Algae Peel Off Face Mask with Spirulina…

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

A powdered face mask, who would have thought it eh? But yes there is such a thing, and I have one to share with you today.

A peel off face mask with a firming and lifting action. It’s rich in Spirulina an algae known to be very rich in essential vitamins (A, B1, B2, B12, D, E, K) and minerals including: zinc, sodium, calcium, selenium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. All in there to deeply moisturise and nourish and hydrate my dry mature skin. Awesome! But was it awesome? Well actually it is rather fabulous, and easy to mix up and apply to the face, neck and decollete for lifting and tightening of the skin. All I did was cleanse my face, then take 3 tablespoons of the mask powder and popped it into a bowl. I then added enough mineral water to mix the product to a smooth paste, a consistency that I could spread across my skin using a flat foundation brush. It feels so cooling as it’s going onto the skin too, so refreshing. I applied it to my neck and face only, on trialling. I left it on my face for 15 minutes, and during that time I could feel my skin tightening as the mask was drying, it’s so comfortable too when dried completely. There is no smell to the face mask, which I was expecting it to have, I don’t know why I guess the word “algae” has something to do with that. Anyway after 15 minutes I removed the mask. I started at my neck and lifted the mask upwards to get the “lift”, of course. It is so easy to remove and isn’t at all painful. Once removed I noticed there is a white-ish powdery line around my face where the edge of the mask had been, no problem I just took a damp cotton pad and removed it. Okay, so this is a face mask that I shall be using often, it’s fabulous! My skin felt so soft and moisturised and smoothed. The lines from my nose to mouth appear to be lessened, my number 11’s between my eyes, smoothed out and appear not so deep. In all my skin looks so much fresher and brighter and glowing. My neckline looks a bit prettier too, very moisturised and hydrated, and really quite soft to the touch.

I was sent this face mask from Ultrasonic Beauty for reviewing here on EAB, and I shall be buying a back-up. It’s a massive 200g tub of product that is free of parabens, alcohol and artificial derivatives AND it’s not tested on animals.

Ultrasonic Beauty offer FREE shipping in Europe for orders that are below 2KG. You can find this Algae Peel Off Face Mask with Spirulina HERE.

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B. Skincare Contouring Cream…

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

I’ve another B. Skincare beauty today. It’s the Contouring Cream which you can get from Superdrug. I’ll leave links at the end of this post.

Another product by B. Skincare that I’m loving, so much so that I have another bottle in my shopping basket waiting for me to checkout! With the great pump delivery system, I use two pumps worth on my skin after cleansing and toning, and before moisturising. While I’ve been trialling the serum I used it night and morning under day cream and night cream. I press it into my face in an upward outward motion. I can feel an instant tightening which feels lovely. The serum contains an ingredient that is clinically proven to boost the skins natural production of collagen and also elastin, and I think it’s working for me. It has softened out the lines between my eyebrows, also known as “number 11’s” and the horizontal line I have on my forehead is diminished too. My cheek and chin areas appear smoother, and pores are lessened as well. Lovely, lovely, lovely indeed. You will find the B. Skincare Contouring Cream in Superdrug on the High Street and also HERE.

Thank you for reading today.

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Flower and Spice…Modern Apothecary

Hello lovelies, Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

 This is Flower and Spice, its a very new brand to me, it was created by Karmen Novak in the Netherlands, but the products are made in Switzerland where they produce the highest quality skincare in the world. All ingredients are 100%  natural and organic, no testing on animals and all Flower and Spice products are free from Parabens, Aluminium, Microbeads, SLS, Synthetic Silicons, no artificial colours or fragrance, and all products are dermatologically tested too. Today I’m sharing with you the Midnight Beauty Rich  Revitalising Serum.

I have been using the Midnight Beauty Rich Revitalising Serum with Rose and Coriander for just 3 weeks, and I felt that I could now tell you my thoughts. Containing no less than 10 oils, the serum does feel more like an oil in texture rather than a serum, it’s very rich. I have to be really honest here, I do not like the fragrance, I think it could be the Coriander, which I also do not like to eat, but for a really gorgeous skincare product I can get over that because I can actually only smell it while I’m massaging it onto my face then pressing it in. When its on my face doing it’s work I can’t smell it. The packaging for this serum is a lovely dark brown glass bottle with the pump delivery system that I love, it’s rather elegant looking to grace any dressing table/vanity. So, after cleansing at night I applied 2 drops and massaged over my face and then pressed my hands over my skin to ensure all the gorgeous oils of Prickly Pear, Evening Primrose, Jojoba, Argan, Sacha Inchi, Apricot, Plum,  Macadamia, Coriander and Rose were all set to work while I slept, and to help improve the look of fine lines and to regain moisture to my skin, and help me get back some radiance that’s been lost.  The oils of Prickly Pear, Plum seeds, Macadamia, Evening Primrose, Apricot seed and Argan are all in there to help boost collagen. There is Vitamin E in the Sacha Inchi which helps to improve skin elasticity, the Coriander will soothe any inflammation helping the skin to feel more calm.

Usually when I use a serum it would be applied under a moisturiser, be it a day or night cream. But because this is so incredibly rich I felt I didn’t need to use a day cream or a night cream in my routine. The serum sinks in beautifully, doesn’t feel sticky on my skin and I even patted some under my eyes. Over the weeks of using this serum at night, my skin in the mornings looks rather fabulous, even if I do say so myself. My skin is glowing, it’s soft and nourished and feels hydrated. Even where I popped a little under my eyes I expected to be puffy, but no all I get is hydration. This is beautiful, luxurious, natural, organic night-time skincare!

Finally, I’ll just share with you what I thought of the two samples of skincare that I tried. I can’t give you a proper review, just a first impression of the Soothe and Repair Moisturiser and the Instant Glow Exfoliator. The moisturiser is really lovely, once again I had to ignore the fragrance of it, although it’s not as intense as the serum to be honest. For a dry skin, Flower and Spice recommend using the serum underneath, I have dry mature skin and I found on first impression the moisturiser was all I need, it’s a really lovely cream and plenty hydrating enough for me. Now, the Instant Glow Exfoliator does exactly what it says it is! After cleansing I applied the product to my damp skin and massaged over my face and lips for a minute or so, rinsed off with a cloth as I would any exfoliator and dried. This product is gorgeous, I loved using it, it’s fruit acids and bamboo buds exfoliate the skin in a natural way an organic way.  After using it I was blown away with the instant glow it gave to my skin, it looked so fresh and felt very soft.

You will find all these beautiful products HERE.

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Nourish Skincare….The Illuminating Face Shimmer..

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

An illuminating face shimmer that is also skincare? Yes there is such a thing and I’ve put it to the test with the Illuminating Face Shimmer from Nourish Skincare.

A face shimmer that contains golden mineral powders to give the skin a natural luminosity,  and hyaluronic acid for hydration and plumpness, helps give it a much more youthful appearance especially if it’s mature and a bit dehydrated like mine, it also helps with an uneven skin tone and “age spots”

I applied mine after cleansing toning and moisturising on to the top of my cheeks only. I don’t particularly like using a face shimmer all over my face, for me I feel it just makes me look like I have really oily skin, or I’m sweating profusely, so I much prefer using it on certain areas on my face. Saying that, I have added a pumps worth to a matte foundation for a more glowy finish before and then powdered lightly down the centre of my face. This face shimmer is excellent for that purpose and a little goes a long way. I have also put a tiny dot on the centre of my lips after applying lipstick, this can help to give the illusion of more fullness to lips that have thinned with age.

You can apply the face shimmer on the shoulder blades and tops of shoulders to enhance a tan during the Summertime when you are wearing strappy tops, it’s also really pretty applied down the centre of the shins on bare legs too.

The Nourish Skincare Illuminating Face Shimmer is a great all round skin perfector, brings dull tired skin back to it’s lovely self. You can check out this and more beautiful skincare HERE.

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Cool Down with Snake Brand Original Cooling Powder..

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

The weather here in the UK has been pretty stunning over the last few months, but the heat really has been unbearable for me to be honest. Luckily I’ve been able to cool down a bit with some lovely cooling powder from Snake Brand.

Snake Brand Cooling Powder is manufactured in Thailand by The British Dispensary Co Ltd. The company trades under this lovely snake and arrow trademark, the image of the snake represents illness and sickness while the arrow represents the cure. The Snake Brand Cooling Powder has been around helping people to cool down and giving relief from awful prickly heat since 1947. You can read about Prickly Heat HERE. It’s now in 16 countries and is being introduced into Europe, thank goodness! It’s recently been launched in over 200 pharmacies across the UK, and also become a best seller on Amazon UK too. The product has been registered with the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) and it complies with all the EU safety regulations.

Main ingredients in the cooling powder are Camphor and Menthol oils. Menthol being there for the cooling down of the skin. The powder itself is so fine and lightweight it doesn’t enter into the skin to block the pores, it stays on the skin to give a protective layer, and surprisingly didn’t transfer to my clothes.

As a plus sized lady in the heat of Summer, I have had the problem of the under the boobs sweat! TMI? Maybe. But I have to say that this wonderful cooling powder has helped me greatly. After drying myself off from my morning bath, I applied the powder to ONLY the underneath of each breast and smoothed it out. The Menthol and Camphor fragrance really hits you in the nose, and then you feel the lovely cooling sensation from the powder, I found that during the day I felt a lot drier in that area. I don’t suffer from Prickly Heat as such, but when my feet and ankles swell due to the heat, they do itch me like crazy. So I applied the Snake Brand Cooling Powder all over my feet and ankles, after a few moments they are soothed and cool. This is one awesome body powder that can be used as often as is needed during the day. Always give your hands a rinse after applying the cooling powder.

You can find Snake Brand Prickly Heat Cooling Powder HERE.

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