long time, no see! Life has been pretty hectic the past month! First I had my holiday to Paris and then straight away moved back to uni for my third and final year! So I have been pretty damn crap with my blog, apologies huns x
I am back with a skin care review! The lovely team at Irum cosmetics reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in receiving their clay mask and argan oil, obvs I said yes, who doesn’t love organic, vegan skin care! As I was hashtag gifted these products, I’ll start off by saying all views, opinions, shit puns are my own and are in no way influenced by the brand.
As a gal who wears a shit tonne of makeup daily and also has the life motto of ‘you’re only as good as your base’, it’s important for me to have amazing skin and by extension, amazing skin care. So I do have pretty high standards when it comes to what I put on my face, I’ll let you read the rest of the review to see how I got on!
Pure & Organic Green Clay mask powder
Contains 100g of Product
- No added chemicals or preservatives
- Ingredients: 100% Pure Green Clay – Bentonite
- Not tested on animals
As the mask comes in powder form the packaging was perfect, the jar seals securely to prevent any nasty spills and is safe to shove in an overnight bag if you’re travelling. I also love the design, it gives me severe holistic/morrocan vibes, which is perfect for an organic, vegan and natural treatment.
I followed the instructions on the jar and mixed a tsp of clay with some water to create a paste. I actually do all masks that need to be mixed at home into a mixing bowl made for hair dye and use one of the brushes to slap it on my face because I am super lazy. The paste was a really nice consistency, not too runny and not too thick which made for a really nice application. As soon as the mask was applied to my skin it felt so cooling and refreshing, the smell was mild and not overpowering which is a massive plus from me, if you have read my blogs before you’ll know how much I complain about strong smells in products. After about ten minutes the clay started to dry and oh my god did it dry, I looked like a Gian Lorenzo Bernini sculpture, circa 1446.
After waiting the full twenty minutes I washed it off with warm water and a muslin cloth to make sure there was no residue or any in my hair-line because I am dense and often miss it. My skin felt like a dream, so soft but very tight. I have normal skin which has the odd stint of dry so I do everything I can to keep it moisturised, you will definitely need a moisturising product after the mask although it does say it is for all skin types. My skin was noticeably less textured, so if that is something you suffer from I think this mask would be great for you. The website claims that it can help battle acne but as I am not someone who suffers from spots or acne, I can’t comment on that however, it could be worth a try?
My overall thoughts are that I really cannot fault this mask, it felt luxurious to apply, made my skin feel amazing and as its vegan, totally guilt free. The mask retails for £7.99 (which I think is so affordable considering how amazing the product is) and is available on the Irum cosmetics website.
Irum Argan Oil
Contains 100ml of product
- Not Tested On Animals
- Alcohol & Paraben Free
- No added chemicals or preservatives
- Ingredients: Argania Spinosa Kemal Oil
The packaging for the argan oil was again, like the mask, really gorgeous. The bottle is so sturdy so I have no fears popping this in my wash bag to take away with me. Argan oil is pretty self-explanatory, you know when to pop it into your skin routine however I used this EVERYWHERE. Cuticle oil, ends of my hair, the new stretch marks that have popped up on my arse just for bants, on my legs after I shaved and even as a primer with some of my more dry foundations. I have been bathing in argan oil for the past three weeks and I refuse to turn back. It can feel a wee bit greasy on application but it melts into the skin pretty sharpish, so that feeling doesn’t linger. I have recently bleached my hair so my ends were feeling a bit like sad but I have washed my hair, applied some oil to the ends and then slept in it a few times now and its made a world of difference.
Overall I feel like I have found a new holy grail, using the oil after the mask was the perfect combination and my skin has been so glowy. It is the perfect product to keep my skin hydrated and soft as we go into harsher winter weather. The product retails for £18.75 and is again, available on the Irum cosmetics website. The oil is a tad more pricey than the mask but you do get so much product, I can see it lasting ages.
A huge thanks to Irum cosmetics for sending me these goodies, let me know in the comments if you try them out, which I really recommend you do!