Alpha H Liquid Gold Collection

Hi beauties

I bought this collection from QVCUK a couple of months ago while it was a today’s special value. I like Alpha H but have got out the habit of using the brand and this set intrigued me.

There were 2 new launches in the collection, the Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream and the Liquid Gold Ultimate Perfecting Mask. I also hadn’t tried the Liquid Gold 24 Hour Moisture Repair Cream so looking forward to trying that.

I love peels in a mask, they’re so quick and convenient and you get results in about 10 minutes. Who wouldn’t want that?? I have tried it a couple of times but want to test it further to see how I can work it into a routine. Keep your eyes peeled as all products will be individually reviewed

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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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

Green Keratin Re-balancing Ultra Combo Cream

Hi beauties,

Today I have a moisturiser that I purchased from Green Keratin. The brand had been on my wish list for a while when I bought this, it’s their use of oils and botanical ingredients that made me curious, these are the kind of products I love to use.

Re-balancing Ultra Combo Cream is for combination/oily skins so it’s perfect for me. It’s based on Watermelon Seed Oil with Squalane, Thistle Seed Oil, Glycerin, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylic Acid and essential oils of Neroli and Rose Geranium. It’s wonderfully light so easily absorbed and the fragrance is stunning.

I love the feel on my skin, it feels hydrated without grease, layers well with oils and serums underneath. I love Decleor Hydra Floral – it’s in my top 5 moisturisers, however I feel for me Ultra Combo Cream beats it. It’s lighter yet still nourishing enough, it doesn’t make me super shiny and the fragrance is so beautiful. All that for the price of £14.95 for 50ml. There is also a salon size of 120ml and this is £21.95.

Re-balancing Ultra Combo Cream is a fabulous moisturiser, with brilliant quality ingredients and excellent value for money. I’m so glad I tried it because I know it will be a repurchase. Green Keratin offer a wide range of products, and can be found at http://www.greenkeratin.co.uk

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

MuLondon Lavender Moisturiser

Hi beauties,

In January I received a care package from a very dear friend Elizabeth (my.skinology on Instagram) and included was this moisturiser from MuLondon.

MuLondon was created by Boris and inspired by traditional herbalism, after developing eczema and psoriasis Boris started to research the use of ingredients his mother told him about whilst he was growing up and made natural remedies to his skin difficulties.

I love “natural” products and use a lot of them, my favourite essential oil is Lavender so was really interested in trying this. My skin was very topsy turvy at the time of testing, dry and oily with flakiness and breakouts, I pared back my routine simply to cleansing and moisturising.

Lavender Moisturiser is a Shea Butter base and very rich. You need a TINY amount, warm a small amount between your palms and apply. This is really a multi use product, I’m still using it just not on my face now my skin is back to normal. It makes a fabulous hand and nail treatment, great on any dry and flaky or irritated skin you may have. It’s a very good product to have available to use top to toe.

The fragrance is absolutely divine, I wasn’t disappointed at all. It’s really a concentrated product so while it seems expensive at 50ml for £19.00 I use it frequently and have more than half left which I think is really good going. There is a fragrance free version for you sensitive peeps as well as other versions such as hemp. Go to http://www.mulondon.com to find out more.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

OPI Pro Spa Moisture Whip Massage Cream

Hello beauties!

I have an offering from OPI today, Pro Spa Moisture Whip Massage Cream. Pro Spa is the new and updated Avoplex range, based on Cupuacu Butter and White Tea. Cupuacu is related to Cacao, it’s used in confectionery similar to white chocolate. It’s low melting point makes it perfect for use on the skin.

The texture of Moisture Whip is so much more thin that I expected, I thought it would be similar to a Cocoa Butter. I find it just as hydrating as a thicker texture, making it easier to use, a tiny dab being all you need!

I bought the 118ml tub which I’ve hardly made a dent in, this is perfect for daytime use. It’s non greasy and has a gorgeous fresh scent that isn’t overpowering. It’s excellent for applying to cuticles as well, I always use hand cream on my nails too, it’s a habit I’ve had for years and I can’t stop even if I tried! This size would last months, even with frequent daily use. I bought mine from eBay for the bargain price of £9.95.

I’m looking forward to trying more from the Pro Spa range, there are various other products such as a scrub, oil and serum. So keep your eyes peeled for other Pro Spa items.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Oil Facial Moisture Cream

Hi beauties

I’ve got a really great product today from the stable of Beauty Kitchen, which is another brand I’ve really fallen in love with. Their Aroma Facial Concentrate is absolutely beautiful, as is the cleanser, Line Serum, sleep mask and many others that I will be blogging about in the future.

Facial Moisture Cream is a fragrance free moisturiser, not a type of moisturiser I am immediately drawn to. I’m sure you all know me well enough now to know I adore a pretty smell! But this moisturiser really surprised me. It’s a beautiful light texture but rich enough I feel for drier skin types. I have used it when my skin has been really tricky lately and it’s worked well for me. My sister in law has sensitive skin so I’ve passed this on to her to give it a try, naturally I already have a back up!

Facial Moisture Cream is part of the Abyssinian Oil range, it’s meant to be more effective than Argan Oil and Jojoba. It closely resembles human sebum so is very compatible with all skin types. I layer oil or a serum underneath this but if you are oily you don’t have to, this will be enough on its own.

Another winner from Beauty Kitchen, it’s also reasonably priced at £19.99 for 60ml and often on offer at Holland and Barrett. For me it lives up to Liz Earle Skin Repair moisturiser which I’m a huge fan of but perfect for those who need hydration without fragrance.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Lotta Skincare Botanical Beauty Balm

Hi beauty lovers,

I have a multi purpose product today by an independent brand, Lotta Skincare. Lotta is made by Charlotte who when starting her degree realised she could no longer afford the high end products she previously bought. As Charlotte studied Chemistry at university, she discovered what kind of chemicals were in conventional skincare, this led to three years making and testing her own products using natural ingredients that were beneficial for skin. Botanical Beauty Balm is one of her products.

Botanical Beauty Balm is multi use, you can use it as a cleanser as well as a moisturising balm for dry skin. I’ve used it as an overnight treatment on body, face and hands and I have to confess I love it!

The balm is Macadamia Seed Oil based with Sweet Almond, Coconut, Sunflower Seed Oils and beeswax. There are essential oils of Clove, Lavendin, Tea Tree and Geranium. It has a gorgeous texture, it is thick so you do have to warm it up by massaging into the skin. Perfect for as an overnight mask, Cuticle Treatment, Lip Balm, foot cream, any dry skin it Botanical Beauty Balm calms and hydrates your skin.

I love it, you only need a small amount as it is concentrated. I think the most surprising thing to me was the price, for 50g is £5.95 (plus shipping) it is SO affordable. You all know how much I love to find fantastic value for money, Lotta Skincare definitely offers that. Charlotte’s Night Owl Facial Oil is an extremely reasonable £15.95 for 45g. Check out her shop on etsy.com.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx