Wednesday 26 May 2021

The Body Shop Fresh Raspberry

Indulge your senses with the exquisite, fruity new collection from The Body Shop.

Say hello to Fresh Raspberry!

This delicious, juicy new collection smells just like ripe, sweet raspberries.

Bursting with an addictive juicy hit , it's refreshing and tangy with a delicate hint of green. 

It smells out of this world and is so true to the natural scent of raspberries it's crazy!

I got my hands on two hero products from the line that I know you're going to love.

First up is the Fresh Raspberry Gel Body Scrub (£16).

Buff your way to beautiful skin with this limited edition scrub.

Enriched with  raspberry seeds and fruit extracts, this little tub of joy bursts into life from the moment you open the lid.

Resembling a jar of decadent jam, the vivid red scrub features a beautiful, pulpy texture.

Designed to be massaged into damp skin, it gently yet effectively exfoliates and cleanses your skin, buffing away dry, dead skin cells to reveal healthier, silky smooth skin.

Created for normal to dry skin but suitable for all skin types, it leaves your skin feeling wonderfully soft and smelling like as fresh as a punnet of raspberries! 

Continue your refreshing, pampering experience with the decadent Fresh Raspberry Whipped Body Butter (£18).

This lightweight yet rich body butter is fluffier than the traditional body butters thanks to its whipped texture.

Boasting 72 hours of long lasting moisture, the butter melts into your skin without a trace of greasiness.

Enriched with skin conditioning raspberry seed oil, your skin is left feeling soft, comfortable and smelling simply divine!

I love this new formulation. It feels so delightful to apply snd far thinner than their other butters but is absolutely no less nourishing.

It's featherlight, silky texture is quickly absorbed while the effects last for hour upon hour.

The new Fresh Raspberry line might just be my new all time favourite scent that The Body Shop have launched.

The entire collection is available online and in store now.


Monday 24 May 2021

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream

We all know the importance of moisturising your skin, however if like me you suffer with oily/combination skin it can be difficult to find a moisturiser that works for you.

Many feel too heavy, clogging your pores, weighing your skin down and causing breakouts whereas others feel like you've just splashed your face with water and got in with your day.

If you have oily skin then I've found your new favourite moisturiser.


Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream.

This gel moisturiser has been specifically formulated for oily/normal skin.

Suitable for all skin types including sensitive, it is fragrance free, non comedogenic as well as free from parabens, silicones and oil.

Featherlight and silky, it offers an instant cooling effect upon application which refreshes and revives dry, tired skin. 

Quickly absorbed, it provides an instant hit of moisture to dry, parched skin without clogging your pores or weighing your skin down.

Like an invisible veil it pampers and softens while the formula which contains Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract and Antarcticine which helps 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 balanced in one simple step.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream is available now and costs £28 for 50ml.


Friday 21 May 2021

Dr Lipp BFF Balm

Ladies and gents, allow me to introduce you to your new skincare BFF.

Say hello to the fabulous new Dr Lipp BFF Balm.

Housed in a bumper sized 75ml, pastel pink tube with silver cap you'll find the creme de la creme of multi-purpose skincare hero's.

This super hydrating, long lasting moisturising balm has been created using only the purest, most natural ingredients and is free from parabens, fragrances, sulphates, mineral oil, petrolatum, colouring agents, T.E.A, D.E.A, and silicones.

Beautifully thick and spectacularly rich, Dr Lipp have paired their key, hero ingredient Lanolin with ultrapure Coconut Oil.

Their Lanolin comes from Australian free roaming sheep’s wool. 

The wool is rinsed to separate the wool from the pure goodness that is raw Lanolin, which is then cleansed again and again to the purest, highest medical grade standards. 

Arguably the worlds’ best natural moisturiser, it is an awesome element as it is bio compatible with our skin as it is almost identical to our skins’ natural oils. 

The Lanolin is paired with ultra pure Coconut Oil , rich in Vitamin E which has the ideal combination of esters to help rebalance and hydrate your skin for hour upon hour without clogging your pores.

Decadently thick yet non sticky, you can use this gem almost anywhere. 

The most obvious place is naturally to soothe, plump snd nourish dry chapped lips, but there are so many other options!

Dab a little onto your hands to soften dry cuticles.

Apply to burnt, chapped skin to relieve sunburn and discomfort.

Apply to particularly dry skin patches such as knees and elbows and it is gentle enough that you can even use it on babies bums!

BFF's bumper yet still surprisingly sleek size is perfect for treating larger skincare areas and due to its richness, a little really does go a long way.

In terms of its texture compared to the original balm, I'd say that the Coconut Oil element makes the balm ever so slightly softer and silkier, but no less nourishing.

At £18, it is a fair price for such a brilliant product.

Dr Lipp's BFF Balm is available now. 


Wednesday 19 May 2021

Murad Intense Recovery Cream

Life can be stressful, particularly at the moment but did you know that stress can cause a host of negative effects to your body?

As your body perceives stress, your adrenal glands make and release a hormone called cortisol into your bloodstream.

Often called the “stress hormone,” cortisol causes an increase in your heart rate and blood pressure. Not good

It can cause issues with your skin too as of course, your skin is the first defender against outside aggressors and indeed in this case inner ones!

Indeed, Dr. Murad has been studying the stressful impacts of the environment, nutrition, and lifestyle on skin and overall wellness since 1972. 

That’s why he formulated the Intense Recovery Cream;

"our most luxurious moisturiser to date, customized with ingredients to offset symptoms of skin stress and boost skin's resilience so it comes back stronger.” 

Murad's beautiful cream intensely helps your skin to recover from the signs of stress and premature ageing.

Clinically proven, this comforting cream which is suitable for both your for face and eyes, helps to reduces the visible signs of stress-induced ageing and redness.

Suitable for all skin types but particularly great for dry skin, it contains A Microalgae extract to help calm the visible sign of stress to reduce the appearance of expression lines while improving under eye dark circles. 

Mirabilis Jalapa Plant Extracts soothe irritation and visibly reduces redness associated with sensitivity and rosacea.

It also contains skincare hero ingredients Shea Butter and Macadamia Oil to offer superior moisturisation offering comfort to dry, parched skin.

A balm/moisturiser hybrid it features all the nourishing qualities of a balm paired with the lightness of a moisturiser.

Quickly absorbed, it instantly quenches dry skin leaving it feeling soft, smooth abs revived.

In clinical trials, 89% of participants showed improvement in the redness of their skin while 88% agreed that their stressed skin felt and looked more relaxed.

Life's hard at the moment but there's no reason your troubles should reveal themselves on your complexion.

Murad's Intense Recovery Cream is available now abs costs £68. 


Tuesday 18 May 2021

Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid

Get your hydration on with the cuter-than-cute Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Serum.

I'm already a firm fan of this Korean brand that is taking the world by storm thanks to its fruity, juicy products and fun, quirky bottles.

This latest launch is all about achieving full, plump, beautifully hydrated skin.

Unsurprisingly given its name, this purple orb of joy contains 3 different types of plum and features a light, sweet, berry-like scent almost as juicy as the fruit itself.

Rich in antioxidants, the plum extracts included within this silky, lightweight formula are Kakadu, Illawarra, and Burdekin.

The Kakadu Plum contains one of the highest concentrations of anti-inflammatory Vitamin C (100x that of an orange!) to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,  while brightening your skin. 

The Illawarra Plum has a high concentration of anthocyanins (7x more than super-food blueberries!) and the Burdekin Plum contains minerals including magnesium, calcium, zinc, & potassium as well as a powerful combination of anthocyanins and natural Vitamin C to help protect and defend your skin against environmental aggressors. 

Together they are a hydration superhero trio! 

These fresh, fruity elements are combined with skincare hero ingredient hyaluronic acid to quickly and effectively provide long lasting moisture and nourishment to dry, parched skin. 

Plum Plump features a powerful blend of Hyaluronic Acid of multi weights (ultra-low, low, medium, high, ultra-high molecular weights) to deeply penetrate the various layers of your skin.

As the formula contains multiple molecular weights in one ingredient, it forms an almost 3D sponge like film to hydrate each layer of your skin, locking in moisture from every level to plump and rejuvenise your complexion. 

If that wasn't enough it's also bursting with Vegan Collagen and Silk Protein

Potent, plant-based powerhouse ingredients that help support healthy looking skin by protecting against free radicals while Vitamin B5 repairs your skin, soothing and hydrating as it goes. 

It's a VERY impressive list of ingredients. 

The serum itself possesses a wonderfully silky, thin, water-gel like texture which is both refreshing and light.

Absorbed almost instantly, it is designed to be used post toning and prior to applying your moisturiser.

It literally glides across your skin before disappearing without a trace.

Your skin on the other hand is left reaping the benefits of such a hydrating serum as skin is drenched in moisture, feels soft, supple, bouncy and visibly revived.

Vegan, cruelty free, Free from Parabens, Mineral Oil, Sulfates, Silicones, Phthalates, Drying Alcohols, Synthetic Dyes and Synthetic Fragrance it is an impressive, wholesome skincare hero. 

Their natural fragrance is derived from materials of 100% natural origin, such as plants, fruits, and vegetables and they formulate these scents using the minimum amount of fragrance needed to create a multi-sensorial, enjoyable skincare experience. 

Well guys, you've done it again.

Plum Plump Hualuronic Serum is a truly beautiful, effective piece of skincare and a great addition to any skincare routine as it's suitable for all skin types.

Check it out for yourself now!

Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid is available now from Cult Beauty and costs £37. 

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