I'm always down to try something new, even if it seems wacky or different. This is just the case with this Azara Organics Organic Seaweed Powder, something totally new in my beauty world. But when offered to chance to give it a whirl, I couldn't resist.
Seaweed powder has long been used to achieve soft and supple skin and to detoxify the body, according to Azara Organics. This seaweed powder comes from the North Atlantic and has been tested to ensure consistency and quality.
This powder can be used as both a face and body mask. When testing this product, I used it solely for my face. Use is simple, just add in a teaspoon of water to 2 teaspoons of seaweed. To combat the, well, seaweed smell, drop in some essential oils if you have them on hand, and then smear the product on your face. Unfortunately, when I used it I didn't have any essential oils on hand and I had to get a whiff of seaweed for the 15 minutes it sat on my face. Highly recommend scenting this stuff with something when you use it.
As the mask dries, it starts to feel slightly tight on the skin, but it feels nice and cooling. I left it on for the recommended 15 minutes and then washed off with warm water. This does get gritty and sort of sticks to the skin so I really had to scrub to get it off. Because of that, it had a nice exfoliating quality (although I'm not sure if it's really supposed to) and it left my skin feeling soft and smooth.
After washing the mask off, I used some toner on a cotton pad to make sure I'd gotten all remnants of the mask off. I'd recommend doing so to make sure your face is 100% clean. Afterwards I used a face oil as my face felt like it needed some extra nourishment after the mask.
This certainly isn't the best mask I've ever tried. I think it was nice, and again - my skin did feel soft and supple as it was supposed to afterward. However, I didn't like how sticky it was on my skin. I think for some of you, this will be the answer you're looking for - especially if you are looking for a full body mask, but it just wasn't something my skin really needs in it's regimen.
You can find this mask on Amazon, here. Normally it retails for $49.95 which I find to be a steep price, but it is on sale for $17.95 for Prime members.