May Lindstrom is a sorceress with the ability to create memorable skincare, treats for the mind, body and soul. Blue Cocoon is the star of her lineup with a solid following, the beauty balm translates May’s ritualistic vision of skincare: a sensory experience to indulge in, taking the time to relax and enjoy the moment. It’s the epitome of green beauty luxury.
Blue Cocoon is absolutely amazing for sensitive skin prone to inflammation, redness, and general bouts of unhappiness. Thanks to the contribution of Blue Tansy the balm provides antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties, soothing skin almost instantaneously. Schisandra increases reactive, sensitive skin’s resistance against stress factors. And, it balances all skin types, so everyone can enjoy this heaven in a jar.
Testing products have given my skin its fair share of W.T.F. moments, plenty of opportunities to vouch for Blue Cocoon’s calming effects
I’m a healthy skeptic of hyped products, especially those with a hefty price tag.
Blue Cocoon will set you back $160 for 1.69 oz. I know, I know, $160 for a blend of essential oils lacking any actives… where’s the value?
Now I understand why–May Lindstrom handcrafts these pieces of art in small batches with exotic ingredients that are certified organic, wild harvested, or fair trade, raw and unrefined. Her team extracts each oil, and depending on the ingredient this isn’t a simple task. There’s a lot of quality, time, and love put into this small jar.
Even then… is it worth the splurge?
Initially, I wasn’t all that impressed and didn’t find it worth the price tag. Actually, I was disappointed and angry at myself for spending so much on a product that only contained essential oils. And, I wasn’t convinced I wasn’t getting clogged pores. Blue Cocoon calmed down inflamed acne, but new blackheads were making an appearance. This was likely due to over applying, as a little bit goes a long way. Seriously, you need very little. The trick is to apply to damp skin and massage in, allowing the oils to properly absorb.
Along with Blue Cocoon’s ability to diminish skin sensitivity, it’s outstanding for locking in moisture. If you read about facial oils know that sometimes rules can be broken. In the evening, I’ll sometimes apply a thick layer without moisturizer as a deeply nourishing treatment, without issues of congestion. Regardless of how you use it, you’ll wake up with softened plump, dewy skin. BUT… I can’t say Blue Cocoon provided more moisture than other oil blends designed to do the same, like Orgamor’s argan oil.
That aroma, though. *insert drooling emoji*
The aroma is intoxicating, like baby kittens purring all around, cuddling you with their warm little bodies. Thanks to a friend I now refer to it as balmy Xanax, because that’s exactly what May Lindstrom created here. Some nights I crave the sensory experience like a glass of red. It relaxes, soothes, and lulls me to sleep. I’ve never experienced a product that provided such a sensation… which is why May is a sorceress.
For that reason alone, yes, yes, YES go buy Blue Cocoon immediately!!
When May releases her half-sizes of Blue Cocoon, at that point I’ll say it’s worth the splurge for me. And, it won’t be as costly of a splurge since a smaller size means lower cost. There’s no way I could use this jar up within a years time, I struggle to finish oils that are only a single ounce. While essential oils don’t expire in the same way as most products (if it smells funky, toss it), the balm will lose its efficacy. The closer you open Blue Cocoon to production time, the higher the levels of nutrients. Which is why all May Lindstrom products are created in small batches.
Product: May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon
What it is: A relaxing, restoring face oil condensed into a balm
Ingredients: Camellia oleifera (camellia) seed oil*, Butyrospermun parkii (shea) butter***, Theobroma cacao seed butter***, Sclerocarya birrea (virgin marula) oil***, Calodendrum capense (yangu) oil, Adansonia digitata (baobab) oil*, Tanacetum annuum (blue tansy) oil*, Commiphora myrrha (myrrh) oil**, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil*, Boswellia carteri (frankincense) oil**, Pelargonium graveolens (geranium rose) oil*, Vanilla planifolia co2 total essential oil*, Schizandra sphenanthera (magnolia vine berry) fruit co2 extract, Helichrysum italicum (immortelle) oil*, Agathophyllum (ravensara) aromatica oil
* Certified Organic **Wild Harvested ***Fair Trade, Raw & Unrefined
FYI: A little bit goes a long way! Start with a pea size and add more if needed. Can be applied as an eye and lip treatment as well.
Where to buy: May Lindstrom $160, The Detox Market $160
If you bit the bullet and splurged on May Lindstrom, spill the deets!