This matcha face mask magically melts from a powder to a cream

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There are plenty of face masks in the world, but Winky Lux’s Melting Matcha Face Mask is the only one we know of that starts as a powder and turns into a creamy, liquid mask just by rubbing it in your hands, no water needed. It’s basically ~magic~.

Shop: Winky Lux Melting Matcha Face Mask, $23

Well, actually, it’s a scientific combination of kaolin (clay) and water that helps brighten, exfoliate and soothe your skin. According to the product description, the kaolin deep cleanses the skin to help reduce excess oil, remove impurities and reduce inflammation.

However, the melting mask is most celebrated for its main ingredient: green tea extract (the matcha). Winky Lux calls it a “powerful antioxidant that helps to protect skin against pollutants.” It also is an anti-inflammatory and can help reduce any redness.

But OK, enough beauty science! Here’s how to use the mask. First, open the pouch and pour the powder onto clean, dry hands. Then, rub the powder in your hands until creamy (do not add water, it doesn’t need it). Then apply the cream onto your entire freshly cleaned, dry face.

You can leave it on for up to 15 minutes, but something to note is that this mask will not dry and it may give your face a slight warming sensation. When you’re ready to take it off, just rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel.

Winky Lux reviewers gave the mask almost exclusively five-star reviews, with some calling it a “wonderful product.”

“I received this as a gift in the Mother’s Day bundle. Now, I am in love. I have very pale, very sensitive skin. Sometimes my skin just gets angry and red. In comes this miracle mask. My skin was not happy yesterday, so I got this mask out, rubbed it in my hands, and applied to face. Fifteen minutes later and my skin is no longer red, itching, or burning. My skin is also softer and seems brighter. I would recommend this to everyone and for all skin types,” wrote one happy customer.

“Made my face feel soft and hydrated,” wrote another.

For added hydration, Winky Lux suggests using the Dream Gelee Moisturizer after washing off the mask. “Our Melting Matcha Mask works to help protect your skin against free radical damage, combining them both should improve the texture of your skin,” the brand wrote to a customer who was seeking smoother skin.

The Melting Matcha Face Mask is sold in packs of four for $23 on Winky Lux, but you can get 10 percent off using In The Know exclusive discount code, WINKYJOY.

Winky Lux products are all vegan, cruelty-free and made with no parabens, sulfates or phthalates. They’re sold online at WinkyLux.com or at stores like Macy’sSephoraUlta and Nordstrom.

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