And for all english speakers we translated Natural Ordinary Beauty blog post here.
I think that if the love had a scent it would be that of the lavender fields that permeates the air at the sunrise giving the rows, caressed by its rays, a thousand shades of color.
When I was contacted by Monika Maksime, founder of Monica Max skincare, I had no doubts about the choice of products to be tested : 100% pure lavender set, consisting of body wash and firming body cream based on pure lavender, , it attracted me to itself as happens to snakes when they hear the soft sound of a magic flute.
But before I tell you about the products, I want to introduce you to the brand.
THE BRAND : MONICA MAX
Monica Max Skincare is a very young brand that comes from an idea of Monika Maksime, a professional organic cosmetic formulator. Monika, lithuanian of origin, after studying at the Formula Botanica – English school leader in the world of organic cosmetic sciences – decided to move to Italy. And it is precisely in the beautiful country where she finds an inspiration and especially useful raw materials for the realization of its cosmetics. The goal of Monika – and therefore of the brand Monica Max Skincare – is to unite the ancient beauty remedies with new modern technologies to create innovative, functional and totally natural cosmetics, able to respect not only our skin but also the environment that surrounds us.
Monica Max Skincare offers a range of natural products designed specifically to help reduce the signs of aging caused by inevitable factors such as sun, air conditioning, atmospheric pollution, cold and continuous heating and rediscover a visibly younger and more toned skin.
The products are mixtures of high performance botanical actives and plant extracts, made using only the highest quality natural materials, including precious botanical extracts, vegetable oils, holistic hydrolates, essential oils and organic high performance cosmeceuticals.
To make Monica Max cosmetics, only fresh plants are used – collected by Monika and her team – from which very pure and high quality natural extracts are extracted. In addition, the harvested plants are processed within two hours to allow the best preservation of their precious properties.
100% PURE LAVENDER SET AND ITS MAIN CHARACTERISTICS
As I anticipated at the beginning of the article, I decided to test 100% LAVANDA PURA SET.
Actually I was (and now I am even more) very intrigued by all the products of the brand, but my passion for aromatic plants – including lavender – has had the best pushing me to choose this set.
100% Pure Lavender set is composed of
ORGANIC SHOWER GEL WITH LAVENDER , EUCALYPTUS AND ROSEMARY EXTRACTS : made with surfactants of vegetable origin, cleans the skin gently hydrating it and respecting its physiological pH. Its natural formula, rich in essential oils and plant extracts (such as lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary) gives the skin an immediate sensation of freshness. Lavender extract, strongly used in aromatherapy because of its powerful olfactory notes, provides the body with a regenerating, relaxing, soothing and toning effect and is perfect even for the most sensitive skin thanks to its soothing properties. Eucalyptus refreshes and protects the epidermis. And finally, rosemary helps to awaken body and spirit in the morning while giving a relaxing effect at the end of the day.
FIRMING BODY CREAM WITH MEDITERRANEAN LAVENDER AND MARIGOLD : a pure botanical luxury that makes you feel immersed into lavender fields. The cream is made using plant extracts obtained from fresh calendula and lavender flowers. Marigold extract is known to have a regenerating and soothing effect on the skin. The extremely full-bodied texture allows a generous massage during the application of the product, making work the active components present in the cream. It also has a moisturizing and emollient action, is easily absorbed and can be used daily to give the skin softness and elasticity.
Below I leave the full INCI of both products
ORGANIC SHOWER GEL WITH LAVENDER, EUCALYPTUS AND ROSEMARY EXTRACTS :
The shower gel looks like a straw-yellow gel and exudes a WONDERFUL scent of lavender. When in contact with wet skin it creates a very light foam and is very delicate. It rinses easily, does not dry absolutely and I find it also suitable for the most sensitive skin.
The scent is truly heavenly. Obviously you must like the smell of lavender. For this fragrance I consider it a unisex product, as it is not a sweetish or too feminine smell. In fact, even my boyfriend uses it with great pleasure.
The firming body cream, on the other hand, has a very full-bodied, rich, almost buttery texture and is of a pure white color. Even the cream smells like lavender but I find that its scent is more delicate than that of the shower gel, which I appreciate because it is a product that should not be rinsed. It is a very nourishing lotion, ideal for dry / very dry skin, but does not leave greasy skin and is rapidly absorbed. It makes the skin very soft and silky and spreading it on the body is really pleasant and relaxing.
What do I like about this cream? Which is one of the few body creams tested so far that can keep my skin soft and supple until the evening!
In general, even with the most substantial creams, it happens that in the evening, once back from work, my skin is rather dry and dry, in need of nourishment again. This situation has never happened with Monica Max’s firming body cream. But then again, it is not a greasy cream. It nourishes deeply but leaves the skin perfectly dry.
I recommend this cream to those who do not particularly like lavender because, once spread on the skin, the smell of lavender fades, leaving room for a more “buttery” note.
Packaging of the products
As for the packaging, both products are contained in plastic dispenser with a pump of a capacity 250ml each. I find this type of dispenser very practical as it allows the right amount of product to come out and the pump can be locked / unlocked by turning it clockwise / counterclockwise. I find the graphics used, simple and minimal, elegant and I appreciate the choice of the white color as the main color of the packaging, it reminds me of the products of the spas. Moreover, the silver detail I perceive as a reference to the luxury beauty products.
100 % Pure lavender set final considerations
I’m really happy to have met this new cosmetic reality. In the proven products I immediately perceived the high quality and attention to details.
Being a fan of lavender and strongly believing in the power of aromatherapy, I already imagined that these two products would end up conquering me. And indeed it was.
I really liked the smell of the shower gel, the most – its delicacy. Of the body cream I loved its effective nourishing power accompanied by a rapid and complete absorption.
100% LAVENDER PURE SET costs € 39.90 while the two products, if purchased individually, have a price of € 16.90 the shower gel and € 23.90 the body cream.
In my opinion, the Set can be a delightful gift idea for a birthday or a scented gift to be found under the Christmas tree.
Or why not, a pampered gift for ourselves , sometimes we need it too, right?
At the moment Monica Max Skincare products are only available on the official website of the brand and shipments are free. Given my definitely super positive experience I strongly suggest you go to visit the shop.