B. Cosmetics by Superdrug Flawless Duo Concealer…

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

My new go-to concealer is this rather cute little duo palette by B. Cosmetics, which is a Superdrug own brand.

Two shades of concealer are within this palette which can be used separately or mixed together for your own custom blended shade that you need.

I use them separately. The lighter shade I have been using under my eyes, the darker on areas of my face that need that little bit of extra coverage, like my chin and cheeks where I do have a bit of redness. I gave up using solid cream concealer in favour of the liquid type with the doe foot applicator, as I found them quite drying on my mature skin. But this one isn’t like that at all. It’s creamy, not oily, it blends beautifully too. When I’m applying my makeup I always apply concealer after foundation to the areas that need it. The Flawless Duo concealer is great for under and over foundation, I do use a brush, but it blends just as well with fingers too. It’s not melted into the creases under my eyes and has lasted me all day until I take it all off at night. Another B. Cosmetics product I shall be re-purchasing. You can see all the shade range HERE.

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XXX

 

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Optimum PhytoCalm Midnight Moisture Mask…

Hey there lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa

So a few weeks ago I did a bit of shopping at my local Superdrug and came across the Optimum PhytoCalm products. There was a cleansing balm which I have written a review for HERE. There was also an oil which I have yet to get and then there was this one, a mask. All three products are meant for night time use.

This is the Optimum PhytoCalm Midnight Moisture Mask. This mask contains Four O’clock Flower which helps the skin in it’s night time recovery, leading to a brighter and smoother complexion the following morning. It smells incredible too! After cleansing, I applied the mask thickly to my skin. It’s a lovely thick cooling creamy consistency as it’s applied. This is one mask that I do apply using my fingers, others I usually use a brush. And I do apply a thin-ish layer under my eyes too. Once on the skin and left overnight to do its work, I can say I was not sticking to the pillow at all. The next morning when I looked in the mirror my skin looked glowing, I had a flush of rosy cheeks, it looked smooth and felt very soft and hydrated. Since giving up smoking 2 years ago I was left with those horrid verticle lines above my top lip. They now appear to be softened somewhat. (Oh how I wish they were never there!) This mask will always be a repurchase for me I honestly do love it and rate it, highly. My only negative is that it doesn’t come in a bigger size, this is only 15ml. You can check this beauty out HERE.

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{AD-gifted} Cyclax Moistura. 2 in 1 Cleanser/Toner and Daily Moisturiser…

 

The Cyclax company was founded in 1896 by Frances Hamilton Forsyth, under the name of Mrs. Frances Hemming in London. It’s one of the worlds oldest cosmetics companies still in existence! In 1939 Cyclax started to provide beauty kits to servicewomen which included their famous ” Auxilary Red lipstick” the company was granted a Royal Warrant by 1961. During the 1970s Cyclax was bought by Lehman Brothers Inc, which lead to rebranding and new products being added to their range. Cyclax was then sold to Cooper Laboratories, before being sold on again to British American Cosmetics. It has changed hands a number of times over the years, but all the while still creating new products. In 2018 Cyclax was acquired by Three Pears International Wholesale, who are “committed to 100% UK manufacture of all Cyclax products”

The Cyclax ranges:

Cyclax Moistura is a beautifully formulated heritage anti-aging skin and body care range including eye, hand and night moisturising creams and lotions, exfoliators, cleansers, and toners. Its key ingredients include natural plant oils, vitamin complex, natural plant extracts, collagen, and a peptide complex

Cyclax Nature Pure is a formulated skin and body care range blending natural ingredients to address all skin care needs. Including night cream, facial scrubs, face and neck creams, hand and body lotions, bath and shower gels, moisturisers and exfoliators. Nature Pure’s key natural ingredients include Aloe Vera, Apricot Oil, Cocoa, Evening Primrose Oil, Green tea, Lavender and Vitamin E.

Cyclax Sun is a developing range of sun protection and sprays with UVA/UVB  protection. SPF 10,15, 20, 30, 45, 50, all day water resistant and SPF 50 baby ranges. All Cyclax Sun will offer key skin care ingredients in all products ensuring ultimate hydration is delivered to the skin.  After sun lotions, soothing gels and sprays will include Neem Oil, Cucumber, Chamomile, Shea Butter and Aloe Vera. The self-tanning range includes lotion and spray tan with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera. Cyclax sun is a range under development and features a new range of fake tan aimed at a volume market, and available now.

Natural Classic is the original Henna Treatment Wax with Pure Henna. Revitalises all types of hair, especially hair that has been damaged by bleaching, perming or tinting. A new addition the Natural Classic range is dry shampoo with two elegant fragrances in a handy purse-sized 150ml spray.

I have 2 products from the Cyclax Moistura range. A range particularly good if you are like me and have dry dehydrated skin. The first of the products is the Moistura Cleanser/Toner, which is a 2 in 1 product. I have been loving using this first thing in the morning.

The lovely fresh smell just livens up the senses as I use it. I have tried two ways of using the cleanser/toner. The first way by massaging over the face and then removing with a face cloth. It works for me! The second is to pour the cleanser/toner onto a damp cotton pad and swipe over the face. It works for me too! I have used it to remove makeup, and although it struggled to remove all my eye makeup in one go, it didn’t sting my eyes to go in for a second time. But it really does leave my skin feeling fresh and cleansed without being left dry and tight. A really lovely cleanser/toner that I am enjoying using.

The second Cyclax product is a delightful moisturiser. This is the Moistura Daily Moisturiser for Normal/Dry skin.

The first thing I noticed from this cream is the subtle smell of, well to me it was rose, but checking the ingredients there is no rose in the cream. It does contain Witch Hazel so maybe that is what the fragrance is, and it’s rather lovely. It also has lanolin and Beeswax within, so it isn’t suitable for vegans. This is a lightweight cream but it certainly packs in some moisture. It’s a perfect moisturiser for this time of year if you do prefer a lighter day cream but still need the hydration too. It’s been keeping my skin nice and moisturised all day until I’m ready to do my night time routine. As for the Cyclax Daily Moisturiser under foundation, it works perfectly for me whether I am using a matte or dewy foundation.

You will find all the Cyclax products in many chemists/pharmacies, and both independent and national retailers. I’ve also seen them on the Fragrance Direct and Amazon websites. If you would like to see the complete Cyclax range you will find them HERE.

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XXX

 

 

MUA Makeup Academy Pro/Base Primer Oil with Gold Flakes…

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa

I had been umming and ahhing about getting this product, which is by MUA Makeup Academy, one of my favourite makeup brands. I went to Superdrug a few weeks ago and decided to give it a go. This is the MUA Pro/Base Primer Oil with God Flakes.

From the moment I tried a little of this product on the back of my hand, I knew that it was definitely for me. Firstly can I just say if you have a really oily skin type I don’t think that this will be for you? Also if you like your foundation on the matte side then this product maybe not for you too. I have recently got into a dewier type of foundation for myself as I feel it is better for me now at my age. In my opinion, this lovely oil primer with the gold flakes is absolutely a must for anyone who is about my age (59) with dry skin and who loves makeup. I applied this over my light gel moisturiser at the start of my makeup application. It’s a lovely glass bottle with a pipette applicator that I did drop straight onto my skin with, rather than add the product to my hand then apply. I mainly concentrated on my cheeks hoping that the primer would blur out my enlarged pores somewhat. It didn’t, but the glow it gives my skin I love so I don’t mind the pores at all. It’s not a really oily oil and it certainly doesn’t smell like an oil either it’s really quite a pleasant smell to it. I then applied a matte foundation by another brand over the oil primer using my usual foundation brush (I chose a matte foundation to see how it worked with the oil primer) I did find that I wasn’t using as much foundation as normal, and yes the glow of the primer came through alright, it’s really quite attractive too. I love this! And no, there are no flecks of gold stuck to my face making it all glittery. My skin looks dewy, not oily and it certainly doesn’t feel oily either.

I have found my perfect primer in this and it’s a bargain at just £4.00 too! You can get it from the MUA website HERE and also from Superdrug on your local High Street, or online HERE

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XXX

 

 

Boots No7 HydraLuminous Water Surge Gel Cream

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

This is the last of the Boots No7 products that I bought during their 3 for 2 offers a few weeks ago.

This is the HydraLuminous Water Surge Gel Cream for drier skin type. It maintains it provides 72-hour hydration, which to be fair I can’t comment on because I don’t not clean my face for 72 hours! But anyway, the first thing that I noticed about this cream when I opened the pot is that there is no added fragrance, it just smells of “fresh, clean”. It’s formulated with No7’s own HydraDrench complex which is from natural plant hydrators. Smoothing it onto my skin it felt really lightweight and sank right in. It also provides an invisible barrier against pollution, which can damage the skin. I’ve only been using the cream for three weeks but already I can see that my face is looking so much more radiant and far less grey. It keeps smooth and hydrated all day until I do my night-time routine, it’s also a lovely base for my foundation too.

I must admit I have really enjoyed the three Boots No7 products that I bought. Boots is somewhere I rarely shop in, preferring another High Street drugstore/chemist store which suits my budget more. But Boots do come up with some great offers in their stores and online. Right now its Buy 1 get 2nd half price on selected No7 skincare, cosmetics and beauty tools. This HydraLuminous Water Surge Gel Cream is one of those products in the offer at the moment HERE.

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XXX