URB APOTHECARY || MATCHA ENZYME MASK
Enzymes from green papaya and matcha green tea powder are the darlings of this mask. But they are supported by the detoxing and cleansing power of French green and rhassoul clay and the balancing and healing properties of yarrow and geranium.
Green papaya fruit enzymes and botanicals help brighten dull skin to reveal a balanced and nourished glow.
How to Use: Use 1-2 times per week. Mix 1 tsp of powder with approximately 1 tsp of water or hydrosol, adding more if needed to achieve a smooth, batter-like texture. Spread on your face for 5-10 minutes before removing with warm water and a washcloth. Follow with toning mist and moisturizer. Note: redness is normal due to increased blood flow, and will dissipate in about 30 minutes.
MATCHA GREEN TEA | Potent antioxidant properties make it incredibly helpful in reducing inflammation and evening skin tone. The antioxidants may also be helpful for reducing acne and increasing skin elasticity.
GREEN PAPAYA | Contains papain, a proteolytic enzyme, that gently digests the protein bonds that link dead skin cells to the surface of new skin. Using fruit enzymes results in a gentle exfoliation that leaves the skin smooth and supple.
YARROW | Used for centuries for healing wounds. Its main constituents, flavonoids and salicylic acid, work as a tonic and stimulant to soften and soothe the skin. It is a natural astringent that shrinks the skin and promotes skin healing
GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL | Helps balance sebum production, treat acne, reduce inflammation, alleviate anxiety, and balance hormones.
FRENCH GREEN CLAY | Enormous absorbent powers due to the constitution of its micro molecules. It literally “drinks” oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your skin. Its toning action stimulates the skin. French Green clay is great for helping to clear occasional skin blemishes. Green clay owes its coloration to two very important factors: iron oxide and decomposed plant matter.
RHASSOUL CLAY | Nourishes the skin with its high silica, magnesium, and sodium content while also encouraging skin regeneration through gentle exfoliation, reducing and balancing sebum production, and tightening pores. It even has the ability to increase the elasticity of the skin, even skin tone, reduce skin dryness, and helps clear up blackheads and blemishes.
Ingredients: French green clay, rhassoul clay, kaolin clay, Camellia sinensis* (matcha green tea), Carica Papaya (green papaya) powder, Achillea millefolium* (yarrow) powder, Pelargonium x asperum* (geranium) essential oil, and amor *organic
2 oz jar.
Yields 5-8 masks
Growing up in rural Northern California, Leyna Allred was perpetually digging in the mud, climbing trees, and imagining living off the land. With this penchant for natural living as kindling, my interest in the medicinal qualities of plants was eventually ignited and I bought every herbal book I could find and was totally engrossed in the simple recipes for liver tonics, healing ointments, and cleansing teas. Through learning about the science of the human body (she holds a Bachelor's Degree in Foods and Nutrition) a deep passion developed. A passion for natural living, eating, and using herbs and whole foods instead pharmaceutical drugs to overcome most health issues.
Urb Apothecary is Leynas vision for skin care products that reflect the need and desire to reconnect with simple, chemical free ingredients. She uses only the highest quality organic ingredients in all of her products. Each one reflects her good intentions, love for design and art, and a deep rooted fascination with the healing power of herbs and plants.