And the winner for Best of 2013: New Product Launch is...
Not only is Kat Burki Hibiscus Antioxidant Face Mask ($78) one of the most luxurious and pampering masks I have yet to try, but it is also a real anti-aging powerhouse to boot. It is more than deserving of the Best New Product Launch of 2013, and even though this addition to the Kat Burki line doesn't officially launch until early 2014, it's already available in the Truth In Aging Shop for you to try. With hibiscus, blueberries, and cranberries, it has an exotic ring and is entitled to a prime position in any serious anti-aging regimen.
Kat Burki’s mask is very much about clarifying and brightening with a slightly grainy texture for gentle exfoliation. Expect to look perky and polished afterwards. Some of the more unusual ingredients in this packed-to-the-gunnels face mask, are cayenne pepper, periwinkle and Oregon grape. The latter has a convincing pedigree when it comes to treating skin disorders. Not a grape, but related to the barberry, Oregon grape has been shown to be effective on 20 different strains of acne bacteria.
With red wine polyphenols, ubiquinone, sea buckthorn, bushels of antioxidant berries and expression line inhibiting peptides, Kat Burki Hibiscus Antioxidant Face Mask has it all, alongside the equally guilt-inducingly decadent Kat Burki Body Butter ($62), I'm more than a bit excited to see what else Kat has got up her sleeve in the rest of her line.
Ingredients in Kat Burki Hibiscus Antioxidant Face Mask: Proprietary Herb Blend, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe), Kaolin Clay, Glycolic Acid, Squalane, Lactic Acid, Isopropyl Palmitate (Palm Oil), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Stearyl Alcohol, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Natural Fragrance, Cranberry Fibers, Hibiscus Petals, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry), Organic Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed Oil), Wildcrafted Mahonia Aquifolium (Oregon Grape), Wildcrafted Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea), Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice), Wildcrafted Myrica Cerifera (Bayberry), Organic Capsicum Annuum var. Aannuum (Cayenne), Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry Seed Oil), Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn Oil), Red Wine Polyphenols, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu Oil), Rosa Canina (Rose Hip Oil), Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Vinca Major (Periwinkle), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot Kernel Oil), Phytic Acid, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl (Antioxidant), Lecithin, Pyrus Malus (Apple), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon), Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane), Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate (peptides), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass), Butylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Palmitate), Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, Sclerotium Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol (Preservative, less than 1%), Benzyl Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, Phospholipids, Alcohol, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Phosphate, d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin A).