Wednesday Wishlist #2

Wednesday Wishlist #2 Skincare Wishlist Ama.la May Lindstrom Dr. Alkaitis

I am very happy with my current skincare basics (Pai Cleanse and Tone), but there are some additional skincare treatments that I am longing to try. These treatment address two specific skin concerns of mine: dark spots, (caused by years of irresponsible sun exposure), and my oily/prone to blemish forehead skin.

Dark Spots (Brightening Treatments)

Amala created a specific line of products that target dark spots. I have wanted to treat my uneven skin tone and dark spots for a long time, but never found effective products that contained acceptable ingredients. Therefore I would really like to give Amala a try!

1. Amala Brightening Face Polish. This is an exfoliator and contains a blend of Narcissus, Raspberry Seed, and Algae Extract. It is meant to brighten, refine skin texture, and give a more even tone. It also strengthens the skin’s ability to resist new dark spots.

2. Amala Intensive Brightening Mask. In line with the Face Polish, this mask uses Narcissus, Red Currant, and Calendula to target and prevent the appearance of dark spots. The result is brighter skin and a more even tone.

3. Amala Advanced Brightening Emulsion. This sounds absolutely fantastic: a very light gel moisturizer that contains a blend of Narcissus, Red Currant, and seven Alpine herbs, which is the perfect way to complete this intensive brightening session!

Forehead Oily Skin/Breakouts (Decongesting)

1. May Lindstrom Skin – The Problem Solver. Several of my fellow bloggers have been raving about this mask that contains raw cacao, bamboo charcoal, soil nutrients, salts, and exotic warming spices. It is a purifying mask that helps with enlarged pores and blemishes.

2. Dr. Alkaitis Organic Soothing Gel. An antibacterial treatment in gel that comforts, soothes, and hydrates the skin leaving it soft and supple, yet providing a shine free complexion.

If you have tried any of the products mentioned, please share your experience with me in the comments below. I would also love if you would share which products that I did not mention you would recommend for my skin concerns.


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  • I haven’t tried anything from Amala, but I have been known to ogle their products, just a little :) Everything they make sounds amazing!

    • I loved reading their “Values” webpage. They really try to offer the purest, most effective products. This brightening line sounds just like what I need :)

      • Geeta

        Edelweiss has been known to help with pigmentation as well as Prickly Pear seed oil both of which happen to be in my So Pure Skincare Anti Ageing serum. It contains brown seaweed, Plant collagen, white water lily as well as Hyaluronic acid. Please do have a looksy- http://www.sopureskincare.co.uk Thanks

        • Thank you Geeta, I will make sure check out the product you mentioned, x

  • i’m super-interested in amala, too. i have their mattifier // primer on my to-try list. also, want to try dr. alkaitis masks! nice wish list!

    • I looked at their products for oily skin, and would really like to try those too. However, I plan on focusing more on the “brightening” phase now, because my dark spots are pretty annoying.

      Aren’t wish lists great? :)

  • Rebecca B

    The Problem Solver is amazeballs! I just started trying it a couple weeks ago. I’m sensitive so I’m using it sparingly on my face, experimenting on my chest first. Loving the smell and the glow it leaves me with. It’s helping this weird breakout thing that happened on my chest for unknown reasons.

    I have my own brightening DIY that is fantastic, but I’m working on reformulating because I learned some new things about one of my actives that might not be so safe for long term use. While I’m between formulas I’m using Marie Veronique Organics vitamin C capsules, which you can add to any serum or oil you are already using. Right now I’m putting it in straight argan oil, but eventually I’ll mix more actives into the argan, primarily licorice. So far it’s maintaining my results from my old formula that had licorice, bearberry and arbutin. http://www.mvorganics.com/products/pacific-topical-vitamin-c-treatment

    • Hi Rebecca! I am glad that the Problem Solver is working for your breakout, I hope that it will help my forehead too. Are you experiencing any irritation on your face? That is my major concern about purifying masks. They may work great for blemishes and enlarged pores, but not be suited for very sensitive skin. What do you think about this one?

      Also, do you think that the Marie Veronique Organics would be suited for combination skin? It sounds like a really great option for my dark spots, and I like the idea of using capsules mixed with my moisturizer.

      Please let me know when you find a better formula for your DIY brightener, I would really like to try to make it! :)

      • Rebecca B

        The Problem Solver is working for me so far. No irritation on my face (and with other products I was left red and blotchy after using). I use the mask on my forehead, cheeks and chin and stay away from the most sensitive areas around my mouth. I do suggest trying it on your body before you put it on your face. I resisted this product at first because the warming spices and cacao sounded way too harsh. But the way everything is blended is working for me. I don’t think May does samples, but if you email her with your skin concerns she will tell you how to use her products for your skin type. She was very helpful to me. I made sure to first try it during the least sensitive time in my hormonal cycle on her advice.

        I think MVO capsules are perfect for anyone, because you are mixing them with whatever product you already use for your skin type. They do have a serum that is designed to go with the capsules, but I haven’t tried it.

        • I have the same exact concerns that you had about the Problem Solver! My skin is being particularly sensitive in this period, probably because I am testing so many new products. I contacted May Lindstrom on Twitter to ask if she sells samples, but have not heard back from her yet. I am undecided about trying it, even though I am still very curious about this product.

          You are so helpful, thank you so much Rebecca! I appreciate all your comments and suggestions :)

  • freudianslippers

    Oh I would love to try Amala!
    I’ve tried May Lindstrom’s The Clean Dirt and it’s amazing – feels great, smells awesome, and really helped clear up my skin. Also not too harsh to use every evening (unless you have skin that is sensitive to exfoliation). I would love to try her whole line, but in the meantime I use Aztec Healing Clay as my mask :)
    I’ve also used the Dr. Alkaitis soothing gel – got it in a sample travel pack. It was very soothing for big pimples & cysts but it didn’t help with blackheads or decongestion – mostly just soothed the big whoppers and helped them disappear.

    • Hi, and thank you for your helpful comment. You actually mentioned my major concern about the Problem Solver Mask. I love the idea of a purifying product, but at the same time I also have very sensitive skin. I think that I will purchase a small sample size, if available, and see what happens.
      Do you plan to try Amala? Which Amala products are you interested in?

  • I think it’s enough to say I’m a sucker for brightening skin products. I (think) I have an olive complexion which glows when I make it glow but when left alone, it just looks, urgh, dead.

    And oh, it’s the first time I’ve read about Amala!

    • Lol. What are your favorite brightening products Vivi?

  • Britanie

    The Problem Solver is truly miraculous. Everyone should try it at least once. It’s amazing. I am dying to try the Amala line. Everything looks and sounds SO beautiful.

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