These skincare-supplement hybrids take "clean enough to eat" to a whole new level.
Originally Appeared on Bon Appétit
The mask: I’ve been excited to try this “anti-pollution” mask since I removed my A/C window unit and spotting gray gunk inside. The city gloop looked like putrid bong water, and while I haven’t spent the past year dangling from a Lower East Side apartment building, the MTA can’t be having a positive affect on my skin either. Mixed with water, the mask becomes a thick mossy paste that smells like nori and sticks beneath my fingernails and, somehow, my earlobes. It’s all worth it, because my skin is smooth and bright in the morning. I’m already planning to make this mask a Sunday night staple.
The taste: I’ve sipped chlorella-spiked water before, so I brace myself for the musty mix of chlorophyll and spirulina. It’s there, but powdered mango juice adds a hint of unexpected—and very welcome—acidic sweetness. It’s inoffensive but not as craveable as a real green juice.
I’m keeping it: Behind the bathroom mirror for weekly masks. And I have a hunch it could be mixed with seltzer and lemon as an experimental hangover cure too.