January 6, 2014

{review} may lindstrom the blue cocoon

DSC_MLHappy Monday blushers! Last week I reviewed May Lindstrom’s pudding-like skin treat ‘the honey mud gentle cleansing silk’ (click here for refresher) and today is all about the blue stuff…’the blue cocoon’ that is, and not Walter’s claim-to-fame on Breaking Bad (anyone else’s first thought too??)

There’s no question that winter is here. Most days I walk outside and immediately try to get from Point A to Point B as quickly as possible.

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My skin, being the pampered princess that it is, not-so-gently reminds me it needs a protective balm against the harsh winter winds when I fail to be proactive. Balms, unlike most moisturizers, typically contain heavier oils and/or beeswax that sit on top of the skin to ensure its cocooned from frigid temperatures.  May’s ‘the blue cocoon’ is a luxurious concentrated balm that contains some pretty special ingredients like:

  • camellia seed oil*** – the secret behind Japanese women’s flawless complexion
  • virgin marula oil – antioxidant-rich & a more potent source of vit C than oranges.
  • yangu oil* -essential fatty acids & antioxidants provide natural sun protection
  • baobab oil* – known as the ‘tree of life’,  this oil helps prevent/treat dry skin
  • blue tansy oil** – anti-inflammatory & antihistamine, a saviour for redness & itching
  • myrrh oil* – healing agent; antibacterial, anti-inflammatory
  • lavender oil ** – stimulates growth of healthy cells
  • frankincense oil* – helps rejuvenate the skin & prevents wrinkles

* Certified Organic ** Wild Harvested *** Fair Trade, Raw & Unrefined

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Taking a moment to appreciate and deconstruct the scent is worthwhile if for nothing else than its calming effect, but blue tansy is clearly the hero aroma here.

Tansy, a magnificent blue colour, is derived from the Greek word “Athanaton” meaning “immortal” and is a powerful agent against red, itchy skin.

I primarily use this balm in the morning before heading out into the elements (ok maybe that’s a little dramatic. I mean it’s not like I’m wandering the arctic tundra) and I found that it not only beautifully protected my skin, but it also left it feeling cashmere-soft. But if I’m being honest, the price tag ($169 CDN / 50 ml) quickened my heart rate a little.

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I received this product as a sample and while I do love it, and it did last a couple of months, I’m going to reserve purchasing this luxe balm for when I really want to treat myself.

Want to cocoon your skin with May’s latest treat? You can get your fix at Eco Diva Beauty!

  • Michelle Horgan

    This line is my dream purchse for 2014…my samples were so tiny but made a massive impact. Must not spend, must not spend, must not spend have to savvveeeee…this is my mantra evverytime I see something purdy that I want.

  • Garcy

    Boo ya! Oh how I love this product. The name is spot on. It really does create a beautiful protective cocoon on the face. It will last a really long time considering how far a pea size amount goes. and BAH SJP! “Uhhh what?!” You kill me!

    • lifeinblush

      it’s true, it does last for quite awhile – thank god! And man oh man does it ever smell purty!

  • shortsmallsweet

    haha I really like those witty comments in the pictures! I absolutely love my blue cocoon as well, it helped a lot to calm my dehydrated, irritated skin. It’s pricey indeed, but considering how little you use each time, the 50ml tub is gonna last a long, long time!

    • lifeinblush

      it’s all about the cost-per-use…which can make it pennies per application and much more affordable 😉 Glad to hear it’s helped your skin! Have you tried her Honey Mud? xo

  • I pulled the SJP head move when I saw the price. I just don’t know if I could ever pull the trigger on that even if it is the fountain of youth, holy grail product of the decade.

    • lifeinblush

      haha there was definite sticker shock. But for those who want to indulge it is a really beautiful product. Happy Monday lovely! xo

  • Margie

    With that list of impressive ingredients it’s impossible to not want May’s Blue Cocoon during these days of arctic ‘freeze your skin within 5 minutes’ temperatures! Expensive, but really, those days of severe weather are limited…thankfully!!

    • lifeinblush

      thankfully is right! Toronto is going into another deep freeze tomorrow so I’ll be bunkering down!

  • Mademoiselle nature

    Seems like a very nice product …but so pricey!
    x

    • lifeinblush

      it is, but you’re right – very pricey! Definitely a splurge-worthy item though if you’re feeling the itch 🙂