If working in the beauty industry has taught me anything, it is that there are as many things you can put on the outside of your body as you can put inside of it. For every vegan (and veganly-priced) juice bar, there is an equal and opposite beauty label looking to infiltrate your mind and body via pore. Perhaps the hippest example is Herbivore Botanicals, whose minimalist packaging and maximalist inclusion of various dirts and flowers have granted the brand a following over the past few years. So when Herbivore’s Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask landed on my desk, I thought my time had come, that I had been summoned by the God of Face Concoctions to test out this blue goo.
You see, I’m not one to do the dirty (clean) work. Intense skin caring is as little an occurrence in my daily life as being cynical about said skin caring is. But if a questionably blue flower and its oh-so-botanical comrades wanted to do the tough stuff for me, who am I to object? Equal opportunity for undoubtedly detrimental chemicals and blue plants, alike!