Pretties Through My Letterbox!

Hello there, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

I’m sharing with you today a lovely gifting service, Letterbox Luxuries, and like they say they are “Gorgeous Gifts in Petite Packages” They very kindly sent me this beautiful package over to try and then to write my thoughts here on EAB. This isn’t a review of the products within my gift box, I’m simply sharing this really fabulous gifting service with you. Here is what Letterbox Luxuries say…

“Letterbox Luxuries offers a stylish, letterbox friendly, gifting experience. All of our boxes have been curated with care and contain gorgeous, ethically sourced products. We care about the environment and aim to minimise our carbon footprint. Whenever possible, Letterbox Luxuries uses recyclable materials and packaging. We never buy products which are tested on animals. Letterbox Luxuries are designed to fit perfectly through standard sized letterboxes” 

Most of mine and Marks family live in different counties across the UK, so a gifting service such as Letterbox Luxuries is a fabulous idea when it comes to Birthdays and Mothers Day and Christmas too of course! If we send gifts through the post to our relatives it’s not guaranteed the recipient is going to be home to take in a parcel. There’s no need to worry anymore when a gift from Letterbox Luxuries will go through a standard letter box, with the dimensions of the box being 32mm x 171mm x 270mm. Letterbox Luxuries use only recyclable packaging in their gift boxes and all the brands they use must be cruelty free, they will never use a brand that uses animal testing.

The brand Eve of St Agnes is one such brand that is in my gift box. I was sent the Essentials Gift Box, and nestled in amongst the pretty pink tissue paper and pink “straw” were these three lovely products. The Nourishing Cleansing Cream, Hydrating Facial Silk and Hydrating Body Cream. They are all ideal travel sizes and ideal for me as a blogger to try something new!

Also in my box is a beautiful soap bar, which is from the brand Bloomtown Botanicals, and then a lip balm (Yay, I love me a lip balm!) a Jasmine and Vanilla flavour from the brand Daisy & Mallow.

When you order from Letterbox Luxuries you can nominate a delivery date OR simply apply ASAP in the box on your order and it will be dispatched immediately. AND postage is FREE in the UK, but should you wish to have a box sent to someone outside of the UK, just send an email to charlotte@letterboxluxuries.co.uk, they will be happy to help you. You can also add a short message if you wish, and that’s FREE too!  And with a large variety of beautiful gift boxes to choose from for the lady/girl in your life, there will surely be something for her, and yes the gift boxes are aimed at the female, although to be honest I think some of the gift boxes could be gender neutral. That’s just my opinion.

 You can find all the pretty gift boxes HERE.

Thank you for reading today.

XXX

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Optimum PhytoEnergise Refreshing Eye Gel….

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

Well this does exactly what it says on the tube, it is hugely refreshing! Used in my morning routine, it’s an eye opener! (sorry) This is the Optimum PhytoEnergise Refreshing Eye Gel..

It’s got that Early Boost seaweed based Taurine within this clear eye gel. ( You can read about Early Boost in my post about the Optimum PhytoEnergise Glycolic Cleansing Pads HERE) Helps with tired skin that’s in need of a boost. There’s Hyaluronic Acid for helping to moisturise and add firmness to the eye area, making for a much firmer smoother looking skin. Also in there is wonderful Euphrasia Officinalis Extract also known as EyeBright, which helps to calm and soothe.

This lightweight refreshing eye gel is in a tube and has a very cooling metal rollerball tip which you use to apply the gel to the eye area, it’s really very cooling and so soothing when massaged lightly onto the skin, I love it! I usually just pat the gel in with my ring finger once I’ve applied from the tube. My under eyes are immediately hydrated and smoothed and ready for makeup, and my eyes feel more awake and refreshed. Does it help with dark circles? I can’t comment as I don’t have an issue with dark circles, I don’t have very bad deep set wrinkles even at the age I am now (58) all I can tell you is that this eye gel is so very nice and I’m very happy with what it’s doing for my under eyes with the smoothness and the hydration.

Right now in Superdrug it’s better than half price on selected Optimum products, including this eye gel HERE.

Thank you for stopping by and reading today.

XXX

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Optimum PhytoEnergise….3 in 1 Moisture Balm, Primer and Mask

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

My skin sometimes looks like it could do with a bit of a pick me up because it can look a bit dull and grey, and regular readers will know that I’m a huge fan of Superdrug own brand products and I have been trying out the newest of their Optimum range of skincare, PhytoEnergise. Containing Early Boost, an active ingredient, Taurine which is extracted from Seaweed and is said to help revive and pep up the complexion, reducing the signs of tired looking skin. This is Optimum PhytoEnergise 3 in 1 Moisture Balm, Primer and Mask.

This is a 30ml size tube, when I squeezed out some product to apply to my skin I discovered that a little really does go a long way. It smells gorgeous, very fresh fragrance and it’s said that this will give you instant radiance which to be honest I didn’t notice. What I did notice though was the instant hydration and smoothness of my skin. I wanted to give it a go as a primer, so I patted a little extra onto my cheeks where I have large pores, on my chin where I have some old acne scars from my teens, I always hate those. My pores and scars didn’t disappear fully but the two areas looked smoother, and it holds onto my foundation too, rather nicely. I have used it as a mask by just applying it thickly to my skin and leaving it for about 10 minutes then wiped off the excess. I could feel that it’s quite cooling and tingly on my face, and I just loved how soft and smooth my skin felt afterwards too. If I was to criticize this balm in any way I would just say that it needs to be a bigger tube, and I shall be using it only when I wear makeup, for me personally it’s perfect as a hydrating primer.

Right now in Superdrug this is half price, HERE. And also on selected products in the Optimum range of skincare.

Thank you for stopping by and reading today.

XXX

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Optimum PhytoEnergise Glycolic Cleansing Pads…

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

Firstly, if you have been here before, what do you think of my new blog header? I think it looks a bit more “grown up” Obviously thanks go to my other half Mark for making the change for me. So onto the business in hand and the reason why you are here (hopefully)

Regular readers will know my passion and love for Superdrug own brand products, especially B. Skincare and B. Makeup which I’ve featured quite heavily recently, the other range I have a penchant for is the Optimum skincare range. There are a few Optimum posts if you’d care to read, HERE.

Over the next few posts I shall be sharing the Optimum PhytoEnergise range, Superdrug’s latest skincare range set to rival some of the more expensive high-end skincare, but at a fraction of the price,  making great skincare more accessible to those of us on a smaller budget.

So Optimum PhytoEnergise then is a range of skincare products that is formulated using something called Early Boost, an active ingredient containing the amino acid taurine, which is said to provide the skin with a kick of energy. Optimum have given us a “purse friendly” (says Superdrug) alternative to the more high-end more expensive taurine based skincare. Early Boost is well-known for its anti-inflammation and energising properties and it’s extracted from Jania Rubens seaweed, said to help skin that has become dull and tired looking. There are three vegan friendly Optimum PhytoEnergise products in the range, Glycolic Cleansing Pads, Refreshing Eye Gel and 3 in 1 Moisture Balm, Primer and Mask. I shall be bringing all them to you, I’m starting today with the Glycolic Cleansing Pads.

I have always wanted to get my hands on a Glycolic cleansing pad, and I did actually purchase a pot of another Superdrug own brand pads a couple of weeks ago, and I shall share them with you another time. This range though is another Superdrug brand, Optimum and these are the Glycolic Cleansing Pads. They are a deep cleansing pad which will help to minimise the look of large pores and helps in the retexturising the skin’s surface, leaving it looking brighter and less grey and dull looking. I have been using these pads for over a month now. I started by using them every morning but I was literally over exfoliating my skin, I was suffering from breakouts and sore dry patches around my mouth. I stopped using them for a week then began again, but I now just use them twice a week. I mainly use them in the mornings after first cleansing my face with my usual cleanser. I then sweep a pad over my face avoiding the eye area and lips. These really have given my skin a glow, my cheeks are looking quite rosy right now! I will never get rid of my enlarged pores I don’t think, they have occurred due to ageing to be honest. But my skin is so smooth to the touch and certainly a lot more fresh looking now. These will most definitely be in my morning skincare routine now, and if you feel you would like to give them a go they are currently better than half price in Superdrug HERE. Be aware that when using the Glycolic Cleansing pads they may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Apply an SPF after use.

Thank you for stopping by today.

XXX

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Pureplex Bond Reconstructing Shampoo and Conditioner…

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

I bet I have the best conditioned hair in my town! Well maybe. Although I could have, because it is cleansed and conditioned with the help of Knight And Wilson, the hair care people that has become my new favourite. I recently coloured my hair Rose Gold with the Knight and Wilson Colour Freedom Metallic Glory Rose Gold hair dye. You can read my review HERE. I had a conditioning treatment after that using the Pureplex Hair Repair System and you can see my review HERE. Now to keep my hair in this tip-top condition I’m using the Pureplex Bond Reconstructing Shampoo and the Conditioner.

Let me tell you about the shampoo. This shampoo has been especially designed to be used daily (if you are a daily washer of hair) specifically for coloured, bleached, highlighted, any chemical treatment in fact AND for hair that is ageing, hair that is easily broken. It’s formulated with the Aminofix Bond Reconstructor and although its sulphate free it gently cleanses the hair and also helps to repair any damage caused by heated appliances and chemicals. The shampoo helps to build the hair’s structure and also it protects it from any harm you will do to the hair in the future. I for one will not stop colouring my hair! As for ingredients it has Shea Butter, Argan Oil and Panthenol (which is a form of vitamin B5) The Pureplex shampoo also contains UV filters.

The first thing I noticed when I squeezed this rich creamy shampoo into my hand is the fragrance, its gorgeous and fresh and “apple-y” I used a good-sized amount of product for my first shampoo because my hair is so thick. Thankfully it’s not too lathery,  I don’t have a shower so I have to wash my hair over the bath every time with a jug. The first shampoo rinsed out really easily and I could feel the squeak from my hair. I did a second shampoo using less of the product and paid more attention to massaging my scalp, this time there was a bit more lather although it rinsed away very clearly. I then combed my hair through with a wide toothed comb ready for the Pureplex Conditioner and it was already easy to comb when wet.

The conditioner too is so creamy and rich in consistency and like the shampoo has the fresh and apple scent. I used about a dessert spoonful of product in my hand and worked it through my hair, not reaching my scalp though. I let the conditioner work into my hair for a couple of minutes then rinsed out thoroughly. It was easy to rinse out when using my old jug method, I didn’t feel as though there was any residue left on my hair. I then wrapped my hair in a towel and left it to soak up the excess water rather than rub my hair as I usually do. Running a brush through my hair when its wet is so easy after using this glorious conditioner, didn’t struggle with any knots at all. I more often than not leave my hair to dry naturally but if I do use my  hairdryer it dries fantastically with no flyaway bits of hair. I always dry my hair using the nozzle downwards so as not to “ruffle” up the shaft of the hair, this will help with keeping the hair smoother looking.

After being introduced to all the ranges of hair products by Knight and Wilson I shall be purchasing more from the brand I really am enjoying everything that I’ve tried so far. If you would like to try them for yourself you can find them in your local Superdrug store or online HERE.

Teresa

XXX

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