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The Optimist Hydrating Essence is another new discovery, but one from a brand I know and love well: the brilliant Maya Chia Beauty. You may think that there’s nothing new under the sun when it comes to the crowded field of hydrating mists, but you would be mistaken. To me, the Optimist is the clean alternative to the much-ballyhooed SK-II Essence, harnessing the age-reversing power of sake to help tone and brighten the skin. Unlike SK-II, however, instead of a couple of glycols and parabens, in addition to sake, Optimist contains super-antioxidant astaxanthin, white tea extract, brightening licorice, chia seed, polysaccharides and amino acids. This isn’t just another mist: it’s a powerful treatment. And it just happens to smell absolutely heavenly: green, slightly citrusy, pretty and bright. ✨ Enjoy your golden days of summer, loves!
Lola Gusman
@thehermeshippie
I’m going to share a bit of the email I sent to Maya Chia Beauty after receiving their new #hydratingessence #toner #mist ❤: The subject line was “It’s perfect! It’s amazing! I love it!” ❤ And here’s just a bit of what I gushed: “You have outdone yourself! The Optimist is freaking perfect. I love it so freaking much! It’s my freaking favorite mist! Your package arrived about 4 hours ago and I’ve already misted my face with it at least a dozen times! I love it!!!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you! It smells fantastic and I’m so excited about the amazing ingredients. Wow. Just wow. And the name. Omg. It’s awesome.” There you have it, folks. I think I like it. You will, too. Can’t wait for you all to try it!
Emily Barth Isler
@ProjectJunkieRehab_Emily
The Optimist by Maya Chia Beauty. If you know me, you know that face mists are an essential part of my skincare routine (anybody who’s been rocking with me since the days of “Tuesday Toners” probably remembers 😚). But, I am also a bit picky about them because some products on the market are just a cocktail of over-diluted—mainly essential oils—in water, which carry little to no benefit at all. The newly launched Optimist by Maya Chia contains a blend of hydrating (Sake, Beet Root Extract) and brightening (Licorice Root Extract) botanical ingredients and antioxidant-rich extracts in a base of aloe vera juice. It is lightly scented with a tiny amount of NON-phototoxic essential oils, and is packaged in the classic Miron glass BUT what you can’t see is that the liquid spritzes out as a cloud of moisture vs a bunch of drops that you must spread and pat into your skin, so you can totally use it over makeup (without the risk of making your face look splotchy).
Lilly Wallace
@lillygenuineglow
Brand spankin’ new from Maya Chia Beauty, The Optimist was just released yesterday and is more than just your basic face mist. Full of antioxidants, phytonutrients, fatty acids and more, it boosts your skin’s hydration level while treating it to some powerhouse ingredients. This would a be a great option for those who don’t want to add a serum in between toning and moisturizing (but works equally well with a serum too). Plus it smells so beautiful!
Molly Hill
@maisonpur
This toner is my absolute favorite! There have been many hydrating mists that I’ve tried in my years as a beauty blogger but this one takes the cake. Why? Well, for starters the formula is divine. It completely hydrates the skin and feels so refreshing with antioxidants and amino acids. Your skin will feel plump and perfectly hydrated. But the kicker of the whole experience? The actual bottle and pump applicator- it’s amazing! I know sounds funny to even say but after having so many bad experiences with mists I know a great one when I use it. The Optimist is just that- GREAT! It doesn’t squirt out unevenly or in a harsh stream but a nice even mist that seriously feels so good. It’s stolen my heart!
Suzi Swope
@GurlGoneGreen
If I could describe Maya Chia Beauty’s new The Optimist Hydrating Essence with one word, it would be JUICY!🍊💦 I’ve been using The Optimist every day for the past couple weeks and I am in love! It’s so hydrating, balancing, and refreshing — just lovely! First off, The Optimist smells heavenly! Like sweet, juicy oranges with a hint of neroli — so bright and uplifting. The Optimist may look like just a mist, but it’s much more than that — it’s also an essence! It’s a true hybrid of the two — organic sake and organic white tea help tone, brighten, and balance the skin’s pH, while, the addition of powerhouse ingredients like astaxanthin, chia seed, polysaccharides, and amino acids help provide the skin with maximum hydration. Hello plump, moisturized, radiant skin! I love that The Optimist is a powerful treatment in the form of a lightweight, fine mist — it’s such a delight to use? Have you tried The Optimist yet?
Yenny Dang
@ecochicbeauty
Can I gush for a moment? I’m totally obsessed with this eye serum. I’ve tried other eye-area products before, and, honestly, never been that impressed. It just felt like one more step in my skincare routine that I didn’t have time for; one more thing between me and collapsing in bed for a few hours’ sleep. And I never saw much of a difference, so I didn’t really “get” eye serums. Like, what’s the point? WELL. Here is the point: Maya Chia’s new The Eye Achiever serum is a fine example of how oils can be nothing short of transformative. I swear, the first night I used this magnificent roller-ball of luxury, I woke up and ACTUALLY SAW RESULTS! My eyes looked smoother and brighter. I looked like I’d actually had a good night’s sleep (I have a 2-year-old who had a cold at the time, so this is truly a miracle!). The very act of applying this serum is a joy to me. It smells fantastic— there’s some sea fennel in there that is just my new favorite smell— and the roller ball is cool and smooth and instantly calming on my delicate eye area. I really can’t get enough.
Emily Barth Isler
@TheProductJunkieRehab_Emily
EYE AM A BELIEVER….IN THE EYE ACHIEVER, let me tell you! So I wanted to post about this the first day I used it, I could just tell by application alone that this was a winner (but I refrained to get actual results). Anything in a cool, depuffing roller ball is a win for eyes anyway, but as an oil it totally surprised me that after swiping on and walking to the next room, it had already absorbed. Grant it, I layer this stuff on at night, but for daytime wear this is perfection – talk about how goregous my concealer looked! Let’s get to my eye area and how it’s looking – smoooooth. And hydrated. I’ve been doing some course correction on my sun damage and the change in weather has left me dry, so this is really helping me look awake, refreshed and ready to take on the day – even when I’m not. And throughout the day I feel like it helps brighten and protect the eye area, it seals in the goodness and I’m not crepey or crinkly. I’m also really in love with the nutrient-dense ingredients including marine extracts (astaxanthin, sea fennel, sea lavender, wakame, algae extract) and the scent which is nice and earthy. Soooooooo long story short I’ve got me a new go-to eye product and I think everyone would love it! The hype is REAL. Thank you @mayachiabeauty for such a fantastic product!
Amanda West Reade
@abeautifulpursuit
THE EYE ACHIEVER: Nadia has decided that sleep is for suckers and I’ve been running on an average of 4 hours sleep, so my eyes suddenly started looking decades older. Which is why when a package with their new eye serum arrived from Maya Chia, I was thrilled, having heard raving reviews from other bloggers, yet did not have much hope And oh boy, you guys, did it deliver! Remarkably, it helped deflate undereye bags, brighten dark circles and plump the skin with just a few uses. The aptly named Eye Achiever is also light and fast absorbing and causes zero irritation. This is a keeper!
@thehermeshippie
The latest release and soon to be (yet another) cult-fave from Maya Chia Beauty is this multi-correctional eye serum, The Eye Achiever. It’s a fast-absorbing oil-based serum that works to revitalize, brighten and restore firmness. It features a metal roller ball applicator which cools the skin on contact and contains a generous .3 oz of product. I’ve been using it for the past six days and I’ve already experienced such positive results. My eyes feel so intensely hydrated, of which they haven’t in years due to chronic dry eye (which effects the skin around my eye as well). I even feel like my Concealer goes on smoother. It also smells incredible, like fresh fennel
Taylor Bronsky
@mylucitedreams
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