I first learned about Arcona at Nordstrom UTC when I was living in San Diego in 2014. I needed a mask at the time, so a store associate pointed me to the Magic Black Ice Exfoliating Mask. At first, I was a bit skeptical as 1) I never heard of the brand and 2) my skin type was sensitive. But, after I took a sample home, I tested it out. Positive results from my first application led me to my first tube purchase. Honestly, this mask works like magic, and it’s been one of my staples since.
Here are some highlights about the mask:
- Function is for brightening the skin and giving the skin clarity and smoothness.
- The Icelandic volcanic sand physically exfoliates the skin, while the black lava and charcoal purify and minimize the appearance of pores to leave your skin clearer and more balanced.
- I use this mask 1-2 times per month and leave it on my skin for 10-15 minutes.
- What I love most: it’s a 2 in 1 exfoliator and mask! You activate additional exfoliation by gently massaging with wet fingertips in circular motion for one minute before removal (rinse with warm water).
A little about the brand: Founded in Los Angeles, Arcona has been around since 1989, and their skin care is known to have powerful ingredients such as antioxidants, plant lipids, sea vegetables, essential oils, vitamins, minerals and more. While the mask has become one of my skincare staples, the Cranberry Commage Exfoliant is a close second. For best results, use this exfoliant before the mask, and you’ll be sure to cleanse, tone, and decongest enlarged pores, which will leave the skin clear, smooth, and refined.
There you have it: Arcona!
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