New Vichy Idéalia Skincare

NEW Vichy Idealia Skincare

NEW Vichy Idealia Skincare

I have tried quite a few products from French skincare experts Vichy over the years and I am always impressed by their quality. I especially loved the Double Glow Peel Mask and Purete Thermale Range because my number one skin concern is dull, lacklustre skin and they both helped my skin look fresh and achieve that natural healthy glow. So when I heard about this new Idéalia range which is formulated to boost radiance I was so excited to put it to the test, and this duo came through my door at just the right time to combat the dulling effects of Winter on my skin.

New Vichy Serum

Vichy Idéalia Radiance Boosting Serum

So this serum has a lovely lightweight consistency (it contains regenerating Vichy Thermal Spa Water) and I have been enjoying using it in the morning as the first step in my skincare regime. It glides on my skin and instantly gives is a smooth, soft feel. Its emulsified texture leaves a light, non-greasy, protective film on the skin’s surface and protects the complexion from the microparticles that it collects throughout the day.

  • Radiance is restored and dullness reduced
  • Skin texture appears smoother
  • Vichy Mineralising Thermal Water strengthens the skin against aggressors
  • Tested on sensitive skin under dermatological control
  • Hypoallergenic

This Idéalia range is formulated to help repair and restore your complexion so it looks healthy and has that fresh glow. I am all about trying to achieve that glow! It is safe to say that Vichy has packed both products full of incredible ingredients that help protect against environmental aggressors, stimulates cellular repair and gently exfoliates the skin’s surface.

NEW Vichy Radiance Peeling Solution

Vichy Idéalia Peeling – Night Peeling Care

Over the past 3 months, this has become an integral part of my evening skincare regime, I use it after cleansing by applying it with a cotton pad, (avoiding the eye contour) I just sweep it across my skin and it gently exfoliates the skin whilst the active ingredients illuminate skin from within.

If you have tried other glycolic acids but found them too much for your sensitive skin then I highly recommend trying this Vichy one as it is very gentle and a little product goes a long way. This formula has a combination of 4% glycolic acid and 5% hepes to provide an exfoliating effect whilst boosting cell turnover.

  • Formulated with blueberry polyphenols, fermented black tea extract & Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water
  • Wake up to the look of naturally glowing skin
  • Evens skin tone and smoothes fine lines
  • Evens complexion
  • Awakens dull skin to reveal a natural glow

I think this has really helped even out my skin and give it that refreshed healthy glow. My skin also feels smoother and softer since using both products and I’ve found my makeup also sits better, which is a real bonus.

I’ve been very impressed with both products but out of the two (if I was forced to only repurchase one) I don’t think I could be without the Vichy Idéalia Peeling – Night Peeling Care. It is unlike any other product I am using at the moment and I know how important it is to use glycolic acid to help renew and rejuvenate skin. I think I have found the right fit for me.

Have you tried either of these products from the new Vichy Idéalia range or do you have any recommendations for gentle glycolic acid toners?

*This post contains PR samples

Embryolisse Skincare Review

Embryolisse Skincare

Embryolisse Skincare

We all love French skincare right! I’ve loved it since I saw Lisa Eldridge do a French Pharmacy Haul years ago. Her skin is glowing and beautiful, so French skincare has been in my routine and on my radar ever since.

Last October I introduced 3 products from well known French Skincare brand Embryolisse, I’ve used a few products from their line over the years and have always been impressed with both the price and quality. I’ve been putting three moisturisers to the test and what better time of year than the deep dark depths of Winter to see how well a moisturiser performs. It’s been so wet and cold in Cornwall and I work from home so always have the central heating on and that shows in my skin. It has been nice to have a trio of moisturisers that combat dull, dehydrated skin.

Embryolisse Skincare Review

Embryolisse Rich Moisturising Repair Cream

This rich moisturiser is beautifully rich in texture and is the perfect way to combat the effects of the cooler months on our skin. The wind, rain and central heating can have a such a negative effect on your skin. I have been using this more heavy cream as part of my evening skincare routine and it helps keep my skin supple and looking fresh.

The formula takes inspiration from the original and best-selling product Lait Crème Concentre, but this Rich Moisturising Repair Cream just offers a little extra hydration for those days when your skin is more parched and dull. I even use this as a hand cream and often carry it on my handbag to use on the go.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentre – Limited Paris Edition 

This rich moisturising lotion is Embryloisse’ best selling product and an industry staple. It’s been a cult must have since the 50’s! The fact that this is a 5 in 1 multi-benefit use product makes it a great product to have in your skincare regime, you can use it as :-

  • Creamy Moisturiser,
  • Makeup Primer
  • Make-up Remover
  •  Repairing Masque
  • After-shave product.

This moisturiser feels so hydrating on my skin and leaves it smooth to the touch and incredibly soft. It isn’t as thick as the Repair Cream and I like to use this one as part of my morning routine as it really does work well under makeup. This cream is known for its skin perfecting, smoothing, plumping and softening benefits for all skin types.

This exclusive Paris edition of the much-loved crème is a an homage to the home of Embryolisse, and depicts a chic French femme cycling along the left-bank, with the city of lights and the Eiffel Tower behind her. The prettiest packaging you will find all season, this Limited Edition design conveys the easy French glamour the fashion and beauty Industry has come to love.

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre

Embryolisse Intense Smooth Radiant Complexion

I feel this is the perfect cream for me, I am in my late (late) 30’s and already seeing the first signs of ageing, I like to include a few products in my routine that are a little more targeted to these issues and this Intense Fatigue Cream is ideal. It uses the most potent anti-ageing and revitalising skincare ingredients on the market. With the ability to target the telltale signs of tiredness, this anti-ageing cream is packed with a powerful cocktail of hyaluronic acid and natural sugars.

  • Omega 9 restructures the skin and promotes skin elasticity and firmness
  • Alfafa and lupine extracts stimulate collagen and refresh eyes by reducing puffiness and dark circles
  • Vitamin E helps protect against premature ageing.

I like to use this both morning and night, it’s not too heavy but it provides a good amount of hydration to the skin. I often wear it on top of other moisturisers, especially around the eye area and my forehead. They’re the places which are showing the first signs of ageing and this cream helps plump and smooth the skin, whilst, reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Embryolisse Skincare Releases

What skincare have you introduced into your skincare regime this Winter? Let me know if you’ve used any of the Emryolisse products I’ve mentioned, or if you have tried anything else from their range.

*This post contains PR Samples

QVC TSV Decleor 5 Piece Perfecting and Hydrating Collection

Decleor Perfecting Hydrating Collection QVC TSV

Decleor Perfecting Hydrating Collection QVC TSV

If you’re a fan of Decléor skincare, or if you just love skincare in general then you’re going to want to mark your calendars because Decléor are bringing one of their best ever deals to QVC. On Sunday 13th August for 24 hours ONLY you will be able to get your hands on this incredible 5 Piece Perfecting and Hydrating Collection which is worth £190 but will be on offer for only £66. Such a fantastic saving.

This 5 Piece Collection includes a mixture of Decléor favourites and also an exciting new launch. Oh and I’m excited to tell you that two out of the 5 products are in the huge supersize bottles!

One really good thing about this collection is you get a great selection of both skincare and bodycare so you can refresh your routine ready for Autumn for ultimate head-to-toe hydration. This set includes,

Prolagene Energising Gel 400ml supersize

Hydra Floral Hydrating Light Cream 50ml

Hydra Floral White Petal Perfecting Concentrate 30ml

Alguaromes Shower Gel 400ml supersize

Neroli Night Balm 15ml

Decleor 5 piece perfecting hydrating QVC-TSV-August2017

Decleor Hydra Floral White Petal Skin Perfecting Concentrate 30ml

This highly concentrated blend of botanical and essential oils is the first step in your skincare routine after cleansing, you apply it before your serum. It visibly reduces the appearance of dark spots and skin blemishes, refines your skin and helps achieve a brighter, radiant complexion. This 98% naturally derived skin perfecting concentrate contains a combination of proven brightening ingredients: Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Pea extract, and Hyaluronic Acid provide optimal hydration and radiance. Balanced with Chamomile and Rose Floral Water, this concentrate is gentle on the skin. Now how nourishing does that sound? I am so excited to have my hands on this bottle of skincare magic and I can’t wait to put it to the test.

Decleor Neroli Night Balm 15ml

This is one of my favourite Decléor products, it is so luxurious and is lovely to massage in to your skin at night. Its active ingredients include essential oils of Basil to purify and heal the skin, Neroli to soften and Camomile to prevent the appearance of dark spots and calm the skin, plus Tonka Bean to boost micro-circulation. A combination of plant oils including Avocado, Hazelnut and Beeswax help hydrate and repair. This is one product you need in your regime to revive tired looking skin!

Hydra Floral Hydrating Light Cream 50ml

This is one of Decléor’s most well-known, hero products and it is one of my absolute favourites too. DECLÉOR’s Hydra Floral range uses innovative ingredients and technology to mimic a plant’s remarkable hydration process and keep you fresh-faced and beautiful all day long. It contains some beautiful hydrating and protecting active ingredients including Wild Pansy Extract, Samphire Extract, Neroli Essential Oil, Moringa Oleifera Proteins and Sunflower Extract.

This is a light & fresh cream which ensures skin is kept perfectly hydrated and protected from pollution and free radicals. Its unique formulation includes moisture-boosting active ingredients to deliver immediate and long-lasting hydration, plus powerful plant extracts to help protect the skin and preserve its youthful radiance. It feels rich but lightweight on your skin and leaves your skin nourished and silky smooth. This cream is a must have.

Supersize Decleor Skincare QVC TSV

Decleor Prolagene Energising Gel 400ml

This is in a supersized 400ml version so you won’t be running out anytime soon. This gel is the perfect product to use to help get smooth, firm skin whilst also visibly reducing scarring and stretch marks. Prolagène Gel contains an amino acid called Proline L., which is similar to plant collagen and helps rebuild the skin’s supporting fibres. The formulation also includes Osmanthus Absolute for its potent healing action. This gel leaves an invisible supportive and protective film making it perfect to use during and after weight loss, particularly during pregnancy, for smoother and firmer skin. Remember this product can be used on both your face and body to help revitalise and tone your skin

 Aroma Cleanse Alguaromes Toning Shower and Bath Gel 400ml

This huge supersized bottle of Alguaromes shower gel is infused with essential oil from the rind of lemons, the flowers of sweet majoram, lavender and rosemary. This is such a luxury shower and bath gel and I love using it because it never dries my skin out, instead it gently cleanses and the cooling gel turns into a beautiful, gentle and invigorating foam for a feeling of vitality. It smells like a spa in your bathroom after you’ve used this and this 400ml bottle is going to last you a very, very long time.

QVC TSV 13 August 2017 Decleor

Decleor 5 Piece Perfecting and Hydrating Collectio

Decleor 5 Piece Perfecting and Hydrating Collection Worth OVER £160 available for £66 for 24 hours only

*This post contains PR samples

Decleor QVC TSV Skin in Bloom Collection

Decleor 4 Piece Skin in Bloom QVC TSV

Decleor 4 Piece Skin in Bloom QVC TSV

Mark you calendars people! I’m excited to give you the heads up on this incredible Decléor 4 Piece Skin in Bloom Hydrating Collection.

QVC are renowned for its Today Special Value (TSV), they always manage to offer big brands with incredible savings and on Sunday 26th March (for 24 hours only) QVC will be launching a fantastic TSV from one of the world’s leading professional aromatherapy skincare brands, Decléor. They’re offering a fantastic 4 Piece Skin in Bloom Hydrating Collection* with a saving of £88. It is a fabulous collection for Spring! This would make a lovely belated Mother’s Day Gift or a treat for yourself.

Combining nature’s purest and most potent active ingredients, DECLÉOR scientifically selects and masterfully blends premium Essential Oils to deliver for each skin need, targeted and proven skincare solutions. Understanding that beauty and well-being are intrinsically linked, DECLÉOR offers a unique sensorial experience that visibly enhances the skin’s natural health and radiance.

This collection features some of decléor’s hero products and one of them is in their new supersize bottle! The great thing about this collection is you get a great selection of skincare and body care so you can refresh your routine ready for Spring.

Decleor Skin in Bloom TSV on QVC

Included in this collection you will get

  • Micellar Oil – I am a huge fan of this for removing my makeup and have spoken about it on my blog in the past. It effectively cleanses the skin and removes make-up including waterproof mascara, leaving skin clean and clear, comfortable, soft, supple, radiant and hydrated. A great product to help skin look radiant and refreshed. Skin loving ingredients include, sweet Almond Oil, rich in essential fatty acids, helps to strengthen and soothe the skin, and Vegetal Squalene (derived from Olive Oil) maintains optimal hydration levels for deep moisturisation and suppleness.
  • Aromessence Néroli Serum – This is an elixir of 100% pure and natural essential oils specially formulated to comfort and treat skin exposed to daily stress from the environment. It’s beautifully luxurious on the skin and it feels like your skin just drinks it up. With a NEW triple efficiency of the bitter orange tree; Aromessence Neroli Amara uses essential oils from the flower, fruit, leaves and twigs.
  • Hydra Floral Rich Cream – This has a lovely rich but lightweight formula and is the perfect moisturiser for Spring. It helps your skin look bright and smooth. As with all Decléor products it has a cocktail of skin loving ingredients including, Wild Pansy Extract, Samphire Extract and Neroli Essential Oil to provide your skin with 24 hour hydration, whilst Moringa Oleifera Proteins and Sunflower Extract gives protection against free radical damage and environmental aggressors.

Then you get a choice of either

  • Aroma Confort Systeme Corps Moisturising Body Milk – I have used up a couple of these body lotions these past few months. I find it’s lightweight enough to use in the morning and I don’t get that awful, heavy, icky sticky feeling under my clothes. Although it is lightweight it is still intensely hydrating and smoothing and a fantastic lotion to use on your legs after shaving because it is cooling and very calming. It has some lovely ingredients including coconut oil, meadowfoam oil and vitamin E. This is a huge supersize 400ml bottle so will last you ages!
  • Aroma Confort Gradual Glow Hydrating Body Milk – I love a gradual tan and this is going to be perfect for giving my skin a healthy subtle glow for Spring. Not only does this give you a golden glow but it’s also very hydrating. It includes, Magnolia Essential Oil to soothe the skin and help protect it from free radicals, Narcissus Bulb to help prolong a natural or fake tan and preserve the skin’s youthful appearance, and Vanilla Extract to protect the skin against external irritants. DHA – a sugar obtained by biotechnology. This is also in a 400ml supersized bottle so it will last you well into Summer

Decleor QVC Today Special Value

This set is worth £148 but will be on offer for just £59.98. Which is a saving of £88!

This Decléor QVC TSV will go live on Sunday 26th March 2017 at midnight so make sure you’re ready as these collections are very popular.

*This post contains PR Samples