My New Facial Routine With Vivo Per Lei Matcha Skincare
Disclaimer: I received this product for review. However, all opinions are strictly my own.
I’ll be honest, I don’t exactly have a set in stone morning routine or an actual self care routine. I make sure to deep condition my hair once a week and I do a face mask at least every two weeks. And yes…I wash my face and moisturize daily. But come on, there is something so special about a routine. Which is why I was so excited to try these two products.
I have been in search of a peel off mask for quite some time and haven’t found one that caught my attention or that did what I needed it do to. It seems all masks I came across were sheet masks or wash off masks. I mean, my skin isn’t the worst, but with it being combination and its propensity for creating countless blackheads, I needed something that could just peel away the impurities so to speak. In comes Vivo Per Lei. My friends over at Vivo Per Lei have sent me these two wonderful products to try and review for you guys. The Botanical Matcha Refining Facial Peel and the Matcha Purifying Mask.
I started with the Botanical Matcha Refining Facial Peel. I will be honest, I was skeptical at first. Here I thought “great, another peel off mask that doesn’t actually peel”. WRONG. First things first, I made sure that I tried these with a fresh clean face, as per the instructions. Being that it was Matcha, I was expecting a very green, vegetable like smell. Or that weird green tea smell, that I really dislike despite loving green tea. The mask actually doesn’t have that smell at all. It doesn’t really smell like anything if you ask me, which makes it quite pleasant since I dislike strong scents. The mask is of a light green gel consistency, which looked quite promising in terms of it being a peel. This is where it gets iffy. So I was expecting to slather the mask on my face, let it dry and then peel it off. I mean, it says face peel right? NOPE. The instructions say to rub it on. SO I RUBBED IT. Now, as I am rubbing I see little balls start to form and Im like okay, this isn’t right, but I kept going. Then I realized what was happening. The mask was peeling off my dead skin cells as I rubbed. Now this wasn’t exactly what I was expecting but I LOVED it. I mean, how could I not?. Now I could actually see the results as they were happening. So I rubbed away for about 5 minutes and then rinsed off with warm water. I could literally see the difference in my face. It looked clean, fresh and rejuvenated. It did however, feel a little dry, which I wasn’t too happy with.
Next, I tried the Matcha Purifying Mask. This was much like a clay mask, except it is green (duh, matcha). Now, I am not sure if they were meant to be tried together, but they were sent as a set so I did it this way. I applied the face mask and let it dry. Then I removed it with warm water. I have to say, coupling this with the peel was a great idea. My skin went from fresh but dry to fresh and soft. It did tingle a bit when I initially put it on, which I chalked up to the fact that I had just peeled my face. This feeling went away quickly though. This clay mask also does not have a smell, thankfully.
The best thing about these two products is that they aren’t tested on animals. While I am not an animal activist, I do prefer products that haven’t been tested on those poor defenseless souls. The products are also paraben-free, if that sort of thing is important to you. Needless to say these two products have now become part of my new facial routine. I have tried them both for two weeks in a row now and couldn’t be more satisfied.