Happy Faces Buttermilk Facial 

Happy Faces Buttermilk Facial 

This divine little facial mask is perfect for soothing tired or stressed skin, and is ideal for sun burnt skin too. If your skin needs a little reviving after the holidays, this is it!

The ingredients in this facial all work together to help the skin regain its natural glow. Buttermilk powder is soothing and conditioning, and naturally contains some lactic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid, which is excellent for skin). Rose clay softly cleanses and exfoliates, and biosaccharide gum assists in rebalancing the skin’s microbiome. I've left some room in the formula for some additional actives if you would like to add them, otherwise simply use more buttermilk power.


Happy Faces Buttermilk Facial

20% buttermilk powder

66%  rose water or other  hydrosol, or you could use water

4%  pink clay

8%  biosaccharide gum

2% other water-based actives of choice, or simply use more buttermilk

Beaker or  small mixing basin

Spatula spoon

Weigh and mix all ingredients together in a beaker. Get a soft brush and apply a generous amount to clean skin. It will dry like a normal clay mask, so once this starts to happen, rinse off with water. You can reapply another round if you like.

Tip: this facial mask is super nice if you chill it in the fridge for an hour before applying!

Note: this mask is not intended to have a shelf life. Use it up on the same day.

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Hi Estelle, yes this can work, just make sure your containers are sterilized :)


Good morning
Question (maybe stupid though) – What if i mix the dry ingredients in one container and the liquid in another container. Then mix just before application. Will this create a longer shelf life? Lets say i want to travel and use the mask at a later stage? Your opinion please. Thanx in advance.

Estelle Kruger

Hi Sharifa, you can try inulin or otherwise hyaluronic acid 1% serum. It’s basically just something to balance the skin’s microbiome :) If you don’t have those you can just leave it out but then obviously you won’t get that specific benefit.


Hi, is there any substitute for the biosaccharide gum? it’s the only ingredient don’t have


Hi Carien, as I noted above, this formula is not designed to have a shelf life. You are welcome to add a preservative and test it, but I have not tried this so I can’t advise.

The pH of the formula as is, is around 6.