Mix approx 3/4 tsp of the mask with enough hot water to form a thick soup (not a paste, we want a good amount of water to allow the ingredients to remain active longer and for easier spreading). Alternatively, add 1/2 tsp of Soma Raw Honey Mask for added hydration + healing and to keep the mask pliable (if preferred), blend into a thick pudding. Apply to cleansed skin avoiding eye area (preferably with a mask brush). Leave on for appox 10 minutes, or until just beginning to dry. Rinse using circular motions to buff away dead skin cells. Follow with mist, oil, serum & balm.
Coca Kesara activates with hot water and offers a brightened, firmer and more evenly toned youthful complexion with the most potent whole plant antioxidants from freeze dried acerola cherry and camu camu, the highest plant sources of vitamin C known to humankind; rejuvenating raw cocoa containing plentiful Vitamin E, warding off free radicals and slowing the aging process and boosting collagen; and beta glucan rich, youth preserving reishi mushroom containing antihistamines that reduce inflammation and soothe sensitive itchy and dry skins.
Cocoa Bean Powder: antioxidants offered to us in vast quantity via Vitamin E. Studies show that cocoa has more phenolic phytochemicals and a higher antioxidant capacity than black tea, green tea, and red wine. These antioxidants repair sun damaged cells, scars and wrinkles offering the skin a renewed radiance. Boosts collagen, which offers increased elasticity and reduced wrinkling
Acerola Cherry + Camu Camu: most abundant plant sources of vitamin C known to humans.
Antioxidant Vitamin C boosts collagen production, reduces hyperpigmentation and helps the skin to retain its firmness and elasticity.
Reishi Mushroom: the mushroom of immortality
contains high levels of beta-glucans which offer an array of benefits including protection of hyaluronic acid and collagen molecules for youth preservation. Offers significant quantity of antioxidants helping to ward off free radical damage from pollution and sun exposure, reducing wrinkles and offering a youthful glow
antihistamines help to calm and smooth itchy dry skin and decrease inflammation. Increases skin firmness.
Fennel Seed: powder has a nutrient dense makeup, feeding the skin vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. essential oil effectively cleanses and tones the skin
Green Papaya: high in papain (much higher than a ripe red papaya). Papain is the enzyme in papaya that is responsible for mild exfoliation, as it eats up dead skin cells speeding skin cell turnover.
Comfrey: reweaves collagen
contains a significant amount of allantoin a cell proliferate that promotes the growth of connective tissue, bone, and cartilage and is easily absorbed through the skin. Destroys harmful bacteria
Gotu Kola: calms inflammation, speeds wound healing, stimulates new cell growth, builds collagen, and improves circulation. Is rich in amino acids, beta-carotene, fatty acids, and numerous potent phytochemicals.
In a 2012 study, researchers found that gotu kola inhibited bacterial growth, fueled the growth of new skin cells and increased skin "tensile strength" and resilience.