The Best Organic Face Mask?
If like me you’re serious about megawatt glowing skin then the quest for the perfect serum/mask/moisturiser can be a long one.
Add into the mix a preference for natural and organic ingredients and the search can get even more complicated.
So when I came across Kyrpis Beauty earlier this year- with its emphasis on organic, sustainable, high quality ingredients (as well as some of the prettiest glass packaging I have ever seen)- I was keen to check it out.
Founded by businesswoman and chemist Chase Polan, Kypris was named after the honorary title the inhabitants of Cyprus gave to the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite… and it seems a fitting name for a brand whose focus is firmly on natural beauty.
Out of a line of products containing cleansers, antioxidant serums and body oils, it was the masks that I was most drawn to in my perpetual quest for glowing skin.
Kypris Glow Philtre Exfoliating Mask*
Although I have tried all three of Kyrpis’s masks, including Deep Forest Clay Mask and Cerulean Soothing Hydration Recovery Mask, a vivid blue hydrating gel mask, and loved them all, it is the acid-based Glow Philtre Refining Mask that has become one of my all-time favourites.
With a jelly-like texture that is so much fun to work with, as well as a beautiful, delicate citrus scent which smells just like orange blossom (that would be the Neroli), it’s the immediate glowing results that have me most impressed.
On the Skin
Firstly, yes, this is expensive…eye wateringly so.
But actually I find I only need the tiniest amount (slightly bigger than pea-sized) because the jelly texture makes it spread extremely well; and this makes each use similar to the price of a sheet mask.
This mask is ridiculously fast-drying- great if you don’t like overly-damp products on your face but bad if you don’t like the slick-backed-eyebrows look so I suggest avoiding that area.
But while on, pomegranate enzymes gently exfoliate, while Silver Ear Mushroom extract hydrates. Glow Philtre also contains Sea Kelp, a personal favourite for softening and hydrating.
The result is a very impressive glow, softer skin, and a more even looking complexion (and a very happy me).
The Full List of Ingredients
Aqua (Water), Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Fucus Vesiculosus Protein, Coconut Alkanes, C10-16 Alkyl Glucoside*, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Xylitylglucoside, Sclerotium Gum, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Anhydroxylitol, Sodium Pca, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract, Xylitol, Ceramide 3, Plankton Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Eryngium Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Coco-Caprylate/ Caprate, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Limonene, Linalool, Citral
I initially wasn’t sure if I was going to like this beyond the beautiful packaging and fragrance, purely because the price tag is so hefty. I have to say I really do love this though.
Great for: A lit-from-within radiance that rivals any peel or Vitamin C product.
Not-so-great for: Budget beauty, as this isn’t cheap.