Coupon Code for August, 2015 is at the bottom!
Have I ever told you how much I love trying new beauty products? In July I was fortunate enough to be sent the Pure Mauve Line of Products Made in Canada by Carapex Inc. of Chambly, Quebec to test out for 30 days and give my opinion. One of the reasons they thought I could benefit from this specific range is because I have written previously about the scalp psoriasis I’ve had for the past 18 months. The Tea Tree Oil is thought to help clear up the plaque that grows quickly over the scalp and sometimes other areas. This plaque appears very dry and can flake, crack, and if scratched can bleed and be very sore. Here’s a quote from the Carapex website about the Pure Mauve line “Due to our passion in the benefits of Tea Tree Oil, we developed this line of clean, natural, invigorating products. Only the purest, highest quality of Australian Tea Tree Oil has been utilized to work wonders on skin inflammation, breakouts and other conditions.”
So I don’t have to type it out every time, each Pure Mauve product I was sent has the name “Invigorating” and “with Tea Tree Oil”. I like the dark purple bottles because they’re different from anything else I have in the bathroom so stand out. I wear contacts so can barely see without them or my glasses and each bottle cap (except the Body Lotion) has a large silver letter on it so you know what it is you’re grabbing for. “S” for Shampoo, “C” for Conditioner, “T” for Toner, “M” for Moisturizer and “C” again for Cleanser. The Hair products are double the size of the facial ones, so you wouldn’t ever mix up the two “C”s.
I’ve been using everything exclusively for 30 days now and have 2/3 left still of the Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner and 1/2 of the facial toner, cleanser, and moisturizer. I estimate the face items would last 2 months, the hair products for 3, and the body lotion would depend on whether you use it all over or just in certain areas. If you do not enjoy the smell of Tea Tree Oil, then these products are NOT for you. I joke that I smell like a health food store when I’m done my routine! Luckily the smell doesn’t last all day and you can still wear body mists or perfumes without the fragrance changing.
The Body Lotion (240 mL) I’ve only been putting on areas that have a bit of psoriasis (stomach and elbows) and while it hasn’t cured the psoriasis, it hasn’t made it worse. It keeps the area from getting the plaque build up, and being dry and flaky. I apply the lotion morning and evening. I give the Pure Mauve Body Lotion a Positive BUZZ.
The Shampoo (240 mL) was a big surprise the first time I used it because instead of being white and liquidy, it’s a clear, gloppy gel and I mean this in a good way. I can wash my hair every other day, but if I go one extra day the plaque of the scalp psoriasis behind my ears will have begun to come back, so for me this is an every other day essential now. It has good lather and a strong Tea Tree Oil smell. I will be buying a back up of this right away. This gets a BEE Shopping rating from me.
The Conditioner (240 mL) paired with the Pure Mauve Shampoo gets a BEE Shopping rating from me as well. I make sure to leave this in my hair and on the skin behind my ears for a couple minutes while I wash my face so it can sink in to both my hair and scalp. I use this every time I shampoo and my hair looks shiny, healthy, and is easy to manage. I will be getting a backup of this product too.
I used the Facial Cleanser (120 mL) both morning and evening. In the morning I would put some on my Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush, which I not only use on my face, but also on my neck, chest, and behind my ears. This foamed up a bit and did a good job with cleansing. I found the scent to be a good wake up for mornings. At night I just used my hands and a warm washcloth and it removed all of my makeup. You will need a separate eye makeup remover for mascara and eye liner though (I suggest Mary Kay’s Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover). I would consider repurchasing this cleanser once I use up a few others I have in my stash.
I will be buying a back up of the Facial Toner (120 mL) and am giving this a BEE Shopping recommendation. I used this both morning and evening right after cleansing. I just squirted some onto a cotton round for the face, neck, and also behind my ears. Doing this treatment twice a day, I believe, helped keep the psoriasis from getting out of control. It’s didn’t get rid of it, but did lessen the thickening.
I followed up AM and PM with the Face Moisturizer (120 mL) and, you guessed it, added some behind my ears in addition to the usual face and neck. This did well giving my skin need moisture and didn’t give me a shine at all and it’s summer time! While I enjoyed this moisturizer, I really feel that I need to be using something with anti-aging ingredients on a regular basis, so will continue to use this once a day until it is gone. If I find I am getting the anti aging I want and still working on the psoriasis with the Pure Mauve only once a day, then I might repurchase this too.
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15% off your order with the coupon code “AUG1515” until August 31, 2015. Thank you to Carapex for providing me these products and this code for my blog readers!