May Lindstrom The Honey Mud

March 15th, 2014

May Lindstrom Honey Mud Review

 Imagine if you could cleanse your face with a delicious, homemade pudding. Imagine massaging that warm, wonderfully-scented crème all over your face. Imagine if it was actually great for your skin, being full of nutritious, organic ingredients that are gentle enough not to irritate your skin, but also powerful enough to fight blemishes…

Now, what if I told you that May Lindstrom actually made a product like that. The Honey Mud is indeed a pudding-like cleansing crème that is meant to remove makeup and impurities from the skin, but also make our cleansing routine a time to enjoy. Just like a fine dessert after dinner.

Although it is called cleansing silk, the Honey Mud can double as face mask. As a cleanser, I apply it on wet skin and spread it all over my face, massaging in circular motion. The consistency is creamy and rich, with a silky feel to it. I prefer to use it in the morning on clean skin or as a second cleanse following makeup removal with the ED4OLO Cleansing Oil. It can be used to remove makeup, but that is just not my preferred way to use it.

As a mask, I have definitely used this longer than recommended! I just love it soooo much as a mask and use it almost daily. The instructions recommend keeping it on the face for a time between ten and twenty minutes, but I have kept it up to 40-50 minutes! It just feels to lovely that I would never take it off. None of that uncomfortable feeling that masks can give you. No dryness, no tightness. Used as a mask, the Honey Mud calms and soothes sensitive skin. If you like using pure honey for cleansing or as a mask, the Honey Mud feels like upgrading from a Fiat 500 to a Ferrari F430.

In addition to the benefits of using raw honey, which is the first ingredient in this product, there are also white halloysite clay, which sucks the gunk out of the pores, and macadamia nut oil for a softening, moisturizing effect. Then there are the blemishes banning ingredients, such as witch hazel, frankincense oil and myrrh oil. Honey Mud on my face while sipping on a warm, honey-sweetened cappuccino has become my morning ritual, (and an exciting reason to go to bed at night). This is the full list of ingredients:

Raw honey***, white halloysite clay, macadamia integrifolia (macadamia nut oil)*, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)*, argentum metallicum (colloidal silver), theobroma cacao (cocoa absolute) oil, citrus sinensis (sweet orange) oil*, cananga odorata (ylang-ylang) oil*, vanilla planifolia (vanilla) co2 total essential oil*, juniperus virginiana (cedarwood) oil*, boswellia carteri (frankincense) oil**, commiphora myrrha (myrrh) oil**.

*Certified Organic, **Wild harvested, ***Collected from unsprayed and unfertilized fields of Michigan wildflowers. Gluten-free. Not suitable for vegans (contains honey).

Being that this is my first May Lindstrom product, I did not know exactly what to expect, but I am glad to have finally jumped on the ML-enthusiasts bandwagon. Everything from the packaging, to the scent, and the actual product are absolutely stunning. I think it’s time to finally give The Problem Solver a try as well, what do you think? If you are lucky enough to find it at Spirit Beauty Lounge, grab it before it is sold out again, while if you live in Europe you can find it at Cult Beauty.

Have you tried any May Lindstrom products? If so, which one is your favorite?

  • http://smallbitsofloveliness.blogspot.com/ Jana

    I’m literally dying to try this!!:) xx

    • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

      Let me know what you think if you try it! ;)

  • http://www.rainbowfeet.blogspot.co.uk/ Tammy

    I have a few May’s products and I think all of them are good, and smell delicious. But honey mud is by far my favourite, you chose a great product to try first xx

    • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

      Thanks babe! I need to catch up with your latest posts asap! :) xx

  • Mademoiselle nature

    Very nice review! The clean dirt is a the product I would like to try from ML :-)) x

    • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

      Hi love, thanks for your comment. I think that I will try the Clean Dirt too, at some point. What about the Problem Solver? Have you tried that one? x

  • Janine Wanderlust

    I like the Ferrari reference and I also degree it takes some more Ferrari skills to use the mud :)…I prefer Manuka Honey alone for a gentler action, but it takes out a fierce drive, the ML (I’ve tried a sample)

  • Amber

    I haven’t tried this but I would love to! It sounds delicious!

    • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

      Hi love! It IS really delicious! Have you tried any May Lindstrom products? :)

  • http://tonightatnoon.com/ Christine

    I’ve had a sample of The Problem Solver to try and it was definitely luxurious and amazing. I’d love to try this one as well, but I told myself I would finish my current stash before investing in anymore masks! Thank you for this review!

    • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

      Hi Christine, I am glad you found it helpful. What are you currently using? ;)

  • @EC0diva

    Great review! I want to try all of ML’s products, but I wasn’t sure which one to try next. The Problem Solver mask is amazing I can’t say enough good things about it.
    Heather
    @EC0diva
    http://ecodivablog.wordpress.com

    • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

      Thanks for sharing, Heather! The Problem Solver is what I plan on trying next! ;)

  • shortsmallsweet

    I was very interested in the honey mud too, but for some reason I couldn’t justify the price for a cleanser. Yet I happily spent $$$$$ on the problem solver, blue cocoon, and very recently the youth dew! Guess we all have different priorities! How long do you think the honey mud will last, if let’s say, you use it as a cleanser 2-3x a week + as a mask 1x a week? Thanks Lilly! :)

    • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

      Hey love, I have about half product left in my jar, and I have been using it for a little over a month. I think that it would last you a little longer if used only 2-3 x a week. I consider this a special treat, not an essential, but I will probably repurchase it because I like it so much. Please let me know if you have any other questions! :)

  • Call It Vanity

    Hah, omg I need that upgrade stat! I’ve tried a sample of this and I got everything you said just from one use…now just need to save up the buckaroo for a full size. Only thing I didn’t find it great at was removing make up, but I’d probably use it as a treat and on make up free days.

    Mayah x

    • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

      Lol, I know, right? I feel the same way about it, I don’t use it to remove makeup, but I crave it for morning cleansing! Are you still using the Problem Solver? x

      • Call It Vanity

        Twas Sabrina who had a sample of that, not sure if she’s run out yet or not, but from what she said sounded great. I use The Clean Dirt, and it’s incredible, I adore it! x

  • http://willworkformakeup.blogspot.com/ Tiffany

    I love this cleanser too! I want to try The Clean Dirt next :)

    • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

      Hi love! :) I am curious about the Clean Dirt, too! it is supposed to give gentle exfoliation and do a deep cleansing. Have you tried the Problem Solver? I am dying to try that one next! ;)

      • http://willworkformakeup.blogspot.com/ Tiffany

        Nope, I haven’t tried it, but it’s definitely on my list! :)

  • Chloe

    Every time I attempt to try May Lindstrom it’s always gone! Hehe! I am absolutely lusting to try the Honey Mud and Blue Cocoon! ^ – ^

    • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

      I know, my husband pre-ordered mine for me, and after he did it was already sold out! Well worth the wait, though. Let me know your thoughts if you get to try it! ;)

  • http://2ndnaturebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/ 2ndNatureBeauty

    I’ve been loving your blog so just wanted to let you know i’ve nominated you for this award http://2ndnaturebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/very-inspiring-blogger-award.html xx

  • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

    Oh this sounds so wonderful! I have a teeny sample of this that I just can’t wait to dive into… face first. ;)

  • shelb lynn

    I am super curious as to how this works as a daily cleanser? Lilly, I am so glad I found you blog I really enjoy it, I have recent dived into the world of natural skin care and have been doing runs of research my skin seem pretty similar to yours, I haven’t tried any natural products yet but was wondering if you would recommend this cleanser or something else for some one Just startingg off into natural care? I also just ordered the MV rose soothing moisturizer really excited!

  • Bambi Organics

    ciao carissima
    io amo the cean dirt, the problem solver e the good stuff. The youth dew non mi ha detto granche! attendo il mio arrivo in Italia per comprare the honey mud e the blue cocoon *_* non vedo l’oraaa

    grazie di questa recensione
    baci :)

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