If you prefer to have someone else do the cooking, here are some recommendations for food-based facial treatment products.
Dry Skin Aubrey Organics Jojoba Meal & Oatmeal Mask and Scrub Pro: Contains moisturizing ingredients, such as coconut fatty acids, avocado oil, and wheat germ oil, as well as soothing oatmeal flakes. Con: This thick mask takes extra time to rinse away.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals Blueberry Antioxidant Mask Pro: Smells fresh and leaves skin feeling smooth. Contains powerfully protective antioxidants, including blueberries. Honey and hemp oil gently moisturize dry skin. Con: The treatment takes a full 20 minutes, so give yourself plenty of time to relax.
Oily Skin Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Clay Mask Pro: This powder that is mixed with water just before using stays fresh even when stored on your shelf for a while. Leaves skin feeling dry but soft and contains oil-absorbing cornstarch. Con: Making the mask can be messy.
Ecco Bella Botanicals Organic Dark Chocolate Mask Pro: This soothing and antioxidant-rich mask smells like dark chocolate pudding, has a rich texture, and is fun to apply. Contains oil-absorbing cocoa powder and soothing chamomile to treat oily skin. Con: Be careful—this dark mask may stain your clothes. Contains potentially harmful paraben preservatives.
Acne-Prone Skin Avalon Organic Botanicals Clarifying Clay Mask Pro: Easy to apply an even layer that leaves skin feeling smooth and oil-free. This mask contains skin-nourishing vitamin A and anti-inflammatory green tea extract and vitamin E. Con: Contains lavender, a potential skin irritant.
Zia Natural Skincare Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask Pro: The first ingredient, pumpkin purée, is rich in beta-carotene, which the skin converts into skin-rejuvenating vitamin A. Also contains antibacterial honey and anti-inflammatory green tea. Con: A longish (20-minute) treatment. Contains paraben preservatives.
Chapped Lips Mode De Vie Shea Butter Vanilla Lip Balm Pro: A long-lasting, thick, and soothing lip balm. Contains moisturizing shea butter and nonirritating vanilla extract to smooth and pamper lips. Con: Tube applicator is clunky and doesn’t work well. Parabens in a lip balm might be a problem for some.
Nature’s Gate Carrot Smoothie Lip Balm Pro: A wonderful-smelling lip balm that smoothes and heals chapped lips. Contains moisturizing agents, such as apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil, and sunflower seed oil. Con: The cute compact tin is less sanitary than a tube applicator.
Puffy or Tired Eyes Jason Natural Cosmetics Ultra-C Eye Lift Pro: Contains anti-inflammatory green tea extract and skin-rejuvenating vitamins C and E. Con: The cooling gel may leave skin feeling sticky.
Kiss My Face Organic Eyewitness Eye Repair Cream Pro: Anti-inflammatory chamomile is the first ingredient in this effective, pampering eye cream. Con: Contains lavender, which can irritate sensitive skin.