[REVIEW] Natura Siberica by Alena Akhmadullina Face mask Energy and Nourishing

Natura Siberica by Alena Akhmadullina Face mask Energy and Nourishing Review:

When I went to Russia this summer the thing I was most interested in was this collection. For two reasons. One is that it was made in collaboration with Russian personality Alena Akhmadullina and, like her or not, you can’t deny she is really pretty! The other one is because its main ingredient is Nanai Berries, a very characteristic berry that is found in Russia and Northern China. So, as Russian as this company is, it is still tremendously Asian, and from the previous products I tried they are a good balance between European and Asian skin care.

I did buy more products, but the one I tried first was the scrub mask. The reason for that is (one) I have way too much open skin care on other categories and (two) I need a scrubbing product for my product that actually works stronger than on my face and lighter than a body scrub. (But of course I tested it on my face too)

Claims:

♥ Delicate face scrub based on natural extracts and oils from healing plants of Siberia.

♥ Peels and renews your skin and fills it with energy leaving a shining a smooth skin.

♥ Nanai extract gives vitamins and microelements to the skin, and gives health and beauty. Raspberry, strawberry and pine nut shell are used as a physical exfoliant to gently massage and renew the skin, clean the pores from dirt.

♥ Siberian geranium extract has antiseptic and calming effects. Pine nuts organic oil has unreplaceable fatty acids, omega 3 and 6 which deeply nourish your skin and remove dry skin flakes.

♥ Raspberry seed oil is full of antioxidants, keratin and vitamin E which intensively moisturize your skin. Rhodiola rosea extract activates the process of regeneration of the skin, it also has an anti-aging effect and improves your elasticity.

♥ Damask rose extract stimulates the synthesis of collagen, protects the skin from dehydration and dryness, enhances skin softness and velvet-ness.

Line introduction:

Inspired by Siberian  freedom, and beauty of nature, energy, and unique characteristics of nanayskogo limonnika nanai schizandra – one of the most famous plants that can adapt anywhere to survive.

To survive in Siberian cold it concentrates in it some very rare oils, vitamins and antioxidants. Siberian people believe that this plant is a good source of vitamins and energy. The Nanai hunters take with them dry nanai berries and eating a handful of it gives them enough energy to hang on the whole day without eating.

Ingredients:

Water, Glyveryl Sstearate Se, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Pinus Sibirica Shell Powder, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehyalcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Fragrance, Citrus Lemon Peel Oil, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract (Nanai Berry), Rubus Idaeus Seed Powder, Fragaria Vesca Seed, Geranium Sibiricum Extract, Pinus Sibirica Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus Seed Oil, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Rosa Damascene Flower Water

Volume: 100ml

Natura Siberica by Alena Akhmadullina Face mask Energy and Nourishing Review

How to use:

Apply on wet skin, and scrub gently in a circular motion. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

My Skin Type:

Oily T, dry U, sensitive, blemishes easily, and allergic. Dry, sensitive and allergic lips. Very thin, dehydrated and oily eyelids.

Natura Siberica by Alena Akhmadullina Face mask Energy and Nourishing Review:

Before I start, I want to say this is a face scrub, and I do use it sometimes as a face scrub, but mainly as a body scrub. The reasons for that are written bellow, in the conclusion.

I did try this in the store and purchase it with the purpose of using it on my body (neck, chest, shoulders, sheens and knees), but I think I should let you know my thoughts for this regarding both face and body usage.

Natura Siberica by Alena Akhmadullina Face mask Energy and Nourishing Review

As much as I love some brands (including this one) one thing that bothers me a lot (especially on this specific package) is the waste! Why did you make such a big box if you need to put a whole cube of paper to elevate the cream inside?

If you don’t think of the environment or of your money, at least think how weird it looks design wise. I’m looking at you, Natura Siberica.

Natura Siberica by Alena Akhmadullina Face mask Energy and Nourishing Review

 

The mask pot itself is very simple, and I like it a lot. I just wish that it was printed and not stickers… Well, it might not seem like it (if you buy it online) but if you visit Russia you’ll see just how cheap this brand is. I guess they do have to save somewhere!

The cream to me looks a little more pink than it came out in the photo, but otherwise the same. It looks like a light sauce with crushed mustard seeds.

Natura Siberica by Alena Akhmadullina Face mask Energy and Nourishing Review

The scent of the product is that of berries but not sweet at all! It smells very fresh, like frozen berries – you expect them to be sweet but they are just bitter and fresh.

The cream spreads really well, it feels really like a cream. It feels exactly like my makeup removing cream! The pine nut shells, though, feel exactly like the walnut shells in the Mamonde Eoseong Cho mask.

So let me get to describing that for you.

First of all, I forgot I had to wet my skin so the shells scrub my skin a lot and it hurt – but it was just for this photo and it was a one time forget. So, small note, always wet your skin before.

The cream is soft and feels like soft butter. The nuts scrub really hard on the skin, so they do tend to hurt my face a little. I get a little red face, just like when I use a really strong clay mask.

However I did learn to do it even more gently than I would normally and it doesn’t hurt much (unless I get distracted). The thing is, for sensitive skins you shouldn’t even use physical exfoliation on your face too often!

But for my body… honestly, it’s the right amount of strength. My body is dry and peels quite often. So this moisturizes it and removes the dead skin without hurting! Which is what I think they expect to happen on non-sensitive faces.

I personally love the scent as I said, fresh and berry-ful but not sweet. I love the cream as it really moisturizes my skin and leaves no residue.

My face doesn’t like the nuts, as I expected after trying the clay mask with nuts from Mamonde, but as it turns out it’s perfect for my body.

I don’t know how many of you exfoliate your body, but for dry skins I would definitely recommend this.

As a facial scrub I rate it a 2.8/5 as it hurts me a little, even though it doesn’t show because the cream is super moisturizing and heals the skin right away, but as a body scrub I give it a 4.5/5 because, for me, it’s a perfect balance.

Where to buy:

Cosmoll


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