Max and Me Review

My Max and Me review is finally complete.  I have really taken my time to get to know each product throughout the whole process.  I didn’t want to rush my skin or my thoughts.  This line is very special and I knew I needed time to experience it.

If you aren’t familiar with Max and Me- let me introduce you.  This exquisite line is from the beautiful country of Austria.  This line represents a love story between the two founders.  Max and Tanja.  Max and Tanja are a husband and wife team, Max and Tanja Gruber.  The name, Max and Me, really is a representation of their love for each other.  Their hope is that you feel the product in your whole being and feel the vibrations of it as you use it.  It truly is an experience!  You feel their sweet and tender love story coming through the product, and you can’t help but be grateful for your own loves that surround you.

Their passion is so evident in their products and ingredients as well.  With organic and wildcrafted ingredients that perform to the highest standards.  In the end, they even go beyond organic!  Here is an exert from their website-

Max and Tanja lovingly source ingredients only from farmers, cooperatives and distillers who carefully harvest wild plants, or practice organic farming, in harmony with nature its seasons and its rhythm. We need them to consider plants as beings of light that are respected and revered.

The line is blended by hand in small artisan batches, making sure no detail is spared.  After blending by hand, they are then bottled in violet/amber glasses to preserve and protect it.  I loved reading that their whole process of creating and manufacturing Max and Me takes place in the midst of a flower garden-how appropriate.  The care and attention to detail of this line is truly special.

I had sampled the Circle of Protection Oil before and fell in love with it.  It still is my favorite body oil- there’s nothing like it.  From the smell to the hydration and feel.  It’s a true luxury.  When I received my skincare treats from Max and Me I was beyond excited!

So without further adieu let me introduce you to Max and Me…

Purity & Grace Oil Cleanser-

Let’s start with their oil cleaner- it’s such an amazing product in itself.  The smell alone is intoxicating!  I apply 3-4 pumps to my hands and rub in circular motions on dry skin to remove all the build up and makeup from the day.  It even gets off eye makeup.  After removing the day’s grime I take a warm washcloth and use it to remove all the oil.  My skin feels clean, and balanced afterwards.  I’ve never looked forward to cleansing my skin as much as I have when I’ve been using this cleansing oil.  The whole experience from the scent, to the feeling of the oil- it’s all so luxurious. My self care after a long day.  This cleanser is perfect for all skin types.  There are mixtures of altas cedar, lavender and mountain juniper.  Grab your Purity and Grace Oil Cleanser here!


Enchanted Facial Oil-

Ohh, this oil is divine!  It’s won best in show from Indie Beauty Expo in 2016 and for good reason.  The smell again is wonderful.  From jasmine, lavender, sandalwood and rose- it envelops you in this tantalizing aroma.  This oil is especially great for sensitive, irritated or mature skin.  It helps to calm and soothe with oils of argan, marula, macademianut, rosehip, pomegranate, and evening primrose.  I apply it after my hydrosol.  Using circular motions to blend it in, while inhaling the scent.  It calms me and helps me relax.  When I wake up in the morning my skin feels balanced, hydrated and less congested.  This oil is a winner!  Get your Enchanted Oil here!

I Am The Light Oil-

I loved this facial oil as well.  It is different than the Enchanted oil but equally special.  I use the Enchanted oil before going to bed, while the I Am The Light I like to use in the morning.  It helps to revive tired, dull skin.  Bringing back your inner glow!  This is why I precisely love using it in the morning.  It gives my face a lit from within glow before I even apply my makeup.  My makeup looks better and goes on so smooth.  There are so many all star ingredients in this bottle.  From argan, rosehip, pomegranate, marula and so many more.  Again, the smell just captures you- the perfect way to wake up tired skin.  Get your I Am The Light Oil here!


Sweet Serenity/Beauty Balm-

This little jar is full of goodness. This is such a multitasking product.  It not only helps soothe skin, and hydrate but also helps to boost collagen for mature skin.  I love applying it at night on top of the Enchanted for additional moisture and skin love.  In the morning it works great as a moisturizer before makeup.  I allow 30 minutes for it to set on my skin before applying makeup.  It doesn’t feel overly oily like some balms- my skin literally drinks it up and is left feeling dewy to the touch.  This balm is especially great for those who suffer from acne or irritated skin.  Not only would it soothe your skin but help bring balance.  The essential oil blend in this balm are made to soothe and heal the skin.  Grab your Sweet Serenity/Beauty Balm here!

Sweet Serenity Rescue-

This balm is another multitasking product.  Really taking healing and soothing the skin to the next level.  It releases heat in the skin, calms redness, and relieves stressed skin.  This is the perfect antidote for skin that is stretched and irritated.  Also, great for burns or bites.  It helps to transform your skin back to it’s glory days.  I applied this at night by itself and loved how my skin felt so transformed in the morning.  Not only did my skin feel so hydrated but my redness was minimized.  I loved applying this to my lips too- ultra moisture!  Great on days when I go makeup free.  My skin feels like it’s getting repaired the whole day with all of it’s goodness.  Grab your Sweet Serenity Rescue here!


Sweet Serenity Mask & Wash-

This mask and wash is by far one of my very favorite masks!  It is just delectable.  The smell literally transforms me to a calming and soothing place with cacao, honey and mangosteen.  I can’t get enough.  As I write this my jar is completely gone…I know sad.  I literally used every last drop.  The beauty of this product is it can be used in many ways.  One way is as a cleanser.  I use it to rub away all the day’s grime and wipe off with a warm washcloth.  My skin feels renewed and refreshed.  I also love using it as a mask.  First, I would use the Purity and Grace oil cleanser first to remove all the dirt from the day and then follow with the Sweet Serenity Mask.  I would then go about my nighttime routine and then at the end wash it off with a warm washcloth.  My skin loved every drop.  This little ritual of cleaning and masking has given my skin some serious restoration and glow.  I would also use this as an exfoliant in the morning  and leave it on after rubbing on my face while I brushed my teeth.  It worked perfectly as a mask/cleanser/exfoliant combo.  After the mask my skin is hydrated, balanced and glows.  I can’t say enough about this product!  Get your Sweet Serenity Mask & Wash here!


Crystal Clear Beauty Body Oil-

This little number is so hydrating and smells divine too.  Crystal Clear helps troubled, irritated skin, helping to calm and soothe it.  The oil clears and detoxifies the skin.  It doesn’t feel as heavy as the Circle of Protection body oil.  It’s a nice light feeling.  My skin still felt hydrated the whole day.  I loved applying this all over my body after showering for the ultimate hydration experience. Snag your Crystal Clear Beauty Body Oil here!

A Journey In Time and Dimensions-

Fell for this oil too!  It leaves you with the softest, dewiest skin.  I would also apply this after showering and my skin just drank up every drop.  The smell transports you to happy times and melts away stressors.  I loved how dewy my skin felt even at the end of the day.  It even has toning effects on the skin too.  Scents of ylang ylang, sandalwood, rose, frankincense and patchouli capture your mind.  This is such a luxe body oil!  Get your body oil here!

That concludes my review of this beautiful line, Max and Me.  I truly have loved experiencing each product.  Such a treat.  Max and Me has been so generous to offer my readers something very special.  You can order any of their skin treats straight from their studio(so fresh) until Oct. 1st and receive free shipping on all orders over  200 € (approx. $250 USD) with coupon code: maxandmeatsuzi. A huge savings since they are based in Austria. Plus, you will receive a full sized “Purity and Grace” Facial Oil Cleanser as a gift. It gets better, American customers don’t have to pay VAT as you do in Europe, so 20% of the prices you see in their online store are always deducted for American customers when you order (you will only see this when you’ve placed your order and are already in the payment system of their online shop).

So in other words, what are you waiting for?!  Grab some items for yourself and as gifts!

If you have any questions let me know in the comments.  What do you want to try the most from their line?

Cheers, Suzi


Suzi is a wife, and mama who is passionate about sharing her natural lifestyle with those around her. She created Gurl Gone Green to show how our everyday decisions, from what we use on our face, home and the food we eat affect us more than we know. She loves holding space where people can weed through the marketing clutter to find truth, and ultimately make the best decision for their families.


  1. Ivy

    Dying to try the mask & cleanse! It looks amazing 🙂 IG: @cheerfuld

  2. Laurie McKEe

    I’d love to try the Sweet Serenity Beauty Balm! @lauriesfaves

  3. Ginger

    I’d love to try the sweet serenity mask! in Insta!

  4. Liz Snider

    I would love to try the I am the Light oil! Sounds amazing and I’ve been looking for something just like it to add to my routine!

    Instagram- @esnider10

  5. Tressa H

    Based on your review, I’d love to try it all. I think the Purity and Grace Oil Cleanser sounds like a perfect start. After looking at the Max and Me website, I’d also love the giftset body oil blends!
    My instagram handle is @auntsha2

  6. Laura

    I really want to try the Sweet Serenity Mask & Wash. It looks and sounds amazing . My two favorites combined a cleanser and mask what could be better!!!! IG Handle (ljwala)

  7. Patty

    I would love to try the I am light oil sounds like exactly what I need …. thanks for this awesome opportunity. .ig username dpw2t8

  8. Diana Garcia

    I would love to try the sweet serenity mask I love masks and looking forward to get to smell it 🙂 @nontoxic_dianilla

  9. Marije

    Dear Suzi, you’ve written such beautiful words about this brand from Östereich. I truely believe this brand does more than just care for your skin, it cares for your soul too. I’d most love to try the Serenity Balm, because my skin is very sensitive and going through some transitions. Love Marije from @adriana.francys

  10. Kaitlin

    Would love to try the Sweet Serenity Mask & Wash!! Sounds like a dream.

    Instagram handle : @kaitlinhhall

  11. Lauren Chiarchiaro

    The beauty balm looks like heaven! Would definitely love to try that one!

  12. Non_toxicgreen

    I am so sad I missed out on their beauty heroes box. ???? Therefore would like to try the circle of protection body oil ! Instagram : non_toxicgreen

  13. Alyson

    I would love to try the Enchanted Facial Oil I’ve heard so many awesome things about it! Or the Sweet Serenity Mask & Wash it’s always so nice to have a high quality mask 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!
    IG @SimplyAlyson

  14. Sonia

    Would love to try their face mask! I love face masks and theirs sounds so nice!
    Ig: sonia.hollister

  15. Amanda

    Id looove to try the sweet serenity mask & wash. It looks divine! @amandainschwartz


    I would love to try the Sweet Serenity Beauty Balm, I coukd use sine extra hydration for my skin for the upcoming colder weather! Thanks for the review!
    IG: Cocoa36heart

  17. Yulia

    Thank you for this giveaway and review ????
    Would love to try the body oil!! I heard so much about it!! ????
    My Instagram account is Jules.inst

  18. Sharon kelley

    I’d love to try the sweet serenity beauty balm. Love the feel of a balm! Great review! Thanks! @sharongkelley

  19. Crystal

    The I Am The Light Oil… everything sounds luscious,seriously,but this one will brighten up my somewhat lackluster complexion. I also think the Sweet Serenity’s hard to pick.
    This is so amazing,and I thank you and Max and Me for this opportunity.x

  20. Stefanie

    Where to begin. I would love to try the Enchanted oil or light oil. The mask sound wonderful too. ❤️ IG: sdoppfit

  21. Lusine Naljayan

    I love this post and would love to try the Enchanted Facial Oil.. ????????????????????????????????????????My ig is lusinenaljayan 🙂

  22. Patty

    I would love to try the I am Light sounds lovely and exactly what I need …ig username is dpw268

  23. Kimberley

    I would love to try the sweet serenity mask! @kimmmayp on IG!

  24. Jennifer Dombkowski

    I’ve been dying to try Purity & Grace. I’m obsessed with oil cleansers so it was an easy choice for me. I love your review on Max and Me! You described and explained everything so well I’m dying to try everything from the line. Thank you for hosting the giveaway Lifein_pink

  25. Brooke

    These look delightful! I would love to try them all but I think the facial oils and the sweet serenity mask would be my first choices!

  26. Denise

    The sweet serenity mask & wash sounds absolutely delightful! I’d like to try that product from Max & Me most. 🙂
    IG handle: @thekneessss

  27. Jennifer

    I love to try sweet serenity mask & wash, sounds heavenly. IG @naturalbeautymermaid

  28. Tandi Vidal

    I am excited to try the Purity and Grace oil cleanser. It sounds amazing… does everything else.

  29. Shobhita

    Hi there! I would love to try the Sweet Serenity Mask & Wash! My Instagram handle – @greenchicgirl.

  30. Andrea

    I tried the Circle of Protection body oil through Beauty Heroes earlier this year, and it was the most decadent body oil I’ve ever used! I’d love to explore more of their body oil range. (instagram @soulheartbeauty)

  31. Nini

    I love a good mask and have been dying to try the sweet serenity mask and wash! ???????? My IG handle is

  32. Dana

    I’d like to try the enchanted facial oil as I love oils. Ig: jerseyblondie

  33. Lisa Lyerly

    Your reviews make it hard to decide, but I think I first want the crystal clear body oil. I seem to have a hard time keeping my arms and legs hydrated. Sounds like such a treat.
    My Instagram name is lalye89.

  34. Shraddha

    Hey Suzi,
    The reviews are in-depth and will help anyone get introduced to the brand in an informative way. I’m most excited to try the Enchanted Facial OIl. Just the combination of jasmine, lavender, sandalwood and rose makes me drool! Thank you for this. 🙂
    Shraddha (@shradsm on Instagram)

  35. Genaya

    I would love to try the mask and wash . It seems like such a beautiful product and the thought of being able to mask in the morning feels incredibly indulgent. Thank you. My Instagram handle is @myskinandstyle

  36. Michelle

    Would love to try The Sweet Serenity Mask &Wash . My instagram handle is @m.s.sophia

  37. Carrie

    Hi Suzi! I’m dying to try the Sweet Serenity Mask and Wash!!! And, of course, everything else! My IG-Carriesfny ????

  38. Robin Wallace

    These all sound heavenly. I’ve been dying to try the Sweet Serenity mask/ cleanser. @robinlynnwallace

  39. Kate

    I’d love to try their mask & wash! ig: roseatthesea

  40. Amanda N.

    What an awesome review! Thank you for always giving us the scoop on so many great products!! I would love to try the Sweet Serenity Mask and Wash! I’ve heard great things and love the samples from Max and Me I’ve tried so far of their other products.

    • Amanda N.

      I forgot my handle! @reznorschic

  41. Tina

    I would love to try the sweet serenity mask and wash or the enchanted facial oil.

  42. Amanda

    I would love to try Sweet Serenity Mask + Wash–if i had to just one. How great do all these products look! @azacat

  43. Rebecca

    Sweet serenity beauty balm is the product which draws me in! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! rjeul121

  44. Renee

    I have been eyeing these products for a while now and now after reading this, I’m dying to try it all! But if I had to pick only one, it would definitely be the Enchanted Facial Oil! Great review!! ❤️ @Genxbeauty66 on IG.

  45. Arie

    I would love to try the mask and the oil cleanser!!! Ig: ArieC2

  46. Michelle

    I would love to try Enchanted & I Am Light oils, sound & look absolutely delightful!

  47. Adriana

    The cleanser sounds divine as well as the balm. Love balms for being multi taskers – best of both worlds ????

  48. Lori

    I am interested in trying the I am The Light oil also the beauty balm and the mask sound amazing. Instagram handle is @lori.jones1

  49. Kay Lee

    I have tried Max and Me’s Circle of Protection body oil and has me falling in love with the brand. Your review on the Enchanted facial oil has me wanting to try it so badly and, of course, Sweet and Serenity Mask & Wash because there’s never a mask I don’t want to try, especially one that sounds as good as this one! My IG username is Kayyll.

  50. Seong Park

    I would LOVE to try the Sweet Serenity Mask & Wash !!! It looks n sounds AMAZING! Thank u for this opportunity n for all the info on ur blog. I’m now following n subscribed to ur blog ???? My instagram handle is @mauijawaiigrl ????

  51. Annie k

    Beautiful Post Suzi! Max and Me is truly magical ???? I have been ogling a chance to experience their Sweet Serenity Beauty Balm or their Journey in Time body oil. Really all of there creations so amazing! Thank you for the opportunity! @beautyandthebeetroot

  52. Flor Rogel

    The Max and Me sounds truly magical! I would love to try the Sweet Serenity Beauty Balm- I love a good multitasking product and I’m all about dewy skin! @florrr.rrr

  53. Kira

    Hi Suzi, new to yr blog and already loving it! I entered the IG give-away, and the product I would like to try most is tbe Sweet Serenity Mask/Wash …. ????

    • Kira

      Oh, and my IG name is tink_rituals 🙂

  54. Amna P.

    I really want to try the Sweet Serenity mask!

    • Amna P.

      IG @honest_reviews 🙂

  55. Kerri

    I absolutely adore Max & Me! Every product I have tried is beyond beautiful and such a treat to use. The Mask & Wash might be one of my very favorite products of all time – that’s saying a lot because I have been using green beauty for many years and have tried tons of products! I would love to try the Sweet Serenity balm! @lovemyluca

  56. Welkinia

    I’d love to try the Sweet Serenity Mask !!???? Sounds amazing!! IG: @welkiniaber

  57. Patti

    Alright, based on your review it’s a toss up between the cleansing oil and the serenity mask. Though the day and night oils both sound so good, but I so not have any of the skim types you described for which the oils worm best. So I’m going to go with the Purity and Grace cleansing oil!

    My IG pattigirl82

  58. Irina

    I never used products with manuka honey, so the sweet Serenity mask is number one in my wishlist @irinafate

  59. Casi Selph

    EEEKKKK!!! I would LOVE to try any and all of the products from Max & Me!! I’m SUPER obsessed with body oil, so I’d definitely love to try their Circle of Protection ????


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