Hope you’re all well and wrapping warm it’s now getting cold so you need to switch up your skincare routine. This week I’m talking about avoiding dirty pillows, how to get a body like Elle Macpherson and how you need to get scientific with your skincare! Sounds strange I know but all will be revealed!
New in this week
BAREMINERALS ACTIVE CELL RENEWAL NIGHT SERUM
Ever get the feeling that your skin needs that extra boost during the winter months? After a long day and a supposedly good night sleep it still doesn’t cut it when you look at the mirror. Use a night serum such as bareMinerals Active Cell Renewal Night Serum which is specially formulated using a unique moisture boost technology and maximizes cellular renewal and feels like your skin has had a big drink of water without having to go to the tap! It also is used to protect your skin all day long, leaving your skin firmer, healthier and younger.
Night serums also have a reputation to ruin your pillows, luckily this sinks into the skin perfectly! Good thing for your skin as well as your pillowcases.
Available at www.bareminerals.co.uk at £38.
Treatment of the week
ELLE MACPHERSON THE BODY
I always want to make sure that you get the best of the your skincare and make sure that you glow just like a celebrity. Celebrity endorsed products are always tricky to recommend but Elle Macpherson’s ‘The Body’ range is something to rave about. Inspired but her own beauty regime, her range is full of innovations and is perfect to prep and maintain your skin’s natural beauty. The range is very diverse with aromatherapy foot spas, IPL Hair Removal and a pedicure system. These products seem to have been well thought out by the model, and who can blame her with her reputation as she has always been called ‘the body’.
I’d recommend her Rotating Dry Brush, which is perfect for during the winter months – it’s an exfoliating and circulation boosting little gadget. True to Elle’s natural beauty ethos it has 100% natural bristles and should be used to body brush, which helps to remove toxins, exfoliates dead skin and aids lymphatic drainage.
Availabe at Boots and Debenhams and priced at £39.99.
Splash the Cash
FUNCTIONALAB FIRST SIGNS ANTI-AGEING CREAM
Cosmeceuticals are on the up, more and more people are turning to scientifically researched products to ensure maximum results. The price tag however do put people off cosmeceuticals in general. However I’d recommend giving it a go and it might surprise you! Products such as Functionalab’s breakthrough cosmeceuticals prolong the lifespan of skin cells, reduce DNA damage and tackle the signs of aging.
This week I’m focusing on their First Signs Anti-Ageing Cream, priced at £70 seems scary at first but think about the results after a few uses. Starting as soon as the late 20s, the skin cells significantly reduce the production of elastin and so the first signs of ageing appear such as fine lines. This cream is formulated to delay that process and encourage elastin production. Also if you’ve read my previous columns you would know how important it is to be ‘city pollution’ aware! This helps enhance their anti-oxidant protection from daily stresses and urban pollution.
This is ‘made to measure’ skincare and I’d recommend looking into their wide array of products on www.boots.com.
Skincare Tip of the Week
Straight out of Australia comes a ‘miracle’ skincare product, Jojoba promises to save you time in your beauty as it promises to benefit a wide range of beauty issues such as Rosacea, Acne, dry skin, Dermatitis and much more. Only apply a small amount and massage well to add warmth for maximum results. Use this before your moisturiser and continue your beauty regime as usual. My tip of the week is to use this as a hair treatment as well to give your locks shine and softness. Use it to seal split ends as it helps moisturize your hair follicles and prevents it from becoming brittle and dull.
Who knew you could get so much out of a few drops of Jojoba? Even though the name does sound it should be an Ozzie musical instrument.
Available from www.oneway2naturalhealth.com and is £12.99.
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Lee x x x