I’ve been using the Lava Magik: Cleanser-Scrub-Mask for a few months now and I love it! I keep mine in the shower and use a pea size amount to cleanse and exfoliate my skin 2-3 times a week. It has a pretty gritty texture, but the French Lava is encapsulated by nourishing calendula, orange and grapeseed oils, along with cucumber and chamomile to help sooth the skin. It’s a powerful product to buff away dead skin cells and minimizes the look of pores.
I’m a sucker for the raspberry sorbet colour and orange sorbet scent. But most importantly, I love how smooth and radiant my skin looks after using this product. It’s now my go-to scrub, that doesn’t break me out, and doubles as a mask when my skin needs a little extra attention.
I recently received a few more products to try from the brand and have been putting them to the test.
Vitamin C has a number of skincare benefits, including the ability brighten dull or tired looking skin. It can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles, de-puff swollen areas, hydrate and create a healthy glow.
I massage 2-3 drops onto my face, before my moisturizer in the morning and at night, and have done so consistently for nearly three weeks now. I’m so impressed with the change in my skin’s tone. It looks much more even and bright overall.
I also enjoy the texture (although, it’s kind of a hard consistency to describe). It’s a little thicker and gelatinous, so it doesn’t run all over my hand when I squeeze some of the product from the dropper. But it’s also not too thick that it doesn’t absorb easily into my skin.
In addition, it is slightly scented with a hint of lemon, which I find can sting slightly if I have any open sores or broken breakouts, but nothing like squeezing a citrus fruit with a cut on your hand. The added fragrance provides a nice, invigorating experience when in use.
With coconut oil, sea buckthorn, aloe, cocoa and shea butter, the Mirakle Cream is meant to be a multi-purpose cream for hydrating dry skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid and peptides. All of these ingredients combined are said to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots and sun spots.
I feel that my skin is slightly tighter after using it for the last little while, however it’s nothing too noticeable. I’m sure three weeks is not nearly enough time to make a huge difference. The benefit signs will probably be more apparent after continued use.
I’d be curious to see how it would work on more mature skin. Judging by the texture, I think this would be lovely for those who’ve been exposed to more sun, pollutants, and ‘life’ in general.
It’s unscented and has a yogurt-like consistency. Again, it’s not too thick and not too thin. It’s rich enough to hydrate dry skin, but not too intense to clog pores. It hasn’t irritated my skin and I find makeup applies beautifully after I’ve used this moisturizer.
I also appreciate that it comes with a spatula, like the Lava Magik, to ensure cross-contamination and bacteria does not occur inside the jar.
They call this one “genius in a jar” and in my opinion, calling anything a “mirakle” is a strong claim. I’m not convinced that it’s out-of-this-world special, but I have really enjoyed using it for the past few weeks.
I like that this zip zapper is easy to apply with the rollerball top. It’s super convenient to rub directly over any blemishes. No fingers required. No Q-Tips required. Although I’m not exactly sure how sanitary it is…
My thoughts are that the applicator would become contaminated with bacteria if it came into direct contact with a pimple. However, at the same time, it is a solution that is meant to kill and eliminate breakouts. I’m torn about how to feel. What is your opinion?
Containing salicylic acid, rose hip and tea tree oil, it’s a very strongly scented product. I don’t mind it, and Dev said I smelt ‘earthy’ after using it once. But I think it’s important to note how intense the fragrance can be for anyone with sensitivities.
Even though we’re constantly told to avoid popping pimples, I’m absolutely terrible at leaving them be. I always try a drying solution like this, but after 3-4 days I tend to cave and give the bastards a good squeeze. I personally just can’t stand the painful pressure that lies under the skin, and I hate the look of white heads! So although I have failed to test this zit zapper to it’s full potential, I did notice that it helped my blemish heal faster and it didn’t seem to scar as bad. It’s also nice that it’s clear, and therefore can be worn at any time of the day.
Ps. Isn’t the packaging on these products fantastic?! I love the psychedelic red and yellow colours.
Here are the rules:
Make sure you follow me (@beauty_by_birdy) and The Better Skin Co. (@betterskinco) on Instagram. Locate the picture shown below on my page, like it and leave a comment tagging a friend/fellow skincare lover to enter for a chance to receive one of these wonderful scrubby cleansers.
I will announce the winner in a week, on Tuesday, May 29. Good luck everyone!
The Better Skin Co. can be found at www.beautyboutique.ca by Shoppers Drug Mart.