MAC Mineralize Skincare Charged Water Collection for Spring 2012 Review
MAC has a new permanent collection out called Mineralize Skincare and it consists of five new products, all with their new ionized Charged Water technology.
The collection includes Charged Water Cleanser, Charged Water Revitalizing Energy, Charged Water Moisture Gel, Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream and Charged Water Face and Body Lotion.
I have had the chance to play around with some of these products for a few weeks now and pretty much only have good things to say!
The Charged Water Moisture Gel was the first thing I opened up and wanted to dip into.
I’m pretty big on constantly moisturizing my face now, and I pretty much never did until about 2 years ago. All the sudden some dryness started happening, and not only that, fine lines look much more obvious when your skin is sucked dry. Not good!
This stuff comes in a good sized pot (1.7 oz) and the texture is a light whipped creamy gel. When you apply it, it feels cooling on the skin and lightweight. It sinks in easily, doesn’t look or feel oily, and just provides a nice light moisturized feeling.
Sometimes moisturizers make me break out and I’m always weary of trying new ones, but luckily I had no problems.
I think it’s a really great day time moisturizer but isn’t as heavy as I would use for night time. Which is totally fine. Let me add that this doesn’t contain SPF, so if I’m going outside at all, I would use one with an SPF instead.
Next up is the Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream (0.5 oz).
Let me tell you something. After say age 35, eye cream becomes your BFF! After my shower it’s the first thing I put on and after I wash my face at night, same thing.
This is more of a cream and not gel-like. It also feels really cooling on the skin when you apply it, and sinks in easy. It’s a thicker consistency than the Moisture Gel.
I can’t speak to the claim that it reduces dark circles and lines because I haven’t been using consistently for long enough. I can say that I have tried 1,001 eye creams and NONE of them have done that yet. But having said that, it’s a really nice eye cream, feels good, and makes my eye area feel and look better.
I prefer this one at night since again, no SPF and it’s pretty rich.
The Charged Water Cleanser comes in a decent sized bottle (3.4 oz) and it’s a lightweight makeup cleanser.
This is for removing all regular makeup, but not so much waterproof versions. I just put some onto a cotton cloth and wipe clean. No sticky residue and doesn’t make your skin feel oily or dry. Just right.
I think it’s works pretty nicely but it’s not my favorite facial cleanser ever. I prefer to use something I can use all over, for all types of makeup. That’s the lazy me talking.
Availability: These products are all part of the permanent line now!
Pricing: Moisture Gel ($37), Moisture Eye Cream ($35), Cleanser ($23).
Do you like MAC skincare products? Which ones have you tried with success so far?