To celebrate the launch of these two new MADARA organic skincare products, I'm giving this duo away to one of my lucky readers so you can try them for yourself!
MADARA are a high-end, organic, Latvian skincare brand who I've had my eye on for some time as they use some pretty impressive and innovative formulas. I've tried a couple of their products and particularly love their amazing Brightening AHA Peel Mask, as well as their Micellar Water which is a good natural based alternative to Bioderma. They've recently brought out some interesting new products, two of which I've been testing out over the past few weeks.
MADARA Exfoliating Oil-To-Milk Scrub* (60ml, £24, link)
A great exfoliating scrub is a worthwhile addition to anyone's skincare routine, and an essential one if you have a congested or dull complexion. A lot of manual exfoliators (those with the little 'scrubby bits' as I like to call them) come in a gel or cream-based formula so I was intrigued by this new one from MADARA because it has a dual phase oil-to-milk formulation.
At first it's like a rich oil, packed full of Apricot and Oat Oils which help to remove dirt and impurities. The 'scrubby bits' are tiny natural wax microbeads that gently, but effectively, unclog blocked pores and shift dull, dead skin cells. When you add water, the oil then transforms into this ultra-pampering milk that feels so luxurious on the skin and is easy to rinse off.
After using this, my skin felt baby soft and smooth, plus it looked visibly brighter and clearer. I'm also impressed by how well this got rid of pesky blackheads and it does a brilliant job of cleaning out congested pores, without making my face feel dry, tight or stripped. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, and a little goes a long way!
MADARA SOS Hydra Repair Intensive Serum* (30ml, £37, link)
Thanks to our busy lifestyles, many of us have dehydrated skin that can benefit from a boost of moisture to help rebalance it. I use hydrating serums on a regular basis and switch them around with others depending on what my skin is feeling like at that particular time. As I have oily/combination skin, I prefer hydrating serums that are light in texture, yet sink deep into the skin to do their job and this one is perfect for me.
Formulated with a scientifically proven moisturising blend of Peony, Rose Water, Sunflower Seed Oil, Linseed Oil, Sea Buckthorn and Hyaluronic Acid to name but a few, MADARA's SOS Hydra Repair Intensive Serum truly lives up to its name by rescuing troubled and stressed out skin with a hit of super hydration. It has a light gel-cream texture that sinks in immediately and instantly plumps up skin, making it feel replenished and soft to the touch. Smells subtly of rose too which is an added bonus!
I love the stylish packaging as well (the serum itself is that gorgeous pink colour that you can see through the bottle) and the pump makes dispensing it quick and easy. Like the scrub, you only need a small amount of the serum per application so I feel the price is very reasonable as it will last you months.
MADARA have kindly teamed up with me to give away a full size set of both the new Exfoliating Oil-To-Milk Scrub and the SOS Hydra Repair Intensive Serum to one of my lucky UK readers. To enter, all you need to do is pop your details into the Rafflecopter below. The Rafflecopter will pick a winner at random when the giveaway ends on 30/08/2016. Easy!