Skincare

Skincare Products To Consider Anti-Aging To Fall In Love With.

Skincare products and DIY projects whatever suits your budget. Sometimes it's nice to feel pampered and try out a gorgeous looking and smelling product where someone else has done all the hard work. On other occasions you might be tempted to look in the cupboard and see if you can come up with a safe concoction. Maybe for an emergency break-out or when you just want to relax and have a bit of 'me time' and find the beauty box is a bit bare.  One thing we know is you will always find a product that you love. So we would say stick with it if it is working for you. If you feel you need to 'up the ante' we hope we can inspire you here. Check our other pages too as they do all crossover - in particular, see Health and Beauty, Makeup/Cosmetics. 

Foreo Luna skincare devices

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Great idea to try the Foreo Play as it's much more inexpensive item, then you'll be more confident moving up to the other Foreo products such as the LUNA 2 priced at £169 or the LUNA mini 2 £119 currently on offer BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND £92.82 see the bestsellers on the link they even have toothbrushes. The Luna 2 pictured has four different brush types so pick the one to suit your skin type; Combination, Oily, Normal or Sensitive. This next generation-Sonic power gently exfoliates and unclogs removing dead skin cells, makeup leftovers plus dirt and oil that can otherwise start an unwanted adult acne breakout. On the reverse side the device uses low-frequency pulsations to evidently reduce fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin feeling more firm and lifted. There is also the added benefit from better absorption of your choice of skincare products.

Boots No 7 Anti Ageing Products

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We also tested Boots No7 anti-ageing skincare products and found a great product for you, you probably have heard of No7 already but may not have tried it. The anti ageing Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Serum has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles No7 and been proven for the last seven years we tested it on one of our volunteers in the team and noticed they work softening deeper lines and making an overall visible difference.

Anti-aging skin care for men and women
Get rid of the laughter lines and keep laughing! These creams and serum really work! Anti-aging skin care for men and women Available in the UK is Boots No 7 a trusted brand their new serums and day and night creams are getting rave reviews, check out in store or online often on special 3 for 2 offers price approx £24 per 50ml day or night cream and eye 15ml creams for approx £19 Protect & Perfect, Protect & Perfect Intense and Lift & Luminate for different age groups and skin repair needs see here Boots SHOP HERE

Jurlique Calendula redness rescue cream

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Jurlique - established over 30 years ago connecting people back to nature you can find out more and search products on the link our affiliate link is via USA but you can change destination on website for UK or Australia shipping. Picked this Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream, because of the known benefits of Calendula for skin irritation plus many more amazing ingredients which soothe, hydrate and protect, especially kind for sensitive skin. Use morning and night US$46 for 40ml $92 for 100ml

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Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Skincare

The Frgrant Pharmacy BOOK by Valerie Ann Worwood

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If you have an interest in aromatherapy and essential oils this is a book packed full of information and recipes. It's not a glossy one, in fact the print is on the smaller size as there is so much crammed in this is a little of something for skincare you might like to try we found it on page 153 The Icelandic Facial Sauna - something easy to do at home and if you have the essential oils perfect if not you can still benefit from the steam and the ice (stay with it umm) note you shouldn't use a steam treatment if you have sunburn, broken veins, inflammation or hyper-sensitive skin. All you require is a towel and a bowl of steaming water ( a few cup fulls) plus for this recipe an essential oil (see below which ones) and a polystyrene cup filled with water and pre-frozen. Bet you're intrigued now!

Icelandic Facial Sauna

Skincare benefits and essential oil choice

Essential Oils add two drops to a bowl of steaming water.
Normal skin - a facial sauna can offer more tonality and an improved texture. Choose from; Fennel, Lemon, Lavender (a great oil to have in any medicine or beauty box) or Neroli.

Dry  skin - a facial sauna can be regenerating. Choose from; Chamomile Roman or Chamomile German, Rose, Palma Rosa or Bois de Rose.

Acne - Choose from; Clary-sage, Thyme linalol, Lavender, Chamomile Roman or Chamomile German.

Seborrhoea - Choose from; Clary-sage, Thyme linalol, Juniper or Grapefruit.

Now you've added a couple drops of oil cover your head with a towel and lean over the bowl (carefully) make sure towel covers up the sides so it is just you and the steam, it will get hot in there you can take a breather after a minute or so but don't let the cold air in, a five minute steam will work wonders on your skin. After which you can splash cold water on your skin to close the pores.  An ice treatment will benefit all skin types tone. So grab the polystyrene cup and snip the sides of the cup away (about 3cm) revealing a massageable layer of ice which you just run over your freshly steamed face in upward movements.  

Facial sauna tips

Tips - remove any make-up first, in fact, start with a fresh face so any bacteria can't get sucked in once pores are opened by the steaming technique.

Do not do this every day once or twice a week is plenty as it can dry your skin out, a shower will also help with the steam so a daily short shower is also beneficial for your face.

If you wish to apply a face mask do that after the steam treatment whilst pores are open for maximum benefit, also you may apply toner and moisturiser after the steam session or a couple of drops of essential oil (as recommended per the  Fragrant Pharmacy book).

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Essential Oils for Skincare

Aromatherapy Essential Oils includes Botanics, Tisserand and don't forget to collect your points and check out the 3 for 2 deals available  via Boots UK SHOP HERE 

Silky Scents® 100% Pure Essential Oils

Silky Scents offer Shipping to USA and Canada they have great products on their site if you are serious about Aromatherapy they are worth checking out.

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Skincare Elizabeth Arden prevage anti aging products

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Loving the Elizabeth Arden Prevage anti-aging + intensive repair eye serum, Prevage anti-aging daily serum, Prevage anti-aging moisture cream SPF 30 PA ++ and Prevage anti-aging overnight cream. This is the 50ml moisture cream and sample sizes of the other products that I was lucky enough to receive as a gift, whilst writing this one up realize haven't been using the eye serum to the best of its benefits, as it specifically mentions use on eyelids too as well as around the eyes, but have now amended the routine.

I suppose on most occasions the eyelids are not really a problem (so far) it's more the fine laughter lines that creep up on you! Still this is a luxurious corrective eye serum and you will see a difference especially with continued use as it helps support the skin's natural collagen matrix and see here 'significantly reduces the appearance of crepy lids, crow's feet' (we don't call them that lol) and also not forgetting dark circles. Would recommend this product for those with tired eyes (count me in). It feels really smooth on application and uplifting.

Elizabeth Arden's Prevage Anti-aging Serum is a correcting serum lifting and improving fine lines within 15 minutes of use continuing to offset damage and any visible signs of ageing. It feels really light and hides fine laughter lines. ( I need to order more been laughing too much). SHOP HERE

Elizabeth Arden's Prevage Anti-aging Moisture Cream reduces the appearance of fine lines helps nourish skin's natural moisture defenses, reversing dryness. It will also reduce any discolourations. (But I hadn't noticed discolouration to test). Gives skin a soft smooth and more radiant look. It works all day with built in SPF to protect and keep your skin hydrated. I love the tub it has a yellow lid inside, with a release button that prevents you using too much or dropping anything into the pot and contaminating it!  All the creams are light yellow too and have a fresh light fragrance nothing overpowering. SHOP HERE

Elizabeth Arden's Prevage Intensive Overnight Moisture Cream works during the night in sync with your skin's sleep pattern, as it's the time your skin is most receptive to treatments. It's the easiest one to forget or skip if you've been out all night but really beneficial so you must use a cream at night just get into the habit at a young age and you'll worry less at a later date. SHOP HERE

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Elizabeth Arden Prevage Travel Gift Set

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Beautiful gift set or personal treat and great value from Elizabeth Arden worth £234. A luxurious beauty bag containing the Prevage anti-ageing collection. Four top notch products that work to hydrate, perfect and protect skin beautifully!

Jurlique Herbal Recovery

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Looking to restore radiance back to your skin. Try the powerful botanical extracts and antioxidants in Jurlique's Herbal Recovery Nighttime Ritual. Which are said to do just that protecting your precious skin from the first signs of ageing.

Here's a link to Jurlique Gift Sets with some special offers worth checking out SHOP HERE

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E45 Cream Beauty Page

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We've been trying some inexpensive skin products for all skin types but noticeably beneficial to combination skin. Tested here and we're loving dermatological E45 cream. Use at night and after washing face in the morning (water and baby wipe- no harsh products). Traditionally developed (60 years ago) for treatment of dry skin conditions. Which it has been clinically proven to treat including eczema and psoriasis. It is actually a medicine so check the label for anything that may concern you, but in general it is safe to use on all ages including babies over the age of one month. It's non-greasy formula absorbs quickly into your skin to maintain moisture. It can even help oily skin and combination skin balance and even out. We found it clears open pores too. It's a bit of an inexpensive miracle cream. It works similarly to a Lush product we also love 'Ultrabland' which is a simple effective cleanser. So if you suffer from combination skin and occasional break outs maybe large pores. Instead of stripping all the goodness out of your skin try a more gentle approach first. We think you'll love it. Remember moisturiser benefits all skin types. Reversing diverse effects such as sun damage, aging and dryness. Whilst encouraging new skin cells to grow via Boots.

Check out Fresh Matters from lush they have some great natural products one favourite is their lip scrub which is tasty and lickable just apply a little, rub into your lips and your lips can do the work massaging the scrub in "mmmmmm" you can leave it on they are tinted so look fine as long as you don't smudge it all over, or add a balm afterwards. Bubblegum is popular try it you'll be glad you did, it works a treat preventing sore un kissable lips...

You can even have a go at making your own DIY lip scrub use a little sugar and honey mix into a tiny pot for a few days use ...experiment with different sugars, vaseline, honey, syrup just need something to exfoliate even salt but that won't taste so good! and something to make a creamy paste so have a go... and if all fails see the experts Lush ... for an inexpensive treat (currently £5.75 for 25g pot).

Another great Lush product is a face and body scrub we love 'Ocean Salt Self-Preserving Face and Body Scrub' to get your skin ship shape with coconuts, lime, avocado butter and seaweed exfoliates and softens, makes your skin feels fresh and smooth. (£8.75 for 120g)

Also from Lush 'Coalface soap' - absorbs oil, cleans and clears' deep exfoliation (£6.45 for 100g) made with antiseptic rosewood, sandalwood oil gives an earthy fragrance, charcoal for its absorbency along with liquorice root to soften the skin and rosewood oil with its antiseptic properties and unfortunately for us we're not actually selling these just recommending products we use here.

We will be adding here but note you can use honey as a face mask to drag out impurities kicking and screaming, lemon juice can be used as a toner (but do a patch test first especially if you have problematic skin) coffee can be made into a wake me up facial scrub or mask. Tea tree oil is great for blemishes as is witch hazel. These would be great items for the DIY cupboard as is lavender a purely amazing essential oil (great for burns too MORE TO FOLLOW 🙂
When buying essential oils go for pure oils there are many oils available which are suitable for fragrance around the home etc but not appropriate for your body.