breakout prone skin—and it’s a natural humectant that draws moisture to skin. It’s also rich in antioxidants and anti-aging. (Check out my ingredient spotlight feature on honey for all the details.) Yes, I’m obsessed with this nutrient dense ingredient, so when I saw the Laurel Honey Berry Enzyme Facial Mask, I knew it had my name written all over it.

The Honey Berry Enzyme Mask features five nutritious ingredients—honey, royal jelly, strawberry, blueberry and grapefruit essential oil. It’s heaven in a jar.

This is the most edible mask I’ve ever used that wasn’t mixed up in my kitchen. When you open the glass pot, the mask looks like the most delicious thing you could ever spread on toast. Trust me—save this one for your face. It spreads easily, especially if you dampen your face a bit beforehand with a hydrosol or mist. And although it is the consistency of honey mixed with jam, it stays put and doesn’t migrate off your face. Word of caution, don’t go near dogs or anything else that will be lured in by the sweetness on your face and want to give you a lick.

What I really love about the Honey Berry Enzyme Mask is the beautiful glow and hydration it imparts with each use. Royal jelly—a bee secretion that is known for its anti-aging properties—is high in vitamin B and infuses skin with super antioxidants. Strawberries and blueberries are included for their enzymes, which cleanse and gently exfoliate, as well as their rich antioxidants. The grapefruit essential oil tones, firms and uplifts with its bright, sunny scent. It all adds up to a mask that feeds your skin, gently refreshes and tones, and adds a boost of hydration we can all use during the winter. For smooth, bright skin the Honey Berry Enzyme Mask is a winner.

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About Susannah Compton

Susannah Compton is the founder and formulator behind Florescent, a line of 100% botanical perfumes she blends in small batches from organic and wild crafted aromatics. Plant-based skincare and cosmetics are a way of life for Susannah, who writes about clean beauty and the benefits of botanical ingredients for No More Dirty Looks, Thoughtfully Magazine and Integrity Botanicals. Florescent, however, is Susannah’s personal expression of healthy beauty. Susannah has been working with botanical aromatics for years, blending first for therapeutic purposes before delving into the art of perfumery. Having rarely experienced the depth and complexity of true botanicals in conventional perfume, she learned the art of blending and created what her heart desired — a scent that would move her the way perfume should. In search of those elevating, ethereal bouquets of scent, Susannah honed her skills behind the perfume bench. She launched Florescent in the spring of 2015 to share the lush experience and pleasing ritual of real perfume.