Hi Lovelies! ❤
How have you all been? I hope your weekend was fine, as was mine~ 😀
Today I’m sharing about a new skincare product that I’ve been using and enjoying; a facial bar to be exact!
Pre & First Impressions
When I was first invited via email to review this skincare product, I was not expecting to come to enjoy using the facial bar as I am now. As most of my skincare products, especially cleansers, come in a tube or modern plastic dispenser of some sort! Facial bar, ala LUX-style bars are meant for body soaps, not for facial cleansing, right? Well, I thought wrong. And I’m also glad to be able to report and share with you all why I enjoy using this soap bar! Read on for my review, then I will share with you just exactly what’s in this unique facial bar (marketing info. and ingredients benefits etc) that makes it effective and enjoyable to me. 😉
My Eumora bars came in an elegant Europe-style box with baroque print details, lovely isn’t it?
The Eumora bar set do not come with the plastic holder, but it will be necessary! 🙂
Close up of the box; Eumora The Moor Bar with Hma Factor.
4 small Eumora facial bars nicely packed within! Love it, reminds me of chocolates/snacks. 😛This is how the facial bar looks like, a milk chocolate colour bar. Incase you’re wondering and hungry, it’s not edible, lol. 😛
My Review of Eumora The Moor Bar with Hma Factor
After using the Eumora The Moor Bar with Hma Factor for two weeks, in the day and evening, the very first thing I noticed is how my face has a visible shine right after using it. Its hydrating factor is definitely something worth raving about. Imma gonna insert a photo of yours truly, bare face, right after using it:
Bare face, cleansed and no that is not my facial oil shine on my nose and forehead… it’s a legit and visible shine every time after I use the bar! No photoshop or filter for this pic either! When I started using the facial bar, I was very impressed with the shine on my face after cleansing, I would look at my face in the mirror and go “wow”, this stuff is really hydrating!
So in addition to the cleansing and hydration effect of this facial bar, what I like is that it gently cleanses without any taut feeling after, so I know that it doesn’t strip my face off the necessary oil. In case you don’t know, if we strip our face of the good oils, it will cause our skin to churn out more oil. So to gently cleanse your face without stripping it completely off oil is better for your skin in the long run! The facial bar is fragrance free. To use, you will have to wash your hands, lather the soap bar in your hands and then spread and leave the lather on your face for 3 minutes before washing it off with water after.
A note of caution, you might experience a healing crisis, as in a breakout after using this product as it helps you to expel the toxins in the body. So don’t worry and it is normal.
Here’s a clear Directions for use diagram:
I will recommend people with normal to oily and acne prone skin to use this. People with dry skin should also use this. 🙂
So just what goes into this facial bar that makes it hydrating and unique as I mentioned?
Natural Nutrient Rich Organic Mud from Europe
Moor has been used for well being for at least 2,000 years.
The Romans prized it for its health and strength promoting qualities,
even Cleopatra was reputed to have indulged in Moor as part of her beauty regimen.
Anti Inflammatory (Great for acne skin)
Wow! Sounds impressive isn’t it?
In case you think Cleopatra is merely a Shakespearean character ala in Anthony & Cleopatra, she really did exist.
A cinematic portrayal of Anthony & Cleopatra.
Cleopatra VII Philopator (Greek: Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ; Late 69 BC – August 12, 30 BC), known to history as Cleopatra, was the last active pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, only shortly survived by her son, Caesarion as pharaoh. The name Cleopatra is derived from the Greek name Κλεοπατρα (Kleopatra) which meant “glory of the father” in the feminine form, derived from κλεος (kleos) “glory” combined with πατρος (patros) “of the father” (the masculine form would be Kleopatros Κλεοπατρος).. – Wikipedia.
Wait a minute, let me fact check if Cleopatra really did use Moor mud, I mean, she lived so many years ago… Is it just a marketing gimmick to name drop a classic Egyptian beauty to sell a modern day product? 😛
According to this Spa shop, Queen Cleopatra took regular Mud and Milk Baths as her beauty ritual!
Source 2: Ehow.com
Therapeutic mud often comes from areas around mineral springs, and the high mineral content of the mud is regarded as one the main reasons for its beneficial effects.Cleopatra is said to have prized it so highly as a beauty treatment that she persuaded Mark Anthony to conquer the region and present it to her as a gift. Like seriously? Wow! The power of Cleopatra…
Source 3: WiseGeek.com
Moor mud is an organic peat substance formed by the decomposition of a variety of plants over a very long period of time. Extracted from the moorlands of Central Europe, it is a black paste that dissolves easily in water and has a high concentration of amino acids, minerals, plant hormones and vitamins. This mud has been valued for its beautifying and therapeutic properties from ancient times to the present day. It was used by the Romans and the Egyptians; Queen Cleopatra apparently took regular mud dips when she wasn’t bathing in milk. In modern times, people can avail themselves of this mud in spas and health centers, or purchase it for home use from health stores and online health therapy sites.
The unique healing properties of this mud have been used to treat a variety of human and animal ailments. The mud has been found to relieve suffering associated with arthritis and rheumatism, soothe muscle aches and reduce joint swellings, and stimulate the immune system. Being an antibiotic and astringent, the mud has a cleansing effect on skin and is used in skin care as a facial or an entire body pack. Moor mud treatment improves circulation, staves off wrinkles and gives the skin a healthy glow. It is often used to treat skin problems like acne, eczema andpsoriasiso.
Ok, so this Moor Mud thing is legit good for the skin and has healing properties, whether or not Cleopatra was so famously known to have used it in her beauty rituals.
2. MicroAlgae aka Chlorella Sorokiniana
(Sounds like a mix of Japanese and Brazil, lol)
Rich in Vitamin B1, B2, B12 and niacin which can increase the skin’s energy and protect the skin to stay away from all kinds of pressure (I think it means the radicals/pollutants in the air).
Deep moisturizing action (So this is what deeply hydrates and give me the shine after using it!)
Strengthens defense qualities of the skin barrier.
Gives extraordinary softness and brightness.
Each box of Eumora retails for S$189 and it comes with 4 x 25g bars. (Each bar is S$47.25)
I estimate each bar can be used for 1-2 months. So one box can last 4-6 months.
I’ll be having a giveaway for a full pack of 4 bars on my Facebook, link to be up soon!
You can also purchase the Eumora The Moor Bar with Hma Factor online when the online site is ready in about 1 month, which I’ll be updating the link here~
Thank you for reading~