Moisturizers -Sisley - Hydra Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration
codydan85 1/1/2012 9:40:00 AM
I tried several samples of this over the last five years and thought the product was nothing special but then I was lucky enough to have the full size product gifted to me. This is an amazing cream, it literally fills in my fine lines and slight open pores and gives me perfect looking skin. It does not cause me to break out and the results I get are a even toned rested complexion. I only wish this product was in airless packaging to protect this anti oxidants. But I do have to tell you, you can't get results from a small sample you need the full sized product to see whether you get results.
This foundation is perfect. It's a foundation with skincare ingredients. I'm surprised to see so many negative reviews here. I tried several samples of this and then my partner decided to buy it me full size without me knowing. I've learnt that once you take the time to apply this foundation it leaves you with a beautiful complexion. The coverage is light but is buildable. I've also learnt that what you wear underneath can affect the products performance. I use Vaishaly Day Moisturiser SPF15 underneath this which provides the perfect base. If you are looking for Sisley skincare technology but cannot afford the expensive price tag then this might be an option for you. I have now been using Skinleya for over two months and I've really noticed a difference in my skin. I find applying this foundation with the brush it comes with far better than using my fingers. Trust me, spend time applying this foundation and you will see that your skin glows with radiance!
I am a HUGE fan of Omorovicza products and I am not sure why but I have never bought this product before now. I tend to stay away from balms as I find they leave a residue on my skin. I must say I absolutely love this balm, its such a beautiful cleanser. I adore the orange blossom smell of the product and I find it particularly refreshing and relaxing when I cleanse my face in the evening with this. When you warm the balm up it turns into a oil which surprising is really easy to remove with a hot muslin cloth or flannel and the great thing is it doesn't leave a residue!! My skin feels nice and hydrated and nourished after using this gorgeous cleanser. I must admit I won't be using this all the time but I will definitely repurchase when I can afford to do so as I think £46 for a 50ml cleanser is a little steep.
Sunscreen -Omorovicza - Complexion Brightener SPF 20
codydan85 8/20/2011 8:26:00 AM
The Omorovicza Complexion Brightener SPF20 is a great moisturiser and sunscreen all in one. I thought it was going to leave my face with a terrible white over cast that mineral sunscreens leave but I was pleasantly surprised as it does not. It does make the face look brighter and not white providing you don't over do it and use too much. I love to mix this with the Complexion Enhancer as I find the Complexion Enhancer to be far to dark for my fair skin but when both are mixed together I get the perfect skin colour match. At £82 for 30mls it quite expensive however when used with the Complexion Enhancer it makes it last longer. Both the Complexion Enhancer and Complexion Brightener are my favourite sun care products because they are light weight and are not greasy and have great overall performance. I just wish they did this in a 50ml size and also it was in airless packaging. I prefer to use a moisturiser underneath before using this. Some Days I do use this without the Complexion Enhancer it really depends on what mood I'm in or how much time I have. I will definitely be purchasing this again when it runs out, I couldn't be without it now.
I love this Pai moisturiser, this is my favourite moisturiser from the Pai line because of its excellent performance. I also love the fact it doesn't contain phototoxic lavender as some of the other moisturisers do. Like you'd expect for a moisturiser for dry skin it's lovely and rich but not overly rich that your skin looks oily. It leaves my skin feeling perfectly hydrated with a lovely radiant glow. For me personally this moisturiser is relevantly inexpensive to what I normally pay so at £26 for 30ml it's very good value for money. I use a super anti ageing serum underneath (The Organic Pharmacy Rose Plus Marine Complex) so it doesn't not bother me that this moisturiser does not contain super anti ageing ingredients as my skin gets that from the serum but I love the way this eliminates my dryness. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pro's 100% natural and pure Organic (Soil association certified) Alcohol free Excellent for sensitive skin Lavender free Very good value for money Moisturising ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Con's Packaging (would be better if in an airless pump to protect the active ingredients from air exposure).
The Omorovicza gold flash firming serum is such a wonderful product. It is the most expensive product of the Omorovicza line at £135 for 30mls. I really enjoy using this, It's light, refreshing and has a wonderful fragrance. It's absorbs immediately on application and has a tightening effect. It full of anti ageing ingredients such peptides, gold ferment, ruby crystal, vitamin c and watercress extract to name a few. It gives a wonderful radiance to the skin. I am 26 so I cannot comment on the anti ageing affects of the product but I can imagine that for someone older it would have a great lifting effect. I use the product at night underneath a night cream and on special occasions as it makes me feel special and my skin just glows with absolute radiance. I would definitely buy this again. The only downfall of the product is that it contains alcohol denat, if it wasn't for the alcohol denat in the product it would be a perfect product!
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Live Native Botanic Earth Antioxidant Mud Mask
codydan85 5/30/2011 4:42:00 AM
The Live Native Botanic Earth Antioxidant Mud Mask is such a great treatment. It has so many amazing ingredients like raw organic chocolate, acai berry and 23k gold to name a few! It is for those that love luxury products. It comes in powder form which you can mix with water for a purifying effect or it can be mixed with yogurt such as goats yogurt and honey for a rejuvenating effect. The results I get are really good. I use it once weekly and a 100g jar lasts around 6 months so its very cost effective as only one heaped tea spoon is needed. I absolutely adore the smell of this product and I really love how it makes my skin feel. I have tried many masks and this is one of my all time favourite mask. It may take a few times to master mixing up the product but the results are worth it!
The Essential Woman moisturiser with Frangipani is amazing! I love the deep smell of roses. It just feels so nourishing and when used with the Live Native toner, my skin feels perfect. If you love roses then you will love this as the the smell of roses and gorgeous frangipani is very pungent and lingers. The great thing about this moisturiser is that it is oil based and contains no water so it very very concentrated. I also love the fact its alcohol free, raw and organic so the ingredients are 100% active! I get really good results with this. You only need a tiny bit as its so concentrated. It's great to use day and/or night. Its so gentle you can even use it around the eye area so a separate eye product is not necessary.
Toners -Unlisted Brand - Live Native - Essential Mist Toner
codydan85 5/5/2011 4:31:00 PM
I agree with the other reviewer this is such a beautiful toner. It smells like roses and it really helps calm down red and stressed skin. It contains MSM which is an anti inflammatory. This is great to use before the Essential Woman moisturiser from Live Native. I love the fact this is raw and organic and also alcohol free! For me this is the perfect toner! It's just so refreshing!
Sunscreen -The Organic Pharmacy - Cellular Protection Sun Cream SPF30
codydan85 5/1/2011 9:34:00 AM
I love this high SPF. It is however quite thick and I find its best to use alone or with something light like the antioxidant gel. I find that when used on bare skin it is moisturising enough to be used on its own especially on the body. It smells gorgeous like vanilla. I find the only problem with this sunscreen is when its very hot or humid it can be a bit too heavy on the skin. I did use this when I went to Florida last year and its performance was superb. I love the way its clear and a little goes a long way making it excellent value for money.
The Organic Pharmacy Flower Petal Deep Cleanser and Exfoliating Mask is a great treatment product. It's a powder based clay mask which you need to mix up with water, this takes a few times to get used to but the results are really good. Because it has milk powder (contains lactic acid) this helps to lighten and exfoliate the skin. They recommend that you leave it on for 5 minutes but I leave it for 20 minutes. I love the fact it has rose petals and other flower petals in it. They also recommend that once the mask is mixed that you have to press and roll the product on your skin to exfoliate but I prefer to use it as a mask. This is one of my favourite masks and I have bought it many many times.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Snowberry Nourishing Rich Day Cream
codydan85 4/23/2011 7:38:00 AM
Snowberry Beauty comes from New Zealand and is quite new to the UK market. I just love how advanced Snowberry is with its anti ageing products as it packed full of peptides and exotic ingredients to prevent and treat signs of ageing. I also am a big fan of organic and natural products and Snowberry is a natural brand. Although this cream is rich it gets absorbs into the skin and my skin feels hydrated, smooth and not sticky. This cream retails for £85 in the UK which is rather expensive for a day cream but it does help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and prevent further ones from forming. The packaging of this product is superb as its airless which means the ingredients remain active. I think this is great to use all year round. I like to use this with the Snowberry Everyday SPF15 sunscreen. I will be reviewing the Snowberry day cream Lite after I've finished this one. Snowberry has become my favourite brand of late.
Sunscreen -Unlisted Brand - Snowberry Everyday SPF15
codydan85 4/17/2011 9:44:00 AM
OMG this is my HG sunscreen. It's an absolute perfect formulation. I've tried practically every natural and organic sunscreen/moisturiser with SPF on the market and this is by far the best. It is 100% natural, alcohol free and contains 18 percent non nano clear zinc oxide (I emailed Snowberry Beauty directly to find out this information). Snowberry Beauty comes from New Zealand and is quite new to the UK. All of their products are based on natural and super advanced ingredients such as peptides which help with anti ageing. I think this product is quite reasonably priced at £31 for 50mls. The product itself is clear without any whiteness and its cream formulation goes on like a dream. It has a beautiful light and creamy texture. I use it with a light moisturiser underneath (Snowberry Day cream Lite) and my skin has never been better. I will never use another sunscreen again after using this. Do yourself a favour and go and get yourself some of this, you won't be dissappointed. No other product has made my skin feel so dewy as this. Its so gentle I even use it around my eye area. This is my perfect sunscreen of all time without a doubt!
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Pai - Chamomile & Rosehip Sensitive Skin Cream
codydan85 4/17/2011 9:32:00 AM
I think this is an ok product. I love the fact its 100% natural, alcohol free and contains organic ingredients. However I do not like the fact it contains lavender. Lavender is phototoxic when exposed to UV light so as with any products containing lavender this could damage skin if worn in the daytime without sun protection. I avoid using products containing lavender altogether so I will not be purchasing this again. The Pai Macadamia and Rose moisturiser doesn't contain lavender so I prefer that one. This is a lovely cream it is just a shame they had to spoil it by putting lavender in it.
Sunscreen -John Masters - SPF 30 Natural Mineral Sunscreen
codydan85 4/17/2011 9:23:00 AM
I bought this product based on the good reviews on here and because it was on sale. I've tried many organic and natural sunscreens and was disappointed by this one. I found to be quite whitening and thick, probably because of the titanium dioxide. I would not purchase it again as my skin looked greasy after application despite what I have on underneath. My favourite sunscreen of all time is the Snowberry Everyday SPF15 as its all natural alcohol free and contains 18% non nano zinc oxide whereas this contains only 5%.I am not a fan of titantium dioxide sunscreens as these usually leave a purple sheen and tend to clog pores. The packaging also isn't very good as the product wouldn't come out towards the end and there was quite alot left. In furture I will stick to my lovely Snowberry Everyday SPF15.