MAY LINDSTROM SKIN

As promised here are my reviews of May Lindstrom Skin finally !!!!!!
These are definitely luxury products that will not fit into everyones skincare budget. For me personally they are worth it and even though I don’t love everything May has created, I genuinely appreciate the care and love she has poured into every single treat.
I started using this line just over a year ago and it has taken me that long to purchase the entire line. Whilst some products were instant love others either didn’t initially appeal and it has definitely taken some experimenting to find the best ways for them to work for me.
May’s line is completely organic and sustainably sourced and created with love by her and her incredible team. For me I find the line provides me with balanced and soothed skin whilst providing me with all the scents and textures I dream of in my self care ritual.
So I hope you enjoy the reviews and if you have any questions please let me know in the comments.

THE PENDULUM POTION

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Product Type CLEANSER
Price $80 USD $118 AUD for 100ml
Smells Like Earthy Slight Citrus with floral notes
Recommended Use 4-6 pumps on dry skin , massaged gently and removed with a damp cloth
How often do I use Almost Daily
A.M or P.M EITHER
How I use I”m greedy so i use 6-8 pumps and massage into face and neck for about 3 minutes whilst taking long deep breaths through my nose to enhance the sensory experience. I remove with a warm washcloth.
Tips on using My only tips are to savour the experience and not waste on makeup removal. So that each of the wonderful ingredients can truly penetrate your skin.
My thoughts Like most of May Lindstroms products this was not love at first use. It took me a few cleanses to appreciate the beauty of this cleanser. Now that I’ve figured out my ritual with this its magic is undoubted.
Ingredients
*CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (TAMANU) OIL, *CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (CAMELLIA) SEED OIL, *MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA (MACADAMIA NUT) OIL, *PERSEA AMERICANA (AVOCADO) OIL, *OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL, PRUNUS SPP (PLUM KERNEL) OIL, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA ABSOLUTE) OIL, *CITRUS SINENSIS (SWEET ORANGE) ESSENTIAL OIL, **COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL, JASMINE (JASMINE) GRANDIFLORUM ABSOLUTE, *CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG-YLANG) OIL, *CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) ESSENTIAL OIL, **MYROXYLON PEREIRAE (PERU BALSAM) OIL, **BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL, +LIMONENE, +BENZYL BENZOATE, +LINALOOL, +BENZYL CINNAMATE.
*CERTIFIED ORGANIC **WILD HARVESTED +COMPONENT OF ESSENTIAL OIL
REPURCHASE YES

THE HONEY MUD

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Product Type CLEANSER/MASK
Price $90 USD $132 AUD for 100ml
Smells Like Heavenly Chocolatey Honey Pudding.
Recommended Use For Cleansing- a pea sized amount onto damp skin. For Masking- A tsp all over face for 10-20 minutes
How often do I use Weekly as a mask.
A.M or P.M EITHER
How I use I adore this as a mask either on its own or layered over Josh Rosebrook’s Active Enzyme Exfoliator. I leave on for about an hour. The aroma is incredibly soothing and delicious.
Tips on using Use often , experiment with layering under or over other mask types.
My thoughts This is a truly indulgent experience, one that leaves my skin soft and balanced whilst being the perfect springboard into a soul restoring selfceare ritual.
Ingredients
**RAW HONEY WITH BEE POLLEN AND PROPOLIS, WHITE HALLOYSITE CLAY, *MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA (MACADAMIA NUT OIL), *HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL), THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA ABSOLUTE) OIL, *CITRUS SINENSIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL, *CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG-YLANG) OIL, *VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) CO2 TOTAL ESSENTIAL OIL, *JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (CEDARWOOD) OIL, **BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL, **COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL, ARGENTUM METALLICUM (SILVER).
* CERTIFIED ORGANIC
** WILD HARVESTED
*** COLLECTED FROM UNSPRAYED AND UNFERTILIZED LOCAL CALIFORNIA WILDFLOWERS
REPURCHASE YES on my fourth jar.

THE CLEAN DIRT

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Product Type EXFOLIANT
Price $70 USD $103 AUD for 200ml
Smells Like Earthy and Spicy
Recommended Use One tsp in palm or treatment bowl add drops of water to form a mouse apply with hands or treatment brush avoiding eyes. Rinse off
How often do I use 2-3 times a week
A.M or P.M EITHER
How I use I actually like applying over a cleanser. Its important to mix with water first as thats how the Vitamin C is activated. I gently massage into skin and remove using circular motions.
Tips on using Add the water very slowly, I like to wet my fingers under a running tap and then let the drops fall onto the powder to achieve my preferred consistency.
My thoughts I was not attracted to this product at all. I generally don’t like powders that need mixing. I won this in a giveaway hosted by the @theskinstudy on Instagram. Which was fortunate as I’ve enjoyed using this.
Ingredients WHITE HALLOYSITE CLAY, RED MOROCCAN RHASSOUL CLAY, RED ALAEA SEA SALT, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), SODIUM BICARBONATE, *ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT, *ROSA CENTIFOLIA (PINK ROSE), *CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER, *CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM (CINNAMON), *MYRISTICA FRAGANS (NUTMEG), *SYZYGIUM AROMATICUM (CLOVE), *CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC), *ZINGIBER OFFICINALE GINGER), *VANILLA PLANIFOLIA BEAN, ** THEOBROMA CACAO (RAW CACAO).

REPURCHASE Still unsure at this point.
THE PROBLEM SOLVER

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Product Type MASK
Price $100 USD $148 AUD
Smells Like Earthy and Spicy
Recommended Use One tbsp of powder and One tbsp of water in a bowl to form a mousse consistency apply with brush. Leave on for 45 mins or until dry. Rinse
How often do I use Once per week.
A.M or P.M Either
How I use I use precisely as recommended .
Tips on using Its nice to swap out the water element for another liquid such as any other natural/organic toner you have. Also if you find it too strong May suggests layering it on top of the Honey Mud.
My thoughts Again not a product i was immediately attracted to. Can honestly say it felt like a chore to use until May shared ways of using it. I’ve come to appreciate what this offers.
Ingredients FULLER’S EARTH CLAY, RED MOROCCAN RHASSOUL CLAY, **THEOBROMA CACAO (RAW CACAO), RED ALAEA SEA SALT, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), SODIUM BICARBONATE, BAMBOO CARBON CHARCOAL POWDER, *VANILLA PLANIFOLIA BEAN, *LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER, *ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT,***BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE), *CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA), *ARCHANGELICA (ANGELICA) ROOT, *CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM (CINNAMON), *MYRISTICA FRAGANS (NUTMEG), *SYZYGIUM AROMATICUM (CLOVE), *CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC), *CAPSICUM ANNUUM (CAYENNE) PEPPER.* CERTIFIED ORGANIC** CERTIFIED FAIR TRADE*** WILD HARVESTED
REPURCHASE Yes I see it can definitely play an important role as a deep cleansing mask. Due to its much larger than average size this would last at least 3-4 months.

THE JASMINE GARDEN

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Product Type MIST
Price $70 USD $103 AUD for 100ml
Smells Like It a delicious floral with Jasmine as the star but grounded with Ylang Ylang, Vanila and Cocoa.
Recommended Use Spritz after cleansing and again after oils.
How often do I use As often as possible.
A.M or P.M Either
How I use As recommended . Also as guided by May adding this over Balms or mixing it in your palm with oils and balms and massaging into skin.
Tips on using As its a mist I don’t really have any tips. Just don’t fall into the trap of thinking its not a multi use product.
My thoughts This instantly calms me when i use. The scent is extremely soothing and the inclusion of silver is incredible for the skin.
Ingredients PURE WATER (AQUA), *HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL), JASMINE (JASMINE) GRANDIFLORUM ABSOLUTE, JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) EXTRACT, *ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) OIL, *CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG-YLANG) OIL, *VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) CO2 TOTAL ESSENTIAL OIL, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) OIL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE (CARRIER FOR JASMINE EXTRACT) ), ARGENTUM METALLICUM (SILVER). *CERTIFIED ORGANIC
REPURCHASE Yes a definite repurchase for me. I’m already on my 3rd bottle. Whilst not a necessity if you have the budget a luxurious addition.
THE YOUTH DEW

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Product Type SERUM
Price $140 USD $206 AUD for 30ml
Smells Like Again a very earthy scent with rose notes.
Recommended Use A few drops on moist skin.
How often do I use Daily in the mornings
A.M or P.M Either
How I use I use mixed with Jordan Samuel Skin Hydrate and a balm . Warm in my hands then massage into face,neck and décolletage.
Tips on using Use as directed or use as part of a moisture mix. All of May’s products play well with others.
My thoughts I’m often asked how this compares to Vintners Daughter. For me they share similar ingredients and yet are still completely unique and both excellent. When the budget permits I like having both on hand.
Ingredients PERSEA AMERICANA (AVOCADO) OIL, *LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, *OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL, PRUNUS SPP (PLUM KERNEL) OIL, *SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL, *HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL, *ROSA RUBIGINOSA (ROSEHIP SEED) OIL, *PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) OIL, *CAL*OPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (TAMANU) OIL, *BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE SEED) OIL, ALEURITES MOLUCCANS (KUKUI NUT) OIL, *OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL, *PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM ROSE) ESSENTIAL OIL, *CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) ESSENTIAL OIL, *CITRUS SINENSIS (SWEET ORANGE) ESSENTIAL OIL, *CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) ESSENTIAL OIL, *ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE ABSOLUTE) ESSENTIAL OIL, *ROSA DAMASCENA (BULGARIAN ROSE) ESSENTIAL OIL, *CITRUS AURANTIUM (NEROLI) ESSENTIAL OIL, ***DAUCUS CAROTA (CARROT SEED) ESSENTIAL OIL, UBIQUINONE (COENZYME Q10), +LIMONENE, +CITRONELLOL, +GERANIOL, +LINALOOL, +CITRAL, +EUGENOL.*CERTIFIED ORGANIC ***WILD HARVESTED +COMPONENT OF ESSENTIAL OIL
REPURCHASE Yes this is my second bottle. There will definitely be a third.

THE BLUE COCOON

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Product Type BALM
Price $180 USD $264 AUD for 50ml
Smells Like It is the olfactory definition of peace.
Recommended Use A pea sized amount massaged into damp skin.
How often do I use Almost Daily
A.M or P.M Either
How I use Again I like mixing this with other nourishing products and applying. Other times just as recommended.
Tips on using I warm in my hands to apply so that it is almost liquid again.
My thoughts I’ve never experienced a product like this before from the intoxicating scent to the way my skin feels after use. My makeup sits perfectly on top. Or on a no makeup day its just leaves my skin dewy.
Ingredients *CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (CAMELLIA) SEED OIL, ***BUTYROSPERMUN PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, ***THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER, ***SCLEROCARYA BIRREA (VIRGIN MARULA) OIL, CALODENDRUM CAPENSE (YANGU) OIL, *ADANSONIA DIGITATA (BAOBAB) OIL, *TANACETUM ANNUUM (BLUE TANSY) OIL, **COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL, *LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, **BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL, *PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM ROSE) OIL, *VANILLA PLANIFOLIA CO2 TOTAL ESSENTIAL OIL, SCHISANDRA SPHENANTHERA CO2 FRUIT EXTRACT, *HELICHRYSUM ITALICUM (IMMORTELLE) OIL, RAVENSARA AROMATICA OIL.* *CERTIFIED ORGANIC
** WILD HARVESTED
*** FAIR TRADE, RAW & UNREFINED
REPURCHASE Yes again I’m on my second jar and will be repurchasing again and again.
THE GOOD STUFF

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Product Type BODY OIL

Price $120 USD $176 AUD for 100ml

Smells  Sexy

Recommended Use Gently smooth over damp skin.

How often do I use As often as possible.

A.M or P.M Either

How I use After showering or a bath on damp skin. Also like using as my scent for a night out for the softest of aromas.

Tips on using My only tip is get it while you can and enjoy it while you can as May is discontinuing production of this treat.

My thoughts I find body care and using oils such as these to be a very nurturing experience. When using this it transforms my thinking from maintenance to celebrating the body i have and by anointing it, I’m accepting it.

Ingredients *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, *Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia Nut) Oil, *Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Prunus Spp (Plum Kernel) Oil, *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Absolute) Oil, *Cananga Odorata (Ylang-Ylang) Essential Oil, *Rosa Damascena (Rose Absolute) Essential Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil, Mica.

REPURCHASE As previously stated this item is being discontinued. I look forward to seeing what May will create to take its place.

THE FACIAL TREATMENT BOWL AND BRUSH

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Product Type ACCOUTREMENTS
Price $40 USD & $30 USD  $53 AUD & $44 AUD
About
The bowl was handmade by ceramicist Melissa Brown and features Mays dandelion logo in 24k gold.The brush features vegan friendly talon fibres,reclycled aluminium ferrule and wood handle.

These items are not essential and yet are a luxurious way to prepare masks and apply them. I’m extremely pleased i purchased as I love masking and they just add that spa like sensation to every application.

In Conclusion.

I am really pleased to have finally completed my May Lindstrom Skin Collection and genuinely excited by the possibilities of further creations to add to my self care rituals..  I do believe this range caters for every skin type and age, other than extremely acneic.I find the above products really fulfil the majority of my hydration and balancing needs.

I would love to see an extended body care range and eye product added, also the travel sizes as a permanent addition . As it can be scary trying to go without these treats on holidays !!! lol

I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post and I look forward to doing more Brand reviews.

Lots of Love

Genaya XX

 

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4 Comments

Wonderful review Genaya! So helpful to have all of this information in one post. I really just need to take the plunge and buy The Honey Mud I have been eyeing for months! I know I won’t regret it!

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I love this post. I have had my eye on the honey mud for awhile but now I also want the blue cocoon!! It sounds divine! Lets be honest they all sound divine! Looking forward to more reviews 🙂

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