M’sindzano, a beauty mask

The beauty mask is obtained by rubbing bits of san- dalwood on a coral stone. Sandalwood powder of which the beauty mask is made, or m’sindzano, is the essential element of Maore women’s make-up. They add a few drops of water and then apply a thick white paste to the skin. This traditional make-up provides a natural skin cover which protects against the sun and erases the skin’s imperfections, giving the women an exotic charm. The m’sindzano can be prepared with other powders such as saffron or cumin. It is a tool for seduction with a natural fragrance.