Hi everyone! Winters have been mean this year in Kolkata, and my skin had to quite struggle with the unusual chills. But there have been a few products which I kept going back to, because they worked immensely well for my skin. The Humble Bee Luxury Aloe-Charcoal face mask has been one such product that my skin kept thanking for all the goodness. So much so, that I’ve already hit the pan in 50 days!
About the Product :
The Humble Bee Luxury Aloe-Charcoal face mask contains charcoal, basil oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E oil in a base of aloe vera gel. Recommended for acne-prone skin, or for those seeking a hydrated, balanced skin. This is best used as a nighttime ritual on a daily basis, or even for prepping skin before a party. 🙂
Aloevera gel – treats sunburn, acts as a moisturizer, treats acne, reduces blemishes and also acts as an anti-ageing ingredient.
Charcoal – excellent to combat acne, clearing impurities from skin and pores that tend to accumulate from constant exposure to pollution.
Basil Oil – this is anti-bacterial, and enhances lustre to dull and lifeless skin.
Jojoba Oil – this has anti-acne, anti-ageing and moisturizing properties, ensures a healthy and glowing skin.
Vitamin E Oil – excellent skincare ingredient, lightens dark spots and fights signs of ageing.
How to Use :
Just take some product from the jar, and massage gently on face. The charcoal in it will disintegrate in the gel and the mask will leave behind a thin layer on the skin. Keep it for 10 minutes, or as long as 30 minutes. Totally up to you!
How to Order :
You can whatsapp the brand on +91 9033089007, for consultation, recommendation and order. And now Humble Bee Luxury is also available on global market at amazon.in. Isn’t that great? And I actually happened to find this product listed on amazon at INR 449 for 100g. 🙂
Please note that this mask is available in 2 versions – one with exfoliating particles, and the other without. I had opted for the latter.
My Experience with the Product :
I love ready-to-apply masks, because they make skincare so easy. Particularly when winters and work are beating me down, I don’t have the time or the energy at the end of the day to prepare a DIY mask. Additionally I prefer masks that have hassle-free packaging and are easy to use. And of course, are easy on my winter skin. And I’m glad to say this mask fulfills all these criteria!
The packaging is very basic, a transparent jar with screw lid. It has a shelf life of a year, so that’s more than sufficient for a product that is 100% organic and handmade. I just toss the lid aside, scoop out some product, and massage it evenly on the skin. If you’re not comfortable with dipping your fingers inside the jar, use a face mask brush. However, I prefer using my hands with this mask in particular. I must say I love how it feels so soothing and calming on my skin! It also has a refreshing, uplifting fragrance that feels wonderful while my skin is drinking all the hydration from the mask. It does not at all feel heavy on the face, because once smoothed on to cleansed skin, it only just sits as a thin layer.
I normally use this mask at night, post cleaning and toning my skin. You can choose to keep it anywhere between 10 to 30 minutes, and on most days, I keep it for 10. It is so hassle-free, that I can wind up chores while this mask is working on my skin. Or on some days, I just choose to relax with this mask on. Thereafter I wipe it off with a wet cloth, and apply my regular moisturizer. Sometimes I also splash my face with lukewarm water, if I feel like it. Yes I use this mask totally my way, and it has never failed to impress me with its results!
I have felt the effects of the Humble Bee Luxury Aloe-Charcoal face mask in ways more than one. Not only does it clear up dirt and impurities from my skin, but also nourishes and hydrates it. It takes care of the dry patches that my combination skin suffers from in the cold months. Despite being so moisturizing, it has never caused me any breakouts. On the other hand, it actually calms the pimples that get angrier through the day, thanks to the constant exposure to pollution and air-conditioning. This is certainly one-of-its-kind mask that I have come across. It has even helped me with the tan I gather from the day. It hasn’t however made my dark spots vanish magically, but it nevertheless lightens them with regular use. The mask also imparts a life to my lacklustre skin, which is why I love this mask as a great pick-me-up. 🙂
I have used it on a daily basis, and on alternate days, and mostly at nights. But I have also used it on mornings when I felt my skin needed some help. It has never ever disappointed me. I love the nourishing, calming effect of this mask that imparts a healthy glow to my skin. The kind of glow which is possible only from goodness that seeps inside the skin, making it plump and smooth. I follow it up with a mild moisturizer, or a serum+moisturizer. I don’t need a heavy hand with moisturizing post using this mask even in winters, so that tells how hydrating this is. 🙂
The Final Verdict :
Humble Bee Luxury is a brand that is slowly and steadily garnering a loyal customer base with their amazing products. I really like how Indian brands like this are making wonderful vegan, handmade and cruelty-free products that actually work. I have used their Orange Body Butter before, and reviewed it on the blog as well. Quite impressed with their quality of products. 🙂
The Humble Bee Luxury Aloe-Charcoal Face Mask has a simplistic packaging, a very comfortable consistency and super-easy to use. It hydrates and soothes the skin, feels cooling, calms pimples and acne, and brightens the skin from within. The brightening effect sees me through for around 1-2 days, so I prefer using it more frequently. It works excellent as a pick-me-up on days you need to inject that extra nourishment to a dull and lifeless skin. It has a beautiful fragrance which also refreshes my senses along with my complexion. The only suggestion I’d like to give HBL is to work a bit on the packaging, maybe use an opaque jar instead of a transparent one, and write all details on the packaging. However they do have a proper label with quite a lot of details on the jar now. Do I recommend this product? Yes of course I do!
My Rating : 4.5/5
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Have you used an aloe vera+charcoal mask before? How was your experience?