Say that with The Beauty Bug now – “Glacial Facial Purifying Mineral Mud Mask”. I just love the way it rolls off your tongue.
As I mentioned, one of the best things about going to the Ex.Tracts Show was meeting so many great people and hearing their enthusiasm for their brand, because these brands were built on just that – passion and determination. One of my favorite stories and products that came out of the show was the Purifying Mud Mask from Alaska Glacial Co. There’s just a special mystique and beauty surrounding Alaska, don’t you agree? The company was started after its biologist founder, Lauren Padawer, was on a trip down the Copper River. After rafting for days, she began washing herself in the river’s glacial mud. What Lauren didn’t know was that she was taking a mud bath in what was soon to be her new business venture.
Here’s the part where The Beauty Bug throws some major props to Lauren – she collected the mud herself in 5 gallon buckets. You really need to meet Lauren to picture this because she’s so tiny! Amazing. From there the mud dries in a pottery kiln, and makes its way to a cosmetic lab so the final product can be formulated.
The Beauty Bug was lucky enough to get a sample of the Glacial Facial at the Ex.Tracts show. Before applying it last night, she took sometime to review the ingredients: certified organic yarrow, horsetail, nettle, elderflower, wild-crafted kelp, blueberry and cranberry extracts and vitamins E and B5. The mask promised to detoxify, exfoliate and soften skin while more than 60 nourishing major and trace elements promote healthy skin cell regeneration.
She applied it with her finger, wishing all along that she had a facial brush. She recommends using a facial brush because it provides a more even application. The directions said just to wait for it to dry and then take it off. It dried fairly quickly, only taking probably about 5-7 minutes. Very quick and convenient. The Beauty Bug then removed it with warm water and her skin instantly felt very soft. In fact, it was so soft, she just kept feeling the need to touch it. The mask wasn’t drying at all like some clay masks tend to be, the application was very easy, and it didn’t have any artificial fragrances.
For more information, visit the official site. Be sure to purchase your own Glacial Facial when the product becomes available. Lauren is dedicating 10% of her profits to the land preservation, habitat restoration and environmental education for youth.