Posts Tagged: Bioderma

Nov 13

The Beauty Edit: Moo Goo, Bioderma & Leonor Greyl

Moo Goo is an award winning (Pure Beauty 2013) natural skincare brand from Australia. MooGoo began on a dairy farm in Australia where its founder adapted Udder Cream – originally used to help keep the cows udders in optimum condition – to help a family member with a skin problem. MooGoo has since moved on from cows with a range of over 30 facial, scalp and body products for babies and adults to help relieve skin irritations such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. Prices start at £3.00 for a lip balm.

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I’m a huge fan of Bioderma; I think it’s their fault French women look so perfect all the time. The new Hydrabio H20 range is perfect for wintery dry and dehydrated complexions. The Hydrabio H20 micellar water (£9.99) helps skin stimulate its own ability to generate and maintain essential moisture levels thanks to the patented Aquagenium® biological complex. If you want super hydrated skin, try the new Hydrabio Mask (£14.50). With Glycerin and Xylitol to boost moisture levels, plus the patented Aquagenium® biological complex, after ten minutes your skin is ridiculously smooth and soft.

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Leonor Greyl offers a new level on hair care. Using only high-quality, environmentally safe, mostly natural and organically certified ingredients, Leonor Greyl specialises in solution-specific hair care products. With aromatic fragrances of fruits, flowers and botanical oils such as sea lavender, chilli rose, seaweed extracts, camomile, avocado, added Vitamins A, E, F, wheat proteins, propolis, honey, acacia, collagen, zinc, iron, magnesium and silk proteins their hair care products give hydration, nourishment and, over time, give your hair back its brilliance, beauty and health.

With no added silicone, sodium laureth sulfates, parabens or coal tar and natural UV filters to protect hair from sun, chlorine, and saltwater all of the products are colour-safe, Keratin treatment safe and animal friendly. The UK range has of over 35 hair and body care products so there is something for every hair type and problem.

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I tried the Masque Quintessence (200ml/£79) which contains cupuaçu oil and manketti oil and is perfect for those who straighten, colour, blow dry or chemically treat their hair. Use sparingly as a little goes a long way and work through to coat every strand for picture perfect healthy, bouncy hair.

Jun 13

Exercise Beauty Favourites

I am currently two weeks in to a 60 day exercise programme called Insanity.

Created by ex-dancer Shaun T it is intense interval training and it’s the hardest workout I’ve ever done (yes, worse than spinning) but it drops the fat like nothing else.

All this exercise means I’ve had to switch up my beauty routine slightly so these are my current favourites:

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Bumble & Bumble Black Hair Powder – £16
This is like dry shampoo in black; perfect for those of us with darker tresses. If your hair gets greasy, use this to soak up some of the oils. The colour was especially formulated for inky brown, Asian, Hispanic and afro hair and I use it post exercise to add fullness to my otherwise ratty ponytail. You can also use it to give a matte finish to your hair, dry cleanse or add volume if your hair is falling flat. Spray carefully; this is like black coloured hairspray and you don’t want it all over your clothes/bed/walls.

Dr Ceuticals Leg Tone & Shimmer – £16.99
Although I am exercising my heart out, every little helps which is why I am using Dr Ceuticals Leg Tone & Shimmer. Not only does it give the legs a subtle shimmer, it contains marine extracts which are proven to target and refine stubborn fatty deposits. For best results use religiously every morning for three months. Massage into dry skin until the cream has fully absorbed. It’s only been two weeks but I’ll let you know if it makes a difference. Worst case scenario I’m left with moisturised and shimmery legs!

Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak – £34.50
Insanity is like nothing you’ve ever seen, high intensity isn’t the word so you can imagine the state I am in by the end of the workout. The first few days I could hardly move which is why I was so happy when the Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak arrived in the post. With extracts of extracts of Birch, Juniper, Clove, Alpine Lavender, Wild Thyme and Blue Chamomile, combined with Mineral-rich Sea Salt a 15 minute soak in the bath does a great job in lessening the strains and aches next morning.

Bioderma Sebium Corrective Concentrate for Enlarged Pores – £14.85
There’s a reason French women always look so fabulous and it’s probably because most of them use Bioderma products. The Micelle solution for sensitive skin is a favourite of beauty editors worldwide but I think the Sebium range has been overlooked. Formulated for combination and oily skins, it clears pores and smooths skin. Excess sebum, stress, smoking and pollution can cause pores to dilate and enlarge but this corrective concentrate improves the appearance of the skin and can be worn as primer. I use it on my forehead, nose and shin before applying makeup.

Nivea In Shower Body Moisturiser – £3.65
This is a genius product from Nivea; you use your shower gel as usual, rinse off, apply this in shower moisturiser (I used the blue bottle – it contains almond oil and is especially for dry skins) rinse off and you are ready to face the day. Yes, no moisturising your skin afterwards. While it definitely hydrates and moisturises the skin, I’m not ready to say goodbye to a separate body cream totally but it is perfect for the gym, the busy and/or the lazy.

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