February 2016 Product Empties

Feb 2016 Product Empties

Feb 2016 Product Empties

Vichy Pureté Thermale Fresh Cleansing Gel

I loved using this in the evening as a second cleanse, you apply it to damp skin and massage the gel to give your skin a deep cleanse. It has a thick gel consistency and 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. It leaves your skin feeling clean without it feeling tight and stripped. This bottle lasted me almost a year & I used it about 3 times a week, the pump dispenser meant that I used just the right amount each night without any waste – one pump was enough product!

Merumaya Confidensual Handwash

This was a really gentle but effective handwash, it has a creamy consistency and is very moisturising. I wash my hands a lot during the day, I work from home & I like to have nice products by my sink and this was a pleasure to use. This handwash has a sophisticated fragrance and If you are familiar with Merumaya products then you will recognise their signature scent, which I love. You can smell this on your hands long after you’ve washed them. This bottle lasted me months and I will 100% repurchase. If you’re looking for a gentle handwash that will leave your hands soft and nourished then I highly recommend checking out this one from British brand Merumaya.

DHC Resveratrol Ultra Hydrating Lotion*

Cult Japanese skincare brand DHC released their Resveratrol range last year and I have only good things to say about it. There are three products in the range, a moisturiser, essence (serum) and a toner and they’re aimed at combating the first signs of ageing. The key ingredient Resveratrol is a polyphenol antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes which helps fight visible signs of ageing and from what I can tell it’s doing a great job at keeping my skin looking plump, radiant and very smooth. It is also good at protecting skin from environmental aggressors which play a big part in causing your skin to look dull and feel dehydrated. This toner is perfect for all skin types and is hydrating, soothing and feels really refreshing, I like to use this morning and night. I am using the whole regime but I seem to have used the toner a lot faster than the other two steps. This is quite an expensive range but if you are looking for some new skincare additions then I recommend checking them out.

Jurlique Nutri Define Superior Retexturising Facial Serum

This is like magic in a bottle, I used this serum as part of my night-time skincare regime and it makes my skin look and feels amazing. It might feel lightweight but it’s jam packed with skin benefits including ‘Rosemary leaf extract, glycogen, peppermint leaf and horseradish, the innovative formula gives an instantly cooling effect, whilst unique Biosome5 technology helps to improve skin texture. Also containing licorice, ginseng and mulberry root extracts, this facial serum promises to redefine and replenish the skin’. 

So many wonderful ingredients and this serum really works to make your skin look its best. Its refreshing, hydrating and so nourishing. I have missed using this these past couple of weeks and can’t wait to have it back in my routine.

*PR Sample

Radical Hand and Nail Multi – Repair Créme

New Release from Radical

Radical Hand and Nail Cream

Radical Skincare is an anti ageing skincare line started by Liz and Rachel, the daughter of Dr. Richard F. Edlich MD.PHD, world renowned Professor of Plastic Surgery. They dedicated years of research to formulating advanced skincare products that protect and rejuvenate skin.

The key to the Radical Skincare line is their Patented Trylacel Technology which maintains the potency of active ingredients by up to 300% by combining Multiple Antioxidants, Anti Ageing Active Ingredients and soothing Ingredients which enable maximum benefits and quick results.

I tried some samples from their range a couple of years ago & was very impressed with them so was excited to give their new Hand and Nail Cream a try.

Radical Skincare

Radical Hand and Nail Multi – Repair Créme* 75ml

This cream has so many high-performance active ingredients, much like all Radical products, so I will list some of the wonderful ingredients

‘Hyaluronic Acid: Recreates the hydrolipid film of the skin, which boosts its barrier function protecting optimum hydration levels on the palm and back of hand.

The nutritional and antioxidant powers of the Radical TrylacelTM technology re-stimulate the synthesis of essential collagen and elastin fibres to improve skin firmness and elasticity and protect against free-radicals.

Hexylresorcinol visibly reduces the appearance of dark spots. Combined with raspberry extract, rich in ellagic acid, this ingredient is known to regulate melanin synthesis and therefore help to prevent dark spots forming.

Myrrh extract supports the strength of the nails and condition cuticles, it was used by typists in the days of the first Remington typewriters to strengthen their nails. Natural Myrrh also calms micro wounds and irritations.

Rice extract absorbs excess secretions by the hands.’

So this cream is a powerhouse of anti ageing as well as giving your hands an all in one treatment. The cream is quite thick when you first apply it to your hands but its so easy to massage into the skin. It sinks into the skin within minutes leaving them feeling very soft, noticeably smoother and brighter and not at all greasy. You don’t have to wait ages for it to sink in and I found I didn’t have to reapply too much throughout the day, my hands stayed feeling nourished and soft for hours. I only tended to reapply after I washed my hands so you don’t have to use a lot of product throughout the day which is great!

New Release from Radical

I don’t think you can ever take a good hand cream for granted, our hands are really put through the ringer on a daily basis and as I am edging ever closer to 40 (3 years to go) I am really trying to look after my hands and keep the age spots and inevitable wrinkles to a minimum. I have really noticed a difference in how soft and healthy my hands look, I have been using this cream for over 2 months now & it has even helped reduce an age spot I had on the back of my right hand so that’s really pleased me.

The more I use this the more it’s protecting my hands and giving them the nourishment and hydration they need. I suffer from really dry skin on my hands all year round but this hand cream has been the best to date for combating my lizard skin.

This is a high-end skin care product but in this case, you get what you pay for, you don’t need to use a lot of product so there is no wastage. If you’re 35+ then I would highly recommend investing in this. I always have it with me, either on my desk or in my handbag and the results are visible so I’m completely smitten.

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.