Archive for the ‘serum’ Category

REN have created a fabulous range to combat blemished problem skin! Clear Calm 3 promotes  Clearer, calmer and healthier skin with effects that last.

I went along to the blogger event last week and have to say I was more than amused with Rob, one of the co-founders of REN skincare! His rather Jovial and cooky personality had all us bloggers in stitches… and his poem reading….. WELL!!! 

What can you expect from the range? Have a nose below and find out.

Clear Calm 3 Anti-Blemish Day Fluid £24 50ml

This light fluid moisturiser helps to combat against daily break outs. Leave skin feeling calm, fresh and above all soothed. Skin will be less oily and more mattified! antibacterial ingredients work in harmony with the skin to help fight congestion and oxidative damage.

Clear Calm 3 Anti-Blemish Clay Cleanser £18

REN bring us this very unusual Clay Cleanser… first ive ever heard of clay being used as a main ingredient in a cleanser, however, a genius idea. As well all know, clay is very well known for its healing and un-clogging properties. The cleanser throughly cleans and purifies skin whilst also providing gentle exfoliation, this in turn helps to unclog the skin whilst the anti-bacterial ingredients leave the skin feeling soothe and calm. I have handed this yummy cleanser to my hubby who has suffered with problem skin in the past and currently has combination/oily skin. I noticed the difference the first time he used this, his skin looked clean, fresh and the oil level were noticeably low!!

Clear Calm 3 Anti-Blemish Night Serum £20

This serum is design to re-hydrate the skin while you get your beauty sleep. This magic night treatment helps diminish signs of pigmented scars and leaves the skin feeling comforted and hydrated. Also helps to reduce redness.

Clear Calm 3 Anti-Blemsish Treatment Mask £28

This Treatment mask is said to leave your skin clear, calm and even-toned. This special formulation will reduce blemishes, exfoliate and decongest pores. Its antimicrobial action combats the spreading of bacteria and helps to keep redness to a minimum. It also lightens pigmentation scars.

Great thing about this range is that you can also use it on hormonal skin, ladies if it’s that time of the month and your skin is misbehaving try using the treatment mask a little pick me up.

REN skincare is available to buy at Liberty, Selfridges and online at www.renskincare.com Also be sure to check out the amazing REN Christmas Gift sets that are available.

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After attending the Caudalie event a few weeks back we were given some goodies of the range to try out! So as promised on my previous post here are the reviews on the range!!

Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser £14.50- This light, gentle cleanser transforms into a lovely airy foam which provides a gentle but soap free cleansing. I used this cleanser all throughout my Holiday to Greece. It was lovely and light to use and cleansed my skin throughly, even though I’m not much of a sun worshipper, you obviously do catch some rays that may make your skin a little sensitive even if you are wearing the highest factor available, I found this cleanser to be the perfect solution. Apply two pumps and sweep on the face in gentle circular motions. Only downer is that it stings like a bitch when it gets in your eyes! Would have been perfect if this was gentle on the eyes!! However this will not stop me from re-buying!!

VinoPerfect Day Perfecting Cream £35.50- Now this product really is one of a kind!! I suffer with a very odd un even skin tone, where my cheeks are very pale and the rest of my face is a shade or two darker. I have been using this cream for around two weeks and the difference is uncanny!! This moisturiser has what Caudalie like to call ‘The Invisible Shield’ which helps to protect your skin from the sun and the effects of free radicals. Main Ingredients: anti-dark spot and radiance boosting Viniferine triturated at 500ppm, gentle grape acid exfoliator, soothing candeia and many more. Since using the VinoPrefect Day Perfecting Cream, my skin tone has evened out at a noticeable level, the duey glow has returned and I even get compliments day in day out on how good my skin looks. I recommend this product to anyone suffering from un even skin tone, sun spots and also Asian skin tones who are known sufferers of un-even skin tones.

VinoSource Quenching Sorbet-Creme £20- Finally the ‘pier de resistance’ Caudalie’s newest launch. Inspired by the grapevine, which regulates its own water to counter climate changes, this amazing moisturiser really helps to restore your skins hydration levels. Many of us who think we drink plenty of water to keep us hydrated all over would be surprised to learn that our skin may well be very parched. This amazing formula (which is suitable for the most sensitive skin types, patch test always recommended) allows deep hydration which leaves your skin velvety smooth and luminous.  A great starting point if you are new to the Caudalie range, It will really prepare your skin to the level it should be and from there you can then go on to a more prescribed regime of the range which suits your needs. All in all a brilliant, simple product with maximum results!!

Check out the Caudalie range at www.Caudalie.com

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Everywhere I go I seem to be spreading the word of Green and Spring. As a beauty blogger you tend to be able to talk about beauty all day long, when asked what skincare I recommend you can be sure that Green and Spring is always mentioned.

The tradition of using herbs for health and beauty has a long history in the British Isles. Green & Spring has tapped into this rich legacy sourcing pure and natural ingredients, organic wherever possible, indigenous to Britain. In particular, the skincare range makes the very most of the abundance of natural resources found at Cowley Manor, including natural spring waters and herbs. Green & Spring combine these ingredients to create efficacious synergies. (text from press release)

So without further delay, here are the products I have been reviewing:

Rich Night Cream 70ml £38- A fabulously rejuvenating night cream… well I like to call it a night treatment. Its packed with essentials oils and extracts to create a really rich formula which really targets and penetrates your skin whilst you sleep. Rose, camomile and rose geranium help to soothe, balance and tone the skin. Carrot and evening primrose oils rich in antioxidants and vitamins A and E help to increase suppleness and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. The cream also contains marshmallow, comfrey and bilberry which are known to increase cellular renewal of skin. I use this Rich night cream every night with a few drops of Living Nature’s Radiance Night Oil. The cream has a lovely rich thick texture and a little goes a long way, the cream is sooo rich you don’t need too much (unless of course you have mature dry skin) Having combination skin I was worried about the consequences of using such a rich cream however to my surprise I never wake up with oily skin, my skin is always so fresh, clean and soft! I love this cream!!!!!

Refreshing Eye Cream 30ml £32-  Now… this eye cream for me is magic, I’m 24 years old with no signs of aging just yet (thank god) however, I think it is important to use products with great ingredients to prevent future damage. The one thing that I do have problems with is under eye dark circles. This refreshing eye cream helps to reduce puffiness and dark circles and also has lifting qualities. Ingredients such as soothing camomile, cucumber and witch hazel extracts all work together to cool, soothe and renew elasticity. So far for me, the best eye cream I have used!!

The Green and Spring range can be bought online at www.greenandspring.com and is also sold at Harvey Nichols nationwide 🙂


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Right ladies…. Now don’t all rush at once but I have some exciting news to share with you. Dr.Perricone’s ‘Private Reserve Serum’ is now available to the general public. Private Reserve is a hand made formula which is made in very small batches, never before has it been on offer to the general public. The serum was only available to Dr. Perricone’s high-profile clients upon request.

The serum is known to deliver an unrivalled transformation to the skin thus improving texture, firmness, tone, wrinkles, line’s and general smoothing of the skin.

Why is the serum different?

  • Includes highly advanced, bio intelligent and powerful proprietary Neuropeptides
  • formulated with Dr.Perricone’s revolutionary Cold Plasma delivery system
  • Can be applied on its own or used as a booster with your existing regime
  • Private Reserve is free from parabens, sulphates, PEG’s, silicones, phthlates, synthetic dyes and synthetic fragrances
  • Richly hydrating and highly absorbent

This limited edition Neuropeptide Serum is my personal formula, which until now has only been available to some of the most famous faces in the world. Private Reserve delivers extraordinary benefits and instantly gorgeous, radiant skin. And like the finest vintage wines, it ensures your skin continues to improve with time” – Nicholas V. Perricone MD

The formula sounds like magic in a bottle literally! So if you’re looking for results and treatment that the Rich and Famous receive, head on down to Harrods where you may be in luck to bag yourself a fabulous Dr. Perricone one time only ‘Private Reserve Serum’

The formula will be made available exclusively to Harrods from Mid september 2010 Private Reserve: £595 Dr.PerriconeMD

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Introducing AVON’S new release  to their ANEW skincare range: ANEW Platinum. This special formula is designed for mature skin and works best for woman aged 60 and over.

 After over 3 years of research and development AVON are proud to announce the launch of ‘ANEW Platinum’ an anti aging serum which targets deep wrinkles, extreme dryness, neck sagging and loss of colour. This powerful formula contains paxillin a key protein that helps retain the expanded, youthful shape of skin cells. Overnight, the serum makes skin look and feel lifted and deep wrinkles appear reduced. In 3 days 69% of woman agree that it reshape’s facial features for a more youthful definition. In two weeks the serum reduces the look of neck lines,  lifting and firming the look of sagging skin under the chin and neck area, 33% of panelists showed an improvement in forehead frown lines.

Being that im only 24 and wouldn’t see the results of using this serum I have asked my lovely neighbour to test it for me which she has been doing for the last week. My Neighbour Linda who is 64 has the typical signs of aging including dry skin, neck sagging and deep wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. Linda found that the serum was very light and absorbed into her skin very quickly. She noticed the next morning that her neck was looking a lot better from the night before and as the days have gone on she has noticed a vast difference in neck lines and sagging. The lines on her face seem to be reduced but not quite at the same speed as the neck lines.

The retail value of ANEW Platinum is £31, my only concern is that this product is aimed at woman 60 and over, most at this age group would be pensioners and may find a serum at £31 a little too pricey. I think if less money was spent on packaging the retail value of the serum could be lower and more affordable for the age group it is aimed for. I would also recommend selling a 15ml size for first time buyers to try, this way if the serum does not suit their skin they don’t feel like they have wasted money. The serum seems to be a great formula and obviously does help to reduce signs of aging but the price should be more reasonable for the age group it is aimed for.

The ANEW Platinum Launches on the 12th September 2010 and is available to buy at www.avonshop.co.uk or from your local AVON rep. Ladies please let me know when you have given it a try, I wuld love to know what results you have had.

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