Beautiful. Sensual. Trans-formative. Healing.
These are words to describe May Lindstrom’s The Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm Concentrate.
But before I dive into this swirling blue pod of goodness and describe to you its properties, let’s talk about May Lindstrom, the woman behind this luxury organic skincare product.
She graciously responded to my email saying:
I am delighted you have been loving The Blue Cocoon! This is my favourite treat on the whole planet and possibly the formula I am most proud of.
May believes in her products and speaks with passion about them, which is so refreshing in a world full of blasé beauty counter reps, pitching mass-produced, unethical gook.
The Blue Cocoon is essentially the most beautiful and trans-formative facial oil you’ve ever experienced in a unique water-less and wax-less balm form. Upon contact with skin, this stunning concentrate melts immediately to a gorgeous blue fluid.
She makes it sound so inviting, but the truth is that many women view their skin as just one more responsibility. Something requiring constant care, like our health, garden and family duties. Is it safe to say that many of us take a practical approach to our skin care routine? Finding it preferable to do the bare minimum?
Makeup gets all the hype.
Skin care almost always playing second fiddle to the excitement surrounding a new highlighter or lipstick.
Unless, of course, you’re May Lindstrom or you’ve just discovered her luxury organic skincare.
For May, a skin care ritual isn’t basic.
It’s not boring.
It’s decadent and versatile. Simmering with passion, love and creativity. This is a skin care (and self-care) experience like no other. Where your bespoke, yet luxury organic regime is a pleasure-trove as nourishing for your skin as it is for your soul.
The Blue Cocoon’s magic ingredient is blue tansy, which calms and relieves inflammation on an unparalleled level. It’s like a meditation and spa vacation for your skin. [I]n aromatherapy, blue tansy is used to reduce anxiety, manage anger, heal sleep disorders and soften the feeling of being out of control.
So it makes sense that The Blue Cocoon has a similar, anti-inflammatory effect on the skin, making it ideal for a range of angry skin conditions, like eczema, dermatitis, rosacea and others.
The Blue Cocoon is beautifully adaptive and has been well-liked [by people of] various skin types, ranging from dry, highly sensitive and reactive, [to] oily, acneic and inflamed types who benefit from the incredibly soothing, balancing and anti-inflammatory action of the blue tansy (and other acne-friendly essential [oils], such as frankincense and myrrh).
So regardless of your skin type, you can have a beatific and healing experience with The Blue Cocoon.
Even if you have no skin problems at all!
My take on The Blue Cocoon.
It’s no surprise that it’s a deep moisture treatment, given the formulation includes camellia seed oil, shea butter and cacao seed butter, all known for their high fatty acid content. It’s the way they’re blended with the other botanical extracts, like geranium rose oil and vanilla essential oil, that gives this potion a special quality.
It doesn’t feel like someone just lumped the ingredients in a bowl and mixed them together. No, it feels like there’s love and magic in it.
Some beauty recipe secret that causes it all to balance in just the right way.
The Blue Cocoon is also versatile and travels well, since you can use it as a day and night cream and treatment all in one. There’s no need to pack the kitchen sink of beauty products since this one’s got most of your skin needs covered for short trips away.
May also swears by it as an eye and lip treatment:
It makes a great spot treatment [and] as a total bonus, is also my favourite eye and lip treatment of all time.
Oh, and did I mention it eliminates redness (must be the blue hue) and wears really well under makeup?
How to use:
From the formulator herself:
Massage a half-pea amount into your wet skin twice daily, adjusting your portion to suit the needs of your individual skin.