Recently I’ve integrated clean skincare and makeup products into my routine. While there are many “clean” brands out there, a problem I have is finding quality products at an affordable price. Unfortunately so many clean brands are extremely expensive. So, when Maelove reached out to do a collaboration I was thrilled. As a young, female-owned start-up, the company has spent extensive time researching formulas for its products. Maelove’s mission is to provide the best skincare without wasting its customer’s time or money. Thus, most of Maelove’s products are affordable, ranging from $20-$30, with the most expensive product being the Love 31 Face Oil priced at $75 (my favorite product). For the past month I’ve exclusively used Maelove’s products and have brighter, dewy skin. While I don’t claim to be a beauty expert, below are my morning and evening skincare routines using Maelove’s products.
Morning Skincare Routine
In the morning I wash my face with the Refresher Face Cleanser. This cleanser has a triple-blend of alphahydroxy acids and is infused with organic peppermint and spearmint oil. I love this cleanser because it doesn’t dry out my skin and the peppermint and spearmint oil smells heavenly – like a spa. After cleansing my face I use a toner and apply the Glow Maker Serum on my skin. The Glow Maker Serum is one of Maelove’s most popular products and has Vitamins C, E, Ferulic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid. My skin feels hydrated and is brighter all day long. Then, to lock in the serum I apply the One Cream, which is a gentle face moisturizer for all skin types. Last, I use Maelove’s Sunscreen with SPF 30. I’ve had a hard time finding a 100% mineral sunscreen that is lightweight and absorbs well into the skin, but Maelove’s sunscreen does both! It even doubles as a primer prior to applying makeup for the day.
Evening Skincare Routine
A few times a week I use the Deep Exfoliator to unclog my pores and remove dead skin cells. I have combination skin, and the Deep Exfoliator unclogs my t-zone but doesn’t dry out the rest of my skin. After I exfoliate, I apply the Love 31 Face Oil. As the name suggests, it has 31 botanical extracts and vitamins which nourishes, hydrates, repairs and protects your skin. The face oil smells like a fresh bouquet of flowers and leaves your skin so dewy after application. While I’ve never tried Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum since it costs $185, Cupcakes and Cashmere said that the Love 31 Face Oil is a similar formula for a fraction of the price. Next, I apply the Night Renewer Cream, which is a 10% medical-grade Glycolic Acid. The Night Renewer Cream improves your skin’s texture, fades dark spots and diminishes the appearance of lines, wrinkles and pores. However, the Night Renewer Cream does cause a slight tingling sensation, so if you have sensitive skin you may need to start with using it only once a week and then work your way up. Last, I apply the Eye Enhancer Cream.
Maelove Skincare Products
Below are links to the Maelove products I’ve been using. Maelove also has more products on their website.