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Winters are both fun and troublesome. You get to style your coats and spend evenings in a cozy barista enjoying a steaming hot cuppa of your favourite coffee or chocolate drink. Winter makeup is another aspect that I have only recently started to enjoy. Deep reds are my favourite kind of lipsticks that I look forward to use(although there is no thumb rule for the shades of makeup you must or must not use for specific season).
On the other end, sinusitis, congestion and allergies become your friends, if you are prone to acquiring them at the dawn of winter. I have spoken about my allergies many times in my blog posts and how it affects my skin in the worst possible way. Fortunately, they are under control(touch wood) but one can not completely be free of them throughout their lifetime. There are several occasions when the symptoms like irritation, itching and swelling of the eyes and stuffy nose start to show up and leave their trails behind like dry, greyish skin and swollen eyes with dark circles around them.
This immediately calls for exfoliation! But wait, did I tell you allergies also cause your skin to become easily inflamed and using abrasive or prescription strength products cause acne spots on dry skin? Well, those who experience this can tell you how annoying it can be.
Gentle exfoliation free from higher percentage of acids or nut shell powders comes to the rescue.
Say hello to Mr.Beans;
Mixed up in caffeine and honey,
It makes your skin all soft and sunny!
Just like the reel life Mr.Bean this skincare product is just as transparent and has no hidden toxic chemicals.
It is made from arabica coffee, wild bee honey, ground arabica coffee beans, organic cane sugar, kaolin clay, fuller’s earth, aloe vera and mild infusion of vanilla and vetiver essential oils.
What else is great about this product?
It is completely handmade, cruelty free and 100% vegetarian.
It is free of parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, phthalates and artificial colour or fragrance.
At a relatively inexpensive price of 499INR/8USD/6GBP for a cute black tub, this is worth knowing more and possibly repurchasing.
It comes in an almost identical 125 gms plastic tub like that of Lush’s. The fonts are very pretty and let’s not forget catchy name and tag lines! Because of the runny consistency, this may not the ideal product to travel with.
Scoop a desired amount with a spatula and spread evenly. Leave it for 10-15 minutes but not any longer as it will dry and feel stretchy. Wash it off by warming up the skin with warm water and massaging in gentle circular motions. Immediately follow up with your favourite moisturiser or oil on damp skin.
This product can be purchased from here
Here’s what I feel about this 2 in 1 honey infused Mr.Beans;
This year the winter season started with a long relaxing yet roller coaster ride for my skin. From humid days to chilly dry nights, my skin started to look dull and change of sleeping schedules caused me to breakout in tiny inflamed lesions.
When I received Mr.Beans in my mail, the ingredients coffee and honey got me really excited and I immediately went and smothered it all over my face,neck, shoulders and décolletage. The intoxicating scent of roasted coffee and nourishing feel of honey was so relaxing. After 15 minutes, I washed it with warm water and gave a minute of polishing action with a soft flannel.
My skin looked illuminated and soft to touch, only if you could see the before and after results. It gave the effects of a nourishing non greasy mask that mostly costs triple the times than this one. The coffee granules feel really good when massaging the skin as you get bit of physical exfoliation without any of the irritation or redness.
The glow is the result of very popular form of clay-kaolin clay and fuller’s earth that is used in India since many centuries. Combine it with stimulating effects of coffee and nourishing organic honey, you can imagine the positive results it can give from the very first use, just like how I experienced.
Use this mask on your hands, legs or just about everywhere, externally and enjoy silky smooth skin. I love how it leaves a subtle roasted coffee beans scent which goes so well with this cold weather.
However, I will recommend people with naturally dry skin to add oils while using this mask. My skin being of a combination type tends to get little dry in winter months so this mask works perfectly for me. But, if you suffer from dry skin even in summers then this mask on it’s own will be bit drying if used on colder days. Since kaolin clay and fuller’s earth have high oil absorbing properties, you might not want to cause your skin to go into drought mode.
These are extremely high in antioxidants, are moisturising and have very low Comedogenic ratings. Argan oil is considered as ‘liquid gold’ and is one of the highest sources of Vitamin E, especially Tocopherol so it makes a perfect accompaniment for dry skin. Rosehip helps with scars and dark spots because of it’s high Vitamin A content and Sea Buckthorn Oil has healing, anti inflammatory properties along with Vitamin C.
Who can use it?
Just about everyone even the sensitive skinned souls.
Who should avoid it?
Those who have multiple large active acne spots and/or cases of extreme rosacea.
Who should use it with caution?
People will extremely dry skin.
A must have for whenever you need an instant glow and nourished skin minus the greasiness.
Tip- Use this mask during summers before applying full face of makeup.This will get rid of the flaky dead skin that can interfere with flawless makeup application.
I hope this review was helpful to you and for any queries leave your questions in the comment box. Thank you all for reading!
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