Thursday 28 June 2018

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream

If this stinking hot weather is sending your oily/combination skin into a greasy uncontrollable mess, it may be a good time to re-think your moisturiser.

When the temperature rises my skin just can’t cope with my regular cream moisturiser. My skin starts to feel clogged, heavy, oily and just grim to be honest.

If like me you also suffer with sensitive skin on top, then I realise that the idea of switching products may make you nervous for fear of upsetting the delicate balance of your skin but fear not because I’ve found the product for you.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream (£24.50) is the most perfect moisturiser for normal to oily skin types that require nourishment but can’t handle anything too heavy, particularly in the heat.

If you suffer with oily skin it’s easy to consider missing out the moisturising step of your skincare regime but it’s so important that you don’t because your skin needs nourishment!
This gel-cream is just perfect for so many reasons.

Firstly it is completely non-irritating to my skin, probably due in large to the fact that it is fragrance free as well as being non comedogenic and paraben, silicone and oil free.

Non-greasy and super lightweight in texture it possesses an instant cooling effect upon application to refresh and revive your skin.

Quickly absorbed and leaving no residue whatsoever it provides an instant boost of moisture to dry, parched skin without clogging your pores or leaving your skin feeling heavy.

The formula contains Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract and Antarcticine which help to retain your skins moisture levels, offering up to 4 hours of hydration and shine control.

The result is skin that feels wonderfully soft, nourished, refreshed and cooled all in one simple step.

It is absolutely my go-to moisturiser when I’m on holiday somewhere hot, whenever the UK is melting in a heatwave or simply when i feel my skin requires a lighter moisturiser.

 Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream is available now and costs £24.50 for 50ml or £45 for 125ml.

Thursday 21 June 2018

Limited Edition Elemis Lily & Lionel Luxury Travel Collection for Her

Elemis have launched their latest collaboration with British designers Lily & Lionel in the form of two Luxury Travel Collections.

Created for him and her, each collection features a selection of some of Elemis’ best-selling products in handy travel sizes along with a gorgeous limited edition keepsake bag.

The bags are both gorgeous in their own right with the men’s design feature a cool, navy and blue geometric print while the women’s really stands out thanks to its fun, bohemian and yet classic, storytelling print comprising of bright colours, palm leaves, lips, cherry’s and rainbows to name but a few!

Elemis Co-found Noella Gabriel says of the collaboration;

Lily and Lionel bring a sense of fun and charm to our luxury travel collections; the ultimate way to carry your ELEMIS essentials in style. We are delighted to collaborate with such an iconic, British brand on these exclusive designs.

It’s such an eye catching, fun bag with a print unlike anything I’ve seen on the highstreet and I’m delighted to now have it in my collection- because let’s face it, you can never have too many cosmetics bags!

It’s a decent size- big enough to fit all your essentials in but compact enough that it wont take up all the room in your suitcase.

As if the bag alone wasn’t a fabulous treasure, nestled within it you’ll find seven gorgeous little gems to ensure your skin is looked after and pampered head to toe while you’re on your travels.

Within the Luxury Travel Collection For Her you’ll find;

Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, 30ml
Gentle Foaming Facial Wash, 30ml
Frangipani Body Oil, 35ml
Balancing Lavender Toner, 50ml
White Flowers Eye & Lip Makeup Remover, 28ml
Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil, 10ml
Frangipani Shower Cream, 50ml

It’s a brilliant selection of some of Elemis’ key  hero products to ensure you’re looking your best at home or away.

Their Pro Collagen Marine Cream is one of my all-time favourite moisturisers. 

Suitable for all skin types and clinically proven to reduce the depth of wrinkles while improving skin firmness and hydration it is a must have product!

The Gentle Foaming Facial Wash is another firm favourite of mine.

 Super gentle, even for my sensitive skin this cleanser offer a deep, refreshing cleanse that leaves your skin feeling soft and nourished rather than stripped.

The softening, intense and exotic Frangipani Body Oil is a fab addition to the collection thanks to its ability to quickly condition and nourish dry, parched skin without leaving any greasy residue- plus it smells divine!

I love the gentle and refreshing Balancing Lavender Toner which gently purifies and tones your skin, helping to rebalance the pH level without the use of alcohol or other harsh detergents which can sometimes dry and irritate your skin. 

Skin is left feel soft and refreshed and I adore its relaxing aroma.

The White Flowers Eye and Lip Makeup Remover is a god send thanks to its gentle yet effective bi-phase formula which is brilliant at cleansing and instantly removing even waterproof mascara as well as stubborn lip stains. 

The Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil is a relatively new addition to the Elemis family. 

This skin synchronising night cream-oil combines the hydration of a moisturising cream with the protection of an oil. Soft and non-greasy it is a fab night time treatment and you can read my full review of this gem HERE.

Last but by no means least is the Frangipani Shower Cream. 

The perfect companion to the matching body oil this rich and nourishing shower cream gently cleanses and cleans your skin without stripping it of its moisture and leaves you smelling like you’ve walked out of a spa!

This fab little collection is (unsurprisingly) worth £101 however you can get your mitts on it for £65 and I have to say, this is one of those travel collections that I genuinely think is worth every penny of that £65.


Wednesday 20 June 2018

L’Oreal Professional Mythic Oil Original Oil

I have VERY long, coloured, thick hair and really struggle to create a natural feeling softness and sleekness to my hair.

I use a wide range of haircare bits and bobs and am constantly trialing products in the hope of finding ‘the one’.

‘The one’ that leaves my hair feeling incredibly soft and silky. The one that makes my hair shine with health. The one that also protects my hair from the onslaught of the hairdryer, straightener and styling.

I think I may have found ‘the one’.

L’Oreal Professional Mythic Oil Original Oil is quite possibly one of the best leave-in haircare products that I’ve ever tried.

Infused with a rich blend of precious oils including Argan, grape seed and vitamin rich avocado oil this miracle product expertly tames frizz, softens hair cuticles, delivers incredible nourishment and provides heat protection of up to 230 degrees.

This beautiful, lightweight fluid preps your hair in such a way that once dried, dull hair is transformed into flowing, silky locks that possess a mirror like shine.

I’m not even exaggerating.

The oil itself is extremely lightweight, non greasy and not at all sticky in texture. It is lightly fragranced and if I’m honest, its fragrance is the only element that I’m not a huge fan of. It reminds me ever-so-slightly of furniture polish.

You can use this product in several ways;

Apply 2-3 pumps to damp mid lengths of your hair and comb through. This helps to protect your hair against potential damage while drying and styling and leaves your hair feeling incredibly soft and nourished- even dry, damaged hair like mine.

For extra pizzaz and shine, warm 1 pump in the palm of your hands and apply to mid-lengths of dry hair.

Control frizz throughout the day by applying small amounts to your dry ends as needed.

I’m all kinds of impressed with this oil and am convinced that if you too suffer with dull, dry hair that adding this to your haircare routine will really transform your locks.

L’Oreal Professional’s Mythic Oil Original Oil is available now from Feelunique and costs £17 for 100ml.
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