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Glowing Honey Mask

Live Botanical

Glowing Honey Mask

The Intention

Inspired by ancient beauty traditions of honey infusions and powdered herb massage, this deeply hydrating and cleansing mask is made with whole herbs, botanical extracts, and fruit enzymes blended with raw honey. Together the botanicals help refine the skin while providing essential moisture - leaving you with a bright and glowing complexion. 

Local, raw organic honey – one of nature’s most gentle and well-rounded ingredients – is a humectant that balances hydration by either increasing moisture or absorbing excess oil. It also helps to restore vitality to the skin with an abundance of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, and is anti-bacterial – helping to support breakouts and congestion.

Whole, organic rose and chamomile with roots of marshmallow and dandelion tone and decrease scarring with astringent properties. These herbs are sourced locally and freshly dried in-house to maintain potent plant compounds; and they are powdered right before being added into the honey mixture: creating a fresh infusion that becomes more active the longer infused.

Organic papaya contains fruit enzymes to help slough off dead skin gently for mild exfoliation to reduce fine lines and dark marks.

Organic chia seed creates a nurturing and protective layer of moisture to soothe inflammation and increase hydration.

Supercritical rosehip and golden cold-pressed jojoba work with the humectant honey and water during the masking process to create deep moisturization.

Essential oils of rose and chamomile create a beautiful and calming aromatic experience, while also assisting to even out skin tone.


The Ingredients

89% regionally sourced

raw oregon honey*^, rosa sp. (rose) flower*^, matricaria chamomilla (chamomile) flower*^, althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root*^, taraxacum officinale (dandelion) root*^, salvia hispanica (chia) seed powder*, palm free vegetable glycerin*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*^, rosa canina (rose hip) co2 extract*,  carica papaya extract* and essential oils anthemis nobilis (roman chamomile)*^ and rosa damascena (rose) absolute

*organic   |   ^regionally sourced

Carbon footprint consideration: regionally sourced percentage refers to ingredients grown within the west coast of the USA and southwest Canada…where the sourcing is concentrated in Oregon, including Live Botanical’s micro-garden.

The Ritual

Open carefully. Stir well.

As a mask: apply a thin layer to clean wet face. Leave on 15-30 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water while massaging in the herbal grains to enhance exfoliation. 

As a cleanser: massage dime size product with a little water onto wet skin. Rinse with tepid water. Follow up with a hydrating elixir and face oil or balm.

Careful to not introduce any water into the container.

The Live Botanical Story

Founded by deeply-studied and wealth-of-knowledge herbalist Carolyn McRory in 2016, Live Botanical started its journey as a dream that formed over 20 years ago. The heart of Live Botanical is the intense desire to connect more with Mother Nature and share her beauty and wisdom with others; and Carolyn believes the path to a more sustainable society is to encourage ideas of conservation through compassion: we must see ourselves in nature and nature within ourselves to change mindsets. Through herbal-based skincare, Carolyn is able to tell a story to help forge a relationship with the many wonders of the natural world. With vivid botanical imagery and products designed for personal care, she hopes we are reminded every day of the beauty in the world and, more importantly, the beauty that lives within each of us.

Live Botanical’s philosophy is based upon four guiding principles: to live beautiful, to live fresh, to live responsible, and to live simple.

To Live Beautiful - Formulas are rooted in creating balance and harmony, and to enhance what makes each of us unique because they believe that loving who we are at this moment and following our intuition is where beauty begins.

To Live Fresh – Whole plant infusions, botanical extracts, unrefined oils, waxes, and butters are at the core of every product. Infusions and extracts are created in-house in their Portland, Oregon studio. And they start with locally- and regionally-sourced fresh herbs from small farms or their own micro-garden that they dry in house (instead of purchasing pre-dried herbs) as much as possible to ensure the potency and quality meets their high standards. They also source with an idea of using abundant herbs to limit their impact on the earth.

To Live Responsible - Both environmental and social responsibility are value statements they hold dear in every decision made. Sourcing follows strict guidelines, and ingredients not obtained regionally are fair-trade certified (when applicable). They work with farmers and producers who follow organic guidelines or ethical wildharvesting using rules outlined by United Plant Savers. Oils, butters, and waxes must be GMO free and unrefined or minimally refined depending on formulation requirements. Preservatives and lab-based ingredients are researched extensively for environmental impact and personal safety. They also actively give back to organizations who honor environmental stewardship and who work to uplift marginalized communities relating to equality and justice.

To Live Simple - They embrace the art of slow living by taking time to connect more with plants and customers to impart feelings of love, patience, and acceptance. Products are crafted to bridge current knowledge and traditional wisdom into every formula. They consider themselves anti-capitalists. This means they remain purposefully small with extremely low overhead to ensure products are affordable and markups are as low as possible. Their goals are based in the love of nature and helping others connect to the outside world.