I’m a chocolate girl. Jelly babies are too sweet and Boiled sweets are mud to me. Chocolate. Lovely chocolate is the best.
Not that I necessarily crave all the fancy stuff – its a bit rich. Give me some lovely animal fat laden British chocolate…yummmm.
But do I want chocolate on my face? Hey, why not! I found this Raw Gaia Chocolate mask, which comes in a powder form (£9.50 – 50gm)
The ingredients are pretty simple (which is good).
Raw Chocolate Powder – highly anti-oxidant (there are 25,200 anti-oxidants in one spoonful of chocolate powder)
Sun Dried Red Clay – High in trce elements and minerals
Organic Tumeric – Traditionally used for pigmentations and spots (this is also in my beloved Neals Yard Frankincense range)
Amia Fruit Powder – Indian Gooseberry high in vitamin C and good for skin tone.
But none of this means anything if the mask is no good, right?
Yah it looks like drinking chocolate. Yes I licked it. It has clay in it so clearly this is not for eating but it tasted ok – I mean in a famine or a nuclear situation I would eat this without complaint.
So as with all powder masks, you have to mix it with some water and leave on for 5-10 minutes, then wash off.
I used about 2 tablespoons for my face cos I like my masks thick and at first it was a little tricky to mix up. Add powder to liquid and use a little tub, not in your palms like me, cos then half of it ends up down the sink.
It smells like Terry’s Chocolate orange. Very orangey, very strong with a spicy tang. Like posh chocolate.
Once applied, it was tingly but not uncomfortable. I am terrified of new face masks because if I react badly to anything, its face masks. I can count the ones I can use on my hand.
So it tingles and it also dries very quickly so not too much messing about.
As soon as the other half saw me he began to sniff like a horny tom cat…”You smell nice.” Chocolate it seems, Terry’s Chocolate orange smeared over your face is the way to go, not Chanel No. 5.
I was a bit worried when it tingled but I didn’t have any nasty allergies to this product.
And I liked it a lot! My skin looked clearer and fresher and there was a slight exfoliating quality to the mask. Don’t be afraid of using a powder mask, it just a bit messier than a normal one and the benefits of the chocolate being ‘raw’ is that its higher in antioxidants.
The cats are looking at me like they want to lick my face (I have it on again now)….so I’ll say this mask is RECOMMENDED and do a runner from the cats. £9.50 from here.