Ruth Crilly from A model recommends did a ‘whats in her make-up bag’ video a few months ago and in that video the interviewee told Ruth that she loves the SEPAI Cleasing Balm . I never heard of SEPAI before so I decided to google the brand. Sepai is a skincare brand from Barcelona Spain and is founded by two by two business women. Sepai is described as:
“Sepai is an intelligent, preventative and repairing treatment that works on maintaining the optimum conditions of the skin. Sepai combines the best of technology with the best of nature in a 100% functional formulation, where each ingredient provides benefit to the skin and everything is developed on clean, stylized and safe bases. Sepai propose an approach that prevents, protects and preserves the qualities of the skin, stimulating all its functions while avoiding cellular damage. OUR TREATMENT DOES NOT PROMISE MIRACLES, BUT IT GUARANTEES THE OPTIMAL SKIN PRESERVATION FOR A LIFETIME.”
I received a kit filled with samples to trial the products. The first thing that cought my eye where the SEPAI cotton towels. they look like compressed tablets, I had to check multiple times before I realized that I was looking at cotton towels. The cotton pads are ideal for removing makeup, cleansers and facial masks. You have to wet the ‘tablet’ before you are able to use it. There is just one downside. Sepai claims that the towels can be reused but I don’t agree with that part. My towels became very fluffy and filled with holes after one use. I would rather buy muslin cloths because muslin cloths are more durable than the cotton towels.
I will not review the whole kit but I picked some products that I love. The SEPAI Cleansing Balm, NUTRIVE Instant Mask, PEEL MUD exfoliating mask and the TUNE IT INVISIBLE serum are without no doubt my favourite from this range of products. All the products are made from natural ingredients and some of the products have a very subtle flowerly smell. No heavy fragrance here as we all know that fragrance is bad for your skin. I would like to introduce you to my favourites.
1. SEPAI Cleansing Balm (€87/125ml)
This is a different kind of a cleansing balm: “Purifying Cleansing balm in an oily gel that delicately eliminates impurities and all types of make up allowing a gentle application massage.
This ally in the shower is ideal for skin care. Massaged on face and body, it releases encapsulated lipids which upon contact with water converts into a rich cleansing cream. As it does not contain synthetic surfactants it can clean the skin without weakening its hydrolipic mantle. The shea butter and almond oil act as cellular regenerators and restructurers, lubricating and smoothening the skin.” I love the fact that the product comes in a dark bottle with a pump because it keeps the light and other bad influences away. I love cleansing balms because they are oil based, hydrating and they remove all traces of make-up. This cleansing balm can be applied very easy because it is smooth in texture. I consider it the perfect morning cleanser because it doesn’t take much of my time during my busy mornings. A cleansing balm is a two in one product, a cleanser and make-up remover in one and you can even use it as a mask. Just leave it on your face for 15-20 minutes and it will give you an intensive treatment.
2. SEPAI NUTRIVE instant Mask (€98/50gr)
This mask is the perfect overnight mask because it works like a mask but it doesn’t feel like a mask. It sinks in very quick, doesn’t turn hard or sticky and it is very easy to wash off. Sepai claims that: “the NUTRIVE instant mask is a Instant treatment mask that recovers the luminosity of the skin. Revitalises and cleanses, regulates the hydrolipic barrier and restores stressed skin. It can be used daily or occasionally as a nourishing mask or as a cleansing balsam.” I do agree because I did experience the same. You can leave the mask on for 30 minutes before you wash it off but I prefer to leave it on during the night. The hydrating power of this mask makes it the perfect overnight mask. My skin looks healhy and plump. Combine it with the Hydrating and regenerating TUNE IT INVISIBLE serum (€62/35ml) for extra hydration and babysmooth skin. The INVISIBLE serum can be used solo or can be mixed with other products.
3. SEPAI PEEL MUD exfoliating mask (€98/50gr)
“Deep cleansing mask ideal for eliminating excess oil from the skin. Its powerful actives work to leave the pore clean and the face luminous, with an immediate sensation of freshness” This mask is not harsh for my skin it is a fine grain mud mask that gently exfoliates my skin leaving it brighter and soft. I love the clean smell and the fact that it applies easy. It doesn’t turn crusty and thick on your face either. Just apply a tin layer and follow up with the TUNE IT INVISIBLE serum for glowy healthy skin. Recommended as a 10 minute night mask for greater cleansing.
Sepai products are sold via www.sepai.eu