I have a new product from Decleor, Hydra Floral White Petal Skin Perfecting Hydrating Sleeping Mask. God that’s a mouthful! This is part of the new White Petal range that is to tackle discolouration on the skin, boost hydration and refining skin’s texture. When Look Fantastic had a sale on Decleor, I jumped at the chance to buy one. I’m obsessed with masks and anything that will help with discolouration and skin texture. I suffer with lumps and bumps under my skin which drive me mad, they don’t turn into spots, they just sit there under the skin, being lumpy and annoying me. How rude!
So on to the mask. It’s a light gel texture, with little spheres in which holds Vitamin B3 (otherwise known as Niacinamide), Camomile and Pea extract to brighten and Salicylic Acid to help with texture issues. It smells beautiful thanks to Neroli essential oil that I find always helps me feel calm. You need a very thin layer, let it sink in and then you can go to bed.
I really wanted to love this mask, but alas apart from hydration I didn’t notice any improvement in my skin. Texture problems were still there and I was using it 3 times a week for a good 6 weeks, so 21 applications were I feel enough time to test it. I did not see any difference in dark spots and pigmentation which is the predominant reason I bought it. If you want to test this for yourself it is available from http://www.lookfantastic.com and is £27.20 for a 50ml tube.
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As you may know, I am a fan of Decleor. There are many products from the brand that I really love (Aromessence Neroli anyone??) so I wanted to try the lip balm for such a long time. The only problem is, the duo (how they were sold) were often out of stock on QVC, therefore making it a while before I could get my hands (or rather my lips!) on it.
To be honest, I prefer lip balms in a tube or a lipstick type of component. Having long nails they are much easier to use that way and more hygienic, but this is a pot. You need to swirl your finger around the pot to melt some of the balm and then apply it to your lips. It is a very rich formula with Shea Butter and Macadamia Oil, it's slightly herby with essential oil of Marjoram.
I have to say I have a confession: I hate lip balms. So why is she reviewing one I hear you ask?? My lips are the least looked after part of my skincare regime. I grew up using Vaseline (don't judge, I didn't know any better!!) which I felt was thick, greasy and didn't actually DO anything for my lips. As soon as I realised mineral oil doesn't work for me and developed a passionate hatred for it (long story, but generally it was in whatever crap my GP prescribed for my eczema and made it worse) I tried to find balms that didn't have mineral oil but I really struggled to find any so I gave up. I hate the feeling of balms on my lips, I can keep it on for about 10 minutes and then have to wipe it off, I find it so uncomfortable. At first, I didn't like the feeling but I know I was applying too much in my aim to help the chapping. I adjusted how much I was applying and also swiped around the pot for longer so it melted down easily to a thinner texture.
Intense Nutrition is a great lip balm, having smoked for over 20 years (I gave up in September 2016) I am now conscious of getting the dreaded lines and puckering. I apply this mainly at night and over my lip line too.
In short, this balm is great even for lip balm haters. Just make sure you melt it enough in the pot by swirling your finger around a little longer so you don't apply too much. I bought mine in a duo from QVCUK for £12.52, singly it is £10.50.
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As you all know, I am obsessed with oils and obsessed with cleansers so I just had to try Decleor Micellar Oil.
I got this in a Decleor Today’s Special Value a while ago and was being good and using some other cleansers up before opening this. I’ve been testing it now for some time so it’s time to let you know what I think.
I love Oil cleansers, I find they get rid of grease, grime and makeup really effectively without stripping and Decleor Micellar Oil is no different.
Ingredients: Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, PEG-20,Glyceryl Trisostearate, Vegetal Squalene (derived from Olive Oil), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Fragrance, Benzyl Salicylate, BHT.
The fragrance is a strong floral so obviously is fragrance isn’t your thing for whatever reason, this is not for you. I like pretty smells and I’m not adversely affected by essential oils or fragrance so I’m lucky in that sense. I use two pumps to cover my face and neck, sometimes I emulsify it and sometimes not it depends on what I feel like on the day! I’ve also used it in the shower and rinsed it off so it’s a versatile cleanser.
If you are on the look out for an oil cleanser you couldn’t go wrong with Micellar Oil. It’s £26.00 for 150ml available currently at £17.40 from Look Fantastic.
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Today is the turn of Decleor Aroma Cleanse Hydra Radiance Cleansing Mousse.
I got this in a part of a kit so hence the half size (50ml) but it still lasted me for about 4 months, I used it 3-4 times a week. Decleor say this is a 3in1 formula that cleanses, restores and moisturises.
Hydra Radiance Cleansing Mousse is a beautiful creamy texture that foams up when you add a wee bit of water, it thoroughly does clean your skin but it can leave skin feeling a bit squeaky. For me it’s not too much of a problem as I’m oily but I wouldn’t recommend this to drier skin types. Still I only used this a few times a week, even I wouldn’t be able to use this every day.
This Cleanser smells beautiful, of course it does, it’s a Decleor product! It smells of Aromessence Neroli, which I do love so it’s a gorgeous Floral scent. Not sure this one would be for the boys scent wise, although they might like the formula to shave with.
It has an exfoliator built in, again as it’s Decleor there are no ingredients listing on the website (Dear Decleor, please sort this out as soon as possible. Please and thank you!) I find this VERY annoying. I like to know what ingredients I’m using and I like to let you know what are in products.
I do like this cleanser, but as I said before it’s not something I would use every day because of that squeaky result, but I certainly enjoyed using this a few times a week.
A 100ml bottle is £26.00 and available from http://www.decleor.co.uk.
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Today I have Decleor Iris Rejuvenating Night Balm. I have been converted to the use of balms since I started blogging, I’ve tried a few Balm cleansers and used some moisture balms in my Skincare routine.
Decleor Iris is for lines and wrinkles, I actually ordered the Neroli balm but I was sent this instead and I couldn’t be bothered with the faff of returning and waiting for the other one (I’m lazy!) so I thought I would test this out on the necklace lines around my neck which I really don’t like.
I couldn’t find the ingredients on the Decleor website and to be honest that annoys me. It isn’t difficult to let your customers know what is in your products, I like to know as there are ingredients I like to avoid. Decleor state this is a natural product with no water or filling ingredients, but I can’t definitely say for sure.
Iris Night Balm is to be used at night as your Serum/Oil/Moisturiser so you can get away with one step. I have layered over other products (waiting for each layer to be absorbed) and it was fine, there wasn’t anything I tried that resulted in the dreaded pilling. It has a beautiful Floral/woody kind of fragrance, it does contain essential oils so if you are sensitive this isn’t for you.
I used it primarily on my neck morning and night in some cases, this is a lovely balm but I didn’t really notice any improvement especially in texture on my neck which at the time felt grainy. I think to be honest I don’t think I needed this particular one. I have since used Balmology Soothing Comfort Balm and that has definitely improved the texture of my skin and made it smoother.
I think you need to have a lot of lines and wrinkles to see the benefit of this balm, even if you do Decleor Iris wouldn’t be my first choice. Balmology has quickly become my brand of choice when it comes to balms (watch out for my review of their new facial oil, it’s currently unreleased but I have been testing it, as soon as it’s available I will post) as they really do work and price/volume wise are much better value. I still like Decleor as they are a great aromatherapy brand but this product wasn’t really for me.
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I have a mask, Decleor’s Flash Radiance Mask today. This is an enzymatic exfoliator which is so easy to use and you get great results from.
As there are no grains in this mask, it’s suitable for sensitive skin, perfect for me that needs an exfoliator but don’t react well to scrubs. It’s a clear gel that you put on your skin for 3 minutes and then rinse off. Super quick at any time of the day!
The enzymes come from passion fruit, grape and pineapple. These gently nibble away at dead skin cells and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. It’s so quick so easy to slot into any routine a couple of times a week. I’m a huge fan of Decleor and this is yet another product that doesn’t disappoint. Not as satisfying as perhaps Phytopeel is but you still get a smoothness and radiance to your skin. Perfect for whenever you need a quick boost. Flash Radiance Mask is available from http://www.decleor.co.uk and is £30.00 for 50ml.
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Today it is the turn of Decleor Phytopeel which has turned into possibly my most favourite exfoliator for a number of reasons.
I discovered it only recently although I know it has been in the Decleor range for some time. I have turned to enzymatic and exfoliators without grains as my skin just doesn’t like them and they can break me out. I can’t find the exact ingredient listing (which does annoy me to be honest) however this works with Green Clay, essential oils of Thyme, Lavender, Marjoram, Lemon, plant extracts of Elder Tree, Burdock and fruit enzymes.
You apply a thick layer of this and let it sink in, it’s quite easy to apply, swipe it all over your skin until it is white. When it has sunk in you can start to remove it. Make sure you do this over a sink as it is messy! You literally roll it off your skin in gentle, sweeping movements. Don’t rub or scrub, it will come off just by rolling off. This is the most satisfying exfoliator to use, you will see all the dead skin fall into the sink, disgusting but oh so good lol. I remove any residue with a warm cloth and my skin is left feeling so soft and smooth. I always do a mask afterwards and I have a few hydrating ones and find they always work better when I’ve used Phytopeel. This is great to use once or twice a week and especially when your skin is looking dull and all products you use afterwards will go into your skin more easily. Phytopeel is available from http://www.decleor.co.uk and is £27.50 for a 50ml tube.
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