Cleansers -Neutrogena - Visibly Clear 2-in-1 wash mask
AlexandriaAlessia 1/3/2011 10:43:00 AM
I brought this in Asda many years ago for £3 and have continued to repurchase ever since,for me,its the only mask which throughly cleanses my skin,doesn't dry so that its impossible to rinse off and has, overtime, improved the clarity of my skin. I have never used it as a face wash so am unable to comment on that aspect,i use this after i have had a shower and leave it on for 20-30 minutes,it goes on smoothly and a little goes a long way,i rinse with lukewarm water and my skin instantly appears more clearer and not at all dry. I have also noticed a change in the texture of my skin,i have had a few minor blemishes in the past which have left small scars and since using this they have become considerably diminished. I think the reason for this is that this mask contains Lactic Acid which is a fantastic ingredient to shed dead skin cells and renew the skin's texture. It has a cooling sensation too which is great for the when you are on holiday or on the very few ocassions when England basks in the sun! I would highly recommend regardless of age,i am 20 and have used this on my mother who is 50 and she has enjoyed great results too.
Treatments -L'Oreal - Elvive Nutri-Gloss Intensive Shine Masque
AlexandriaAlessia 1/2/2011 10:52:00 AM
Prior to using this,my hair was in terrible condition,i have chemically treated blonde hair and due to continued use of heated styling appliances my hair was looking frazzled,dry & incredibly weak. I brought into this because it was in a pink pot (i love pink!) and it was on offer,i didn't expect for it to be the amazing product it is. I Shampoo my hair and apply this,massaging from root to tip,if you have time i would recommend leaving it on for 20 minutes wrapped in a heated towel. I rinse and instantly my hair is feeling delightfully silky and soft. I dry with a 200w hair dryer and my hair feels a lot more calm rather than frizzy,the shine is magnificent,it looks really luminous but never greasy. My frazzled ends appear smooth and overall my hair feels genuinely replenished,i am so happy i have found this product because it allows me to continue flat ironing my hair without dealing with the once bad consequences. I feel as if this product has given my hair a new lease of life,its like a face lift for the hair! It is so cheap i can afford to really slather it on (i like to be generous!) and not worry about being able to buy another tub. I have previously tried many high end hair brands such as Redken,Keratese & L'oreal Pro and this is by far superior to any of them. This product contains pearl proteins and proteins are excellent for the hair as the strengthen and restructure enabling the hair to repair itself. I would highly recommend this to anyone with hair that is need of a boost!
Scrubs -Dermalogica - AGE Smart multivitamin thermafoliant
AlexandriaAlessia 1/2/2011 10:41:00 AM
I am astonished with the results i have achieved with this,i brought several months ago at duty free in Heathrow airport,used it once and then forgot about it. I rediscovered it yesterday whilst cleaning out the bathroom cabinets and decided to give it another chance,i applied to cleansed dry skin and massage in circular motions,it is very soothing and not abrasive,the particles are very fine and it really feels as if im sloughing the skin away,revealing smoother skin underneath,i rinse with luke warm water and am able to see visible results straight away,the skin tone is more even,and my skin looks smooth and glowing. I have also found that the application of my make up especially foundation is easier and lasts longer. Overtime i am seeing a difference in the texture of my skin and i am feeling much more confident in leaving the house without make up on. This is definately a miracle in a tube,i have tried many harsh microdermabrasion salon treatments and none of the results have matched this. The price tag is steep but i feel it is justifyable due to the fantastic results.
Self Tanners -Fake Bake - Fake Bake Instant Self-Tanning Spray
AlexandriaAlessia 12/31/2010 11:22:00 AM
I have tried many tanning products and this would have to be the worst out of all of them (including drugstore brands such as L'oreal & Garnier). Application is easy,it has a lovely fruity scent and disperses evenly. However the finish is shocking,very orange and very unnatural,i was embarrased to leave the house. The ingredients do nothing to nourish the skin either. As a beautician i have also tried this out on friends and it gave a very orange hue to everyone. I was recently shopping in House Of Fraser and the Fake Bake rep girl,yes you guessed it,she was ridiculously orange too,adding insult to injury she even tried to lure me away from the beloved Xen Tan range.If you are looking for a very bad quality and orange tan i would highly recommend this,but if your looking for something a little more sophisticated run away as fast as you can!