|She uses Amala Brightening Skincare line + Rejuvenating Serum. She loves Dr. Alkaitis eye cream and LBF Healing Mask.|
My mum's first love affair was Dr. Alkaitis but it does not correct the brown spots caused by sun damage on her cheeks. Although she was always using a daily SPF, SPF of 20 under Middle East blistering sun is simply not enough. She was wondering if there was a product that could address to her biggest issue? Note that her skin is mature which is dry but rarely flaky and she also has medium-sized pores that are easily clogged (her skin is quite clear and smooth with rosy cheeks tbh /jealous). Jumping into Amala Brightening products was quite a *gamble* because of the price and lack of reviews. However, we have been shopping at Spirit Beauty Lounge a lot and knowing that they only stock high quality with high efficacy products, we trust their judgement on product selection. Honestly, the Brightening products work wonders for her brown spots! She went to Maldives awhile back and the SPF she used was also simply not enough (I think she just had wayyy too much fun there and forgot these little things) and her spots came back. She used the Amala Brightening concentration again (the HERO product!!!) and within 2 weeks, they were already diminishing. She likes that it is so lightweight and in a gel form. However, the Amala brightening does not deliver enough hydration for her skin but we contacted SBL which recommends her to keep using the Brightening range and then switching into Rejuvenating line after her issue has been addressed.
Unfortunately, SBL does not deliver Amala products internationally anymore and thus we are looking for an alternative line that sounds similar to Amala. I told her to try Sodashi personally because I love most of the stuff they make -the moisturizer and the serum (oil) are the best!-. She has only begun using the cream and boost and she likes the consistency of both although the boost is slightly too strong with essential oils. (I also have the same opinion on the boost overtime). Worth mentioning that a favorite cleanser of hers is The Honey Mud. she swears by the Honey Mud for making her skin dewy and rosy whenever she cleanses with it. The Problem Solver is also her favorite mask to ease off any skin discoloration! She does not get on well with the rest of May's line mainly because she prefers the conventional 3-step process with the creams and gels.
My mum is very consistent and actually straight-forward when it comes to skin care. I really need to learn from her, without a doubt! For body care, she is not too fussy. She has been using Talullah Jane body oils for ages that she grew a bit bored of it now. But there's this all natural body oil we got from a souq, it smells.. a bit persian and fruity and one of the ingredients is melon oil. The Little Alchemist is also releasing its body serum soon. Natalie sent me a few samples and I gave Lime & White Tea to my mum. Love the thick consistency, perfect for dehydrated body skin!