Astara Golden Flame Hydration Mask

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The winter blahs continue, and we are still covered with ice here in Boston – you can’t even walk easily outside, it’s so bumpy it’s as if you’re walking on the moon. So, what better to do than stay inside and relax with a mask because The Beauty Bug is crazy for a good mask.

The Beauty Bug recently received Astara’s Mask Madness Kit, and couldn’t wait to try it out. She finds that the best products come from the brands that we never hear about. Astara, which means a place of light, is a biogenic botanical skin care line. The Beauty Bug examined the contents of the kit, chose the first mask that she wanted to try, (The Golden Flame Hydration Mask), and began to get ready to apply it. She was excited that the kit came with an application brush; and while it felt coarse when she first touched it, it didn’t feel that way when it touched Her face. The Beauty Bugs Boyfriend asked if he could apply it for Her, and He began to meticulously paint every inch of Her Face. “You’re the perfect canvas” he told her – hasn’t The Beauty Bug taught him well ladies?

Since little information was included in the kit, The Beauty Bug had to do a little research to find out how long to keep the mask on. She concluded that she should leave it on for at least 20 minutes, however, it can also be used as an overnight mask. The next time she uses mask, she will apply it, take a bath and let the steam get at her face, and then leave it on overnight.


The mask, which has a gel like consistency, went very cool and refreshingly. One tip ladies, if you do want to apply it in your under-eye area, it is recommended that you apply Astara’s Activated Antioxidant Infusion first. The Beauty Bug didn’t do this (She found out after the fact), and she felt a slight tingling which caused her eyes to begin to water up just a tad- but this only happened for the first 5 minutes.

After 20 minutes, the mask had completely absorbed, and The Beauty Bug could barely feel it. She was eager to remove it because She knew Her face would be very soft and calm – just check out Astara’s ingredient philosophy. And just as She predicted, Her face was soft, radiant, and moisturized – so much so that She didn’t even to put on makeup that day. Tonight, She will leave it on overnight for maximum results.

The Beauty Bug is eager to try other products from the Astara line because they are truly gentle, yet very effective.

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