Jurlique Radiance Renewal 28 Day Programme

Jurlique 28 Day Radiance Renewal Programme

Jurlique Radiance Skincare Review

After the festive period was done & dusted (feels like a lifetime ago now) and I settled into 2018 and back into more of my day-to-day routine with work and life (oh and stopped stuffing my face with all the treats) I knew my skin had taken the brunt of being over-indulgent. It was puffier and less radiant thanks to late nights, more alcohol than usual and all the sweet Xmas chocolate so I jumped at the chance to test out the Jurlique radiance renewal 28-day programme – what better time than January to kick-start my skincare routine and attempt to look after my skin a little better.

The kit comes in a pretty red box with gold touches, you get two tubes of cream which are clearly labelled Step 1 & Step 2 and very clear, concise instructions on how to use. So this two-step 28-day skincare programme is formulated to restore and rejuvenate your skin, you use step one for 2 weeks then follow with step two for the remaining 2 weeks. You use them within your skincare regime as your moisturiser step, I continued to use my other products, serum, toner, SPF but used only these as my moisturiser.

Jurlique Radiance Renewal 28 Day Programme is a two-step skin care kit formulated to work with the skin’s natural renewal cycle to restore radiance. Step 1 gently exfoliates to even and renew skin tone and texture, while step 2 smooths, protects and replenishes the skin for enhanced radiance.

Jurlique 28 Day Radiance Renewal Programme

Jurlique Radiance Renewal 28 Day Programme

Step 1: Infused with Willow Bark and Australian super-fruit Kakadu Plum, the lightweight lotion gently exfoliates dead, dull cells to improve skin tone and texture. Spilanthes (grown, harvested and extracted from the brand’s farm in Australia) provides purifying and clarifying benefits to reveal a smoother, more refined complexion.

  • Spilanthes – Grownharvested and extracted at our Jurlique Farm in the pure hills of South Australia, this helps tighten pores, tone and purify the skin.
  • Kakadu Plum – As the world’s richest natural source of Vitamin C, this powerful Australian superfruit extract helps improve skin tone, radiance and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and discolouration.
  • Willow Bark – The natural exfoliating properties of this concentrated botanical extract help enhance cell turnover to help improve the skin’s tone, texture and appearance.

Jurlique Radiance Renewal 28 Day Programme

Step 2: Expertly blended with botanical extracts, including Echinacea and Peach Leaf, the luxurious cream replenishes wanting skin, whilst defending against environmental aggressors and helping to minimise the appearance of wrinkles and discolouration. Tired skin is regenerated and rejuvenated with revived radiance and luminosity.

  • Echinacea – This pure botanical extract from our Jurlique Farm in the hills of South Australia helps renew, soothe and restore your skin, and protect it from environmental aggressors.
  • Kakadu Plum – Just like in Step 1, this Vitamin C-rich extract of the powerful Australian superfruit helps renew skin luminosity and restore radiance.
  • Peach Leaf – This concentrated botanical extract helps rejuvenate and soften skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and discolouration, and restore radiance.

Jurlique Skincare Review

Both creams are of a similar consistency, I would say that step 1 is slightly thinner and more lightweight but they felt the same on my skin and left it feeling hydrated and very smooth. They’re both jam-packed with so many skin loving ingredients and I not only saw a visual difference in my skin but it also felt softer so much plumper.

This is quite an indulgent skin treat at £60, but if you have a big event like a wedding or a special holiday and you really want your skin to look glowing and fresh then this duo would be a great way to pamper and replenish your skin. Giving it a boost of luxurious ingredients that set your skin on the road to a healthy radiant glow.Jurlique 28 Day Skincare

There is nothing nicer than when your skin looks and feels bright and fresh, a natural glow just makes you look younger and so healthy. This duo was such a treat during Winter and helped exfoliate all the dull, dead skin so it looked refreshed whilst Vitamin-C rich Kakadu Plum and Echinacea (protects skin from environmental aggressors) help to hydrate and restore a healthy glow.

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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.

NIOD Flavanone Mud QVC Exclusive

NIOD Flavanone Mud 100ml

NIOD Flavanone Mud 100ml

I have always had my eye on so many NIOD products because they get such incredible reviews and the packaging is right up my street. Simple, clean and modern its so cool. I have been testing out their very popular Flavanone Mud (FM) Mask which for the month of September is available in a SUPERSIZED 100ml edition exclusively to QVC. So if you are a fan of this mask and prefer a tube instead of the original 50ml jar packaging then what are you waiting for, you need to stock up.

This is also an incredible deal as 100ml is only £38 whereas 50ml will set you back £24.50. So you’re getting fab new packaging and a deluxe supersized version for a bargain price.

NIOD QVC Exclusive Flananone Mud

How to use:

  • Use once a week
  • Apply a thin layer of Flavanone Mud to your entire cleansed dry face, avoiding the lower and upper eyelids
  • Leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with warm water
  • There will be a stinging sensation which increases for a few minutes after the product is rinsed off

This comes out a very unusual orangey, brown shade and does tighten on the skin over the 10 minutes but it is not uncomfortable and the stinging sensation isn’t as dramatic as I was prepared for. So don’t panic. I smoothed a very thin layer over my face using a brush & just left it to work its magic.

So the magic is that this is one of the best mud masks I have tried and I have tried quite a lot. This mask works in three phases

  • Purifying Phase

This phase is the simplest one in the formulation and the one that is most closely aligned with masques as they are known today. In this phase, surface impurities—which include oil- and water-soluble pollution, cosmetic product build-up and excess sebum activity build-up—are physically solubilized and removed.

  • Protective Phase

This phase of FM’s formulation offers the most innovative approach to decongestion by introducing technologies that offer a physical shield against external build-up.

  • Responsive Phase

This phase of the formulation introduces mechanisms that fight against environmental congestion factors. This phase is the most important phase of FM as it respects health and longevity. The presence of “Flavanone” in the name of the product emphasizes the importance of this phase.
The result of this combined approach is a topical purification process that allows for a form of sustained visible radiance that is not “fabricated” through short-term inflammation or peeling.

Super Sized NIOD Flavanone Mud

There are so many wonderful ingredients included in this mask and NIOD are very cutting edge with the designing and formulation of their products, they like to go about things a little differently. Which is very intriguing and exciting.

With a commitment to be at the very forefront of science, NIOD (Non Invasive Options in Dermal Science) brings new innovations out ahead of the curve, adapting to the needs of modern-day skincare and pioneering next-generation beauty.

Face Mask

Quite a few whiteheads came to the surface after using this but after using it over the past 2 weeks. My skin is now looking healthy and feels smooth and soft.

‘FM is designed to be used once per week. Its action may lead to a stinging sensation which actually increases for a few minutes after the product is rinsed-off. The product should be applied on clean, dry skin as a very thin even layer and left on for 10 minutes. Some benefit will be seen immediately after the first use, but the benefits will be more evident 24-48 hours after application and will continue to be maintained with continued use. Note: An accelerated method of use would be to use FM once per day for the first five days followed by weekly maintenance applications.’

So as you can see the mask is a dark burnt orange and its formula is thinner and feels almost like a serum when applying it, it is very easy and smooth to apply and surprisingly easy to remove with warm water and a flannel. Even after one use, you will notice a difference in the texture of your skin.

NIOD Flavanone Mud Face Mask

If you often see very little results from your regular Mud Mask then I think its time you tried this Flavanone Mud Mask. It’s a fantastic decongestant and I usually have quite a few small spot like bumps around my jaw and chin, after 6 or so uses they have all but disappeared. Also, mud masks can be drying and leave your skin feeling stripped but this NIOD release does the opposite. Your skin feels hydrated and nourished after using it despite it drawing out all the dirt, sebum and grime from your skin. It really is a multi-purpose mask and I can see why it always sells out so fast, they struggle to make it quick enough to keep up with demand.

If you like this kind of exfoliating, resurfacing mask then I guarantee you are going to love this NIOD one.

NIOD Flavanone Mud 100ml £38

*PR sample

Elemis Biotec Skin Energising Skincare

Elemis Biotec Skincare

Elemis Biotec Skincare

The Elemis Biotec range is focused on combating depleted cell energy which is often the result of lifestyle, environment, diet and stress which takes its toll on our skin. It makes our skin look dull, dehydrated, less firm and fatigued & these three products help to reboot our skins performance.

Biotec Skin Energising Day Cream £75

Both the day & night cream are bi phase and are packed with so many amazing ingredients to improve skin function, help your skin look radiant, protect it and encourage cell turnover and function. The white part has a creamy texture whilst the green part is a gel, two pumps massaged into your skin is all you need to deliver a boost of ingredients to help improve your skin’s performance,

Intensely moisturise skin with the BIOTEC Skin Energising Day Cream from Elemis. Specially formulated with an energising trio of acids, including Succinic, Lactic and Ferulic to hydrate and nourish skin, revealing a smoother, replenished complexion. With the brand’s Bio-Energy™ Complex of encapsulated Zinc and Copper, the lightweight moisturiser increases cell energy, whilst working to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Skin Energising Night Cream* £85

This is much like the day cream in texture and feels similar on the skin, it contains much the same cell boosting ingredients and is also a bi-phase formula. It contains these incredible ingredients for your skin:-

‘Intensely hydrate the skin whilst you sleep with the BIOTEC Skin Energising Night Cream from Elemis. Specially formulated with an energising trio of acids, including Succinic, Lactic and Ferulic to deeply nourish skin, revealing a smoother, replenished complexion. Powered by the brand’s Bio-Energy™ Complex of encapsulated Zinc and Copper, the lightweight moisturiser increases cell energy, whilst Calcium PCA and Sunflower help to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.’ 

New Elemis Biotec Skincare

I’ve been using the day & night creams for about 3 weeks now, I do think they have helped give my skin a lovely boost of hydration and radiance. I thought the formula was rich, creamy and made my skin feel incredible, instantly smooth and hydrated. It feels like they’re giving my skin a shot of nourishment, I would say that I saw instant results and also over the past few weeks I think my skin is looking less red, not so dull and a little more refreshed. They leave skin feeling silky smooth and very soft.

The day cream feels lovely under makeup and my skin felt really moisturised throughout the day. The night cream is my favourite because its rich formula just seems to work a little magic overnight and I wake up with lovely refreshed skin.

The price point is more on the luxury side so if I had to recommend just one of them it would have to be the night cream over the day cream because I feel that overnight we get the most out of our skincare and we don’t pile makeup on top or SPF so I think the product is able to work a little better whilst we rest and I always see better results in the morning.

Biotec Skin Energising Day Cream

Elemis Biotec Skin Energising Cleanser* £39.50

This is a gel cleanser which you massage in with warm water and remove with a warm damp cloth, It did leave my skin very clean but I just wasn’t as impressed with the cleanser. I liked using it more in the morning because it felt energising on my skin but I felt like my skin didn’t feel very hydrated. Elemis say that:-

This step kick-starts the BIOTEC system, preparing the skin for optimum performance, creating a dynamic environment to activate the BIOTEC day and night moisturisers. 

But I’m not 100% convinced. I will continue to use it a couple of times a week and see if I grow to like it. I have read quite a few glowing reviews so maybe I am writing it off a little too soon. I might try it as a first cleanse and follow it with more of a cream based product. It’s all trial & error I guess. The cleanser also contains some great ingredients for your skin:-

‘Specially formulated with an energising trio of acids, including Succinic, Lactic and Ferulic to reduces excess oil and rebalance skin, revealing a refreshed, revitalised complexion’

Elemis Biotec Skin Energising Cleanser

All in all I think these products are exciting and skincare seems to be getting more scientific by the day. Lots of advancements mean our products have a more impressive and potent list of ingredients which is deliver just what our skin needs. I’m excited to continue to use the Elemis Biotec Skincare System and I hope to see continuing results.

If you do want to try these but feel the price tag of the full sized products is just too much for you to commit to, Elemis do a great discovery version which includes a mini version of all three products for £35.00. This is a great way to try them all and see how they work for you.

Elemis Biotec Discovery Collection

Let me know if you have any Elemis products that you enjoy using.

PR Sample*