Product Review: Astara Biogenic Blue Flame Purification Mask

by Bionic Beauty on 19.Apr.2008 · 13 comments

Blue Flame face mask by Astara

Cosmetic breakouts? Adult acne? Darn little cysts under your skin that feel so painful they make half your face hurt?

Yep. Count me in.

In a desperate situation, I whipped out Astara’s Blue Flame Purification Mask. It’s loaded with Tea Tree Oil and other gentle, but good-for-your-skin ingredients. The face mask is gentle enough for me to use (on my very sensitive skin) two to three times a week when I am in a breakout cycle. And unlike other treatments, this did not dry out my skin or cause irritation. My pimples dried out and began the healing process.

I did not care for the brush that came packaged with my mask, it was rough on my skin. However, once I switched to applying with my fingers (which is fun!), I was fine. I leave the Blue Flame mask on my face for 20-25 minutes. It rinses easily with water.

I also use the mask as a night-time spot treatment on problems areas or under-the-skin eruptions. When I wake up, I just rinse it off. This mask is potent, but gentle, and I after use, I can highly recommend it.

The Blue Flame mask is at Astara’s online store for $41 for a 2 oz jar, or $29 for a 1.3 oz jar.

Key Ingredients:

Tea Tree Oil, Bitter Orange, Pettigrain Oil, Tangerine Peel Oil, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Bergamot Fruit Oil, Mandarin Orange, Lavender, Red Clover, Vitamin E, Sage, Rosemary, Echinacea, Lemongrass.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Suzann April 19, 2008 at 2:09 pm

Hi B.B. —

Sounds like a good product – I’ll have to give it a try. I love tea tree oil. Thanks for the review.

Namaste,
Suzann

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2 Jen April 19, 2008 at 6:43 pm

I haven’t used this, but have heard very good things about it. Sounds like a great product. Thanks BB!

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3 BionicBeauty April 22, 2008 at 8:23 am

Suzann, I love tea tree oil too. My husband has even gotten used to the scent (it took a little while though). :)

Jen, Try it… you’ll like it! (In my best Mikey from LIFE cereal voice).

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4 Lianne April 22, 2008 at 2:35 pm

Jami…this is a FABTASIC mask! I have also used it as a spot treatment for acne. It’s a great purifying mask…

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5 Jen April 22, 2008 at 7:40 pm

What I would do for a dab of this stuff right now! 😉

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6 Suzann April 23, 2008 at 4:38 am

Also, I found out that all their products are vegan and non-animal tested.

Namaste,
Suzann

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7 BionicBeauty April 23, 2008 at 8:02 am

Lianne, Thanks for chiming in! Your opinion definitely holds weight. I love how it works on my blemishes, but doesn’t burn.

Jen, Oh… if only we were closer. I’d run some right over to you!

Suzann, Thanks SO much for your research! I’m weeding out my animal tested brands slowly (as I use them up, since I can’t bring myself to pitch things into a landfill). I really appreciate you letting us know about the status of the Astara brand.

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8 Suzann April 24, 2008 at 12:04 am

Hello, Lady BionicBeautiful.
Yes, I too am weeding out my animal tested cosmetics. It takes a while. It’s a slow process, since we don’t want to throw dollars down the drain.

I’m very excited about Astara!

Namaste,
Suzann

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9 lily July 15, 2008 at 1:48 pm

I’d love to really try this product for myself.

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10 Rodessa October 18, 2008 at 9:21 pm

If you have decent, atypical skin, then this products would work well. However for those prone to severe skin breakouts (I had cystic acne) something stronger is needed. I use all-natural herbs to treat my skin and can’t boast anymore about going the way of all natural. Just an FYI for those women who may be dealing with more chronic facial problems.

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11 BionicBeauty October 19, 2008 at 8:15 am

Hi Rodessa, Welcome to Bionic Beauty! Sorry you had such a rough time getting your skin under control. Actually, I too, have very severe skin breakouts and this all-natural mask works wonders for me. I have tried all sorts of other herbal and even prescription remedies and nothing has compared. But… the beautiful thing is… we all have such different skin (and hey, that’s what makes us unique and “Powerful Beauties”, right?) that everyone has different results.
I do know at least 10 of my friends are hooked on this mask too. So handy to have around. :)

Have you tried Astara? What masks have you used?
Really hope to see you around Bionic Beauty in the future. Again welcome! :)

Cheers,
BB

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