Mirum Fresh Fruit Honey Real Nature Mask

​I received this face mask from skin18.com for review purposes. The packaging looks neat and clean. Though there are no instructions in English on the back, the idea of using a face mask is pretty basic. You remove the face mask from the cover and apply it on the face anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. I usually let it be on my face for 30 minutes because I like the cooling sensation. 

This face mask is for hydrated skin. I have used Mirum Face Mask before and it was a huge disappointment. However today my skin was feeling very dry and red so I thought honey would be soothing and hydrating. I opened the mask expecting a chemical smell like last time but was surprised to just get a slight whiff of honey. The mask was soft and thick with lots of serum. 

No mask had ever fit me properly so the mask maybe a little off. The serum was thin and had a water like consistency but it was not runny nor did my mask drip a lot. After 30 minutes, I removed the mask and my skin felt soft, smooth and hydrated. My angry red skin seems to have calmed down a little anyway. Overall I really liked this mask and I was pleasantly surprised at that as I did not like the last mask I used of Mirum Fresh Fruit Avocado. Thank you so much skin18.com for supplying me with this mask for review. I enjoyed it very much.#skin18 #skin18review #skin18challenge 

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Sahajan Protective Face Serum 

I received this product in one of my subscription boxes. Though I was very excited to try it, I had other products to finish first. So when a spot opened up in my beauty routine,  I eagerly started using it. So here is my full review of the Sahajan Protective Face Serum. 

Sahajan Skincare is a new Canadian brand that has a unique approach to beauty- it is a fusion of Ayurvedic remedies and organic science. A way to heal and nourish hair and skin, without worrying about the ingredients.

Sahajan is a Hindi word meaning intuition. The founder of Sahajan Skin Care, Lisa Mattam started this line of products after finding her toddler putting her beauty creams all over her face. Worried about what was actually in the creams and what was going on her daughter’s face, she wanted to create products with organic and natural ingredients for body and hair. Sahajan was inspired by Lisa Mattam’s traditions from back home – Kerala in Southern India which is rich in Ayurvedic traditions.

Ayurveda is simply the “science of life” , a 5,000 year-old system developed in ancient India and used in over 80% of households today.Ayurveda embraces the spiritual, mental and physical aspects of health while  seeking to balance the heart, body and mind, using plant-based medicine, diet, yoga, and meditation. Oils are a huge component of Ayurveda, and these Ayurvedic oils play a crucial role in the Sahajan Skincare product line. Lisa worked with a team of scientists in Canada to formulate the products with the assistance of Ayurvedic doctors in India.Ayurvedic medicine has developed natural – and delicious – ways to nourish the skin. 

The Protective Face Serum (50 ml / $70 CAD) is a silky rich serum that’s full of beneficial antioxidants such as – Coconut Oil which nourishes and hydrates, while Honey helps repair the delicate skin around the eyes. Triphala, a powerful antioxidant blend of three fruits, helps to brighten skin’s appearance. Neem Oil is prescribed in Ayurveda as a way to reduce inflammation and signs of tiredness.Gotu Kola is a medicinal herb that reduces the appearance of wrinkles, firms the skin and improves skin elasticity. Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and plumps the skin, revealing that youthful glow. 

The serum has a gorgeous and luxe yet gentle scent.The scent includes a natural accord of soft woody Cedarwood, East Indian Sandalwood Oil with traces of exotic warm Cinnamon Spice, Bold Geranium and soothing Lavender Oil topped with Fresh Bergamot plus Lemon, Lime and Orange Oils.The scent is very natural and not oppressive, and disappears as the skin absorbs the products.

The serum is a rich creamy brown shade. At first I did not like the color of the serum.As you can see in the photo, the color is not the typical white or clear colour, but beige/brown. It may look like expired or old but it is actually the true colour of all the natural products being used.

I absolutely loved this earthy scented serum. It is quite thicker than an average serum but this would be great during the winter months.  It absorbed very quickly into the skin,  despite being thick, leaving a glowy complexion. I did not experience any skin irritations or breakouts.The price point is mid to high, but the products are all rich and highly concentrated so a little goes a long way and will last several months.

Dermae Hydrating Essential Set

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Deeply moisturize & plump skin to diminish signs of aging with Hyaluronic acid. Enriched with vitamins & botanicals these nutrient rich formulas ensure soft, smooth, supple skin and a healthy, youthful glow.

This set includes:

Hydrating Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid

I absolutely love and highly recommend this cleanser. It didn’t dry out my combination / acne prone skin. The cleanser looks and feels like a gel. It doesn’t foam very much but has a nice , light floral scent. After rinsing,  my skin feels refreshed, clean and well hydrated. This product is vegan , cruelty-free and uses natural and organic ingredients.

Hydrating Day Creme with Hyaluronic Acid.
This creme is perfect for my combination / acne prone skin. However if you have very dry skin , this will not help. The creme is very light & non- greasy. It  smells great and doesn’t break me out. Makeup goes beautifully on top of it.  This moisturizer does keep my skin plump and moisturized throughout the day. Plus it also gives me a nice glow. Again, this product is vegan, organic and cruelty-free.

Hydrating Night Creme with Hyaluronic Acid
This creme is very similar to the day creme. However,  it is a bit more rich and hydrating. But it didn’t break me out and nourishes my skin perfectly. It also leaves me with a nice glow and works well under makeup. It is not greasy and smells great! My skin did feel slightly plumper after using this. This creme is also vegan, organic and cruelty-free.

Hydrating Eye Creme with Hyaluronic Acid & Pycnogenol

I like this creme. It feels very soothing when applied and it hydrates the eye area quite well. It is not too greasy and it’s fragrance free. It doesn’t irritate my eyes and the packaging is nice too. I love that it’s vegan, cruelty-free and paraben free.

Overall, I loved using the whole set as part of my skincare routine and I will definitely repurchase.
Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts about them?

The Perfect Sunscreen from Consonant Skincare

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I received a sample size of The Perfect Sunscreen SPF30 from my March Jules Wellness box. I have read great reviews about this product online and was very excited to try it. This sunscreen is 100% natural, fragrance free , water resistant and evens out skin tone with a touch of natural Mica tint.
However, for me it turned out to be not perfect at all. First I hated the smell. I just can’t describe it because I have never smelled anything like it before but it was horrible. Next the product just sat on my face and made my skin very dry. Though the product claims that it’s non-greasy formula leaves no white residue , my face looked very pale and ghost like.

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Maybe I received a dud because my previous experiences with Consonant Skincare has been very nice and I enjoyed the results. Overall I was very disappointed with this product and will not be buying it. Have you tried this product? What did you think about it?