I received the Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser and Anti-Aging Brightening Serum to try. I used both for a week before writing up this review to give my skin time to adapt to them. The cleanser retails for $19 for 4 fl oz and the serum is $38 for 1 fl oz.
The Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser has sea kelp and aloe in it to make it appropriate for all skin types (mine is combination), and is especially helpful for sensitive skin and those with rosacea. It is also sulfate-free. I expected it to be nice and foamy based on the name, but it wasn't. I wet my face and hands and then rubbed a dollop in between my hands to get it to lather, but it didn't really foam that much. It was a very light lather, but it wasn't anything that made me dislike the product. I was more surprised than anything else. The cleanser had a light scent that smelled both floral and citrus-y at the same time, if that makes sense. I massaged it into my skin for about 30 seconds before washing it off. I found that it didn't leave my skin feeling overly dry, which is a pet peeve of mine when it comes to cleansers. I still felt the need to apply a moisturizer after using, but that was a great segue into the serum anyway.
I've tried a good number of serums, all of which have been clear, so I expected this one to be as well. But it isn't, it's more of a cream and it's white. It's sealed in an air-tight bottle to protect the anti-aging ingredients. It smells similar to the cleanser, but was even less scented. The serum targets sun spots and pigmentation while brightening overall skin clarity. It has anti-aging peptides, skin-brightening botanicals, and an aloe and vitamin B5 complex to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I appreciated the weightless feel of the serum, and since it was slightly creamy I felt fine using it in place of a moisturizer. A little goes a long way, so a 1 oz bottle would last for quite some time.
I don't yet have to worry about wrinkles, so I can't comment on how well the products helped with that. But what I did like about the cleanser and serum is that they were very lightweight and made my skin feel nicely hydrated and not like I had to heavy of a product on.
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Bottom Line: I think Mia Mariu has a great line of products, and I would recommend their cleanser and serum. Their products range from nutritional supplements to mineral cosmetics. Anyone can join their team and sell Mia Mariu from the home, so it's also a great way to earn money.
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*Disclaimer: I was provided with products for free to facilitate my review. I was not monetarily compensated for this review and the honest opinions here are entirely my own.