Vichy Purete Thermale Skincare

 Vichy Purete Thermale Calming Cleansing Micellar Solution

This Spring Vichy added two new affordable cleansing products to their extensive skincare range, the Pureté Thermale range has been developed to protect the skin against environmental aggressors & the negative effects of pollution. This is something that affects everyones skin but especially if you live / work in a city.

I have been testing out these new additions for over a month now & have to say I am now fully converted to the double cleanse. So first up is the Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil* by now most of us have heard of & tried the standard Micellar Waters but Vichy have come out with a Micellar Oil (how exciting). So this is recommend as a first cleanse, you apply the oil (I find two pumps is enough) to dry skin and take a few minutes to massage into the skin really breaking down makeup, grim and the dirt of the day. You then remove the oil with a hot cloth, the oil will emulsify into a milk upon contact with water, removing your makeup and leaving your face feeling soft, smooth and feeling reasonably clean.

Vichy Purete Thermale

I really like the lightweight texture to this Micellar Oil, its easy to massage into the skin and it feels extremely soothing and quite cooling too. Don’t be frightened that its an oil, its in no way greasy or heavy on the skin. In fact I have found it helps balance my oily skin and reduces sebum and breakouts.

At the heart of the formula are micelles (Micelles are attracted to dirt, grime, and oil, and they draw out impurities without drying out your skin), which gently remove waterproof make-up, impurities, sebum excess and dead cells with no need for rubbing. Also it contains Vitamin E which provides antioxidant protection and Camellia Oil which moisturises and soothes the skin. This can be used on even sensitive skin and the formula contains no parabens.

Then you second cleanse with the Vichy Purete Thermale Fresh Cleansing Gel* much like the cleansing micellar oil this is for all skin types and is designed to combat the negative effects of pollution on the skin. This has a totally different consistency to the oil, this is a thicker Gel but still gentle and easy to massage into the skin. You apply the Fresh Cleansing Gel to damp / wet skin and it lathers up quite a lot, this feels so cooling and refreshing

At the heart of the formula is the expert anti-pollution complex Purisoft, which is composed of Amilite Technology to soften the effect of hard water, Glycerin to moisturise, and Moringa to cleanse dust, excess sebum and pollution from the skin.

This second step I find is great at cleansing off my SPF, I wear SPF30 or 50 on a daily basis and I find if I don’t cleanse properly in the evening I get really greasy skin and quite a few angry blemishes but since doing the Vichy double cleanse my skin has been looking fresh and less oily which makes me very happy.

Vichy Cleansers

This is a double cleanse I am onboard with, these leave my skin feeling cleansed, hydrated and very refreshed. Ideal for daily use, I have been using them as a double cleanse in the evening and thats working well for me. Both formulas are gentle enough for even sensitive skin. I think they’re a great addition to the Vichy skincare lineup and are affordable too. The French sure know how to make great skincare, if you have any French Skincare recommendations I’d love to hear them.

Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil£13.75

Vichy Purete Thermale Fresh Cleansing Gel£12.00

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Blistex Lipbalms

Blistex Lipbalm Trio

Blistex is an affordable lip care brand & I am sure most of us have tried at least one product from their range over the years. They have a great selection of not only lip balms but also medicated lip treatments too. I reviewed two of their new Happy Lips releases earlier this year & I have been using the Mouth Watering Mango one ever since.

Click to read my review of the fruity Blistex Happy Lips* – let me know which of the two flavours you most like the sound of.

I was excited to learn that Blistex have released their Lip Brilliance Lip Balm in Blushing with SPF15 so this is the perfect summer lip product.

‘A brilliantly shimmering balm with a gorgeous blend of ingredients to make your lips look and feel beautiful. With magically-softening Silk Extracts, naturally replenishing Vitamin E and pout-perfecting Hyaluronic Filling Spheres.’

Blistex Lip BrillianceBlistex Lipbalm Trio

Part of me wishes that there was no shimmer in the product but my husband assures me its not too OTT & I guess it will be pretty on holiday. This has a sweet fruity berry scent which lingers quite a while on the lips, I know some people find this scent a little too sweet but I think its OK and smells quite summery. One thing I really like about this lip balm is the subtle rosey pink tint it gives your lips, it looks pretty and makes your lips look healthy.

Blistex Lip Brilliance SPF15

This made my lips feel very soft and plump, I wouldn’t say its amazing at keeping my lips hydrated for hours but its so affordable that I don’t mind having to reapply throughout the day. Reapplying throughout the day also means you keep your lips protected with the SPF15 & looking cute with the pretty rosey tint. You can’t go wrong with a Blistex Lip balm & I hope they add a few more scents to their Happy Lips line – I’m thinking Mojito or Lemonade – very summery, what scents would you like to see them release?

So if you’re looking for something to throw into your handbag that will nourish, protect & give your lips a hint of colour then check out the Blistex Lip Brilliance in Blushing.

Blistex Lip Brilliance £2.61

Blistex Happy Lips in Mango & Strawberry £2.49

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Origins Ginzing Limited Edition

Origins GinZing Limited Edition

Origins GinZing is quite the cult product & a firm favourite of mine too & I wanted to let you know about the great deal that they have at the moment.

Origins have a limited edition supersize 75ml jar for sale, so you’re getting £34.50 worth of product for £25.00 (while stocks last). So if this is your go to moisturiser you might want to take advantage of the offer & stock up

‘This lightweight, oil-free, skin energy drink, fortified with legendary skin-boosters like Panax Ginseng and Coffee Bean, jumpstarts hydration levels. Lacklustre-looking skin is rapidly refreshed and revitalised to create a healthy, vibrant glow.’

I tend to use this moisturiser in the morning, I find it leaves my skin feeling smooth, silky soft and hydrated all day. I like to use this on days when I will be wearing makeup for a long time as makeup sits really well with this underneath, its a gel formula so doesn’t feel heavy or greasy and its hydrating so helps my makeup look fresh throughout the day.

Origins GinZing Moisturiser

As with the whole GinZing skincare range from Origins this smells uplifting and zingy and never leaves my skin looking or feeling greasy, its easy to see why its one of Origins best selling products. So if you skin is in need of something to help it look more radiant and give it a boost of hydration this would be perfect for you.

Let me know what your favourite Origins product is & if you have tried anything from the GinZing range. I have reviewed the GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser if you’d like to read that.

Origins GinZing Moisturiser Limited Edition* 75ml pot £25.00

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Floral Memento Body Products

Floral Memento Body Products

I visited the & Other Stories store in London a couple of years ago & treated myself to a few products, I thought it was a great shop and wish I’d had a little more time to browse not only the beauty products but also the clothes. I can’t wait to visit again but I was very impressed with the products I bought and think their range is very affordable and really good quality. So I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to review two products from their new Floral Memento range.

I love setting a day aside every week to do a full on pamper session. I run a bath, do a face mask and give my skin a little TLC. I have been enjoying these two body products from the & Other Stories Floral Memento Collection With the weather getting warmer & the inevitability of getting my legs out, I have found this duo leave my skin hydrated and smooth and a great pre tanning combo.

The Floral Memento range smells to me like a fresh summers day – its quite sweet but with a sophisticated musky layer. It has notes of,

  • Top: Lemon, Bergamot, Blackberries
  • Heart: Violet, Lavender, Peony
  • Base: Musks, Mate leaves, Cedarwood

Floral Memento Collection

Floral Memento Body Scrub* £7 – A lovely sugar scrub that polishes / scrubs away the dead skin leaving your body feeling silky smooth. I’ve found its the perfect pre tanning product because after using this your tan doesn’t go patchy or cling to dry area like knees and elbows. I like a scrub that doesn’t leave my skin feeling stripped or that is too abrasive & this one is just perfect, its quite gentle and leaves your skin feeling hydrated too.

Floral Memento Body Soufflé* £10 – This is a very lightweight whipped body cream which doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy at all. I like that it almost sinks in instantly and gives your skin a smooth supple finish. This Body Soufflé is ideal for those warmer days / nights when you don’t want to wait for a heavy body butter to sink in as it is so lightweight and silky soft. I like to apply it before I tan because it hydrates and gives your skin a smooth finish.

They both come in a tub with a screw top lid which I like for the body lotion but its not my favourite packaging for a shower product & find that in the shower my tub fills with up with water before I can put the lid back on. I prefer a squeeze tube or one with a pump, they’re more hygienic & easier to use when your hands are wet.

They both smell incredible and it is a scent that lingers on my skin throughout the day, if you like fresh summery floral scents you will enjoy this range. I’ve been trying these two products but this bath and body range also includes a body mist, hand wash, hand lotion, body wash and body lotion so quite a selection. I’m really tempted to get the body mist.

If you can’t get to the London store fear not you can purchase online at www.stories.com

Let me know what pamper products you have been enjoying & also if you have any & Other Stories product recommendations.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.