As I am starting to get older, I have begun to pay more attention to my skincare routine.
I honestly never put much thought into it before. I would buy face cleansers that were on sale or just appealing.
I had absolutely no knowledge of what worked for my skin, or what my skin type even was. I would continue on to experiment and learn more about what worked and didn’t work for the majority of my 20’s but as the last couple years of these magnificent years,
I have been starting to notice small signs of aging and It was extremely alarming for me, and slightly eating up at my insecurities, along with the unclear complexion as well, I knew it was time to take a much more serious approach to my skin care.
I lived a lot of my life unhealthy, I stopped being a kid at a young age, and sought ways to grow up fast,
I started hanging out with the “wrong crowd” and making bad decisions (which only morphed me into the person I am today)
I did not have a diet, at times I barely ate, drank a lot of alcohol, which is extremely dehydrating to your body and skin.
And when I did eat, chances are it was large amounts of sugar I don’t even want to think of, and just truly abused my body.
Getting older this really started to show and I immediately sought out for something to help it.
At the end of the day, our skin is an extremely important part of our body, it is the body’s biggest organ, and acts as a barrier against infections. And also when kept healthy, fights off signs of aging, so I’m all in.
With discovering the lack of hydration in my skin, I have decided to really focus on gaining that back, eating healthy as much as I can ( slipping a little too often) and drinking lots of water!! Water is so crucial!
Somedays I definitely don’t drink enough because later on, or the next day I can feel and see it on my skin!
I wanted to find something that was gentle, natural, and chemical free. One thing about the drug store products is they all contain SO much chemical or alcohol, only leaving my face dehydrated or dry, making it easier for the signs of aging to appear.
Recently I found a Vancouver based company, Merlette, through Instagram and was intrigued.
I took some time and studied their website and the more I read, the more eager I was to try all the products.
I reached out to the company and expressed my interests and was privileged to meet with a lovely lady from the company to learn more about the people behind the company and the passion they put into their company.
I learned that they where a group of friends and soulmates, who packed up everything and moved from their home country to Canada, Living a whole different life than back home, spending time studying natural skincare and a natural artist on hand, they where able to create their brand Merlette and introduce their handcrafted skincare to the world !
I have been using the following products now for 4 weeks consistently and have so far noticed an improvement in the health, hydration and overall glow of my skin.
As I still have ways to go in the goals I have to the recovery to healthy skin, I feel confident in this company and that their products will help me achieve such goals.
The White Clay Exfoliating Mask & Scrub
Ingredients: White kaolin clay, Rosehip extract, Jojoba Beads, Arrowroot powder
Benefits Of Kaolin Clay: It has natural absorbency properties so it reduces oily skin, Also cleanses out the pores and prevents them from clogging up and causing breakouts, exfoliates and detoxifies your skin getting rid of dead skin cells, leaving your skin soft and smooth!
Benefits Of Rosehip Extract: It Has Antioxidants and oils which create the ability to penetrate deep into the skin helping fight signs against aging. It also contains, Natural fatty acids and oils which can help eczema and Acne Scarring, Contains Vitamin A and C, helping to create more collagen and improving the skins moisture level -thus reducing fine line and wrinkles 😉
Benefits Of Jojoba Beads: Its main use is strictly to exfoliate the skin gently and gets deep into the pores,
that can heal acne from within. It does not scratch or itch your skin, and they are biodegradable, so they are environmentally friendly!
Benefits Of Arrowroot Powder: It has oil absorbing properties which are a natural healing remedy that reduces oil production, softens skin and dry out and heal blemishes.
It has many natural health benefits as well that I look forward to trying out 😉
The Chamomile Toner
Ingredients: Chamomile floral water, Lavender floral water, witch hazel, aloe vera
Benefits Of ChamomileFloral Water: It has calming, anti-inflammatory and refreshing properties which are great for sensitive and acne-prone skin types who tend to have inflammation It also, helps fight irritants by eliminating free radicals which damage your skin and increase the aging process.
Last but not least, It is a Natural skin lightener, creates a healthy natural glow, along with healing and restoring its natural moisture.
Benefits Of Lavender Floral Water: It’s a Soothing anti-inflammatory that helps reduce redness and dark spots.Lavender contains powerful antioxidants that can fight against the harmful effects of pollutants on the skin. Regular usage of lavender water on face keeps it looking young, bright and glowing.
Benefits Of Witch Hazel: Its a great remedy for any acne problems or minor breakouts, with reducing the look of pores, it also nourishes the skin with its moisturizing properties that end up preventing your skin from drying out! Witch hazel is also known for tightening the skin and reducing that under-eye baggage.
Benefits Of Aloe Vera : Well, i think we all know benefits of aloe vera, but for a recap it helps soothe and heal burns, acts as a moisturizer without any greasy feels, helps fight aging with its antioxidants including the following ,beta-carotene, vitamin C and E which help improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated. And much much more.
The Neroli & Hyaluronic Acid-Hydrating Facial Serum
Ingredients: Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Flower Water, Helichrysum (Immortelle) Floral Water, Peppermint Floral Water, Rose Floral Water, Hyaluronic Acid, Leucidal,
Benefits Of Neroli Flower Water: It gently cleanses and exfoliates along with purifying pores without stripping the natural oils to the skin, helps fight signs of aging by firming, and toning the skin and lifting sagging skin.It Also works as an inflammatory, calming redness and acne inflammation
Benefits Of Immortelle Floral Water: It helps towards reducing dark circles, puffiness and fine lines.It fights against age spots and discolorations. It also contains moisturizing properties preventing dryness, And is great for anti-aging, helping firm the skin leaving it extra vibrant!
Benefits Of Peppermint Floral Water: It contains natural antiseptic properties will help kill bacteria in the skin, keeping it healthy and vibrant, shrinks pores and eliminate the look of dull stressed skin, and cools and refreshes the skin.
Benefits Of Rose Floral Water: It is great for moisturizing and hydrating the skin, reduces puffiness under the eye. It also contains high antioxidants that help tackle the signs of aging and works great with toning the skin.
Benefits Of Hyaluronic Acid: its a moisture binding ingredient that helps skin plump and hydrated while looking younger longer, help feeling refreshed, soft and feeling hydrated.
The Rose & Coenzyme Q10 Facial Oil
Ingredients: Jojoba Seed oil, Argan oil, Meadowfoam oil, Coenzyme Q10, Rose Absolute essential oil, Helichrysum (Immortelle) essential oil
Benefits Of Jojoba Seed Oil: Its rich in Vitamin E, contains proteins, minerals, and myristic acid, which is an anti-inflammatory agent.The oil also easily absorbs into the skin, so it regulates and removes the sebum layer.It Also Is A Great for moisturizing the face.
Benefits Of Argan Oil: its full of rich an antioxidants and vitamin e and omega 6 fatty acids, helping to minimize the look of fine lines, and maintaining a youthful glow.It adds natural moisture to the face and helps clean up mild acne!
Benefits Of Meadowfoam Oil: Similar properties to the jojoba seed oil, Its high in antioxidants which effectively lock in moisture, It also penetrates deep into the skin, helping fight signs against aging and reducing wrinkles.
Benefits Of Coenzyme Q10: As it is naturally in our body, but we start to lose some as we age, it naturally adds this back into the skin and fights and slows down the signs of aging and working as a natural moisturizer as well.
Benefits Of Rose Absolute Essential Oil: It Can be used for Many things but for skin care, its amazing for adding additional moisture, with making the look of aging disappear, with removing scarring and tightening and toning the skin reducing wrinkles.
Benefits Of Helichrysum (Immortelle) Essential Oil: It helps towards reducing dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines.It fights against age spots and discolorations, contains moisturizing properties preventing dryness, And is great for anti-aging, helping firm the skin leaving it extra vibrant.
Over the month now that I have been using these products, I have absolutely fallen in love with them, and have definitely started to notice the benefits of each product in my skin, and as I still have a bit to go, I definitely trust that I can get there with these few products and a few others I have my eyes on !
Whats amazing as well is these are all natural ingredients that have so many more amazing benefits as well!
A Daily routine for me includes:
Washing my face, which soon I will be using the Merlette Lavender Cleanser,at the time they where sold out,
But for the time being, I have just been using something from Neutrogena.
After washing my face I would spritz a few pumps of the toner all around and rub in to dry,
After doing so I will prepare myself a Clay Mask, using 1.2 tsp and a few drops of water and scrub into my face leaving to dry for about 10 minutes.
After washing with warm water my face immediately feels recovered from dehydration and feels so silky smooth and appears to have a more natural glow.
What I love about the Clay mask as well, is unlike other masks I have used in the past it does not itch when it drys!
After washing off I will spritz again with some toner and let dry on my face, I am in love with this Toner and don’t think I will ever use another one again!
It smells so refreshing and immediately soothes the skin, It drys without leaving a sticky residue and leaves your skin feeling nice and tightened and hydrated!
After the Toner drys, I apply the Neroli Serum, which immediately feels amazing!
It literally feels like when you have not drunk enough water and you have a nice crisp glass, that amazing refreshing feel,but all over your skin, I have actually used more than I probably have should in the amount of time I have had it but it seriously smells and feels amazing on my skin, I’m left with my skin feeling hydrated and healthy.
After the neroli cream, I will apply the Facial Serum over top and allow to sink in before applying any makeup or heading off to bed.
It has a very lovely rose scent and immediately leaves you feeling relaxed!
it is used with an essential oil and some have found that its lead to more breakouts than normal, but I have not witnessed this and have actually found that it has reduced breakouts for me, along with reducing the look of acne scarring from the past and the look of some unwanted lines under my eyes.
I always wake up feeling refreshed and have noticed a better complexion on my skin in the short time that I have been using these products.
My skin doesn’t look as tired and”weathered” which I was starting to feel was developing, My face feels like it has more elasticity to it but at the same time feeling more firm and tightened.
The baggage under my eyes are still being worked on but with the mixture of all these beneficial ingredients it has definitely improved, The few wrinkles developing under my eye are in better conditions and almost disappearing!
I feel like I have young youthful skin, which again, aways to go to the complete clear skin I thrive to have, Like I said before, I feel confident that these products will be beneficial for me and will give me what I am looking for!
And it makes me so happy to support a local business!
I am also more than happy to support strong ladies fulfilling their dreams and putting such amazing products on the market!
Also, Cruelty-Free. :)
Please feel free to bring in some more natural products into your skincare routine, and use my code: XoxoChelsie
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I will also be posting another review soon once I restock up and use over the next couple months and I can’t wait to share the results with you, and show you how far my skin has come !!!
Thank You, Merlette for the chance to bring these products into my everyday skincare routine, and for partnering up with me ❤