Imagine an orchard of exotic fruit, packed with antioxidants and other good things. Wouldn’t you love to just crush it all and rub the goodness into your skin. Well, Tilvee has somehow magically transformed a mouth watering fruit salad into powder form and put it into a tub. All you do is add a drop of water and make a paste.

That just about sums up Tilvee’s Acai Pomegranate Rejuvenating Masque ($27 and now in the TIA shop), which is nothing more or less than pure fruit powders plus some clay and exfoliating bamboo.  The idea is to take a scoop of the powder and, in the palm of your hand, mix it with a few drops of water or even your favorite toner – I tried it with Peach Moon Water. It quickly forms a paste that can be spread over the face and left for five or ten minutes.  The process turned out to be surprisingly easy and not at all messy.

I’m not really sure whether powdered fruit is all that bioavailable (eg: how much of the antioxidants and other nutrients can really penetrate the skin), but what I can tell you is that I have used this mask several times now and my skin looks fabulous – truly glowing – and feels both firm and soft afterwards.

The dominant extract is antioxidant pomegranate (both seeds and juice) which helps promote growth and thickening of human skin. More unusual though chokeberry (aronia arbutifolia). This has an off the charts ORAC rating (ability to knock out free radicals) of 16,062.  Camu camu is also worth getting to know better. It is claimed that camu camu has 30 times more vitamin C than an orange. I did my research and it turns out that a camu camu berry does have an awful lot of C, accounting for 3% of its weight. This mask also has mangosteen, but unfortunately this has less of a pedigree when it comes to backing up claims that it is an antioxidant, although it may have anti-inflammatory qualities.

All in all I am delighted with Tilvee’s Acai Pomegranate Rejuvenating Masque and am eager to discover more products from this small Colorado based company.

Ingredients

Punica granatum (Pomegranate) fruit juice powder, Euterpe oleracea (Acai) fruit juice powder*, Aronia arbutifolia (Aronia) fruit powder, Garcinia mangostana L. (Mangosteen) fruit powder, Punica granatum (Pomegranate) seed powder, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) fruit juice powder, Rubus idaeus (Red raspberry) fruit powder, Moroccan lava clay (Rhassoul), Bambusa vulgaris (Bamboo) powder, Myrciaria dubia (Camu Camu) fruit powder, Avena sativa (Oat) flour.