Am I the only person in the known universe who is not crazy about chocolate? Nothing to do with being virtuous, just give me crunchy, cashew nuts or crisps over chocolate any day. But one thing I do find irresistible is the smell of molten chocolate. Which brings me to the Evolve Radiant Glow Mask which I’ve been enjoying smearing on my face recently.
EVOLVE RADIANT GLOW MASK REVIEW
Evolve is a British, artisan producer of skincare using superfood inspired ingredients, that are 100% natural and mostly organic. It has an apothecary meets unisex utilitarian vibe that I’m partial to. Everything is vegan-friendly and hand-made in small batches to ensure freshness. In fact when I first ordered the Radiant Glow Mask, I had to wait a while for supplies to come and a fresh batch could be whipped up.
Speaking of freshness. The packaging also clearly states an expiry date which I love. I wish all beauty companies did this. Just like with food, skincare products can go ‘off’ and lose its beneficial properties.
The Evolve Radiant Glow exfoliating mask comes in an amber, glass jar. When you open said jar, the smell which hits you is insanely scrumptious – thanks to organic vanilla oil and sweet orange water. We need smellovision stat. Be warned, the first thing you will want to do is get a spoon and lick. Obviously don’t do that. The scientific name for the cacao plant, Theobroma Cacao, translated literally from Ancient Greek is “food of the gods” and the aroma of this mask is indeed divine.
To use I apply with bone dry hands to my dry, cleansed face, then leave on for five to ten minutes. When water is added, the mask gets milky and the pudding like texture becomes grainy like a scrub. Thanks to the oils and glycerin in the ingredients list, once washed off, my dry skin does not feel tight. The buffing from the finely ground coconut shell is one you can feel so go easy on sensitive skin.
Though described as a mask, I think of the Evolve Radiant Glow Mask more like a scrub and use it as such once or twice a week. My skin is left glowing, softer and smoother. This is a fab, reasonably priced product that does what it says with an uncomplicated, ingredients list. And not forgetting the heavenly smell. Evolve do decent sized sample/travel sizes too so you can try products out properly.
Evolve Radiant Glow Mask, 30ml, £9 or 60ml, £18 www.evolvebeauty.co.uk
Evolve Radiant Glow Mask Ingredients (INCI): Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Glycerin*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Shell Powder, Kaolin, Theobroma Cacao Seed Powder, Prunus Amygdalus (Sweet Almond) Seed Oil* Sucrose Laurate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Water*, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol. *ingredients from organic farming