Evolve Miracle Face Mask

 

Evolve
Miracle Face
— Mask

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Bursting with fruit enzymes, the Evolve Miracle Mask is as naturally active as they come. A blend of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) from blueberries, lemons, oranges and sugar maple, and Glycolic acid from sugar cane gently removes dead skin cells, plumping the skin and lends the complexion a radiant appearance.

Galactorarabinan is a highly functioning polysaccharide obtained from larch buds visibly smooths the skin. Peruvian Maca stimulates cell renewal and ensures a radiant complexion, and the papaya extract is packed full of vitamin A for help in unplugging pores, evening out skin discolouration, and restoring vibrancy to the complexion.

 
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Brand integrity

Claims:
This product claims to be 'Natural' and ‘Organic’
What does this mean?

Evolve make organic and natural skin, body and hair care products. Their products are created in small batches to ensure freshness, and hand-crafted in their studio located in Hertfordshire, England. The Evolve range is entirely vegan, cruelty-free, and has the percentage of natural and certified organic ingredients clearly marked on their product labels.

The ingredients that are organically farmed are labelled, and over 99% of all their product is natural. Ingredients are sourced as close to their HQ as possible, and from fair trade and sustainable sources. The exotic active ingredients are purchased in powder form, so that they don’t transport excess water and only ship the core ingredients. Evolve only use recyclable packaging for their products.

 
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First impressions

Fragrance: 
The scent of the miracle mask has a natural fruity scent to it without it smelling synthetic.

Texture: 
The glycerin component of this mask masks it a gloopy consistency. It doesn’t dry completely on the skin.

Efficacy:
Leaving this on for the recommended five minute time-frame is all you need. Once washed away, the skin visibly looks brighter, and fresher. For sensitive skin, we recommend to patch test, however only use no more than once a week due to the active ingredients. For normal to combination skin, you could try use this 2-3 times a week for optimal results.

 
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Ingredient watch

read our full Formulation Analysis

The Good

Fruit AHAs derived from Glycolic acid together with Lactic, Citric, Malic and Tartaric acids to exfoliate and smooth skin.
Hydrolyzed Lepidium Meyenii Root, also known as Peruvian Maca, stimulates cell renewel.
Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract is another natural alpha-hydroxy acid rich in vitamins A, B and C.

The Questionable

Perfume (Fragrance) represents an undisclosed mixture of various scent chemicals and ingredients found on any one ingredient listing.

 
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Packaging review

This product uses one types of plastic in its packaging and a plastic label.

Jar: Glass - See more about Glass and its impact
Lid: PET - See more about PET and its impact
Label: Labels and packaging are printed using non-toxic soy and vegetable-based inks.

Evolve’s glass bottles are made from fully recyclable glass, and when it comes to plastic, opt for 75% to 100% recycled PET plastic, which is fully recyclable and if it is put into landfill, it doesn't leach any chemicals into the soil.

Additionally, their packaged boxes are recycled card (from packaging to marketing materials) and is FSC (Forest Sustainability Certified).

Evolve are currently looking for hygienic and environmentally friendly ways in which we can refill our products for our lovely customers.

 

Formulation full analysis

The Good

Fruit AHAs derived from Glycolic acid from Sugar cane, together with Lactic, Citric, Malic and Tartaric acids from Bilberry, Orange, Lemon and Sugar Maple.

Hydrolyzed Lepidium Meyenii Root, also known as Peruvian Maca, stimulates cellular renewal for reduced wrinkles and radiance boost.

Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract is another natural alpha-hydroxy acid. It’s rich in an enzyme called papain, used to break down keratin proteins that hold together skin cells. This is beneficial in breaking up skin cells, letting fresh cells emerge for a brighter, smoother complexion. It is also very rich in Vitamin A, B, C and carotenoids, antioxidants that help to fight off the appearance of ageing and sun damage. 

The Questionable

Parfum (Fragrance) is an ambiguous ingredient in any listing, even if it’s been labelled “from natural sources”, or “natural fragrance”. According to the EWG, the average “fragrant” can be any of 3,163 chemicals that aren’t normally listed on labels. Many of these chemicals are linked to hormone disruption and allergic reactions as they fall usually under phthalates, oxtoxynols and nonoxynols. If a fragrance is natural, we would assume it would be labelled on the ingredients list in its botanical name.

 

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