|Isis Essentials White Willow Elixir -Toning Elixir |
*PR Sample from Lypsso.com
I have always been intrigued by legends and myths, I think it is because since I was a child I always had a very fervid imagination. I remember being into fairytales and books of magic, loosing myself in the words and the stories I was reading, picturing myself with magical powers and dealing with enchanted forests, dragons, poisons and obviously looking for my prince on a white horse (cheesy but true).
As soon as I read the name of the beauty product that kindly has been sent me by Lypsso.com (have a look at their new website!), I have immediately went back of 20 years: White Willow Toning Elixir.
Quoting the life saviour (mine at least) Wikipedia, the word Elixir comes from the Greek word "Xerion" which means "powder for drying wounds" and is a clear, sweet liquid used for medicinal purposes which intended to cure those who are ill.
The mythological White Hare making the elixir of immortality on the Moon, from East Asian mythology.
*Image taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/
( Ok guys if you are stopping reading this blog post now....I DON'T BLAME YOU!..but please don't, now it get's interesting )
This beauty elixir though, promises you the benefits of a face peel without irritating your skin. How?
Isis Essential Natural Organic Skincare Blend has created the first toner that includes both peptide and a stem cell ingredients. The result? the White Willow Toning Elixir that as a toner tightens your pores and tones your skin without irritating it.
I have been using on and off this toning elixir from a couple of weeks now and this is because I am not a big fan of toner generally. When I use them my skin feels tighter but always very dry as well which I don't like. However I have decided to give this a try and see if the Isis Essential was living up to expectations. I have been spraying it on a cotton pad and applying to my face after I have removed my make up before going to bed.
Well my face felt toned and tight after the first use which was incredible and I was very surprised. But...yes there is a but. After few uses, I have noticed some dry patches on my face and my skin feeling tighter and tighter which makes me feel a bit uncomfortable.
So I got curious to see what was in my special elixir. Some of the ingredients are natural and very good, but a couple of them are things that I would avoid and they are: Phenoxyethanol (a solvent / preservative) and EDTA ( a complexing agent / preserving ) and I wasn't expecting to find both those ingredients in a natural brand.
I do think this may change from person to person and as I said I am not a fan on toners anyway, but I would be curious to know if any of you have tried this product before and what are the general thoughts :)
Please leave a comment below and let me know if you are using any beauty elixir or if you can suggest any!
In the meantime, have a magical evening everyone!