Actor Salma Hayek (Breaking Up, Frida, Once upon a time in Mexico) delves into her Mexican heritage with a range of skincare based on the ancient Mayan bark called Tepezcohuite (TEPEZ-CHWEETEE) and ingredients like blue agave, seabuckthorn prickly pear and lime.
The line was launched two years ago but I spotted the range recently and decided to give it a try.
It includes cleansers, moisturisers, day cream, and an anti aging cream. Its quite a wide range with discreet black and white packaging and it is paraben free .
I decided to try the Anti Aging Super Cream which has borage oil (for dry skin ) as well as an infusion of vitamin E and A and parsley extract (just in case you were missing Vitamin C) along with tepezcohiute.
The Mayans used Tepezcohuite for burn relief because of its healing properties so I assume it is an anti inflammatory and has anti oxidants.
On an aside – I saw women in Burma, now Myanmar, use a local tree bark extract as a powerful sunburn protector on their faces and I wonder if it could be similar.
The anti aging Super cream has a silken texture and gets absorbed quickly into the skin. However I did think it was a little too light for an anti aging cream.
While I don’t like fragrance in skin care this has a very mild fragrance.
It does soften the skin but it is too early for me to swear by any anti aging benefits.
The pack says you have to try it for thirty days but it hasn’t given me that ‘aha’ feeling so I may not.
If you have tried it let me know what you think.
If you haven’t tried it as yet I would start with the gentle exfoliating cleanser to see immediate results.
From USD 5-19 .
Available at Cvs pharmacies .