You know those skincare serums we faithfully apply? They can’t work their magic if our skin isn’t exfoliated. But exfoliation often leaves skin too dry and irritated to apply your serums. Stop this vicious cycle by using an exfoliating product that gently removes dead skin cells while leaving skin smooth and hydrated. Meet Mad Hippie 2 Minute Polishing Mask, a cocktail of renowned ancient beauty remedies used by Japanese women to enhance skin naturally and gently.
Mad Hippie 2 Minute Polishing Mask contains natural exfoliators that refine skin, sloughing off the dry, sluggish dull skin and leaving skin SO smooth and hydrated.
WHY EXFOLIATION IS NECESSARY
Exfoliation smooths the appearance of the skin and is helpful in reducing acne formation as it removes dead skin cells that can harbor bacteria in clogged pores.
Exfoliation also enables actives to penetrate the skin to work optimally.
But as we age, our skin becomes less able to tolerate rubbing and scrubbing. Rubbing and scrubbing aren’t great at any age but is especially problematic after age thirty. Mad Hippie addresses this with a non-abrasive form of exfoliation: skin polishing.
Mad Hippie 2 Minute Polishing Mask is filled with beauty secrets – ingredients used in Japan for centuries for beautiful glowing skin.
Let’s take a look at the ingredients behind this innovative exfoliation:
Organic Rice Bran
Also known as Oryza Sativa. Rice Bran has been used in Japan for centuries. It is rich in ceramides and Vitamins A B, and Tocotrienols, the “super” vitamin E. It promotes hydration, reduces pigmentation, and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Rice Bran comes from the outer husk of rice grains. These hydrate skin and help maintain elasticity. It naturally keeps skin hydrated and glowing.
Rice Bran also contains Gamma Oryzanol, a Ferulic Acid ester that is an anti-aging antioxidant that protects the skin from free radical damage.
Rich in antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, CoQ10, and lycopene.
Adzuki Seed Powder
Adzuki Seed Powder, AKA Phaseolus Angularis, is another Japanese beauty secret.
Adzuki Seeds are a bean. When ground, they make a powder. These ground beans are a natural exfoliant. They are not sharp or jagged like exfoliating nutshells seen in some products, but they sure get the job done.
Kaolin is White Clay. White clay is a mild exfoliant that unclogs pores.
Suitable for all skin types, it is ideal for mature skin. It clarifies and refines skin while reducing pore size.
Illite is Green Clay. It soaks up excess oils, purifies, and balances the pH of the skin.
Illite can be drying, so it is ideal in a formulation with soothing hydrators like this one.
Organic Matcha Green Tea
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract is better known as matcha green tea.
Matcha contains concentrated green tea benefits including the reduction of inflammation or irritation.
Green tea contains polyphenols that soothe the skin while providing antioxidants. Polyphenols may improve sun-damaged skin. 
Matcha is loaded with Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which promotes skin health and appearance. It protects against environmental damage and neutralizes free radicals that prematurely age skin. Research shows EGCG reactivates dying skin cells. This shows promise for repairing sun damage and scar healing. 
Matcha also contains chlorophyll, a natural anti-bacterial that removes excess oil.
Organic Oat Flower
The oat floret. Oat flower is a skin-soothing hydrator.
It pairs well in this formulation to offset the potential drying effect of the clays.
Steam Distilled Citrus Aurantium Dulcis
Better known as Sweet Orange Peel Oil.
Orange Peel has more Vitamin C than the fleshly orange fruit, almost double.
The bacteria-fighting and inflammation reduction properties reduce acne without excess skin drying.
It fights free radicals, removes blackheads, and reduces wrinkles. It is an ideal ingredient for face masks and scrubs.
The texture is very different than most exfoliants. I expected based on the look of the grains that it would be rough but it absolutely is not.
The Adzuki Seed Powder isn’t a hard grain yet it sloughs dead skin. It is more of an easy buff than gritty scrub. The clays make a creamy base. It is a very gentle dead skin removal that leaves skin clean but not irritated. It lives up to the name of a “polish”, the skin is not scrubbed off, it is refined and smoothed.
Massage into skin with small, gentle circles for two minutes. There is no need to rub – just gently polish.
I particularly like how it loosens up stubborn blackheads in my t-zone.
It took some trial and error to get my water to powder ratio just right. It was easiest to mix in a small bowl to make a wet paste.
TIP: Combine a teaspoon of Mad Hippie’s Polishing mask with their Hydrating Nutrient Mist (center) for a decadently hydrating and smoothing treat.
WHERE TO FIND IT
Find Mad Hippie 2 Minute Polishing Mask at Mad Hippie and Ulta
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