Blue Monday Facial
On the evening of Monday 18th January, Mavala hosted a virtual skincare event for bloggers and press to invigorate the skin and encourage that new year glow. Hosted on what has been coined ‘Blue Monday’ and apparently one of the saddest days of the year, Mavala wanted to help guests take the day off with a 6-step facial that can be done from home.
Hosted by Mavala’s very own in-house skin and nail expert Lynn Gray, attendees were taken through some of Mavala’s best selling skincare lines, including Clean & Comfort, Skin Vitality and Aqua Plus.
Starting with a double cleanse, Lynn advised removing any makeup or grime with the Clean and Comfort Caress Cleansing Milk, a velvety face wash that gently removes makeup and impurities from the face and eyes. Using this again as the second cleanse, the Swiss Mallow Flower has a soothing effect, and emollient Aloe Vera contributes to improved moisture and comfort. Lynn then advised using the Clean and Comfort Toning Lotion, a delicately scented toner formulated to remove impurities and makeup residue from dry skin, leaving a soft, revived and comfortable canvas.
The next section of the facial comprised of the ‘Skin Vitality’ range, which aims to add glow to the skin and promote radiance. Starting with an all over face spritz of the Vitalizing Alpine Micro Mist containing Swiss Apricot extract and decongesting cornflower, the light spritz over the face dampens skin ready to absorb product. We then applied the Beauty Enhancing Micro Peel, a creamy, gum-like face scrub that gently sloughs away dead skin cells to reveal a soft and luminous complexion. It contains Swiss Apricot extract for additional toning, antioxidant and exfoliating benefits. Performing effective exfoliation whilst remaining gentle on delicate skin, the formula utilises perfectly spherical and biodegradable micronised wax beads to gently polish skin. We then removed any excess product again with the Clean & Comfort Cleanser and Toner combo, to prep for the next section of the facial.
To really perfect the glowy look, Lynn performed a guided Guasha massage, which can encourage lymphatic drainage, boost blood circulation, help stimulate collagen production, reduce dark circles and puffiness around the eyes and leaves the skin feeling more toned, brighter and all round looking healthier. To give the skin some movement and prevent friction from the Guasha tool, Lynn advised using the Aqua Plus Multi Moisturising Sleeping Mask, a silky, lightweight and breathable veil on skin that restores moisture. It contains 100% Swiss Mallow Flower for a soothing effect, and three different molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid to plump skin with much needed hydration. This combined with the Guasha massage helps stimulate the blood supply to each area causing erythema (slight redness) to promote healthy blood flow.
Lastly, guests had the option to leave the Hydrating mask on as a leave on overnight treatment, or remove once again with the toning lotion and opt for the Skin Vitality Baby Skin Sleeping Mask, a brightening face mask that works overnight to promote smoother, illuminated, silky soft skin. Creating a lightweight film that enables effective penetration of active ingredients, the cream mask improves skin’s texture and radiance whilst having a detoxifying and smoothing effect. It contains Glycolic Acid that performs gentle peeling action, and Swiss Apricot extract for antioxidant, toning and exfoliating properties. Working through the night, the mask renews and replenishes without over-stripping, and leaves skin feeling velvety soft and glowing come morning.
Each product was carefully selected to perform on all skin types, and the feedback from the event the following day consisted of overwhelming gratitude from people who had woken up with fabulous skin[SL1] .
Lucy Gregory, beauty writer at COVER Media said “Thank you so much for the event, that was so lovely and informative. My skin is usually super sensitive but it feels AMAZING after the Baby Skin mask”
Skin positivity blogger and influencer Daisy Welch from clearskinandgym said “Thanks for such a fab event! Loved it so much your products are amazing”
Jasmine Stewart from Jasminetalksbeauty said “Thanks so much for the event, I look forward to trying the products a bit more, and for the introduction to them as I hadn’t even realised before it that Mavala did skincare!”
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