Good morning lovely people!
I apologise that you haven’t heard anything from me in the past week but there are several reasons for that. Currently, I’m in Riga and taking more care about my health and as I will spend more time at home, I will definitely have more time for my blog. This week you can expect another beauty post from me, next time it will be about new skincare gadget and soon I will announce competition on my Instagram where you’ll be able to become a lucky winner of this gadget (new one, of course!).
By the way, now you can follow me on Persicope (my username there is @lolitamas), I still don’t know what my live streams would be about, but I will definitely get inspired someday and figure it out 🙂
Today, I will tell you about my new beauty-finds, I’ve been testing them for the couple of weeks and you can read about my experience, if you click on ‘Continue Reading’.
This mask was my first product by Merumaya. I never heard of this brand, but after my research, I found out that it’s a British brand, which is very proud of it’s London roots. The Merumaya Mud Marvels Mask is a traditional mud mask, designed to cleanse, detox and brighten skin. It’s key actives are volcanic ash and activated charcoal, alongside a selection of oils such as oat oil and sweet almond oil to counteract the drying effect of the mud. The formula also includes AHAs.
It reminded me of my favourite Korean mask by Innisfree, which also contains volcanic ash. However, this mask doesn’t tighten my skin as much as Innisfree did, and I didn’t even use any other creams afterwards because my skin was already nourished and toned.
As you would expect from a mud mask, this is a clay-like product that’s extremely thick, so it needs to be moved around a bit on the back of your hand first to ensure you can spread it evenly. Once warmed-up, the formula is quite creamy and feels comfortable on the skin, and when the drying starts it isn’t that horrible overly tight feeling you can often get with detox masks like this one.
After you wash it off, there is no redness or any uncomfortable tingles. It definitely cleared some of my pores (that were not too deep), but I think this mask won’t be suitable for anyone with serious skin concerns, such as acne or deeply clogged pores. I would happily continue to use this mask twice a week because it makes my skin glow.
I never tried anything from Peter Thomas Roth range before. Their product line currently consists of a comprehensive range of over 100 products sold world-wide. The Peter Thomas Roth line was created to be customized to an individual’s skin care needs, to covers all skin types and addresses all skin care concerns from head to toe. Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Resurfacer is a regenerating serum that works to remove your skin’s dull, dehydrated, uneven surface layer, revealing the smoother, newer, healthier skin beneath, after just one application.
It was scientifically proven that Resurfacer serum helps boost elastin by 61%, diminish wrinkles and lines by 56% and increase pro-collagen by 84% in just 4 weeks.
The first thing that got my attention was the main active ingredient of this serum: dragon’s blood. Of course it’s not real dragon’s blood (that would be way too cool), but what is this dragon’s blood? It’s a red resin from the Amazon’s Croton Lechleri tree (this is the geographical Amazon, not the Amazon of my favorite online shopping place). This red substance has been used for centuries for its wound-healing and health-giving properties. And it’s now finding its way into some high-end skincare product lines to help promote skin cell regeneration.
After very first use, I have noticed that my skin wasn’t irritated, there was no redness or any other tingles that usually appear as an allergic reaction. Skin was soft as silk, but after a week and a half of testing I haven’t noticed any dramatical changes in my skin texture. After a taking a closer look at the list of ingredients I’ve found out that this product contains silicones (Dimethicone and Siloxane) that are key ingredients to temporarily even up skin tone, but they have no real ability to permanently smooth out skin tone. It was surprising for me, as I’m used to see silicones in a make-up products. However, I think it’s better to use this serum in the morning, before applying your make-up, this way it will prepare your skin for a foundation or bb-cream.