Review: La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser and BioA-7 Firming Eye Lotion

La Mav is Australia's first and largest organic skincare brand, proudly Australian owned and made. As you may all be aware by now, as much as I love my high end products to bits, I am a big advocate for local brands and organic products. Nothing beats a sustainable environment/environment and a collaborative community. La Mav works towards a carbon neutral environment, their packaging is eco-friendly and recyclable. It makes sense that we should reach for the natural/organic products, the epidermis is our body's largest organ... why sacrifice health for beauty by allowing our body to absorb toxins and parabens? A lot of the time, I use non-organic products as organic goodies greatly surpass my budget range, La Mav on the other hand, is fairly affordable.

About the product:

Price: $26.95
Size: 100ml

- Purifying cleansing gel with active ingredients such as fermented paypaya extract, Orange Extract and Sugar Cane Extra to remove sebum and other impurities.
- Recommended for Oily/combination/normal skin that is prone to congestion
- Certified organic for 83% ingredients
- Australian certified toxic free
- 100% Vegan
- Free from petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic fragrances/colours, pthalates, talc, PEGs, TEA, DEA, silicones etc

Here's an extract on Bioactive ingredients in this product from La Mav's website:

Bilberry extract along with Sugar Cane extract helps purify, cleanse and exfoliate the outer layer of the skin encouraging cell turnover and strengthening the surface of the skin as well as refines and unclogs pores
• Papain from Papaya extract purifies skin and Witch Hazel extract has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties
• Goji extract, Green Tea extract, Rosemary extract and Marshmallow extract calm and soothe the skin

My Verdict
- I absolutely adored the sweet subtle citrus scent, it's super re-freshing and calming. Perfect after a stressful working day.
- Product content was easy dispensed from the pump.
- I use a cleansing brush to clean my face, it works a gem and foams up well with my brush. Otherwise I can easily foam it up with my hands.
- After cleansing, my face is left quite clean and feeling freshed. I don't need to run my face over with micellar water to rid excess makeup.
- I have sensitive/combination skin (oily around the T-zone and currently in the midst of a T-zone break out). This cleanser cleansed away all the grotty oil around my t-zone. However, I found that I do need to moisturise immediately to re-hydrate my skin.

About the product:

Price: $32.95
Size: 15ml

- Visibly rejuvenates and transforms the eye area.
- Formulated with Hibiscus Esculentus and Pisum Sativum Extract to increase elasticity and smoothens lines + wrinkles.
- Recommended for all skin types, ideal for puffiness, dry and mature skin, fine lines and dark circles.
- OFC Certified Organic
- Free from petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic fragrances/colours, pthalates, talc, PEGs, TEA, DEA, silicones etc

Here's an extract on Bioactive ingredients in this product from La Mav's website:

Bio-Actives:• Hibiscus esculentus extract (a natural alternative to Botox) has Botox® like effect that gently relaxes skin to smooth expression lines and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
• Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Vitamin C, Aschophyllum Nodosum Extract & Licorice Root extract works synergistically to help reduce the appearance of under eye dark circles.
• Pisum Sativum Extract, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract and Cassia Alata Leaf Extract smooth and firm the eye contour

My Verdict

- I have learnt that there is no such thing as a miracle eye cream that will eliminate all lines and puffiness. I found this eye cream to be nice and creamy that's also super easy to apply. Like it's product claim, it's velvet smooth!
- I dab the cream under my eyes and smooth it out, the product is then immediately absorbed into my skin.
- So far, no irritations, no signs of millia.
- The product possessed no particular scent, which I like!
- I keep my under eyes well hydrated to prevent any onset of fine lines, it's difficult determine the effectiveness of the product after using it for a couple of weeks. Having said that, there has been no appearance of new lines.. thus, I think it's fair to  conclude I that this product has been doing a decent job at maintaining under eye hydration.
-My eye bags (especially my left eye) can probably fit two young joeys, nothing has worked so far. However, I did notice minor de-puff after a few days of usage. I also like to chuck on a cool eye mask every now and then.
Have you tried La Mav? what do you think about organic products?

*These products were kindly provided for my consideration, all opinions are my own


  1. That eye cream sounds great! I did try the exfoliating scrub previously, and quite liked it.

  2. Wow, it's great to see organic products coming up really well! I would love to try some of those products~!

    Celly | Asian Beauty and Makeup Blog

  3. I haven't tried La Mav before! These sound like great, effective products and the fact that they're organic is definitely a big plus for me!

  4. La Mav is my best skincare discovery this year! Love their Ultra-Calming Cleansed and Hydrating nectar - probably not the best for your skin type, but totally recommended for drier complexions!


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