Friday, June 28, 2019

Summer Skincare Spotlight: Mila Moursi for Glass Skin That Glows

Mila Moursi skincare review
My current Mila Moursi routine. 
When navigating the vast and endless sea of skincare releases, consistency is key. Finding products that work and, consequently, sticking with them for the long term is a challenge for anyone, but especially for someone whose job is to test new launches and share her experiences. 

Since its stateside launch in back in 2015, Mila Moursi formulas have been a regular part of my skincare regimen (see past reviews HEREHERE, HERE and HERE) due to their brilliant ingredients and results-driven performance. In turn, I am excited to share the newest launch from the brand as well as tried and true favorites that collectively are contributing to my summer skin routine. 

Kindly scroll on for more details on my Mila Moursi favorites, how I use the products and what my results are as well as a special offer for BP readers and the Bottom Line...

Glassy skin that has a certain glow, thanks to Mila Moursi.
From L-R: Mila Moursi Cleansing FoampH Balancing TonerDual Action Serum and Broad Spectrum SPF 30
From cleanser and toner to serum, specialized treatments and even SPF, Mila Moursi creates products that cater to a spectrum of skin types and concerns. Personally, I seek skincare that possesses potent anti-aging benefits while delivering a seriously glassy glow and some of my absolute favorites include the Cleansing Foam, pH Balancing Toner, Dual Action Serum and Broad Spectrum SPF 30.
Mila Moursi intensive renewal booster
Meet the Mila Moursi *Intensive Renewal Booster
In addition to the products mentioned above, I've started my summer by testing the newest member of the Mila Moursi family: the *Intensive Renewal Booster. Designed to dramatically transform the skin in 30 days, the set features formidable daily doses of Retinol and Vitamin C (alternated each evening) balanced by an ultra hydrating solution of Hyaluronic Acid to resurface and brighten skin while adding significant hydration. 

Sleep deprived from too many late nights of grading, writing and the like, my post-spring semester skin presented optimal candidacy for this rejuvenation! Here is a breakdown of my results:

Week #1: Eager to jumpstart the process, upon cleansing in the evening, I started with the Bio-Retinol first that week. The serum is lightweight and absorbs instantly; as is the case with all products containing Retinol, I made sure to avoid application near my eyes, nose and lips. The next morning, my skin felt extra smooth and had a touch of radiance (the initial stages of cell turnover in progress!). Upon washing, I gently applied the Hyaluronic Acid and loved the way it nourished and plumped up my skin. I followed with the Vitamin C serum the next evening and alternated for the six nights, giving my skin a chance to rest--as instructed--on the seventh day. 

Week #2: Entering the second week of the *Intensive Renewal Booster, I already began to note differences in my skin's texture and tone. Despite the potency of the Retinol, I didn't experience any obvious signs of dryness or peeling and I attribute the lack of these side effects to the daily dose of moisture, courtesy of the Hyaluronic Acid. What was present, however, was a pronounced level of smoothing and a reduction in dark spots and discoloration. 

Week #3: This was the week where results really began to compound! The two weeks of regular Retinol and Vitamin C doses began to reduce the look of pores and fine lines while encouraging an unmistakable, lit-from-within radiance that can only come from skin that's been reborn via enhanced cell turnover.   

Week #4 (in progress): The cumulative result of nearly a month of the *Intensive Renewal Booster has been brilliant. My skin looks smoother, brighter and healthier than it has in months and a natural glow--even sans makeup--is evident. I feel like the Booster adeptly jumpstarted my skin's end-of-the-school year recovery, leaving me with a rejuvenated canvas that's ready to take on the summer months ahead! 
Each day's quantity comes in a genius blister pack for portability and precise dosage.  
Official details for the *Intensive Renewal Booster, courtesy of Mila Moursi

DESCRIPTION:
Supercharge your skin with this synergistic trio of skin renewal, illumination and hydration. This intensive 30-day regimen features a new generation of innovative formulas to combat today’s harmful environmental and aging aggressors.

Make room for younger, brighter, toned skin while nourishing cells to keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay.

DIRECTIONS:
The Intensive Renewal Booster system is to be followed as a PM/AM ritual to overhaul the skin. Start your 30-Day regimen in the evening. On cleansed and toned skin, apply your PM Booster, alternating between Bio-Retinol and Vitamin C. Blend Bio-Retinol well, before use. In the morning, on cleansed and toned skin, apply your AM Booster followed by your Mila Moursi serum and treatment cream. For the ritual, complete six days of PM/AM treatments. Every seventh day, take a one-day repose for your skin to rest.

Note: You may experience dryness after evening treatments. In extreme conditions of dryness, add on a light layer of Mila Moursi treatment cream.

CAUTION: Due to the concentration of active ingredients, your skin may become sensitive. It is essential to use the Mila Moursi Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 with this 30-Day Regimen.

INGREDIENTS:
Bio-Retinol Intensif: Dimethicone (and) Polysilicone-11, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Retinol (and) Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer (and) Tocopheryl Acetate (and) Ascorbic Acid (and) Disodium EDTA (and) Propyl Gallate (and) Polysorbate 20 (and) BHT, Bidens Pilosa extract (and) Elaeis Guineensis (palm) oil (and) Gossypium Herbaceum (cotton) seed oil (and) Linum Usitatissimum (linseed) oil

Vitamin C Infusion: Aqua (Water), Ascorbyl Glucoside, Propanediol, Squalane, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Citric Acid, Cellulose Gum, Alcaligenes Polysaccharides, Tocopherol

Hyaluronic Acid: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Panthenol, Acetyl Glucosamine, Aminobutyric Acid, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Pantolactone, Tocopherol

Mila Moursi intensive renewal booster
The *Mila Moursi Intensive Renewal Booster is leverages Retinol, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid for true skin transformation. 
I began to notice results from the *Mila Moursi Intensive Renewal Booster by end of the first week of daily usage. 
Mila Moursi skincare review
Mila Moursi Cleansing FoampH Balancing TonerDual Action Serum and Broad Spectrum SPF 30.
// THE REST of my Regimen // In addition to the *Intensive Renewal Booster, I've been regularly using the following products:
  • Cleansing Foam: Extremely gentle yet effective, this cleansing foam removes every last trace of dirt and makeup without stripping the skin of its benevolent natural oils. I use it day and night to keep my skin exceptionally clean. 
  • pH Balancing Toner: This toner was the very first Mila Moursi product with which product I fell in love. In the 7+ years that I have diligently tested skincare for this blog, I've yet to encounter another product that is similar to this particular formula. After cleansing, I spray it onto a cotton pad to balance my normal-to-combination skin. It prepares my face for the skincare to come (making it more receptive) and smells uncommonly fresh and invigorating. 
  • Dual Action Serum: On days when I felt I needed more than the Hyaluronic Acid from the Intensive Renewal Booster, I added a pump of this anti-aging wonder to my skin. Weightless yet incredibly efficacious, this serum increases elasticity and skin volume (in the best possible way) while adding a replenishing layer of moisture.
  • Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Since my skin has been receiving regular doses of retinol (which, in any concentration, can cause sun sensitivity due to increased cell turnover), this anti-oxidant rich SPF has been a  trusty companion. Lightweight and blendable, the sunscreen smooths on and melts into the skin (it's actually a fabulous base/primer for foundation) while masterfully protecting it from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Consider it the perfect embodiment of sun care with skincare benefits! **Currently, Mila Moursi is giving away a full sized 50ml SPF 30 with every $350 purchase and a 3ml deluxe sample with each order.

Mila Moursi sunscreen review
Summertime staple...the Mila Moursi Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Wearing Tom Ford Golden Peach Eyeshadow Duo

Good skin is the best makeup...lips are Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips Glossy Lipstick in Pillow Talk.  
Mila Moursi skincare review
Last look.
Bottom Line: I hope you found this Mila Moursi skincare intensive helpful and insightful and I welcome your questions and comments on the brand! 

As aforementioned, Mila's products have been a key part of my routine for well over 4 years and, due to their efficacy and performance, will continue to have a place in my lineup for years to come.

Currently (through 7/11/19 ), Beauty Professor readers can receive 20% off of their entire order on the Mila Moursi site (excluding the Nourishing Balm and Complexion and Body Brush) with the code BP2019...simply enter the code at checkout and enjoy the savings.

Good things ahead, including an easy warm weather look and a host of new product procurements as well as a major life update. Cannot wait to share!

xx and more soon,

--The Beauty Professor 

 **Many thanks to Mila Moursi for sponsoring this post. PR samples 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.  © 2012-19 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

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