Topping the all time favorite short list, African Botanics is easily my ride or die brand. Elegant, luxurious, and innovative, each formula is so pure and clean that my skin can’t get enough of the lush textures. Did I mention how insanely good they smell? Truly an epitome of eco-luxe, these guys have carved out a niche and have mastered the concept. The brand new Infinite Resurfacing Mask launching today confirms all the above.
Exfoliant but also a Mask
Yes, African Botanics already offers an exfoliant (the Buchu Botanical Enzyme Polish – heaven, by the way) and a mask (the Mineral Cleansing Mask – legit spa grade) so think of the new Infinite Resurfacing Mask as a powerhouse treatment that rejuvenates the complexion on a whole different level. Its rinse-off formula with the consistency of a gel applies clear, dries in seconds, wears for up to fifteen minutes, and reveals a significant glow when removed. In other good news, it features that same signature juicy aroma that I wish I could place: a subtle harmony of floral and fruity with a hint of herbal.
What’s in it?
The intricate ingredient deck covers multiple technologies that deliver a myriad of advanced skincare benefits. Armed with a superhero AHA + BHA Complex, this potent mask exfoliates, re-texturizes, and oxygenates dull skin for a smooth, glowing appearance. In addition to Glycolic, Lactic, and Phytic Acids, the fusion includes White Willow Bark Extract as well as Papaya and Pineapple enzymes. Vitamins B3, B5, C, E, Resveratrol, and countless minerals nourish and condition the skin while providing protection from the environment at the same time.
Known for responsibly sourcing some of the most unique, rare, and exotic flora in the world, African Botanics includes a collagen boosting agent derived from the leaf sap of a medicinal plant called Bulbine Frutescens. This mask goes beyond resurfacing. It aims to improve your skin’s firmness and elasticity, too.
If you share my desire to achieve that even tone and to possibly lighten hyperpigmentation marks, the proprietary blend of seven Alpine plants Mallow, Yarrow, Melissa, Peppermint, Veronica, Lady’s Mantle, and Key Flower will help achieve all clarity and radiance goals.
How and when?
The African Botanics Infinite Resurfacing Mask can be used 1-2 times a week and is your first step after cleansing and before applying any treatment and moisturizer. Apply a thin layer to the face and neck and massage it in gently for a couple of minutes. This stimulates the surface of the skin and makes it more receptive to its active ingredients.
There is absolutely zero stinging, burning, nor discomfort of any kind. Just that delicious aroma I mentioned earlier. Completely non-drying, it leaves the skin smooth, soft, and visibly glowing.
The stately sea foam glass bottle is armed with a convenient pump dispenser. If you’re as detail oriented as I am, you will notice that this product lacks any mention of ‘Marula, a sure trademark of almost anything African Botanics.’ For this reason, I choose to follow up with my desert island product, the Neroli Infused Marula Oil, to complete my masking ritual. There simply isn’t a better oil in existence.
At $200 a bottle (50ml), this latest in eco-luxe may not be friendly to every budget. If you’re familiar with African Botanics, however, you know the mindful and sensorial approach to every formula is worth its weight in gold. A huge thumbs up for this new arrival!