The Orange Blossom Ultra-Hydrating Dry Oil gets a definite thumbs up. I have two inherited frizzy patches of hair, so I used this instead of my regular Argan oil. It was equally effective with the bonus of smelling great. In fact, I was so impressed with the scent that I also slathered it onto the dehydrated skin on my arms – I stayed soft and fragrant all day long.
I also loved the Moroccan Soap – Eucalyptus. I’m not a fan of hammams as I’m not keen on being scrubbed to within an inch of my life. However, this gave that black-soap experience in my own shower and left my skin feeling fabulous. I also tried a skin scrub, which was quite gentle but effective, and the Re-Mineralising Body Mask – a bit of a strange sensation, but it smelled good and left the skin on my elbows feeling rejuvenated.
The Regenerating Serum was quickly absorbed and would probably be fine for someone with ‘normal’ skin. However, my complexion is super-dry and quite delicate, and this just didn’t feel rich enough for an, admittedly, pretty tough job.
Lastly, the Pure Orange Blossom Water Toner. I wanted to like this; I really did, because it smells good. But, unfortunately, I found it very drying – not surprising really, as my regular routine does not include toner for exactly this reason.
I am a big fan of skincare, and I follow my beauty routine religiously, so I was over the moon to try Izil’s products. I started by adding the Ghassoul Clay Powder, replacing my once-a-week mask moment. You are supposed to mix a bit of the powder with water and apply it to your clean skin. The drying feeling was a bit strange, but the result was excellent. The texture afterwards was soft and pleasant.
I do not scrub my face too often, maybe once every 15 days, and I used the Illuminating Almond Scrub this time around. The texture of the scrub is fantastic; it has little pieces of almond and smells great. Result wise, it did its job without leaving my skin dry, which is very important to me. I also tried two 100-per-cent oils, Argan (that I used in my hair and cuticles and loved it!) and Prickly Pear Seed (that I applied under my eyes to hydrate and help with dark circles, the skin in the area does appear moistened, I will keep using it). The Pure Damask Rose Water Toner had a great smell, but I felt that it left my complexion a bit dry, and I saw myself applying a more significant amount of moisturiser.
And last but not least, I loved the Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser, which is very practical these days and comes in a perfect size to fit even the littlest pocket.