OOlution is the result of founder Anne-Marie’s mission to create skincare that doesn’t rely on just one or two ingredients, but a host actives. She also wanted it to be a treat to use and to steer clear of synthetic ingredients and palm oil. She certainly succeeded at what she set out to achieve with this luxurious eye cream . The 100% natural formula is hydrating and rich in antioxidants, helping to diminish dark circles and reduce puffiness, whether you use it at the end of the long day or in the morning after 😉
This little gem was one of the products I have received in my Glossybox March edition. In Transit camera close- up is a hero product for very good reason… why ? Because it’s just what my skin needs when it has lost its equilibrium. This primer balances, plumps and brightens skin leaving it lovely and smooth ready for photo shoot, there are rumours that Victoria Beckham loves it so much lol.I like to use it over my usual moisturiser or face oil for extra hydration boost and I am ready to apply my makeup. I would happily recommend this product it really gives me fresher looking makeup and it lasts all day . The only bad thing is that it cost £28 for 30 ml ,so it is bit expensive, but for another hand you only need small amount of it pea size for whole face .
Worth trying 😉
Recently I have been hearing a lot about beauty box subscriptions, and was wondering if this is any good. Did some research what kind of boxes are available in UK and decided to try Glossy Box UK. It costs £10 a month plus delivery so it’s not bad for what you get believe me . The real fun about it is that you never know what you’ll receive each month all you know that you’ll get 5 beauty products to try . When my box has arrived I must say I was very impressed with packaging. Beautifully presented pink box with black ribbon and 5 products inside.
I have received
oOlution- eye cream 100% 20 ml
Eye and cheek Pallette full size
This Works in transit camera close up 20 ml
Figs & Rouge day cream 20 ml
BC Bonacure Oil Miracle Brazilnut Oil Pulp Treatment 30 ml
I am very excited about trying all of this beautiful products and as soon as possible I’ll be coming back with my feedback. Have you tried any of these products? If yes what are your thoughts ? Looking forward to hearing from you 🌞
Why natural cosmetics?
Because nobody has discovered anything better than nature itself. After years and years of using everything chemical nowadays we observe that allover the world fashion is for everything what’s real not fake , natural not chemical .
Not only old home remedies and cosmetics has been rediscovered but also companies putting a lots of hard work and efforts to master natural noninvasive methods creating everything the best from… the plants. More often we’re looking for more traditional ways of beauty regime , simply because only what’s natural its safe this days. Ingredients in natural cosmetics should be free from any harsh perfumes , colorants or preservatives. Plant components in natural cosmetics should come from controlled farms where only natural ways has been used to grow the plants which means they should be free from any chemical waste.
The closer to the nature means better product , but i am sure you already know that
Recently I have received an Glow after dark face oil With Orange , Geranium , Myrrh and Litsea to try bottle of 3 ml .
I never used face oils before because I thought it will be to greasy for my type of skin , but to mine surprise is quiet light and absorbs very quick into the skin .
The promised benefits from using this golden liquid is to help you relax and to nourish your skin and your soul while you sleep , provide vitamins your skin needs to stay radiant .
All that promise I thought I will give it a go , so I have put few drops of the magic oil on my face and massage gently , the first thing I noticed was the smell , it is citrusy but very herby in the same time , I wasn’t sure if I like that . the texture its light and get absorbed very nicely into my skin . That it easy routine and I am off to bed , lie down next to my partner and he says why your face smell like scented candle ? I said its an magic oil I am using now be quiet and let me relax :}
The strong herby smell faded after 20 minutes and I have to say that it did help me relax, probably breathing essential oils while in comfy bed helped a lot . Now I have been using Glow for a week and I do feel very refreshed when I wake up in the morning , my skin is very soft and smooth .
The oil itself is 100% Natural
Not tested on Animals
Made in England
I would Highly recommend this product especially to Ladies and Gents with dry skin , Price for a 30 ml you pay £48 is not cheap but I think is worth it .
Not long ago I have received an email form Garnier that they putting into the test their Anti wrinkle day cream – Ultra Lift Complete Beauty , Firming and Radiance Boosting .
I love trying new products so I decided to join the 14 day Ultra Lift Challenge , it was easy to apply just needed to fill the form online and wait . I had to quiet long time due to high product demand but never mind it has arrived well packed in the form of 14 single sachets . I was very exited and couldn’t wait to get started , although I have to say at the age of almost 39 I don’t really have many wrinkles but I still wanted to see if my skin will improve in any way .
We are told that this cream reduces the appearance of wrinkles and that there is proven results after 2 weeks, I am not so sure about that promise, purely because I didn’t have any wrinkles to start with but I was pleased with the product. The anti wrinkle cream is white colour and really smooth in texture and pleasant fragrance and as soon as I applied it onto my skin I could feel little tingling sensation I believe that is a good it means ITS WORKING :} . The cream is also really easy to apply to the face and neck area and doesn’t leave you with any sort of greasy texture. I was pleased that you also only needed a small amount and it would move around my skin really well.
The moisturiser left my skin feeling really soft and subtle and it felt like it had more movement in it. I saw no difference from using more expensive moisturisers to this one , so I was pleased with qualities that the cream had. As I mentioned above, I have not really used this long enough to see what it does with regard to the wrinkles but I do know that as an everyday cream I would be happy to recommend it. A the price of £9.99 its a bargain
Thumbs UP from me Garnier :}
The Clinique Liquid Facial Soap is Step 1 in their “3-Step” skincare range and is basically designed to cleanse your face and prep your skin for the use of the other 2 Products in the cycle. This cleanser is available in different “types” according to your skin type (as with most Clinique Products) these are;
Extra Mild (Skin Type 1)
Mild (Skin Type 1 & 2)
Oily (Skin Type 3 & 4)
Personally I opted for the Mild type as parts of my skin are Oily but I also have areas that are quite dry. Considering this Facial wash is quite expensive compared to what I normally spend on Beauty Products, I was hoping for the best results possible to get my money’s worth.
The bottle has a “Press Pump” lid which you do have to pump a few times when you first use it to get the Liquid up to the top of the bottle. My first time using this I think I applied a little too much to my hands so when I was washing my face with the Liquid combined with Water my face was extremely bubble and soapy! So you really do only need a small amount because this products lathers really well, which is great because it means it lasts longer!
The Liquid has such a Clean and Fresh smell and the smell stays on your face too so I felt really cleansed and fresh after using it. I truly felt as though my face had had a Deep clean with all imperfections removed, I was impressed. Most importantly though, this didn’t dry my skin out and make it feel as though it had been stripped of its natural moisture.
I can honestly say that this Facial Soap along with the 2 other products in the range (Clarifying Lotion & Moisturiser) are the best products I’ve used on my face, they are worth the extra money and I actually find they last me quite a while before I need to buy them again.
The 200ml bottle if this Cleanser is £13 but you can get the set with all 3 Products which will usually cost a bit less than buying all 3 separately.
The Clinique Clarifying Lotion is another product in the “3-Step” skincare range and this product is “Step 2”. The idea is to use this lotion after cleansing your face and before applying moisturiser. The lotion was developed by Clinique’s own Dermatologists to help “de-flake” dry skin which in theory will make your moisturiser work better and your skin even smoother.
I used a ball of cotton wool to sweep the lotion all over my face, only in moderation though because I found that if I used too much of the lotion the Chemically smell was very strong and even stung my face a little bit. The lotion does come out of the bottle quite fast so you need to be careful when pouring it out, because I only used a smell amount of this each day the lotion lasted me quite a long time.
I have to say I was impressed with the smoothness of my skin after using this, there was a noticeable difference after applying this compared to when I just apply my moisturiser only. In effect it is making the job of the moisturiser a lot easier as a lot of the dryness and flakiness of your skin is already improved by this lotion. I also found that the lotion had similar effects to a Toner, the colour and tone of my skin was a lot more even and much less blotchy which was a bonus.
There are different “Numbers” of this lotion available such as Number 1 – for very Dry skin and this one Number 2 – for dry combination skin (perfect for me since my skin has a combination of textures). Overall I was impressed with this products as long as I didn’t apply too much at one it was very gentle on my skin.
The 200ml bottle is £14
The 400ml bottle is £23
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ is the third step in the Clinique skincare plan. The products are now available in different types/strengths according to your skin type. for mine combination skin, tight and uncomfortable around the cheek area and comfortable around the t-zone, and use strength 2/mild products.
What I particularly like about this moisturiser is the pump dispenser which is so much nicer to use than dipping your fingers in and out of pots of cream.
And really does seem to hydrate and plump the skin up. My skin feels softer after applying and stays hydrated all day. It can seem a little heavy on the very hot and humid days so I would perhaps avoid using it on those, or maybe just place it on the very dry areas and avoid areas that get oily/sweaty.
It may seem expensive but bearing in mind how little you need and how much product you actually get I don’t think this is too bad at all value wise. Perhaps it’s an idea to see if you can get a small tester or buy the small size bottle prior to investing in the full size bottle just in case it’s not for you.
Overall I’m very happy with this and would recommend to anyone that suffers with dry / dehydrated skin.
I would give 5 out off ***** to a Clinique Trio
The website states:
New Even Better Foundation SPF15 oil free formula, a powerful foundation developed to help combat hyper-pigmentation and deliver brighter skin, both immediately and over time. Includes treatment benefits to help even skin tone and SPF protection to help prevent future hyper-pigmentation. Provides moderate to full coverage, leaving skin instantly perfected with a unique mineral blend. Skin Types: All Skin Types
Coverage: Moderate to Full
Benefits: Anti-aging, Covers or treats uneven skin tone, Mineral enriched, Long wearing
Concern: Uneven Skin Tone This foundation is not by any means cheap, it costs £25.00 for 30ml (£70.00 for 100ml). In my opinion however, it is totally worth it!. I have used this product for about a year. The packaging is classy and I especially like the nozzle-like top, which helps control the amount your pour out.
The first thing I noticed was the consistency. Not too thick and heavy, but not runny and light either.
When I put it on I was amazed!. The makeup helps my skin achieve a flawless look, I do not have any wrinkles or fine lines, so I do not know if it settles in them or covers them. The finish is slightly dewy and very skin-like, making it look natural. It’s like your skin- but even better! Its very easy to remove , with facial wipes or make up remover .
It did not break me out, or clog my pores, it lasts all day. I apply at 7am, powder re-touch at about 3:30pm, then it stays pretty much flawless until I remove it at about 9pm. A natural looking, non-irritating, and non-comedogenic liquid foundation which may help even out skin tone over time, but certainly covers well. A flawless finish and worth the price.
If you think this may be for you, go to the Clinique counter ( I went to Debenhams and they were lovely ) for some advice. Ask them if Even Better would suit your skin, and suggest a small sample to try. They’re always there to help you out.
Affordable skincare that works . I bought this product as my post pregnancy parched skin was not responding well to anything else I had in my skincare arsenal, including some really expensive French pharmacy brands.
At £2.99 from Savers I was not really expecting much. After the first application my skin started to feel much better – less painful and dry. After 7 day’s of continuous use (2-3 times a day) my skin started to recover and my forehead stopped looking like an old piece of leather. Although hydration is instant, it is not lasting even thought the box says 24hr hydration – hence my numerous applications.
The product is a delicately rose scented white crème jelly which comes in a 50ml light pink jar with a white lid. It is fast absorbing and does not leave an oily residue.
This is a great little product if you have dry skin, but if you have really dry skin this will only be a temporary solution. If you do have ultra dry skin and want a great pocket friendly solution – then Garnier’s Nourish+ Daily Rich moisturiser is the product you want.
All in all, Essentials Hydrating Day Care is a solid product which does what it says on the box.