Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Review // Merumaya Skincare

When skincare expert Caroline Hirons says something looks good, and said thing happens to be on offer on QVC, you do not say no when your mother offers to send it to you as a present. Lucky little me was put in just that situation a couple of months ago, and it was the best thing to happen to me this year*.
*This may be a mild exaggeration

The three piece Merumaya Discovery Collection is made of a Youth Serum and Youth Moisturiser, but the main thing that I wanted to try out was the Melting Cleansing Balm. I thought that this sounded really luxurious, but somehow it managed to surpass my expectations. It is decadence meets practicality with an oil-based formula that melts off your makeup in squeeze tube packaging. The best of both worlds in your bathroom cabinet. I was incredibly pleased to see that the product also has no parabens, so I feel absolutely no guilt in slathering this on in a hot shower after a long day. It really does work your makeup off effortlessly, and leaves your skin feeling like it's been deeply cleaned yet still feels hydrated and glowing. This is a rare occurrence for me, so as you can imagine, when I ran out of this after six weeks or so of using it I just knew that I had to repurchase. Usually I would have no problem switching to a different product for a while, but with this I have no trouble in reaching into my purse to replace this guy as it is just £15 to buy alone. In my eyes this is a real bargain, especially for such high quality.

The serum and moisturiser were an incredible bonus, for me. I think that the youth serum, although targeted at slightly older skin, is probably my favourite that I've ever used. It adds to the beautiful glow I feel that the cleanser gives me and feels like hydrating velvet on my skin. Usually my face begins feeling a little tight before I add my moisturiser, but this is most certainly not the case with this product. I could probably skip on moisturiser altogether and not notice at all... although I would not recommend doing that.

The moisturiser was probably my least favourite in the set. It didn't leave my skin feeling dry, but I just felt that the formula was a little thick and more difficult to work into the skin compared to the other two products. On the plus side, it wasn't too heavy and since it also had some SPF I ended up using it in the morning before I applied my makeup. It certainly did the job, but I can't say that there was anything particularly special about it - but two out of three ain't bad! Again, all of these products are free of mineral oils and parabens, which makes them jolly good eggs in my books.

If you sometimes feel that your skin lacks a little lustre then I would certainly recommend giving this collection a go. It is only £30 at the moment from QVC, so I'd hop on it fast. Go go go!

Have you tried any of these products?
Have you ever tried a product just because a blogger has recommended it?

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Kathleen Pavey said...

I've wanted to pick up that cleanser for a while, now I think you may have swayed me..! Kathleen xxx


Tasha said...

I wish Merumaya was available where I live! Their products sound amazing, particularly the cleansing balm which I've been hearing so much good about!

Tasha // shiwashiful.

Emily said...

I hadn't heard about it at all until my mum pointed it out on Caroline Hiron's blog!
Clearly people are catching on ;) x

Emily said...

It's the best cleanser I've tried in a while! xx