|Above: My Mila Moursi skincare ritual.|
That being said, I also relish the chance to mention new products in my rotation--especially masks, cleansers and sunscreens--on both BP and Instagram to maintain dialogue on the relentless flow of interesting releases. Consequently, some of my skincare posts are more “in the moment” (e.g., here are my initial thoughts on this but more testing is necessary) while others, especially those involving my “routine,” are the culmination of weeks of carefully-monitored experience. This brings me the brilliant Mila Moursi line (available at Barney's NY and Space.NK) I first reviewed the body care from this streamlined, luxe brand HERE and was thrilled at the opportunity of trying a specialized regimen from the line, selected just for my skin type and concerns.
Kindly scroll on for more details and images as well as the Bottom Line...
|Above: Mila Moursi Cleansing Foam, pH Balancing Toner, Dual Action Serum and Rejuvenating Serum.|
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Disodium Laureth Sulfoacetate, Glyceryl Monostearate SE, Stearic Acid, Prunus Armeniaca, (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Resveratrol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Trepenone, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide 7, Distinctive Phytostem Buddleja Davidii Meristem Cell Culture, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, 1, 2 Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Bisabolol, Fragrance (Parfum).
(2)*Mila Moursi pH Balancing Toner (also available at Space.NK)...I follow this with two sprays of the clarifying toner which further balances out my skin and prepares the pores to accept the skincare to come.
Ingredients: Water, Tridecyl Isononanoate, Sodium Lactate, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Propanediol, Resveratrol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Trepenone, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide 7, Distinctive Phytostem Buddleja Davidii Meristem Cell Culture, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isoceteth-3 Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Citrate, Allantoin, 1,2 Hexandiol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-25 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 20, Octoxynol-12, Menthyl Lactate, Mentha Haplocalix Extract, Fragrance (Parfum).
(3)*Mila Moursi Dual Action Serum (also available at Space.NK)...I then apply a single pump of this skin-nourshing, silky serum (both day and night); my skin loves it and it is absorbed immediately. In terms of the effect, my skin is smoother, brighter and younger looking (fine lines plump up upon contact) and, because this serum encourages a gentle form of cell turnover, the glow of fresh, more youthful skin is apparent each morning.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Rhodendron Ferrufineum Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Hyaluronte, Lactic Acid, Lecithin, Isomalt, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Laureth-7, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isopraffin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Mica, and Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
(4) *Mila Moursi Rejuvenating Serum (also available at Space.NK)...finally, I rotate between the Dual Action Serum and this equally potent formula to keep my skin on its toes. Designed to plump up hollows, crevices and fine lines on the face, this serum is remarkably effective for giving skin a more youthful appearance.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, PVP, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, PEG-8-Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Resveratrol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Trepenone, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide 7, Distinctive Phytostem Buddleja Davidii Meristem Cell Culture, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, 1,2 Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate.
Some things I learned from my brief conversation with with Mila at Barney's NY include:
- Skincare should be simple and consistent...product usage should be kept to a minimum for efficacy.
- Skincare should feel like a sacred ritual...take your time and enjoy the experience.
- Many individuals are overdoing their skincare routine by using too many products in any given period of time and their skin is being clogged by this excess; this can result in tired, puffy looking skin.
- Mila's serums are also designed to be used on the orbital area but should be pat on carefully, about a centimeter away from lashes because all face products have the ability to migrate; additonally, they can be applied to the neck and decollete for benefits below the face!
|Above: With my trusty Mila Moursi Dual Action Serum...my mom is also using (and loving) is product!|
Overall, I am incredible impressed with the Mila Moursi skincare line. The products are high quality, apropos for sensitive skin and immensely effective.
In the six weeks I've used the line, I have been asked countless times by readers and subscribers to my YouTube channel what, if any, changes have been made to my skincare as they could notice differences in the smoothness and clarity of my skin.
As one who is intent of fighting the signs of aging as vigorously as possible (without resorting to surgery or, at this point, injectables), the Mila Moursi line could not have come into my life at a better time!
|Above: Mila Moursi...just in time!|
|Above: The Dual Action Serum is an excellent place to start when trying the Mila Moursi line.|
|Above: Last look.|
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Bottom Line: The Mila Moursi skincare line (available at Barney's NY and Space.NK) is truly excpetional; the simplicity of the ritual and potency of the performance make this stunning collection of products an absolutely worthy pursuit and I look forward to watching my skin transform with continued use!
Have YOU tried Mila Moursi? Thoughts?
Because skincare discussions can get so wordy, I have a Part II of this post scheduled for later on this weekend; it will be focused on specialized skincare products (e.g., masks, eye creams, sunscreen etc.) that are a perennial part of my overall routine. Stay tuned!
Finally, if you are in the Southern CA area this weekend, consider swinging by the Patchwork Festival in Long Beach this SUNDAY (June 7th) from 11 AM to 5 PM to check out my brother Seth's handmade bags (featured HERE, HERE and HERE on BP).
He has some incredible designs that he'll be debuting at the show tomorrow and, if you love handbags, then seeing them is a must (keep an eye on my Instagram for a preview!). The show is free and is located at Marine Stadium at Appian Way...tell them the Beauty Professor sent you ; )
Have a beautiful weekend...xx,
--The Beauty Professor
** PR sample provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.
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