As much as possible, I prefer to use natural and organic products for my home, food and skin. I started on this path more than a decade ago. Like many moms, my concerns about our exposure to chemicals intensified when I became pregnant and had children.
None of Lady Soma’s products contain sulfates, parabens, propylene glycol, mineral oils, silicone, synthetic fragrances or dyes. The company’s ingredients are grown bio-dynamically and organically or ethically wild-harvested. They use natural botanical preservatives with appropriate packaging to keep products fresh.
Antioxidant Berry Masque
I have to say that this masque smells heavenly. I spent a good while just sniffing it after I unwrapped the package. It smells natural and fruity, like something you whipped up yourself in your kitchen. Lady Soma says the masque contains antioxidant berries, Vitamins A, C, and E, and glycolic and alpha lipoic acids for a “microdermabrasion-like effect.” The website notes that, “The masque is maximum strength and should be used to reveal a fresh new layer, similar to a chemical peel.”
There is a small grain in the product, enough for a pleasant exfoliating effect. I found that the mask caused a stinging sensation the first time I put it on my face. It also left my skin feeling tight for maybe 20 minutes after I washed it off. If you have extremely sensitive skin, you might want to try this masque on a small area of your skin first. I can see that it likely does meet the goal of eliminating dead skin cells, because my skin feels smoother and softer since I began using it. I would caution against using it too frequently, though. I was over-eager and used it two days in a row, resulting in some temporary redness on my forehead.
Lady Soma’s Renewal Serum is intended to repair damaged skin by stimulating the development of new skin cells using Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin A. The company says that it "diminishes the appearances of lines, minor scars, age spots, and sun damage for fresh looking skin.”
Since I have just begun using it recently, I can’t speak to its effect on wrinkles. All I can say is that it penetrates quickly and left my skin feeling soft and smooth. I think it will be helpful as the days become colder and the furnace is on full-time. I have suffered from dry, scaly winter skin in the past, and I would like to avoid it this year!
Skin & Nail Treatment
The Skin & Nail Treatment is intended to enhance nails for a shiny appearance and create healthy looking cuticles. My little girl has the same weak nails and jagged cuticles that I have. So, we had fun using this moisturizer together. I pampered her with a mini hand massage using this cream, which has a light cocoa butter fragrance. My daughter said that it smells like vanilla. The cream absorbs quickly and leaves your hands nice and soft. With regular use, I think it will help the condition of our cuticles too.
Lady Mint Tingle Lip Balm
I cannot go a day without lip balm, so I was happy to get this lovely mint balm from Lady Soma. It has a gentle minty taste and a slight tingle. It also contains antioxidants to keep lips soft.
Antioxidant Berry Masque Giveaway
And now for the fun part! One lucky Woman in Real Life reader will win an Antioxidant Berry Masque from Lady Soma. It sells for $32.99 on their website.
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