Product Empties May 2018

Beauty and Skincare Product Empties May 2018

Beauty and Skincare Product Empties May 2018

Even Better Clinical Clinique Dark Spot Corrector

I only used this on the areas where I have the most visible uneven skin. I have a couple of sunspots and dark patches from old blemishes so thought it was best to use this more as a target treatment on those specific areas. I wasn’t blown away with the results, I know there is only so much a serum can do but I would say this worked better on my blemish marks than on my sun spots. Maybe if I’d used this in addition to other treatments I might have seen more improvements. I did like the serum and it was great at hydrating and giving my skin a radiance but I wouldn’t rely on this to fade dark spots. Let me know if you have had success with this product, I’d love to know.

Origins Three Part Harmony Nourishing Cream

I’m so sad that I’ve used the last of this Three Point Harmony Cream (the three-point refers to Renewal, Repair and Radiance)  although it felt like it lasted me for the longest time. It has quite a thick consistency which meant I only had to use a small amount each time. I made a few notes whilst using this cream because I wanted to make sure I didn’t forget just how instantly hydrating and smooth my skin felt, it was amazing. My skin felt so nourished and velvety smooth each time I applied it, I preferred to use it as part of my morning skincare routine because my makeup would apply so evenly and effortlessly on top. It leaves the skin feeling supple and instantly radiant. Post application you do notice an instant smoothness and the scent is beautifully sweet & up-lifting. It is jam packed with skin loving ingredients which help fight the signs of ageing whilst boosting radiance and evening out skin-tone. I loved using this and highly recommend if you’re 30+ and looking for a heavy but nourishing moisturiser

‘This intensely rich cream with Tazetta Lily Bulbs, White Myrtle and Japanese Knot Weed helps produce youthful supplies of natural collagen to help visibly repair skin’s structure. Fine lines and wrinkles are softened. With deeply nourishing plant butters plus Vitamin E, this luscious cream renews skin’s hydration levels. With Scutellaria, it helps reveal radiance, refine tone and brighten skin to impart a healthy, vibrant glow.’

The Ordinary Skincare Review

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% EGCG

Oh hell yes – I loved this product. LOVED LOVED LOVED. I reluctantly introduced it into my routine after having it for so long. I don’t know what took me so long to try it, maybe I just didn’t know where it would fit into my routine but I’m so glad I took a chance on it.

You apply it to around your orbital bone (around your eye area) and it helps reduce puffiness, reduce dark circles and it has actually reduced a patch of pigmentation I had to the edge of my eye.

  • Caffeine – Constricts blood vessels to reduce discolouration and swelling.
  • EGCG – Sourced from green tea, EGCG has strong anti-inflammatory properties, and is also proven to reactivate dying skin cells.

It is without a doubt one of my favourite products from The Ordinary, this solution has visibly reduced uneven skin-tone and my eyes have never looked as healthy. It is like liquid sleep. I can’t sing it’s praises enough but if you did need any more convincing to try it yourself the price tag might just sway you – this 30ml is only £5.80! Now all I ask is that you don’t buy it in bulk, leave me a bottle or two.

Duck & Dry Instant TLC Leave in Conditioner

I don’t use many hair products, I am very much low maintenance when it comes to styling my hair but this Duck & Dry Leave in Conditioner was pretty damn good. It smells like a super fancy spa and it left my hair glossy, detangled and looking very healthy indeed. A little goes a long way & you can easily apply too much & risk your hair being greasy but apart from that I thoroughly enjoyed using this

Honey, Shea Butter and Virgin Coconut Oil join forces to ensure maximum moisture levels and help prevent breakage, while Vitamin B works to repair the look of split ends and promote enhanced elasticity.

bodycare empties

BalanceMe Super Moisturising Body Oil

I have become that person who smothers their entire body in oil (makes me feel very fancy indeed). I want my skin to remain supple, silky smooth and nourished from tip to toe for as long as possible, especially as I am 40 this year. I used to think body lotion was all I needed but I discovered just how amazing body oil left my skin feeling. This balanceme one isn’t too runny and my skin just soaks this stuff up. I like to use it after shaving my legs as it keeps them smooth and locks in moisture.

So this beautiful 100% natural, nut-free oil features a bespoke, revitalising blend of Neroli, Starflower and Rosehip oils and is designed to firm, nourish and deeply hydrate. It smells luxurious and I am now 100% converted to using body oil on a daily basis. I find it more convenient to use in the evening as I have more time & I’m not trying to get dressed whilst the oil is settling in. Let me know what your favourite body oils are.

Jurlique Rose Body Care Lotion

I always use body lotions in the morning after my shower and this Jurlique one comes in a handy pump bottle which makes applying it so much less faff. This has such a beautiful subtle rose scent that lingers on the skin which is really nice. The lotion is lightweight and easy to massage into the skin, it’s quickly absorbed which makes it a great morning body lotion so you can get dressed straight away. This bottle lasted me ages and I used it religiously every morning for a couple of months.

Its caring blend of Avocado and Macadamia Oils soften and rejuvenate without greasy residue.

Aldi Lacura Caviar Face Wipes

Lacura Caviar Facial Cleansing Wipes 

These are very affordable and I love the Caviar range from Aldi, I have tried quite a few products over the years and never been disappointed. These face wipes are handy to have & great to pack in your travel makeup bag. They’re nicely moist and remove makeup without tugging at the skin. Great if you’re in a pinch for time & need to remove makeup in a rush.

Deciem Skincare Favourites

NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate

This isn’t unlike The Ordinary Caffeine Solution but it is more specifically targeted for reducing hyper-pigmentation around the delicate eye area, targeting dark circles, puffiness and fine lines. It is like liquid sleep & the results are quite remarkable. I will be repurchasing this ASAP because I have missed having it in my routine.

‘It combines 28 clinical technologies to target many signs of under-eye and above-eye ageing in one treatment—borrowing from advanced biotechnology, polyphenol technology, next-generation cyclic peptide technologies, marine science and modern drone delivery mechanics. This single treatment is able to target visible ageing (both upper eyelids and lower eyelids) including the looks of dynamic lines, static lines, fine superficial under-eye lines, loss of elasticity (especially upper-eyelids), dark circles, puffiness and textural unevenness with positive visible results starting within 3 days and improving into 8 weeks with continued use.’ 

This is without a doubt the most effective eye treatment I have used and would recommend it in a heartbeat. It feels silky smooth on the skin, it’s lightweight but very hydrating. I simply love it. DECIEM have a lot of information & the science behind the 28 clinical technologies used in this product so I urge you to pop over & read all about them.