The NEW Rain Mask

So I tried the Rain Mask tonight for the first time.

•It smells like beautiful fragrant roses.
•It’s advised to apply a fairly thick amount on your face and neck.

•You can keep the mask on for 60 minutes. The gel basically dries onto your skin. It doesn’t hurt or cracks and like I said; smells great.

•After 60 minutes in washed it off and my skin felt so smooth with the lingering scent of roses.

•This mask I give 5/5 stars and I look forward to the next time I use this mask.



Rose water and garden fruits and extracts love and plump skin with a rainfall of hydration at a cellular level. Love and nourish deep into skin and preserve health, moisture, and elasticity on the delicate skin of face and neck.

What Is It?: 

A luxurious and garden rich extract hydrating face mask.

What Does It Do?: 

Orbs of nutritious hydration and gentle as rain extracts feed and moisturize deeply adding plumpness and elasticity at a cellular level to delicate skin.

How To Use It: 

Apply generously to face and neck. Leave on for up to sixty minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water & pat skin dry. Use as often as needed.


Vintage English rose garden.



Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract

Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract

Acer Saccarinum (Sugar Maple) Extract

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract

Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract

PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil


Potassium Hydroxide



Rosa Damascena Flower Water

Jojoba Esters


Sodium PCA




Sodium Phytate.

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Does Paraffin contribute to Skincare Breakdown?

You wake up to the itch of  dry scaly skin, and so you dutifully apply moisturiser believing you are helping your skin.   Recent research though has identified cosmetic ingredients as a contributor to dry scaly skin.
What most consumers are not aware of is that common ingredients in cosmetics and moisturisers that can damage your skin barrier over a period of continuous use.


Creams that contain mineral oil and paraffin have been shown clinically to damage the skin barrier and increase moisture loss from the skin over a 7 week period of continual use[1]. The researchers suggest that the effect of the hydrocarbon cream may be due to the lipids in the cream interfering with the intercellular lipids in the skin and affecting their barrier function.
The problem is the majority of moisturisers and bath oils sold for dry skin are made from mineral oil and paraffin.  These ingredients are cost effective which increases the profit margins for manufacturers.
The solution for sufferers of dry skin is to purchase products that contain vegetable oils.  Particularly oils high in gamma linolenic acid.  Gamma linolenic acid has been shown to suppress inflammation.  Good examples include Hemp Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil and Borage Seed Oil.  These are the richest sources of gamma linolenic acid known.
1. Source: Archives of Dermatological Research DOI 10.1007/s00403-008-0906-6  Long-term treatment with moisturizers affects the mRNA levels of genes involved in keratinocyte differentiation and desquamation Izabela Buraczewska, Berit Berne, Magnus Lindberg, Marie Lodén, Hans Törma

What are Parabens?

Here’s a great blog post I stumbled across talking about parabens from The Good Human dot com

So, what are parabens, you ask? You may have heard rumors and saw news reports about how you should avoid parabens in the personal care products you buy, but you might be wondering why you should do so. After doing some research, I decided to no longer purchase any products that have parabens in them. Parabens can be found in shampoos, commercial moisturizers, deodorants, shaving gels, tanning lotions, sunscreen, cleansing gels, personal lubricants, topical pharmaceuticals and toothpaste, while they are also used as food additives in processed meats such as sausages. (Damn, who doesn’t love sausage?) A large percentage of the products we buy for everyday use contain some form of paraben, so it can be difficult to find products that do not use them. But what are parabens and what can they do to us?

What Are Parabens?

Parabens are a chemical compound of para-hydroxybenzoic acid and they are used as preservatives – that’s why they are found in so many products. They are used to fight bacteria and fungus, are widely available, and cost very little to manufacture and use. Nearly all of the parabens used as preservatives are man-made and not naturally occurring. Naturally occurring parabens have been found in blueberries, of all places!

Why Are Parabens Bad?

Now, before we get too far ahead of ourselves, I know that there have been studies on both sides of the argument about what parabens are and whether parabens are bad or parabens are safe. But because there have been studies that say that it is potentially dangerous and that have linked parabens to various cancers, I have chosen to take the precautionary route and not use products containing them when I can help it. Whether or not they are as bad as some say they are, I would always rather err on the side of safety when it comes to my body and health. If there is a more natural alternative, I routinely choose it instead.


Parabens can mimic the hormone estrogen, which is known to play a role in the development of breast cancers. Researchers have found parabens in breast tumors and believe there is a relationship between parabens and tumors. And in the July 2002 issue of the Archives of Toxicology, Dr. S. Oishi of the Department of Toxicology, Tokyo Metropolitan Research Laboratory of Public Health reported that exposure of newborn male mammals to butylparaben “adversely affects the secretion of testosterone and the function of the male reproductive system.” If a causal link between a chemical and cancer is not enough to avoid a product that can easily be avoided, I don’t know what is. There are a lot of other reports available all over the internet, but most of them are all related to reproductive health in some way or another.
The jury is still out on how and why parabens might affect development and growth of both babies and adults. But I decided a while ago to get rid of any products that have it and replace them with products that don’t. There is no harm being more careful with this kind of stuff – remember, things that were deemed safe in the past then came back to haunt us all when we were told that they actually caused all sorts of diseases. And when there are safe alternatives available, I would rather not take the chance that I or future generations develop strange reproductive problems from using a product that was avoidable in the first place.

So back to the initial question – what are parabens? They are chemicals we need to work hard to avoid, period. Be sure to shop for paraben-free products and foods whenever possible, and always read the labels on the things you buy.