The Best Kind of Marshmallow is Definitely Not Mighty Marshmallow

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After a long day, it’s incredibly refreshing to pour a cup of tea, put on a face mask, and truly relax. Ideally -- no phone, no screens, just your thoughts. Skin care has been a major conversation piece for the past few years, and as a result, there are an abundance of face masks out there. Depending on your skin type and what you need or desire, you can certainly find a go-to.

But may we suggest Mighty Marshmallow by Bliss?

Nope!

[WRITER’S NOTE]: Y’all are great. Thank you so much for calling my attention to the fact that Bliss products are not nearly as clean as I thought they were! I’m new to The G3 and Elisabeth has already introduced me to resources that will help me decipher the trickery in marketing language. I appreciate everyone for keeping me informed (and clean)! I’m excited to clean out my makeup and face care products after double checking everything to the Cosmetics Database that Elisabeth introduced me to! With this new knowledge, the following is an edited version of my earlier post.

What Bliss Claims:

Bliss was founded in 1996 and has committed to being cruelty-free, as well as free from “parabens, phthalates, SLS, SLES and other bad stuff you don’t want on your skin or body,” according to their website.

Basically, Bliss wants you to believe you can truly relax with this product on your face.

Mighty Marshmallow is incredibly light (just like marshmallow fluff) and feels amazing to put on and leave on your skin. It claims to revive and smooth tired skin, and the truth is it does –– but at what cost?

Ingredients:

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Water (Aqua) (Eau), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydroxyethyl Urea, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Acacia Macrostachya Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Oil, Zinc PCA, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 60, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Polyacrylate-13, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Acrylates Crosspolymer-2, Polyisobutene, Maltodextrin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Limonene, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 33 (CI 17200)

Though Mighty Marshmallow is an appropriate name based on the airy texture and sweet branding, one of the face mask’s main ingredients is marshmallow root extract, which helps hydrate and balance skin while preventing dehydration. Other ingredients include vitamin C, olive leaf extract, and a variety of oils that act as a natural toner and aid in the removal of toxins that make your skin heavy and tired.

The Lies. The Deceit. The Betrayal!

I have to admit, I was bamboozled by these “nice” ingredients, and completely ignored all the “nasty” ones! With all I have learned my first day on the job here at The G3, I now know that most of these ingredients are harmful, cancer-causing carcinogens! Red 33 dye, Titanium Dioxide, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, all the other ingredients I can’t pronounce –– what was I thinking? I never looked at all the ingredients, just the nice ones. I also made the mistake in believing that just because something might be vegan, hypoallergenic, and cruelty-free does not make it clean!

Wow!

What a first day I’ve had! This is much more than another writing gig for me, I see. This is an education, and I’m here for it!

beautyJessica Tholmer