Monday, 30 July 2012
I've been using this Trilogy Organic Rosehip Oil £16.50 at nighttime whenever my skin feels a little dry (especially around the cheek area) and apply it to face, neck and décolletage. Trilogy say you can also use it on the body and on any scars and they recommend 2-3 drops, however, I definitely need about 5 drops as my skin drinks it up.
It contains just one ingredient - Rosehip oil and is recommended for all skin types. Here's some information from the website:
Rosehip oil is rich in skin-loving nutrients to improve your overall skin condition.
- Omega 3 and Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids: vital lipid compounds that moisturise dry skin and improve skin softness and elasticity. Essential Fatty Acids are vital for the health of our skin; however, our body is not able to reproduce them.
- Beta-carotene: a key nutrient for maintaining healthy skin and assisting in skin cell renewal and repair. Helps to repair skin suffering from the effects of sun damage and lifestyle stresses.
The lipids found in Rosehip oil are similar to those found in your skin; therefore, it absorbs easily, leaving no oily residue.
I have noticed that after a few weeks of use (not every night but maybe 2-3 time a week) my skin looks nourished and slightly softer. I will definitely repurchase this lovely oil and would recommend it highly.
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
I received my Figs & Rouge Rambling Rose organic balm in my April Glossybox and I've just finished the pot.
Each Figs & Rouge balm is 100% organic and natural and they come in very pretty tins. The balms are for use on lips, face and body but I only used mine on the lips.
Price: £3.50 for 8ml
Texture: A thick balm that melts on contact with the skin, it has a slightly grainy texture at first but this disappears. The smell is lovely - a soft rose smell.
Pros: All natural ingredients, smells gorgeous, lovely packaging
Cons: Slightly pricey
Repurchase: Yes, I'm going to try some of the other flavours
Monday, 16 July 2012
I was on holiday last week in the gorgeous county of Dorset and whilst there I decided to try out a new night cream after seeing Botanics has a new range out with some pretty packaging that caught my eye. One part of the range is called 'All Bright' which contains Hibiscus extract to brighten and smooth. I chose the All Bright Hydrating Night Cream.
The cream contains hyaluronic acid to boost moisture levels, Hibiscus which acts as a brightness booster and natural AHA's which act as mild exfoliators.
Price: £3.33 for 50ml (was £4.99)
Texture: Light, sinks in very quickly, pretty pink colour
Pros: Skin felt smooth in the morning, the AHA's definitely exfoliate the skin and brighten it. Would be best for congested skin, oily skin, skin that needs brightening.
Cons: Definitely not for dry or sensitive skins, it would be much too strong and may cause irritation
Repurchase: Yes and at £3.33 it's a definite bargain
Friday, 6 July 2012
I've used many eyebrow pencils/eyebrow kits over the years and at last have found my ultimate favourite. The Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil has just the right texture and hardness for drawing on eyebrow hairs that look natural. The packaging is slick with a slim retractable tube and an attached brow spoolie for grooming.
Pros: Retractable tube means no sharpening
Cons: Only 2 colours in the range, expensive
Texture: Matt and not waxy, stays on all day
Repurchase: Most definitely, I love it
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Kiehl's light formula moisturiser with SPF50 protects against UVA and UVA rays. It's oil free and safe for sensitive skin.
Price: £31 for 60ml
Texture: Light, sinks in quickly. No white residue. Great under makeup.
Skin type: Best for normal/combination/oily, those with drier skins may need to add extra moisture in some places.
Value for money: It's expensive but I think worth it for the quality.