Beauty review: May Lindstrom’s The Blue Cocoon

 One of the first products I tried as New Zealand started to ease its lockdown restrictions was May Lindstrom’s The Blue Cocoon, which is available from Kingsland’s beauty and wellness hub, Tonic Room. Tonic Room do their research and then some when it comes to their line-up of beautiful, highly effective and non-toxic products, so I knew that any recommendation coming my way would definitely be a good one.
In fact, this was a GREAT one – and has become one of my favourite discoveries of the past year. The May Lindstrom website (that's the creator, May above) describes The Blue Cocoon as a “balmy blue enchantress” that “greets your skin with cool serenity, melting on touch to a fluid potion that tenderly envelopes you in the most decadent azule calm”. A whimsical description yes, but damn it most definitely hits the nail on the head!

Essentially a truly beautiful and transformative facial oil that comes in a unique waterless and waxless balm form, it has as its hero ingredient Blue Tansy, hence its delicious scent and colour. Mystical blue tansy has long been lauded for its ability to ease feelings of emotional anxiety while releasing heat and providing nourishing hydration and relief to even the most delicate and troubled skin conditions, and this beauty is designed to be effective both as a primary moisturiser or as a special treatment for skin that is sensitive, inflamed, damaged, acneic or irritated. A powerful anti-inflammatory balm, The Blue Cocoon proved to be the perfect antidote for my recently very stressed skin, and applying it every night most definitely made sleep come a lot easier.
It has a unique make up in that upon contact with skin, the delicious concentrate melts immediately to a gorgeous fluid. It has to always be applied to wet skin to truly do its thing, and this means you only need the smallest amount - a rice grain to pea-sized amount – to cover your face, neck and usually decolleté as well. Focus on areas of sensitivity and the delicate eye contour, and watch it work it magic. I’ve been using it nightly as a treatment for dry, sensitised skin, and I read you can even combine it with your concealer for a nourishing under eye treat by day.
Like all May Lindstrom packaging, the jar it comes in is almost black – which looks slick but also serves a vital purpose. The dark colour choice coupled with glass effectively blocks UV-light and minimises the degradation of the product, meaning that it lasts and lasts.
Last but by no means least, at $295 a pot of this little number really is an investment. But couple that with the fact that you need the smallest amount to be effective, it can be used on the eye contour and it’s multiuse, if you don’t mind investing good money in your skin then this is an absolute wonder. I haven’t been able to allow myself to indulge in any facials of late but this beauty balm really is the next best thing and application is a ritual to boot. Next on my list is May Lindstrom's Clean Dirt and Cleansing Oil, to complete the picture.
Highly recommended, and yes - I am shamelessly obsessed.


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