In the TCM tradition, this mask is vividly named for the colors of its elements: gold pumpkin, amber, carrot and honey; white clay, goat milk, and oats.
Rich in vitamins A and E, the golden-orange pumpkin (Nan Gua in Chinese) is considered a superb detoxiﬁer. Goats’ milk – another super nourisher, as well as a gentle exfoliant – is also known for evening out skin tone. Amber (hu po) is known for its calming eﬀects, internally and externally. Honey and carrot seed oil tighten and rejuvenate tired or dry skin. The eﬀects are instant!
Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Avena Sativa (Oats), Honey, Montmorillonite (French White Clay), Goat Milk, Amber powder, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil , Xanthan Gum.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Scoop out 30 grams (2 tablespoons) of dry powder and mix with water to a paste consistency. Spread over face and neck. Leave on 10 minutes or until not quite dry. Scrub oﬀ with washcloth and rinse thoroughly. Recommended twice-weekly. Avoid eyes; if product gets in eyes, ﬂush with water. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.
- Pumpkin (nan gua) – nourishing, supplementing.
- Oats (mai) – cooling, harmonizing.
- Honey (feng mi) – tonifying, harmonizing.
- Amber (Hu Po) – calming, regulating.
- Carrot – clarifying, regulating.