Mask of the month: Better Skin Lava Magik

lava magik

When you think of lava what’s in your mind? Black or ash colored gritty yet moist ooze came to my mind when Better Skin offered Lava Magik for me to use and review. At first I wasn’t so sure but then I remembered that one of my very favorite moisturizers ever is Better Skin Mirakle Cream so I gladly agreed.

Remember my fear about the color? Gone the instant I opened the jar of Lava Magik. No black, no ash, no grit, no slime. Just a beautiful orange colored and fragranced exfoliating mask for me to enjoy.

Better Skin Lava Magik

Better Skin Lava Magik

Lava Magik is a triple duty product that I’m enjoying incorporating into my skincare routine. Not only is it a mask but it’s also a cleanser and a scrub. Three for the price of one. Also one jar taking up residence on my vanity instead of three products so it’s space saving too.

Better Skin Lava Magik

Better Skin Lava Magik

But the beauty of Lava Magik is how it performs. Cleansing and exfoliating are two of the benefits of this jar. I either do a quick cleanse with it to refresh my skin at the end of the day by adding water in the palm of my hand, washing, and then removal with a wash cloth. For exfoliation use this one or two times a week on damp skin. Massage it in with circular motions and after about 60 seconds you are done. Since there is some scrubiness to Lava Magik I recommend a wash cloth to remove it fully.

Better Skin Lava Magik

Better Skin Lava Magik

But it’s the mask that intrigues me and makes me want to use this. First it has an extremely pleasant orange fragrance that is sweet and true. It’s not artificial, it smells like the real thing.

Dampen your skin and apply this, letting it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. It slightly hardens but it doesn’t prevent you from doing anything else. You can go on the computer or read since it doesn’t slide off. You can even talk. And it doesn’t scare anyone that walks in on you.

After 10 minutes I wet my fingers and massage it in so I’m getting the exfoliation part. Then I remove with lots of warm water and a washcloth.

Better Skin Lava Magik

Better Skin Lava Magik

But you know all that from other exfoliators and masks. What you don’t know is that Better Skin created this with skin cleansing volcanic lava from France enriched with nourishing calendula, sweet orange and grapeseed oils, cucumber, parsley, and chamomile for healthy radiant, more youthful looking skin.

Now for the many benefits (from betterskin.com):

  • A cleanser, scrub & mask
  • Excellent antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-yeast fighting skin cleanser
  • Buffs away dull surface cells creating a youthful glow
  • Retexturizes skin, leaving it soft, smooth and younger-looking
  • Helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars
  • Absorb excess skin oils
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Helps prevent acne outbreaks
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Helps calm rosacea, psoriasis and eczema
  • Rich in minerals
  • Minimizes pores
  • Minimizes blemishes

Better Skin Lava Magik leaves my skin so soft and prepped for makeup. I can use this mask morning or evening and since it’s so fast and not messy it doesn’t interfere with my routines. Using Better Skin Mirakle Cream is a delightful way to complete this treat but it works well with any moisturizer I’ve used it with.

Better Skin Mirakle Cream and Lava Magik

Better Skin Mirakle Cream and Lava Magik

Lava Magik is happily my mask of the month and will continue to be used for many months since it’s got a lot of magik/magic to it.  —  Marcia

 

Paraben-free, Surfactant-free, Gluten-free and Vegan

INGREDIENTS:
Water/Aqua/Eau, Pumice, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract

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The “why you need Mirakle Cream” giveaway

Better Skin MIRAKLE CREAM

Better Skin MIRAKLE CREAM

One month ago I reviewed MIRAKLE CREAM and I’ve had a problem ever since. Well it’s not exactly a problem but I can’t stop using it. As a beauty blogger I get sent a LOT of skincare items to test out. Some I use for 3-4 weeks and then there are some that I fall for. MIRAKLE CREAM is in that latter category.

MIRAKLE CREAM by Better Skin

MIRAKLE CREAM by Better Skin

I am crazy about Mirakle Cream (“Genius in a Jar”). It is so kind, so nourishing, so refreshing. And it has the prettiest packaging. Everything you’d expect in a best friend!

MIRAKLE CREAM by Better Skin

MIRAKLE CREAM by Better Skin

Using Better Skin Mirakle Cream you may see some of the following results:
 
Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
Reduced signs of aging
Improved elasticity
Improvement in collagen production
Firm, toned and tightened skin
Increase in radiance and luminosity of the skin
Increased hydration of the skin
Rapid re-hydration of the skin
Increased moisture retention in the skin
Reduction or elimination of dry, rough, scaly skin
Prevention of dry, rough, scaly skin
Decrease in hyper pigmentation such as sun spots, age spots and other related dark spots
Healing of bedsores, burns, cuts and dermatitis
Reduction or calming of eczema and psoriasis
Reduction in swelling
Reduction in stretch marks
Restoration of skin
Regeneration of damaged skin
Protection from free radicals
Reduction of inflammation
Mild Antibacterial protection
Natural low level sun block (not to be used as a primary source of sunblock)
Gluten Free, Paraben Free, Surfactant Free, Fragrance Free

 

MIRAKLE CREAM

MIRAKLE CREAM

Now that you’ve read why Mirakle Cream is a miracle, you can enter to win one. In honor of Beauty Info Zone’s 6th anniversary the company will send to 3 US BIZ subscribers. This is a giveaway you really want to enter.  — Marcia

Information:  The Mirakle Cream giveaway is open to US only through 11:59 May 4th. The first two options on the Rafflecopter are to confirm your subscription and to comment. After that it’s up to you how many more opportunities you want to help you win. If comments close early, email me at [email protected] and label it Mirakle Cream with your comment. That counts so you can continue on.

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*product was provided by PR, prizes will be sent through the company

Genius in a jar: Mirakle Cream

Better Skin MIRAKLE CREAM

Better Skin MIRAKLE CREAM

It’s hard not to be skeptical when you read about a product named MIRAKLE CREAM. I hope you’ll read this to see why I’m using it and think you should too. Also whatever you do, don’t become skeptical over the tagline Genius in a Jar. I know it’s hard not to wonder if a cream could live up to high expectations with that name and tagline. I did at first but now I’m a believer.

press sample

MIRAKLE CREAM by Better Skin

MIRAKLE CREAM by Better Skin

I was instantly attracted to the perky packaging of this cream. It comes in a fabric pouch that matches the cheerful label of the cream. The founder of Mirakle Cream created this from a traditional Uzbekistanian print, her country of origin. This bag can be either used to store the cream or repurposed to hold things in a drawer that you don’t want to get lost which is what I did. I’m constantly dropping my tweezers off my vanity or misplacing it but now it holds both of the tweezers that I use regularly.

MIRAKLE CREAM

MIRAKLE CREAM

Open the bag to find this creamy white potion with a pink spatula just above the temporary top. Yes it’s a jar and yes many complain about that but it works with the smooth consistency of the cream. (I’m also storing the pink spatula in the bag.)

Two things that I love best about MIRAKLE CREAM are that it feels wonderfully refreshing on my skin and it’s fragrance free. I’m all about fragrance free. There are many claims that MIRAKLE CREAM makes about this product, some of which I’ve experienced and some that I hope to experience as time goes on.

What I’ve seen by using this as my nighttime moisturizer:

Increased hydration of the skin
Rapid re-hydration of the skin
Increased moisture retention in the skin

What I’ve seen by using this on my body:

Reduction or elimination of dry, rough, scaly skin
Prevention of dry, rough, scaly skin

What I’m expecting to see from continued use:

Improvement in collagen production
Firm, toned and tightened skin
Increase in radiance and luminosity of the skin
Decrease in hyper pigmentation such as sun spots, age spots and other related dark spots

Regeneration of damaged skin
Protection from free radicals
Reduction of inflammation
Mild Antibacterial protection

Other areas that Mirakle Cream can help:
Healing of bedsores, burns, cuts and dermatitis
Reduction or calming of eczema and psoriasis
Reduction in swelling
Reduction in stretch marks
Restoration of skin
Natural low level sun block (not to be used as a primary source of sunblock)

MIRAKLE CREAM by Better Skin

MIRAKLE CREAM by Better Skin

This gluten-free, paraban-free, surfactant-free cream is a gem. It is loaded with natural ingredients like beeswax, coconut oil, sea buckthorn, shea butter, cocoa butter, aloe, and algae. All of these add up to a moisturizing, softening, and brightening product that helps fight against the signs of aging. My favorite ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is one of the wonders inside this US handcrafted cream. To top it off it’s cruelty-free.

I use a lot of products as a beauty blogger but not all can stick around for the long run. MIRAKLE CREAM can and will. — Marcia

*sent for consideration, used with love

Use the code BIZ10 to receive $10 off as many Mirakle Creams as you want.