Winters are most welcome here in Mumbai, which otherwise perpetually battles humidity and the harsh sun. But winter skin is definitely not welcome! I have dehydration-prone skin which worsens during the winter season, hence, I'm drawing up a list of Winter Skin Saviours, starting with...
The most delectable, nutrient and antioxidant-rich Luna Red Wine Probiotic + Antioxidant Mask by Naturallogic, a genius creation by the sweetest woman ever, Toni. When I had placed my very first order with Toni, she kindly included a deluxe sample size of this mask with my order as I was dying to try it. That was quite generous of her since this mask sells out within no time. Once it's gone, it's gone!, So, thank you, Toni. 🙏
LUNA is a seasonal, Limited Edition mask that is available only once or twice a year. You can mark your calendars for Spring 2019, because that is when Toni will be bringing us this manna from heaven!
Why am I so obsessed with this? Well, let's dive deeper!
HYDRATION POWERHOUSELUNA goes on the skin like a dream, specifically like a cream. It's so soft and pliable that I apply it on every bit of my facial skin and neck, even under the eyes because I want every pore of mine to be suffused with its hydrating properties and antioxidant goodness. You guys, this is DA BOMB when it comes to infusing skin with hydration that lasts. I typically look for hydration in serums and moisturisers but this is the only mask that beats even serums/moisturisers in moisture retention. Once I wash it off, I'm left with baby-soft skin, and I really mean baby-soft skin, with the most radiant, healthy glow one can get. I don't even feel the need to apply a moisturiser after washing this off. But for my peace of mind and to protect my skin after using the mask, I apply the Earthwise Beauty Resiliency Serum (previously Carrot-a-Day Serum) as it is lightweight yet potent. I think the serum works beautifully on top of skin treated with LUNA. I imagine this mask would give too much of a glow during summer season, but being dehydrated-prone, I see myself welcoming this in my routine whenever my skin would feel dry and lacklustre.
ANTIOXIDANT POWERHOUSEAs for antioxidants, LUNA is made from fermented red wine grapes. The probiotic goodness of the grapes separates and settles beneath the wine that Toni and her family harvest as part of the seasonal wine crafting process. The good stuff in the mask forms over the course of several lunar cycles, and is collected at each new moon. How fancy is that! But more importantly, how time-consuming and exacting is this process. I appreciate green beauty and clean beauty for exactly this—artisans who care about what goes on the skin! By the way, I have this mask on, as I'm typing this blog post and I have to say, it tastes amazing too; couldn't help but lick up some of the goodness. 😊
This is what Toni says about the mask on her website:
Due to the way fermentation causes exponential nutrient bioavailability, it is enormously rich in naturally occurring resveratrol, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, fatty acids, amino acids, mannoproteins, antibacterials, antimicrobials, lactic acid + polysaccharides. It reaches deep into skin's surface layer, infusing it with these nutrients while deeply hydrating + moisturizing, cleansing pores, neutralizing free radicals, gently yet powerfully exfoliating + breathing vitality + life into thirsty skin. It creates an unbelievable exfoliated, bright, plumpy, fleshy, healthy glow.
I was sold the moment I read all this, because it basically means that the mask is a skin elixir and a multitasker.
Apart from all that ferment-y goodness, LUNA also includes raw honey, raw cacao and many other gorgeous ingredients. Just check out the inci list.
Fine Red Wine Lees*, Kaolin Clay, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea Nut Butter)*, Raw Honey*, Raw Cacao*, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil*, Rubus Idaeus(Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia Nut) Seed Oil, Rosa canina (Rosehip) Extract*, Fragaria ananassa (Strawberry) Juice*, Lonicera (Honeysuckle) Extract*, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Absolute
* certified organic
** wild harvested
I cannot wait for LUNA to be released this year. I will be getting a full size for sure, apart from other Naturallogic goodies such as my favourite, the Balance Daily Moisturiser and maybe the Flourishing Cleanser and maybe the Ancient Earth Exfoliate mask too. 😻