What do you get when you mix ingredients like rosemary, dill, fennel, basil, and oregano together? No, it's not some kind of dish you'd serve with angel hair pasta. It's Vivoderm's Anti-Acne Facial Mask ($85). Rife with pulverized herbs that are naturally healing for blemish-prone skin, this mask might possess somewhat of an acquired scent — nothing bad, just exceptionally green and earthy — but what it does to the complexion doesn't stink a bit.
If you've used acne masks before, you may have noticed a reduction in pimples, but then you also may notice another side effect: dry, taut skin. While Vivoderm's does feel tight as it sets, once removed, skin is extraordinarily soft, bumps and spots are immediately less noticeable, and the complexion has a natural-looking glow. This is thanks in part to the antibacterial and enzymatic properties of the deluge of herbs contained within. Two scoops of the green powder (stirred with water, plain yogurt, or aloe vera gel) two to three times a week is all it takes to move towards a clearer complexion.