I first came across May Lindstrom thanks to my good friend Dani from Holistic Green Beauty blog. I was in the market for a new more organic and raw range of skin care to match my new found eating habits.
I did my research and was instantly captivated by both the luxuriousness and authenticity of the products. May has created a line that is so intriguing yet simplistic in its ingredients and philosophy. I obsessed over getting some of the products for months. They aren’t the cheapest thing on the market but I decided one day to take the plunge and invest. I can quite honestly say I have never looked back.
One of the products I purchased was ‘The Honey Mud’. I ordered this as part of a wider range of products including The Clean Dirt and The Problem Solver (reviews coming soon). I literally bursted with excitement when I saw the products had arrived and slowly unwrapped the parcel revealing a gorgeous black box with the May Lindstrom logo embossed in gold. On opening, I was greeted with a personalised hand written letter from May herself which was just the most lovely touch.
The Honey Mud is both a cleansing silk and a masque all in one. Raw honey, white clay and pure plant oils combine to eradicate impurities and re-establish skin harmony.
On opening the gorgeous black pot you are greeted with a chocolate pudding like cremé. It has a gorgeously smooth a soft texture and smells like a sweet treat you could eat (although I don’t suggest you try!). I have primarily used this as a facial cleanser on an evening a few times a week as a treat, applying to damp skin and massaging all over my face. The scent is truly intoxicating. On first use, my skin was ridiculously bright and healthy looking. My partner asked what I had used as even he could see a vast difference in my skin tone, looking calm and even. Continued months of use and shown no slow down in results either…each use being just as good as the last.
I have also used The Honey Mud as a masque on a few occasions where my skin has either been feeling sensitive or very dry. I leave this on for probably over an hour just to reap as much benefit as I possibly can. The results are soft, bouncy, calm and even skin.
The full ingredients list is as follows:
Raw honey***, white halloysite clay, macadamia integrifolia (macadamia nut oil)*, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)*, argentum metallicum (colloidal silver), theobroma cacao (cocoa absolute) oil, citrus sinensis (sweet orange) oil*, cananga odorata (ylang-ylang) oil*, vanilla planifolia (vanilla) co2 total essential oil*, juniperus virginiana (cedarwood) oil*, boswellia carteri (frankincense) oil**, commiphora myrrha (myrrh) oil**.
*Certified Organic, **Wild harvested, ***Collected from unsprayed and unfertilized fields of Michigan wildflowers. Gluten-free. Not suitable for vegans (contains honey).
The key things that I have found differ with this product to anything else I have used are:
– there are a lot of natural salts and spices in the product which you can pick up on from sniffing the product. These have a lovely warming effect on the skin but also mean that the product has adds a colour when applied. When you wash off you can easily see where you need to continue washing to get the remainder of the product off and your wash cloth will look like you’ve been rolling around in mud. I love this and feel it makes me a little closer to using a more natural products in that it doesn’t apologise for the fact it can make a mess. In-fact…May encourages you to embrace this!
– the silk contains small fragments of silver which are well known to have an anti-bacterial and anti-microbial effect on the skin. As such this is perfect if you are suffering from blemishes or congestion
– this is one of very few products on the market that really utilises the power of raw honey. Many brands claim to contain honey but often have very low amounts which mean you really aren’t going to get the benefits. May only uses high quality raw honey in The Honey Mud and in high quantities. As such your skin will absolutely love being enveloped in this natural goodness.
If you are feeling particularly decadent then you can also mix The Honey Mud with The Problem Solver to form the most luxurious and effective face mask. I have done this a couple of times and – oh my – the results were fantastic!
So – would I buy this product again? ABSOLUTELY. WITHOUT A DOUBT. NO QUESTIONS ASKED. This is one of my favourite finds of 2014 and something I get excited about using every time I open the jar. There aren’t many skincare products I can say that about. May has just got everything right
You are my skincare hero May!
You can purchase your here for £64 for 100ml
I purchased mine directly from May herself and was fortunate enough to receive a personalised note from her. As such my purchase was in USD and included the cost of shipping.
* Own purchase – no affiliation