Alya Skin. review
With its millennial pink packaging, is Alya Skin. a line you need to keep on your radar?
Everyone skincare seems to have a system nowadays. And while I love the idea of making things simple, having products that work together, and helping beauty lovers and newbies alike develop their own skincare routine, a line has to be pretty amazing for me to not want to mix and match my products. But when I received the Alya Skin care lineup in the mail (complete with pink face cloth and scrunchie) I knew I wanted to give their three-step system a try.
Exfoliate, using the Pomegranate Exfoliator Facial Scrub
Despite the rather redundant name, this product combines pomegranate seed oil and extract (botAlyah excellent antioxidants) to exfoliate. The product also contains vitamin C, which is one of my favourite ingredients in an exfoliant because I feel like it gives an extra boost of glow (even if it’s all in my head). The pomegranate seed powder in this scrub would also be great for targeting acne breakouts and inflammation. I loved the gentle exfoliation and the creamy base.
Mask, using the Pink Perfect Australian Pink Clay Mask.
I love the idea of a clay mask but my aging skin is already so dry that once I use a clay mask, it takes me a day or two to get the hydration back in. But because I get hormonal acne now (hi, perimenopause!) I still love the idea of unclogging my pores. So I was completely blown away by this mask. It comes in a little pot with a silicone brush, which you apply and leave on for 10 minutes. In addition to the clay, the mask contains witch hazel, which I think is great for calming the sin. The mask felt creamy on my skin, and after about five minutes it felt a bit tingly (like it was working) but not drying. OK and it was pink, too, so of course I took a selfie. It never fully dried and never cracked like most clay masks, which I loved, and then when I removed it, my skin was so soft underneath.
Moisturize, using the Australian Native Berries Moisturizer.
This moisturizer also contains macadamia oil, vitamin C, sweet almond oil and shea butter. I would say it was a light moisturizer in texture, so I wasn’t sure it was going to be enough of a moisturizer for my dry skin (especially after a clay mask!) but an hour after I’d applied it, my skin still felt super supple. And you know that scent when you get a facial that just smells like you’re getting a luxe facial, but you can never really recreate at home, on your own? Well this product has that scent. Sublime.
The three-step system is available for $89 on Amazon.ca.