I’d heard about The Little Alchemist for ages now, especially on Seed to Serum, which is a blog I’ve been obsessed for literal years and now that the lovely blogger Megan has turned S2S into a green beauty paradise online shop, she carries some real gems from this brand. She was kind enough to send me this face mask along with a few other incredible items I’ll be sharing with you as we go along as well so thank you Megan!!
The Little Alchemist Story
The Little Alchemist is an Australian natural beauty brand which specializes in various anti-aging skincare, body care, and natural fragrances. Their products are handmade in small batches to preserve the freshness of ingredients and packaged in luxurious apothecary style packaging to help bring the spa experience right to your home.
Things to Love About The Little Alchemist
- Cruelty Free Certified by Leaping Bunny
- Products are Made with Certified Organic Ingredients that are proven to offer effective results through nature.
- 100% Recyclable Packaging
- 100% Australian Made & Owned
Cacao and Banana Face Glow Nutrient Mask Review
This mask has an interested feel to it. It reminds me a lot of the Problem Solver Mask by May Lindstrom, but it’s not nearly as thick and it doesn’t form a mousse like the PSM. Instead, this mask easily blends into a silky smooth paste that’s very watery in texture, but is easily applied with a face mask brush (or old makeup brush). The brush is actually really helpful for applying this in an even layer and also keeping mess to a minimum which I’m all about.
Ingredients: Kaolin (Ivory clay), Theobroma cacao (raw)*, Musaacuminate (Banana)*, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai )*, Lycium barbarum (Goji Berry 40% Polysaccharides), Morinda citrifolia ( Noni Fruit)*,Garcinia mangostana (Mangosteen )*, Lepidium Peruvianum Chacon(Maca Root )*, Emblica Officinalis (Amla )*, Arthrospira Platensis (Spirulina)*, Punica granatum (Pomegranate )*, Cordyceps Sinensis (Cordyceps Mushroom ), Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn ), Chlorella vulgaris (Chlorella – Thin Cell Wall), Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa Leaf)*, Carica Papaya (Green Papaya ), Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha )*, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack )*, Pink Clay, Yellow Clay, Zeolite, Cocos nucifera (coconut juice)*, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric Root)*
*Denotes certified organic
One thing I really love about this face mask is that it includes a lot of unique plant ingredients known to help with brightening such as turmeric, maca root, goji berry, pomegranate, and papaya. On top of that, they’ve included several other plant ingredients noted for their anti-aging potency and soothing, clarifying properties. I love that this mask is formulated in such a way that not a single ingredient is meaningless. They really do live up to their “no fillers” promise. In terms of the feeling of this mask, it heats up similarly to the May Lindstrom PSM, but it’s not as warming; it just feels very stimulating which I like. It has that “it’s working!” factor and I love that.
Once it dries up, it’s easy enough to rinse off as the mask is very finely ground and feels like a smooth light clay mask; no scrub action here. Even though there’s no satisfying grains to scrub your face with while rinsing, this mask definitely leaves some nice results! The mask rinses off easily and quickly and my skin looks smoother, softer, more even toned, and dare I say it? A little glow? I’m not sure if it’s that I expected it to work or that it did, but I’m sold on this mask. I absolutely love it and I’ll use it again and again! I haven’t liked a face mask this much since I first tried the Problem Solver so I happily welcome a new one into my face mask family. 😛
You can get this mask along with a number of other Little Alchemist products from Seed to Serum ♥