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The MECCA MAX Skincare Must-Haves

January 1 | 4 minute read

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Words by Team MECCA

Originally published on | April 30

Your face already loves MECCA MAX makeup, and with their skincare collection, your skin will get in on the fun, too.

From clever cleansers to serious serums, blemish-busters and multitasking masks, the curated lineup of essentials are serving clear, glowing and hydrated skin straight up. They’re made from only the best, brightest and most-trusted ingredients (our MECCA experts swear by them!), which means more good skin days and zero confusion. The formulas are 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free (they’re tested on beauty lovers, not bunnies), and completely free of fragrance and many nasties, so you can feel confident in your skin and what you put on it.

Where to start? Allow us to help (it's what we do best). Here are our top six MECCA MAX skincare buys that will amplify anyone's AM or PM routine and make your skin smile!

It’s one of the hardest working products in the MECCA MAX skincare lineup, and often it’s the first thing you put on your face at the start of the day. While this gentle gel cleanser does some serious heavy lifting in the form of dirt, makeup and oil, the key word here is gentle. This get-it-done gel cleanser lathers beautifully into a lightweight foam for a seriously satisfying clean you won’t want to miss.

So what are we talking? Aloe vera to calm and soothe even the most sensitised or irritated skin and niacinamide to bring an extra anti-inflammatory hit to the table while locking in hydration. There’s also glycerine that binds water to the skin for the ultimate moisturising, hydrating goodness.
Skin is craving an extra boost of dew? Make THIRST IMPRESSION your first resort. Four types of hyaluronic acid will plump and hydrate for your dewiest skin yet, and soothing squalane helps replenish your moisture barrier (particularly handy if you’ve gone a bit too heavy on the exfoliators). This juicy moisturiser is a must have for those with drier skin but is also perfect for those searching for a nourishing makeup primer.
Erase evidence of too much late-night scrolling with the CHILL OUT Brightening Eye Cream. A blend of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and ceramides will help lessen the appearance of dark circles while also keeping the delicate skin under your eyes hydrated and smooth. And of course, we can’t talk about this AM essential without mentioning the functional packaging; the tube’s cooling metal tip is designed to depuff and disperse the perfect amount of product!

It’s easy to see why this little bottle of goodness lands itself on the MECCA bestseller list. Thanks to its hero ingredient, fermented birch juice, this vitamin-rich serum is just like a kombucha, but for your face. It provides a probiotic boost to help support the skin’s microbiome which is responsible for strong and resilient skin. Vitamin B5 binds long-lasting hydration to the skin while green algae extract protects collagen and increases hydration.

Whether you’re brand new to serums or have a whole menu of favourites, add this to your routine and prepare for bouncy hydration.

Spot the difference! You won’t be able to once these supremely clever little patches have done their job. If you feel the familiar tingle or inflammation that signals a pimple is in the works (why is it always the day before a wedding, job interview, or big presentation?!), bust out a pack of these blemish-busters. Peel from the backing and apply to cleansed skin, leaving overnight if possible for maximum effect – much better than the old toothpaste trick. Got somewhere to be? Thanks to their invisible design, you can even get away with wearing these out and about. They’ll act as a barrier to protect the compromised skin from further inflammation, while minimising the look of any scarring (no thanks!).

A tip from MECCA HQ team member, Tony? “Make sure you use these on freshly cleaned skin that is totally dry. After application it becomes a second skin that stops you touching the blemish while it gets to work on clearing and healing.” Keep a pack in your handbag and another in your bathroom. Thank us later!

And finally, a step no routine is complete without: SPF. MECCA MAX’s SCREEN SAVER SPF30 ticks all the boxes: an invisible matte finish that isn’t sticky and sits beautifully under makeup? Check. Suitable for all skin types, whether you’re dry, oily or sit in the middle? Check. Fragrance-free and 100 percent vegan? Check! Plus, it’s formulated with soothing aloe vera and hydrating vitamin E to leave your skin moisturised as well as protected!*

*ALWAYS READ THE LABEL AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. Sunscreen is only one form of sun protection. Avoid prolonged sun exposure and reapply as directed.

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