Not a brand that everyone has heard of, but Maple Holistics is slowly but surely makes its name well-known among the blogosphere. With products for body, hair and skin for both women and men and with the goal to provide a natural, holistic range of premium products which can enhance hygiene, health and daily living, the brand is already standing out, isn’t it?
What caught my eye were two face masks (I’m a sucker for skincare) and a hair conditioner. The Dead Sea Mud Mask was the first I picked up, because, well, dead sea mud. Everybody’s heard of its miraculous powers and owns at least one mud mask in their Sunday-spa-treat-yourself-kind-of-day…right? The formula even contains Bulgarian Lavender (works wonders for blemishes or cuts), German Chamomile (anti-inflammatory) and Clary Sage (calming and soothing) and overall exfoliates, tones, but leaving the skin soft and nourished at the same time. It can get a tad messy in the sink when you wash it off, but it’s certainly not holding me back from applying this once a week! ALSO, this might be only me, but it’s one of those masks you can apply almost perfectly on your skin (like in those perfect spa commercials you see) – yes, these are the things that excite me. So yep, this is definitely my favourite product from the brand so far; it’s a great mask that does its job well.
Next is the Ancient Clay Mask – if I said the mud mask was messy, well this one is um, well, let’s just say you will get it all over yourself. Due to it being in powder form, I really have to be careful when preparing the mask (yes, you actually have to get one scoop of the powder, then two water scoops and mix it together), but it is doable and it is worth it. Again, let me list some ingredients: French Green Clay (removes impurities, creates healthy, glowing skin), Betonite Clay (effective on oily skin, removes acne-induced toxins, revitalizes tired skin), Fuller’s Earth (reduces acne scars, blemishes, blackheads) – that sounded perfect for my oily complexion and acne. It does work, but of course, it’s not like you wake up with a clear face the next morning; still, when you wash it off, your face feels deep cleansed and whatever spots you may have will shrink and fade. What is most interesting about it is that it’s totally safe for every-day use, as it’s not drying at all. Tip: take your time when making the mixture, it’s not fun having weird lumps of powder on your face!
As for the Silk18 Hair Conditioner, I only have great words to say about this little bundle of amazing-smelling hair greatness. Since I have bleached hair on which I sometimes use heat, I do need all the conditioning that I can get my hands on. This one has eighteen different silk amino acids (strengthen hair fibers) and botanical keratin for healthier hair from the inside. I leave it on for as much as I can in the shower (10 minutes on average) and then I rinse it with cold water (well, at least lukewarm), as it’s gentler on damaged hair.
Reading this back, it looks like an advertisement but it’s truly my honest opinion, since I do use these products on almost a daily basis! You can have a look on their website yourself to see what I go on about here!