Founded by Australian acupuncturist and facialist Annee de Mamiel, UK-based brand de Mamiel uses the purest natural ingredients to create cutting-edge skincare formulas. The latest Beauty Heroes discovery features two products form their Atmospheriques line: a full size of the Intense Nurture Antioxidant Elixir and a deluxe sample of the Exhale Daily Hydrating Nectar. The products are worth a whopping $147 (USD), but they can be yours for under $39! Only a limited number of boxes are available, so sign up to Beauty Heroes now before it sells out!
Intense Nurture Antioxidant Elixir: Atmospheriques is de Mamiel’s pollution-proof line of skincare, and these products are designed to ‘repair and protect skin from oxidative damage caused by environmental stresses we encounter everyday.’ This particular product is an antioxidant rich treatment that hydrates, refines, restores and protects the skin.
I’ve mentioned in a previous review that ‘elixir’ tends to be a confusing term in skincare because different brands use it to describe completely different product categories (Yuli uses it to describe their toners, Kypris their oils, Julisis their serums and so on…). The elixir in this case is a treatment serum with an unusual sap-like consistency (traditional French pharmacy brands would have used more accurate terms like lait/milk or fluide to describe its texture). The milky serum is easy to spread and half a pipette is enough to cover the whole face and neck. It feels cooling on the skin and absorbs without any stickiness or residue. It has a churchy/floral/earthy scent that reminds me of other de Mamiel products.
I have been testing a lot of treatment serums lately, and I honestly didn’t expect this serum to be one of the best. It instantly wakes up my skin and revives it by making it look fresh, dewy and plump. Even though I’ve only used it for just over two weeks, I’m seeing a difference in the texture and tone of my skin already. I love that I can use it both am and pm.
Based on info provided by Jeannie Jarnot of Beauty Heroes, the reason this product works so well is because it contains both first and second-generation antioxidants (1st generation – Ferulic Acid (from rice bran) and Superoxide Dismutase (a by-product of biofermentation); and 2nd generation – Malachite Extract and Quercetin (also a by product of biofermentation)). The different antioxidants interact at different phases of oxidation to prevent cellular damage and keep skin bright and glowing.
Most coconut oil-containing products break me out, but the fractionated coconut oil in this hasn’t broken me out or irritated my skin in any way. The only thing I don’t love about this product is the dropper packaging – the serum is way too thick for this and it’s a struggle to dispense the right amount (a pump, in my opinion, would be a much better alternative). In typical de Mamiel fashion, the ingredient list is dizzyingly long, but the brand claims that each ingredient is carefully chosen to serve a specific purpose.
Ingredients: Aqua/water/eau, Diheptyl succinate***, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (fractionated coconut), Capryloy Glycerin/ Sebacic Acid Copolymer***, Opuntia ficus-indica (prickly pear) seed oil*, Xylitylglucoside, Olive Glycerides, Anhydroxylitol (olive), Sodium hyaluronate, Oryzanol (rice germ), Malachite extract, Benzyl alcohol***, Xylitol, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline***, Lysolecithin (rapeseed)***, Sclerotium Gum***, Ceramide 3, Citrus sinensis (orange) peel oil*, Pullulan***, Xanthan gum, Salicylic acid***, Cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil, Crithmum maritimum (marine samphire) extract, Superoxide Dismutase, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Glucose, Boswellia carterii (frankincense) gum oil**, Pelargonium roseum (geranium) leaf oil*, Sodium Hydroxide***, Sorbic acid***, Citrus bergamia (bergamot – BF) peel oil*, Commiphora myrrha (myrrh) resin extract**, Pogostemon cablin (patchouli) leaf oil**, Vetiveria zizanoides (vetiver) root oil**, Rosa centifolia (wild rose) flower oil**, Jasminum officinale (jasmine) flower oil, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower/leaf/ stem oil*, Sophora japonica (Japanese pagoda) flower extract, Citronellol ̊, Farnesol ̊, Geraniol ̊, Isoeugenol ̊, Limonene ̊, Linalool ̊ Bespokely atmospheriques, created from flower and environmental essences, LightBringer essences Purify Menyanthes trifoliate (bogbean), Aconitum napellus (monkshood), Parnassia palustris (grass of parnassus), Grand Quintile, Pinus sylvestris (grandmother pine), Trientalis europaea (chickweed wintergreen), Helleborus foetidus (english bearsfoot), Linum bienne (pale flax).*** ECOCERT Certified/Approved *Natural essential oil constituents **Wild harvested Flower and Environmental essences
Exhale Daily Hydrating Nectar: I’ve owned two bottles of this product in the past, and it’s one of the lightest sunscreen products I’ve used. The US version of this product (and the one featured in this month’s Beauty Heroes box) doesn’t mention that it contains SPF 30, but it’s exactly the same formula as the one that bears the SPF 30 stamp in the UK/rest of the world. I believe de Mamiel is still in the process of applying for SPF registration in the States (this has been the case for at least the last year and half), and I hope they get it registered soon so they don’t have to continue packaging US products separately!
Like ‘elixir,’ ‘nectar’ is confusing product terminology. In this case, it means a tinted emulsion/cream. I was worried about the tint before I purchased my first bottle, but it disappears into the skin without a trace and works on all skin tones (including darker tones like mine). It leaves no residue and provides a matte finish without drying your skin. I don’t really care for its scent (to my nose, it starts off smelling churchy/floral/earthy like most de Mamiel products and then dries down to a funky lentil-like scent); but scent is such a personal thing, and you may love it. I’ve been using this sunscreen on and off for the last 12 months or so, and it’s one of my top sunscreen picks. The sample size in the Beauty Heroes box is a great way to test if this sunscreen works for your skin type.
Ingredients: Aqua/water/eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (fractionated coconut), Zinc Oxide Silica***, Octyldodecanol***, Glycerin, Rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil*, Squalane (olive), Camellia oleifera (camellia) seed oil*, Rosa canina (rosehip) fruit oil*, Cetearyl Olivate***, Titanium Dioxide, Sorbitan Olivate***, Cetearyl Alcohol***, Benzyl Alcohol***, Ribes nigrum (black currant) seed oil*, Oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, Polyhydroxystearic Acid***, Maltodextrin***, Mica***, Persea gratissima (avocado) fruit extract***, Citrus sinensis (orange) peel oil*, Salicylic acid***, Cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil*, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, Corundum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Isostearic Acid*** , Pelargonium roseum (rose geranium) leaf oil*, Jasminum officinale (jasmine) flower oil, Xanthan Gum, Sorbic acid, Citrus aurantium amara (neroli) flower oil*, Pogostemon cablin (patchouli) leaf oil*, Rosa centifolia (wild rose) flower oil**, Vetiveria zizanoides (vetiver) root oil*, Achillea millefolium (yarrow) flower extract*, Althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root extract*, Arnica montana (arnica) flower extract*, Astragalus membranaceus (astragalus) root extract*, Calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract*, Centella asiatica (gotu kola) root extract*, Daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract*, Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract*, Sambucus nigra (elder) flower extract*, Scutellaria baicalensis (baikal skullcap) extract*, Symphytum officinale (comfrey) leaf extract*, Urtica dioica (nettle) leaf extract*, Trifolium pratense (red clover) extract*, Equisetum arvense (horsetail) extract*, Jojoba Esters***, Trihydroxysteain*** , Cardiospermum halicacabum (balloon vine) flower/leaf/vine extract*, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*, Sophora japonica (Japanese pagoda) flower extract, CI 77491 (iron oxide)***, CI 77492 (iron oxide)***, CI77499 (iron oxide)***, CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), Citronellol ̊, Eugenol ̊, Farnesol ̊, Geraniol ̊, Isoeugenol ̊, Limonene ̊, Linalool ̊ Bespokely atmospheriques, created from flower and environmental essences, LightBringer essences Purify Menyanthes trifoliate (bogbean), Aconitum napellus (monkshood), Parnassia palustris (grass of parnassus), Grand Quintile, Pinus sylvestris (grandmother pine), Trientalis europaea (chickweed wintergreen), Helleborus foetidus (english bearsfoot), Linum bienne (pale flax).*** ECOCERT Certified/Approved *Natural essential oil constituents **Wild harvested Flower and Environmental essences
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