May Lindstrom Skin
May Lindstrom focuses on promoting self-care through “rituals” that help to reveal radiant skin. May Lindstrom has been referred to as a skin chef because of her passion to create luxurious and indulgent skin care products. May has single-handedly built the company; she takes great pride in making her products in small batches. Regardless of the company’s success, the integrity of the ingredients are still a priority to her. Her skin care products include ingredients that are organic, wild crafted, cruelty-free, vegan, and sustainable.
The Clean Dirt Ingredients
white halloysite clay, red moroccan rhassoul clay, red alaea sea salt, ascorbic acid (vitamin c), sodium bicarbonate, althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root*, rosa centifolia (pink rose)*, calendula officinalis (calendula) flower*, cinnamomum zeylanicum (cinnamon)*, myristica fragans (nutmeg)*, syzygium aromaticum (clove)*, curcuma longa (turmeric)*, zingiber officinale (ginger)*, vanilla planifolia bean*, theobroma cacao (raw cacao)**
**Fair Trade Certified
The Clean Dirt Dry
The Clean Dirt Mixed With Water
The Problem Solver Ingredients
fuller’s earth clay, red moroccan rhassoul clay, theobroma cacao (raw cacao)**, red alaea sea salt, ascorbic acid (vitamin c), sodium bicarbonate, bamboo carbon charcoal powder, vanilla (vanilla) planifolia bean*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower*, althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root*, boswellia carteri (frankincense)***, centella asiatica (gotu kola)*, archangelica (angelica) root*, cinnamomum zeylanicum (cinnamon)*, myristica fragans (nutmeg)*, syzygium aromaticum (clove)*, curcuma longa (turmeric)*, capsicum annuum (cayenne) pepper*
**Fair Trade Certified
The Problem Solver Dry
The Problem Solver Mixed With Water
What I Think
I’ve been trying out these two products for months in order to come to a thorough opinion. As I continued to use both products, I realized that they are more alike than different. Both products contain most of the same ingredients. Both are also activated when water is applied. This multi-sensory experience is super fun; the product begins to bubble and fizz when water is applied. However, there does not seem to be a significant difference in ingredients and performance that would warrant buying both items. Honestly, if I could do it all over again I would probably only invest in the problem solver mask and completely skip the clean dirt cleanser.
The clean dirt cleanser really doesn’t provide an exceptional effect that would push me to repurchase the product. It’s pretty good as an exfoliant. However, as I continued to use the product, I began to notice my skin started to peel and become dry around my nose. It continued to occur, so I’ve completely stopped using the cleanser all together. I think my sensitive skin couldn’t handle the intense exfoliation.
I have, however, continued to use the problem solver. I don’t use the mask once a week because I like to alternate between other masks to meet my skin’s needs. The problem solver has been pretty good with detoxifying and decongesting my sensitive/oily skin. I don’t like applying a thick layer, so I usually make my mask mixture on the thin side. I also don’t keep the mask on for the recommended 45 minutes. Usually, I keep it on for 30 minutes or until it fully dries. I do like that the mask has bamboo charcoal, this has been really good for helping my sensitive skin heal from break outs. If you are super sensitive to spices, be aware this product includes cayenne pepper and it definitely stimulates a tingling sensation when applied. Both products have a lot of spices included in their ingredients. Something that really bothers me about both products is that the powder form creates a cloud of product when I pour it out and when I mix the ingredients with water. I really don’t like that most of the time that I’m mixing the water into the product I’m coughing or I have to hold my breath.
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