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Black Forest Chocolate Cake Facial Mask (gluten-free, cruelty-free, vegan)

By Sunny Submaranian & Chrystle Fiedler

Black Forest Chocolate Cake Facial Mask (gluten-free, cruelty-free, vegan)



Black Forest Chocolate Cake Facial Mask
page 104, The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty by Sunny Submaranian & Chrystle Fiedler 



This recipe is made with such yummy ingredients, like cocoa powder and luscious ripe cherries, that you’ll need serious willpower not to bake up a vegan cake to match. Oh, what the heck, why not make both? As Oscar Wilde wrote, “The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.”


Best for: All skin types

Top Tip: Cherry juice is useful for lightening skin and clearing up dark spots. Cherries contain the antioxidant vitamins A and C, plus the minerals potassium, zinc, iron, copper and manganese. The fruit and juice are anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and healing for damaged skin.

Superstar ingredient: Cocoa powder is antioxidant-rich, so it helps neutralize harmful free radicals and repair skin cells.



3                large ripe cherries, pitted               3

1 tbsp        kaolin clay                                    15 mL

1 tbsp        almond milk                                  15 mL

2 tsp          unsweetened cocoa powder        10 mL

1.  In blender, purée cherries, clay, almond milk and cocoa powder until smooth. Spoon into a small bowl.

2.  Using fingers, spread mask all over damp cleansed facial skin. Let stand on skin for 10 minutes.

3.  Rinse face with warm water and pat dry with a towel. Follow with your favorite toner and moisturizer.

4.    Cover and store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.