The Blue Cocoon
beauty balm concentrate
50ml / $180.00
a soft blue hug for deep comfort
tranquil. intoxicating. deep calm.
The Blue Cocoon
beauty balm concentrate
50ml / $180.00
Our balmy blue enchantress greets your skin with cool serenity, melting on touch to a fluid potion that tenderly envelopes you in the most decadent azule calm.
Mystical blue tansy eases feelings of emotional anxiety while releasing heat and providing nourishing hydration and relief to even the most delicate and troubled skin conditions.
The Blue Cocoon is essentially the most beautiful and transformative facial oil you’ve ever experienced, in a unique waterless and waxless balm form.
Upon contact with skin, this stunning concentrate melts immediately to a gorgeous fluid. This is effective both as your primary moisturizer or as a special treatment for skin that is sensitive, inflamed, damaged, acneic or irritated. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and soothes skin in the most beautiful way, providing the perfect level of hydration and healing, eliminating redness and irritation.
A complexion that is quiet, and a mind that is clear.
Melt a rice grain to pea-sized amount into fully wet skin, morning and night, immediately after cleansing. Focus on areas of sensitivity and the delicate eye contour.
This concentrated beauty is like a meditation and spa vacation for your skin; in aromatherapy, blue tansy is used to reduce anxiety, manage anger, heal sleep disorders and soften the feeling of being out of control.
"There's no arguing that this little piece is pricey, so before ordering it for myself I read just about every review out there, reading the ingredients listing so many times I actually had it nearly memorized. Even with all the rave reviews I had read, nothing prepared me for how much I would actually fall in love with this dreamy balm.
I honestly use it for everything - as a nightly treatment for dry skin, a redness and blemish reducer, and even as an eye treatment. I even combine it with my concealer daily for the best under eye coverage I've ever had. It's a do-it-all product with a gorgeous, luxurious scent, and every time I use it I can't help but smile.
As for the size and price, I cannot stress enough how LITTLE of this product you need per application - literally just dabbing a fingertip onto the top of this will give you enough for most of your face. I know people say a little goes a long way with a lot of products, but it's never been as true as it is with this product. With daily use, I am nearly certain this will last me well over a year - if not more.
It is a very rich formula, so not only is it important to use a small amount so you don't waste it, but using a smaller portion is also the best way to get the most out of the product. There are very few products of this price point I'd recommend for everyone, but if you're looking to add a truly great piece to your skincare collection I'd suggest this in a heartbeat."
"It's absolutely gorgeous…It leaves my skin calm and moisturized…I swear that it healed and faded a blemish almost overnight."
"I live in a cold country and while my rosacea is very mild it worsens every time I step outside and the wind hits my face. Blue cocoon has been such a wonderful help for the dots that appear on my cheeks, forehead, and chin. It's soothing and makes my skin all smooth. It lasts for very long too, making the price worth it.
I highly recommend the blue cocoon. It's currently the only skin product I use except for my makeup remover."
"I've had eczema since childhood and this season has been particularly rough for me…I'm not exaggerating when I say The Blue Cocoon smoothed away these patches in the course of a weekend... What a true miracle worker it is; I'm kind of speechless."
"I wish i didn't love this...But I absolutely do. It's uhhhmaaaazing!!! I suffer from allergies (allergic to dogs AND I have one at home) and eczema, and I live in a humid, tropical country. You can imagine how my skin is atrociously problematic. My face does this really nice trick that it breaks out into red, angry, scaly patches RANDOMLY. So, I've been finding a moisturizer that does not irritate my skin, moisturizes, soothes, calms it down, AND feels and smells luxurious. I've tried everything possible, from Tatcha's Indigo Cream to 14 step Korean skincare routines, nothing works...
UNTIL THIS CAME INTO MY LIFE
How do I live without this delicious piece of heaven? I give thanks that this stuff has been invented. Seriously, this jar has been in my prayers. It smells like rich, decadent chocolate infused with a really soothing almost floral like scent. Melts instantly into liquid orgasm onto your skin. I use it twice daily after spritzing Evian facial water (gotta use it on wet skin) and my skin is finally happy. Finally.
Of course, it has a hefty price tag attached to it. Will I purchase it in a heartbeat though? Absolutely."
"Growing up I was one to always have the oily, sensitive acne prone skin. I had always stayed away from any product with "oil" in it.....until now...I am using glycolic acid with a combination of retinol In the evening. I had no idea how dry my skin was going to get, let alone flaky...so I went out on a limb and invested in the blue cocoon after trying other hydrating products that were just not cutting it. The blue cocoon is truly healing my skin in a way no other products have been able to to..my dry retinol skin is now balanced with the blue cocoon. It has been calming, soothing, healing like no product I have ever tried..IF anyone is on the fence about this product even if you are concerned at the price...it truly is an investment in your skin and once you see the results you will never want to be without this amazing product! Love love love!"
"I get tough-to-control, frustrating-to-treat breakouts every month - nothing I've tried in the past decade has been more effective than The Blue Cocoon at calming and healing them."
"I'm almost 40 and I go through an extensive night time and day time skin care routine. I wanted a good a good all in one product for days that I wanted to give my skin a rest. I like to use the blue cocoon after I use a weekly face mask (I love the May Lindstrom honey mask). I apply it after as a night time treatment. I can't tell you how beautiful my skin looks since using this product. My redness is almost gone. My skin has never felt softer and I have a luminous look to my skin that I never had before. I don't mind the price because it works. Also, you need a tiny amount so this will last a very long time. The smell is amazing, like chocolate and herbs. You just have to smell it for yourself. This is one of my favorite products ever."
"I'll likely be paying my credit card bill with a limb or a first born child to take care of my purchase of the Blue Cocoon. Except, I've received less cream for more money and been disappointed, so imagine my surprise when I came to the conclusion that this little gem from May Lindstrom was worth every penny.
Packaged in that little black jar is one of the most beautiful blue balms that smells, well, odd to me. I love the blue tansy smell, don't get me wrong, but there are so many different little nuances that I can't put my finger on. Before I know it, once it's on my skin it begins to lose its scent and really melt in. I'm usually a little disappointed that I can't smell it anymore.
The effect is immediate. Skin is softer and calmed. Of course, I started using this product when I was sick with one of the nastiest colds of my life so I couldn't be sure if it was my fever breaking or the actual result of the product that made me look like I was glowing. A few days later I determined it was the Blue Cocoon making me look like that.
I was floored. I've had creams that were $165 for an ounce of what was touted to be a miracle. I've had creams that were $100 for the promise of magic. I've had serums for $200+ that promised to reactivate my youth. This is one of the first things I've put on my face that I actually saw do something that didn't require exfoliating acids. This was a balm... a blue balm in a little black jar that made my face feel and look like I hadn't been sick for a week.
So, good job, May Lindstrom. This product is honestly one of the best things I've tried in the many years I've been addicted to beauty. Well worth the money and definitely not the last thing I intend to try from the brand.”
"I freakin love it!"
"I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT THIS!!! This is by far the BEST facial treatment I have ever used for my dry skin and breakouts. I wear it every night before bed and I also apply it whenever I use The Problem Solver mask once a week. My skin has changed DRAMATICALLY! I saw visible results after using it around 3 times. I do not get any more breakouts, my skin is so soft and moisturized, it just looks so healthy! Also, my brownish/red pigmentation spots left from pimples have diminished significantly. I honestly cannot imagine my life without this product anymore. I know it's a bit pricey but it does such a good job for so many different things, that I don't need so many face products in my skin care routine that did barely anything. This is now my holy grail! Do not have any doubts, buy it! You will LOVE it!!!"
"There is NOTHING in my opinion comparable to The Blue Cocoon. It is almost pointless to try. No words for how stunning TBC is. I'm on my third jar! Can't and won't live without it."
"Rarely do I feel that any products are worth my review. I, like so many older women, have easily 10 jars of moisturizers, bottles of serums, etc. and have tried everything from the drugstore favorites to the high end. May Lindstrom's Blue Cocoon is the most deeply moisturizing and wonderfully luxurious product I have ever tried. Yes it is pricey, but sometimes you get what you pay for. It is like a cocoon, wrapping your skin in an aromatic silky coat of protection. Let this product transform your skin, just like a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly!"
"Worth it. Seriously. Worth every penny. I have super sensitive and dry skin with rosacea with my cheeks.
My skin has never been better since using this product. If you're questioning if this product works, don't doubt it!
It works miracles!"
"…The BC smells like a deep, deep dream of the best and sacred kind. I want to plunge my face into it…"
"The blue cocoon has become a staple in my skincare routine. It does wonders to my skin!!!! It balances, hydrates, soothes, beautifies, enhances, and is just so gorgeously silky, luxurious, and heavenly!!!! I am so so so so so happy I took the plunge and finally bought The Blue Cocoon. Thank you so much for concocting such an amazing product that livens my senses and gives my skin everything it needs. You have a forever customer! Thank you thank you thank you, May!"
"Allow yourself to splurge on this 1 product, you will not regret it. I can't even begin to say what a miracle this has been for my skin. I never realized how inflammation was affecting my skin until I used the BC! Not to mention the plumping & smoothing effects, I'm 37 so there are fine lines that the BC completely erases! Between the BC & eye cream I wake up looking YEARS younger, this is the best skin of my life. I've read reviews in which people are using this in the morning as well and maybe I'll try that in the winter as I do get a chapped winter red-face from the cold wind & salty air.
Since I am just using this at night, for now, I do notice that by the following evening my skin is asking for more Blue Cocoon lol. I can tell because if I have a little acne from my monthly or rough patches, it starts to show again. I've been using this for a bit more than a month now & I can say it will absolutely not make your skin break out. Maybe that's the result of it being 100% organic. Another bonus is the strength of the Blue Cocoon. Just a teensy amount- a little less than half the size of a pea- is all you need. This jar is definitely going to last me a year with just using it at night. I mean, would you spend $180 to have flawless skin for a year? I'm betting you would."
"This beautiful solid block of blue balm is the best product I have used in years, it has transformed my very problematic skin. As I hit 40 my skin decided to develop a split personality, it can run through the whole gamut of skin conditions from dry to oily to sensitive, spotty, blotchy, etc in a matter of days. But this beautiful balm has changed all that. The first night I put it on, (not straight after cleansing as suggested but at the end of my skincare regime), it immediately cooled and calmed my skin, leaving it glowing and uber soft. The next morning I was absolutely stunned, my skin looked so smooth, plumped up, dewy and much clearer. Within a week pores were tightened, the redness gone, my skin looked glowing but best of all it was stable, uniform in texture and color and so so soft I found myself stroking my face throughout the day. And yes I got some very strange looks!!! I have used it every night since and my skin is loving it, everyone has noticed, I've been asked what I've had done, a peel, fillers, botox etc.
I haven't worn any makeup for weeks, as there is no way I would want to cover up what looks like the peachy glowing skin from my twenties. I still use a retinol product for my laughter lines, but the big difference is, with this over the top, I no longer have a reaction to the retinol and for the first time, I can use it every night. On top of all this wonderfulness I have hardly put a dent in the pot, so although it seems expensive it's going to last an age and save me money, as I no longer need a huge range of products to track the ever changing condition of my skin."
"…I treated an unfortunate sunburn with blue cocoon two nights in a row. It soothed the inflamed skin, and I saw an almost immediate reduction in pain and redness…I am grateful for this little tub of goodness!"
"OMG I did it. I finally purchased May Lindstrom's Blue Cocoon. I saved up and was on a no-buy for a while. I had a sample that was saving my skin during these pollen-heavy times. It's phenomenal for battling skin inflammation, rashes, weird skin conditions that I can't quite name, hives, and acne. Oh my, YES, ACNE. I have been getting hormonal breakouts and this heals them overnight. Anyone else get red blotchy rashes and bumps from pollen?? I never thought I'd spend this much on a product but I can't find anything remotely close."
"You know how your skin looks right after you get a hydrating facial? Like deeply hydrated and awake? And you think to yourself OK this is great now but I'm never going to achieve this level of moisture at home. This is the result I got from using the balm. I got my blue cocoon Wednesday morning and today is Friday. the first day I used it, I saw an immediate difference in my skin. It was more hydrated on the surface. The second time I applied it, my skin looked like it was infused from within. I have combo to dry skin now cause of the winter. And this has balanced out my skin so nicely. I see it has smoothed out the look of my pores. I wanted to review it right away but I'm decided to wait and I'm happy I did.
Because each day and night I've used it since I got it, my skin has gotten better and better and I can see the difference. Thursday morning, my skin looked instantly brighter after using it. I forgot to put it on Thursday night and I can see what happens to my skin when I don't use it! It's still hydrated but not the same as when I used it the night before! I'm usually into these kinds of natural oil smells. But not so fond of this smell, it doesn't matter though. This is definitely a ride or die product for me now. Additionally, I got my period and had some breakouts while using it. It didn't really affect the breakouts but it didn't make them worse either after I extracted. And I'm 22, not mature skin. I know that a lot of the reviews said they had mature skin so I wasn't sure about this product. But as an aesthetician and makeup artist myself, I can say this product is gold."
"Apart from its strangely intoxicating smell and its ability to calm down the skin the thing that surprised me most about this product is its ability to calm down the nervous system and send me to sleep.I think it's worth the price just for that!"
"Welcome to The Blue Cocoon Club! It's quality > quantity with this life saver. I actually do think it's for Everyone - they just don't know it yet!"
The Blue Cocoon
MY BLUE COCOON MELTED. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
One of the great things about this special treat is how beautifully it melts upon touch with warm skin. This also means it can melt or change texture when exposed to heat of all kinds. The good news is that this doesn't affect quality one bit - your jar will remain perfectly potent and beautiful. You can enjoy The Blue Cocoon in any state from liquid to solid! Should you wish to restore to balm state, here's what you can do - screw the lid on nice and tight and place the jar in a bowl of very hot water. You want it to fully melt to a liquid. Then, place the warm jar gently into your refrigerator and leave it overnight. Let it return to room temperature, or feel free to keep in the refrigerator during the hottest months for an extra cool and soothing treat (a must for tired eyes!)!
CAN I USE THE BLUE COCOON AS AN EYE TREATMENT?
The Blue Cocoon makes the most gorgeous eye treatment of all time. It helps with inflammation, irritation, dehydration, reducing puffiness, diminishing dark circles, decreasing redness and hydrating this delicate area. I consider it my miracle potion!
Simply melt a small amount in your fingertips and glide over the eye crescent morning and evening. This formula is safe even for lids and lashes, helping to heal and replenish.
You can also use a drop of The Youth Dew for the eye area, focusing on areas where lines are developing.
I HAVE ROSACEA AND ACNE - IS THE BLUE COCOON A GOOD FIT FOR ME?
The Blue Cocoon is perfect for delicate skin types, particularly those prone to redness, heat, rosacea, and acne. This concentrated formula is beautifully adaptive and has become a favorite for types ranging from dry, highly sensitive and reactive (an often perfect match and the most obvious) to oily, acneic and inflamed types who benefit from the incredibly soothing, balancing and anti-inflammatory action of the blue tansy (and other acne-friendly essentials such as frankincense and myrrh). It makes a great spot treatment for calming areas of eczema/dermatitis/rosacea and similar conditions, all the way to aggressive breakouts.
I DO NOT HAVE PROBLEM SKIN - WHAT DO I NEED THE BLUE COCOON FOR?
The Blue Cocoon is essentially the most beautiful and transformative facial oil you've ever experienced, in a unique waterless and waxless balm form. Upon contact with skin, this stunning concentrate melts immediately to a gorgeous blue fluid. It can complement, or fully take the place of, your moisturizer or serum.
We've seen the most extraordinary results in our clients with rosacea, allergic dermatitis, eczema and all types of inflammation. In troubled skin, this is like medicine. But for even those with gloriously perfect angel skin, The Blue Cocoon contributes to ongoing health and glow like none other. It's my number one universal recommendation.
IS THE BLUE COCOON SUITABLE FOR OILY OR ACNE-PRONE SKIN? WILL IT CLOG MY PORES?
The pure and potent blend of plant oils in The Blue Cocoon is non-comedogenic, and will not clog pores - in fact, they can help to dissolve existing stagnation and restore glow and balance to dull skin.
Something to note - oils are beautiful for our skin and help to provide the nourishment and balance we all need - even those of us with oily, sensitive and reactive skin. Products with pure plant oils contain essential fatty acids that are important to keep the skin well hydrated. If the skin is stripped of oils through either genetics, lifestyle or aggressive product use, the body will produce more to compensate for its loss. A wonderful oil serum or waxless balm will replenish the skin with EFAs and lock moisture in. Once balance is restored, the sebaceous glands will stop producing the extra sebum that is a contributor to your overly oily skin or breakouts. The ultimate result is a clearer, healthier complexion.
We have had many clients come to us with concerns regarding the application of oils to already oily and imbalanced skin. We understand that this may feel counter-intuitive and will take some mental adjustment. I encourage you to try a new approach - you will see a world of difference, especially over time.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE YOUTH DEW AND THE BLUE COCOON? CAN I USE THEM TOGETHER?
I often use both, layering together for the ultimate nutritive cocktail, though they can also be used alone. I like The Youth Dew for daytime and The Blue Cocoon for evening, indulging in both day and night together when my skin is craving a little extra love (nearly always!). It's hard to summarize succinctly, but I reach for The Youth Dew for graceful aging protection, to help balance oil production and keep skin clear and to load up on antioxidants and vitamins. I reach for The Blue Cocoon because it has literally saved my highly reactive and sensitive skin. For me, it's medicine. It's my first choice for clients struggling with any redness, inflammation, discomfort, allergy, trauma or simply when your skin needs a hug. This said, The Blue Cocoon is magic even for those blessed with perfect angel skin, performing as the world's best facial oil in a pretty blue balm costume.
THIS JAR LOOKS DIFFERENT THAN MY LAST ONE, OR WHAT I SAW IN A PHOTO.
Color variance from batch to batch with this unique treat (and all our treats) is absolutely normal. The Blue Cocoon's color comes entirely from the most incredible blue tansy flowers on the planet. We do not add any artificial coloring, and since this goodness is purely from the plant alone, differences between each harvest are to be expected and embraced. We never manipulate our treats just for visual appeal - the formula itself and the good it gives to your skin is my first priority. The blue shade can vary from pale robin's egg blue, to blue grey or blue green, to a truer lake blue. Keep in mind that in cool weather, the balm will be more solid, and pale in color. In warmer weather or in heated rooms, as The Blue Cocoon softens (or even liquefies) it will appear darker. All variations contain the same incredible anti-inflammatory action that makes this treat so very special.
DO I NEED AN ADDITIONAL MOISTURIZER OR IS THIS ENOUGH?
The Blue Cocoon and The Youth Dew can both be used as singular products for providing hydration and healing, replacing all other serums, creams, lotions or oils - or can be layered together or with other favorites. If you are incorporating either treat with another serum or moisturizer - cleanse, then follow immediately with The Blue Cocoon or The Youth Dew onto your wet skin, and then the extra step, or try blending together and massaging in as one. Experiment, and discover what works best for your individual skin.
MY LIPS ARE DRY AND CRACKING, CAN I USE THE BLUE COCOON ON THEM?
Yes! The Blue Cocoon works wonders on this delicate area, restoring hydration without contributing to dependency. Use nightly as part of your final ritual and discover your softest and healthiest lips ever.
CAN I USE THE BLUE COCOON ON MY CHILD?
I'm happy to share that The Blue Cocoon is safe for children of all ages. This gorgeous formula is incredibly soothing for delicate skin on any areas of irritation.
You can spot treat on your baby's most troubled spots as needed - it's perfect to keep on hand for cuts, sunburns, scrapes, bug bites, diaper rashes, eczema and all manner of normal childhood ouchies! :)
CAN I USE THE BLUE COCOON WITH A RETINOL?
While we fully understand the inclination to include retinoids and similar types of "stronger" products to quickly target the symptoms of acne or aging, we would encourage you to tread lightly and consider the long-term health of your complexion as you make your choices.
We lean towards the spectrum of more gentle and nourishing care, with a focus on restoring your skin's own natural health and balance with the least amount of product dependence. Often, we discover that the natural balance of our skin barrier has been compromised when utilizing treatments such as retinol, acids, and peels, sometimes resulting in unexpected breakouts, sudden extreme sensitivity or dehydration/dryness that then becomes chronic and very difficult to address.
If you do decide to continue with or introduce a retinol, you can absolutely use this in conjunction with our collection and we'd love to tailor that experience for the best result. The Blue Cocoon is our first choice to pair with retinols, and a favorite of many estheticians who incorporate it into their treatments to reduce peeling and to speed healing.
Our preference is to massage The Blue Cocoon into your soaking wet skin, immediately following cleansing. Wait 10-30 minutes, and then apply your retinol. You can do the reverse for a stronger retinol experience, but risk a higher level of sensitivity. Try both ways and discover what works best for your individual skin. Finish with additional creams or serums only as necessary. Sometimes simple is better, allowing each treat to work its full magic without increased sensitization or overstimulation.
*Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, ***Butyrospermun Parkii (Shea) Butter, ***Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, ***Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, *Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Oil, *Tanacetum Annuum (Blue Tansy) Oil, **Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, **Boswellia Serrate Gum (Frankincense) Oil, *Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Rose) Oil, *Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Co2 Oil, Schisandra Sphenanthera Co2 Fruit Extract, *Helichrysum Italicum (Immortelle) Oil, Ravensara Aromatica Oil, +Linalool, +Citronellol, +Geraniol, +Limonene
*Certified Organic **Wild Harvested ***Fair Trade, Raw, & Unrefined +Component of Essential Oil
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