Make your own simple anti-aging mask

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I recently caught up with Kati Kasza, the founder of evolu botanical skincare. Kati was hosting a fabulous media event called Supper for your Skin to launch evolu’s brand new Regulating gel cleanser. Masterchef’s Ana Schwarz prepared dishes using the same ingredients found in Kati’s new cleanser. The evening was an absolute treat for our senses and it highlighted just how natural evolu products are.


evolu founder Kati Kasza and Leonie Barlow


Kati is well known for her DIY skincare recipes (that’s how she first started evolu) and she has kindly shared one of her favorite recipes for a fabulous homemade anti-ageing mask.

The only electrical equipment you’ll need is a blender or food processor.

A small word of caution: before you apply any mask, Kati recommends doing a patch test on a small piece of skin to test your sensitivity to it.  Inside your arm just below your elbow is a good place.


Purple Mask

Purple and blue foods contain anthocyanins, compounds that give their colour and mop up free radicals and soothe inflammation.

Red wine contains high levels of antioxidant polyphenols, which are beneficial in keeping your skin healthy. Generally red wine when used in skin care products fights free radicals, stimulates blood circulation, rejuvenates, increases skin elasticity, firms, whitens, and leaves your skin bright and glowing

These stimulating properties help red wine soften wrinkles and fine lines making it very useful in battling the effects of aging skin.

Also in cases of acne and eczema red wine is also considered to be good for detoxifying the skin and in this way helping your skin against these kind of skin disorders.


Kati’s Purple Berries and Red Wine anti-aging face mask

What you need:

1 tablespoon Red wine

Half a cup of red berries (frozen ones are fine)

2 tbsp plain unflavoured yoghurt, preferably with active cultures


Blend the berries with the yoghurt.  Mix in the red wine .

Apply to the skin with a wooden spatula.

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes

Wash off with a warm face cloth.


evolu’s Regulating gel cleanser goes on sale 1 October.