IMHOTEP'S BALSAM FACE MASK | Hydrating + Revitalizing Mask

$1400
Description

Earthwise Beauty drew inspiration from Ancient Egypt practices in the creation of Imhotep’s Balsam Face Mask. This restorative mask was designed to feel like a reparative balm, akin to Nile Delta mud medicine which combines roots, barks, and freshly crushed elemi resin, building the base of this mask’s ingredients.

Imhotep's Balsam is a finely milled powder mask that turns into a slightly sticky, easy-to-spread, reparative paste with just a bit of water.

The powder is a blend of ground Hawaiian alaea salt, nourishing chickweed, and redness-calming chamomile flowers, plus soothing and hydrating mucilage-rich roots of marshmallow, comfrey, and brightening licorice.

Ingredients

Aloe barbadensis leaf powder*, Sodium chloride (red alaea salt)†, Matricaria recutita (chamomile) buds (organic or *), Althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root (organic or *), Stellaria media (chickweed) leaf and stem (organic or *), Astragalus membranaceus root (certified organic), Betula lenta (paper birch) bark (* or †), Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root*, Symphytum officinale (comfrey) root (organic or *), Cedrus atlantica (Atlas cedar) extract†, Canarium luzonicum (elemi) resin essential oil†, Zingiber cassumunar Roxb. (plai) essential oil†.

*Certified organic. †Responsibly wildcrafted.

How to use

Measure out 1 teaspoon of the powder and mix with just enough water to achieve a workable, moist paste. Apply onto freshly washed, towel-dried skin and leave on for 30 minutes. Mist with a hydrosol or face toner while wearing the mask. Remove with cotton rounds or a wetted face towel.

Key Ingredient

Birch bark

The bark of white birch, also known as peeling birch, has been known in Poland since pagan days as the herb to use if one wants beautiful, bright, healthy skin and strong, abundant hair. The sustainably obtained, dried, and milled bark has a characteristically invigorating scent reminiscent of wintergreen. Birch bark contains a high concentration of betulinic acid, which has been studied for its stimulating effect on collagen synthesis and for its elastase-inhibiting properties, making it an outstanding ingredient for the care of mature skin concerns such as wrinkles and skin sagging