REN Skincare Flash Hydro-Boost – Supercharge your skin with water

I’ve been a huge fan of REN Skincare ever since I first tried their products in 2014. One of my favourites is still the REN Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial. Today I want to tell you about their new kid on the block… Flash Hydro-Boost. Introducing the new REN Skincare Flash Hydro-Boost THE PRODUCT A water-charging hydration booster designed to work in harmony with the skin, to prevent the ageing effects of dehydration by enhancing the skin’s ability to transfer, lock and retain moisture. Long term use helps to reduce fine lines and prevent water loss from the skin. THE SCIENCE Water is the skin’s elixir of youth and the most essential anti-ageing ingredient. New hydra technology is the key to understanding the biology of water control and capture within the skin. Hyaluronic Acid boosts water in the cells to optimise levels, plumping the skin from within whilst Germ Peptide allows the transport and circulation of water throughout the skin. Xylitol promotes water capture from the environment and ceramides, fatty acids and phospholipids create the ultimate barrier against water loss. RESULTS Skin is instantly plumped and regains a fuller, smoother appearance. Long term, skin is protected from the ageing effects of dehydration. I haven’t been using it for long enough to comment on the long term results, but I can tell you that the product is an absolute treat to use. I have been struggling with dehydration, and this emulsion does hydrate on contact. And the fact that it is water activated is pretty cool – you first apply the product to cleansed skin, then you add a tiny bit of water...

Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque Review

Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque Fast-acting, easy-to-remove masque rescues tired, lackluster or dull skin. Activated Binchotan Charcoal powerfully adsorbs impurities while Sulfur promotes cell turnover for dramatically brighter skin. Volcanic Ash, Sea Silt, Bamboo Extract and alpha hydroxy acids further accelerate skin brightening with dual-action exfoliation. Niacinamide helps reduce congestion and calm the skin while Chilean Wild Mint helps refine pores. Formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens. Sounds good, doesn’t it?! And it is. I think my pic is evident that I really enjoy using this mask. What I love most about it is that it’s an all-in-one. It detoxifies, brightens, invigorates, exfoliates plus it fights ageing, breakouts and sensitivity. I swear Dermalogica had my skin in mind when they made this beaut. This mask is suitable for all skin types, but if you have dry skin, they recommend to keep it on for about 7 minutes. Honestly, I didn’t know about the 7 – 10 minutes recommendation and I just leave it on till it’s completely dry. My skin feels soft and smooth and looks clear and bright after every use. I used it on Saturday just before I applied my makeup for a wedding, and my skin looked amazing. This mask is not cheap, but I think it’s worth every cent of the recommended retail price of R790. Well done Dermalogica! xoxo Disclosure Ranking:...

I review the Beaucience Skin Renew Serum and you can win a Hamper worth R1 500! (CLOSED)

And the winner is… Belinda Lee Van Zyl! I’ll be in touch shortly. xoxo Beaucience is a local cruelty-free brand who focuses on anti-ageing skincare products for the whole body. Their aim is to minimise and delay the effects of ageing. Beaucience manufactures environmentally friendly products that contain no chemical contaminants (parabens, toxins and synthetic oils) and are lightly fragranced with essential oils. They offer a homecare range consisting of male and female anti-ageing and hydrating products, body care products and a baby range. They also offer shampoo, conditioner and a BB cream. I’m impressed. They also have a full professional range. All their products contain a botanical called Proteasyl which is derived from the pea. This anti-ageing ingredient is unique to Beaucience. I am currently trying the Skin Renew Serum and it is lovely. It contains Eco-certified Green Tea and the essential oils Neroli and Ylang Ylang to rejuvenate and balance the skin. Proteasyl TP restores and hydrates the skin. The serum has a lovely soothing effect on the skin and I can highly recommend it for sensitive skins. I have also been using it on my hands as my eczema has been flaring up causing red, inflamed and scaly patches. It has worked like a charm at calming my skin. Overall the serum has left my skin feeling soft, soothed and looking great. This serum will be a definite winner during the colder months. Retail price: R695  GIVEAWAY! Beaucience has kindly sponsored a giveaway hamper containing a Skin Renew Serum, Hydrating Cleansing Gel and a Beaucience toiletry bag made special for this giveaway. Total prize value of a whopping R1 500 (incl. delivery)....

Beauty: My favourite favourites of 2015

My sister often gets upset with me when I tell her about a product that I love. ‘But you said that one is your favourite?!’ She likes to give me the third degree. I try not to use the word favourite too often when talking about the things I love as there is just too many. There are a few products and services that stood out last year, so I have decided to share my favourite favourites of 2015 with you today. Let’s jump right in… Dermaceutic Mask 15 (and pretty much everything from this brand) If I had to choose just one skincare brand to use for the rest of my life, chances are that Dermaceutic will come up tops. I have raved about Mask 15 many times and I am still amazed by the results. Every. Single. Time. You can read my thoughts on the mask HERE. I have also been using Activ Retinol 1.0 and Turn Over. I will be posting a review on these two shortly. Keep an eye out as these products are amazing. REN Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial Want to wake up with smooth, bright, fresh-looking skin? Then this product is a must have. I love it. Pop over to read my full review HERE. BABOR New Skin Fluids Ampoule Concentrates FP Love. That is what it is. I used these ampules when I started at home derma rolling and my skin loves it. This product is definitely one of the top 5 best skincare products that I have ever used. Visible results almost instantly. Fresh-looking, plump and radiant skin. I would use these ampoules...

BABOR – Luxury skincare

BABOR is a luxury skincare brand that I have fallen head over heels for and I don’t find it surprising that they have been ranked as one of the top 50 luxury brands in Germany. BABOR, a global leader in skincare, has been ranked as one of the Top 50 Luxury Brands in Germany by a luxury German connoisseur publication – Luxury Business Report 2015. BABOR ranked 47th and is the only professional skincare company to find a place on this prestigious list. Most recently I had the opportunity to try BABOR New Skin Fluids Ampoule Concentrates FP. This product is definitely one of the top 5 best skincare products that I have ever used. Really. I’m talking visible results almost instantly. Fresh-looking, plump and radiant skin. I would use these ampoules every night if I could. They are designed for dry skin which made me think that the concentrate may have a heavy texture, but it was surprisingly light. After applying the fluid to my face, neck and chest, my sensitive skin felt soothed and nourished. This is what BABOR has to say about this product: The answer for skin that is flaky, uneven and dull. Works to regenerate the upper layers of the skin while instantly creating a pleasantly smooth look and feel. The innovative Lipid Repair Complex, formulated with ceramides, white lupin and plantain effectively regenerates the lipid matrix and restores the skin’s protective barrier, which is essential for healthy skin. The complexion becomes smooth and supple again, making skin feel like new. The BABOR Moist & Lipid New Skin Fluids retails for R732. The other fluids...

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