Posts Tagged: Biotherm


10
Oct 13

Four of the Best: Night Creams

Most of us know that it’s worth spending a little extra on night cream. Our skin repairs itself at night so it’s worth treating it to something a little special considering all the abuse we throw at it through the day via pollution, wind, sun, rain, central heating etc.

Here are my current faves:

Omorovicza Gold Night Drops – £185
This anti-aging night serum works in three stages to smooth wrinkles and repair skin overnight. First, Vitamin A (encapsulated retinol) begins the skin repairing process by reducing the depth of fine lines and wrinkles while redensifying the epidermis and reversing the effect of sun damage. Next a bio-available form of colloidal gold, a powerful anti- inflammatory, and Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant, repair the skin, boost its immune system and restore elasticity.
Finally, Omega 6 ceramide and hyaluronic acid retexture the lipid matrix and provide long lasting hydration. The serum also contains Gold Ferment, a powerful anti-inflammatory that works to heal accumulated micro damage and strengthen the skin.

Elemis Pro-Intense Lift Effect Night Cream – £95
This super soft night cream harnesses the science of plant stem cell technology and was designed to target the sagging of jowls, cheeks and chin. The cream is nice and rich and layers the lipid barrier and works overnight to stimulate the cell’s biological energy cycle to deliver a lift effect. In tests, 78% of users felt the product helped improve texture and tone of their skin.

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Murad Pore and Line Minimizing Hydrator – £49.50
If you look at the ingredients list on your favourite moisturisers, one of the first few ingredients will be water, which does little more than bind the ingredients in the jar. Murad have taken that water and treated it with patent-pending technology called Replenicell. Replenicell water has been treated (with osmolytes, select amino acids and trehalose) to take it from a filler ingredient into active skincare. Murad surveyed 1240 women and found that pores, for the first time, were now as much of a concern as wrinkles. This cream (which is quite rich so I like to use it at night) works to both create plumper, firmer skin to minimise the signs of ageing, whilst reducing the appearance of pores and repairing skin breakouts to reveal a more even, refined skin tone. Kombucha collagen defense stimulates collagen production and inhibits its breakdown to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, lentil seed extract and witch hazel tighten pores and help control excess oil while cinnamon extract restores skin surface by reducing inflammation and optimising oil production.

Biotherm Blue Therapy Serum-in-Oil – £44
This serum-in-oil combines with electrolytes found naturally in the skin to transform the gel into oil allowing instant diffusion into the skin. Blending together Ceramides that maintain the skin barrier function, Vegetal oils which are rich in antioxidants, and the ‘Blue Therapy Trio’ (AFA Extract, Laminaria Ochroleuca and Life Plankton), targets visible signs of anti-ageing to smooth and nourish the skin.


26
Aug 13

Moisturising with M&S, Nivea, Biotherm & Ruby Red

In my world, there’s no such thing as too many body moisturisers:

Nivea Q10+ Firming Body Oil – £6.96
This quick absorbing oil is rich in vitamins, A, D and E as well as lecithin and avocado oil so is perfect for those looking for a slightly richer body oil. The Nivea Q10+ plus range contains Co-enzyme Q10 which is found naturally in every cell of the body already where acts as an anti-oxidant and helps boost cell renewal. Simply massage in twice a day (on wet or dry skin) to help alleviate dry skin and if you’re pregnant or have just had the baby, gently rub into stretch marks to help keep the skin supple.

Biotherm Celluli Eraser – £32
In tests, 26% of users saw a reduction in cellulite four weeks after using this when applying it twice and day and after a month’s use, they said their cellulite reduction remained. This isn’t claiming to get rid of cellulite (only good genes, diet, exercise or surgery can do that!) but the combination of pure caffeine and coralline extract encourages fat degradation, while helping to prevent the formation of new fat storage cells. The key here is anti-recurrence; keeping that awful orange peel at bay.

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M&S Pure Baby Massage Oil – £7.50
Although my children aren’t babies anymore I like to use products that are as pure and natural as possible and this massage oil from M&S is right up my street. Free from chemical nasties, parabens, mineral oils, artificial fragrances and colours, it contains calming chamomile, starflower and relaxing rosehip and is perfect for moisturising their skin before bed. I like to use it on myself too! If you are going to use it on babies, it’s not suitable for those under 6 weeks.

Ruby Red Soothing Shea Skin Cream – £18
This body cream is delicious; really nourishing and hydrating without leaving your skin slip, slide greasy. Rich in Vitamin A and E, organic lavender and rosemary essential oils, essential fatty acids and organic Shea butter, you only need a tiny amount as once you warm it in your hands, a little goes a long way. The all natural ingredients help improve tone and elasticity as well as moisturising the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines. There are no chemicals, parabens or preservatives so it’s best used within six months. And it’s a small detail but I love that they have filled the pot right to the very tippy top so you are getting 100% value for money.

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