Thursday, August 18, 2022

Sahajan | Brightening Mask: Review

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Sahajan | Brightening Mask: Review
Earlier this year when the Indigo Robson St location in Vancouver introduced its Beauty & Wellness Shop offering an extensive selection of clean and eco-conscious products, they sent over a handful of wonderful skincare products available at the shop for me to try out. One of the products that really caught my eyes is the Brightening Mask (C$64 for 50 ml) from Sahajan. Derived from the Hindi word for "intuitive", Sahajan is a natural skincare brand inspired by Ayurveda, the 5000-year-old alternative medicine from India and Nepal. The Brightening Mask, in particular, is inspired by the pre-wedding Haldi ceremony during which the bride dons a cleansing turmeric mask. To read all about this mask, click......
Sahajan | Brightening Mask: Review
Sahajan | Brightening Mask
Housed in a simple glass jar, the Sahajan Brightening Mask is a cream mask formulated with antioxidant-rich turmeric extract, brightening and smoothing glycolic acid (an AHA) from lemon, orange, and bilberry, and nourishing hemp seed oil and shea butter. With a rich, creamy consistency that's surprisingly not very yellow, the Sahajan Brightening Mask spreads easily on the skin. Although containing kaolin clay, the mask does not dry down like a traditional clay mask. Perhaps my skin has been a little sensitive lately but despite having lots of experience with AHAs in the past, I found the formulation a bit irritating. The mask feels stingy after application, which is not unexpected but after removal, my skin was quite red and remained so for a good few hours. I've had similar experiences with other AHA masks (ex. Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Full Strength, Prism AHA + BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial) but I feel that the prolonged redness with the Sahajan formulation is an indication that it's too strong for me. So for that reason, I would only recommend this product to seasoned AHA users and not anyone with sensitive skin. If you are looking for a fun turmeric mask, I would recommend checking out the Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque instead although it does not contain any AHA. If you are looking for a gentler AHA mask, I recommend checking out the Biossance Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Mask.
Sahajan | Brightening Mask: Review
Sahajan | Brightening Mask
Ingredients: Aqua, Kaolin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-caprylate/Caprate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cannabis Sativa Oil, Coco-Caprylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Olivoyl Glutamate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Stearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Root Extract, Glycerin, Citrus Sinensis, Citric Acid, Benzoic Acid, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit/ Leaf Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Powder, Litsea Cubeba, Tocopherol.

Availability:
Sahajan is available in stores at the Indigo Robson St location in Vancouver and online at www.chapters.indigo.ca.
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