May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon

 

FORMULATIONS RESEARCH

May Lindstrom
The Blue Cocoon
— Beauty Balm Concentrate

Price:  $262.00

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A pea-sized amount of The Blue Cocoon is an adaptable beauty balm that provides calming relief for irritated or inflamed skin and eases feelings of emotional anxiety due to the aroma of blue tansy. This product releases heat from the skin, leaving it even-toned, nourished, and relieved.

The balm is an oil-based concentrate that melts into the skin in fluid form, effective as a moisturiser or targeted skin treatment. For the most problematic skin-types, this formulation will help in alleviating any inflammation, resulting in a complexion that is calm. This can be focused on areas of sensitivity, as well as an effective eye contour. The investment into this product is well worth the price-tag.

 
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Brand integrity

May Lindstrom Skin is a company built on transparency, missioning to provide a catalyst for conscious time-out, while simultaneously delivering unparalleled personal service and measurable results. The brand has developed seven powerful products in the entire range of product offering, aiming to deliver specific results, however all versatile and cross-compatible with each other.

Each plant and raw ingredient is carefully procured to maintain its original integrity, therefore making microbatches of product to ensure the level of freshness is maintained in each and every product. May is incredibly active within the brand, providing exceptional customer service in relation to any product concern or query, as well as supplying endless information on rituals to help ease your skin concerns. The brand highlights their commitment to sustainability - from farm to packaging, every detail is considered.

 
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First impressions

Fragrance: 
This scent is an intoxicating botanical blend. The predominant scent in the formula is blue tansy which has incredible aromatherapeutic qualities, enhancing the self-care experience.

Texture: 
The texture of this balm changes in temperature. In solid state, this is a balm, almost as you could imagine a hard block of shea butter to be, crumbling when peeled off and transforming into an oil when in contact with warmth - or otherwise your fingertips. When in heat, the balm will turn into oil, however the product will not be compromised. Just put it back into the fridge to restore it back into a balm.

Efficacy:
The Blue Cocoon is a miracle worker. For skin that is severely irritated or inflamed, this product can be your go-to in reducing redness, irritation, acne-breakouts, and enhancing hydration. Use it once a week, or every night during those tougher times, this is a multi-use product for when you feel you need a bit of extra love.

 
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Ingredient watch

read our full Formulation Analysis

The Good

Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil is a highly effective moisturiser that can protect skin from environmental pollutants.

Sclerocarya Birrea (Virgin Marula) Oil works to diminish the appearance of scars.

Tanecetum annuum (Blue Tansy) Oil has sky-high antimicrobial effects to skin as well as powerful anti-inflammatory capabilities.

Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter has high levels of antioxidants and acts as a potent anti-inflammatory.

The Questionable

There are no questionable ingredients in this product.

 
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Packaging review

This product uses no plastic in its packaging.

Jar: Glass- See more about Glass and its impact
Label: Screen Printed

May Lindstrom use recyclable cardboard as part of their packaging, lids are made of recycled paper pulp, and glue that is derived from fruit and vegetables.

They bottle all products in black jars for reusability purposes at the end of their life, and the labels are screen printed.

 

Formulation full analysis

The Good

Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil is a a highly effective moisturiser that can protect skin from environmental pollutants by providing a protective barrier. Rich in antioxidants, high in oleic acid (Omega-9) , a mono-unsaturated fatty acid which maintains skin's softness, flexibility and suppleness, this ingredient is key in supporting skin health.

Sclerocarya Birrea (Virgin Marula) Oil works to diminish the appearance of scars, stretch marks, dryness, and cracking. It is a powerhouse in anti-ageing products, due to its ability to promote collagen.

Tanacetum Annuum (Blue Tansy) Oil has the active compounds chamazulene (a powerful anti-oxidant) and a-bisabolol that are both known powerhouses famous for their anti-histaminic, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-microbial properties. Also known as Moroccan Chamomile, for anyone suffering from inflammation, enlarged pores, congestion, or suffers from dry-skin conditions, this ingredient is key.

Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter has high levels of antioxidants protect and repair the skin from damage and premature ageing. And as a potent anti-inflammatory, it soothes redness and blemishes, improving the skin’s complexion. The natural oil derived from the cacao seed, also known as cacao butter, contains healthy omega-6 fatty acids for a healthy dose of skin soothing rejuvenation. While an increase in circulation stimulates new blood flow to the surface of the skin

The Questionable

There are no questionable ingredients in this product.

 

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