Why I’m interested in what they’re doing:
I’m appreciative of their focus on organic ingredients and interested in their minimal formulations. When Corinne reached out to offer some free samples for testing, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to give some of these products a try! The package they sent me was filled with seven very generous deluxe-size samples. For me, the standouts were definitely the organic oils. Read on for my full descriptions of each of the seven products I was sent!
Find Hammam Beauty here: https://hammambeauty.com/
(*For clarity! This post is not sponsored. I received these products as complimentary PR samples for testing/review purposes.)
How the brand identifies themselves:
(From https://hammambeauty.com/) “The Moroccan Hammam (spa) ritual combined with all the organic and natural Moroccan beauty secrets such as Argan oil, Moroccan Black soap and Ghassoul to name a few is the best kept secret Moroccans have been enjoying for many centuries.
Corinne and Violette both native Morocco have been exposed to the Hammam secrets from a very young age. They are introducing to all of you HAMMAM BEAUTY.
Hammam Beauty is a full line of Organic and Natural beauty ingredients from Morocco that every woman and man can experience in the privacy of their own home.
Hammam Beauty is simply a natural luxury everyone can afford to experience.”
- Argan Oil 100% Organic
I adore Argan Oil for several reasons: it has a comedogenic rating of 0, which means that it will not clog pores, and is therefore appropriate for all skin types. Great as an all-purpose oil for face, body, hair and nails.
- Prickly Pear Oil – 100% Organic
Brilliant! Prickly Pear Seed Oil, also known as Barbary Fig Oil, has a comedogenic rating of 0 as well. The texture of this oil I would compare more to that of Squalane, as it feels a little heavier, although it still is non-comedogenic (as is Squalane). Prickly Pear Seed Oil is a naturally rich source of Vitamin E, which lends it antioxidant and healing properties.
- Serum – 100% Organic
Ingredients: Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) oil, Argania spinosa (Argan) oil, Opuntia Ficus Indica (Prickly Pear) oil.
The addition of Sesame Oil to the blend (comedogenic rating of 3), causes this oil-serum to be a little more nourishing on the skin. Ideal for drier skins, and for combatting winter dryness.
- Moroccan Black Soap – Rose Flower Oil
Ingredients: Aqua, Potassium olivate, Rosa damascena flower oil.
The texture of this cleanser is very unique, almost like a balm/jelly cleanser coming out of the tub—however it does work into a rich lather (and I found that needed to be applied to damp skin). The texture and scent were very luxurious. I like that the formulation does not include SLS—however, due to its foaming property, I would still lean towards recommending this product for oilier skins.
- Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Mask – Lavender
Ingredients: Moroccan lavaclay, Linalool, Water, Glycerol, Argania spinosa, Xantan gum, Methylchloroisothiazalinone (and) Methylisothiazolinone
A beautiful mousse-y texture. Water can be added when applying to thin out the texture (less water is added to the formulation to increase its shelf stability). Very unique and very lush! If you’re a lover of clay masks, and are not sensitive to essential oils, I would absolutely recommend this one.
(*Personal note, just in case this may apply to you as well: I personally seem to have a sensitivity to clay masks—I’m not sure if it’s possible to be allergic to clay itself, but the reaction I experience is similar to an allergy. I still haven’t completely sorted it out! This is 100% my skin’s problem, of course, and nothing to do with this particular mask—it’s all clay masks, even pure Bentonite Clay). However, this one did not cause my skin to react as much as many of the other clay masks I’ve tried.)
- Day Cream – Prickly Pear Oil
Ingredients: Aqua, stearic acid, cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, mineral oil, petrolatum, Opuntia ficus indica oil, Glycin soja oil, carbomer, triethanolamine, isopropyl pyristate, xanthan gum, rosa damascena flower oil, phenoxyethanol.
A rich, buttery textured cream. I love Prickly Pear Seed Oil as an ingredient, especially for dry skin types. Note that mineral oil is an ingredient, if that is a concern for you as a potentially comedogenic ingredient.
- Nourishing Argan Oil & Honey Scrub
Ingredients: Water,Prunus amygdalus dulcis (amande) kernel oil, Eumulgin® SML 20C,Cera alba, Benzoate de sodium, Argania spinosa kernel oil (huile d’argan), Honey, Sugar.
Love that this formulation includes Argan Oil and honey! I found this one to be a little too abrasive for my own sensitive facial skin. However, will enjoy using this up on my body, as it is lovely.