From The Archives - Review: May Lindstrom The Honey Mud & The Blue CocoonFor those of you who miss the original Seed to Serum blog, I’m pulling vintage posts from the archives to introduce you to the lines I now sell in the shop and the reasons that I fell in love with them. Enjoy!
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that May Lindstrom has launched two new treats -The Honey Mud and The Blue Cocoon. These goodies have become fast favorites and I'm dying to tell you my thoughts -
Just look at that luscious cleanser. Practically good enough to eat. But please don't. You won't want to waste a drop. This gorgeous mixture of clay, honey, and oils creates one of the most divine cream cleansers I've ever come across. It's thick and rich and leaves skin silky soft. But given that this is a May Lindstrom product, the best part is obviously the scent. It smells like chocolatey cookies. Like I said, you will be very tempted to eat this. I recommend this cleanser for all skin types. It's extremely gentle for those with sensitive skin, but also packs an antibacterial punch for acne prone skin types (thank you honey, cedarwood, frankincense, and myrrh!) I like to use it in the morning and as a second cleanser in the evenings. (It contains oils so it will likely remove light makeup if you don't want to fool around with double-cleansing. I like straight-up oils and balms for the task of makeup and sunscreen removal followed by a creamy cleanser. The choice is yours.) You can apply it to dry skin, but I prefer to massage it onto slightly damp skin. You can even use it as a mask!
This decadent balm is a lovely treatment for sensitive, irritated skin. It contains numerous soothing essential oils, including blue tansy, schisandra fruit extract, and helichrysum. Blue tansy is rich in anti-inflammatory azulene, schisandra fruit extract is incredibly calming, and helichrysum speeds healing and relieves pain. In addition, this balm contains raw, unrefined shea and cocoa butters. (Fear not those prone to blemishes, the refining process is typically what makes these butters pore-clogging.) May recommends applying this balm to damp skin as it essentially melts into an oil upon contact with skin. Though it contains butters, the carrier oils it includes - camellia, baobab, yangu, and marula - are very light. In fact, for drier skin types like mine, you might need to layer it with a rich cream or additional oil. Though it would be perfect on its own for oily and combination skin types.
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