Over the past 2 months I have been testing out a new facemask & body moisturizer that I was so generously sent from Ixir Melano. This brand really interested me for the products are infused with 3% herbal melanin, which protects the skin naturally from the sun and environmental damage. Our skin naturally produces melanin as a protective instinct from the sun, but it leaves us with darks spots and hyper-pigmentation. Using a plant-based melanin prevents the skin from getting irregularities and protects us at the same time. When Ixir Melano reached out to me it was a no brainer to accept their products and put them to the test!
To really get my true opinion on these products I incorporated them into my daily skin care regime so I could get the most optimal results and get a better understanding as to if I enjoyed them or not. I aimed to use the facemask 1-2 x a week and the body moisturizer daily. Not only did I do this, but I also tried using the mask in multiple ways to see if it made any difference to my skin.
After cleansing and toning my face I would apply the mask 1-2 x a week. I would dispense a generous amount of product into a small dish and use a brush to apply it. I would make sure to get a full even layer on my face, bringing it down onto my neck. When I first began using this I realized that it did feel a little uncomfortable on my face at first. It wasn’t so much that it hurt, but it just felt intense on my skin like it was really clearing away impurities and rejuvenating my skin.
Face Mask: $21.99 CAN
This mask is amazing because it naturally pulls unwanted properties out of the skin with ease, keeping it clear from impurities. It’s also extremely hydrating and makes my skin feel really moisturized and refreshed every time I used it. Each time that I continued to use it the sensation went down, and now I feel nothing at all. I think it just took a few times for my skin to get use to something so potent.
Usually when I do face masks I always pair them up with a sheet mask of some sort. Since a sheet mask is something that I almost always pair with any other mask I pamper myself with I decided it would only make sense to test out this product with a sheet mask as well. I do this because I feel that a hydrating sheet mask helps to lock in the moisture from a cream based mask and gives me optimal results after each use. After trying the Ixir Melano mask with the sheet mask I can definitely say my skin was really hydrated! The Ixir Melano mask on its own is so hydrating to begin with that you definitely don’t need a sheet mask, but a little extra TLC never hurt anybody.
I incorporated the moisturizer into my everyday routine. I usually don’t like to apply body moisturizer during the day because I hate the feeling of being greasy & sticky so I started to apply this only at night right after I showered, before I went to bed. After a few applications I realized that the formula is the furthest thing from greasy & oily, so I now apply it both morning and night to get maximum benefits. The formulation is deeply hydrating and leaves my skin feeling refreshed.
I find that my skin tends to be extremely sensitive and can get easily irritated from the slightest change in my skin care routine. What I love about Ixir Melano products is that it is formulated for sensitive, dry skin, and is made to reduce inflammation and rashes. This will from now on be a moisturizer that I always travel with, as I know it will help calm down my skin from irritations I get when I travel.
Overall, Ixir Melano products are a hidden gem in the skin care world and more people need to know about them. My favourite part about these products is their emphasis on herbal melanin and how all the products are infused with it. Herbal melanin is a dark brown pigment found in plants and it works as an all-natural sun screen to product us from UV radiations. I seriously couldn't be happier that I'm able to protect my skin in the most natural way possible.
As if Ixir Melano wasn’t amazing enough, they have an awesome sale happening at the end of the week! Ixir Melano will be giving away a full size face mask bottle with the purchase of 2 moisturizers. This is a $61.97 value for on $39.98. Visit their website www.ixirmelano.ca to take a look at there products and get some more information!