Natural beauty and well-being

19 January 2016

Powerful masks: Madara PEEL and DETOX masks

Hello everyone, Hello January! For my first post of the year, I have decided to talk to you about two quite popular masks from the latvian brand Madara: the Peel mask* and the Detox mask*.  I have recently written about my (extreme) love for the Madara tinting fluid (see review here), so will Madara remain a winner with these 2? Read below!

PEEL mask (£24.00 for 60ml)
I am not going to hide that I was a bit on the cautious side when I first tried this mask. I am not really familiar with chemical peeling - the main reason is that I find it always difficult to judge, given my skin type, how strong it is and how long to apply it for. Having said that, I was curious enough to give it a go this time.
The brightening AHA peel mask is a glittery white and quite thin watery mask which reminds me of an emulsion. Immediately after application, you really feel that this mask is working through the skin. Not a bad feeling per say. I apply it once a week, for 3/5 mins.
The main peeling ingredient used is Lactic acid, a well-known natural alpha hydroxy-acid gentler than glycolic acid and that can exfoliate, brighten and moisturise at the same time. You can also find some hydrating Quince and calming Elderflower extracts, which brings moisturising properties to the mask.
End results? My skin feels really soft and almost looks "lifted up". Nice! I am positive about the performance, no doubt! However, I am debating whether I would ditch my current mechanical exfoliators for this one...To be continued...
Retailing at €24.00 for 60 ml, it is a little investment, but if you are a lover of chemical peels, this one is a good option!
+ results
- texture

Composition: aqua, lactic acid, glycerin, Lavendula angustifolia (Lavender) floral water*, galactoarabinan, Amorphophallus konjac root extract, pottassium hydroxide, mica (CI77019), Pyrus cydonia (Quince) fruit extract, Sambucus nigra (Elderflower) fruit extract, aroma, titanium dioxide (CI77891), ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl, xanthan gum, limonene
*ingredients from organic farming

DETOX mask (£24.00 for 60ml)
If you cannot afford to go to a spa and do a facial, then this beauty mask will really do the trick instead. Super powerful thanks to the regenerative Sapropel mud, absorbing Kaolin, remineralising Montmorillonite and really soothing thanks to the Lavender water and the Olive oil, it is an really awesome multi-tasking beauty mask that ultra-purifies and boosts the skin a 10 mins time! It even contains Lactic acid to reinforce the natural exfoliating properties.
I mainly apply the mask on the face T zone (forehead, nose, chin). After a 3-5 mins only (actually before it completely dries out), I rinse out the mask. My skin tends to be more sensitive, so just want to avoid over use.
The clarifying properties are not to be demonstrated anymore: skin is really purified and cleared. Note that I sometimes need to spray thermal water or a drop of light moisturiser afterwards in order to balance my skin. Final thoughts? Super powerful but don't be afraid to "tune" this mask to your skin needs.
Costing €24.00 for 60ml, it doesn't come cheap. But bare in mind that this mask is more a one off than to use every week.
++ formula
- drying quickly

Conposition: Sapropel mud, kaolin, illite alcohol, Lavendula angustifolia (Lavender) floral water*,  montmorillonite, lactic acid, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil*, algae extract, Nasturtium officinale (watercress) leaf extract*, xanthan gum, aroma, limonene, linalool
*ingredients from organic farming 

...Really becoming a big fan of Madara!

Both masks are available at Lovelula and on Madara website.

What do you think? have you tried those 2 masks?


05 January 2016

A fresh start...

Just a little note to wish all my readers a really Happy New Year 2016
Wishing Peace, Health and Happiness for this new year.
Thank you for your amazing support.
A bientôt!!

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