Friday, February 28, 2014

Review: Dead Sea Sensation

Like quite a few women I know, I am always on the search for the best skincare products. So when I got the opportunity to try Dead Sea Sensation's products, I was ecstatic.

Immediately, I went to their website to check out the benefits of Dead Sea minerals.  Boy, was I surprised at all the things they could do for your skin!

Dead Sea minerals can help with acne, aging, psoriasis, dermatitis, skin allergies, dry skin, and more! Not only were there the minerals and salts that got me excited, but also the fact that all of their products are all natural and organic, are paraben and "harmful chemical" free, are cruelty free, and have all been tested for allergies.  Since I have sensitive skin in the best of days, I was extremely excited to try it out!

Two days after talking to Abid from Dead Sea Sensation, I had their Facial Care Collection for Her sitting on my doorstep.

Inside are four travel sized bottles (the actual amount is not labelled, so I'm not certain how much product is in each, but safely below TSA's 4oz), one each of the Natural Facial Black Mud Mask, the Mineral Based Facial Scrub, the Natural Mineral Day Cream, and the Mineral Salts Night Cream

This kit retails for $37.00 on their website

What I noticed immediately was that, though the fronts clearly stated what was in each tube, the backs were almost completely blank!  The only thing on the backs is a stamp stating the batch number and the expiration date.  There were no directions, no ingredient list, nothing.  

I went searching on the website to find instructions and ingredients, but the only thing I could find was that the mask was supposed to take 15 min.  I was especially curious about instructions for the mask, since I've used mud masks that you are supposed to let dry as well as masks that you simply rinse off, dry or wet, after a certain period of time.

I found this frustrating also, because I have a friend who has a few allergies to some natural products, but I couldn't verify that these were free of those allergens , and therefore, couldn't let her try it.

This was the very first night, before using any product.  
You can't see, but I had a rather large cystic acne flare 
by my right ear. Also, I had a full face of makeup on.

Even with the lack of information on the packaging and website, I love this stuff. The very first evening I used it, I was amazed by how much my skin loved it!  

I started off with the scrub, which has a pleasant, fresh scent (it's actually my favorite of all, though none smell bad or overpowering).  It is a gentle exfoliant, not enough to scratch or irritate my skin, but plenty to effectively exfoliate the dead skin off of my face.  I ended up using this about every 2-3 days, in the evening.  

After rinsing the scrub off, I treated myself to the mud mask.  As I left it on for the recommended 15 minutes, I could feel a slight tingling while it dried, though no burning sensation like I have experienced with some other masks.  Although it is a mud mask, I found it very easy to wash off and was delighted to find that, even after one use, my skin looked brighter and fresher.  I use it about 2-3 times a week, before bed.  

I finished up that evening with the night cream, which has a soft, almost floral, scent.  This, by far, was my favorite product.  Not only did it not leave my skin feeling greasy or oily and not trigger any acne flares, but it also left my face feeling SUPER soft and silky!  It transformed my desert parched face so radically, after just the one application, that when I crawled in bed next to the Mr, he remarked at how soft my face was and asked what did I use. Safe to say, I now use this every night after washing my face.  

Also included is their day cream, which has an SPF 25 UVA/UVB.  Being a pasty white girl who shies away from direct sunlight like a vampire, I was pretty stoked about that.  As it has the SPF, it does have a faint sunscreen smell, but is not unpleasant, and dissipates quickly.  This cream, like their night formula, also does not leave my skin feeling greasy or oily, but instead smooth and creamy.  I use this every morning. 

     After a couple weeks of using this kit, I found my skin feeling softer, looking brighter, and I was having less acne problems in general, but, most importantly, I had no more cystic acne.  

This was a couple weeks after, just out of a shower, no makeup, no cystic acne, but bright, soft skin!

Even though the packaging is painfully vague, I really do love the product, and the only mud slinging I'm going to do is on my face, because I love it!  I am most likely going to get more once I finish my kit.  

To try Dead Sea Sensations for yourself, visit their website or check them out on Facebook!

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  1. This sounds like just what my skin needs! Thank you for reviewing this, Jessica. I'm very excited to learn of these products :)

  2. I have some friends that could use this! Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Retreat, hope to see you back on Thursday!

  3. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ♥