Beauty Heroes March Discovery featuring Siam Seas:

I’d heard great things about Siam Seas from other bloggers, so I was very excited to try this month’s Beauty Heroes discovery featuring this Southeast Asian-inspired line of skincare. The box features a full size bottle of their Yen Heal and Hydrate Toner and a trial size of their Morning Delight All In One Morning Cleanser.

Let’s start with the hero: the Yen Toner (RRP $90 USD). Although called a toner, the texture of this product feels like a cross between a toner and a serum. It wouldn’t be a stretch to call it an essence. The ingredient list boasts twenty-seven botanical actives, including plant-derived beta glucan and hyaluronic acid. This toner contains cucumber hydrosol and oil; and the overall scent reminds me of a spicy floral cucumber cocktail. I don’t love the scent, but I appreciate that it has a uniquely Southeast Asian flavour that’s so different from anything else on the market. View Post

Until recently, good-quality emulsifying oil and balm cleansers were hard to find in green/clean beauty. This, however, has changed considerably in the last few months. There are so many options in the market right now that I’m sure you’ll find something that’s just perfect for your needs. Personally, I prefer emulsifying oil and balm cleansers over non-emulsifying ones as they are much easier to use. Emulsifying cleansers dissolve in water, which means that you don’t need to use a washcloth to take them off. I do like the ritual of using a cleansing cloth if I’m in the mood; but for everyday cleansing, I just like the ease of using something that dissolves dirt, oil, SPF and makeup in one easy step. The cleansers I’ll review below emulsify at varying degrees, but none of them have broken me out or irritated my skin. Without further ado, let’s get right into it! View Post

Very rarely do I instantly fall in love with a brand. Usually, most brands have products I love and products I don’t, but MUN has surpassed all my expectations with their tightly-edited, beautifully-formulated, exquisitely-packaged line of skincare. Their face line comprises three products: a cleanser, toner and serum – and I love all three products equally. These products work very well together, and it’s one of the few instances where I’d highly recommend using the entire line to reap the full benefits. These products have a minimalist feel to them, and every ingredient is carefully chosen to serve a specific purpose.

Created by makeup artist Munemi Imai and fair-trade advocate Anas Saidi, MUN uses time-tested ingredients from Morocco to nurture and nourish the skin. All products are designed to suit most skin types, from very dry to sensitive to very oily. I’ve been using these products regularly for over two months, and it has never broken out my combination, acne-prone skin. View Post