Posts Tagged ‘Moisturiser’
I think it’s safe to say it is officially Christmas when the adverts start rolling in thick and fast. So with that in mind, it’s not premature to start shopping for gifts. One where you can’t go wrong is with Murad, the skincare specialists who have created five limited edition skincare gift sets. With Murad this is the proper deal because you know, world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad - head honcho – knows his stuff.
Out of the five, I have been using the Hydrating Sensation set, which offers luxurious, deep hydration. One of the things Dr Murad strongly preaches is the importance of drinking water and eating a balanced diet including fresh fruit and vegetables, and believe me I abide by these things.
Over the past 3 or 4 months I have altered my diet cutting out sugary/fizzy drinks and replacing with water and fruit juices. However when skin is dehydrated, it’s because it’s depleted of moisture and usually the cause of this are things we cannot avoid like harsh weather and travelling on the tube where you are void of fresh air and daylight.
This collection contains Hydrating Toner 15ml, Hydro-Dynamic™ Ultimate Moisture 50ml and Hydro-Dynamic™ Ultimate Moisture for eyes 3.5ml – basically this kit will serve its purpose in these 3 simple items.
The moisturiser is my favourite. It works a treat at keeping my skin hydrated, soft and supple and well, it feels so nice to use – immensely luxurious and you can feel it working. The pot is a big size that will last a while even when used twice a day. The eye cream is light to use and instantly gives you a boost and the toner is wonderfully refreshing.
The kits are exceptional value for money starting at £36 and going up to £73.50 but being worth pretty much double those amounts so you’re getting brilliant skincare products for less than you’d normally pay. Hydrating Sensation is worth £123.30 and costs £73.50 in this collective bundle – a saving of nearly £50.
I love how Murad has come up with these clever gift sets – and it’s a good enough excuse to take your skincare seriously. Bag one of these beauties fast!
A cleanser I’ve been using for a couple of months is this one. It’s an organic, non-foaming and free-from-all-the-nasties kind of cleanser.
I am new to Sophyto but researching the brand I find it’s a professional grade certified organic skincare range licensed by from the UK Soil Association. Wow. It sounds like quite a big deal. Their products are certified cruelty free by PETA and gluten free (what does that mean? You’re not going to eat it, are you?) and ideal for all skin types so perfect for most delicate complexions and cleanses without harming or disrupting the skin.
The cleanser is soft and buttery in consistency, and easy to use with a warm, damp flannel. The Balancing Daily Moisturizer is fragrance-free, light-weight and can be used as a primer.
I only have one moan and it’s the scent of the cleanser which is described as ‘warm honey’ but smells like plastic. Ick. The moisturiser, however is fine.
Sophyto Purifying Silken Cleanser costs £13 for 100ml and the moisturiser is £18.95 for 50ml. Sophyto products are available on www.beautybay.com. Check www.sophyto.co.uk for more information and on stockists.
I’m getting older. Rapidly. And it’s a scary prospect, so I am paying more attention to my skin. The funny thing is, my skin has never looked better in contrast to the state it was in 10 years ago. I certainly feel a whole lot more confident and no longer embarrassed to leave the house without any slap on. Or perhaps I just don’t care any more and prefer the extra minutes in bed than to decorating my face with a kaleidoscope of colours.
I have realised the importance of healthy looking skin needs to be nourished on the inside (with a balanced diet) and on the outside too and without fail, I make sure my visage is thoroughly cleansed and moisturised from the moment I wake up to when I lay my head on the pillow.
One product I’ve been enjoying the pleasure of using for the last couple of months is Zelens’ 3t Complex Essential Anti-ageing cream. I think we can say that’s quite a mouthful.
It’s a deeply hydrating cream moisturiser and is part of Zelens complete skincare range, which helps minimize the visible signs of aging while improving your skin’s current tone and texture.
Developed by leading Harley Street plastic surgeon and skin cancer expert Dr Marko Lens, the Zelens range focuses on the understanding of ageing at a molecular level. Being highly scientific you get an idea of what this product will be like.
So how does it perform? Suitable for all skin types and ages, only a small amount is required and it glides on effortlessly, sinking into the skin with no greasy residue and keeps my face hydrated all day. In fact last week I asked mum what she thought of my appearance sans make-up and she thought my skin was glowing. She also thought I was wearing make-up.
I have definitely noticed my skin looking and feeling more plump and elasticated in a youthful kind of way, and fortunately there have been no break-outs. I have normal skin and this product suits my skin type really well.
The cream also feels like a luxurious product when you use it with a gorgeous soft scent, and so it should since its price tag is £95. *winces*
As I’ve explained, I’ve become more sensible and attentive towards a skincare routine, and rather than filling my basket with random products, I am concentrating on a few key ones, which does mean paying more than am used to. I am half way through this jar and I anticipate it will last me 2-3 more months so £95 over a period of 4-5 months is an amount I could invest in if I were to pick one or two absolute must-haves.
Have you tried anything from Zelens? If so, what are your thoughts?
Do you remember a little while ago when I fell hook, line and sinker for Ahava’s Velvet Cream Body Washes? Well, when I was approached recently to test out a new product, Smoothing Moisturiser, I jumped at the chance.
From the same Dead Sea Laboratories as the rest of Ahava’s products, this moisturiser is designed specifically for the face. Good news for me as I have recently become an addict to mineral foundation and have rapidly learned that in order to avoid looking like a snake shedding its scales, a smooth skin is a must here.
Designed for normal to dry skin, this moisturiser is “specially enriched with Mineral Skin Osmoter”. Never heard of it? Me either. Turns out that this strangely named ingredient is “a unique blend of Dead Sea minerals, selected for their skin rejuvenating properties to nourish and moisturise the skin from within, creating a radiant complexion”. Apparently this recipe “creates an osmotic pump, drawing moisture and nutrients from within the skin’s layers up to the epidermis – replenishing your skin and recharging its natural functions.”
So. I really adore the packaging of this product. It looks clean, sophisticated and would look great in anyone’s bathroom. Easily dispensed with the pump applicator, the product is thin enough to absorb rapidy and not remotely greasy. My skin instantly felt bouncier and firmer and happier. It is paraben free so that’s a win as far as I am concerned, although there is a discernible synthetic scent that I think it could do without.
I would definitely repurchase this as it is light, easily absorbed, and unlike a lot of other moisturisers I have tried, I experienced no stinging or break-outs. I am starting to think that Ahava is definitely my skincare brand of choice. It is expensive but a little goes a long way, and for me, someone who suffers quite badly from sensitive skin and psoriasis, finding products that don’t irritate my skin can be a bit of a minefield.
This tube is a limited edition product (although you can still purchase it in its jar form as a permanent edition) and retails at £29.00 for 75ml. To purchase, or to find out more, click here