Review: Precious Skin Elixirs Sterling Honey Polish (and comparison with May Lindstrom The Honey Mud)

Precious Skin Elixirs Sterling Honey Polish review

I first discovered Precious Skin Elixirs over Instagram where I was really intrigued by its brand philosophy. It was founded in 2014 by Marissa, a botanical alchemist, who uses the finest, sustainable ingredients, harnessing the power of these plant ingredients and the power of gemstones. All products are housed in antioxidant Miron violet glass to maintain its integrity. Marissa kindly sent over a few products from her brand for me to try out. As you know, I am obsessed with honey as a skincare ingredient, and I was really excited to discover that Precious Skin Elixirs has a honey mud mask.

Precious Skin Elixirs Sterling Honey Polish review

Precious Skin Elixirs Sterling Honey Polish (US$90 for 100mL) contains several key ingredients:

  • Raw Honey – A natural humectant, honey draws hydration into the skin while active enzymes in nourish, brighten, and providing gentle exfoliation.
  • Dead Sea Mud – Delivers micro-nutrients not commonly found in other earth clays.
  • Colloidal Silver – Triggers skin to repair itself and increases cellular turnover while discouraging irritating pathogens on skin’s surface.
  • Frankincense – Heals sun-damaged skin, encourages healthy skin function and cellular renewal, and protects against environmental stressors.

The texture of the Honey Polish is a thin, viscous gel, like a thinner version of honey. It’s actually quite hard to pick up too much on the finger because it’s so thin it just falls off. You can use this as both a cleanser and a mask. You know I love my masks, so I’ve been using this mostly as a mask, but it takes me a while to pick up enough product to cover my entire face. I’m not a huge fan of the scent though, or maybe I’m just so spoiled with some of my other more yummy smelling masks. It smells quite herbal, like a blend of different grasses and herbs.

To be honest, it took me a few uses and a few tries before I fell in love with the Sterling Honey Polish. It wasn’t love at first sight as it was with my May Lindstrom products; I found that May’s products are truly an experience that fulfills sight and smell. The Sterling Honey Polish, while it doesn’t smell amazing and was a bit hard to use at first, it is so great at treating  my skin. It’s fantastic at drawing out any impurities in my skin, due to the high dead sea mud content. My skin feels super clean but nourished at the same time, from the honey.

Precious Skin Elixirs Sterling Honey Polish review

One of the products that spurred my love for honey was the May Lindstrom The Honey Mud. I did a whole post about it here, so you can check it out if you want my full review. For those who have tried The Honey Mud, or are interested in any honey-mud blend product, I wanted to do a quick comparison. The Honey Mud is significantly thicker, and May describes it as being pudding-like (which I would not disagree). It can be hard to spread on the skin as a mask so I tend to use up more, compared to the Precious Skin Elixirs Sterling Honey Polish, which is more fluid. I also have issues using Honey Mud as a cleanser because it is so rich and thick, whereas Sterling Honey Polish is a great consistency to use as a cleanser as it just spreads a lot easier over the skin. I have to say that The Honey Mud smells AMAZING though, because it has cocoa in it, it smells like a dessert, whereas Sterling Honey Polish is definitely more of a skincare product with a more herbal scent.

In terms of product efficacy, I can feel the Sterling Honey Polish on my skin, detoxifying my skin and clearing out the pores, while also moisturizing at the same time due to the high honey content. The Honey Mud just kind of sits on my skin, and I can notice an effect after I rinse it off, but not during. If you want something that is more of an aromatherapy product, I’d go with the May Lindstrom The Honey Mud. If you want something that truly works to rejuvenate your skin, try the Precious Skin Elixirs Sterling Honey Polish.

Precious Skin Elixirs Tourmaline Radiance Serum, Rose Quartz Botanical Mist, Sea Pearl Exfoliating Clay, Onyx Purity Mask review

In addition, Marissa sent me some samples of her products. I’ve already covered the 24K Luxe Rejuvenating Balm here.

The Tourmaline Radiance Serum (US$120 for 30mL) is a facial oil that contains prickly pear seed and rosehip oil to boost skin radiance. It smells pretty damn good, like black tea. I really like that it’s hydrating without being heavy, and a little goes a long way, particularly if you emulsify it with a bit of the Rose Quartz Botanical Mist (or any hydrating mist). The price is pretty standard for a high end hydrating oil.

The Rose Quartz Botanical Mist (US$60 for 100mL) is a hydrating mist that contains rose, lemon and neroli hydrosols, among other ingredients. It’s one of the less hydrating facial mists I’ve tried. For $60, it’s not worth it.

The Onyx Purity Mask (US$80 for 200mL) is a deep cleansing clay mask that also contains cacao and activated charcoal. For a clay mask, I found this to be quite gentle on my skin and not overly drying. I love to combine this with the Honey Sterling Mask for some added hydration.

The Sea Pearl Exfoliating Clay (US$70 for 200mL) is a powder clay exfoliator containing chamomile, calendula, and rosehip for calming and hydrating properties. I like that it’s a gentle exfoliator that also deep cleanses. It helps to decongest and normalize my skin. The value is pretty good; it comes in a 200mL bottle and a little bit goes quite a long way.

Precious Skin Elixirs 24K Luxe Rejuvenating Balm review

Precious Skin Elixirs Sterling Honey Polish ingredients: Dead Sea mud, **Raw honey, Kaolin clay, **Argania spinosa (argan) oil, *Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) hydrosol, Argentum metallicum (colloidal silver), Salix alba (white willow bark), **Boswellia carteri (frankincense), *Litsea cubeba (may-chang), Jasminum sambac (jasmine), *Cymbopogon martini (palmarosa). *certified organic / **wildcrafted

May Lindstrom Honey Mud ingredients: ***Raw Honey With Bee Pollen And Propolis, White Halloysite Clay, *Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia Nut Oil), *Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Absolute) Oil, *Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, *Cananga Odorata (Ylang-ylang) Oil, *Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Co2 Total Essential Oil, *Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood) Oil, **Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Oil, **Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil, Argentum Metallicum (Silver).

Precious Skin Elixirs products received as PR samples for review consideration; all opinions are my own.