The Best Organic Masks for Your Skin Type

Y’all know I’m a huge fan of masking. I mask at least 3-4 times a week and I’m absolutely confident it makes a huge difference in my skin. However, there are so many on the green beauty market…which one should you try? Never fear! I’m here to help you sort through the best organic masks for your skin type and/or concern. Let’s do this thing!


may lindstrom the problem solver

May Lindstrom The Problem Solver – This is the one mask that makes me feel like a broken record. I mean, how many times can I sing the praises of this wonder? BUT ‘TIS SO GOOD.

A jet-black fusion of antioxidant-rich raw cacao, salts, exotic spices, and activated bamboo charcoal brightens, heals inflammation and irritation, fades hyperpigmentation, stimulates collagen production, and treats and prevents breakouts.

The Problem Solver is a real miracle worker, as you will see a definitive difference in your skin from the first go-round. The formula is intense, though! You might feel the warming ingredients going to work while it’s on, but it never upsets my skin. (Not gonna lie, the first time I tried it, I was afraid the slight tingling was a bad thing, but no no no. My skin isn’t even slightly red when I remove it.) One of the great skin beautifiers in this mask is cayenne pepper. Yep! Cayenne stimulates circulation, enabling fresh blood, oxygen, and vital nutrients to reach the cells.

However, despite being warming and intense, it completely restores balance to even the most delicate complexions. It is especially beneficial for those of you that struggle with severe acne, rosacea, psoriasis and all types of inflammatory disorders. It really does it all and it’s a must-have for all complexions.

This mask comes in a powdered form, so you just mix with water before applying. Also, it lasts forever (mine usually lasts a year or more) so the price tag is totally justified.


tata harper clarifying mask



My Own Curated Discovery Box at Beauty Heroes!

Oh, Maya Chia. Where do I even begin? Calm, happy, and glowing would best describe my skin after my daily rendezvous with Maya Chia products, and a couple of them have catapulted themselves to my most-beloved Holy Grail Status. My love affair with the Pure Supercritical Omega-3 Chia Seed Oil began a few years ago and I simply haven’t looked back since. Obvious alert, I have tried my fair share of face oils, but this particular oil is always in my rotation. Why? Well, first off, this oil deeply moisturizes my skin. Immediately after applying, my skin feels plump and hydrated, yet the oil absorbs almost instantaneously. It’s lightweight, incredibly soothing, and doesn’t ever leave my sensitive (and sometimes reactive) skin feeling congested or stressed. Plus, formulated with botanical extracts of Mandarin orange, lemon, and grapefruit, the scent is fresh and incredibly uplifting.

Looking for even more luminosity? If you want to take your skin to next-level glow, the Maya Chia Highlight of the Day is your new best friend. Available in four gorgeous shades, this liquid highlighter imparts the most gorgeous “lit from within” glow that will have friends begging for your secret. I can’t get enough of this serum-like highlighter – packaged in a glass dropper bottle, this liquid is chock full of skin-happy ingredients, so it’s not just makeup…it’s skincare too. I love how this formulation gives me the glow I need on the highest point of my cheekbones, as well as softening the look of my fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. Win, win.

The beauty of these two products is that they pair magnificently with each other, as well as other serums and treatments. I always use the Supercritical oil as the last step in my beauty routine to lock in all the skin-loving goodness I’ve bestowed upon my skin each morning and evening. As for the Highlight of the Day, one day I might dab a little bit on the high points of my face (and even my collarbone and shoulders before a special night out), while other days I’m more apt to mix a few drops into my foundation for an all-over glow. Quite versatile products, through and through.

I’m thrilled to announce that Beauty Heroes offered me the chance to curate my own discovery box featuring these lovely products, and it’s such a great deal. You will receive a full-sized Supercritical Chia Oil and one Highlight of the Day in your choice of 4 shades – Golden Hour, After Hours, Afternoon Delight, and Happy Hour. (Afternoon Delight is my current favorite.) This is a $102 value for $59 so be sure to get your hands on one before it’s over!

Also, there are 5 more curated discovery boxes by Beauty Heroes ambassadors! Be sure to check them out as well because they are all such fantastic deals!


Odds and Ends

1. My friend Gabrielle wrote the most incredible piece on abortion. Did you see it?

2. No words. This image will be burned into my brain.

3. Aphid shit is a thing. And it’s all over my car.

4. Have we created a tree monster?

5. I am perfectly happy exclusively wearing this lip gloss until my last day on earth.

6. Everything you know about obesity is wrong.

7. The Kavanaugh hearings are literally making me ill. #boyswillbeboys #stomachachefordays

8. Things we can do at the exact same time. Brene is always on point.

9. I mean, maybe we should listen to her?

10. Okay, this particular round-up has been kind of a downer, but here’s a little perk. You know my favorite beauty box, Beauty Heroes? Full post to come next week, but I curated one of the September discoveries for them! How fun is that? Mine contains Maya Chia goodies and is only $59. You can check it out here!

11. Speaking of green beauty, I’m so excited about this week’s Selfie episode where I interviewed one of my favorites, Dr. Sarah Villafranco! We chat about aging gracefully, exercise, and she busts some beauty myths. Loved this interview.

Happy Friday! We’ll be spending the weekend in Austin. Send some good vibes that the outdoor concert I’m attending on Saturday night doesn’t get rained out! #itsmyfavoritebandever

image credit: laura berger