For those who don’t know, during my ‘day job’, I work for the international beauty industry in a PR and beauty editor role, which goes very well with whatemmadid.com. One of the things I love the most about the job is building close relationships with beauty brands in America, as let’s face it, the U.S is always that one step ahead when it comes to beauty.
One of my new favourites is Alchimie Forever, who are actually a Swiss, dermatologist-formulated, plant-based skin care brand, created by the Polla family. The line includes anti-aging products for the face, body, and products created specifically for men’s skin too.
The two products I’ve been trying lately are the Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask and the Kantic Calming Cream. These are super popular across international beauty bloggers and true Alchimie Forever fans, so I figured it was my time to give them a go!
Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask
The first thing I love about this mask is that it’s a creamy, almost glossy mask, that doesn’t set hard on the skin. Its also a light tan colour, almost a little like a BB cream! The second positive is that it is lightly fragranced, smelling like sweet natural blueberry, in my opinion anyway. Both the texture, colour and scent make it a pleasure to apply.
With this mask, you basically apply it to the entire face for around 20 minutes. It washes off to a creamy, moisturising formula, leaving the skin silky and soft when all rinsed away. The point of this mask is to calm irritation and reduce any redness, promoting a clear, radiant complexion. The antioxidant-rich formula nourishes and neutralizes damaging free radicals, while it is packed with oat and pansy extracts added in to soften and smooth.
I’ve been using this once a week for the past month and love it! Its super gentle to the skin, and is possibly one of the only masks that doesn’t leave my skin slightly red after. Instead, it looks brighter and more refined, with a fresh, decongested feel.
Kantic Calming Cream
The Kantic Calming Cream is a product designed to soothe redness, irritation and other symptoms caused by hypersensitivity and rosacea. I don’t suffer rosacea, but my skin is sensitive and every now and again it can look really red and ‘angry’,
So I’ve been trying this cream out in a bid to mellow out my skin. The creamy base spreads evenly over you’re the face and is infused with awakening ingredients such as grapeseed extract, jojoba and protective vitamin E.
I’d recommend this for those with real sensitive skin, or those who want their irritated skin to be left looking stress-free and radiantly healthy.
All products from Alchimie Forever are tested by dermatologists and vegan-friendly, therefore are popular across a wide range of people.
The photos below are me ‘wearing’ the mask! As frightful as my bare face may be, you’ll see the mask slightly tints it and adds a bit of a tanned mask look to it. Or maybe I look like I need a good scrub… who knows! Either way, this is my new favourite mask and I thank my international day job and the guys at Alchimie Forever for introducing me to it!
Note: (When I’ve washed the mask away, it leaves my skin silky smooth with a that little radiant sheen to it, looking glowy and fresh. It’s such a pleasure to use and leaves no signs of redness of my skin, which is rare for me)