MERUMAYA Maleka's Skin Clinic

 

We hear over and over that people just like you, have made costly mistakes buying inappropriate, ineffective or aggressive skincare.  We are all too aware that the information available can be confusing, incorrect, ill informed, sponsored, biased etc.

Below you will find Maleka's recommendations by skin type, to help you make your selection.

Alternatively, Maleka offers a free, personalised skin consultation to help you make the right choices. When you participate in Maleka's skin clinic she will partner with you through the journey of getting you to best skin you can.

For your ease and convenience the consultation will be conducted on the telephone or on Skype.  Please email info@meurmaya.com for an appointment.

Oily skin

Characteristics: shiny, sallow or yellow in tone, congested, slightly ‘thick’ looking, foundation often changes colour, pores are often enlarged.

 

 oily

Luxury Facial Wash™ it is important to have a thorough cleanse that does not strip the skin of its natural oils and this has very gentle surfactants. Often those with oily skins feel more 'clean' using a facial wash. This gently exfoliates too. Use with Manual Cleansing Brush which is much more gentle than electric cleansing brushes. Use AM & PM.

If you wear face make up, please remove it with Melting Cleansing Balm at night before you wash your skin with Luxury Facial Wash™

Gentle Exfoliating Toner
This will remove dead skin cells that combine with excess oil and can cause blockages. It refines the texture of the skin while helping to gently control oil. It is not aggressive like some acid toners on the market. Use it AM and/or PM as your skin needs.

Iconic Youth Serum™
Important to nourish every skin type.  This will not feel greasy and yet gives vital nourishment, radiance and hydration while helping to prevent further skin ageing. Use AM & PM

Intensely Youthful Eye Cream™
The skin round the eyes is thinner and so, more susceptible to skin ageing - even for oily skins.  This will address hydration, lines, dark circles and puffiness. Use AM & PM.

Skin Brightening Exfoliating Peel™
Oily skins can look sallow and ‘thick’. Using this 2-3 times per week will refine the skin, give clarity, reduce sallowness and add radiance. This also refines the look of pores for a smoother more refined skin surface and your foundation will also achieve a sheerer finish.

Mud Marvels Mask™
Use this once or twice a week for a really deep and oil absorbing cleanse.  Your skin will feel super clean and 'lighter'. You can mix a little into your Luxury Facial Wash if you are short on time or want to boost your cleanse with some activated charcoal.

 

Oily and  Mature/Lined skin

Characteristics: shiny, sallow or yellow in tone, congested, slightly ‘thick’ looking, foundation often changes colour, pores are often enlarged. Along with signs of ageing including; lines, loss of elasticity & plumpness, looks tired.

 

 Oily lined
This is the same as Oily Skin above with the addition of;

Overnight Recharge™ Night Cream
Ingredients that support the collagen network, reduce the signs of fatigue caused by glycation and fight the visible signs of gravity, stimulating elastin synthesis to lift and firm the skin. Sytenol A an amazing ingredient that addresses lines and skin-ageing and even helps prevent spots. Two molecular weights of hyaluronic acid for vital hydration and moisturisation and you will see the difference the next morning

Retinol Resurfacing Treatment™
Retinol (Vitamin A) is an extremely effective ‘cell-communicating’ active ingredient, which is able to connect to skin cell receptor sites and tell them to behave like healthy, younger skin cells. Vitamin A boosts cell turnover, peeling away top layers to even skin tone, thicken the new skin layers, firm the skin, smooth out wrinkles, and regulate sebum (oil) production.

 

Classic combination skin

Characteristics; This skin type generally considers the spread of oil on the face though, other factors such as acne, spots, skin ageing, lines etc. also need to be factored in. Oily T zone exacerbated in warmer weather. Normal to dry cheeks. Possibly the occasional breakout and often on the chin and forehead.

 

Classic combination Classic combination

Melting Cleansing Balm™ because it is important to have a thorough cleanse that does not strip the skin of its natural oils. If you wear face make up, please do a double cleanse at night only. The first cleanse removes make up and the second cleans the skin. Use with Daily Cleansing Cloths™ for a facial-quality ‘steam-clean’.

Iconic Youth Serum™
Important to every skin type this will not feel greasy and yet gives vital nourishment and hydration. It helps balance the skin and normalise it. The T-zone will not feel greasy.

Intensely Youthful Eye Cream™
The skin round the eyes is thinner, and so more susceptible to the first signs and continuing skin ageing. Intensely Youthful Eye Cream™ is power-packed to prevent and perfect skin ageing and importantly has a fairy light texture so that it does not exacerbate oiliness.

Youth Preservation Moisturiser™ SPF20
I call this the Power of Three!
X3 types of hyaluronic acid for maximum moisture potency
X3 antioxidant cellular protection
X3 SPF protection
In addition, Revidrate helps to kick-start your skin’s own production of glycerine to bolster it’s own ability to moisturise itself.
As well as that it contains Echium Oil, plant source of essential fatty acids Omega 3,6,9, to improve and prevent further loss of elasticity and moisture. It is also calming and soothing.

Skin Brightening Exfoliating Peel™
Oily Skins can look Sallow and ‘thick’. Using this 2-3 times per week will refine the skin, give clarity, reduce sallowness and add radiance. This also refines the look of pores for a smoother more refined skin surface and your foundation will also achieve a sheerer finish.

Use Concentrated Spot Treatment™ as required when you get a breakout.

 

Oily & spot-prone skin

Characteristics: shiny, sallow or yellow in tone, congested, slightly ‘thick’ looking, foundation often changes colour, pores are often enlarged. Spots frequency and intensity will vary from person to person, from the occasional spot to a presence of several spots at all times. If it is full-blown acne, I advise you to seek the help of a dermatologist specialising in Acne. Professor Anthony Chu is one that is good, in my opinion. Do also see my blog on dealing with spots linked here...

Oily spot prone Oily spot prone skin 

 

Melting Cleansing Balm™ because it is important to have a thorough cleanse to remove make up that does not strip the skin of its natural oils. Use with Daily Cleansing Cloths for a facial-quality ‘steam-clean’ for your first cleanse at night.

Follow with...

Luxury Facial Wash™ and Manual Cleansing Brush™ to clean your skin. This contains enzymes that help to keep the skin unclogged by gentle exfoliation and a low level anti-spot treatment called A.C.net, which helps to treat spots. In addition, it contains Happy Skin which contains Rhodiola Rosea, known as the ‘molecule of happiness, to help you feel less miserable about the spots! It is also an effective anti oxidant.

Morning Cleanse – use your choice of the above cleansers, depending on how your skin is behaving with regards the spots and chop and change as needed.

Iconic Youth Serum™
Important to every skin type this will not feel greasy yet gives vital nourishment and hydration. Importantly the Echium oil is nature’s richest source of SDA, which is a powerful anti inflammatory and helps to calm the irritation and redness of spots, while keeping you skin in brilliant condition.

Concentrated Spot Treatment™
This is genius for combating spots without ending up with that horrible crusty mess that is impossible to conceal. Dab on morning and night, direct to the spot. I use a bigger blob at night, allowing it to dry onto skin before hitting the pillow. You can always carry it with you during the day to re-apply if required.

Intensely Youthful Eye Cream™
The skin round the eyes is thinner and so, more susceptible to the first signs and continuing skin ageing. Intensely Youthful Eye Cream is power-packed to prevent and perfect skin ageing and importantly has a fairy light texture so that it does not exacerbate oiliness.

Skin Brightening Exfoliating Peel™
Oily skins can look sallow and ‘thick’. Using this 2-3 times per week will refine the skin, give clarity, reduce sallowness and add radiance. This also refines the look of pores for a smoother more refined skin surface and your foundation will also achieve a sheerer finish.

Retinol Resurfacing Treatment™
Acne develops when an excess of dead skin cells and oil (sebum) build up within a pore, forming a soft plug. Using Retinol (Vitamin A) boosts the rate at which new cells are produced, and reduces the build-up of dead skin cells. It also helps to control excessive sebum production. In this way, Retinol helps prevent dead skin cells from combining with oil and getting trapped in your pores. Preventing these clogged pores from forming, means your skin is less likely to develop blemishes, resulting in clearer and brighter skin. Retinol will also help to shift scarring left over from active breakouts. Use PM only and always follow with SPF during the day, as Retinol makes the skin more sensitive to UV damage.

 

Dry skin

Characteristics: papery, tight, grey, flaky, thin, uneven texture and tone, lacking in vibrancy, make up often looks patchy.

 

Dry skin set dry

Iconic Youth Serum™ is the heartbeat of the brand and includes a number of ingredients that address hydration and moisturisation. The serum is the powerhouse in the range and contains two different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate), which is capable of holding x1000 it’s own weight in water. That also plumps the skin, returning the ‘bounce’, making skin look more energised and less dull and smoothing and softening the skin. There are also two blends of glycerine, ceramides and further hyaluronic acid to give absolute Moisture.

Youth Preservation Moisturiser™ SPF20 I call this the Power of Three!
X3 types of hyaluronic acid for maximum moisture potency
X3 antioxidant cellular protection
X3 SPF protection
In addition, Revidrate helps to kick-start your skin’s own production of glycerine to bolster it’s own ability to moisturise itself. As well as that it contains Echium Oil, plant source of essential fatty acids Omega 3,6,9, to improve and prevent further loss of elasticity and moisture. It is also calming and soothing.

Intensely Youthful Eye Cream™
The skin round the eyes is thinner and so, more susceptible to the first signs and continuing skin ageing. Intensely Youthful Eye Cream™ is power-packed to prevent and perfect skin ageing and importantly has a fairy light texture so, it feels super comfortable and works well under make up. Pepha tight gives instant tightening while Argirilene has a botox-like effect of inhibiting muscle movement and thereby helping to reduce and prevent lines. The entire orbital area is smoothed, hydrated and soothed with premium actives that address short and long-term moisture and hydration, dark circles and puffiness.

Everything Everywhere Beauty Oil™
Dry skins lack oil, so adding a beauty oil into your skincare routine will greatly improve the hydration, plumpness and softness of your skin. Everything Everywhere Beauty Oil™ is is first to feature Cacay Oil, which has even more benefits than Argan Oil - 50% more Vitamin E, and twice as much of the Essential Fatty Acid, Linoleic Acid. In trials for Cacay Oil 100% reported an improvement in hydration and firmness. It can be used AM and PM. If you prefer not to wear an oil during the day, add a few drops into your daily moisturiser to give it an extra boost of hydration.

Melting Cleansing Balm™ with Daily Cleansing Cloths™ provides a rich, gentle, yet thorough cleanse that leaves skin plump, comforted and hydrated.

Dry, lined, dull skin

Characteristics: papery, tight, grey, lifeless, flaky, thin, uneven texture and tone, lacking in vibrancy, lines are further accentuated, make up often looks patchy and exacerbates lines.

 

Dry lined dull 



Iconic Youth Serum™ is the heartbeat of the brand and includes a number of ingredients that address hydration and moisturisation. The serum is the powerhouse in the range and contains two different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate), which is capable of holding x1000 it’s own weight in water. That also plumps the skin, returning the ‘bounce’, making skin look more energised and less dull and smoothing and softening the skin.. There are also two blends of glycerine, ceramides and further hyaluronic acid to give absolute moisture.

Youth Preservation Moisturiser™ SPF20 I call this the Power of Three!
X3 types of hyaluronic acid for maximum moisture potency
X3 antioxidant cellular protection
X3 SPF protection
In addition, Revidrate helps to kick-start your skin’s own production of glycerine to bolster it’s own ability to moisturise itself. As well as that it contains Echium Oil, plant source of essential fatty acids Omega 3,6,9, to improve and prevent further loss of elasticity and moisture. It is also calming and soothing.

Intensely Youthful Eye Cream™
The skin round the eyes is thinner and so, more susceptible to the first signs and continuing skin ageing. Intensely Youthful Eye Cream is power-packed to prevent and perfect skin ageing and importantly has a fairy light texture so, it feels super comfortable and works well under make up. Pepha tight gives instant tightening while Argirilene has a Botox-like effect of inhibiting muscle movement and thereby helping to reduce and prevent lines. The entire orbital area is smoothed, hydrated and soothed with premium actives that address short and long-term moisture and hydration, dark circles and puffiness.

Overnight Recharge™ Night Cream
I call this the ‘gym for your skin’ because the high performance actives go to work while you sleep and boost the skin’s natural repairing and regenerating activity. Ingredients that support the collagen network, reduce the signs of fatigue caused by lack of sleep and daily living and fight the visible signs of gravity, stimulating elastin synthesis to lift and firm the skin. Sytenol A an amazing ingredient that has all the anti-ageing benefits of retinols but without the worry of sensitivity. Two molecular weights of hyaluronic acid for vital hydration and moisturisation and you will see the difference immediately and the next morning.

Everything Everywhere Beauty Oil™
Dry skins lack oil, so adding a beauty oil into your skincare routine will greatly improve the hydration, plumpness and softness of your skin. Everything Everywhere Beauty Oil™ is is first to feature Cacay Oil, which has even more benefits than Argan Oil - 50% more Vitamin E, and twice as much of the Essential Fatty Acid, Linoleic Acid. It also has 3 times more anti-ageing natural Retinol than rose-hip oil, which will help smooth fine lines, improve elasticity and even the skin tone. In trials for Cacay Oil, 95% reported a reduction in wrinkles while 100% reported an improvement in hydration and firmness. It can be used AM and PM. If you prefer not to wear an oil during the day, add a few drops into your daily moisturiser to give it an extra boost of hydration.

Retinol Resurfacing Treatment™
Vitamin A (Retinol) is an extremely effective ‘cell-communicating’ active ingredient, which is able to connect to skin cell receptor sites and tell them to behave like healthy, younger skin cells. It boosts cell turnover, peeling away top layers to even skin tone, thicken the new skin layers, improve elasticity and effectively smooth out wrinkles.
Use PM only and always follow with SPF during the day, as Retinol makes the skin more sensitive to UV damage.

Skin Brightening Exfoliating Peel™
Dry skins often look dull and this will ‘peel away the grey’ and the years. Added benefit is the ability for the skin to more effectively absorb your treatment products and therefore get better results. The skin, looking brighter and clearer, helps to diminish the visibility of other ‘issues’ in the skin. For those with lines, having removed the dead skin cells, the line looks less obvious, more refined and skin more youthful.

Melting Cleansing Balm™ with Daily Cleansing Cloths™ provides a rich, gentle, yet thorough cleanse that leaves skin plump, comforted and hydrated.


Lacking elasticity or bounce

Characteristics: Skin appears a bit deflated, drawn, sunken almost. The volume in the cheeks has dropped and jowls may be appearing.

 

Elasticity lacking elasticity

 

Iconic Youth Serum™ is the heartbeat of the brand and includes a number of ingredients that address hydration and moisturisation. The serum is the powerhouse in the range and contains two different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate), which is capable of holding x1000 it’s own weight in water. That also plumps the skin, returning the ‘bounce’, making skin look more energised and less dull and smoothing and softening the skin.. There are also two blends of glycerine, ceramides and further hyaluronic acid to give absolute moisture.

Overnight Recharge™ Night Cream
I call this the ‘gym for your skin’ because the high performance actives go to work while you sleep and boost the skin’s natural repairing and regenerating activity. Ingredients that support the collagen network, reduce the signs of fatigue caused by lack of sleep and daily living and fight the visible signs of gravity (jowls), stimulating elastin synthesis to lift and firm the skin, adding youthful volume in the cheeks. Sytenol A an amazing ingredient that has all the anti-ageing benefits of retinols but without the worry of sensitivity. Two molecular weights of hyaluronic acid for vital hydration and moisturisation and you will see the difference immediately and the next morning.

Retinol Resurfacing Treatment™
Vitamin A (Retinol) is an extremely effective ‘cell-communicating’ active ingredient, which is able to connect to skin cell receptor sites and tell them to behave like healthy, younger skin cells. It boosts cell turnover, peeling away top layers to even skin tone, thicken the new skin layers, improve elasticity and effectively smooth out wrinkles.
Use PM only and always follow with SPF during the day, as Retinol makes the skin more sensitive to UV damage.

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Follow the above advice and you will not go far wrong.

For ingrown hairs, use Skin Brightening Exfoliating Peel™ BEFORE shaving and used regularly helps to ease this problem.

Prefer a wash to a balm? I get it! Use Luxury Facial Wash™ unless you have super sensitive skin, in which case, it needs the buffering benefits of Melting Cleansing Balm™ so, learn to love it.

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