The Science of the HydrExtreme® Charcoal Sheet Mask

June 26, 2019 0 Comments

The Science of the HydrExtreme® Charcoal Sheet Mask

We’re excited to finally be able to share our newest product, the HydrExtreme Charcoal Sheet Mask, with you! While a sheet mask is a great way to relax and hydrate, there are some serious scientific benefits to enjoy with this product as well.

Our resident science expert, Erika, shares some interesting scientific tidbits on the mask below.

Face masks are one of the best ways to ensure the delivery of potent bioactive ingredients deeply into the skin. The skin can absorb up to 60 percent of what is applied to it and the longer products spend in contact with the skin, the more effective the absorption [1]. Due to the skin’s permeable nature, we formulated our HydrExtreme Charcoal Sheet Mask with only the most effective, 100% natural ingredients to ensure powerful, lasting results.

Each ingredient offers a proven benefit to improve the health and appearance of the skin. This mask is designed to deliver calming, protective, potent, and persistent hydration to even the most sensitive skin [2].

Discover the Science of Each Bioactive Ingredient


What it is: This hydration serum is a Consonant proprietary blend of Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide and Organic Vegetable Glycerin. These ingredients are precisely blended to make up Consonant HydrExtreme which is clinically proven to deliver superior hydration versus Hyaluronic Acid!

How it works: Glycerin acts as a humectant, drawing water from the atmosphere and from deep within the skin and brings it to the surface [3]. Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide is a sugar-delivered substance that bonds to the water up to 1000 times its weight.

What it does: These extracts work together to attract and lock in moisture for 24 hours, strengthening the skin’s moisture barrier and improving appearance immediately [4]. The result is skin that is profoundly hydrated, luminous, and plump.

Tall Reed Extract and Poria Mushroom

What it is: Two botanical extracts containing key nutrients and enzymes that promote optimal skin health.

How it works: Together these extracts prevent the amino acid, taurine, from leaving skin cells [5, 6]. This in turn prevents intracellular water loss and hyperosmotic stress that leads to skin irritation [6].

What it does: These ingredients optimize cell function, build up and accelerate physical barrier recovery, and strengthen and fortify skin, making it less sensitive [5, 6]. The result is stronger, healthier skin that is soft, even, and refreshed.

Gotu Kola

What it is: A herb extract that contains healing ingredients including a class of molecules called triterpenes [7].

How it works: Gotu Kola acts as an anti-oxidant, eliminating reactive oxygen species that can damage healthy skin cells [7, 8]. Additionally, this ingredient promotes healing by stimulating collagen production and cell growth [8].

What it does: The synergistic benefits of decreased free-radicals and increased healing makes this powerhouse ingredient ideal for blemish prevention, anti-aging and revitalization.


What it is: An extract derived from coconut oil that contains a blend of esters, caprylic acid and other soothing botanicals [9].

How it works: The combination of hydrating triglycerides in this extract covers tiny fissures in the skin, replaces the skin’s natural oils, and prevents water evaporation [10]. It helps to maintain the skin’s moisture barrier to lock in hydration and protect against external assaults [10].

What it does: This extract provides all of the softening and moisturizing benefits of coconut without leaving the skin oily or clogging pores. Your skin will be left moisturized, buttery, and visibly smoother.

Frankincense Oil

What it is: A substance extracted from the resin of Boswellia trees containing several beneficial compounds including boswellic acid [11]. Frankincense oil has a traditional use that dates back thousands of years.

How it works: Traditionally, frankincense oil was used to heal and soothe damaged skin, a benefit that modern research has attributed its ability to upregulate cell turnover [12]. It has also been shown to increase collagen and fibroblast production in damaged tissue [12].

What it does: Frankincense oil has shown to reduce the appearance of scarring and blemishes, and helps to improve skin elasticity and texture. Immediate results include more supple skin texture and can help decrease premature signs of aging.

From soothing botanicals and potent anti-oxidants to rich hydrators and humectants, the new HydrExtreme Charcoal Sheet Mask is stacked! Try it yourself and let your skin soak in the science of healthy, beautiful, hydrated skin.


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[2] Zaidi, Z., Hussain, K., & Sudhakaran, S. (2019). Management of Dry Skin. In Treatment of Skin Diseases (pp. 495-498). Springer, Cham. 

[3] Mast, R. (2018). Functions of glycerin in cosmetics. In Glycerin (pp. 223-275). Routledge. 

[4] Ahsan, H. (2019). The significance of complex polysaccharides in personal care formulations. Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry, 1-21.

[5] Fuchs, S. M., Heinemann, C., SchliemannWillers, S., Härtl, H., Fluhr, J. W., & Elsner, P. (2006). Assessment of antiinflammatory activity of Poria cocos in sodium lauryl sulphateinduced irritant contact dermatitis. Skin Research and Technology12(4), 223-227.

[6] Van der Hoeven, H., John, S., Borchert, S., & Lofthouse, J. (2010). A Natural Active Ingredient Having a Versatile Approach Towards Soothing and Strengthening the Skin's Defense. SÖFW-Journal136(4). 

[7] Bylka, W., Znajdek-Awiżeń, P., Studzińska-Sroka, E., & Brzezińska, M. (2013). Centella asiatica in cosmetology. Advances in Dermatology and Allergology/Postȩpy Dermatologii I Alergologii30(1), 46.

[8] Agra, L. C., Ferro, J. N., Barbosa, F. T., & Barreto, E. (2015). Triterpenes with healing activity: A systematic review. Journal of Dermatological Treatment26(5), 465-470.

[9] Zhang, K. H., Kosturko, R., Bartolone, J. B., & Rawlings, A. V. (1995). U.S. Patent No. 5,451,405. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

[10] Draelos, Z. D. (2000). Therapeutic moisturizers. Dermatologic clinics18(4), 597-607.

[11] Chen, Y., Zhou, C., Ge, Z., Liu, Y., Liu, Y., Feng, W., ... & Wei, T. (2013). Composition and potential anticancer activities of essential oils obtained from myrrh and frankincense. Oncology letters6(4), 1140-1146. 

[12] Han, X., Rodriguez, D., & Parker, T. L. (2017). Biological activities of frankincense essential oil in human dermal fibroblasts. Biochimie open4, 31-35.