Thursday, 20 February 2020

Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser

Treat your skin to a truly fruity cleansing experience with Glow Recipe’s Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser.

This super gentle yet effective bouncy cleanser effortlessly removes make up, cleanses and clarifies your skin without stripping it of its essential oils.

Housed within a chic, minimalistic curved tube, the cleanser follows in the brands ethos of harnessing the power of nature by capturing the power of antioxidant and vitamin rich Blueberry Extract to help fight against free radicals to prevent premature ageing while hydrating, calming irritation and minimising discolouration.

Hyaluronic Acid, the universal hero of hydration deeply moisturises and keeps your skin supple while AHA (a gentle exfoliating acid) helps to remove dead skin buildup while refining your pores for a brighter, clearer complexion.

Microfoaming bubbles effectively remove stubborn makeup, dirt, revealing the perfect canvas for your next skincare step.

Free from Parabens, Mineral Oil, Sulfates, Silicones, Phthalates, Alcohol and Synthetic Dyes it is also Vegan and Cruelty-free.

Who knew you could pack so much goodness into a transparent, jelly-like gel!

That’s not all though as you can also use this cleanser as an intensive, hydrating, cleansing mask.

 Simply apply a generous amount to clean, dry skin and leave for five to eight minutes before rinsing off to reveal brighter, more hydrated, soft feeling skin.

Mind. Blown.

The product itself is a pretty lightweight gel, though it isn’t at all sticky and as the name suggests, it almost bounces in your hand, a little like jelly!

It possesses the softest, most delicate scent of fruity blueberry but it is so subtle you can barely detect it, and I really like this.

I can’t stand overbearingly scented cleansers and this is just the right amount of fragrance, light and refreshing as opposed to oppressive and heady.

The gel froths slightly when massaged into your skin with damp hands but not excessively and the bubbles feel soft and comforting.

Once rinsed off skin is left feeling fresh and clean without a hint of tightness that you can often get with cleansers that bubble.

Considering its potent ingredients, I really did expect to find my skin feeling tight and dry but honestly it was neither of these things, nor was I left with it smelling artificially fragranced.

It is a great cleanser for even the most sensitive skin (I’d know!) and will most definitely be a re-purchase!

Glow Recipe’s Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser is available now and costs £10 for 30ml or £31 for 160ml.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eyes Concealer

 If I was only allowed to use one cosmetics item it would be without a doubt an under eye concealer.

As I reach my mid-thirties, the biggest change I’ve noticed to my complexion is around my eye area.

Where skin was once smooth it has now developed fine lines and where I used to be able to jump out of bed on just 4 hours sleep and manage to look alive, I now have discoloration and dark circles.

Ageing really is both a privilege and a curse!

Lucky for me then that I discovered IT Cosmetics number 1 best-selling concealer.

Say hello to your new best friend, their Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer (£25).

This highly pigmented, water resistant, long lasting concealer effortlessly hides skin imperfections such as dark circles and discoloration while its skin-loving formulation actually helps to make your skin appear younger.

Available in an impressive 24 versatile shades, this award winning miracle worker is without a shadow of a doubt, the best under eye concealer I’ve ever used.

The problem I find with many eye concealers is that after some time post application, they can sit within the creases of your eyes, making your complexion actually age rather than hiding the sins you hoped it would.

Not so with this bad boy.

The rich, crease and crack-free formula actually helps to improve the appearance of your fine lines while it camouflages.

Infused with skin plumping hyaluronic acid, hydrolysed collagen, age-defying peptides and vitamins, it also features an ‘expression proof technology’ which allows the concealer to move with your skin as opposed to hi-lighting expression lines caused by facial expressions.

 The concealer itself if wonderfully rich, thick and dare I say slightly tacky in texture.

Highly pigmented and true to its colour, it literally hugs your skin tight, refusing to budge.

A little goes a long way with this little gem which once warmed between your fingers, softens the cream to allow for easier, more precise application.

It sits tight against your complexion, becoming like an invisible second skin which banishes the appearance of dark circles, age spots, broken capillaries and discolouration on contact.

Unlike other concealers, Bye Bye Under Eye smooths the eye area and never creases, creating the look of younger skin while hiding the fact that you’ve tired since forever!

Its waterproof, stick fast formula means it won’t budge or melt, allowing you to look bright eyes and bushy tailed all day long.

At £25 it is not a cheap cosmetics item, however if like me you find yourself really self-conscious of your dark circles, then this concealer could be the saviour you’ve been looking for.

Plus as I say, you only require a tiny amount of product per application so this 12ml tube will last you an absolute age.

I truly believe that when it comes to your cosmetics budget you really shouldn’t scrimp on skincare items (such as foundation, primer etc) and as this concealer features a host of positive skincare benefits also you just can’t go wrong.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eyes Concealer is available now and costs £25.

Monday, 17 February 2020

Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Body Oil

This phyto replenish body oil is one of the brand new bodycare products from cult brand Dermalogica.

Dermalogica have moved into the realms of body care by reinventing the art of bathing with modern sensorial twists on age old rituals.

Created to help escape the stresses and strains of modern life, the line combines natural scents with innovative, luxurious formulas containing active botanicals to invite a moment of calm and quiet while restoring the radiance of your skin.
One of my favourite items from their new range is their Phyto Replenish Body Oil (£47.50).

The packaging for this new product has been illustrated by interactive street artist Kelsey Montague, resulting in uplifting illustrations that brings skincare that lifts you to life.
The aromatic, lightweight yet deeply hydrating oil has been created to replenish, calm and nourish with an antioxidant rich blend of skin loving oils.

Designed to be used on cleansed, dry skin this luxurious oil has been formulated with French Plum Seed Oil, Avocado Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil which are rich in skin replenishing Omega Fatty Acids such as Linoleic, Linolenic and Oleic Acid plus Vitamin E  which together help protect your skin’s lipid barrier.

Infused with Fermented Red Ginseng, a calming element inspired by Korean skin care rituals, it features a delicate blend of bergamot, neroli and orange along with the relaxing aromas of Patchouli and Sandalwood to leave your skin feeling silky smooth and lightly scented.

I love how feather-light this oil is despite its superiors hydrating qualities. A little goes a long way and it leaves your skin smelling incredible.

Quickly absorbed it instantly quenches dry skin, restoring radiance and making your skin feel comfortable and pampered.

The new Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Body Oil is available now and costs £47.50.
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