Tested: Herbivore Botanicals Blue Tansy Mask

Blue Tansy has been such a key word in so many recent green beauty discussions. I've been itching to try anything, serum or mask, with this beautiful blue in it. When I saw that Herbivore Botanicals had a mask meant to help with lightening and brightening with Blue Tansy, I had to put it to the test.  I've been using this mask for the past few months by following the instructions listed on the box( use it once a day for the first week and then lesson the use as time passes to about 1-2 times per week).  I've experienced some of the claims, however, I've definitely not experienced all of them. Here is a round up of my thoughts on Herbivore Botanical's Blue Tansy mask. 

 Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (plant derived), Papaya/Pineapple Base (Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Carica Papaya (Organic Papaya) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Organic Papaya) Leaf Extract, Ananas Comosus (Organic Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Tanacetum annuum (Blue Tansy) Leaf OilLeuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Extract. 

I initially started using this product every night for the first week that I had it in my possession.  I applied a medium layer to my skin making sure to avoid my eye and upper lip area. Personally, those areas are very sensitive for any kind of exfoliating mask.  I noticed immediate tingling after applying the mask and, at some points, the tingling became a small stinging sensation.  As I used the mask every night for the rest of the week, the stinging sensation decreased until I only felt it for a few seconds after putting on the mask.  I wouldn't consider the discomfort to be enough to ward me from using this mask. 

After the tingling subsides, the mask dries to a sticky texture on the skin.  My skin is left looking shiny and after 20 minutes, I wash off the mask with lukewarm water.  It takes a while to rub off the mask and I'm sure the task is easier with the use of a Muslim cloth to wipe away the excess. 

I then pat dry and apply the rest of my nighttime routine.  I've noticed that my skin does have a certain glow after using the mask and it definitely feels like my pores have been cleaned out. My skin also feels smoother to the touch.  However, the main concern that I wanted to address with this mask was my hyperpigmentation due to my acne scars.  I found that this mask did not really help lighten any of my scars to a noticeable extent.  My scars do eventually lighten after about 2-3 weeks but that is how my skin naturally reacts to my scars.  The mask didn't provide any difference in regards to lightening the hyperpigmentation faster or more significantly. 

I do love the mask for how refreshing it feels and the glow that it imparts on my skin, however, I have a hard time accepting the price of the mask for the effects that it gives me considering the main reason that I purchased it was to lighten my scars. 

You can find the mask HERE !

What masks would you recommend for hyperpigmentation?

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  1. Thank you for your honest review! I picked up a sample at Sephora today. Have you tried their Lapis Facial Oil? I also got a sample to that to try before I commit to buying it.

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