Welcome to the Hall of Fame, Mahalo Petal Mask. Don’t get too worked up, my Petal. It’s just the hall of fame of a tiny-ass blog that some people are reading sometimes AKA Glossed in Brooklyn. But it’s a compliment nonetheless because not that many things get in to the GiB Hall. You are up there with Hall of Famers like Yuli Halcyon Cleanser, Ilia Lip Conditioner, Tatcha Camillia Cleansing Oil, and Pratima Neem Rose Facial Sunscreen. The list isn’t that long when you consider the la-a-a-a-rge number of products cluttering the bathroom shelves (yes plural), the nightstand, and the makeup drawers (yes, again plural). And there you are among them, first as a little sample and now in your large and in charge full size. Petal, you started out as the sidekick in May’s Beauty Heroes Box, but you are super heroine material to me.* Let me tell you why:
1) You are gentle, yet you exfoliate my face to baby bootie levels of softness and plumpness in just minutes. Seriously, I am stroking my own cheeks like a weirdo after using you. You’re also brightening and you don’t strip or dry out skin. While you may be used daily, using you twice a week is perfect for me.
2) Like any good hero, you are complex and made of good things: raw honey blend* [mel (Hawaiian honey), leptospermum scoparium mel 15+ (manuka honey)], rosa damascena (rose hydrosol)*, amazonian white clay, sodium hyaluronate, rosa damascena (rose flowers)*, camellia japonica*, laminaria (algae)*, silver hydrosol, sclerotium gum, rose clay, rosa damascena (rose oil), jasminum officinale (jasmine)*, calendula officinalis (calendula)*, artemisia pallens (davana), cananga odorata (ylang ylang)*, citrus aurantium var. bergamia (bergamot fcf)*, rosa centifolia (rose de mai)*, hibiscus sabdariffa (hibiscus)*, pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium)*, theobroma cacao (cocao absolute), vanilla planifolia (vanilla), santalum paniculatum (hawaiian sandalwood)*, curcuma longa (turmeric)*, lithospermum erythrochizon (gromwell), salix alba (white willow)*, cedrus atlantica (cedarwood atlas)*, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (vitamin C ester)
3) You are a multi-tasking, hard worker. Look at that list of ingredients. Honey to soothe and hydrate. Clay to purify. Flower oils and hyaluronic acid to hydrate. Beta hydroxy acid to exfoliate. Vitamin C to brighten. Silver to fight bacteria. Petal, you got a lot going on and I dig it!
4) You are uniquely you. A scent all your own, a texture that is a hybrid between pudding and jello. You are a wobbly, glorious concoction, Probably not a huge factor for most people, but I love that about you.
What more can I say Mahalo Petal Mask? Well done and welcome!
*I subscribed to just to get Mahalo’s Indigo Balm–seriously what a deal: A full size Indigo Balm costs $110. For $39, I received that and a general sample of the Petal Mask. I will review Indigo soon, but Petal stole the show for me so that’s why I am starting with it.