There’s no denying that us Canadians beauties have it bad when it comes to winter weather. Take a moment to look online and you’ll notice that most of fashion and beauty bloggers have it good – winter street style that doesn’t actually involve snow, beauty routines that would never survive our -20ºC (-34ºC with wind chill) winters. It goes without saying that to actually survive winter beautifully, we need some serious skin care. All the more reason why I was excited and intrigued to try the latest collection from TheFaceShop, Mango Seed, specifically formulated to hydrate dull winter skin.
What is TheFaceShop
TheFaceShop is a skin care brand based in Korea. The brand’s values are to use the very best of nature and science to create the very best products for your skin that will naturally enhance the beauty of your skin. What started as a small venture has become one of the fastest growing beauty brands with more than 2,600 stores worldwide in more than 26 countries.
Mango Seed Collection
Did you know that mango seed can survive more than 300 years in a hot, desert-like climate? Mango seeds are also loaded with 20 vitamins and minerals, making them one of the best ingredients to nourish and hydrate dull, dry skin. Its richness in vitamins A and C are also known to stimulate tissue growth and revitalize skin cell structure. With this in mind, TheFaceShop created their Mango Seed line to boost skin’s moisture and deliver long-lasting hydration even our harsh Canadian winters can’t compete with.
The basic routine includes the Oil to Foam Cleanser, the Silk Moisturizing Toner and the Glow-Date Prep Butter. How does it stand up to winter?
The Oil to Foam Cleanser is a 2-in 1 cleansing foam that combines the benefits of a cleansing oil with a foam. At first pump, the product is very liquidy, but as soon as you apply it to your face, it turns into a white lather.On its own, the cleanser has a very pleasant light mango scent. It rinses clean off and leaves skin soft. After cleansing, rinsing and patting dry, my skin did start to feel tight, more than with my usual cleanser. Overall, I really enjoyed using this product and will continue to use it to see how my skin reacts into the spring months.
The Silk Moisturizing Lotion is a silky lotion that absorbs quickly and nourishes skin to help improve its suppleness and texture. It contains 100% natural mango seed butter extract, which acts as a protective film on the skin and relieves dryness. The product itself is has the same light mango scent as the cleanser. Its light yellow fluid texture applies easily with a cotton pad and doesn’t leave skin greasy. Instead, my skin just felt comfortable.
The Glow-Date Prep Butter is like glowing skin in a jar. The formula is rich, yet absorbs into skin quickly without leaving a greasy residue. It also comes with a small spatula to scoop up just the right amount from the jar, which I love since I can avoid adding bacterial to the product if I were to use my hands. It has the same juicy mango scent of the other products, but the scent fades rather quickly (a good thing since fragrances tend to get to me after a while).
When I first received these products, I was a little worried about the fragrance factor. They seemed to have a strong scent, which worries me and would worry anyone with sensitive skin. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of these products. Not only do they contain natural ingredients, but the ingredients are also obtained through fair trade and and non-GMO. My first impressions are very positive. I first tried them on a very cold winter day in Montreal (one of the coldest thus far), and my skin stayed comfortable despite the harsh cold. I am anxious to see the positive impact they will have on my skin over time.
TheFaceShop products are available at various locations across Canada and throughout the world. To find the point of sales nearest you, check our their store locator.
Disclaimer: Although these products were given to me for review, all opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest.
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