Everyone knows that the brand new 12 months doesn’t miraculously make every little thing new and glossy once more, particularly in terms of pores and skin well being. After sticking to a clean and minimal skin care routine last month, my pores and skin has reset and it’s prepared for one thing extra intensive. To handle my darkish circles and drained pores and skin (penalties of vacation season partying and disrupted sleeping patterns), I promised myself to start 2022 with a more healthy way of life and that features a thorough anti-aging routine.
Although MARY & MAY is comparatively new model within the Korean skincare trade, it’s already a favorite among YesStylist editors and sweetness influencers. Its revolutionary and sensitive-skin-friendly merchandise are formulated with EWG green-grade substances, and made to focus on varied pores and skin issues. I beforehand tried their Idebenone + Blackberry Complex Serum and liked every little thing about it, so my expectations are excessive for the 5 MARY & MAY merchandise I’m reviewing this month.
First Step: Cleaning
What’s it? A silky foam cleanser formulated with 46.6% low-molecular-weight marine collagen and 1% niacinamide to softly carry away grime and impurities whereas restoring pores and skin’s firmness and radiance. This components additionally incorporates hyaluronic acid to enhance moisture retention and go away pores and skin feeling contemporary and supple.
The cleaning type comes with a contemporary and delicate floral-like scent. The components glides silkily on pores and skin and lathers into fantastic but fluffy foam that washes off simply, leaving my pores and skin refreshed and toned. Because it’s a foam cleanser, this product left my pores and skin feeling somewhat taut at occasions, although not dry. I choose utilizing White Collagen Cleaning Foam at night time to clean away all of the dust and dirt from the day, however I additionally like utilizing it within the morning to immediately refresh my pores and skin!
Second Step: Exfoliation
What’s it? A mildly acidic cleaning pad enriched with 1% gluconolactone (PHA) and 10% betula alba (silver birch sap) juice to assuage, hydrate and gently exfoliate pores and skin. The light components is appropriate for each day use to take away grime, make-up residue and lifeless pores and skin cells with out leaving a taut feeling.
The answer from the pads left a barely sticky and foamy end on my pores and skin that I felt needed to be rinsed off. I additionally tried utilizing it as a standalone make-up remover, and it did the job completely in wiping away all traces of my make-up.
Typically I used the pad after the White Collagen Cleaning Foam, simply to ensure any leftover grime and make-up residue was completely eradicated.
The cleaning pad feels good and funky on pores and skin. It has a refreshing, barely floral scent though I can’t fairly determine its origin – maybe it’s from the silver birch sap juice? I flippantly wash off any residue after use, and pat my pores and skin dry with a towel. I like the way it makes my pores and skin tremendous comfortable, cleansed and refreshed. Up to now, I’ve used this cleaning pad three to 4 occasions per week, normally within the evenings, and I’ve seen visibly much less blackheads on my nostril.
Third Step: Serum
What’s it? This anti-aging serum is filled with six forms of peptides to spice up pores and skin regeneration, easy fantastic line and wrinkles, and enhance pores and skin elasticity for agency, supple and youthful-looking pores and skin.
The serum’s texture is obvious and clear, with a barely gloopy and viscous consistency. It feels as contemporary as water on pores and skin. The components will get shortly absorbed by pores and skin, leaving a dewy and hydrated end. The serum is usually scentless and straightforward to include into each morning and night routines. More often than not I combine a drop of it with the Collagen Booster Lotion for a synergizing impact, and this mixture additionally saves time in my routine.
Fourth Step: Moisturizer
What’s it? A nourishing facial lotion containing 1.3% low-molecular-weight marine collagen, in addition to peptides and a plant-based lipid to stimulate collagen manufacturing and enhance pores and skin elasticity.
The lotion offers off an analogous fruity floral scent because the White Collagen Cleaning Foam. Its white-jelly-like texture glides silkily on pores and skin and blends out for a dewy look. As soon as dried, it leaves a comfortable, glowy end. I utilized one pump of this lotion along with a drop of the 6 Peptide Complicated Serum every single day as a necessary moisturizing step of my morning and night routines.
Fifth Step: Eye Cream
What’s it? An intensive eye cream formulated with 1,000ppm of tranexamic acid and antioxidant-rich glutathione to brighten darkish circles and suppress melanin manufacturing. Further energetic substances like Vitamin C fade darkish spot for brighter-looking pores and skin.
The attention cream has a barely metallic scent that’s not overly disagreeable. Its velvety and wealthy texture spreads like butter on pores and skin and blends easily with out leaving any icky after-feel. I’ve been utilizing this eye cream twice a day for 3 weeks now, making use of it earlier than make-up within the morning and on the finish of my nighttime pores and skin routine. A pea-sized quantity is loads sufficient to cowl each my eye areas, together with the pores and skin round my eyebrows. This eye cream leaves my eye space soothed, moisturized and comfortable with zero discomfort.
The fantastic thing about MARY & MAY’s skincare merchandise is within the expertise. All through the month, I felt immense pleasure and luxury going by way of this 5-step routine. Each time I apply a step of this anti-aging routine, I really feel like I’m receiving a hug.
My favourite out of the 5 merchandise is the Collagen Booster Lotion. I like every little thing about it from the scent and texture to the results. I truly skipped heavier face lotions completely in the course of the trial, because the MARY & MAY lotion was nourishing sufficient to maintain my pores and skin comfortable and moisturized.
Though three weeks appears too quickly to see vital anti-aging results, I’m impressed how nicely the MARY & MAY merchandise have maintained my pores and skin’s firmness and suppleness to date. These merchandise are nice for an anti-aging routine you could begin utilizing in your 20s. Not as soon as has my pores and skin felt saggy or boring in the course of the trial. Even after an all-nighter or two, my pores and skin nonetheless glowed.
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