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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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After cleansing your face with Paula’s Choice skin balancing cleanser and applying the fabulous Skin balancing toner (review to come shortly) You apply this magic non sticky, light weight gel over your face and then finish with Paula’s choice skin balancing gel.

This exfoliater gel glides on to the skin so easily, penetrating and minimising pores. I have noticed how clean and smooth my skin looks, I apply it either daily or every two days and it has worked wonders for me. I don’t break out as much and my pores seem minimised. This formula is also known to work well on acne scaring and is helps to eliminate any redness. The fragrance free gel contains Salicylic acid which is known for its natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which also helps to Stimulates collagen production for firmer, younger-looking skin.

This product really is amazing for keeping your skin in check. My skin is bright, clean and smooth. I very rarely break out and when I do they are practically gone the very next day. I find it very easy to use as it’s a gel you put on under your moisturiser, not a daily scrub you have to use 3 times a week. It makes my daily routine much easier knowing that I am getting the benefits of an exfoliator everyday. I  recommend this product to teenagers who have a hormonal skin. I’m sure this will work wonders to clear up your skin and have it looking fresh in no time.

Exfoliating 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid Gel- £18.75

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I have been reviewing Paula’s range over the last week and can honestly say how impressed I am with the range.

The first few days of using the skin balancing cleanser I didn’t really notice any major changes in my skin but as the days went on one morning I noticed that my skin was so soft to touch, I can honestly say something I have never been able to say before “my skin felt like a baby’s bottom” it was so smooth and silky.  It’s a no fuss cleanser, it doesn’t come in any fancy sexy packaging or does it have an amazing yummy smell, however it gets the job done!

Looking at my face in the mirror I could see I had a glow and my skin felt and looked very fresh and clean, the cleanser is very gentle and only foams lightly as oppose to over foaming and taking over your face. I also noticed the reduction in the size of pores on my face. It quickly dissolves makeup and grime and is very gentle on the eyes.

I have combination skin with an oily T-zone area which can be quite a pain. I wake every morning with a very greasy shiny t-zone area but since using the Skin balancing cleanser it has minimised the grease and shine. I also suffer from dry patches on my cheeks which have also vanished.

 I tend to break out around my periodical cycle; my skin just looks awful and dull. It just so happens I was reviewing the range around this time and noticed that my skin actually stayed very well balanced throughout. All in all an amazing range but I would love to hear from people who have been using the range long-term to see if it does carry on working.

You can buy Paula’s skincare range at www.paulaschoice.co.uk. Also check out her new book ‘Don’t go to the cosmetics counter without me’ the 8th edition. It really does give you a major insight into the beauty industry and whats good for our skin 🙂

Skin Balancing Cleanser- £15.75

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It seems that more and more women are trying to make a change in the world of skincare and beauty. Recently the rise in skincare brands has really risen, each trying to offer the very best in skincare but how do we know that the offered products will work and give us the long-term benefits that we need instead of just results that last a few weeks and then stop working? Some of you may believe that plastic surgery and other alternative treatments like Botox can be the answer to some of your problems but I have always been a firm believer in ‘GOOD’ skincare. I think we really need to go back to basics and source out individuals who know the industry and find skincare brands that really do have the ingredients that work well and impact our skin.

Paula Begoun also known as ‘The cosmetics cop’ is a US based beauty expert and his been in the industry for 30 years, she has many published books which give you extensive knowledge into the beauty industry. Her expertise have lead her to appear on various shows including Oprah, CNN and The today show. She is also a consultant to dermatologists, plastic surgeons, major cosmetic companies and industry insiders. This woman really does sound like the ‘superwoman’ of the beauty industry.

Paula’s New book ‘Dont go to the cosmetics counter without me’ 8th edition is now available to buy. It delves deep into the beauty industry with a compilation of skincare facts really allowing you to get to grips with how certain products work and how to achieve the best results for your skin type. There is also a section for product reviews and beauty must haves. Some of the titled chapters in the book are ‘Why you need a cosmetics cop!’ ‘The best products’ and ‘How to take the best care of your skin’. I’m not sure about you but I have just added this book to the top of my reading list.

Paula has also launched her own range of skincare called ‘Paula’s Choice’, an in depth range targeting all skin types. A woman with so much experience why wouldn’t she?  Over the next few weeks I will be extensively testing Paula’s skincare range and really getting to know her products, I will also be reading her book to see what beauty tips she has for me.

You can buy Paula’s new book online and view her Skincare line at www.Paulaschoice.co.uk

Let me know how you get on and your thoughts on the book and the range 🙂 I will be posting regular reviews on the products im using so keep and eye out.

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Great collection to help you relax and unwind, containing the following:

Skin nourishing milk bath (400ml)- Milk based protein enriched with vitamins, armino acids and minerals.

Exotic Frangipani Monoi Bath and Shower Cream (200ml)- Deeply hydrating this gently washes and leaves your skin delicately soft and lightly fragranced.

Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow (150g)-  The ultimate exfoliation ritual. Containing ginger to stimulate the metabolism and tone the body. Lime peel cleanses and purify’s the skin. Sea salt exfoliates and remineralises , helping skin to regain its health and softness.

Exotic Frangipani Monoi Moisture Melt (100ml)- Monoi leaves the skin feeling silky smooth, whilst shielding the skin against external aggressors.

Elemis spa secrets christmas gift set- £58 (£48 saving)

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oil absorbing sheets £3.30

These works exactly like face powder but without all the fuss of using makeup. Sometimes we dont always want to lace our faces with lots of powder to hide that annoying shine. Try out these fab blotting sheets. They can also be used over makeup just blot them on the area that needs de-shining and your good to go.

Clean and Clear Oil absorbing sheets- £3.30

If you hunt around there are many brands that do similar products!

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liz earleOMG….everyone needs this WOWZA product in their life!!

Im the kind of Chic who takes my skin care routine quite seriously, Discovering this product was one of the best things I have done. You apply a pump of the thick cream on to your dry face.. Yes that right, it’s not a gel face wash its a cream. You massage it all over the face for a minute or so and then the best part, you take the soft muslin cloth that the product comes with and rinse under hot water and wipe your face, removing all the dirt, grime, makeup and even your stubborn mascara like a breeze. It’s like magic! To finish off just splash your face with some ‘Warm’ water. Now your probably thinking that your going to be stripping your face of moisture by using a cloth, your not. It leaves your skin looking bright, clean and feeling like butter.

Oily skin ladies DO NOT be alarmed by the sound of a ‘Cream’ cleanser… It really is not as daunting as it sounds, In fact the natural ingredients have helped balance out my oily T-zone and has helped with my little breaks I often have every now and then.

Liz earle is a Natural skin care range that is AGAINST animal testing, it also Does NOT contain animal ingredients except for bees-wax, propolis and munnuka honey.

Pricing is very fair too £12.50 for a 100ml pump and two muslin cloths and if used correctly this will last you a long time.

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