Founded in 2000, MyChelle Dermaceuticals is a natural and cruelty free (listed on PETA's list of certified cruelty free companies) beauty brand that specialises in products that "deliver fast, powerful, visible results without nasty ingredients or toxic chemicals". I first heard about MyChelle last year when I started to see their products appear on some of the beauty blogs that I follow. I was impressed with the positive reviews I read and I started to follow the brand and learn more about their extensive range of natural skincare products. I've always been particularly interested in MyChelle's face masks but when I read Lauren's review of MyChelle's Advanced Argan Oil I decided that I really wanted to give that a try too! I was very kindly invited to pick a couple of products for review, and I chose two products that I thought would be suitable for my combination skin.
Available online for £21.00*
Packed full of ingredients such as; Pumpkin Pulp, Enzymes, Fermented Juice and antioxidants - this face mask is quite unlike anything I've tried before! First off, it is a wonderfully rich orange colour which makes you look incredibly silly when you apply it to your face (in my opinion, this is a plus, because who doesn't secretly enjoy looking a little bit silly in the privacy of their own home). However, the only negative I have to say about this peel is to do with the smell which is almighty and takes no prisoners. It is the kind of smell that you "have to get used to". But if you can look past it, which I can, and you get around to using this exfoliating enzyme peel once a week for a meagre one-to-three minutes you absolutely will notice an immediate difference in the appearance and texture of your skin. I can see the difference ever time I reach for this mask, my skin is left looking visibly brighter and smoother without any redness or irritation. I love that I've found another effective chemical exfoliating product but I particularly love that I can actually understand all of the ingredients list. I think this is a great product to incorporate into your skincare routine, especially if you have combination, oily or blemish prone skin - but I will remind you that I warned you about the smell!
Available online for £16.95*
I have been a skincare oil advocate ever since I discovered them two years back, but this is my first foray into the world of Argan Oil for your skin. It has a very different texture to some of the rosehip oils I've used in the past, it feels richer without being thick and more hydrating without feeling heavy. In short, I immediately liked it and swapped it into my daily skincare routine as my nightly serum - applying it after cleansing, before my moisturiser. I've found that it's done a fantastic job of dealing with the dry patches that I get on my cheeks, without clogging my oily t-zone or causing any blemishes. It's definitely an oil that I think I should have embraced sooner as I love how it leaves my skin feeling. After applying a couple of drops into my hands, I massage the oil into my skin in gentle upwards motions. I find that it absorbs quickly but not instantly but when it has all been absorbed my skin feels very plump and hydrated. I think that this would work for a range of skin types and I've found that it's been tremendously good for my combination-type skin.
Have you heard of MyChelle before? Do you use chemical exfoliation or skin oils?