Hello everyone, I hope you’re enjoying my column as I certainly am! This week I’ve been researching face-masks, pore minimizing treatments and products that you can cheat your friends or boss into thinking you had an amazing nights sleep or you’ve been away for a relaxing countryside weekend. Strange I know but all will be revealed…
New in this week
Murad Pore and Line Minimizing Hydrator
Murad has launched their brand new skincare solution to treat pores and ageing skin in one: Pore and Line Minimizing Hydrator, pores have joined wrinkles as women’s top skin priority so it’s time to wage war and get a great complexion! You can get big pores from blackheads, blemishes, sun damage and stress as in being stressed can effect your skin big time and can take a toll on your pores. This product also boosts collagen leaving it plumper and smoother. After one use a friend of mine noticed a change in their big pores on their cheeks, I would have tried it but I am pleased to say I don’t have big pores lol!, which is a great improvement for them. I’d use this before you put on your moisturiser.
Available at www.murad.co.uk at £49.50
Espa Optimal Skim Pro Serum
Espa’s new serum is definitely worth the hype with an amazing beautiful, silky texture and is easily absorbed into the skin. Packed full of nearly 99% natural ingredients, this is a great formula that is perfect to use both day and night and produces healthy, youthful, radiant looking skin!
This done to activate the skin’s own natural revitalizer with sunflower seed extract which boosts Ceramide production (great for keeping water in the skin), White Lupin extra boots the skin’s natural collagen and Tumeric Root Extract that calms and comforts the skin.
This feels great and I’d recommend using this before your moisturiser or could almost be used as a primer as well.
Available at www.espaonline.com (£48)
Treatment of the week
ThisWorks No Wrinkles Night Repair
Not getting enough sleep from your children, puppies, work, or you’re someone who loves to go out? Thankfully ThisWorks has something for you as it ensures you wake up with the natural glow of eight hours sleep – regardless of how little you’ve had!
This is a rich night serum that claims to revive tired skin and prevent premature ageing by attacking the glycotoxins that build up when you don’t get enough sleep. I would say exfoliate before using this, then you have a ‘fresh canvas’ to work on. It has a nice texture not at all oily like other serums so you don’t feel that you’re wearing one and soaks in quickly, which is handy!
OLEHenriksen Ultimate lift – Neck Cream
This is a dual action firming and sculpting crème that helps firms and sculpts aged and fragile skin. It immediately tightens and tones, resilient, younger looking neckline. It doesn’t smell very nice, but after trying it my neck looked better instantly. It looked hydrated and tighter after the first use, I’d recommend this crème and I can’t wait to see the results in the long term. It’s perfect as well as a décolletage booster as well for the ladies! And some men.
Remember to use this twice a day and team up with OLE Henrikisen’s Ultimate Lift Serum and Eye Gel for maximum results
Available from www.feelunique.com at £40.
Splash the Cash
MitoQ Power Antioxidant Rejuvenation
I’m a sucker for a ‘jack of all trades’ product and when I discovered MitoQ I was amazed. Don’t be put off by it’s high price tag as you only need to use a little bit of it so it’ll last.
This cream is a revolutionary skincare product that works to hydrate skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, scars, brown spots and skin discoloration. It claims to be 1000 times more effective than the most powerful anti-ageing product and with a formula that boosts the skin’s natural anti-ageing defenses.
I gave it to a pal of mine to try who I hope is not reading my column, she had brown spots, fine lines she needed some help, so I transferred some into an unmarked bottle and gave it to her, she loved the results, after a few uses she could see fine lines and brown marks disappearing, but our friendship didn’t either.
Available at www.mitoQ.com and £79.
Chantecaille Retinol Intense
If you’ve read my column before, then you know that I love retinol products and I’ve come across this amazingly packaged night cream that is extremely healing and rejuvenates the face and neck. It’s pure retinol so you get results after a 24 hour period, please note not for use if you are pregnant, so if you want quick results look no further. It’s also anti-inflammatory which is good as retinol can cause redness, and moisturizes and nourishes the skin and feels great when you put this on your skin, it’s almost a luxury treat before you go to bed! Oh and don’t forget you need your SPF with this product, during the day.
Available – at Harrods, Fenwick, Space NK and is £80.
Save the Cash
Simple Deep Cleansing Face Mask
We all know Simple, as well…it’s simple to use! Full of vitamins and nutrients you know what you’re getting when you try their products. It won’t upset your skin, which is always the worry we all have when we try skincare products. Also it restores, softens and soothes your skin and improves its condition.
Put it on after cleansing and leave on for 3 minutes.
Proactiv Refining Face Mask
In need for deeper clean? Sometimes your skin needs a proper cleanse to help declog the skin and minimize pores. Try Proactiv’s Refining Mask, which has a special formula that leaves the skin looking fresh and radiant! If you’re feeling adventurous put it overnight and wash it off in the morning for an overnight deep clean!
www.proactiv.co.uk and priced at £13.95
Skincare Products of the Week
Orico London Streetwise Make-Up Remover Face and Eyes
City living is fast, exciting and always full of surprises. Especially when one of the surprises is that the pollution and the environment around you affect your skin. Orico London has branched out and released a range to make us all city dwellers glow as much as if we’ve lived in the countryside our whole lives! Don’t worry you wake up with a Barbour and wellies, Their Streetwise Hydrating Make Up Remover for Face and Eyes is a great all in one product that removes makeup, impurities, dirt and pollutants we all experience. The orange oil in the remover smell great and is effective in removing makeup. Your skin feels as if it’s been away in the countryside all week instead of being in a packed up tube during rush hour, without the sweaty armpit or garlic breath.
www.oricolondon.co.uk and priced at £15
Let me know what you think I love feedback positive or negative or even if you want me to look at any products and please tweet me @LeeSkinGuru for any skincare questions or tips you might have!