"I enjoy using it as a mask, though it's nice as a quick morning cleanser/exfoliator, too. The powder smells luscious and invigorating thanks the lemongrass oil. Sometimes I just open the lid and inhale for a little aromatherapy. The Global Face Trio is a pale yellow color that shows happy hints of the turmeric root and white kaolin clay. A pore cleansing Burmese bark called Thanaka is in the mix as well as skin-softening bamboo powder and brightening herbs like ginseng and licorice. The Global Face Trio is nonabrasive and very soft on skin, but it still has exfoliating power."
– Susannah Compton
"I kept hearing buzz about the Global Face Trio from Lina Hanson and I was certain it was going to be a set of three products, only to realize that it's a brilliant 3-in-1 product, making it excellent for travel or for those of you who like to keep your skincare simple. The fresh, bright scent of lemongrass (which is so rare in products) is the first thing I noticed; I love that it smells so clean. The texture is of a soft, yet grainy, powder that can be used as a cleanser, an exfoliator (use more water for a gentle exfoliation, less for a deeper clean) and lastly, as a mask (feels so good when you're washing it off). The Trio honestly does brighten and soften the skin and leaves it looking really clean and renewed. I'm highly recommending this if you love a pared-down routine. I find the Trio to be a unique product with some really original ingredients like Bamboo Stem Powder, Ginseng Stem Extract, Turmeric Root and Licorice Root Powder."
– Katie, Green Product Junkie
"Appropriate for all. I have extremely sensitive skin and a lot of clay products can over-dry or disrupt my pH, but this one is super gentle. First off, kaolin white clay is very gentle. It will draw out impurities without over stripping skin. The high silica content in the clay helps to remove dead skin cells and encourages them to regenerate. And the Thanaka Wood Powder in this mask is an ingredient that has been used for centuries by Burmese women. The bark from the Thanaka tree is ground up and made into a yellow paste that women apply to their skin to protect them from the intense Myanmar sun. The tannic acids of the bark protect the skin from ultraviolet rays and free radical damage, while the acids have a skin tightening effect and are antiseptic, anti fungal and great for preventing acne. Some brightening ingredients give me pause since I'm so sensitive, but rice bran never does. It's been used by Japanese women for centuries to smooth and brighten skin and it's super gentle, and is one reason why this mask helps with uneven texture and dullness."
– Amy, Bondevant
"This three-in-one multi-tasker can be used as an exfoliant, cleanser and mask, and contains precious ingredients like thanaka, ginseng, Japanese rice bran and lemongrass. This very finely milled powder instantly brightens and purifies the skin. It works well as a cleanser and exfoliator, but I feel that it is too precious to rinse off immediately. My favourite way to use it is as a mask (that I leave on for 10-20 minutes)."
"I think the Global Face Trio is an amazing product that packs so much performance as each ingredient is so powerful and purposeful. This is why my skin ALWAYS looks brighter and clearer almost immediately after using it. I know that I probably made it sound like it is solely a brightening product but it really goes beyond that, the brightening is the most visible result but it's really an entirely stimulating procedure due to super-toning herbs that evens skin tone, calms inflammation, erase irritation, reverse skin damage (many of the herbs actually fight UV damage) and boost overall radiance due to improved health. Perhaps a better word for the result would be that it is rejuvenating but the most visible/immediate result is definitely the brightening – either way, there is no question that Global Face Trio is the real deal. Beyond that, I also commend the Global Face Trio as unlike most powders on the market, it does NOT contain Baking Soda – a major rarity and a huge bonus. "
– Fabiana, Beauty Idealist
"Lina Hanson's Global Face Trio is a treat for the skin. I love how it makes use of centuries old ingredients. My favorite way to use it is either adding it to my cleanser when I need some exfoliation, or as a mask. This product gently exfoliates without irritation, lifting dead and dry skin cells away and leaving fresh skin behind. The mask tones and tightens my skin and helps get rid of blackheads."
– Andrea, Best Organic Skincare
"My skin has been having some breakouts lately and typically needs constant exfoliation to help keep it clear. I love how you can control the 'grit' of this product by how much water you use (more water for a cleanser, less for a scrub) and you truly feel the difference after you use it. My skin not only felt incredibly smooth, but it did feel tightened without being dry, and had that extra bit of glow to it."
– Jen, My Beauty Bunny
"Love that this formula can be used as a mask, an exfoliator or a cleanser. What!? So convenient, especially for travel! Also love that this mask comes dry which means there is no need for any added preservatives. To make a cleanser you take a scoop out and add water to form a paste and then cleanse. To make an mask you add a little less water and for a mild exfoliant even a little less. I would say my preferred method is masking with this product. With a base of White Kaolin Clay it behaves like a clay mask going on wet and drying in about 10 minutes. You can feel it pulling dry but other than that there is no other physical sensation or noticeable reactivity. It smells of rice with a hint of citrus and dries to a gorgeous yellow hue. My skin felt clean and tight after masking."
– Lisa, The Organic Girl