When Beauty Heroes and Josh Rosebrook team up, angels sing. After I tore into this months delivery, I knew Christmas had come early. I have been DYING to try Josh’s Cocoa Antioxidant Mask ever since the day he introduced me to it at Follain in Boston.
Let me start off my saying, in terms of green beauty, it doesn’t get much better than Josh Rosebrook products. Josh is crazy thoughtful about his formulations. All plant ingredients in his products are 100% organic, certified organic or wild-crafted and he goes through great lengths to ensure absolute purity, safety and zero toxicity in his formulations. For example, all of his certified organic herbal infusions and extracts are made in-house at his own production facility. Yeah, that was not a typo.
The Cocoa Antioxidant Mask is where it all started for Josh. This was the first product he ever made and upon completion and use, he realized the miracle of the body’s ability to heal itself with nature’s support and Josh Rosebrook Skin and Haircare was born. A line that is synonymous with high-performance holistic nutrition for skin and hair.
I also love Josh’s products because they don’t discriminate. Great for guys, girls, teens, mature skin, young skin and anything in between. The holistic nature of his skincare transcends age and skin-type.
Let’s cut to the chase, this mask is 100% organic and brings the action. A ton of active ingredients here and I’ve highlighted a few as examples.
- Flavonid-rich cocoa to stimulate circulation, firm and brighten
- Turmeric to brighten, reduce redness, increase circulation
- Sage to balance oil and hormones, heal and calm
- Calendula to reduce redness and calm
- Elderberry to calm, treat acne, sooth and protect
- Beetroot to detoxify, soften and protect
I asked Josh to explain to me how this mask is preserved because I didn’t recognize a preservative on the ingredient label and this is what he had to say:
The Cacao Antioxidant Mask is preserved through vitamin-infused water in the product. It is a proprietary structure of vitamins via the herbs in the product, in the water. These vitamins create a structure that inhibits mold and bacteria. This product does not need any stronger of a preservative system, it if did we would add potassium sorbate – but it does not and we always seek to use the least amount of preservatives whenever possible. The structured water is enough to allow the product to keep until the use-by date on the bottom which is 18 months from creation.
No toxic preservatives? Love it.
This mask is is a long-wear mask. Josh recommends to apply an opaque layer and let it sit for about 45 minutes. Upon opening, the enticing smell of chocolate is the first thing that will hit you – like the most decadent aromatherapy. The mask itself is a dark, rich cocoa color – almost black and spreads thick. There is no clay in this mask so it doesn’t pull or dry skin out – which can stimulate more oil production. It goes on moist and will dry to the touch but is not drying. It tightens slightly as it dries and feels hydrating if you can imagine that combo.
It washes off super easily and leaves skin pumping from an increase in circulation. My skin feels clean, refreshed, detoxed and alive after application. It’s so good, I was telling a friend, “We all know I’m no stranger to chocolate but is it possible for my face to crave chocolate too!?”
Ideally I would use this twice a week but I’m an extremist at heart so often it is more. The brightening effect is addictive! Can’t recommend this mask enough.
Well hello old friend. This will be my third bottle of Hydrating Accelerator, it’s that good. First of all, the smell of this product alone will put you in a trance. I asked what it was the last time I was in Follain and the girls told me it’s the vanilla. But this is more than a beautiful smelling toner – it is vitamin water for the skin and multitasks as an anti-inflammatory, hydrator, toner and light moisturizer.
Along with the vanilla here are some of the other stars of the show:
- Aloe Vera Juice calms, hydrates, treats eczema and softens
- Evening Primrose improves elasticity, moisturizes and treats rosacea
- Marula protects, moisturizes, softens, firms and assists in hydration
- Rose Hips brightens, protects, hydrates and reduces fine lines
- Dandelion detoxifies, firms and protects
Love this all day, everyday. Fantastic after cleaning my face and before moisturizer. Also fantastic all though out the day to refresh. The smell plus the hydration will put a pep in your step and add a glow to your complexion.
Okay so what’s the deal? The deal is: Beauty Heroes! If you haven’t signed up yet – DO IT NOW! This is only the second time Beauty Heroes has featured Josh Rosebrook and who knows when he will be back again. The Cocoa Antioxidant Mask sells for 60.00 and the Hydrating Accelerator 16.00 making this selection a total value of 76.00 and if you sign up for this subscription, you can get if for less than 40.00 and guess what, next month’s selection is looking so good too. Get on it now before it sells out – sign up here!