The latest skincare infused with Amazonian goodness
It wasn’t bad enough that my skin was winter parched – I just had to overdo it with prescription Retin-A. I should have known better, but I thought all that burning meant the stuff was really working. Then I woke up with a beet red face. Next the peeling and flaking began. Believe me, it wasn’t pretty. It was the perfect time for a we heart this review package containing some tarte Maracuja Oil magic.
This fruit oil from the Amazon delivers “harmony and moisture for firmer, brighter, smoother-looking skin.” What could be better for a skin situation like mine than the healing power of tarte’s maracuja-rich creations? How about special edition packaging, so gorgeous that I swoon a little each time I reach for the products.
So what is this maracuja oil? Here’s the story: also known as “pure milagro” or “the pure miracle,” the oil is hand pressed from the pulp of the maracuja fruit (or passion fruit). Full of essential fatty acids and vitamins that “replenish, rebuild and brighten” the skin, maracuja oil hydrates without causing irritation or breakouts. The promised result of faithful use: firmer, younger-looking skin.
The most stunning item I received is the 3.4 oz. Jumbo bottle of Pure Maracuja Oil ($75). Housed in a reusable box and topped with an exotically-painted wooden lid (which anchors the dropper inside), the bottle is a work of art worthy of the elixir within.
Rich in Vitamin C, the pure oil is so effective that my skin immediately responded. When I started using it, I was still peeling from my Retin-A mishap. The very next morning, the irritation was reduced by half. Within three days, my skin was completely calm and flake-free.
I also tested the companion Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment cream ($38), enriched with tarte’s famed C-brighter technology, packaged in a jar with the same design as the oil. In addition to maracuja oil, the cream contains vitamin C and advanced botanicals like rice bran, mango and coconut to hydrate, firm and brighten the eye area.
Tarte calls the effect “skintuitive™” for a good reason. Just a tiny dab of cream makes my eyes look bright and refreshed. I’m always wary of products that claim to “instantly smooth and visibly tighten skin,” but tarte’s eye cream comes through like a champ!
A few other items of note: this eye cream is fragrance-free and super-concentrated so a jar will last you a long time. Additionally, the cream does not over-moisturize so your makeup doesn’t run or fade.
• Maracuja oil provides hydration with no oily or filmy residue; soaks in faster than any facial oil I’ve ever used
• Just three drops are enough per application. After using it every day for two weeks, the bottle still looks full
• Lid with dropper is the perfect mechanism to dispense the exact amount you need
• The packaging is a work of art
• Jumbo-sized Maracuja Oil is a bit pricey (but worth it, imo)
• Limited edition
Overall, I was mighty impressed with these tarte Maracuja Oil goodies. So don’t miss out on these limited edition products that will look beautiful on your counter while they make you more beautiful, too!
Readers – Have you tried tarte’s Maracuja Oil or Maracuja-infused products? What did you think?
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Melissa loves road trips, bargain shopping, drive-in movies, lip gloss and rock ‘n’ roll. She lives in Baltimore with her two precious pups; Zeus and Bellarina.
skin tone: NC25
skin type: dry to normal
favorite beauty product: skincare