Hi, everyone! You may have read about my intention to start using a bit more organic skin care products. I came across Lavera products exactly when I needed and the story about it is quite funny – I was aware of the company before, but never tried anything. So, I was shopping for my best friend’s Christmas gift in the beginning of December and decided to get her the 3 in 1 face cleanser. When I got home, I wasn’t that sure if she would like it, so I decided to try it out first and buy her a new one if I liked it. You are now probably aware that I loved it, got myself two more products to try them out and bought my friend a brand-new one!
♦ Lavera 3 in 2 WASH – SCRUB – MASK: This product can be used as a daily cleanser and daily scrub or as a mask that can be applied for 3-5 minutes a few times a week. Its purpose is to clear the skin and fight against blemishes. Organic mint with anti-bacterial properties and siliceous earth try to reduce oiliness, whereas natural salicylic acid from willow bark helps clear the skin. The exfoliating particles are very gentle, so it can be used several times a week without a problem. Plus, it does not contain exfoliating micro-beads, which is one of the hottest topics in terms of environmental pollution at the moment.
This is literally the best cleanser I have ever tried, and I’m really not lying. I’ve tried so many cleansers from different brands so far, but this is the first one that really surprised me. It makes my skin incredibly soft and a bit drier on the shiny parts, which is always great if you have mixed skin! It costs around € 6 in Müller.
♦ Lavera Organic Mint Moisturizing Fluid contains Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E to protect the skin and moisturise it, while mineral zinc lactate gives a matte complexion.
As I love fluids and serums over thick creams before I apply my foundation, I decided to expand my Lavera collection with this cute little fluid! It has a pastel green undertone and smells very fresh, minty-like, but in no way overwhelming – it goes away in a matter of seconds. It does absorb into the skin quickly and only a drop is needed for your whole face. I think it’s a very nice product, but I cannot say if it’s great yet, if you know what I mean. I’ll definitely keep you posted! I bought it for around € 6 in Austria and has probably around the same price in Slovenia, but retails at € 13.23 on Feelunique.
♦ Lavera Purifying Mask consists of organic mint and Dead Sea Salt, which cleanse the pores, as well as of mineral clay, which absorbs the oils and creates a matte finish. Apply it on your skin for 10–15 minutes and rinse with warm water.
I tried this mask yesterday for the first time and it’s insane! I think this packet will be enough for at least three rounds as only a small amount is needed. The scent is quite powerful, but so natural and therapeutic! It smells of mint and lemon and creates a tingling effect after you apply it on your face, which stays there for the whole time! The experience itself is really amazing.
As I have only used it once, I cannot say that I’ve seen any major difference. The skin feels great after the use, very soft and in no way drying than it is with other clay masks. The only part that bothered me is that it is hard to rinse it off – the consistency gets jellylike and you really have to work hard, maybe I should use a wet towel to clean it off the next time. I do like it and I will continue using it! You can get it for around € 3 in Müller.
All in all, I think these products are great for their price and would recommend it to all that have slightly oily and problematic skin. However, I don’t think those with dry skin would like the 3 in 1 cleanser, but I’m sure the fluid an the mask would work great. I’m beginning to love this brand and I cannot wait to try some of their other products out, they also hold their own makeup line in Müller!
On another note, I hope all of you had a merry Christmas surrounded with people you love the most! Does anyone else have a feeling that this December has passed so quickly?? I was working as insane for my studies for the first three weeks that I was completely drained last week, I ended tucked in bed/on the couch with countless layers of clothes and blankets. Lots of lemon, honey as well as tumeric and cayenne pepper helped a lot! :)
And New Year’s Eve is just in two days, I cannot believe it! Do you have any plans for New Year’s Eve? Me and Alen will probably cook ourselves a nice dinner and watch TV, we’re such an old couple and I love it! :)