Tuesday, December 2, 2014

InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud Mask Review & more

I received these items in exchange for an honest review.

I think I'm going to have to declare this spa week on my blog. Between my candle review the other day, today's post and a few more yet to come, it feels like a spa in my home. This might be nature's way of telling me to relax, I think?

Today I have not 1 but 3 products from InstaNatural to review for you. I was approved to review their Dead Sea Mud Mask and they were awesome enough to send me 2 additional products. How cool of them is that?

Dead Sea Mud Mask

Blurb: Dead Sea Mud Mask is an all-natural detoxifier and purifier that comes from the renowned and sacred Dead Sea. More than a million visitors each year flock to this extraordinary body of water in the Mediterranean, which contains many minerals beneficial to the skin, such as magnesium, sodium, bromine, potassium and calcium. Once applied, this mud mask treatment starts working to absorb excess oil, dirt and toxins from the skin. It is great to expunge acne, pimples and blackheads. It also helps to restore an even skin tone for a smoother complexion. When used as a body treatment, the mud mask can soothe and relieve muscles aches and pains. Whether used on the face or the body, our Dead Sea Mud Mask is a superb in-home spa treatment that will reveal more vibrant, refined, healthier skin. (source: Tomoson.com)

Review: Just as the name implies, this mask is made from real mud. It also contains organic ingredients: shea butter, sunflower oil, and aloe vera juice to name a few. There are zero ingredients in this product which I cannot read and that I love. It is made in the US, and not tested on animals. The scent is pleasant, nothing I can quite place but it's definitely not an overpowering or bothersome smell.

This comes in a 16 ounce container and you're only supposed to use it once a week so this will last me a very long time. That's definitely always a good thing!

Here is how this looks.

Yes, it looks like mud (probably because it is, haha.) This was my first experience using a mask made from actual mud. It was pretty fun, though a bit strange to say the least. The first time I used this I left it on for the full 15 minutes which apparently was too long for my skin because it dried out my skin. The second time I used it for only 10 minutes and that seemed to be the right amount of time. My skin does feel noticeably softer. Unlike other masks I've used in the past, this does dry quickly.

This mask retails at $50 (I know, yikes!) but is currently on sale on Amazon for $25.95.

Aragan Oil Hair Mask

You Are Just 15 Minutes Away From Soft, Shiny, Brilliant Hair...

Growing up, our hair is soft and shiny and oh so effortless. However, years of blow drying, styling, and dyeing different colors can wreak havoc on your poor hair and scalp. Treat yourself and your hair to InstaNatural's Argan Oil Hair Mask and feel the difference!
The Product
Open the jar to reveal a creamy aromatic blend specially designed to transform dry, damaged hair into luscious locks. Massage the deep conditioner onto your clean, damp strands of hair and let it soak in for just 5 to 15 minutes. During this time, our treatment is working hard to penetrate your follicles to deliver ultimate hydration, as well as key nutrients such as Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, and Shea Butter that rejuvenate your hair.
The Results
After applying the Argan Oil Hair Mask, you will be left with healthier hair - guaranteed. The blend of moisturizing ingredients found in our formula helps to repair damaged hair and creates softer, shinier, more voluminous hair that is easier to manage. Not only does this treatment repair existing damage, but also it strengthens hair to protect it against future damage from heat and styling.
Manufacturer Guarantee InstaNatural backs their products with a Lifetime Money Back Guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. If you're not satisfied, simply contact us and get a full refund.
Order Now to treat yourself to healthy, beautiful strands with this nourishing conditioner. Your hair will thank you for it. (source: Amazon.com)

Once again I left this on for a little bit too long the first time (15+ minutes) and I think I overconditioned my hair by accident. The next time I left it on for 10 minutes as well and I was rewarded with soft hair. I wasn't completely blown away with this hair mask, but it does smell nice and as I said, my hair is definitely softer. I want to say this has a citrus smell but it's a scent I can't quite place.

The jar is 8 fluid ounces and since I have very long hair I had to use about a fourth of the container to fully mask my hair. This mask does have a ton of natural ingredients as mentioned in the blurb, and while I love that, it also has a ton of chemical ingredients. Regardless, it does seem to have helped heal my scalp which is no longer dry and itchy.

This mask can be used once or twice a week or even daily as a standard conditioner. That is a nice option but that sure would get expensive. This mask retails at $49.95 but is on sale on Amazon for $17.95.

Emu Oil

InstaNatural Emu Oil can be used on all skin types. It is recommended for aging, dry, itchy, red, inflamed, sunburned skin. Our product has benefits from head to toe. It provides ultimate hair-care and reduces marks. It can also be used to soothe and calm minor inflammation on skin. For best results, use two times a day. Can be used more often, if needed.


100% Pure Emu Oil

FOR FACE: Pour 1-2 drops of InstaNatural Emu oil on your palm, rub the palms together to spread the oil and apply on the face. Emu oil is quick absorbing oil as it easily penetrates the skin. If you feel oily after application, you might have taken greater quantity than needed. Reduce the quantity the next time. FOR HAIR/SCALP: Pour 1-2 drops of oil on your palm, rub the palms together and apply the oil on scalp and hair moving from root to the tip. Greater quantity may be needed for long hair. For deep nourishment, apply a few more drops, leave overnight and wash off the next morning. FOR MARKS: Pour 1-2 drops on fingertips and gently massage on the affected area such as acne scars, dark spots, sunburn, stretch marks, burns, injuries etc.

Review: I saved my favorite product of the bunch for last. This oil has truly been a lifesaver for me. I was asked to review it and my first thought was Emu Oil, what do you do with that? So of course I looked it up and three words caught my attention: mild pain relief. I've been using this oil for almost 2 weeks now to treat my tension headaches and I am absolutely ecstatic with the result. This oil literally works better than Tylenol. I just rub in a little bit of the oil on my forehead and neck and within half an hour to a hour I'm in less pain. As a chronic pain sufferer, this has been a miracle fix.

I've also used this oil to relieve dry skin, and it does seem to work well for that. I have been using this on my face mostly and it hasn't dried out my skin at all. I haven't tried this for the other uses yet, but I'm feeling positive. I have used this as a cuticle oil and my cuticles are definitely softer.

I like this oil because there is exactly one ingredient and you cannot beat that. It is a bit greasy if you get too much by accident. It comes in a 4 fluid ounce pump bottle which doesn't sound like a lot but you only have to use a small amount at a time.

I do want to mention my cat Winslow was oddly attracted by the scent and he tried licking the bottle on more than one occasion. This is supposed to be used for external use only and I have no idea if it is harmful to cats or not (if he did lick the bottle, he was fine so no worries.) I just feel this is worth noting for cat owners.

The Emu Oil retails for $39.99 but is on sale on Amazon for $21.95 and in my opinion it is worth every penny.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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