What makes Cystic Acne Mask so awesome
Batty’s Cystic Acne Mask calms acne prone skin and combats external causes of acne including dehydration, bacteria, clogged pores, and irritation. As your skin calms (and inflammation is reduced), it will start to heal - something it can’t do while it’s irritated - Making calming of the skin a vital step in clearing acne.
Thanks to a handful of carefully picked ingredients - each chosen for their acne fighting powers - Batty’s Cystic Acne Mask not only targets the external causes of acne, but promotes healing. Packed with 200+ skin supporting nutrients (including vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and antioxidants), this mask promotes the removal of dead skin cells which helps prevent more pores becoming clogged. And what about those pores that are already clogged? This mask addresses them to by
- Pulling impurities and debris from pores
- Lubricating pores by hydrating the skin, making it easier for your skin to flush out dead skin cells and other debris BEFORE clogging your pores!
The hydrating ingredients in Batty’s Cystic Acne Mask do more than just calm, soothe, reduce inflammation, and reduce congestion (although those are all really important!). They also slow dehydration and moisture loss (which helps combat chronic acne-causing dehydration) and improves the texture of the skin and its elasticity. Why is this important? There are several reasons, but one of the most important ones is the anti-aging effects. Preventing anti-aging is important for people with acne-prone skin - not only because our skin experiences so much damage because of acne, but because many of us have used harsh acne treatments in the past. These harsh acne treatments promote premature signs of aging, making our skin look much older than it is (even years after we’ve stopped using these harsh treatments)! Definitely not the look any of us are going for! Thankfully, Batty’s Cystic Acne Mask promotes renewal, healing, and balance - all the things we need to undo damage from the past (and protect our skin from damage in the future!).
If that’s wasn’t enough, Batty’s Cystic Acne Mask also has some serious fighting power - as in bacterial, fungal, and viral fighting power! The ingredients in this mask kill acne-causing bacteria and helps boost your skin's natural infection-fighting abilities. This combined with loads of antioxidants make this mask a serious force to be reckoned with (at least if your name is acne!), all while being super gentle on your skin and promoting rapid healing!
And Batty’s Cystic Acne Mask doesn’t stop there! It also contains vitamin C! Why does that matter? Well, vitamin C does a lot of amazing things for the skin, but the benefit that those of us with oily skin and/or acne are most interested in, is its natural ability to reduce redness and discoloration (including uneven color left over from acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage).
In a nutshell:
- Calms irritated, swollen, sore, acne-riddled skin
- Helps prevent clogged pores
- Kills acne causing bacteria
- Promotes a natural reduction in redness, discoloration, and hyper-pigmentation
- Hydrates deep into the layers of your skin (dehydration is a common cause of acne!) and slows moisture loss
- Detoxifying (gently pulls impurities from the skin)
- Promotes the removal of pore clogging dead skin cells
- Restores and soothes damaged skin (especially damaged caused by acne)
- 100% natural and sensitive skin safe
Can I use this mask if I have rosacea?
Because all of the ingredients are super gentle, this mask is sensitive skin safe! Rosacea-prone skin may also see great results due to the hydrating, circulation promoting, anti-inflammatory, soothing, skin softening, damage restoring, anti-bacterial/fungal/viral properties! However, some folks with rosacea notice that their skin doesn't play nice with even small amounts of vitamin C. If you've used any of our other products that have vitamin C in them and your skin has given them the thumbs up, you should be ok with this mask (as the vitamin C levels are lower than in say, our Redness Relief Gel). However, if you have used our Redness Relief Gel or Pineapple Facial Scrub and your skin didn't find them gentle enough, this mask might not be right for you.
You may also want to check out our Hydra Healing Gel (which is highly recommended for those with rosacea!)
How you can balance acne-prone or oily skin even faster
: Read Batty's Skin Care 101: Acne (for causes + solutions)
: Follow my quick tips for balancing hormonal acne - fluctuating hormones can dictate how oily our skin is.
: Check out this flowchart to make sure the other products in your routine (including your makeup) are not causing your skin to produce excess oil.
: Use the Quick Stick as a spot treatment (especially on big or deep-under-the-skin pimples).
: Boost your routine’s oil-zapping & cystic acne fighting power with Balance Serum, Green Tea & Pineapple Liquid Cleanser, Acne B.O.P Mist, Tea Tree Facial Scrub, Oil Absorbing Setting Powder, Facial Primer & Daily Detox Moisturizer, and Patchouli Facial Moisturizer.
Wondering what a daily routine would look like with these products? Wonder no more! Here’s how it would break down: AM (in order of use): Green Tea & Pineapple Liquid Cleanser, Acne B.O.P Mist, Facial Primer & Daily Detox Moisturizer, (if you wear makeup, apply mineral foundation now), and lastly, Oil Absorbing Setting Powder. PM (in order of use): Tea Tree Facial Scrub, (if you’re using a hydration product, apply it now. For example, Hydra Healing Skin Rescue Gel), Balance Serum, and lastly, Patchouli Facial Moisturizer. You may want to apply the Patchouli Facial Moisturizer over the Balance Serum a few nights a week instead of every night depending on your personal preference. Using the Cystic Acne Mask weekly as well as the Dry Clay Mask will also help to balance oil.
How to use Cystic Acne Mask
- Wash your face with a gentle, natural, non-skin-stripping cleanser or soap
- Gently pat dry with a towel
- Next, pick Method 1 or Method 2....
Method 1: The stay at home super dose method
Use this method 1 - 3 times a week
- Apply a thick layer of the mask
- Wait until it dries completely
- Leave on for another 5 minutes
- Wash off with warm water
Method 2: Incognito constant low dose method
This method can be used daily
- Apply a thin layer of the mask and gently rub into your skin
- Next, apply a thin layer of moisturizer (the mask doesn’t have to be fully absorbed before applying the moisturizer)
- Optional - Apply mineral makeup
- Go about your day!
Size: 2oz / 60g
Packaged in a glass jar
- Organic aloe
- Seaweed powder
- Organic chamomile essential oil
- Natural clay
- Honey (local & ethically harvested)
- Organic geranium oil
- Organic tea tree essential oil
- Echinacea extract
- Burdock root extract
- Marshmallow root extract
- Green tea extract
- Honey suckle extract
- Vitamin E - soy derived
- Vitamin C
- Alkyl Acrylate
- Radish root ferment filtrate (natural preservative)
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love this works great on my dry skin
Cystic acne SUCKS! This product has totally changed my skin. I used to get those nasty painful (and ugly- no makeup covers those) bumps far under the surface of my neck and jaw every month. No more! I still have hormonal breakouts in those areas, but I've been working on a prevention routine and the Cystic Acne Mask is the main part of that. I use once or twice a day in the days leading up to my breakout time of the month. I put it on before anything else, just after cleansing, and let it absorb before continuing with the rest of my regimen. For me, this has worked much better than using it as a mask and washing it off. No other product has ever been able to get rid of the cystic acne. I will say that it doesn't do much if I've already got a breakout. I have to use it as a preventative measure, and I'm okay with that, because it works!
Oh my goodness I absolutely love this stuff! I have cystic acne (for the last 20 years) and I have tried everything. This mask is wonderful and I have noticed dramatic results in just a few weeks. I was using it once a week, but now I put on a light layer about an hour before my shower everyday and rinse off in the shower. So happy with this product!
This is my favorite stuff in the whole world. The texture is like a gel, so you only need a little bit. I used this stuff as a mask the first time I got it, washed it off, went to sleep. In the morning my skin actually felt thicker (Age 28). I have cystic acne on left cheek (hormones?? PH imbalance?? I'm not sure yet) but they've gone down in size since I started hydrating and being very gentle to my skin, washing only once in the evening and taking deep, relaxing breaths at the sign of any new pimples (lol). The smell is wonderful and strong (my eyes water at first application, but stop once the mask dries). You might experience what is known as a "purging." I got some pimples on my forehead and hairline which was weird, but after a couple of weeks, they're pretty much gone.
I love this stuff, I use it every night as a spot treatment over my problem areas... and it feels very cool and the smell is great. It dries relatively quickly and when washed off, my skin feels amazing!
I love the texture, scent, everything about this product. I spread some on my face under moisturizer nearly every day to keep oil under control and it seems to work great.
So I have tried every acne treatment under the sun. I have spent hundreds on even the expensive natural creams, lotions, etc..that you can get over the counter. Nothing is ever strong enough. Benzoyl peroxide is the only thing that helps my cystic acne. However, I had to stop using it because it causes severe irritation and sensitivity to the surrounding skin, and I prefer natural remedies. I had given up all hope until now. Let me tell you, this product is from Heaven. It is a combination of very potent natural ingredients. It is recommended to be used as a mask, but I use it as an overnight spot treatment. It does cause some slight dryness to my skin, which I don't mind because it really combats those super painful pimples. They feel better overnight. I highly recommend this product to anyone dealing with painful, cystic acne. I use the redness relief gel alongside this product to prevent drying of my skin. Seriously, this product is worth a try if nothing else is helping your skin.
I apply a thin layer of this gel on my chin (then followed with Patchouli moisturizer) and it's been healing my chin very nicely from the severe hormonal acne that I got. I've noticed the hyper-pigmentation fading and so much less breakouts even around my period. I have not tried it as a mask yet, but I think I would need to use a lot of it as a mask, so I'll stick to using it as a gel.
I cannot begin to express my love for this product. I suffer from Hoshimotos disease and began to develop severe acne on my neck and cheeks that were red, inflamed and painful. Through research, I found that what I had was cystic acne. I tried everything to get rid of it and was only making it worse. Until I found Battys. Not only did it help to calm down the acne that I had, it has kept further outbreaks from happening. This is a product I will not live without!
I have very stubborn acne below my jaw line on my neck. Within a couple days of using this (along with the Hydra Healing Gel) it cleared up significantly! I should have bought this product sooner. It has also helped clear up my acne on the rest of my face. I've only been using it for a couple weeks but I finally feel that I found products that will help clear my skin.