Chatsubaki's Kaori Face Pack is a sensitive skin friendly face mask made of a green tea powder mix free of parabens, preservatives, alcohol, artificial dyes and fragrance. As I have said before, green tea has many beneficial proprieties and has been known to brighten and clear skin of impurities. The green tea is cultivated at an organic tea farm in Sunagawa, Shizuoka prefecture where pesticides are not used. The mask ingredients consist of dextrin, tea leaves, corn starch, honey, hyaluronic acid and Coenzyme Q10. The masks are sold in packs of two and twelve. You can order directly from Chatsubaki's website or do what I did and purchase the masks at Ginza Hands.
The mask set of two comes with a mixing container resembling a natsume (green tea caddy) and a measuring spoon. Simply pour the powder into the container, add two spoonfuls of water to the mix and stir until the you have a thick and even consistency. You then apply the goopy mix, which can get a little messy, to the face with your fingers. Thankfully, despite its liquid texture, the mix stays on the skin once applied so there is no need to worry that it will drip onto your clothes. After two or three minutes the mask should removed with water. When I applied the formula to my face, I could feel it immediately tighten my skin. After I washed it off, my skin (temporarily) had a slight green tinge which is completely normal according to Chatsubaki. However, my face was noticeably brighter and less red and my complexion seemed clearer. My skin was a little itchy in places where I had not properly washed off the mask but I took better care the second time and did not experience any irritation. All and all, I enjoyed using the Kaori Face Pack and would like to include it in my regular skincare routine. I am kind of curious as to whether regular macha powder would produce the same results but I will stick to Chatsubaki for now. A set of two masks costs 650 yen and comes with a mixing bowl and measuring spoon. A pack of 12 masks costs 2100 yen includes a measuring spoon but the containter is sold separately.