Becoming “Skin Intelligent” with Juliette Armand…

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

Don’t worry I’m not here to blind you with skin science, I’m here simply to share with you three skincare products that I’ve been sent to trial and review here on EAB.  This is a range of skincare by Juliette Armand. The company says:

“The Juliette Armand brand boasts 210 products and 40 treatments across the Elements, Skin Boosters and Sun Film ranges. Based on extensive and detailed scientific research, the brand creates innovative, non-invasive cosmetics that help clients to feel good in their own skin”

I have a serum, a moisturiser and an eye cream to share with you today. Firstly though, look at the bright orange and white packaging I feel it’s so clean-looking isn’t it! Let me tell you about the serum first.

This is the Chronos Therapy Hydra Antitox Serum by Juliette Armand.  Chronos Therapy is as the company says a “treatment that repairs marks that time may leave on the skin. The therapy prevents and repairs damage to skin over time without using injections” It’s deeply moisturising and anti-aging. It contains Matrixyl which is a peptide that stimulates collagen and helps the skin to repair, and there’s Vitamins A and E within the serum too helping to plump and hydrate the skin. It’s the pump-action delivery system that I love to see in a face product, giving the amount needed and there is no risk of contamination of the product inside. The pump is of the twist up type, which means there is no lid to keep faffing around with. When I first started to use the three products I was using 2 pumps worth of the serum after cleansing and toning. After a few days I noticed I was getting a few spots so I dropped to using just the 1 pump worth of product,  and after using for a month I haven’t been troubled by spots any more. I always apply serum by pressing it into my skin so it was the same when using this one too. It sinks beautifully into my skin, and without any stickiness, I just leave for a few minutes before applying moisturiser.

With Avocado Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E added to this product that Juliette Armand calls an  “Anti- Surgery System” that lifts and tightens and adds glow to the skin, to treat wrinkles by contraction of the facial muscles. I can actually feel a slight tingle on my face when I’ve applied it and not in an uncomfortable way either, it’s in fact fabulous to feel that a product is working. It’s not highly fragranced but it does smell absolutely delightful! After applying Skin Boosters Anti Wrinkle Cream I left it to do its work for a few minutes before applying my foundation, and my foundation went on beautifully. A super base for makeup, and my skin feels so hydrated at the same time too. After a month of using the combo of the Juliette Armand serum and anti wrinkle cream my skin is looking and feeling fabulous. I gave up smoking 10 months ago, and obviously cigarettes had left me with those horrid top lip wrinkles, but I am so happy to say that they are now less noticeable since using these products! I need some more, I am loving this! Anyone for eye cream? Oh here you are then!

Regular readers of my blog will probably know I love me an eye cream. AND I love this eye cream. The Juliette Armand Opsis Therapy Lift Anti – Wrinkle Eye Cream. Yes it did look frightening when I first saw the syringe, but it’s only packaging no needles at all! There’s that Matrixyl 3000 peptide within this product, that stimulates collagen, there’s also Vitamin E too. When the top of the syringe is pressed to release the product it releases enough to pop onto both eyes. I used it all around the orbital area in an upwards and outwards motion, also taking it onto my brow bone sweeping upwards as well. The “nib” of the applicator is meant to be used to massage the product onto the eye area, but to be honest I used my finger. I have been using this eye cream for just over a month now, and my eye area is looking pretty good for a 57-year-old who sleeps badly. I find that at the end of the day my under eyes are still feeling hydrated and wrinkles are so fine now. Concealer used to make my under eyes feel dry after a time, but not any longer. Some rich eye creams also can leave me with puffiness under the eyes and I’ve ended up with a bit of Milia too which was annoying, but I don’t have to worry with this beauty!

I have thoroughly enjoyed using my products from Juliette Armand, I think my favourite has got to be the eye cream. If you would like to check out the products for yourself the link is HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today..

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On Trial…..

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

I just thought I’d share with you some new skincare that I’m currently trialing and then review in a few weeks on my blog. I was sent moisturiser, serum and eye cream from a brand that I’ve not heard of before. Juliette Armand. I will tell you more about the company in my review post, soon.

I’ve been using it for just a week and it’s so far so good. Yes that is a syringe you see before you, but it’s not a needle don’t worry, it’s the delivery system of the eye cream, did I like it? I’ll tell you in a couple of weeks time when I come back with my review. Hope to see you then.

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Bio Essence 24K Gold Miracle Finisher

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

There’s a bright golden skincare range on the shelves in Superdrug right now, and I’ve been sent a product from Bio – Essence, which contains 24k GOLD! This is the 24k Gold Miracle Finisher.

The packaging itself is just a beauty to behold, all golden and bright! The product is delivered by a pump-action so that you can get the correct amount needed for your application. If you don’t like silicon-y feels on your skin, then this isn’t for you. But I don’t dislike that feeling so I have carried on using the Miracle Finisher.

It’s exactly what it says on the bottle it’s a “finisher” for your skin, the final step in your skincare routine before you apply your makeup. It’s enriched with 24K Bio-Gold, Bio Mineral Amino Acid and Bio Energy Fluid for a healthy glow, and protection for your skin from harmful pollutants. It’s a lovely base for makeup as it minimises the look of my large pores and seems to  mattify the skin making it feel soft and smooth, but due to the 24k gold it still gives my skin a slight glowy appearance. I’m not a huge fan of a glittery face, I like a matte finish, then add some glow later, so this has the right amount of glow for me. My lines and wrinkles did have a slight smoothed out appearance but not greatly. The only thing that I do have to find out though, is about applying SPF, do I apply it underneath the Finisher, if so is it going to inhibit the protection of my SPF? I’ll find out and get back to you.

I am enjoying using the Bio- Essence Miracle Finisher, which is available at Superdrug on the High Street or online, where right now you can save 1/3rd on selected Bio-Essence products HERE. I’d like to try a cleanser, toner and a moisturiser in a couple of weeks when I’m able to shop again, at the moment I’m on a “no buy” for a while.

Thank you for stopping by today..

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Heaven Skincare Prism Age Defiance Cream … My Thoughts

I am seriously nervous about writing and posting my review on this new Heaven Skincare product. It uses technology that I really don’t understand at all. I’m not a scientist, I’m not a beauty therapist or a skin specialist, I’m just someone who enjoys using beauty products and then writing about them here on Elegant Ageless Beauty. This product was sent to me for review.

Heaven’s newest product is the Prism Age Defiance Cream, an anti-aging cream which is made all the more powerful when in contact with a light source! This is the part I don’t understand, so I’m going to be honest with you, I’m just going to tell you how the Prism cream worked for me. This is what Heaven says

“Prism Age Defiance Cream is a revolutionary anti-ageing moisturiser that on contact with any light source generates smoother, tighter skin actually reversing the signs of damage & ageing from sunlight, light and pollutants. a natural sun care boosts collagen on exposure to UVA, UVB and Infrared light. protects you from visible light from mobile phones, tablets and computers”

Let’s talk ingredients. Organic Coconut Absolute is the base oil, with Vitamins B5 and E in there too as is  Hyaluronic Acid. The amino acid called L-Carnosine packs a punch in anti-aging skincare and it’s within this beauty also, to help skin cells to reproduce quicker, it especially helps with deep-set wrinkles and helps to reduce the appearance of age spots and skin that is thinning.

Prism Age Defiance from Heaven Skincare has all these amazing features, It helps to protect against sun damage, as it protects against skin DNA damage although it is NOT  an SPF, it’s an anti-ageing moisturiser that helps clear spots and prevent further break outs. Which I am so grateful for actually, as it’s worked for  my breakouts, I’ve been suffering terribly recently because I’m trialing other skincare at the moment. Other things I’ve noticed since using the Prism Age Defiance Cream is that my nose to mouth lines (nasolabial folds) are plumped out and less noticeable. As a former smoker I have lines on my top lip that bug the heck out of me, but they too have diminished since using Prism Age Defiance Cream it’s also soft and smooth and moisturised too. This anti-aging cream really is Heavenly, it’s suitable for all skin types, helps with rosacea and sensitive skin too. You will find Heaven Skincare Prism Age Defiance Cream HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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Heaven Skincare LIA Oil Serum.

Hey lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

I’m back to share with you my thoughts on the Heaven Skincare LIA Oil that was sent to me for review here on my blog.

As you can see the bottle is pretty special looking isn’t it? Inside the oil is pretty special too! The base oil ingredients are Organic Soya Bean, Carrot Oil, Jojoba, Rosehip, Grapeseed oils. Essential Oils packing a punch in the oil serum are Organic Rose Absolute, Neroli, Lavender and  Patchouli. It’s the fragrance of Lavender oil that hits me in the nose, my favourite floral smell ever, it’s just gorgeous. There is also Vitamins A and E within the oil serum too.

This intense oil serum is great for reducing redness and helps to calm Rosacea. I suffer from redness on my chin and cheeks, not too much but enough to make me want to conceal it when I go out, and since using the oil serum it has calmed down considerably. I’ve been using my oil mainly at night massaged into cleansed skin, then add my night cream or my Heaven Bee Venom mask on top. The following morning my skin is looking so radiant and glowing, and it’s not from hot flushes either! I have used my LIA oil serum during the day mixed into a moisturiser that’s from the high street to give the budget product more of a boost, and does it? Well yes it does. I have a high street Vitamin E day cream which I found to be unsuitable for my dry skin, it wasn’t moisturising enough, so I added some of the LIA oil Serum to it and now I can use it up because it’s working beautifully. There is absolutely no greasiness or slippery sticky skin from using the LIA oil, it sinks into the skin leaving it rejuvenated, nourished and pampered and very soft and smooth looking.

I’ve used the LIA oil serum in other ways too, massaged into my nails after removing polish to nourish them, and I also found it fantastic to smooth a little through the mid lengths of my hair! A gorgeous luxurious multi tasking oil serum! You can find the Heaven Skincare LIA Oil Serum on the website HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today..

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Ellora Beauty….. Intensive Repair Night Cream…

Hiya! Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

I’m sharing with you today another beautiful product that was sent to me to review here on Elegant Ageless Beauty from Ellora Beauty. Regular readers will know that I’ve really taken to this new skincare brand, and the product I’m sharing with you today is the Intensive Repair Night Cream.

This is one of the richest scrummiest night creams I have ever used! End of review. Ha ha, no seriously the Ellora Intensive Repair Night Cream is fantastic yes, it is a superb night time moisturiser for me, after using in my night time routine the following morning my skin looks glowing, instead of grey looking, it’s soft and supple instead of sticky and clammy, I have rosy cheeks too! And it’s all down to the wonderful science and ingredients that goes into all of Ellora Beauty’s products.

With Swiss Apple Stem Cell, Damask Rose and Mountain Tea to help keep the skin nourished, smooth and plumped. Then there’s Vitamin A, E and D to help the skins natural moisture to be maintained, it’s what helps give my skin that gorgeous glow that I wake up with. Suitable for normal, dry and sensitive skin and  with absolutely no animal testing, no parabens, no mineral oils, and no synthetic colouring are to be found in any of Ellora’s skincare.

If you would like to try this or any of  Ellora Beauty’s products there is a 10% discount if  you use the code  ELEGANTAGELESSBEAUTY at the checkout  HERE.

Thank you for reading today.

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DHC Deep Cleansing Oil…

So I’m a bit late to the party when it comes to using this brand that is well-known among many a beauty blogger. This is Japanese brand DHC, who specialise in skincare using Virgin Olive Oil, one of the best ingredients for the upkeep of healthy young-looking skin, and this is the Deep Cleansing Oil where FYI, 1 is sold every 10 seconds worldwide, and that’s a fact!

The packaging is clean and simple looking, it’s a pump dispensing method while the bottle is plastic, great for me being so clumsy at the moment, it’s not going to break if I drop it, hey! The main ingredients are Olive Oil and there is also some Rosemary Oil in there too, it’s so rich in vitamins and antioxidants to help keep the skin looking and feeling nourished and hydrated after cleansing. It’s said it can tackle even the most waterproof of makeup, even waterproof mascara. So yay to that, I can use waterproof mascara, at last. (I need to curl my eyelashes you see, and a waterproof mascara will hold a curled lash the best) I just need to purchase one now. So how did I get on with this beautifully rich amber looking cleanser? Read on.

I used just one pump worth in  my hand, it’s not a thin runny oil so it didn’t run out of my fingers. I put my hands together to transfer some oil to my other hand too. I continued to massage the oil over my face and gently over my eyes. While I was massaging my face I noticed the fragrance, while not horrible or unpleasant it does smell like a rich oil, and I like it! I think I massaged my face and around my eyes for a couple of minutes I was thoroughly enjoying the cleansing oil experience. The DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is water-soluble, so I added a bit of water to my hands and massaged over my face where the oil turned a milky white. You can if you wish just completely rinse off the oil cleanser plus makeup and grime with water alone, but I do prefer to use a wet face flannel or muslin cloth to rinse off all types of cleanser, so I treated this exactly the same. Afterwards? Wow, I love how my face felt, it was clean, refreshed, smooth and not at all dry and tight, there was no trace of mascara left on my lashes, all eyeshadow was gone, primer, foundation and concealer all gone, absolutely amazing cleansing. I guess also, when used regularly the olive oil will nourish my eyelashes too, and for me that can be a good thing as it’s one of a number of things that is depressing me with the aging process, that my eye lashes have become sparse.

It looks like the DHC Cleansing Oil is on sale at the moment for just £21.60 on the UK website HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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*PR Gifted for review*

Ellora Beauty… High Performance Day Moisturiser..

Hello lovely people, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty..

Here’s the second product from the fabulous new skincare company that I’ve been trialing over the last few weeks it’s of course Ellora Beauty, and this is the High Performance Day Moisturiser.

Thank you to Ellora Beauty for allowing me to use their image in my blog, I had many many sachets of the moisturiser to use rather than the full sized product, so Mark has had this post off so to speak! Mind you he hasn’t got off too lightly, he’s just photographed the night cream for me. Anyhow, on with the review of this beauty.

Packed with beautiful ingredients such as Swiss Apple Stem Cell to combat the visible signs of aging, Advanced Peptide Complex which helps to smooth the look of wrinkles and facial lines, and helps to improve the elasticity of the skin. Beautiful Damask Rose, Red Clover and Mountain Tea Extracts all help to nourish smooth and plump up the look of the skin.

As I’ve got older my skin has become quite dull looking, so I really need products to put the brightness back into my face, and the High Performance Day Moisturiser does just that. After using for a few weeks now, my skin is softer and a lot brighter in fact it does have a rosy  glow. The gorgeous thick cream is a joy to use, a little goes a long way, and the delicious fragrance enlivens the senses too, which is so needed in the mornings. It readies my face for makeup giving me the perfect base for my foundation or BB cream. This is a 50ml (1.7fl oz) jar of gorgeousness! If you would like to purchase this and more Ellora Beauty products you can use ELEGANTAGELESSBEAUTY for a 10% discount on ALL Ellora products, and there is FREE MAINLAND UK DELIVERY too! HERE.

The Ellora Beauty Night Cream review will be here soon!

All Ellora products have been gifted to me for review.

Ellora Beauty…. Cleansing Beauty Milk..

Hello loves, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a lovely lady from a brand new skincare company asking me if I would like to review some of their products on EAB. It’s a British brand with fantastic ethics so I jumped at the chance, please let me introduce to you to ELLORA BEAUTY.

Ellora Beauty is a new skincare range that uses “state of the art biotech ingredients with the most efficacious botanicals, channelling them into high performance skincare products”  It’s cruelty free, so not tested on animals. Sustainable ingredient sourcing is used, and with environmentally friendly packaging too! Fabulous! Ellora Beauty have a wonderful website explaining completely the science behind their brand, I will leave all links at the end of this post for you to have a read. In the meantime let me share with you the first of 4 products I have from the company, this is the Cleansing Beauty Milk…

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A huge 150ml in a lovely pump action dispensary bottle that gives you the amount you need for a thorough cleanse, and it smells amazing, a joy to use, it’s like Springtime in a bottle! Although called a cleansing milk it’s more like a beautiful rich cream, full of amazing ingredients like Swiss Apple Stem Cells to fight the visible signs of ageing, Damask Rose and Mountain Tea are in there to nourish the skin, and Red Clover Extract which is rich in isoflavones and helps to give a more refined look to the skin and leaving it looking and feeling soft and smooth.

This is how I have been using my beautiful Cleansing Beauty Milk. I applied 2 pumps of beauty milk onto my hands and then massaged over my face neck and decollete for a couple of minutes, using upward circular motions, as recommended on the pack. You can then remove it by splashing it off with warm water or use cotton wool, I prefer to use a wet face cloth/muslin cloth to remove ALL my cleansers so I treated this no different. After I had removed it, my face felt so clean and refreshed, it was smooth and glowing, not a trace of grime and makeup was left behind, and my skin wasn’t dry and tight at all afterwards. I love to use this cleansing milk as my morning cleanse, it just refreshes the senses to waken me up, it really is a gorgeous cleanser that I’m enjoying using. Suitable for all skin types and just £16 it wont break the bank either, and you can purchase using the code ELEGANTAGELESSBEAUTY for a 10% discount on ALL Ellora products HERE.

 If you want to know the science bit, have a look HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today

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Optimum PhytoFreeze by Superdrug.. Face and Neck Cream.

Hiya lovelies, Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty!

 I have written a few reviews on Superdrug’s own range of  science based skincare, Optimum, and January saw the launch of their new PhytoFreeze Face & Neck Cream and Eye Cream. These two products offer an “instant anti-wrinkle effect, helping to tighten the skin and give an instant lifting effect” They both contain a unique active ingredient called Vin-upLift, and based on Swiss Ice Wine which has been produced from naturally frozen grapes, it’s very rich in certain sugars and polysaccharides which is meant to give instant lift and moisture to the skin. The grapes are actually harvested from Swiss vineyards and are picked by hand after the first fall of snow in Winter when the grapes have been frozen on the vine. Okay, so that’s the “science” bit, what did I think to the products? I’ll start with the Face and Neck Cream!

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Firstly, can I just say that I love the pretty pink/purple packaging! I also love that this cream has a pump-action delivery system, so you get just the right amount you need to use. There is beautiful Shea Butter in the face and neck cream, which helps with softening and conditioning of the skin, Vitamin E is also present to help protect the skin from environmental damage which would lead to premature aging of the skin. There is a lovely fresh fragrance to it, not heavy or synthetic at all.

So did it deliver an instant effect? For me not right away, my skin certainly wasn’t lifted instantly, although there was instant smoothness and hydration from just the one pump worth that I massaged using upward and outward motion to help with the lifting effect. I used another one pump worth to massage upwards on my neck and decollete. Again the smoothness and hydration I got from the cream to that area is lovely. For me, the lifting effect wasn’t instant. Now, after a few weeks of using the Face and Neck cream my skin is definitely firmer looking and my neck is a lot less saggy looking. Out of all the Optimum products I’ve tried, this is my favourite for sure.

Just a quick word about using this cream under makeup. I found applying foundation straight away I got a bit of “roll off” where the product collected into little balls leaving my face looking patchy. I now apply my foundation after leaving the cream to sink in for about 15 minutes, now I don’t have a problem.

At Superdrug the Optimum PhtytoFreeze Face and Neck Cream is normally £14.99, right now there is an offer of 2 for  £12.00 on selected Optimum PhytoFreeze products. HERE.

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Organic and Botanic Mandarin Orange Restorative Eye Serum

Hello my loves, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty…

I’ve not really used an eye serum as part of my skincare regime I’ve always plumped for an eye cream, but I’ve recently been using one from the Organic & Botanic range that they very kindly sent to me. This is the Mandarin Orange Restorative Eye Serum.

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A pipette type delivery system for this eye serum that’s held within a little brown glass bottle. I do love the simple packaging, everything is recyclable.  But it’s the ingredients that packs a punch for me. Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Chamomile Flower and Starflower Seed Oil to name just a few, and it’s all organic and all ethically sourced. Absolutely no Parabens, no preservatives and no animal testing in any product from Organic & Botanic!

When I first received my eye serum I wasn’t sure how to use it. I thought that a serum is used before a moisturiser, but after cleansing I applied it to under my eyes, around my brow bone and paid particular attention to the outer corners. I use my ring finger all the time as this has the lightest touch, to pat the product into the skin. You don’t need to use a lot of serum, a little really does go a long way. As I was applying the serum I noticed how fruity the fragrance is, it’s gorgeous! It feels like a very light oil, but doesn’t feel oily, if that makes sense. It sank into my skin straight away , leaving the skin feeling completely hydrated. I’ve also been using this lovely eye serum underneath an eye cream as a treatment “mask” overnight, and this has worked beautifully for me. It doesn’t leave me with puffy eyes the following morning which did worry me that it would.

Organic & Botanic Mandarin Orange Restorative Eye Serum is £69 for 15ml, and this is going to last a good few months. If you would like to take a look at this and other beautiful products go HERE.

Teresa

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*This product was sent to me for review*