The Natural: Amie Spring Clean Deep Cleansing Mask

Amie Cleansing Mask new

We may be heading into Fall but this gentle, calming face mask is some serious Spring cleaning for your skin.  Amie products recently became available in stores in Canada and I’m certainly glad they did!  The brand is from the UK and is a range for sensitive skin by beauty expert Fiona Parkhouse.  The products are made without any parabens, sulphates, mineral oils, petrochemicals or animal extracts and can be used by both vegetarians and vegans. The line includes everything from cleansers and moisturizers to exfoliators and masks, as well as makeup.

If their Spring Clean Deep Cleansing Mask is anything to go by, my bathroom counter, and my skin, will be seeing a lot more of this range.  Made with organic peppermint, white clay and lime butter, a thin layer is applied over the face, left for ten minutes, then washed off with warm water.  The formula is thick but applies really easily, and I LOVE the smell, it was instant calm once that scent hit my nostrils.  The mask leaves skin feeling super soft and deep down clean without any signs of irritation or breakouts so far.  New holy grail product? All I know is that my face = happy.

xo Coco

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The Mattifier Memo – NYX Cosmetics Shine Killer

nyx shine killer

Okay, okay, this is a bit of a controversial one.  Snapped up the NYX Shine Killer primer/corrector on a whim – even though reviews have not been particularly stellar – and decided to give it a go myself.  As a member of the unofficial ‘Oily T-zone Club’ I have been through more blotting papers and mattifying creams, cleansers, balms and serums than is reasonable. So, what’s the verdict? I was expecting a cream, but the formula is more of a clear gel and it does sink into the skin after a few seconds without being sticky or leaving a weird film (so a plus there!) It does what it says and leaves a matte finish (another plus) while also doing a pretty good job of filling in pores around the nose area (more pluses.)  The only real downside was that it didn’t last more than and hour or two and then I had to reapply. Will definitely use again and haven’t broken out at all, but not sure if it’s a repurchase (yet.) Stay Tuned!

xo Coco