I discovered Pangea after an amazing yoga class with Elena Brower of Vira Yoga. At the end of class, Elena started to tell us about this organic skincare company she was currently working with and loving, followed by two magic words..."free facials."
Those of us who cared (the majority) bum rushed towards the studios across the hall where a tantalizing spread of Pangea products and green juices were laid out for us to play with...an organic skincare junkie's dream.
Almost immediately the room started to smell of lavender and tea tree oil, eucalyptus and oranges as Elena guided us to cleanse our face, tone, moisturize then mask (yes, moisturize then mask...it's a Pangea thing). All the products smelled so yummy, soothing, spa-like and they made my skin feel soft, nourished and balanced.
I was really impressed with the results of my post yoga, mini facial and needed to take some of this stuff home with me. Unfortunately, the sample packets of cleanser, toner and moisturizers were quickly swooped up by equally obsessed (if not faster) yogis.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on the Japanese Matcha Tea Facial Mask, the Red Mandarin Lip Balm and the Lavender Body Wash.
Here are my thoughts:
Japanese Matcha Tea Facial Mask: This mask smells amazing and is like food for your face. Seaweed, goji berry, acai all work together to leave your skin toned, nourished and glowing.
INGREDIENTS: AQUA (PURIFIED WATER), GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE), ALCOHOL (SDA 38B ORGANIC LAVENDER), BENTONITE (WHITE CLAY), MONTMORILLONITE (GREEN CLAY), GIGARTINA PAPILLATA (WILDCRAFTED SEAWEED), CAMELLIA SINENSIS (ORGANIC GREEN TEA) POWDER, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (ORGANIC MATCHA TEA) POWDER, ALARIA MARGINATA (WILDCRAFTED SEA VEGETABLE), GLYCEROL STEARATE, LECITHIN (SOY), SUCROSE STEARATE, CHONDRUS CRISPUS (WILDCRAFTED IRISH MOSS), SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (ORGANIC CANE SUGAR), SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (ORGANIC JOJOBA) OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (ORGANIC SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, CITRUS NOBILIS (ORGANIC GREEN MANDARIN) OIL, XANTHAN GUM, MIXED TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E), MYRTUS COMMUNIS (ORGANIC GREEN MYRTLE) OIL, LAVANDULA MAILETTE (ORGANIC LAVENDER MAILETTE) OIL, EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) EXTRACT, LYCIUM BARBARUM (ORGANIC GOJI BERRY) EXTRACT, CAMELIA SINENSIS (ORGANIC GREEN TEA) EXTRACT, ILEX PARAGUARIENSIS (ORGANIC YERBA MATE) EXTRACT, OCIMUM BASILICUM LINALOL (ORGANIC BASIL LINALOL) OIL, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (ORGANIC CALENDULA) EXTRACT, ROSA GALLICA (FRENCH ROSE) EXTRACT, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) EXTRACT, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (ORGANIC LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT, LAMINARIA DIGITATA (ORGANIC KELP) EXTRACT, MENTHA PIPERITA (ORGANIC PEPPERMINT) EXTRACT
Red Mandarin Lip Balm: I'm a huge fan of citrus...I love the taste and the smell. This is a simple, no fuss balm that leaves your lips soft and hydrated without any toxins or habit forming ingredients like mineral oil.
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL*, CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL*, LECITHIN (SOY)*, CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL*, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL*, CITRUS NOBILIS (RED MANDARIN) OIL, CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMAROSA) OIL*, ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE OTTO) OIL, CALOPHYLLUM TACAMAHACA (TAMANU) OIL*, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL*, TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Lavender Body Wash: For those of you who shower at night, you will LOVE this. The light lavender scent is super soothing and calming. A little goes a long way!
AQUA (PURIFIED WATER), COCOS NUCIFERA (SAPONIFIED ORGANIC COCONUT) OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA (SAPONIFIED ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE) OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (ORGANIC JOJOBA) OIL, TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E), CITRIC ACID, HYDROXYPROPYL GUAR (GUM), CANNABIS SATIVA (ORGANIC HEMP) SEED OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORGANIC BLOOD ORANGE) OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (ORGANIC LAVENDER) OIL, ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM (CARDAMOM) OIL, LAVANDULA MAILETTE (LAVENDER MAILETTE) OIL, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (ORGANIC CALENDULA) EXTRACT, FOENICULUM VULGARE (ORGANIC FENNEL) SEED EXTRACT, EQUISETUM ARVENSE (ORGANIC HORSETAIL) EXTRACT, ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (ORGANIC MARSHMALLOW) EXTRACT, TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (ORGANIC RED CLOVER) EXTRACT, VIOLA ODORATA (WILDCRAFTED BLUE VIOLET) LEAF EXTRACT
Now that you know how these products smell and how well they work...let me tell you a little bit about their heart and soul. Pangea is not only good for your skin, it's good for the world. Crafted in small batches, using pure, organic ingredients, Pangea supports sustainable agriculture and living wages for the organic farmers they work with. "You only have one body, and we only have one planet. We promise to do all that we can to take care of both," ya gotta love that.
You can get your Pangea here.