HUXLEY Sweet Therapy Scrub Mask is very thick and sometimes hard to squeeze out of the tube mask. Nonetheless it is gorgeous and smells divine. My skin feels supple and looks smooth after each use. It is part of my personal weekend Spa Ritual and can't think of any product that would take it's place.
Claims from the manufacturer:
The scrub mask is formulated largely based on Huxley’s signature ingredients: cactus extract and prickly pear seed oil, to provide great hydration while preventing moisture loss.
The exfoliating properties come from walnut shell powder and sucrose, both natural exfoliators to remove dead skin cells and impurities.
Huxley Sweet Therapy Scrub Mask easily sloughs off impurities without drying out skin.
Packed with Sahara’s prickly pear cactus extract, which is full of skin-benefiting antioxidants, vitamin E and linoleic acid, Mask warms up on skin during application, creating a gentle heat that reduces swelling and helps draw out impurities.
Made without parabens, synthetic dyes or mineral oils.
Directions from the manufacturer:
After cleansing, apply a thin layer onto damp skin and massage all over face in a circular motion avoid areas around the eyes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Glycerin, Sucrose, PEG-32, Polyglyceryl-10 Behenate/Eicosadioate, Diglycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Seed Oil, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit, Chromium Oxide Greens, Silica, Water, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol
HUXLEY Sweet Therapy Scrub Mask is beautiful product released by HUXLEY brand some years ago. The packaging of it is so sleek and elegant that I keep it on my desk as opposed to keeping my wash-off masks in the kitchen next to the sink (a place where I do all of my masking). The mask is dark green and is very thick in consistency. There is crazy amount of scrubbing particles, all plant based. This includes chunks of cactus plant, sugar and finely milled walnut shells. It is also rich in glycerin attributing to the thickness of the product.
Normally speaking I would be very skeptical about having thick scrubby mask on my face but this one is formulated in such manner that thickness neutralizes the harshness of the scrubby particles. I prefer to apply it on clean wet face, in that way it glides better on my skin. I do experience a pleasant warming sensation while scrubbing my face with it. After doing it for a minute or two I just let it sit on my face for 5 minutes and only then I rinse it off.
Upon rinsing my skin is feeling very smooth and has a nice glow to it. Mask washes off easily and I 'd recommend you try removing it using wet hot towel. In this was this is a true spa-like (extremely pleasant) experience. Speaking of more attributes of the HUXLEY Sweet Therapy Scrub Mask. What knocks my socks off every time is it's amazing fresh floral scent. It is green in nature and contributes to the overall luxury aesthetic of the brand.
To sum up: it has beautiful design, stunning quality ingredients, very beautiful aesthetics in the entire range of products. By now living in early 2020 I have tried almost everything from them (latest releases of 2019 are on my to get list). HUXLEY never disappoints. Each and every time I am left with nourished and well hydrated skin which is plump and fresh looking. To date it reminds my number 1 mask for for pampering nights a.k.a. Sundays. It is gentle enough for all skin types so recommending his one to absolutely anyone.
+ Alcohol, paraben, sulfate and silicone free formulation
+ Contains glycerin, cactus plant particles and extract, cactus fruit oil known for being rich in antioxidants
+ Rich thick texture
+ Somewhat economic in use
+ Easy to get in EU
+ Lovely scent qualifying to be my holy grail for spa ritual at home
+ Extremely nourishing for my skin
+ Visible instant hydrating and plumping results on me
+ Great for all skin types
– Sometimes hard to squeeze out of the tube, a larger opening would help.
– Somewhat pricey
– Some people may be afraid of warming sensation on the skin
Where to buy:
NL and BE: bol.com, coos-cosmetics
Internationally: Available at ohlolly, stylekorean, yesstyle and other online retailers
Price is 24-30€ per 120ml plastic tube depending on where you get it from
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