The Elements of a Great Love Story
Our Superfood Smoothie Mask is the product of a love story about love for humans, love for connection, love for ourselves, and love for the Earth we inhabit. The mask itself was born of serendipity and playfulness, as good love stories often are. Over 20 years ago, our founder was making breakfast when something magical happened. Inspired by the nutrient-dense superfood ingredients of his morning smoothie (Matcha, Goji Berries, Acai), he had the idea to apply it to his face. He left it on for 40 minutes, rinsed it off and went about his day.
That night he was having dinner with friends and they all commented about how great his skin looked. Once the meal was over and people were hanging out, he had the idea to see if it really was the smoothie that worked so well on his skin. He whipped up a batch, adding French clay and essential oils.
People applied the mask to one another’s faces, waited a half hour, rinsed it off and voila! The undeniable glow they all achieved was not just from the great food and conversation. History was made, and so was Pangea’s amazing new mask.
But, that was not the end of the story. Joshua founded Pangea because he wanted to create efficacious and luxurious products with the highest quality organic ingredients and he spent his life traveling to every continent, meeting farmers and artisans who, like him, are dedicated to their purpose and defy conventional norms. It was kismet, another element of great love stories, when he met James and the Nature Spirit Herbs team thirteen years ago. Their seaweed is an essential ingredient in the Superfood Smoothie Mask. Joshua and James share a love for the planet and a belief that ecosystems should be supported, not decimated. So sure, the seaweed harvested by hand leaving at least 75% of any species intact to keep growing is a little more expensive and less convenient than the compromises many manufacturers make, but it’s worth it.
The seaweed is a symbol, another great love story element. It stands for care, compassion, awe, and for the connection between our bodies and the Earth and Sea. We are proud to provide this pure, bioactive ingredient in Pangea’s Superfood Smoothie Mask. What started with very humble beginnings as a mask Joshua made in his kitchen has developed a cult following over the last twenty years. And longevity is the final element, the happy ending to any love story. Twenty years is a long time to love one mask, but our customers and Pangea family believe in steadfastness. If you haven’t had a chance to try this one, it is our multi-tasking miracle product – it helps remove impurities, unclog pores, and gently exfoliate, and the seaweed helps balance skin’s moisture levels. You may find yourself looking back in several decades and realizing you formed a long-term relationship with this mask too!