A great skin care routine benefits from the addition of a weekly face mask. Masques offer visible results that every day products simply can’t do alone. A high quality, organic clay mask is going to give your skin an instant glow with exponential long term improvement in just 20 minutes. An organic clay mask, like Masque Supérieure is designed to not only detoxify and revitalize, but also infuse nourishing extracts that sooth, soften and improve the skin with time.

Mineral Magic

Essential to the very fabric of life, minerals are necessary for all of the biochemical processes that occur in our body. Throughout ancient history, humans have been using mineral clays to sooth, detox and heal for optimal health. It’s no wonder we still see the best results when using these revitalizing organic ingredients from the land and sea.

An easily attainable substance, clays are rich in many essential minerals necessary for healthy, beautiful skin. Masque Supérieure utilizes not one, but two different types of high quality clays to give skin a variety of healing benefits.

Ideal for cleansing and softening, Red clay contains a wealth of essential trace elements and minerals. It’s rich in iron oxide, a safe and nontoxic mineral, which gives it its distinctive red hue. Red clay’s high alkalinity allows it to absorb and draw toxins from the pores. When used as a face mask, it softens the skin and leaves it looking radiate while balancing skin tone.

The second star mineral clay to look for in an organic clay mask is White Kaolin clay. It’s mild properties and fine texture make it ideal for all skin types from babies to mature skin. When used as a face mask, its natural absorbency draws debris from the pores, purifying, cleansing and soothing them without stripping the skin of its natural oils.

Gifts from the Sea

Although Red and White Clays provide the skin with fantastic detoxifying and cleansing benefits, Masque Superieure goes a step beyond by including revitalizing sea materials, the first of which is Sea Silt.

A nutrient dense sediment found on the seafloor, Sea Silt contains minerals, purifying clays and trace elements that are easily absorbed by the skin for a deeply nourishing treatment. It’s unique blend of organic materials help to combat dryness and give the skin a desirable glow. Gaelle Organic uses sea silt from Hawaii, where the waters are among the cleanest and most nutrient concentrated in the world.

An ingredient you’ve probably stepped over on the shore, Bladderwrack is an iodine and polyphenol-rich seaweed found off the coasts of North America and Europe. The Bladderwrack extract used by Gaelle Organic is a certified-organic product that is extracted using a proprietary process. This yields a clinically-validated brightening ingredient which significantly increases radiance and reduces spot pigmentation. It also provides powerful antioxidant activity to combat free radical damage for anti-aging benefit.

Chondrus crispus—commonly called Irish moss or carrageen moss —is a species of red algae which grows abundantly along the rocky parts of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America. It is used in skincare for its antioxidant activity, which confers anti-aging benefits by protecting skin from the appearance of aging and fine lines due to sun and other free radical damage, and for its ability to hold moisture, which can help support proper hydration and improve skin softness.

Sea Mineral Revitalization

Combined with the healing elements and materials found in the ocean, as well as six moisturizing and anti-aging botanical extracts, the Masque Supérieure is a step above the rest. If you’re looking for an organic clay mask that gives you that vacation glow in a jar, it’s the ideal mask to add to your weekly routine. But why stop there?

Our Exfoliant and Masque are two remarkable products that can be used as often as needed on their own, but their benefits are complimented and amplified when used together. To take your skin’s natural radiance to the next level, the Gaelle Organic signature sea revitalization treatment restores luster, moisture and plumps up fine lines in just two easy steps.

Simply apply the Exfoliant Supérieure to cleansed skin with damp fingertips in gentle circular motions and leave on for 10-20 minutes. You can go about your normal activities or steam in a bath or shower to aid the Breton sea salt and willowbark extract in deeply cleansing the pores as it removes dead skin cells. The willowbark contains a natural ß-hydroxy acid (BHA), providing a gentle, safe peel.

Rinse with lukewarm water and follow with a generous layer of Masque Supérieure for 20-30 minutes to achieve a plump, silky smooth complexion. With hydrating emollients, rejuvenating sea minerals and soothing botanical extracts, it’s one of the easiest Multitasking routines for beautifully luminous skin that continues to improve with time.

As the years pass, signs of aging inevitably appear as signatures of a life well-lived. Crows feet and sun spots crop up from days spent laughing and enjoying the sunshine. A few here and there are simple souvenirs from the winding road we’ve traveled, but many can be the skin’s way of asking for assistance.

Fine lines and wrinkles are not always due to aging, they’re often a sign of dehydration. It’s important to note that moisturizing and hydrating are not synonymous. In fact, one can think of the former as how we care for the skin from the outside, and the latter as care from within. Preventing dehydration is something we’ll get into shortly, however alleviating dryness is a task for skincare. Our best tips for external care and combatting dryness are following a simple regimen such as:

  1. Massage Balm Supérieure into skin and remove with a warm wash cloth to cleanse away dirt, makeup and pollution.
  2. Apply Toner Supérieure with a reusable cotton pad to balance the skin’s natural pH and leave skin refreshed.
  3. Pat 1-2 drops of Serum Supérieure into skin to promote the skin’s elasticity and prevent fine lines and dark spots.
  4. Finish with either the Ultra Sensitive Creme or the Creme Supérieure to lock in moisture and protect against dryness.
  5. Include the Masque Supérieure once a week and the Exfoliant Supérieure twice a week after Step 1 to remove dry skin cells, soften texture and illuminate the complexion.

Following this routine will provide immediate results, however skincare is only part of the long term equation. Our diet plays a major role in the overall health of our skin. Drinking plenty of water and eating organic, water-dense foods are excellent ways to increase the amount of water in our skin cells.

Put simply, the more water in our cells, the more plump, smooth and healthy the skin will be. Eating a diet rich in water and nutrients also helps balance the blood pH level of the fluids in your body, which has been shown to prevent more than just dehydrated skin. Fresh fruits and vegetables are staple to a healthy alkaline diet. Our top picks are cucumbers, mushrooms, citrus, spinach, tomatoes, avocados… the list goes on. It’s also a good idea to consume plenty of raw fruits and vegetables as close to their fresh, alive state as possible. For more information on the importance of pH, eating an alkaline diet and foods to avoid, check out the article: Alkaline Diet.

As most of us know, prevention is the first line of defense when it comes to caring for your skin long term. A wide brimmed sun hat, a mineral based sunscreen and quality skincare are essential. That said, much of our skin’s health is attributed to what’s going on beneath the surface. Essentially, increasing our intake of water and organic greens while reducing the amount of acidic foods in our diet will ultimately result in a more hydrated complexion and a more healthy you. At the end of the day, that’s what truly matters.