I was recently sent a small selection of InstaNatural products to try out and review. They include a Dead Sea Mud Mask, Retinol Moisture Cream and Retinol Serum. InstaNatural is an leading online and global distributor of nature inspired beauty products. Their product line was developed with a focus on premium organic and natural ingredients in their formulations without the use of harmful parabens, sulfates and alcohols. All of InstaNatural's products are produced in small batches and packaged in FDA certified facilities in the US to ensure quality and freshness and they are all backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Onward to the reviews...
InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud Mask
Product Claims: This facial mask is also touted as a skin cleanser, pore reducer and natural moisturizer that helps dry and oily skin, acne blemishes and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Key Ingredients: Pure Dead Sea Mud, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Calendula Oil, Hickory Bark Extract
Packaging: A very straightforward screw top plastic jar.
Price: $25.77 for 16 oz.
My Impressions: I was initially a little bowled over by the size of this jar as you only need to apply a thin layer to your face as a mask. The product has no scent which is always a plus for me. It feels cool to the touch and has a slightly viscous texture which makes it easy to apply. I used it after washing my face and applying a spritz of toner. I'm a little wary of using mud or clay masks during the winter since my skin is on the dry side but I liked that this one didn't feel tight even as it dried. It did leave my skin feeling slightly dry after rinsing it off but clean and refreshed at the same time. I also had my husband try it since his skin isn't dry. He said this mask felt like it deep cleaned his face and had no issues with dryness. I think this mask will work better for me when it's warmer but it's fine for people with normal or combination skin any time of the year. I like that this a natural product with minerals and effective clearing properties. The size of the jar you get for the price is a fantastic value. It can also be used a body treatment to soothe and relieve muscle aches and pains. I haven't tried it in that capacity yet but I think I will.
InstaNatural Retinol Moisture Cream with 2.5% Retinol
Product Claims: Maximum strength retinol provides a strong dose of anti-aging antioxidant power to fight wrinkles, fines lines and hyper pigmentation. Reduces blemishes and breakouts by removing dead skin and unclogging pores. Hydrates with a blend of nourishing ingredients.
Key Ingredients: 2.5 Retinol, Vitamin C, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Wildcrafted Green Tea
Packaging: A plastic bottle with a pump dispenser
Price: $24.75 for 3.4 fl. oz./100 mL
My Impressions: I'm generally a fan of retinoid products for their anti-aging benefits but am a little careful with them because they can be drying and irritating to sensitive skin. I'm happy to say that this cream does neither. It is an unscented product with a nice thick creamy consistency that sinks right in with a smooth matte finish. I was actually surprised by how moisturizing it is for a retinol product. I've only been using at night following the retinol serum below. I can't say I've seen any eye opening anti-aging results yet but I do like how this product moisturizes and plumps my skin without any redness or peeling.
InstaNatural Retinol Serum with 2.5% Retinol
Product Claims: Protects against the signs of aging by reducing the appearance of sun damage, deep wrinkles, dark circles, fine lines and hyper pigmentation. Reduces blemishes and breakouts by removing dead skin and unclogging pores. Hydrates with a blend of nourishing ingredients.
Key Ingredients: 2.5 Retinol, Vitamin C, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Aloe Vera, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Wildcrafted Green Tea
Packaging: A glass bottle with a dropper dispenser applicator
Price: $23.75 for 1 fl. oz./30 mL
My Impressions: This serum has a light citrus scent and a more watery feel than I'm used to with most other serums but that makes it absorb quite easily so I don't have to wait as long to apply my moisturizer over it. As with the retinol cream, this moisturizes effectively without any irritation. The dropper is nice because it's hygienic but I found it a little messy at times. I don't think I've been using it long enough to really see significant results but my skin has been quite smooth and clear since starting this retinol regimen.
My experience with the InstaNatural products that I tried was generally positive. They use good natural ingredients and their prices are quite affordable. InstaNatural products are available through Amazon and the company's own website.
Have you tried any InstaNatural products? Do you use any retinol products?
Disclosure: Complimentary products were provided through Brandbacker for the purposes of this review. There was no other compensation and all opinions expressed are my own.