Review – amalian Beautifying Cleansing Milk & Energizing Tonic Water

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amalian® Skincare is a brand that I hadn’t heard of until recently. Their products fall into the area of beauty that I would call cosmeceuticals. Basically these are products that contain a much higher concentration of active ingredients, and are somewhere between prescription/pharmaceutical products and cosmetics. The company was founded in 2007 and its main shareholder Dr Christine F Kreiner is a pharmaceutical chemist.

The buzz words in hydrating skincare these days are hyaluronic acid and amalian® Skincare make the best of this and many other amazing active ingredients to bring you their anti-aging cosmetics.

They say:

 “The amalian® Skincare range is highly effective, composed of natural ingredients and contains deep acting hyaluronic acid. amalian® Skincare has unique characteristics based on a novel formula with an innovative complex of lecithin and hyaluronic acid. The phosphor-lipids of the lecithin serve as a gliding aid to carry the hyaluronic acid to deeper skin layers, where the biological activity of hyaluronic acid can take effect: high moisture binding capacity, stimulation of endogenous collagen, binding of harmful free radicals and stimulation of wound healing. amalian® Skincare products are characterised by rapid and deep penetration into the skin. The products do not contain such ingredients as silicone oils (“Dimethicone”) or paraffin oils and therefore they are not hindered by an oily layer, which prevent deep effectiveness. After only a few days’ use, the skin feels smoother, younger and more elastic. Fine lines and wrinkles disappear and deep folds are visibly reduced.”

That’s a whole lot of science I know – and what you really want to know is will this brand make me look young and beautiful!

So here’s what I’ve found so far. I’ve been trialling two products, the amalian® Beautifying Cleansing Milk and amalian® Energizing Tonic Water, for the last ten days.

Cleansing Milk

First the amalian® Beautifying Cleansing Milk. I applied the cleansing milk to my face and neck with a cotton pad and removed it the same way. You can remove it with water if you prefer. The product is mildly scented and I would say is somewhere between a milk and cream in consistency. Its not at all greasy and is both mild and effective enough to remove eye make-up including mascara. My skin looked and felt really clean after using it and not at all tight. It felt very gentle.

It comes in a squeezy bottle which is easy to handle, a bit like a shampoo bottle. For preference I’d rather have a pump action but that’s just me being picky. Regular readers will know that I like luxurious packaging. My experience though with cosmeceutical brands is that they tend to make their packaging look more medical than cosmetic. It’s a trend that’s reflected in other brands too but I just like my bathroom and bedroom to be filled with beautiful things – form over function and all that!

It retails at £21.80 for 150ml so it’s leaning towards being a high end product and I’d like to see it come in a box with an instruction leaflet telling me a bit more about how to use the product and what it contains. There are some great ingredients here including jojoba oil, papaya extract, Niacinamide, vitamins and urea. Together these ingredients vitalise, hydrate and regenerate. They remove impurities, excess oil, make up and mascara.

Alongside the cleansing milk I tried out the amalian® Energizing Tonic Water. This is in effect a toner but without Tonerbeing harsh and drying. I think the thing that’s most remarkable about this tonic water is that you can use it on the eyes to remove mascara. It’s alcohol-free and based on Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate the skin after cleansing. That’s why it works so well with the cleansing milk. It’s enriched with Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), papaya, fruit extract and radical scavenger, a blend of botanical extracts, designed to exfoliate dead skin cells, calm, refresh and revitalize the skin.

This retails at £25.90 for 150ml.

Amalian skincare is available nationwide and the full list of stockists is here.

If you prefer to buy on-line they are available at:

Have you heard of amalian? Or tried any of their products? I’d love to hear what you think.

Hazel

This post is sponsored by amalian but the content of this review is my own opinion and not prescribed by them.

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