When you really think about it, some of the world’s best teams have been duos. Peanut Butter and Jelly. Batman and Robin. Sherlock and Watson. Mulder and Scully. Obama and Biden. Beyonce and Sasha Fierce. And that’s just off the top of our heads. So let’s talk about a dynamic duo that’s very near and dear to our heart:  Matcha Green Tea Powder and French Green Clay. If you read labels obsessively like we do (and doesn’t everyone?) you’ll recognize them immediately: They’re the stars of the DETOX mask.

So, what about this pairing means that they deserve iconic status? Well. Look at all the above pairings. One half of the pair takes care of dirt, while the other one nourishes and supports. They’re definitely equals within the team, but each has different roles. So let’s look a little deeper into what each of these powerhouse ingredients do for your face.

French Green Clay

To continue on with our established metaphor, French Green Clay is the Batman half of this equation. Not because it lost both of its parents in a dark alley when it was a child, or because it trained with ninjas who helped turn its heartbreaking loss into tortured anger to become a symbol of Gotham City. Of the two, French Green clay is more tough--it’s what helps DETOX be such an effective exfoliant. It’s marvelous for helping to clear problem skin due to its unique composition. It absorbs oils, debris, and bacteria on your skin and stimulates it by drawing oxygen-rich blood to damaged cells—refreshing your complexion and tightening the pores.

Rich in iron, silica, magnesium, calcium, titanium, sodium, and potassium, the clay we use is mined from bedrock quarries in France, and is completely natural, unscented, and fragrance-free. Just like Batman, probably.

Matcha Green Tea Powder

Definitely the Tea Wonder, green tea is the supportive half of the team, yet by no means does that mean it takes a supporting role. It’s a natural antioxidant, astringent, decongestant, and circulatory stimulant. It helps to strengthen, protect, and condition the skin, and is great for reducing acne and inflammation. Sounds good, right? It gets better. Green tea when applied topically has been shown to prevent collagen breakdown, and reduce UV damage to the skin.

Green tea is so all-around good for you that you really should be drinking some while you DETOX. Maybe while reading a good book or taking a warm bath. #TreatYourSelf, am I right? Just be sure to send us your version of a DETOX selfie, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Mixing DETOX is easy, thanks to a convenient 1:1 ratio of product to water. We mix ours in a separate high-walled glass bowl (not the product container itself, or the lid, as water is where bacteria lives and getting water in the product can compromise its integrity) to help minimize product waste and spillage, mix well, and apply with our fingers. Make sure to rinse the bowl with a mild detergent after each use. We recommend using DETOX 2-3 times a week, or as often as your skin feels oily, dull, or congested. Feel free to spot-treat, and make sure to moisturize with your favorite CRUDE oil when you’re done!

And there you have it! Get out there and replenish your skin with our mean, green, super-dynamic duo.

Written by Hilary Forbush

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