I am glad a friend of mine gave me a sample of this product. I ended up buying a full size jar. My skin loves it and so does my hubby! My skin feels soft, hydrated and the smell is really good. I would recommend this product to anyone. It may be a little bit pricey but it's so worth it. You get what you pay for.
Manuka Orchid Facial - with pineapple enzyme
made with certified organic argan oil
Color variation batch to batch is normal
Bees hold a special place in my heart, as beekeeping is a beloved Vermont family tradition. My grandfather, aunts and cousins have all kept bees, and although I have never kept bees myself, I feel lucky to be surrounded by such nurturing, patient and natureful souls. Easily the most hardworking creatures on earth, bees are truely wonderous and their results are nothing short of miraculous. As healthy as bee products are for our bodies internally, they are equally beneficial externally. We have carefully selected 4 actively beneficial bee products to create the ultimate facial for healthy, radiant skin. All the bee ingredients we use are pesticide-free, chemical-free, and anti-biotic-free. The source of our bee ingredients treats the bees as humanely as possible and keep interference in the bees life to a minimum. Read more on the blog!
Goal: Anti-aging / adult acne treatment / detoxification / nourish
Use: as needed
Skintype: All - especially dry skin prone to dermatitis & eczema, but also skin prone to acne or aging skin. gentle enough for sensitive skin.
Why we love it: smells like a sweet strawberry field full of honeycomb. Skin feels silky smooth after.
Benefits: This intoxicating concentrated bee blend is an ultra exfoliating, healing, and regenerative, luxury facial. The amazingly strong anti-bacterial properties of bee products will treat acne as well as reduce allergenic skin issues like dermatitis. Bee products are notorious for improving collagen production while promoting skin cell regeneration to reveal youthful, radiant skin. Active and natural fruit enzymes gently exfoliate and resurface your skin to banish pollutants and reveal fresh, radiant skin. Certified organic argan oil, botanical oils and extracts nourish, tone and tighten while gentle kaolin clays remove impurities and increase circulation. The sweet aroma of honey and rich, romantic florals will take you away and kiss your skin with bliss. Seriously, the manuka orchid facial is worth pairing with a fine glass of rose as you wait. This is one of our best acne products and is fantastic for adult acne.
Directions for use:
To cleanse: apply a small dollop of the facial to skin and gently blend with fingertips, rinse with cool water.
To Mask: apply facial liberally to face and relax as the mask works her magic - it will not dry. Leave on at least 15 minutes and then rinse with cool water - this mask can be left on for several hours but tends to get itchy after an hour.
Some natural separation is normal, give it a mix if necessary and store in a cool, dark place.
Ingredients: *Argania Spinosa(argan oil), organic bee propolis, Raw New Zealand Manuka Honey, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, wildcrafted Jasmine Sambac essential absolute oil, wildcrafted plumeria alba(frangipani essential oil), *Citrus aurantium amara(neroli essential oil), Orchidaceae(Orchid extract in fractioned coconut oil), Hibiscus rosa-sinensis(ground hibiscus petals), ananus communis(pineapple extract), white kaolin clay, rose clay. * = certified organic
Details and Benefits of Ingredients:
- Argania Spinosa(argan oil) - Certified Organic, Cold Pressed, Unrefined, Morocaan. 0 Comedogenic rating
Referred to as liquid gold, it has been prized for it's ability to treat skin and body conditions since before 12 BC. Argan oil is produced from the kernals of the Argan tree which grows in a tiny area of Morocco. High in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and retinol. Combats free radicals which prevents damage of skin cells, is anti-inflammatory, treats acne, wrinkles, dry skin. Sun Protectant, restores elasticity, non-irritating, deeply penetrates skin and is absorbed easily.
- Bee Propolis - raw organic propolis straight from the hive and infused into our argan oil!
Propolis is a resin-like substance made from collected tree resins that are then processed by bees and secreted, much like nectar and honey, and is often referred to as "bee glue." For 5000 years people have used Propolis as natural medicinal and antiseptic aid for healing wounds and acne. This bee adhesive is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-acne, anti-inflammatory and has huge antioxidant properties which prevent free-radicals that cause aging. Bee propolis is used as a preservative, a deodorant and as a skin-purifying agent. Like other bee products, it encourages tissue repair and regeneration.
- Certified Raw New Zealand Manuka Honey - UMF Rated 15+
Harvested from the remote and pristine hills, forest, and coastal areas of New Zealand by bees that exclusively pollenate the Manuka(Tea Tree) Bush. This Manuka honey has been independently tested and rated to be at least 15+ UMF rating. Manuka is high in the antibacterial methylglyoxal (MG). MG is found in most types of honey in small quantities. However, manuka honey contains up to 100 times more MG than normal honey. Because of it's powerful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it makes for the ultimate treatment to heal and soothe blemishes. It also helps balance the skin’s pH and contains amino acids which slough away dead skin cells, helping to keep pores clear. Manuka honey promotes collagen production, keeping skin looking youthful and firm. And the topper is that Manuka honey draws moisture into the skin. This hydration enhances skin’s elasticity and cell regeneration, as well as promote healing.
- Bee Pollen - the fields, farms, and foothills of Southern California
Bee pollen is the male seed of a flower blossom which are collected by the honey bees and mixed with the bees' digestive enzymes. Bee Pollen is a complete nutrition, a super nutritious, perfect food, these tiny pollens contain almost all the nutrients required by the human body and are enormously rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals, beneficial fatty acids, carotenoids, and bioflavonoids which are anti-viral and anti-bacterial. It's also the only plant source of vitamin b12. There are also more than 100 active enzymes present in fresh and unheated pollens. Applied to the skin, pollen is beneficial for healing acne and absorbs damaging free-radicals which cause premature aging while stimulating growth of new tissues. Bee pollen helps to balance the immune system which can reduce inflammation and skin conditions like dermatitis and eczema.
- Royal Jelly - the fields, farms, and foothills of Southern California
Royal Jelly is produced by nurse worker bees for the sole purpose of feeding queen bees and raising new queen bees whom live 4-5 years. Like honey, pollen and wax, Royal Jelly has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic, and wound healing properties. Studies have shown that age-defying royal jelly boost collagen production and and skin renewal making for fewer lines, wrinkles and sagginess... it's been used for exactly this purpose since ancient times. This powerful immune-booster reduces inflammation and soothes conditions like dermatitis, dampering dry, itchy, sore, inflamed skin. It is also thought to protect against UVB rays by increasing collagen production - although we don't recommend using this as a sunscreen. Lastly, royal jelly speeds up wound healing, meaning those pesky blemishes will be gone in no time thanks to the anti-bacterial properties.
- Jasminum sambac(Jasmine Sambac essential absolute oil) - Wildcrafted, India, hexane free extracted
Breathing in the scent of jasmine has the power to release feel-good brain chemicals that boost energy as well as reduce anxiety. In addition to Jasmine's sweet smell, it contains potent antiseptic, antibacterial, and antiviral properties so it's fantastic at fighting pesky blemishes and aiding skins immunity. It's also high in anti-oxidants that protect skin from free-radical damage which cause premature aging and fades scars and stretch marks. Jasmine increases skin’s elasticity and help balance moisture in the skin to naturally reduce dryness without clogging pores.
- Plumeria alba(frangipani essential oil) - Wildcrafted, France, hexane free extracted
Excellent moisturizer to and calm irritated, dry, and dull skin. Reduces acne outbreaks and redness while calming rashes and eczema. Soothes sensitive skin with it's amazing anti-inflammatory powers.
- Citrus aurantium amara(neroli essential oil) - Organic
Great for mature and sensitive skin, tones complexion, diminishes wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. Regenerative, calming, improves circulation, beneficial for mature skin, wrinkles, oily skin and sensitive skin.
- Orchidaceae(Orchid extract) -
Orchids reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, act as an anti-oxidant that preserves and promotes moisture, soothes and conditions skin. Helps maintain a bright and radiant complexion, orchid extract works to achieve smooth and flawless skin tone.
- Hibiscus rosa-sinensis(hibiscus) -
Hibiscus is also known as the "botox plant". One of the most powerful anti-aging plant actives; it’s no wonder Hibiscus is called the ‘Botox plant’. Hibiscus has a magical reputation for increasing skin elasticity. Hibiscus actively combats the aging process by firming and lifting your skin. It is rich in anti-oxidants, evens skin tone, purifies your complexion, excellent moisture booster.
- Ananus communis(pineapple extract) -
Pineapple extract contains bromelaine which is a mixture of protein digesting enzymes which removes dead skin cells and reduces swelling and inflammation. It also softens skin and clears the complexion due to the vitamin c content. Natural fruit enzymes containing alpha hydroxy acids are more gentle on skin then chemical AHAs.
- White kaolin clay -
The gentlest of facial clays, white kaolin is suitable for sensitive skin and gently stimulates circulation wich improves healing. This clay exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and doesnt overdry but is effective against acne. It has disinfectant properties which help heal existing blemishes and prevent new ones and removes impurities from the pores.
- Rose clay -
Rose Clay is a delicate kaolin clay that is perfect for normal to dry and sensitive skin. Excellent for a mild detox, exfoliation and improving skin circulation! It is perfect for treating blothciness, softening the skin and brightening the complexion. It has anti-aging and anti-redness properties and, it is perfect for people with dry skin who need nourishment with minerals and but also to eliminate toxins.
Enjoy the Manuka Orchid Facial
made with certified organic argan oil
First, let me start by saying that I love masks & masking regularly. I have more masks than I'd like to admit. So when the MOF made its debut, I was skeptical about purchasing it. Especially spending $30 for a 1 ounce jar. With that being said, I'm so glad that I did. A little goes a long way, so I can see it lasting for a few uses. It is unlike any mask I've used before, which makes me love it even more. A rarity of its own. The ingredients are top notch, it smells divine, you get a subtle exfoliation with use, and when you finally rinse it off, your face is glowing, smooth, & moisturized. It's simply divine. The downside is that I love this mask too much. But unfortunately, I won't be able to splurge for the full sized 4 oz jar any time soon. So, I'm doing my very best to make mine LAST!
Adore this product!! I'm on a budget so could only purchase a trial size. However, a little of this product goes a long way so I've gotten several uses out of it and have loved it more and more each time. I only use products with straight forward, natural ingredients and this one fits the bill. Plus, it smells heavenly and feels velvety/luxurious on your face. It may sound silly, but it's a treat to use and makes me feel like a princess bathing my face in flower petals! :) After each use my skin feels softer and smoother. It tones down my redness and has helped reduce a few acne spots I've been struggling with. I really cannot recommend this product enough. I hope to save up so in a few months I can purchase the full-size jar. Would be awesome if this came in a more affordable 2 oz version as well!
I absolutely adore this mask! I don't really know where to start but here goes...I have struggled with acne for years (more than a decade) and while I have finally sorted it out I still have pigmentation scarring that has been quite the challenge to fade. It has been a particular struggle for me as my skin is entirely too sensitive to really tackle it with conventional lines and quite honestly, a lot of the green beauty mask offerings have been pretty underwhelming to me (and I am more than willing to give them the time to work). This mask has changed all of that. I have used it twice already (technically 3 as it is on while I type this!) and I can honestly say I have seen a huge difference in my skin just in those two uses over the course of the week or so that I have had it. My skin is much brighter looking and is amazingly smooth and supple feeling when I wash it off. Even when my skin is mostly clear, I am still prone to annoying areas of congestion and I can absolutely tell that has been reduced considerably since I started using this. It smells just heavenly, exactly like the description and washes away so easily when you are through. I am using it in combination with a couple other Argan Republic products (Manuka Nectar with Royal Jelly & Jasmine as well as the Blue Serenity Balm) which work beautifully with this mask for me. I am always happy with how my skin looks when it's time to rinse it off but after a good night's sleep and the other two AR gems is when I get to wake up and be seriously impressed with my complexion. Being able to see changes for the better in a week's time is always welcome, but feeling like I get to see those changes on a daily basis is even better! I really do truly and sincerely love this mask, more than any other I have used. It is so gentle but really does pack a punch...don't be fooled into thinking this mask doesn't have the chops to keep up with others in the green and not so green beauty world - it absolutely can hold it's own and then some. Fantastic product!!!