GENTLE MASK: Hydrating Recovery
The Gentle Mask: Hydrating Recovery provides intense hydration and instant soothing relief to irritated and inflamed skin. As this mask steeps, it transforms into a deep fuchsia gel-like consistency that cools and calms the skin. It restores nutrients necessary for healthy skin functioning, and leaves the skin with a brightened plump glow. When painted all the way down the neck and chest, you can expect to see a reduction in swelling, puffiness, and inflammation after just one use. This mask contains medicinal flowers, roots, mushrooms, and berries to provide an abundance of botanical hyaluronic acid, polysaccharides, B vitamins, soothing lipids for barrier repair, azulene, anthocyanin, vitamin C, flavonoids, and vitamin E. While this mask is suitable for all skin types, we especially recommend it for rosacea symptoms, compromised skin barriers, dry and dehydrated skin, and reactive sensitive skin.
Containing 24 beneficial active ingredients and 100% whole plant organic, this mask is a beautiful choice for sensitive / inflamed / cystic acne / reactive skin.
Marshmallow – This mucilaginous and polysaccharide rich root has an incredible ability to hydrate. It is nature’s form of hyaluronic acid: plumping up each cell and wrapping them in what feels like a cooling hug. It is high in B vitamins and betaine, making it soothing, healing, anti-inflammatory, and softening to the skin. It thickens the mask and gives it a creamy texture when time is set aside to ‘steep’ the mask like a tea.
Rose – Laurel Skin’s vibrant heirloom rose petals are grown exclusively for them by a California farm. Their vibrancy and antioxidant content are palpable. Rose is a powerful hydrating humectant and visibly plumps and regenerates the skin. Constituents like B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, flavonoids, anthocyanins, and gallic acid are all found in rose petals.
Helichrysum – This little yellow flower is as gentle as it is potent. It reduces redness and swelling. It strengthens tissues and supports cellular healing activity, and reduces the appearance of scars and broken capillaries.
Pomegranate – This is one of the most beautiful oils that Laurel Skin works with. It is rich and thick by nature, but penetrates deeply and is incredibly healing to skin barriers that have been damaged over time by inflammation.
Tamanu – There is no replacement for the deep cool green tamanu oil, which is a sacred plant medicine that Laurel Skin sources directly from growers on a small island off the coast of Australia. It is anti-inflammatory, wound healing, and balancing to our skin’s microbiome.
Reishi – Laurel Skin’s reishi is organically sourced from the Pacific Northwest and contains hydrating and soothing polysaccharides and B vitamins. Reishi also has a specific lymph affinity which can decrease puffiness and stagnation. Other helpful skin constituents in reishi to note are peptides and amino acids.
Marshmallow Root°, Rose Petals°, Milky Oats°, Marshmallow Leaves°, Cornflowers°, Hibiscus°, Baical Skullcap Root°, Licorice Root°, Slippery Elm Bark°, Reishi Mushroom°, Self Heal Flowers + Leaves°, Buddleia Flowers°, Yarrow Flowers°, Hawthorn Berries°, Skullcap Leaves°, Tamanu Oil°, Pomegranate Oil°; Essential Oils of Bergamot°, Sandalwood°, German Blue Chamomile°, Rose Centifolia°, White Rose°, Carrot Seed°, Helichrysum°
°signifies certified organic ingredient
*all clay is wild crafted
Apply 1 teaspoon or less of Gentle Mask to mask bowl and trickle a bit of water in with your fingertips to preferred consistency. Mix with a brush into a slightly runny paste and allow to steep like tea for a few minutes. Allowing the mask to steep will cause it to thicken and will further activate ingredients. Once ready to apply, moisten face and hands. Apply gently to face and neck with fingertips or preferably a mask brush. Leave on for 10-30 minutes, then rinse. Keep mask hydrated to keep mask active and to prevent drying on the skin. The longer the mask is left on the more frequently it will need to be rehydrated to stay active. Re-hydrate it with a brush, fingertips, or a mister bottle of water.
Use within 12 months of opening and within 24 months of manufacture date on the bottom of the jar. Keep jar dry to prevent spoilage.
“I believe love is the most powerful healing tool available.” -Laurel Shaffer, Laurel Skin founder + skin-specific herbalist
Founded by skin-specific herbalist + plant communicator + engine of love Laurel Shaffer and located in a beautiful renovated barn in Petaluma, California, Laurel Skin is the culmination of Laurel’s winding journey filled with education, research, and extensive study that led to her path as a sommelier, and eventually skin-specific herbalist. Those formal training paths, as well as her experience in farm, spa, and mindful wellness, have made it possible for her to live the life of a slow beauty advocate and creator of farm-based and hyper-localized spa rituals and formulas. She walks a balance beam with one side in wonderment and appreciation of phytochemistry and the other a world of intuitive trust and respect for whole plant wisdom and ancient traditions. That balance allows her to create formulas of long-standing efficacy.
The Laurel Skin line is a ritualistic range of flower and herb-based skincare, formulated with impeccably sourced, highly vibrant whole plants picked at their peak for unmatched transparency, purity, and results. Firmly rooted in the principles and practices of slow beauty, Laurel’s first and most critical relationship is with the land. Her exclusive partnerships with local artisan farmers ensure the highest quality and most stringent transparency. Their mutual commitment to only 100% organic, raw, unrefined plant materials guarantees unparalleled freshness and efficacy. Laurel Skin believes beauty should be a loving self-care practice that begins and ends with mindfulness.
Leading the way with unparalleled sourcing, a commitment to farmers, and a mission built on transparency, the Laurel Skin line captures California’s hearty terrain and natural abundance in each and every bottle, and relies on their own manufacturing and production capabilities to ensure the freshest, most efficacious products are produced.
Every single whole plant they work with is certified organic or certified Biodynamic®, and they make no exceptions. Laurel Skin partners with artisan farms within 100 miles of their Lab to source all of the flowers and herbs that can grow in their California climate. They begin working with their partnering farms in the Winter during seeding and continue through to harvesting season when each plant is picked at their peak of vitality. Once the plants are harvested, they make their way to the Laurel Skin Lab where they are turned into plant medicine for the skin. Of course, each plant is processed as little as possible to maintain the freshness, purity, and vitality of each plant. Laurel extracts are made in-house, without the use of chemicals, to preserve the integrity and efficacy of the whole plant. All oils used in Laurel Skin creations are certified organic or Biodynamic®, raw, cold pressed, unrefined, and pressed fresh for Laurel by the farms that grow them or by artisan pressers. Their oils are richly hued and have an unmistakably fresh smell: indicators that they are pure and unrefined. Laurel uses only certified organic and Biodynamic® essential oils; many of which are distilled in incredibly small batches just for the Laurel line. Every hydrosol they use is certified organic or Biodynamic® and made exclusively for Laurel Skin by their artisan partnering farmers along the west coast.
Laurel Skin is committed to your health, well-being and, as a result, your beauty. Their commitment begins with the quality of the soil that nourishes and optimizes the ingredients they select. This is the foundation of slow beauty. The Laurel team then follows each ingredient from seed to harvest. Through the season it takes to grow their plants, to the months their handmade blends sit steeping, to the hours they spend bottling each batch, the Laurel Skin team practices slow beauty with patience and intention. Their greatest reward is knowing you feel this when you use their products.