Mèreadesso has been in my peripheral vision for several years, but I hadn't paid much attention because their first launch, a tinted lip balm duo, just didn't turn my lip-balm-addict crank. (Sorry, Linda. I have a very specific lip balm p.o.v.) But at the TIFF 2016 Bask-It Style celebrity gift lounge, my geeky heart quivered when I overheard the word thixotropic.
"It's a liquid that wants to be a solid," explains Linda Stephenson, founder of Mèreadesso, and a woman with a big brain. She's got degrees in chemistry, botany and biology, a two-decades-plus career that includes stints at Johnson & Johnson, Lauder, MAC and Mary Kay, and she knows super-nerdy science-y words that make my days shiny. "If you leave a thixotropic liquid alone, it becomes a solid. But if you work it a little, it liquefies again," she says.
Thixotropy has nothing to do with the Mèreadesso Travel Ease Kit. Rather, it's what allows the Mèreadesso Tinted All-in-One Moisturizer (20 mL/$45 CAD at mereadesso.com and 20 mL/$45 USD at nordstrom.com) to set on the skin and stay put. The travel kit, though, has its own wow factor – on the back of the sachet packaging.
Don't mistake these for ordinary sample packets:
The Mèreadesso Travel Ease Kit ($45 CAD at meradesso.com and $45 USD at nordstrom.com) consists of a 12 mL resealable sachet of Face & Neck Cleanser, a 12 mL resealable sachet of All-in-One Moisturizer, and a cleansing cloth, all tucked neatly into a transparent pouch.
I haven't tried the products yet, but I've got the All-in-One Moisturizer (50 mL/$126 CAD at mereadesso.com and 50 mL/$126 USD at nordstrom.com) on deck. Dosed with more than 20 globally sourced antioxidants, 16 botanical extracts, 8 minerals and enzymes, it's designed to function as serum, moisturizer, eye cream and primer. Hello, #timesaver. (Ingredients listed at the end of this post.)
The Mèreadesso Face & Neck Cleanser (120 mL/$45 CAD at mereadesso.com and 120 mL/$45 USD at nordstrom.com) is also a multi-tasker, one that serves as makeup remover (including waterproof mascara), mask, scrub and toner (all sans foam). Purchased on its own, it comes with that handy cleansing cloth, which I think is soft microfibre fabric.
Blogosphere friends Tracy at BeautyReflections and Lisa at SoloLisa have both interviewed Mèreadesso's Linda Stephenson and reviewed collectively the Tinted Moisturizer (I'm putting that on my list too, obvi – #thixotropic) and the Face & Neck Cleanser, so pop over and have a good read.
As for the Mèreadesso Lip Treats tinted balms duo, it does have fans. Linda told me there's a new lip balm in the works; I'm looking forward to that. *grin*
Are you familiar with Mèreadesso? Tried anything? Intrigued?
Mèreadesso All-in-One Moisturizer ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Water/Eau/Aqua, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Leaf/Twig Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E), Tocopherol (Vit E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vit A), Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus (Algae) Extract, Cola Nitida (Kola Nut) Seed Extract, Yeast Extract, Arginine, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Allantoin, Panthenol, Copper Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Magnesium Aspartate, Magnesium PCA, Zinc PCA, Manganese PCA, Lecithin, Carnitine, Chlorphenesin, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex, Steareth-20, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Steareth-2, Phenyl Trimethicone, Tribehenin, Stearoxytrimethylsilane, Stearyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-4 Laurate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance (Parfum).
Mèreadesso Tinted All-in-One Moisturizer ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Water/Eau, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Yeast Extract, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Steareth-20, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium PCA, Magnesium PCA, Zinc PCA, Manganese PCA, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Hexyl Laurate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Stearyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Retinyl Palmitate, Cola Nitida Seed Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Arginine, Tocopherol, Salicylic Acid, Tribehenin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Lecithin, Carnitine, Ubiquinone, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Panthenol, Allantoin, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract,Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple)Fruit Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Propylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Stearoxytrimethylsilane, Steareth-2, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance/Parfum,Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.
Mèreadesso Face & Neck Cleanser ingredients: Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Bis- PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E), Sodium Polyacrylate, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorphenesin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance (Parfum).