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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*PR sample*

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.

This post contains PR samples

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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*

 

Bee Peel by Heaven Skincare.. “A Face Lift in a Jar”

 Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

Today I’m coming to you with a new product from the fabulous Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Skincare. This is the Bee Peel which was gifted to me by Deborah, and is the newest of Heaven Skincare products/treatments.

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The packaging is just Heavenly! The beautiful shiny silver “apple” sits nestled inside a plush white box with the heaven* branding in black. Alongside the gorgeous silver sphere is a cute little silver spatula for scooping the product from the jar without having to use fingers. The spatula has a magnetic tip which means you can attach it to the lid of the jar while not in use, it really does look like a beautiful ornament on your dresser then. I’ve never seen such a beautiful skincare product!

Let me first tell you what the amazing ingredients are in this wonder product. It of course contains Deborah’s patented formula ABEETOXIN* which is known as a natural and non invasive Botox replacement containing bee venom. Other ingredients are pretty special too, like Organic Coconut Oil, Honey Extract, Apple Extract, Glycolic Acid and Raw Cane Sugar. Put them all together and we have the most fabulous treatment for re-surfacing the skin. Pigmentation, scarring, dullness and blemishes can all be helped by Bee Peel treatment. It will gently exfoliate, plump and also hydrate the skin, and will boost Collagen for a more radiant younger looking complexion. Bee Peel will help reduce lines and wrinkles, it will also firm the skin too. It can be used all over the face for a complete peel treatment, or just on the areas that are more of a concern to you. It’s also multi-tasking, use it on any dry areas on the body like hands, elbows and feet! It’s recommended that if you use it on delicate areas like the eyes, not to use more than 3 times a week, and I don’t think I would use the Bee Peel as an overnight mask, I shall be using my Silver Bee Venom or Gold Bee Venom masks for an overnight treatment.

So what did I think of Heaven Skincare Bee Peel? Firstly I noticed the consistency, it’s like a rich moisturiser, and then I took a sniff. It’s quite a clinical smell, very fresh and clean which I love. I don’t have a Heaven cleanser, so I just used one from the High Street. After cleansing I decided to go all out and use the Bee Peel all over my face, and because it’s so rich, you don’t need to use a lot of product a little really does go a long way. I smoothed it all over my face making sure I applied it on areas that bother me most, like above my top lip, my nose to mouth lines and between my eyes. Wow, did my face tingle! I don’t mind the tingling, it wasn’t unpleasant for me at all, however the tingle does subside after a few moments. I left the Bee Peel on my face to do it’s thing for 10 minutes only to start with before I removed it with a clean, dampened face cloth. Afterwards, my skin felt so soft to touch, I took a look in the mirror and what I noticed was how smooth more radiant  and plump my skin looked. My pores were a lot less noticeable on my cheeks, lines around my lips were plumped out with an all over more smooth appearance. My number 11’s between my eyes had disappeared completely! This really did give me instant results and that makes me very happy!

If you would like to treat yourself to Heaven Skincare Bee Peel click the link HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today

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Timeless Truth Glacial Snow Algae and Hyaluronic Bio Cellulose Mask

Hello loves, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

Today I am sharing with you another award winning mask from Timeless Truth. This is the Snow Algae & Hyaluronic Bio Cellulose Mask.

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I think regular readers of Elegant Ageless Beauty will know how much I love the Timeless Truth sheet mask experience, so after this mask won Silver at the Pure Beauty Awards in November, Angela from Timeless Truth asked me if I would like to try it and of course I jumped at the chance, and I’m so glad I did!

So what’s Snow Algae? It’s a very hardy plant found on the glaciers of Switzerland, and because of the conditions it lives in, as an ingredient for this mask can provide protection for the skin and therefore keeping it plump and young-looking by boosting collagen. There is Hyaluronic Acid in the mask which is in there to provide moisture to collagen to help keep skin youthful and supple.

This really is a beautifully cooling mask, it even felt very cool to the touch before I opened it so I knew it was going to be good for me! It’s a Bio cellulose mask which fits the contours of the face to allow the serum to sink right into the skin, it’s easy to apply too. The mask is encased between two pieces of gauze which you remove. I always remove one side first, apply the mask in place on my face then remove the second layer of gauze. Because the mask is so full of creamy serum it can be quite slippy when applying so leaving the gauze on one side gives more grip to get the perfect application.

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When applied to the skin you will find it to be so incredibly cooling, which is fantastic if you suffer from those hot flushes by the way. There are flaps to place over the eyes so you can lay back and relax for at least ten minutes if you want too. I leave my mask on for about 30 minutes for a really intense treatment. When I removed the mask I massaged the serum into my face and massaged down my neck too. I noticed how plump and smooth looking my skin was. My number 11s between my eyes have diminished, the slight lines on my top lip are faded too. Overall my skin is soft and moisturised and feeling in great condition. I didn’t apply a moisturiser after my mask treatment, and at the end of the day my skin was still feeling moisturised, I had no dryness at all. This really is another gorgeous sheet face mask from Timeless Truth. If you would like to try this or any Timeless Truth mask you can find them HERE.

Thank you for stopping by and reading today.

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Trying and Testing Heaven Skincare Bee Peel…

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

A couple of weeks ago I had such a wonderful surprise, a very unexpected gift from Heaven Skincare! It’s their new treatment product, Bee Peel.

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Please just take a moment to enjoy the beauty of the packaging, it’s a stunning silver apple. The “stalk” is actually a cute little spoon to scoop the product from the jar, it’s attached to the lid by a magnet. It’s surely the most beautiful looking skincare product in the world!

My lovelies, I’ve had one treatment already and I’m going to have another couple of treatments before coming back to give you my final thoughts, there is already quite a bit I have to tell you about Bee Peel from Heaven Skincare, it’s all good and I’m enjoying using it.

I am incredibly lucky to have been sent this amazing gift from Heaven Skincare and to be able to share it with readers of Elegant Ageless Beauty. Thank you Deborah, I am so grateful to you for all you have done, allowing me to use such wonderful skincare products.

I shall be back soon with with a full review, I hope you will come back for that.

Teresa

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