The Best Organic Masks For Us Fourty-Somethings!

September 10, 2018

best organic masks for maturing skin

Welcome to the #CleanOver40 series! I’ve teamed up with my girl Sarah from Whoorl to highlight effective skincare, makeup and lifestyle products that are rocking our forty-something worlds. This series will air the second Monday of every month so check back for the latest. You can also search #CleanOver40 on our blogs to access the entire series. And tag #CleanOver40 on social with your picks. We want to see your faves! 

Today we are giving away these three masks!!! Two winners!
Sarah is giving away all three and I am giving away all three. See below for how to enter!

Just Turned 40

Having just turned 40 this year, I know I’m new to the fourty-somethings scene but I am a die-hard when it comes to skincare and supporting my skin with what it needs to look it’s best. And if you follow Sarah at all on any of her channels (Selfie Podcast, Instagram, Whoorl), you know she is too.

Peeking Into My Future

These day’s I find myself stealing looks at my mom’s skin. She play’s by the rules. You know; cleanser, moisturizer, eye cream. But she’s never really gone overboard or found pleasure in seeking out results driving skincare. Growing up she was more of a roll-up-your-skirt to play baseball with the boys, skip rocks, ride horses or kick alongside her mom and dad to pick up practical skills like fixing the toilet or learning how to thread a bobbin – kind of girl.  She’s said on several occasions – I don’t know where you and your sister got all this girly-ness from!? It sure wasn’t me!

Anyways, all of this to say, she has beautiful skin and I am hoping it’s genetic. As those little lines around my eyes get a bit more confident and my skin becomes a little softer, I look forward into this uncharted territory called my forties with trepidation but I look up at my mom with pride. All in all, I’m excited for what’s to come.

Skin Concerns

In this moment, my main skin concerns are hyperpigmentation, keeping my skin hydrated and working to keep fine lines coming on gradually instead of all at once. There are several ways I address this but today I want to talk about 3 masks that Sarah and I find to be the most supportive for maturing skin. First up? Laurel Whole Plant Berry Enzyme Mask.

Laurel Whole Plant Berry Enzyme Mask

Laurel Whole Plant Organic Berry Enzyme Mask
Laurel’s Honey Berry Enzyme Mask will hydrate, exfoliate and is an antioxidant-rich feast for an overall healthy glow.

This mask is new to me this year and it’s totally got me thinking Where have you been all my life!?  Formulated with just 5 beneficial ingredients, the Honey Berry Enzyme Mask is designed to gently exfoliate and moisturize. And it will knock your ever-loving socks off.

You know when you get a meal that’s just perfect? Like a locally sourced, 100% grass fed beef tenderloin accompanied by cucumber tethered asparagus rounds topped with local edible same-day foraged flowers – all plated on a bed of the smoothest calui/truffle ghee/acorn squash puree – local, organic and handmade? This meal is to the food industry as Laurel is to skincare. Check out the Honey Berry Enzyme Mask full ingredient list: honey, royal jelly, strawberry, blueberry and grapefruit essential oil – all organic.

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From left to right: Mermaid Mask, Honey Berry Enzyme Facial Mask, The Problem Solver

With maturing skin, one of the number one things you need to keep in mind is hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! This will keep cells happy and plump. When cells get dry, they start to shrivel and wrinkle (WRINKLE!!!). The other key is you want to keep skin renewed by routinely removing dead skin cells to help encourage cell turnover. This mask does both of these things and leaves my skin feeling plump, refreshed, hydrated and glowing. How does it do it?

Raw sweet organic strawberries are dense in Vitamin C and high in enzymes and gentle acids which help to exfoliate, lighten and brighten skin tone, scares and hyperpigmentation. At the same time, royal jelly is incredibly hydrating, high in B vitamins and strengthens and firms connective tissue.

To apply, moisten face and hands. Apply 1 tsp or less of HBE Facial Mask to fingertips then glide and massage over damp clean skin. Leave on for 10-30 minutes then rinse. Exfoliating 1x per week is a good rule of thumb – although some people can handle more and some may need less.

Laurel Whole Plant Organics is truly one of a kind. They are a flower and herb based skincare line with the highest possible standards for organic and biodynamic ingredients + raw, unrefined whole plant ingredients. Their sourcing and formulation are truly unparalleled. Like, founder Laurel literally goes to the farms to check on her plants, inquire about crop rotation, plans for harvests…ect. Then she brings the plants back and starts her oil infusions and botanical masterpieces in their studio. Their tagline is “Seed to Bottle” and it’s so true.

Let me put it this way – for anyone with maturing skin, Laurel’s Honey Berry Enzyme Mask is a MUST HAVE! Get it here!

Leahlani’s Mermaid Mask

Leahlani Mermaid Mask
Use Leahlani’s Mermaid Mask to purify and renew!

Leahlani’s Mermaid Mask is green beauty’s Jenny from the block. She’s a real OG, has stood the test of time and everyone loves her. Why? The Mermaid Mask is a superfood green smoothie for your skin. It’s formulated to nourish, clarify, purify, soften and renew.

This is another honey-based mask (honey is sooo good to help hydrate!) and it’s filled to the brim with nutrient dense spirulina, premium chlorella and circulation boosting essential oils.

The Mermaid Mask was just recently reformulated. One of it’s previous versions you just applied straight from the jar but now you take out about 1 tsp, add in a smidge of water and mix in the palm of your hand before applying. Apply and leave on for 5-10 minutes then rinse with cool water. Leahlani recommends using this mask 1-3x a week. I find this new formula to be more vibrant in color and also we are getting more product since we are responsible for adding the liquid back in.

Great for all skin types. Again Sarah and I love Mermaid Mask for aging skin because it’s super clean and brings an instant freshness and an undeniable glow.

Leahlani is a Hawaiian based artisanal skincare line made from fresh Hawaiian nectars, potent and vibrant botanicals actives and luxurious tropical beauty oils. Their small-batch product is blended fresh weekly in their private studio on the lush North Shore of Kauai Island. Try Mermaid Mask here!

P.S. If you are on Instagram, be sure to follow #mermaidmask – it’s kind of a thing.

The Problem Solver

the Problem Solver organic mask
Use The Problem Solver to solve all your problems!

The Problem Solver; hands down one of my all time favorite masks. Pretty much anytime I feel congested or blemish prone (especially around my cycle) I reach for this baby. It’s literally my cure-all for 90% of my skin woes. It’s specifically designed to help people who struggle with severe acne, rosacea, psoriasis and all types of inflammation disorders.

Also, really important to point out that The Problem Solver is a blend of dried clay, spices and vitamin concentrations – and with the addition of nutmeg and cinnamon, it smells like Christmas in a jar.  So because it’s dry, there is no need for a preservative which is awesome. Also, it’s a pretty huge jar so it will last you forever. The first time I bought one I split it with my sister. The second time I bought one, I knew without a doubt I would use it all.

I tend to recommend this mask to people who do not have sensitive skin although May has personally messaged me and told me it’s fantastic for sensitive skin so she will support you through this if you want to give it a try – it’s a super active mask and you will feel it working on your skin. It’s kind of a mix between slight warming, tingling and a pulling sensations – but in a good way!

I tend to reserve this mask for when my face feels gunky or inflamed or just gross. This happens to be about 2x a month.

Add 1 tbsp mask to almost 1 tbsp water – mix and apply. (I love using Laurel’s Mask Brush and Bowl Set to mix and apply but any small bowl and mask brush will do). Let sit for 35-40 mins until dry or almost dry and get ready to rid your skin problems. I will never be without this bad boy!

Get The Problem Solver here!


Want to win all three of these standout masks!? Here’s what you gotta do:

  1. Sign up for This Organic Girl’s weekly newsletter here

2. Sign up for Whoorl’s weekly newsletter here

***If you have already signed up for each of our newsletters then you can grab an entry by leaving a comment here on this post.

Winners will be announced in each of our newsletters next weekend – GOOD LUCK!

Xo, lisa


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These are the best three organic face masks to support maturing skin. If you want healthy skin; exfoliation and hydration are non-negotialbes! #thisorganicgirl #organicfacemasks #organicskincare #bestfacemasks #giveaway

By Lisa

Lisa is the founder of This Organic Girl. Passionate about clean beauty, organic eats and nontoxic lifestyle, Lisa writes to create awareness. Conscious consumerism and informed decisions will impact the marketplace, our health and THE WORLD!


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    So excited for this giveaway! Masking is my favorite skincare routine! So thrilled to participate in this! Thank you !!!

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    Evelyn Gow

    Great products ! I would love to try them all 3 masks as I’m over 50 ! It’s not too late start , I guess . Thanks for the great recommendation. 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻

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    These masks look awesome! The Problem Solver is heavy duty and the other two are on list to try! <3

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    Love a good mask. I’ve only checked out The Problem Solver and love it!

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    Haley J

    This would be such a fun WIN. Love your blog and instastories!

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      Thanks Haley! You are too kind! xo

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    Love this giveaway! These masks looks awesome!

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    Love me a good mask and I’m currently out of everything!! This would be awesome! And I love all your newsletters! Hope your dad gets better soon and recovers well and they let him use the organic nutrition in his feeding tube! You should definitely be able to make that decision.

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      Amanda! You are the sweetest. THANK YOU! xo

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    You have convinced me to try the problem solver again. I have been having hideous breakouts and I’m not sure what to contribute it to except hormonal (47).

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      Hi Amy! I would also recommend checking out True Botanicals Clear line. It outperformed Practiv in third party clinical trials! They have a trio (cleaners, toner and moisturizer) that is discounted and if you use LISATRUE20 it will save first timers. I think you will be really happy with it! xo

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    These sound amazing! Three great brands with three masks I’d love to try!

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    Exciting giveaway…I wish I win, all 3 mask sound so fabulous from your description, I having been contemplating the mermaid mask for a while 😊

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    I love laurel masks and i would like to try the problem solver. I am 45 and proud of my age!!!

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      LOVE this! I am proud of my age too! YES GIRL!

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    So great to have specific suggestions for over 40 skin. Thank you!

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    So informative, your skin looks great.

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    Amber Taylor

    This looks like such a great giveaway! And I was just searching for new products!

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    Hi Lisa, Masking is such a treat! I would love to try these beautiful masks. Always a pleasure to read you 🙂 Take care 💚

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      Thanks Perrine! You are the sweetest! xo

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    I love the problem solver. It would be amazingggggg to try the other two masks if I win !! Fingers crossed xx

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    Colleen B.

    Hi Lisa, I love a good face mask! All three of these look amazing! Thank you for offering such a generous giveaway.

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    I have ridiculously sensitive and dry skin and The Problem Solver is one of my go-to masks. I think I love it even a bit more than the Mermaid Mask, and I love that one a lot. I haven’t tried anything from Laurel yet, but you, Sarah, and Suzi have been talking about this mask so I’m ready to try it out. Love your post, as always! 🙂

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      Hi Lauren! Totally girl and the Mermaid Mask is so affordable in comparison! I love that The Problem Solver works for your sensitive skin too – thanks for this testimony! xo

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    LOVE this giveaway! Did you know that 65 is the new being over 40!

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    Love these mask and this giveaway.

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    I used to mask every week faithfully, but somewhere along the way I stopped. Recently I tried the Mermaid Mask for the first time and love it! I didn’t realize how relaxing and soul-filling masking was for me….but it is. ☺️ I would enjoy trying these other two. Thanks for focusing on women over 40. 💜

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      Thanks Melissa! So true. A simple moment that can be so grounding! xo

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    Done and done! Thank you! Looking forward to the newsletters! 🙂

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    I haven’t tried any of these, but they all sound amazing! Love your site ❤️

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      Thanks so much Karla! xo

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    I’m approaching 40, so I appreciate your recommendations! I love your honest reviews. You’ve become one of my top trusted resources in all things green beauty!

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      Thanks Tiffani! xo

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    Need to try alllll of these!

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    Laurel is the best! I’ d love to try these masks seem amazing!! Valeria

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