If you've used acne masks before, you may have noticed a reduction in pimples, but then you also may notice another side effect: dry, taut skin. While Vivoderm's does feel tight as it sets, once removed, skin is extraordinarily soft, bumps and spots are immediately less noticeable, and the complexion has a natural-looking glow. This is thanks in part to the antibacterial and enzymatic properties of the deluge of herbs contained within. Two scoops of the green powder (stirred with water, plain yogurt, or aloe vera gel) two to three times a week is all it takes to move towards a clearer complexion.
Take Shobha, for instance. The NYC-area hair removal salon offers a lemon-based sugaring gel that's actually OK to eat. In fact, I'm told it makes excellent margaritas thanks to its able-to-be-consumed components of sucrose, water, glycerin, and citric acid.
A similar notion rings true for the herbalists at Vivoderm. The brand's antiacne mask helps to soothe and treat pimple-prone skin, but due to a natural blend of rosemary, marshmallow, mint, fennel, and basil (among others), this green powder can be ingested, too. (This one might be more of an acquired taste, though.)
The go-natural movement may not be new, but perhaps we'll be seeing an increasing number of companies take on the "you are what you eat" mantra in terms of cosmetics. Whatever the case, it brings a whole new meaning to looking delicious, no?