Liz Earle Superskin Overnight Mask

Hi beauties

A relatively new launch from Liz Earle, especially to the Superskin range the Superskin Overnight Mask.

This mask is absolutely beautiful, I have completely fallen in love with it. I use it maximum of twice a week as I am more on the oily side, you could use it more if you are dry or have more mature skin.

It definitely delivers on what it’s description explains “Slow the ticking, naturally, with our luxurious overnight mask, delivering radiance-enhancing nourishment for visibly brighter, smoother and firmer-feeling skin by morning.
Supercharged with extracts of Persian silk tree to brighten and even skin tone, pomegranate flower to firm, plus buriti, borage, rosehip and cranberry seed oils to intensely nourish and lock moisture onto skin.”

The glow you get in the morning is beautiful, I do notice a brightness not so much firmness as that’s not a concern I have. So quick and easy to use, I use a pea size amount for face, neck and chest and go to sleep.

Superskin Overnight Mask is also brilliant value, for 100ml it cost £43.00. You need so very little that if you used it twice a week I think you would get 6-8 months out of one jar. Don’t be tempted to use too much, you really don’t need it. If you need a quick fix overnight Superskin is a fabulous option.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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Paula’s Choice Resist Anti- Aging Trial Kit

Hi beauties,

I’ve been looking to try some Paula’s Choice products, they are raved about so when there was a promotion earlier on in the year with the Resist Anti Aging Trial Kit for combination/oily skin I snapped one up.

The kit contains:

  • Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser 30ml
  • Daily Pore Refining Treatment 2% BHA 30ml
  • Youth Extending Daily Mattifying Fluid SPF50 15ml
  • Anti Aging Clear Skin Hydrator 10ml

Slightly disappointed that all the sizes are not equal in this kit, I mean the SPF wouldn’t last long at 15ml if you were to apply it properly. You should be applying 1.48ml for your face and reapplying regularly. If only applying once a day with this formula (which is NOT a once a day product) it would be 10 days.

The evening moisturiser is a piddly 10ml so I would be annoyed at paying £35.00 for the kit which is its regular price. I paid £19.00 and at the time of writing is currently available at that price.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

ESPA Overnight Hydration Therapy

Hi beauties!

Today I have the Overnight Hydration Therapy from Espa. I can’t remember now where I got this from as I have had it a while and for some reason I overlook it, I don’t know why.

This is a rich creamy mask that you do have to take a bit of time to work into your skin. The directions say to massage into face, neck and Décolleté until the formula turns white. Then wait 5 minutes before retiring to bed.

The fragrance is utterly divine, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang and Lavandin essential oils make up the scent with encapsulated Lavender releases it’s fragrance once the mask has settled on your skin.

I love this mask, I didn’t want to because I knew that coming from Espa it would be expensive. And it is, a 55ml jar will set you back £37.00 but if you want a fuss free product that smells of a beautiful spa and makes your face feel wonderfully soft in the morning, this is the mask for you. Check out more about Espa at http://www.espaskincare.com. A heads up, their Facial Oil is also gorgeous!

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Jordan Samuel The Aftershow Treatment Cleanser*

Hi beauties,

Earlier on in the year, I received a parcel with the WHOLE Jordan Samuel Skin line. There wasn’t a note or a card to say who it was from so I’m still stumped!

Anyhoo, within that wondrous package was this, The Aftershow Treatment Cleanser. This was known as Pliè, it’s a sumptuous gel-to-oil texture that’s easy to apply to your skin without dragging. Grapeseed and Jojoba oils dissolve the makeup and grime and the Willow Bark extract and fruit acids provides a very gentle exfoliation.

You can emulsify The Aftershow Treatment Cleanser, as someone with an oily skin I love that it rinses clean with no residue. I adore this cleanser, apart from Cream cleansers, gel-to-oil is my next favourite formula. I find you get a real deep cleanse at no detriment to your skin.

Now a shameless plea to Jordan: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE come to the U.K.!! I am going to be so sad when this is finished! Due to shipping and custom charges it makes this out of my reach unfortunately. Jordan’s products are really affordable for you lucky US peeps, a 94ml tube is $20.00 which equates to just over £15.00. This cleanser is absolutely beautiful and a joy to use.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

*Gifted

Burts Bees Deep Cleansing Cream

Hi beauties,

Today I have the Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream, I tried this a good few years ago when my brother and sister in law bought me a Burts Bees Kit for my birthday and I remember liking it but obvs have never reviewed it for the blog.

I like Burts Bees a lot, I am a huge fan of their Shea Hand Cream and the Hand Salve but haven’t tried an awful lot of their facial skincare, so when I had one of my Latest In Beauty boxes last year and this was a choice I snapped it up.

The texture of this cleanser is beautiful. I am incredibly fond of cream cleansers, it was these type of cleansers that really ignited my love of skincare. The way they cut through makeup, SPF and general filth that accumulates on your fizzog throughout the day is brilliant, Soap Bark and Chamomile does this without stripping, my skin is always feeling super clean but never stripped. There is one ingredient in here though that means this cleanser is not for sensitive types: menthol. Lovely zingy fresh feeling but I know that does put some of you off. I wouldn’t use it to be remove eye makeup because it is quite stimulating.

Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream comes full size in a 170ml tube and is £10.00 at John Lewis.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Your Good Skin Calming Cream Cleanser

Hi beauties,

Another cleanser today, but this is a high street one. Your Good Skin is one of Boots brands and relatively new, I haven’t seen a lot of reviews on the products and what I have tried has been a bit hit and miss.

Calming Cream Cleanser is part of the blemish clearing range. It’s more of a gel-cream rather than a traditional cream texture. This has salicylic acid in which I do like to have in a cleanser as well as an acid toner, how I use this is dampen my hands and apply, leaving it on while I wash my body and hair in the shower.

I love this cleanser, it’s perfect for me as an AM cleanser, it has a light fresh scent so would appeal to both genders and all ages. Calming Cream Cleanser makes my skin feel so clean and smooth without that awful stripping feeling. I bought this in late spring and it’s still going!

The tube is 125ml and excellent value at £5.99, although often on promotion.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

SVR Topialyse Baume Intensif

Hi beauties,

I have another Laboratoire SVR product today, Topialyse Baume Intensif.

This is an intensive body lotion for severely dry skin so I knew this one for me. Topialyse is a surprisingly light texture that sinks in easily, contains Omega 3,6,9 and Niacinamide. It soothes your skin quickly stops the god awful itching that you can get with extreme dry skin conditions. Topialyse contains no mineral oil or fragrance so if you are having a sensitive time this would be a great option.

My sister has also been using this, she has got very dry itchy skin after surgery and she has found relief with this. I am thrilled that it helped her as well as it has helped me. Personally this is my budget holy grail lotion, I bought a 400ml bottle months ago and such a little goes a long way. I buy mine from http://www.easyparapharmacie.co.uk for £12.44 for the largest 400ml bottle. A fantastic find that I know will look after my skin all year round, I don’t have to look for an alternative option.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx