I know that May Lindstrom had a social media moment a few months back but I really wasn’t tempted by it at all. Things can quickly look over-hyped and I lost interest in it completely (a sign of the times that we look at something that appears ‘everywhere’ and feel suspicious instead of enthusiastic). However, on the advice of someone that I really trust, I felt it was time to give it go. If you don’t know the range, it’s a luxury (prices reflect this) organic skin care range founded by May to combat her multiple skin sensitivities.
Made in small batches for freshness and quality control, ingredients are organic, bio-dynamic and cruelty free (the brand doesn’t sell in any country that requires animal testing) with recyclable packaging and sustainable sourcing. May herself looks like the healthiest person on planet Earth. It’s funny because I recently asked an industry friend why face oils are so expensive and then this came along and proved that it’s not all smoke and mirrors at the back end and some products are worth paying extra for.
So, I’ve used the Honey Mud Mask which is cleansing and gently exfoliating (my skin was slightly pink afterwards but it quickly faded down) and the Balancing Facial Serum (with the name of Youth Dew – unhelpful those who don’t feel hampered by their age) and I can, hand on heart, say my skin looks like I’ve had an hour long facial. That said, please bear in mind that skin sometimes does have a very positive reaction to something new and I haven’t had much time with the products because I am testing another brand more regularly at the moment. The serum is actually rather addictive and I’m using it pre-foundation as well and it seems to give an ideal hydration canvas for that. It’s indicated for acne on their US website (they’re not allowed to make such claims here) and for older skin that needs hydration or has chronic dryness. That’s rather confusing – that’s it’s tackling such seemingly different needs, but with 20 botanical oils perhaps it can. All I can say is that my skin absolutely relishes the facial serum. The one thing that I didn’t like about the mask was that it left little sparkles on my complexion.
The Honey Mud Mask is £80 (out of stock temporarily, so obviously rather popular) and the Serum is £114 HERE (I said it was *luxury*!).
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