Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Products

Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Products

Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Products

When it comes to bodycare there is one brand that I know I can rely on to work its magic and that is Vaseline. Having been around since 1870 it is not surprising that they’re such a household name and have such a wide range of great quality but also affordable products. I have been trying out a few products from their Cocoa Radiant Collection which is enriched with cocoa and shea butter and the whole collection smells incredible!

Vaseline say that:-

‘Our rich feel formula combines pure cocoa butter + stratys multi-layer moisture 3 penetrating deeply, infusing moisture at the top, core and deep down layers, igniting skin’s natural glow at the source’

Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Intensive Care Body Lotion £3.65

This body lotion is ideal if you suffer with quite dry, flaky skin. It is rich and quite thick in consistency but once massaged into your skin it leaves it feeling soft and hydrated. It gives you long lasting hydrating and I really like using this morning & night it leaves my skin feeling really nourished, very smooth and it gives it a healthy glow. I like that although this lotion is nourishing it isn’t at all greasy on the skin. Just be aware if you’re using this during the day it doesn’t contain SPF.

Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Spray Moisturiser £5.99

I know that a lot of people think these spray on moisturisers are a bit of a gimmick but it is super easy to use and the nozzle sprays out a good amount of product. The consistency is more liquidy than I thought it would be so I like to quickly rub it in after I have applied it absorbs very quickly and is a lot more lightweight than the lotion. This is fantastic to travel with as it is lightweight and takes up very little room and you can rely on it to keep your skin looking and feeling hydrated but not sticky or greasy.

Vaseline Cocoa Butter Lip Therapy £1.99

These Lip Therapy tins take me way back – I have owned so many over the years and I love getting my hands on the fun limited edition ones too. This Cocoa Butter one smells good enough to eat (although I wouldn’t recommend it). These are a great handbag staple for me and the tins are super durable and can get knocked about every which way in the bottom of your bag but the lid never comes off. I like to apply this to give my lips a pretty sheen and I have found them to be great on top of lipstick to give them a glossy finish. I find that if I have quite sore, chapped lips then this isn’t the best thing to put on them.

This Cocoa Radiant Collection is perfect for tackling dry skin, giving it a healthy, natural glow, with Summer just on the horizon it will be great at helping my legs in particular to be Summer ready.

I know that everyone has their favourite range from Vaseline and the Cocoa Butter Collection is my forever repurchase and next on my To Buy List is the Body Gel. Let me know which collection is your favourite.

Vaseline is a brand that is so easy to get hold of as it is sold in most leading supermarkets and chemists including Boots, Superdrug and Wilko. Products in this range start at £1.99.

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Tropic Good Skin Day Serum

Tropic Skincare Good Skin Serum

Tropic Skincare Good Skin Serum

Tropic Good Skin Day Serum*

Tropic Skincare seems to be one of the best kept secrets in the beauty world, they’re a cruelty free all natural, British beauty brand that produce quality, effective products. I have tried a few of their skincare releases, and they always exceed expectations. I find myself recommending them to friends and family of all ages, it is fuss free skincare that just works.

I’ve been trying out their Good Skin Day Serum for a couple of weeks now and using it mostly as part of my morning routine (although I think it is meant to be an overnight serum). It mainly fits in with my am routine because it has a really uplifting sweet scent and it leaves my skin feeling velvety soft, smooth and nourished. I find the rest of my skincare works well on top and also my makeup looks even and doesn’t sink in to my fine lines throughout the day.

This is a resurfacing serum so it is fantastic for keeping your skin looking refreshed, radiant and beautifully healthy. I always get a patch of bumpy, textured skin on my chin and this works wonders at helping to smooth that out. This product has such an incredible list of skin loving ingredients including,

  • Lime Pearl Extract Glycolic acids and Willow Bark BHA – exfoliate for a softer, smoother skin surface
  • Mango Extract – helps protect against free radicals
  • Coconut Water – deeply hydrates skin
  • Papaya Enzymes and AHA Fruit Complexes – refine and tighten pores
  • Concentrated Hyaluronic Acid – delivers a boost of skin hydration

Tropic Good Skin Day Serum

This blend of ingredients will not only protect your skin but hydrate it and keep it looking fresh and well rested. It is quite the powerhouse and I’ve been loving using it, it feels refreshing on the skin and although it is a resurfacing, exfoliating serum it isn’t harsh or uncomfortable.

As with any resurfacing / acid products make sure you use an SPF as your skin is more sensitive to UV rays!

I have to mention just one more time about the scent of this it is so, so good. If you like sweet, fruity scents then you will love this. It reminds me that warmer weather is just around the corner.

Tropic Skincare are cruelty free, vegan and 100% naturally derived.

My 5 Tips For Happy Skin

I always think that as Summer approaches its nice to get my skin looking its best as I like to wear as little makeup as possible when its warm & I feel more comfortable doing this when my skin is looking radiant & healthy. I thought I would share 5 of my skincare tips with you today, I always love hearing other peoples tips & tricks for keeping their skin looking radiant & healthy. So feel free to leave me a comment letting me know what your skincare secrets are.

5 Tips For Healthy Skin

I’d say my 1st and most important tip for healthy skin is using a broad spectrum Facial SPF – my skin is quite fair and I have been blessed with quite a few freckles so I like to make sure I protect my skin everyday. I like to use an SPF that has high UVA & UVB protection. UVA rays are not filtered by clouds or windows and are present all year round and UVA rays penetrate the skin deeply, causing greying of the skin, wrinkles/sagging and cause skin cancer. It is these UVA rays that cause the premature ageing of our skin. So rain or shine I use a facial SPF & hope that it helps protect my skin and in turn keeps it looking its best.

If we want our skin to look its best then we all know that it has a lot to do with what we physically put in to our bodies & thats why having a Healthy Diet is my 2nd tip to maintaining healthy radiant skin. I know diet is very personal and we all eat very differently but what works for me is eating as much fresh fruit and vegetables as I can, because these are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (fresh smoothies & juices are a great way to increase your intake of fruit & veg). I don’t eat any dairy, meat or eggs so my diet consists of plant based foods only. I also try and eat as little processed food & sugary snacks as possible. You really can eat your way to healthy skin & I have noticed a massive difference in my skin since changing to eating a plant based diet 3 years ago.

My 3rd tip is Getting a Good Nights Sleep, for me its not how long I sleep that makes a difference but how well I sleep. If I have a disturbed nights sleep I look terrible the next day & my skin looks dull. I have made a conscious effort to not take my phone or laptop to bed as I end up checking social media & I find it hard to switch my mind off and relax. A good nights sleep helps me feel recharged and keeps my skin looking fresh & keeps my eye bags & dark circles to a minimum.

Skincare is my 4th tip, it plays a big part for me in helping keep my skin looking its best. There are so many wonderful products that help your skin look glowing and a step I never miss is cleansing, its important to remove not only your makeup but also the bacteria and dirt built up from the day that can clog pores and cause breakouts. I like to exfoliate too which helps remove dead skin cells revealing glowing fresh skin. You can get quite a few skin products that help give that instant radiance to the skin whilst also giving your skin long term benefits too – like The Body Shop Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer*, this is a great product for getting an instant peachy fresh rosy glow, it smoothes the skin and delivers a boost of vitamin C to help maintain a healthy complexion. This makes my skin looks healthy and refreshed, I think this is a summer staple for 2015.

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Enhancer

Drink More Water is my 5th tip – I know this is along the same lines as eating healthy and we can consume a lot of our hydration through our food which is great but remembering to drink enough water throughout the day is something I challenge myself to do. I carry round a bobble bottle with me everywhere & fill it up whenever I can, this saves me buying bottled water (great for the bank balance & the environment). Staying hydrated helps your skin look plump and supple but also flushes out toxins that can dull the skin. I see people with fancy water bottles full of fruit – I think I will give that a go to liven up my tap water.

Let me know what your top tips are to keeping your skin healthy.

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.

Josh Rosebrook Oculus Eye Treatment

Josh Rosebrook Oculus Eye Treatment

Josh Rosebrook’s vision is to give people the finest, natural, best skin and haircare imaginable. The Josh Rosebrook range is hand-crafted in small batches with the highest quality all-natural and organic botanical extracts. The products are supremely effective and pure, with a maximum of botanical extracts and active ingredients. No animal testing, parabens, sulfates, petro-chemicals. No synthetic ingredients, preservatives, colours, fillers, fragrances or GMOs

Josh Rosebrook Oculus Eye Treatment

Oculus* is the latest addition to the range & I have been testing it out. This is an oil based treatment which helps protect and regenerate the delicate skin around the eye. Unlike most eye creams this oil isn’t heavy or greasy (even though its an oil). I like to use this twice a day in the morning & evening, I keep mine in the fridge because it helps depuff and it feels cooling and refreshing.

‘This has been designed to properly nourish the delicate skin around your eyes, Josh Rosebrook has developed the Oculus Formula. An oil-based treatment, it uses an advanced, proprietary formula with an uncompromising level of pure and potent moisturising carrier oils and a complex of herbal infusions that work synergistically to protect, brighten, and regenerate your eyes.  A real treat for the eyes, massage the roller ball to soothe puffiness, reduce dark circles and minimise fine lines whilst firming, smoothing and brightening. Talk about powerful, we think this eye arsenal delivers real results to revive our flagging peepers.’

Josh Rosebrook Eye Roll On

This comes in a sleek glass bottle with a handy metal roller ball which makes applying it to the eye area really easy, I roll it around my orbital bone and then I pat it in. It leaves the area feeling soft and hydrated. The oil doesn’t sit on top of the skin but instead after a couple of minutes its absorbed leaving your skin silky smooth and gives and keeps the area hydrated all day, I found my concealer sat really well on top of this treatment oil and didn’t sink into my fine lines throughout the day.

This Oculus Treatment Oil has a very calming subtle botanical scent, and since I started using it its one of the skincare steps I really look forward to. I love using oils, not only on my face but on my body too but this Josh Rosebrook one has to be the most natural and effective oils I have ever used. After 3 weeks of using it twice a day I’ve started to see subtle changes, my eye area looks brighter & less puffy whilst my fine lines haven’t completely disappeared but they certainly looking less prominent. So I’m very happy & I’m looking forward to seeing the results after 3 months of using this twice a day.

Oculus Eye Treatment from Josh Rosebrook

The Oculus Formula is packed full of wonderful ingredients including,

  • Camelina Seed Oil, called “Gold of Pleasure” delivers extremely high Essential Fatty Acid and Vitamin E content resulting in skin elasticity, suppleness and moisture retention.
  • Hemp Seed Oil boasts a vast array of rich phytonutrients including potent antioxidants, protective and moisturizing fatty acids along with deep nourishing vitamins and minerals.
  • Anti-inflammatories reset the delicate eye area skin, calming, soothing, clearing and balancing.  The anti-inflammatories in echinacea and calendula work to calm and soothe helping to balance and start the skin’s natural regenerative process.
  • Alfalfa, Fennel and Chickweed are rich in A and B vitamins which firm and brighten.  They are dense with minerals and chlorophyll antioxidants that help to prevent and smooth fine lines and soften roughness.
  • Eyebright is a skin-regenerating anti-inflammatory with flavenol antioxidants that stimulate collagen production and multiple cell-protecting compounds and vitamins.
  • Skullcap and Slippery Elm anti-inflammatories soothe and calm, strengthening skin structure while antioxidants reduce puffiness.
  • Vitamin C in Bilberry brightens and plumps depleted appearance

Oculus Eye Roll On

Josh Rosebrook’s skin & hair products care have quite the Hollywood following including, Alicia Silverstone, Olivia Wilde, Sofia Bush, Mila Kunis, Martha Stewart, Ellen DeGeneres, Tori Spelling, Rob Lowe, Fran Drescher, Ru Paul and Kim Raver. So I’m in very good company! (I love Ellen DeGeneres).

Josh Rosebrook Oculus is £54.00 for 1oz

This is a brand new release in the UK & only available from 1st May exclusively from a beautiful world they have an introductory offer 10% OFF OCULUS WITH CODE JOSH10

Let me know if you have tried anything from Josh Rosebrook.

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.