I’m sure that those of you who know me personally know that I am very passionate about organic skincare. I have been researching about ingredients and trying new brands and products for a little over two years now. In that period of time, I have gotten good at knowing, by looking at the products online, if I am going to like a brand of natural skincare. As soon as I came across Moss on their Instagram (@mosskincare), I was immediately intrigued. I reached out to the owner after doing some digging into which products I thought would work best for my skin, and then asked if she would be willing to send me a couple of mini’s to give my honest review of. She Accepted, and I was SO excited. I have been testing these products for the few weeks and I am now ready to give my full review of each product. Let’s get started, shall we?
I’ll go ahead and start out with, dare I say it, my new favorite cleansing balm. This balm is described as a honey-infused rinsable cleansing balm and it’s basically magic. If you would like to try it without committing, there are samples available and the price is $8.75, the size I have is $37, and the full size is $60. For some reason, the minute I saw this on the website, I knew I would love it. It just sounded like my cup of tea, I guess. One of the main reasons I love it so much is that it smells heavenly, which is VERY important to me. In fact, it is hard for me to use a product if I dislike the scent. It’s hard to describe exactly how it smells, but just think of really sweet honey, lemon, and herbal combined. Sounds amazing, right?!
If you have dry skin, this cleansing balm will be your new best friend and I can almost guarantee it. This balm melts into an oil immediately when you start massaging it into your skin. If you’re wondering how to use a cleansing balm, I’ll tell you know how I use it. I apply a little more than the amount that you see on the spoon in the picture above onto my fingers, rub it around until it’s melted, and then massage it onto my skin in circular motions for a couple of minutes. The longer you massage it into your skin, the better. I then rinse it off with warm water and I am left with baby soft skin, that is clean and absolutely glowing. It’s very easy to rinse off and it doesn’t leave a greasy residue whatsoever. You can also use a light layer of this product as a luxurious moisturizing mask, which provides even more moisture and it’s amazing for those of you that have acne-prone skin. The raw honey in the balm soothes redness, and really aids in healing acne!
If this cleansing balm intrigues you like it did me, you can use the code “CTOLIVER” at checkout for 15% off your purchase.
Private island may be the most unique skincare product I own. There are so many different ways of enjoying it, and each one provide you with beautiful skin that glows. I know that I said that buerre celeste was my new favorite cleansing balm, and the private island may be my new favorite mask! This is crazy! I am thoroughly enjoying my Moss products so much. Now, I will say that this is quite an expensive mask. The prices are: $19 for a 7ML sample, $40 for a 20ML mini, and $80 for the 50ML full size. If you do want this mask, remember that you can use the code “CTOLIVER” at checkout for 15% off. That will save you lots of $$!
So, you may be wondering how to use this amazing powder. If you read the info on the website, you’ll find out that this product sounds like a tricky one to master. Although, I’ll tell you how I do it. You can also do what works best for you. I start out with around a dime size scoop and put it in a small bowl. I then use a spray bottle filled with purified water and spray about 4 spritzes. I mix the product with a spoon and if I need to apply more water, I do so. Just mix until it’s medium in thickness and then apply evenly to your skin. I leave the mask on until it’s fairly dry and then rinse with warm water. You can read about all the different ways to apply it here.
As you can see in the pictures above, it’s originally white, but turns a beautiful lavender color when it comes in contact with water. It’s actually so neat! This product smells delicious, which is always a bonus. Let’s talk about the amazing ingredients that are straight to the point. This product includes: Oat buds*, Royal Jelly Powder*, Maqui powder*, Guava powder*, and Camu Camu powder*… Every ingredient is organic and created to do wonders for your skin. You may be wondering what royal jelly is, because I know I did, so I did a little bit of research. It’s also referred to as bee saliva… Basically it does everything good you want it to do for your skin. It improves moisture content in your skin, great for anti-aging, and promotes new cell growth, just to name a few.
The results: I noticed immediate results after using this for the first time, but of course that’s just me. This mask made my skin so soft, and it really was glowing. Both of those are the top two things I want my masks to accomplish. I highly recommend ordering a sample or a mini of Private Island to see if you love it as much as I do. If you try it out, don’t forget to use the code CTOLIVER for 15% off. 😉
This balm/oil has been in my rotation of day and night moisturizers for a couple of weeks, and I am simply loving it (surprise surprise). It starts as a creamy balm, and turns into an oil immediately after contact with warm skin. The prices of this balm are: 3ML sample $16, 7ML Mini $50, and 1 oz full size $120.
I’ll go ahead and get the only semi-negative thing out of the way.. I’m not crazy about the scent of this balm. It really isn’t bad, just not my personal favorite. Also, it fades quickly. I believe it’s because the main notes are jasmine and sandalwood and I have never been a big fan of jasmine. Scent, of course, always depends on personal preference, so you may adore the smell. I definitely know that you’ll love the product itself. 😉
This balm has some of the most potent and wonderful ingredients and they all do amazing things for your skin. You can see the full list here and you can also read about all of the amazing benefits of each ingredient! If I went into it all, we would be here a while. I will say that the things that I love most about this balm are:
- I love the beautiful golden color of the balm and it has a very subtle golden shimmer. It makes your skin look flawless!
- My skin is soft and moisturized all day long when I use a sheer layer of this in the morning! It’s also great to add a little thicker of a layer before bedtime to use as an amazing nighttime treatment.
- You only need a small amount of this product to apply all over your face, so it will last SO long. That, along with the heavenly ingredients, make the price worth every penny, in my opinion.
Who knows, it may have been my imagination, but after only a couple of days of using this, the fine lines on my forehead were definitely less noticeable! I think that anyone who tries this product will love it, so if you would like to purchase a sample, don’t forget to use the code “CTOLIVER” at checkout!
Also, I want to let you all know that Moss is bringing back Brilla Optima and Harvest Illuminé, two well-loved seasonal masks for fall and they’re only available for a limited time! Thank you all for reading this post until the end, I know that it was lengthy. If you try Moss Skincare out, or have already tried it out, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!! Have a wonderful day, everyone.