Friday, 27 April 2018

DAFNA'S Revival Bio-Active Beauty Mask




Dafna Shaham founded her range of award winning skincare using her own name
which translates from Hebrew as Laurel Leaves - hence the company logo. Based
in Spain Dafna Skincare is largely based on Ayurvedic philosophy (Ayur’ = life,
Veda=knowledge). Which sees the body and mind as strongly connected. The
Ayurvedic philosophy is based on 3 Dosha (People) Types, the following will
describe these types, if it's not for you, skip this section.


The 3 Dosha Types are;


1. Vata Dosha Energy that controls bodily functions associated with motion,
including blood circulation, breathing, blinking, and your heartbeat.
In balance: There is creativity and vitality.
Out of balance: Can produce fear and anxiety.


2. Pitta Dosha Energy that controls the body's metabolic systems, including
digestion, absorption, nutrition, and your body's temperature.
In balance: Leads to contentment and intelligence.
Out of balance: Can cause ulcers and anger.


3. Kapha Dosha; Energy that controls growth in the body. It supplies water to all
body parts, moisturises the skin, and maintains the immune system.
In balance: Expressed as love and forgiveness.
Out of balance: Can lead to insecurity and envy.


Each person has all three Doshas, but usually one or two dominate. Various Dosha
proportions determine ones physiological and personality traits, as well as general
likes and dislikes. For example Vata types will prefer hot weather to cold and Kapha
types are more likely to crave spicy foods than other types.


Vata Predominant Types: Creative, Quick to learn and grasp new knowledge, but
also quick to forget, Slender; Tall and a fast-walker; Tendency toward cold hands
and feet, discomfort in cold climates; Excitable, lively, fun personality; Changeable
moods; Irregular daily routine; High energy in short bursts; Tendency to tire easily
and to overexert; Full of joy and enthusiasm when in balance; Responds to stress
with fear, worry, and anxiety, especially when out of balance; Tendency to act on
impulse; Often have racing, disjointed thoughts; Generally have dry skin and dry
hair and don't perspire much.


Pitta Predominant Types: Medium physique, strong, well-built; Sharp mind, good
concentration powers; Orderly, focused; Assertive, self-confident, and
entrepreneurial at their best; Aggressive, demanding, pushy when out of balance;
Competitive, enjoy challenges; Passionate and romantic; Strong digestion,strong
appetite, get irritated if they have to miss or wait for a meal; When under stress,
Pittas become irritated and angry; Skin fair or reddish, often with freckles;
sunburns easily; Uncomfortable in sun or hot weather, heat makes them very tired;
Perspire a lot; Good public speakers; Generally good management and leadership
ability, but can become authoritarian; Subject to temper tantrums, impatience,
and anger; Typical physical problems include rashes or inflammations of the skin,
acne, boils, skin cancer, ulcers, heartburn, acid stomach, insomnia, dry or burning
eyes.


Kapha Predominant Types: Easygoing, relaxed, slow-paced; Affectionate and loving;
Forgiving, compassionate, nonjudgmental nature; Stable and reliable; faithful;
Physically strong and with a sturdy, heavier build; Have the most energy of all
constitutions, but it is steady and enduring; Slow speech, reflecting a deliberate
thought process; Slower to learn, but outstanding long-term memory; Soft hair and
skin; tendency to have large "soft" eyes and a low, soft voice; Tend toward being
overweight; may also suffer from sluggish digestion; Prone to depression; More
self-sufficient; Gentle, and essentially undemanding approach to life; Excellent
health, good immune system; Very calm; strive to maintain harmony and peace
in their surroundings; Not easily upset and can be a point of stability for others;
Tend to be possessive and hold on to things. Don't like cold, damp weather;
Physical problems include colds and congestion, sinus headaches, respiratory
problems including asthma, allergies, and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).





DAFNA'S Skincare uses no animal derivatives is cruelty free & do not contain
parabens, mineral oils,vparaffin, Vaseline, petrolatum, silicone's, SLG and other
artificial ingredients.


Dafna's Revival Bio Active Beauty Mask has 4 key ingredients;
Sodium Hyaluronate: Hyaluronic Acid Salt to hydrate.
Capsulated Charcoal: With it's ability to capture damaging free radicals.
Ginseng: Rich in vitamins, and antioxidants to enhance collagen production.
Reishi: Known as the Mushroom of immortality, rich in Beta-glucans to promote
cell growth and turnover.






On opening the heavy deep violet glass jar. Violet glass is often used to protect
natural beauty products from light damage. Your product is hygiene sealed by a
protective cover, remove the cover and you are looking at a face mask the likes of
which you have probably never seen before! On first glance I assumed the little
black flecks where seeds of some sort, wrong. This is the Capsulated Charcoal,
applying a thin layer of the mask in a patting action it's almost like applying a
moisturiser, almost clear apart from the Charcoal particles the mask sits easily on
the skin for 5-7 minutes before you apply a small amount of warm water and
massage into the skin for 1 minute, this action breaks down the Charcoal which
also acts a mild exfoliator, rinse off with warm water and you are left with visibly
softer more even toned skin, my face was not at all dry, itchy or red. It had a
smooth "balanced" look to it with no signs of any irritation, the fragrance of this
unique mask is botanical, it works with the philosophy of mind and body balance
as I couldn't help but breathe deeply to inhale to soothing fragrance, all in all
it was a brilliant experience in more ways than one, not only was I left with great
looking skin, I felt relaxed in the process.


I had not tried anything from Dafna before this mask, and am delighted to have
discovered the range, I am in the process of trialling the Recovery Cleanser so
watch out for my thoughts coming soon on that.


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