Don’t I just look cool with this mask, kinda like Mystique in X-men? Well, the truth is there’s no other way to look simply because I can’t talk or smile with this much of clay on my face! You won’t know it but I also smell like I’ve just emerged from some underground base in British Columbia, Canada, full of glacial clay. Not smelly mind you but just earthly…LOL! And the clay is supposed to be quite ancient, as they came from glaciers that formed and melted over 10,000 years ago. Ha!
I had mentioned in my review of the ILA Face Oil For Glowing Radiance that I was also trying out another range from the same brand and that’s what I’m going to review today. This range is the Rainforest Renew, consisting of four products formulated with Amazonian plant extracts and Babassu oil that are completely new and interesting ingredients for me.
Long-time readers of Viva Woman would probably be familiar with Marie Veronique Organics. Founded by Marie Veronique Nadeau, a former chemistry teacher, the brand aims to create skincare products for graceful and natural aging, using organic ingredients whenever possible. According to Marie Nadeau, conventional acne treatments for teenage acne are not suitable for adult acne as “traditional methods of treatment can dry, inflame and irritate, ultimately accelerating the aging process.” Instead, she recommends their regimen under the Acne Relief Kit that regulates oil production without over-exfoliating, thus keeping the skin balanced and nourished.
If a product is described as having cult status, you can be sure that my antenna is all up in good reception and I will want to give it a try. Yeah, I’m that shallow. And better still if the product is an award winner and has a name like “ILA Face Oil For Glowing Radiance”. So in a sense, it’s a good thing being a beauty blogger because I do get to take such products for a spin without having to burn a hole in my pocket. As a matter of fact, since using this face oil, I’ve gone on to try another range from the brand and am fairly pleased with the results so far.